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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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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... read more

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

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had limited time so we only went to the large gift shop. A very nice selection of ornaments. We didn't have time to visit the Christmas displays in the Museum but it looked very interesting.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been here twice and get the holiday feeling both times. It's very nostalgic and if you are 50+ will bring back a lot of childhood memories.

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Pomona, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The National Christmas center is a beautiful and magical place! It takes you back in time. It is a place you must experience! It is great for familes, groups, children and adults of all ages! Worth seeing!!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you like Christmas this amazing surprise will thrill you! I thought it was just a store but was pleasantly surprised to find a museum. It took about an hour and a half to go through and cost $12. It had an animated story as well as historical pieces. Very cool place!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you we born before 1970, you most definitely need to make a stop here. The National Christmas Gallery is far more interesting and spacious than their advertisements lead you to believe. It truly is a magical trip back to your childhood! There are fifteen galleries and each has its own individual feel. We especially enjoyed the Woolworth's display because... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is over 20,000 square feet! There was so much more to this than what I could have imagined. My favorite part was the Christmas tree train set up where it looks like you have shrunk and are underneath a Christmas tree! The stories behind St. Nick and of Christmas are told in many ways from around the world!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our second time visiting this museum. We really enjoy the Woolworth room. Brings back so many memories. There are numerous characters that move or perform some task. The train display is amazing! I especially liked seeing all the nativity sets from other countries. I believe children and adults will find many items of interest to look at. We... More 

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Additional Information about National Christmas Center

Address: 3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
Phone Number: +1 717-442-7950
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Paradise
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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