Pennsylvania December 11, 2016
The Magical Road Trip Will Take You Through Pennsylvania’s Most Charming Christmas Towns
Go ahead. Give yourself an early Christmas present by heading out on a delightful road trip that will take you through the most charming Christmas towns in Pennsylvania. The best news? The entire route is less than five hours.
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Map Out Your Christmas Road Trip
Ready to treat yourself to a delightful pre-Christmas road trip that will take you to some of the most charming Christmas towns in Pennsylvania?
Starting a Christmas town road trip anywhere besides Bethlehem - known as Christmas City - just wouldn't make sense. Feel the Christmas spirit in this enchanting town where you can take a evening bus tour or enjoy a private horse drawn carriage ride. Arguably the highlight of your time in Bethlehem will be your visit to the Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, a spectacular holiday market with more than 125 vendors, delicious food, and family-friendly activities.
Pennsylvanians have made Bernville an annual part of their holiday celebration so it's a natural second stop on your road trip. More than a million twinkling lights illuminate Kozier's Christmas Village at 782 Christmas Village Road. Dress warm for your stroll through this magical Christmas wonderland dotted with spots where you can get hot food and meet Santa.
Get some last minute Christmas shopping done in the quaint town of Lititz. After shopping on Main Street, head to nearby Elizabeth Farms where you can take a horse-drawn wagon ride to cut down your own Christmas tree, snap a photo with Santa, check out traditional Bloomingdale's window displays, and visit the holiday gift shop. Elizabeth Farms is located at 262 Hopeland Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
Next stop: Paradise, PA. And, if you love Christmas, you will truly feel as though you've stepped into paradise when you visit the National Christmas Center. A tradition for many Pennsylvanians, the National Christmas Center is a magical museum that pays homage to Christmas. Stroll through the decades as you view the exhibits, including Christmas Around The World, Santa's Workshop, and The Art of the Nativity. You'll find the National Christmas Center, which is open all year around, at 3427 Lincoln Highway, Paradise, PA 17562.
Could there be any sweeter place in the world at Christmas than Hershey? Channel your inner child on the next stop of our Christmas towns tour. Start your visit with a drive through Hershey's Sweet Lights before heading into the park itself for a holiday celebration. Ride the open coasters. Whisper your Christmas wish list to Santa. And watch a presentation of A Music Box Christmas.
6. Jim Thorpe
End your enchanting Christmas road trip in the timeless town of Jim Thorpe. Join in the town's Christmas festivities at Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe, a celebration that runs each weekend through December 18. Ride the train with Santa. Get your face painted. Wear your ugliest sweater for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and catch a free Christmas movie at Mauch Chunk Ballroom.
Are you ready for a relaxing road trip through the most charming Christmas towns in Pennsylvania? If you don’t have time for a road trip right now, you can still get in the Christmas spirit by visiting some of the
best Christmas main streets in Pennsylvania.