Lancaster, PA – Experience the holiday season in the City with a variety of special events, activities and shopping. During the holiday season come to Downtown Lancaster for visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, and entertainment.
The event season kicks off on Black Friday, November 29th, with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Tuba Christmas Presented by Susquehanna Bank slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Penn Square with a performance by PRiMA Theatre.
Santa will arrive then officially arrive in Downtown at 7:00 p.m. with the lighting of the tree at approximately 7:15 p.m. As is tradition in Lancaster City, Santa will be making his way to the top of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square – formerly the Watt and Shand department store.
After the Tree Lighting Ceremony, follow Santa to the lobby of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square where he will greet kids of all ages. This will also be Santa’s home for the holiday season where he will be meeting and taking his picture with children and families Fridays, 6pm – 9pm and Saturdays, 10am – 3pm.
PRiMA Theatre will then perform in the lobby of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square from 8:00pm to 8:30pm.
Also following the lighting of the tree, over 30 tuba players will be performing at Penn Square beginning at 7:30pm. Musicians from around Lancaster will be on hand to play holiday favorites on their tubas and euphoniums. They even decorate their instruments for the holiday event.