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“Really puts you in the mood for the holidays”

National Christmas Center
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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)
MD
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really puts you in the mood for the holidays”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stopped here to kill a little time, but my two year old was enchanted and I just loved it. It takes a while if you really take the time to examine everything- tons of stuff in here. Best thing for me was my son, who right now is a little afraid of Santa, was allowed to take a llooonnggg time just visiting with Santa, with no pressure to take photos or move on. It was a really nice experience cell with the price of admission.

Visited December 2012
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Lehman, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Wish I had more time to see everything...”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I am not easily impressed by museums such as this one, and I was mislead into thinking that it would we kind of a tourist-trap. HOW WRONG I WAS! As we wandered through the rooms of various displays, I couldn't help but wonder about all of the workit must have took to put everything together. There was more Christmas in one room then anywhere I have ever seen before. There is Santa's Workshop, a walk through story book about the animals at Christmas, Santas and nativites from all over the world, and a room that is designed like underneath a tree, trains and all. Everything was very intracately designed. My favorite part of the tour was the walk through that showed you how Mary and Joseph likely lived. Even though they where only figures, we found it somewhat emotional to see Mary and baby Jesus at the end of the tour.

The gift shop was great, but seemed a bit expensive. The tour was $12 for adults. This attraction was a bit crowded because it was Christmas time. Overall, 4 out of 5!

Visited December 2012
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Bensalem, PA
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING!!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I was there with a group of friends a few days ago and had no idea the place was this big and this much fun!
Anyone who does not feel that is is worth a 5 star review is truly a Christmas GRINCH!
Take your family .. you will Love it!

Visited December 2012
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit, especially around the holidays!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Quite a display of Christmas memorabilia & more!!! It's amazing how much work went into this place!! Kind of pricey, but it's not like you're going to go there over & over again. It is something to see, though....once.

Visited November 2012
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cape may court house nj
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Although on a major thoroughfare, it isn't very impressive from the road. Once inside, you are treated to a major Christmas experience. The various "Santa" displays are beautifully done with explanations from each country. Nativity scenes from around the world, ranging in size from tiny to life sized, are unbelievable. An "oldtime" department store brings back memories of childhood. It really shouldn't be missed.

Visited December 2012
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