Lancaster County Events -
November, 2009


Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in November of 2009.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We plan to list more events as information becomes available.




Adamstown

Christkindlesmarkt - Your entire family will have fun at these heart-warming holiday events held at Stoudt's Black Angus Expo Center during the five Sundays before Christmas. In addition to the festivities, over 50 seasonal dealers will display and sell a lovely variety of antiques, Christmas crafts and toys.

New this year will be freshly cut Victorian Christmas trees and wreaths designs in the courtyard. An array of music, delectable festive food and Christmas cheer abounds for the entire family.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009: Victorian Christmas Celebration - A family celebration complete with costumes, English fare, and a wassail bowl at noon. Sweets from the Bakery: Sugar Plums, Hot Cross Buns, Spiced Beer Nuts, Old English Bread Pudding, and IPA Mincemeat Tartlets. English Dishes from the Kitchen: Bangers (veal and pork sausage) and Shepherd's Pie.

On Sunday, November 29, 2009: The Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Caroling - Seasonal Woodsy Treats from the Bakery: Gnomeola, Spiced Beer Nuts, Slices of Yule Log, and Abominable Snowballs. Savory Dishes from the Kitchen: Spiced Pork with roasted vegetables and Rabbit Stew.

  • Location: Stoudt's Black Angus Expo Center, 2800 N. Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 17517
  • Phone: (717)484-4386 (x204)
  • Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009 and Sunday, November 29, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Christiana

Amish Family Christmas - Returning for its third season! Introducing a new song, "Precious Angels" in memory of the vicitms of the Nickel Mines Amish School. Rachel and Jacob are expecting their first child near Christmas and many changes have occurred in the family. What new surprises are in store for the King family? What heartache have Amos and Sadie been hiding?

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (610) 593-7013 (
  • Date: October 20, 2009 through December 23, 2009
  • Time:Tuesdays through Fridays:Matinee Dinner: 11:30 AM
    Matinee Show: 1:00 PM
    Saturdays:Evening Dinner: 6:30 PM
    Evening Show: 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Dinner and Show: $49.00 a seat
    Show Only: $27.00 a seat
Ephrata

3rd Friday's A Charm - On every third Friday of the month, the shops of downtown Ephrata invite you to a special celebration. The monthly event serves as the perfect introduction to this Lancaster County city as well as something to look forward to for regular visitors.

Enjoy great deals on shopping, exciting entertainment, delicious local food and so much more. New events will be held each night.

Ride the Red Rose Historic Trolley to your favorite downtown destination for only 25 cents.

  • Location: Throughout Ephrata
  • Phone: (717) 738-5060
  • Date: November 20, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free





Lancaster City

Smoke on the Mountain - It's Saturday night and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an uplifting evening of singin', clappin', and hilarious stories, with old gospel tunes like Church in the Wildwood, Rock of Ages, Whispering Hope and I'll Fly Away.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: September 17, 2009 through November 7, 2009
  • Time:
    November's Show Schedule:
    Sunday, November 1st: 7:00 PM
    Monday, November 2nd: No Show
    Tuesday, November 3rd: 7:30 PM
    Wednesday, November 4th: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursday,Selected Weeknights: 7:00 PM show only. Please call to find out dates of the selected weeknight shows.
    Fridays: 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM shows
    Saturdays: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM shows
    Sundays: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM shows
  • November 5th: 7:30 PM
    Friday, November 6th: 7:30 PM
    Saturday, November 7th: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $46.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Ages 12 and under: $18.00
    Note: Dinners - Cocktails/Salad Bar/Buffet - begin
    approximately 90 minutes before the show
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Ages 12 and under: $16.00



First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Date: November 6, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair - Dozens of artists and craftsmen will exhibit their work at the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair. There will be potters, fiber artists, basket makers, jewelers, glass blowers, metalsmiths, photographers, woodworkers and more.

You won't want to miss the live demonstrations and performances.

  • Location: Manheim Township High School, School Road, Lancaster, PA 17606
  • Phone:(717)431-8706
  • Date: November 14, 2009 and November 15, 2009
  • Admission:
    Adults, ages 13 and over: $7.00
    Ages 12 and under: Free



Holly Jolly Christmas - Follow Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they hit the road in search of holiday cheer. You'll love Broadway-style numbers with pizzazz, heart-warming standards, Santa's rockin side, a nativity and traditional carols.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: November 12, 2009 through December 23, 2009
  • Time:
    November's Show Schedule:
    Mondays: There are no Monday shows
    Tuesdays:
    November 17th: 7:30 PM show only
    November 24th: 1:15 PM show only
    Wednesdays:
    November 18th: Shows at 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    November 25th: 1:15 PM show only
    Thursdays:
    November 12th and 19th: Shows at 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    November 26th: 1:15 PM show only
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM shows
    Sundays:
    November 15th: 1:15 PM show onlyNovember 22nd: 7:00 PM show only
    November 29th: 1:15 PM and 7:00 PM shows only
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults:
    Matinee: $46.00
    Friday and Sunday Evenings: $49.00
    Saturday Evening: $52.00
    Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Ages 12 and under: $18.00
    Note: Dinners - Cocktails/Salad Bar/Buffet - begin
    approximately 90 minutes before the show
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Ages 12 and under: $16.00



1st Annual Lancaster Arts & Crafts Christmas Festivale - This is Lancaster County Convention Center's first annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival. You can shop at over 200 booths of holiday decor, one-of-a-kind gifts & much, much more.

