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“Only on the weekends in Spring” 1 of 5 stars
Review of National Christmas Center

National Christmas Center
3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
717.442.7950
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Paradise
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Boston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Only on the weekends in Spring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stopped in on a Wednesday in late April. Apparently they're only open on the weekends at the moment. Disappointed.

Visited April 2014
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Jupiter, Florida
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“Amazing Christmas Collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't miss the authentic Woolworth's Store display & holiday houses & villages. Loved the opening story of Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus!

Visited December 2013
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Chestertown, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“I could just move in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It was all great ! ANy one of any age who cares at all for Christmas will like it. But if you are a baby boomer or older -- you must go just to relive the experience of shopping at an old timey five and dime like a Wollworth's when they had wooden floors nad couters. I wanted to take home everything in the place. THe train room is an endless delight. Another highlight was the collection of creche sets from around the world.

Visited May 2013
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Kitschy but a fun flash-back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Firstly, the National Christmas Center is a whole lot bigger than it looks. What you expect to be through in an hour takes at least two, so knowing this, the admission seems a little more worthwhile.
The whole tour is filled with decorations and toys from all different eras, and though the animated critters and some of the displays feel a bit kitschy and silly, it's still fun to feel like a kid again.
The end of the tour takes a very religious turn, which I suppose is to be expected, but it just seemed a little odd--to go so suddenly from toy trains and talking critters to people talking in Aramaic.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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“For those who think that the Christmas Spirit is lost, there is hope”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 2 hours there going from room to room. We enjoyed the display on Santa Claus and the nativities from around the world. A must see.

Visited December 2013
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