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National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9621
+1 717-442-7950
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Christmas Memories

Very large Christmas museum. Lots of different types of Christmas themes. Lots of Santas... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gary M
via mobile
Not as advertised

Pictures on this site are very misleading!!! Don't waste your money!! I was so excited to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Journey through the memories, History and traditions of Christmas in our 20,000 sqft Museum & Family Attraction. Replica of a Woolworth's Department Store, Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Toyland Train Mountain, TudorTowne Animated Storybook Village, Santa's Workshop and so much more! (Last tour tickets sold 1 hour prior to closing)
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“santa claus” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3427 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9621
+1 717-442-7950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very large Christmas museum. Lots of different types of Christmas themes. Lots of Santas, nativities, ornaments. 9 foot Santa quilt, amazing. Old Woolworth with old toys, decorations, etc. Brings back memories. Fun player piano we watched and listened to. This was our second time here...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pictures on this site are very misleading!!! Don't waste your money!! I was so excited to visit this Christmas museum/shop after driving past it on the way to the beach. Man, was I disappointed. If something seems worth it, I'll pay any dollar amount but...More

Thank Hockey8729
ElvesofSanta, Director of Sales at National Christmas Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so sorry you feel this way after your visit to National Christmas Center. We pride ourselves on our customers being happy and unfortunately we are not always able to please everyone. With 20,000 sqft of space and 15 life-size exhibits to see we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've passed this center every year when we go to PA and we never stopped, assuming it was just a store that sold Christmas decorations. This year we went down with friends. They love the Christmas Center so we went to be with them. I...More

Thank lmrf2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to see at the wife's bequest when got there was amazed at the displays. Not normally my thing but enjoyed what I saw.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was beautifully set up with all their displays. Would highly recommend seeing this if in the area. Free parking and staff was nice. The fee to get in was a little high at $12.50 per person but once in can understand why. There...More

Thank ritasam2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter told us about this attraction and I reluctantly visited the Center. Wow, was I ever impressed with the Center. The attraction just keeps on giving. When you first walk in it is just average. When you explore the center you are overwhelmed with...More

Thank 5265wanda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called here while visiting Lancaster County. I (like other reviewers I've seen) balked at the price, I mean what could they possibly have there that justified that price? Three steps inside and I was sold! I loved the whole experience from start to finish,...More

Thank sooz_1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this place while driving by. Heard they will be closing at years end. $12.50 adult admission which seemed to be a little steep. Place is a lot bigger inside than appears from the outside. We found the most interesting part to be the...More

Thank buickman55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for some Christmas Nostalgia, aside from the kitsch factor our kids however didn't think much of the displays and thought some of the characters were somewhat scary looking, so not worth the stop from our perspective with younger children...

Thank IslandCouple32
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Take your time and really take in this collection. They have done a great job displaying this enormous collection of artifacts. Museum is divided into different collection displays including Santa from around the world, Literary Classics, a tiny town with train display, a general store...More

Thank MoodyFoody2
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23 December 2016|
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Response from ElvesofSanta | Property representative |
Yes it is good for everyone of all ages!! Young and old...... Great family tradition!
Natalie G
2 September 2016|
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Response from RLD108 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response but maybe it will help others. Yes, you could do both, assuming open times don't conflict. It doesn't take that much time. Just depends how long you want to spend. I think kids enjoy seeing... More
9 January 2015|
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Response from Jean T | Reviewed this property |
no water taxi