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Lancaster Favorite Holiday Traditions

Lancaster Favorite Holiday Traditions


As autumn draws closer and the end of the year is finally on the horizon, most people are gearing up for one of the most beloved seasons of the year: the holidays. No matter what you celebrate or with whom, one thing’s for sure: everyone has their favorite local traditions that make this time of year extra sweet.

Whether it’s heading downtown to catch the famous tree lighting and tuba playing in the square, taking a day to hit your favorite stores with friends, or noshing on your favorite locally-made treats, there’s so much to love abou Lancaster at the end of the year. That’s why we asked readers and Lancaster citizens to tell us what their most time-honored traditions are… who knows, it might even inspire you to change up your routine!

“Tuba Christmas downtown! Love it, along with the tree lighting.”

– Noreene Sweeney

“We get cinnamon rolls from the Lyndon Diner to eat for breakfast on Christmas morning!”

– Stephanie Townrow

“Girlfriends' downtown shopping day that starts with brunch and ends with drinks. We never have enough time to get to all the shops we love. Oh, and if you're including the county? The Lititz Moravian Christmas Vigil Lovefeast is a nice holiday tradition.”

– Karen Lehman

“Tuba Christmas! And that terrific Santa at Park City who will even take pictures with pets.”

– Cynthia Krom

“Taking a day with some girl friends to eat, drink, and shop local in Downtown Lititz every December.”

– Christina Diehl

“Auchenbachs Long Johns Christmas morning.”

– Timbrel Chyatee Adidala

“Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas!”

– Ðĵ Ramsay

“Driving around the city and developments to check out how our neighbors have their houses decorated.”

– Becky Parfitt

“Irish Christmas through the Ware Center at Millersville!!!!!”

– Abigale Comp-lewis

“My daughter loves to visit Santa at the Marriott, then walking downtown and enjoying all of the lights and the tree. I love the holiday feeling in the air! It also doesn’t feel like Christmas until I listen to the tuba Christmas carols while shopping at central market.”

– Juliana McKenney Dailey

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