Lancaster County Events -
November, 2010


Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in November of 2010.

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.




Bird-In-Hand

Amish Country Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon - A 13.1 mile run organized by the USRA Half Marathon Series. The run will leave from Bird-in-Hand and wind through the country roads of Lancaster County's picturesque region.

There will also be a 5K and Kids One Mile Run, all in a festive atmosphere with live music and a post race celebration.

  • Location: Bird-in-Hand, 2740 Old Philadelphia PikeBird-in-Hand, PA 17505
  • Phone: (800) 537-2535 or (717) 768-8271
  • Date: November 6, 2010
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Please call for details



Lancaster City

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 5, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



1710 Pequea Settlement Tour - Follow in the footsteps of the first permanent European settlers in Lancaster County, visiting sites of Pennsylvania German historic and genealogical interest in Strasburg and Willow Street.

  • Location: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society,2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 393-9745
  • Date: November 6, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $50



Opening Reception: Pennsylvania German Folk Art - Opening reception for 2nd Annual Show of Pennsylvania German Folk Arts. Show and sale continues through December 31, Tuesday through Saturday

  • Location: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 393-9745
  • Date:
    Opening Reception: November 19, 2010Showing continues every Tuesday through Saturdays until December 31, 2010
  • Time:
    Opening Reception: 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
    Show and sales continues Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Admission: Admission free; art for sale



Mayor's Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas - The official kickoff of the holiday season in Downtown Lancaster begins with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Penn Square. See the arrival of Santa Claus, carolers, and, the famous “Tuba Christmas”.

  • Location: Penn Square - Downtown Lancaster, One Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: November 26, 2010
  • Time: Event begins at 6:30 p.m., lighting of the tree at 7:15 p.m.
  • Admission: Free



Midnight Madness - Black Friday - Rockvale Outlets' Annual Midnight Madness shopping spectacular. Stores will open at 12:00 midnight the evening after Thanksgiving dinner, and will remain open the entire day until 9:00pm on Friday, November 26th, 2010.

  • Location: Lancaster County Convention Center, 35 S. Willowdale Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 293-9595
  • Date: November 26,2010
  • Time: Midnight
  • Admission: Free to shop



Lititz

Native Americans of Lancaster County Panel - History buffs will be fascinated as a panel of experts discuss the history of Native Americans in and around Lancaster 300 years ago.

  • Location: Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 393-9745
  • Date: November 1, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • 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: November 2, 2010 through November 14, 2010
  • 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: $21.95 for weekend adult admission; $18.95 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 26, 2010 through December 23, 2010
  • 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: $21.95 for weekend adult admission; $18.95 for weekday adult admission; $9.95 for weekend and weekday child admission.



Marietta

Marietta Tree Lighting - Visit Historic Marietta for the annual Tree Lighting Event. Come see the Museum at the Old Town Hall, join in the Christmas caroling with the Donegal Alumni Band and watch for Santa and Mrs Claus and their elves to arrive.

  • Location: Old Town Hall Museum, Waterford Avenue, Marietta, PA 17547
  • Phone: (717) 426-4048
  • Date: November 27, 2010
  • Time: Museum opens at 5:30 PM. Santa arrives at 7:00 PM.
  • Admission: Free



Mount Joy

Fourth Friday in Mount Joy - Downtown Mount Joy explodes with things to do with over 20 destinations to enjoy on Fourth Fridays, with a different theme each month. Make each Fourth Friday a night that you and your family spend time together Downtown - dining out, walking from place to place, browsing shops,and enjoying special entertainment & activities.

  • Location: Main Street Mount Joy, 15 Marietta Avenue, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Phone: (717) 653-4227
  • Date: November 26, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


New Holland

Wine and Cheese Tour of Lancaster County - Discover all that Lancaster County has to offer-great cheese, wine and everything in between.

ON this tour, you will explore local cheese-makers, 2 wineries and tie it all together with a gourmet wine-paired dinner at a local restaurant, all while touring the back roads.

Cost covers all tastings, tours, lunch, dinner and transportation.

  • Location: The Artist's Inn, 311 East Main St., New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (888) 824-3763
  • Date: August 13, 2010
  • Time: Please call for times
  • Admission: $150 per person




Strasburg

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 6, 2010
  • 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 6, 2010 and November 7, 2010
  • Time:
    Saturday, November 6th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
    Sunday, November 7th: 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
    Children, ages 3 to 11: $8.00
    Young 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



Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine, a full-sized, operating steam locomotive, as he chugs into town with his friends. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. There will be storytelling, live music, and more fun for kids.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7522 or (866) 468-7630
  • Date: November 19,2010 trough November 21, 2010
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: $18 a person, ages 2 and up. It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance either online or by calling Ticketweb at (866) 468-7630.



Santa's Paradise Express - Recapture the magic of the holiday season. Potbelly stoves gently warm the passenger cars as you travel with Santa. Sing Christmas carols along with musicians as they stroll from car to car. If you listen carefully, you may even hear the sounds of ringing bells.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7522
  • Date:
    November 26, 2010 through November 28, 2010
  • Time: All day
  • Admission:Coach Fare: $17.00 for Persons 12 years of age and older; $10.00 for Children, ages 3 through 11; $3.00 for Toddlers, under 3 years of age.First Clas Fare: $25.00 for all ages
    Dining Care Fare: $19.00 for Persons 12 years of age and older; $12.00 for Children, ages 3 through 11; $5.00 for Toddlers, under 3 years of age.





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