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National Christmas Center - CLOSED

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*Moved Stone Gables Estates in nearby Elizabethtown, PA (YEAH! -- Because I could live there)

Let loose your inner child in this magical world...incredible. This one is hard to describe... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2019
Robert D
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Damascus, Maryland
Christmas in August

I am so sad to hear that National Christmas Center is closed. We had such an awesome time with two... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
Kmdeibler
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Jun 8, 2019
“*Moved Stone Gables Estates in nearby Elizabethtown, PA (YEAH! -- Because I could live there)”
Jan 11, 2018
“Christmas in August”
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3427 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9621
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Let loose your inner child in this magical world...incredible. This one is hard to describe, because it WAS (they have since recently been bought by and moved to the Stone Gables Estates/Star Barn in Elizabethtown, PA...AWESOME!!! Because I would not want to lose such a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

I am so sad to hear that National Christmas Center is closed. We had such an awesome time with two teenagers last summer. A beautiful tribute to Christmas past. I’m glad we got to experience this lovely place.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kmdeibler
Reviewed January 4, 2018

In Dec 2017, I went there on a whim and my bah-humbug husband came along. Little did we know the magic we would behold. Words truly cannot describe this special place; from the Woolworth 5-10 store, Christmas figurines, war-time christmas postcards, massive train room, old-time...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank californialady12001
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Even though this attraction is only 30 miles from where I live, I never heard about it until I read in my local newspaper that it was closing forever on January 7, 2018. I decided I needed to see it before then. The location is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Wow, this had everything you can remember about Christmas as a kid, a Woolworth’s flashback and an amazing train exhibit like none other but the thing that got me was the walk through Bethlehem and feeling like I got a better feel about the way...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed December 28, 2017

A visit to the National Christmas Center is like going back in time. The place brings back many childhood memories. There is something for everyone here. From the old Woolworth's store exhibit to the characters of Tudor Towne, everyone will leave here with a wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank ScottStemler
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We've been going here for years and absolutely love it! Its such a shame they're closing. We love the nostalgic feel of the museum. You cant find decorations like that anywhere else around here.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mia W
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I really enjoyed visiting the National Christmas Center and am sorry to hear it will be closing its doors for good in a few days. The extensive collections are just phenomenal and I liked the life sized characters. The final section was my favorite as...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank AJfromPA
Reviewed December 27, 2017

This was a real treat. The original owners are closing the store on January 7, 2018 unless they can sell it. They are talking with several potential buyers. It is well done and a very wonderful family experience.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lesliemQ3784HT
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

After years and years of Christmas traditions. This Christmas gem is gonna close down Jan 6 and what a said day that will be.. Yiu see a lot of great eras of Christmas and a lot nativity scenes.

Date of experience: December 2017
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