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National Christmas Center - CLOSED

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Robert D wrote a review Jun 2019
Damascus, Maryland141 contributions220 helpful votes
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 Traditional Holiday Treasure!!!) an AMAZING site to see...and now still is, thanks to their new owners. I went last November during their final season at their previous location (Lincoln Hwy in Paradise, PA), and now can look forward to returning...just in a new and also wonderfully beautiful & historic place. I know it is a drive from the DC region...but go, your heart & soul will thank you for the experience...again, let your childhood wonderment flourish here. Enjoy! :-D
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Kmdeibler wrote a review Jan 2018
80 contributions22 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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californialady12001 wrote a review Jan 2018
Barnegat Light, New Jersey28 contributions21 helpful votes
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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 sleds. There are history lessons to learn delivered in a beautiful setting that would appeal to people of any age. This place is huge, with something for everyone, and the work that has gone into the museum is nothing short of amazing. I am a lover of anything Christmas, but my husband left with tears in his eyes saying it was one of the most special places he has ever been.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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luvroma2 wrote a review Jan 2018
Reading, PA2,036 contributions4,167 helpful votes
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 in the midst of beautiful Lancaster County farmland. I passed so many Amish horses and buggies on the road that it almost seemed like a movie set - but it was real. What a wonderful place - a true trip down memory lane. So many things that brought back "warm and fuzzy" feelings from Christmases past. I especially loved the recreation of the Woolworth "5 and dime" store - so authentic. The owner is hoping to find a buyer to keep this museum going. I wish him success. I would hate to see this wonderful collection of Christmas items broken up and sold at auction.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Amy S wrote a review Dec 2017
9 contributions5 helpful votes
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 things were when Jesus was born. It’s a must go see if you are a Christmas lover like me!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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