Holidays in York County

During the holidays, sparkling lights, heartwarming traditions, and festive cheer abound in York County, PA. Our charming destination is the perfect backdrop for a magical holiday season with family and friends.

Only-in-York Holiday Events & Things to Do

One of the best ways to enjoy the winter season in York, PA is by attending our holiday events. Immerse yourself in more than a million twinkling lights and animated scenes at Christmas Magic - A Festival of Lights, a must-see light display. Hop aboard holiday-themed train rides at the iconic Stewartstown Railroad Company, Northern Central Railway, or Ma & Pa Railroad for magical experiences the whole family will cherish.

Create lasting memories with fun holiday activities. Enjoy tasting holiday wines at Nissley Vineyards, ice skating at York Ice Arena or AvalancheXpress, or catching a festive show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Sleigh rides, tree lightings, and Santa visits abound throughout the county.

No holiday season is complete without some retail therapy, and York County offers a delightful mix for every taste. Discover vintage treasures in specialty stores, the latest name-brand deals at area malls (and maybe even snag a photo with Santa!), and one-of-a-kind treasures crafted by local artisans.

Start planning your festive escape today and have your holidays made here in York County!