Holiday Spirit in York County
Two-Day Tour Option
Sunrise Soap Company
Sunrise Soap Company offers a skin-healthy alternative to many of the harsh soaps and other personal care products found on store shelves. Sunrise soaps are made in small batches and contain high quality oils, which are extremely beneficial to the skin, providing moisture, and produce a wonderful lather. The energetic, 45-minute demonstration will show you how these natural oils are used to make specialty soaps.
Downtown York Boutique Shopping
Stroll around downtown at your leisure and check out York's numerous boutiques with many one-of-a-kind or handmade items. You can find just about anything you're looking for, from clothing and soap to pottery and artwork. Explore Continental Square and York's Christmas tree and light display while you shop.
Central Market House
Standing at the corner of North Beaver and Philadelphia Streets for over 125 years, Central Market is a reminder of York's storied history and the anchor of the revitalization 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. Visitors will find fresh local flavor at the many prepared food vendors.
Stauffer's Factory Outlet
Stop by Stauffer's Factory Outlet store where you can shop in their large store which is handicapped accessible and set up to accommodate bus groups. Known worldwide for their Animal Crackers and cookies, Stauffer's Outlet offers a wide variety of other cookies, candies and salty treats delighting shoppers with every visit.
Christmas Tree Hill - In the Mansion
Located in a mansion that dates back to the post-Revolutionary War period, Christmas Tree Hill has enchanted the timeless beauty of this magnificent estate with home décor, furnishings and gifts. Each of the rooms features a different theme for the many decorating styles of today, making shopping there a truly memorable experience. 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.
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.
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.
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. Learn about a Victorian Christmas while riding an authentic steam locomotive, the William H. Simpson. Get into the joyous spirit with festive live music and an appearance from Santa. Music, Santa, a steam train, and fun will make it a true holiday tradition for everyone.
Brown's Orchards and Farm Market
Brown's Orchards and Farm Market is nestled among the rolling hills of Southern York County, yet not far off the
well-beaten path. Plenty of delightful shopping awaits you - specialty foods, charming gifts, fresh deli items, delicious
baked goods and a welcoming sunroom flower shop. Don't forget the candy counter with everything from fudge to nostalgic candy. Enjoy lunch from The Brown Bean Café or the Shiver Shack BBQ Pit.
See how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk mechanical cows, and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill Dairy. Create your own virtual ice cream flavor, ice cream package and a commercial. Then visit the Turkey Hill Taste Lab and bring your virtual ice cream creation to life as you make your OWN pint of ice cream! Of course, there are plenty of unlimited free samples of ice cream and iced tea products, too. During the holiday season, Turkey Hill Experience has over 27 trees and decorations throughout. Call to find out when Santa visits!
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Sit down and enjoy your meal and then take in the show. For the 2017 holiday season, enjoy White Christmas! Based on the beloved movie, veterans Bob and Phil are a successful song and dance team when they meet a sister duo and follow them to an inn in Vermont. They discover it's owned by their old General who fell on hard times, so they decide to put on a show to save the inn and their General's future. The Irving Berlin score features Blue Skies, Sisters, Count Your Blessings and the favorite White Christmas.
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