The holiday season in York County is full of entertainment, festive fun, and wondrous delights! Make memories with your family and friends as you explore York and partake in our magical holiday events.

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Holiday Cheers! 

November 5 – December 17

Location: Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Raise a toast to the season as you spend an afternoon sipping wine and noshing on a selection of meats, cheeses, and crackers. Warm your spirit in front of a roaring fire or listen to live music inside the wine room at Nissley Vineyards or outside where fire tables and heat towers chase away the chill of the day. Admission is free. All ages are welcome.

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"Elf the Musical"

November 18 – January 8

Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Time: Varies

Enjoy laughter and merriment as you cheer on the antics of Buddy the Elf, an orphan raised by elves in the North Pole, in this family-friendly holiday musical based on the 2003 hit movie “Elf.” Show pricing varies.

A picture of Santa on a tractor at Browns Orchard

Christmastime in Loganville 

November 19

Location: Multiple

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Now in its 37th year, this free annual holiday event in the quaint town of Loganville features festive shopping, unique crafts, delicious baked goods, a book sale, and more! As part of the festivities, you can also visit Santa at Brown’s Orchards & Farm Markets from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and even see one of his live reindeer from noon - 2 p.m.!

Image of the Festival of Lights in York County

Christmas Magic - A Festival of Lights

November 25 – December 30

Location: Rocky Ridge Park, 3699 Deininger Road, York

Time: 6-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

This beloved York PA event lights up hearts young and old and brings a festive glow to the landscape of Rocky Ridge Park with its half-mile holiday walking path. Stroll along the candy cane-lined trail as you delight in nearly 600,000 twinkling LED lights and animated scenes. Warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a delicious cookie from the snack stand as you wander the path, and you won’t want to miss the Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society’s classic train display!

Make a reservation and purchase tickets ahead of time (tickets are available online only).

Elf on the Engine: Northern Central Railway

Elf on the Engine

November 25 – 27

Location: Northern Central Railway

Time: Varies

The Northern Central Railway of York presents Elf on the Engine. Save Christmas by hopping aboard the train for a holiday adventure featuring Santa and his elves. Kids will love this holiday adventure. Buy your tickets today. 

Wareheim Myers Mansion In The Winter

Christmas Tree Tours at the Warehime-Myers Mansion

November 26 – January 14

Location: Warehime-Myers Mansion 

Time: Varies

Explore a true York County treasure during the holidays with a visit to the beautiful neoclassical Warehime-Myers Mansion delightfully adorned for the season. Enjoy the spectacular site of 42 themed trees decorated by community groups at both the mansion and at the Hanover Area History Museum, located just behind the mansion, as well as musical entertainment on select evenings. Cost is $5 per person.

A picture of Santa at Santa Claus Express at  Stewartstown Railroad

Santa Claus Express 

November 27 – December 18

Location: Stewartstown Railroad Company

Time: 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Hop aboard this charming train ride and have yourself a holly, jolly journey with the one and only Santa Claus! Decked out for the season, this 1920 Passenger coach will transport you and your family to a traveling north pole, complete with your own dedicated time for photos with Santa and a special treat for every child! Tickets range between $13-$30.

These are just some of the must-see holiday events in York County, PA, during this festive time of year! Check out our events page for a listing of all the upcoming holiday fun.