Browse through exhibits that showcase the talents of quality artists and craftsmen from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Location: Lancaster County Convention Center, Penn Square Center, 8 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone:(717)863-4577
  • Date: November 13, 2009 through November 15, 2009
  • Friday, November 13th: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, November 14th: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Sunday, November 15th: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Adults: $6.00
    Senior Citizens: $5.50
    Children, ages 6 to 12: $1.00
    Young children, under 6 years of age: Free



Downtown Lancaster for the Holidays - Shop at over 200 specialty shops, galleries, museums, and antique stores in Downtown Lancaster.

Activities include visits with Santa, strolling entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, model train exhibits and more.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City, 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: November 27th, 2009 through November 29th
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free





Lititz

Downtown Lititz Farmers Market - The Downtown Lititz Farmers Market opening. Enjoy shopping for your fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, etc. in the lively friendly atmosphere of the market.

  • Location: Water Street Parking Lot of Susquehanna Bank,1/2 block off of Main Street
  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: Market hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission



Holiday Bazaar - Homemade crafts as well as a large variety of country Christmas crafts, wreaths and ornaments all at great prices, plus great hot foods and homemade baked goods.

All proceeds will benefit the United Zion Retirement Community.

  • Location: United Zion Retirement Community
  • Phone: Please contact Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
  • Date: November 7, 2009
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission



Lovin' Litiz Every Second! - A great way to see historic downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania is to visit on the second Friday of every month when the town erupts for a special celebration for everyone.

Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special dinner menus & local food tastings, and much more.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 627-1919
  • Date: November 13, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Black Friday Weekend - Stroll along beautiful, historic downtown Lititz, where many shops, boutiques, and restaurants will offer special bargains and extended, late hour shopping on Friday night.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: Kelly Withum (717) 626-6332
  • Date: November 27th and 28th, 2009
  • Admission: Free



Manheim

Poe Evermore - Edgar Allan himself, along with bizarre characters from his tales of mayhem, fill the Mansion hallways.

You are sure to enjoy an evening of spine tingling tales of mystery in an unmistakable atmosphere of Gothic drama.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone:(717)665-7021
  • Date: October 30, 2009 through November 14, 2009
  • Monday through Thursday: 7:00 PM
    Fridays: 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM
    Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM;
  • Admission: $19.95 for weekend adult admission; $17.95 for weekday adult admission. No child price available.



A Dickens of a Christmas - This season the Victorian Mount Hope Mansion brings you many of your favorite Dickensian characters who will lift your Yuletide spirits with joyous caroling, parlor games and intimate theater shows.

Celebrate the holiday season with timeless classics that never cease to entertain.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 83 Mansion House Road, Route 72 & PA Turnpike Exit 20, Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone:(717)665-7021
  • Date: November 28, 2008 through December 21, 2008
  • Selected Weeknights: 7:00 PM show only. Please call to find out dates of the selected weeknight shows.
    Fridays: 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM shows
    Saturdays: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM shows
    Sundays: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM shows
  • Admission: $19.95 for weekend adult admission; $17.95 for weekday adult admission; $9.95 for weekend and weekday child admission.


Paradise

Peace, Love & My Mother-in-Law - This winner of the 2000 Rainbow Dinner Theatre's Christmas playwriting competition is being revived this winter due to popular demand.

When a couple of newlyweds invite the family over for their first Christmas dinner, it should be a joyous occasion. And it will be, if the newly married wife can get her husband and her mom to promise not to kill each other.

Don't worry, despite the very funny bumps along the way, this family will find enough Christmas spirit to carry them through to the new year, and so will you.

You won't want to miss this fresh new comedy. But, reserve early since Christmas tickets always go way too fast.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, 3065 Lincoln Hwy E (Route 30 East), Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: November 10, 2009 through December 29, 2009
  • Time:
    November Schedule:
    Mondays: There are no Monday shows
    Tuesdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
    Wednesdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
    Thursdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. Note: There will be no show on Thanksgiving, November 26th.
    Fridays: Evening only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Saturdays:
    On November 14th, there will be Matinee and Evening shows. For the Matinee, there will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. For the Evening show, dinner will be held at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    On November 21st and 28th, there will be an Evening show only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
    Sundays:
    The only Sunday show in November will be held on November 29th. On this date there will be single Twilight show. At the Twilight show, dinner is held at 2:30 PM followed by a 4:00 PM show.
  • Admission:
    Matinees: $43.00 a seat
    Evenings - Thursdays and Fridays: $46.00 a seat
    Evenings - Saturdays: $52.00 a seat
    Twilight: $46.00 a seat


Strasburg

Trains In Motion Pictures Exhibit - From flickering shadows to Hollywood blockbusters, this exhibit will reveal the starring role that trains and railroads have often played in the magic of motion pictures through video clips, historic photographs and amazing artifacts.
  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: May 16, 2009 through December 31, 2009
  • Time:
    April through October:
    Open Mon.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Sundays, 12:OO PM - 5:00 PM
    November 1 through March:
    Open Tues.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Sundays, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Closed Mondays
  • Admission:
    $10.00 for Adults(12 to 64);
    $9.00 for Senior Citizens (Ages 65 and over);
    $8.00 for Children (Ages 3 to 11);
    Free for Young Children (under 3)



Voices of Christmas - This uplifting, heart warming holiday showcase will highlight the many "voices" that proclaim the Savior's birth, and the powerful impact the message of Christmas has had on countless generations throughout history.

