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National Christmas Center

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

Loved it. Much more interesting than I thought it would be. If you are a Christmas enthusiast... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Visited gift shop. Museum is $12.50 each.

We visited on Friday, May 26, 2017 in the morning. We were the only car and the only people in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shakopee, MN
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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)
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 days ago

Loved it. Much more interesting than I thought it would be. If you are a Christmas enthusiast, this is for you. An amazing collection of Christmas memorabilia. Brought the kids and my in-laws... everyone loved it. I only wish the gift shop was larger and...More

Thank Erica78nj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on Friday, May 26, 2017 in the morning. We were the only car and the only people in the gift shop. Being the end of May, we decided not to go through the museum for $12.50 each. Perhaps when we have more time...More

2  Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This place is worth visiting and worth the cost. It's a walking inside tour of all different Christmas themes. It's quit large but a few places where you can sit. You go at your own pace. It brings back many memories and show you other...More

Thank travel0757
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I am a self-proclaimed Christmas-Aholic, and decided on a whim to stop in this “museum” for a little Christmas cheer, what I received for the ridiculous price of $12.50 was the complete opposite. The staff was not friendly, and were borderline rude. The museum is...More

Thank lookingfun90
ElvesofSanta, Director of Sales at National Christmas Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

We are so sorry you felt our 20,000 sqft Museum did not meet your expectations and that you felt our staff was rude. It is very important to us that our staff be kind and our customer service goes above and beyond, so we apologize...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a fantastic place to visit. We've driven past this place many time on our travels thinking it was just a Christmas store. Boy were we wrong!!! It is a museum. You walk through a predetermined path. Old time Christmas at it's best. We...More

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Don't let the small exterior fool you. The establishment is huge and there is a lot to see. It takes quite a bit of time to visit the Christmas Center. You can go at your own pace. It is perfect for all ages-parents, grandparents and...More

Thank JSchneidy
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I am typically a fast looker but spent double the suggested amount of time here. I loved the old fashioned Woolworth's and picking out my family's decorations. The Christmas around the world information was neat as was the massive train layout set up as if...More

Thank LauraLazewski
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A cute little stop in Amish Country. Admission to the museum is reasonable and the exhibits are cute. The wax figures and mannequins are a bit out dated. And the animatronics need some serious work. But the atmosphere overall is very nice. My favorite room...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit here & certainly will not be our last. $12.50 to enter & plan on at least 1 1/2 hours. (We only had 1 hour & wished we had more time). Lots of rooms... some of the rooms contained a Woolworth...More

Thank Riwillcher
Reviewed 27 December 2016

just wonderful , so much to see a lot of walking inside and they have hot coffee but the displays were great I have never seen anything so wonderful greatest gift shop wonderful treasurers this is a must for everyonethe helpers were great polite attentive...More

Thank Jean T
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27 February 2017|
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Response from Melody M | Reviewed this property |
What question??????
Is it good for kids?
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
How much time would you set aside to visit? (ie could you squeeze this in on the same day as a visit to Dutch Winter Wonderland?) and is it good place to take a 2 year old? Thanks.
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