2 p.m. - Brown's Orchards & Farm Market
Plenty of delightful browsing awaits you - specialty foods, charming gifts, gift baskets, deli, bakery, candy counter and welcoming sunroom flower shop. Enjoy your purchases at "The Brown Bean Café," or venture to the scenic "Orchard Retreat" pavilion.
3 p.m. - Check-in, Hotel TBD
Check in to your hotel of choice. York County has it all: limited service, full service, historic hotels, golf resorts and conference hotels. Check in, unpack and unwind before heading out to dinner.
4:30 p.m. - Turkey Hill Experience
The 26,000-square-foot Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia pays homage to Turkey Hill Dairy's history while highlighting its ice cream- and iced tea-making processes. The Experience includes interactive exhibits (including a chance to make your own ice cream flavor), a café, a gift shop and lots of other fun things for the entire family!
Tour: approx. 1 hour | Cost: Call for group pricing | Reservations Required
6 p.m. - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre (A Christmas Story, November 12-December 31)
Sit down and enjoy your meal and then take in the show. This holiday season, enjoy A Christmas Story! A beloved holiday tradition, the show A Christmas Story comes to life on stage as a musical! Watch Ralphie's hilarious escapade in a desperate quest to make sure that his most perfect gift of all time ends up under his tree this Christmas: the coveted Red Ryder BB gun! Whether your favorite part is Ralphie in a large pink bunny outfit, the dogs eating the Christmas turkey or getting your tongue stuck on a frozen pole, you'll adore this holiday treat!
Dinner and Show: approx. 3 hours | Cost: Call for group pricing | Reservations Required
8 a.m. - Breakfast at Hotel
Fuel up before your fun-filled day in York County
9 a.m. - Sunrise Soap Company
Sunrise Soap Company offers a skin-healthy alternative to many of the harsh soaps found on store shelves. Sunrise soaps are made in small batches, contain high-quality oils extremely beneficial to the skin and produce a wonderful lather. Soaps are made using pure vegetable, coconut and olive oils, shea butter, cocoa butter and castor oil offering a wide - and sometimes wild - selection of fragrances to please everyone. The energetic, 45-minute demonstration will show you how these natural oils are used to make specialty soaps and lotions.
Demonstration: 45 minutes + shopping time |Cost: Free | Reservations Required
10:30 a.m. - York City Pretzel Company
As Downtown York's newest attraction, York City's first craft pretzel bakery is now open. Join York City Pretzel Company downtown and enjoy the Signature Soft Pretzel and beer mustard, wash it down with a Sprecher draft root beer or just stop by to say hello to Central Pennsylvania's newest pretzel bakers. Twist a Bavarian pretzel and take one along with you!
Twisting Experience: 25 minutes | Cost: Call for pricing| Reservations Required
11:30 a.m. - Explore York
Explore Downtown York and the surrounding area. Visit one of the many local restaurants and pubs, theaters and other venues while you stay in York County.
1 p.m. - Roosevelt Tavern (Lunch)
Enjoy entrees made from local produce at the historic Roosevelt Tavern! The menu changes seasonally to reflect the best flavor from local sources. Experience fine dining at a casual price.
Cost: Around $25 | Reservations Required
2:30 p.m. - Stauffer's Factory Outlet
Stop by Stauffer's Factory Outlet store where you can shop in a large store which is handicapped accessible and set up to accommodate bus groups. Known worldwide for Animal Crackers and cookies, Stauffer's Factory Outlet offers a wide variety of other sweet and salty treats delighting shoppers on every visit.
4 p.m. - Christmas Tree Hill
For more than 30 years, Christmas Tree Hill has delivered the newest, most exciting and most unique showcase of fine gifts, candles, collectibles and home accessories found anywhere. Load up on stocking stuffers or holiday décor for the home.
5:30 p.m. - Wyndridge Farm (Dinner)
In the windswept hills of Pennsylvania, you'll find historic American farms that contain picturesque views of green fields and sweet-smelling orchards. Rustic but elegant, Wyndridge Farm is a shining example of the natural beauty contained within these farms. The tasting menu offers a wide variety of delicious bites, tasty samples and savory delights complementing crafty beverages. It is recommended to order a few menu items to share. Enjoy the bounty.
Cost: Around $25 | Reservations Required
7 p.m. - Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights
Christmas Magic is a half-mile long walking trail (accessible to anyone) that meanders through 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes and five enclosed, heated pavilions. The spirit of the holiday is displayed by using animation, displays, Santa Claus, food and more. The trail sits among a mature oak forest nestled on a quiet mountaintop.
Cost: $7 adults; $5 children - groups larger than 12
9 a.m. - Central Market (Breakfast)
Standing at North Beaver and West Philadelphia streets for 125 years, Central Market, or "Market" as it's affectionately known, is a reminder of York's storied history and the anchor of Downtown York. Market shoppers enjoy the finest in locally grown flowers and produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, deli products and many specialty items. Shoppers will find fresh, local flavor at the many prepared food vendors, with tons of seating for mingling and making the rounds.
11 a.m. - Steam Into History
The William H. Simpson #17 is a faithful replica of the Civil War steam locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now-famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln's funeral train two years later. You can now ride on the newly built 1860s replica steam locomotive pulling two new coaches.
Rides: 1 or 2.5 hours | Cost: Call Debi for pricing: 717-942-2370 | Reservations Required
1 p.m. - The Markets at Shrewsbury (Lunch)
At The Markets at Shrewsbury, you'll experience "Good Fun, Great Shopping, the Way It Used to Be!" Find freshly baked goods at the on-site Amish bakery, meats, produce, wines and great eateries offering PA Dutch cooking, baked chicken, salads, a full deli, freshly made pretzels, many gift shops and so much more! You will also be amazed at the craftsmanship you will find at Penn Dutch Furniture, a huge separate building full of Lancaster-made furniture handcrafted by more than 40 Amish and Mennonite families. Finally, at The Flower Patch, you will find a wonderful selection of dried and silk flower arrangements, wreaths, candles, lace and more!
Depart for home