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National Christmas Center

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Address: 3427 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9621
Phone Number: +1 717-442-7950
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Journey through the memories, History and traditions of Christmas in our...

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)

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Christmas spirit embodied in a place!

Absolutely a must do and you non believers will believe in Santa again! Can't believe it took me 54 years to get there. Even my husband who was going just for me, was impressed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely a must do and you non believers will believe in Santa again! Can't believe it took me 54 years to get there. Even my husband who was going just for me, was impressed and thanked me for getting him to go. We went today around 1:pm and it was busy but not crowded and you can stroll along at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I visited the museum and were blown away with the love and care of this museum. Jim Morrison and another family has been collecting Santa Clause and Christmas memorabilia for decades from around the world. The museum presents this in a beautiful and interactive way. In many ways, the museum gave me a new appreciation and meaning... More 

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Thank Mahadeva3
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit to bring back memories of childhood Christmas' and also experience a lot of other land customs. Well worth the admission price!

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Thank Darvin D
York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours here and found it very interesting. Lots of historical facts about Christmas. The depiction of the old 5&10 store showed how prices have changed. Judaea village was interesting.

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Thank BobRishel
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, so many Christmas items! This place is amazing. A wealth of info on the history of Christmas items, a huge train display, an enchanting animated, walk thru Christmas story, nativity scenes from around the world. A overall wonderful experience. The gift shop was large with fairly priced items. The staff was friendly and welcoming.

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Thank AngelaMB12
Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here over this past weekend. We've had the brochure for more than three (3) years and never found the time (or made the time) to get there. The building is relatively unassuming from the outside as others have stated - but inside - what a gem. Hand carved ornaments from around the globe, modern and... More 

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Thank ButtersPop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh what fun to be emerged in christmas. Fun for young and old. Bringing the spirit of the holiday alive....extra hours for the holidays.

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Thank Joyce R
State College
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent about an hour in this store. They have great items and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank James S
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place ten years ago and try to go every year. I miss the Father Christmas and that you used to be able to take pictures with him for free. My favorite part is the life-sized nativity. I love this as part of a yearly tradition to kick off the Christmas season. I was disappointed when we found... More 

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Thank Erika K
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group toured this amazing museum yesterday. Loved it. Many happy memories were brought back of Christmas growing up as a kid. I could not believe what amazing displays were here. Seeing the Woolworth 5 and 10 display was fantastic. Growing up in Philadelphia I always went into this store. Loved how things were displayed here. All the Santas were... More 

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