This joyful celebration of Christmas is alive with all your favorite Carols, toe-tapping dances, live instruments, endearing animals, rich colorful costumes, and thought-provoking stories that center around Christmas themes, past and present.

A wonderful holiday destination for friends and family, Voices of Christmas is an exhilarating and inspirational journey through the many treasured traditions that have made Christmas "the most wonderful time of the year"!.

  • Location: Sight & Sound® Living Waters Theatre, 202 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: October 30, 2009 through January 2, 2010
  • Time:November Schedule:
    Mondays: There are no Monday shows in November
    Tuedays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a 2:00 PM and a 4:30 PM show. Note: There will be no shows on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 and on Thursday, November 26, 2009.
    Fridays: On November 6, 2009 and November 13, 2009, there will be shows at 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM. On November 20, 2009, there will be shows at 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM. On November 27, 2009, there will be shows at 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM and at 7:00 PM.
    Saturdays: There will be shows at 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, and at 4:30 PM.
    Sundays: There are no Sunday shows in November.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $29.00;
    Teens: $16.00;
    Children: $12.00



Miracle of Christmas - Christmas memories jump to life as a brand-new sensory experience highlights the return of Miracle of Christmas to the Millennium Theatre. As the aroma of special holiday treats fills your breath, you'll have the opportunity to interact with characters and animals from the Nativity story. The Millennium Theatre will be grandly decorated with lights, greenery, Nativity scenes and a spectacular thirty-foot Christmas tree.

But all of the holiday finery is only a prelude to the thrilling story of Christmas - Jesus the Messiah coming to earth in human form. Miracle of Christmas is the touching story of kings, angels and a simple, faithful couple used by God.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, 1 mile from Rockvale Square Outlets, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: November 7, 2009 through January 2, 2010
  • Time:November Schedule:
    Mondays: There will be no Monday shows in November
    Tuesdays: On Tuesday, November 10th, there will be a 1:00 show only; on Tuesday, November 17th and 24th, there will be a show at 1:00 PM and at 4:15 PM.
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM and one at 4:15 PM. On Wednesday, November 11th, there will only be a 1:00 PM show.
    Fridays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, 4:15 PM and 7:30 PM. On November 13th, there will only be a 1:00 PM show and a 4:15 PM show.
    Saturdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, 4:15 PM, and at 7:30 PM.
    Sundays: There are no Sunday shows
  • Admission:
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
    Adults: $41.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00
    Fridays and Saturdays:
    Adults: $51.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00



Taking the Swing Train ‘40S Dance - Come and swing to the popular Sound of Roses live band among the trains in the Railroad Museum’s awe inspiring Rolling Stock Hall.

For extra fun, you can even come in uniform or ‘40s clothing.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: November 7, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Special savings combination ticket, per person, for the dance and both days of Trains & Troops: $35.00; Dance ticket only, per person: $25.00; Veterans and active duty service personnel, per person: $20.00. Dance tickets should be purchased in advance by phone at (717)687-8628, ext 3008, in person at the Whistle Stop Shop museum store, or by going online at www.strasburgrailroad.com



Trains and Troops - Trains & Troops is the Museum's annual tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, American railroads and all those who served, and are serving, overseas and on the home front in defense of our nation. Experience a fascinating array of military and railroad service-related archival posters, uniforms, equipment, field gear, maps, books and photographs on display from participating exhibitors, as well as from the Railroad Museum's own collection. You will get to enjoy riding the troop trains on the Strasburg Rail Road with living history re-enactments on both days. The special train will be comprised of a Strasburg Rail Road historic steam locomotive, a boxcar, a military flatcar from the Railroad Museum’s collection, two coaches and a caboose.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: November 7, 2009 and November 8, 2009
  • Time:
    Saturday, November 7th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
    Sunday, November 9th: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with regular Museum admission:
    Adults, ages 12 to 64: $10.00
    Senior Adults, ages 65 and over: $9.00
    Young Adults, ages 3 to 11: $8.00
    , Children, ages 2 and under: Free
    Veteran and active duty personnel receive discount. There is an additional charge for tickets to ride the troop trains: $15.00 for Persons, ages 12 and up; $9.00 for Children, ages 3 to 11; and, $3.00 for Young Children, ages 2 and under. Tickets to ride the troop trains are purchased separately by visiting the Strasburg Railroad or by going online at www.strasburgrailroad.com





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