The holiday season is fast approaching and now is the time to book a room at one of our inns and explore the many attractions throughout Lancaster County. We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite things. Pair it with a stay at one of our inns at and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift for the holidays.

Amish Christmas Cookie TourThe Amish Farm & House is hosting an Amish Christmas Cookie Tour November 19-December 31. Three Amish families will open their homes to guests who will enjoy homemade cookies (complete with recipe cards for guests) and home tours, while learning more about the Amish culture. Amish Cookie Tour ticket prices, more information, and details.

Marietta is one of Lancaster’s quaint river towns, and its 55th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held December 5. Hosted by Marietta Restoration Associates, Inc., the tour features glimpses into 8 magnificently decorated private homes and historic buildings throughout downtown. For more information and tickets, visit

Christmas tree on a sidewalk behind clock labeled Lancaster, PAThe City of Lancaster will host a Weekend Wonderland downtown December 3 and 4. Guests can enjoy mobile holiday performances throughout the city, Santa sightings, festive décor sprinkled downtown, shopping, dining, and more.

Santa Claus waves while leaning out of a train car.Strasburg Rail Road features an array of holiday train rides, including a holiday dining experience with a special guest and a Christmas Caboose Charter. Train rides take guests through the wintry rolling farmlands of Strasburg, Pennsylvania, capturing the essence and beauty of the holidays in Strasburg. For a complete list of train rides, click here.


The theatre scene of Lancaster does not disappoint and many are hosting entertaining shows that are sure to leave you in the holiday spirit. The ever-popular show Winter Wonderland returns to American Music Theatre November 9–December 30. This variety shows features singing, dancing, the AMT orchestra, and whimsical wintry stage scenes. Enjoy dinner and a show at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre November 11–December 23 when they bring the classic Miracle on 34th Street to the stage. Fulton Theatre, a historic landmark in downtown Lancaster, has reopened its doors and welcomes Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol to its stage November 30–December 26. Christmas time is a magical season, so why not check out the show Believe, at Magic and Wonder, featuring magic, comedy, circus art, and more. The Christmas Tree ShipBased on the true story of Herman Schuenemann, also known as Captain Santa, Bird-in-Hand Stage welcomes The Christmas Tree Ship October 28–January 1.

Celebrate the holidays with some much-needed time away, new traditions, and memories with a visit to Lancaster County and a stay at one of our inns. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Authentic Bed & Breakfasts of Lancaster County will unfortunately not be hosting our annual Belsnickle Tour, but we hope that you will join us for a holiday getaway and the many events that are held this season in Lancaster County. Because of possible COVID-19 changes or restrictions, be sure to check in with businesses before attending events.