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National Christmas Center

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Address: 3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
Phone Number: +1 717-442-7950
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Journey through the memories, History and traditions of Christmas in our...
Journey through the memories, History and traditions of Christmas in our 20,000 sqft Museum & Family Attraction. Replica of a Woolworth's Department Store, Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Toyland Train Mountain, TudorTowne Animated Storybook Village, Santa's Workshop and so much more! (Last tour tickets sold 1 hour prior to closing)
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A fantastic display of "everything Christmas". The 'self tour' started out O.K. but seemed like it was going to be a little boring. BUT NO! Every thing began to get more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Macedonia, Ohio
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Macedonia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A fantastic display of "everything Christmas". The 'self tour' started out O.K. but seemed like it was going to be a little boring. BUT NO! Every thing began to get more interesting and incredible as we walked through the exhibits. I HIGHLY recommend this as a stop while you visit the area.

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Altoona, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Exterior does not lead you to believe the excellent displays on the inside. Admission is a little pricey, but well worth it.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a nice place to visit if you are looking for something to do for an 1 or 2. Great displays and atmosphere.

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Evans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family of 5 decided to stop by mostly as a result of the comments made here. We took the museum tour and really enjoyed it. There is so much stuff to see that it's hard to catch everything on display. Give yourself enough time to really take it all in. Look for a coupon on their web site

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Middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

See over 60 years of collections from three families displayed in lifelike settings with a gift shop. learn how other countries celebrate it and the customs around the world. Walk through Santa's workshop. look at the thousands of lights . There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

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Exmore, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband says this is the happiest Place on earth. I thought it was great too but maybe a bit overpriced. Lots of great historical exhibits and we loved the nativity area. It was a bit stuffy in parts of the building and Santa isn't there year-round, although we think we saw him walking around. A fun place to visit.

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Fairfax
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you like Christmas, then you'll love the National Christmas Center. It was the second time I've been there and it was just as interesting and fun. I went with a friend who wasn't all that interested in going but once he got there he just was crazy about it. And, what's not to like? The displays are fabulous, especially... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I cannot begin to describe our experience at the National Christmas Center. The displays was unbelievably beautiful and cannot be taken in within a short visit. You really need to make a long visit in order to really take it all in. The displays are so elaborate and have so many beautiful items to see. You will really feel like... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We recently visited National Christmas Center, on a rather warm day in June, not knowing what to expect. When we pulled up to the almost empty parking lot, I was thinking this is going to turn out to be a quick visit and probably a waste of money. We bought our tickets, and went in. After seeing the first couple... More 

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Covington, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We really weren't interested in touring the museum but we did want to check out the gift shop. It's a small store and is focused on ornaments. (There's a much bigger Christmas store in Ohio Amish country, in Berlin, not related to this store. And, of course, there's the Christmas superstore in Frankenmuth, MI, Bronner's.) I've seen a lot of... More 

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