The Twelve Shops of Christmas Tour

Ok. So you want to escape Lancaster county to do a little bit of Christmas shopping.  You could go to Rockvale or Tanger Outlets.   But if you want the chance to buy some unique holiday gifts and decorates, then you should try the Twelve Shops of Christmas Tour.

Below are the details of the tour according to their website. If you are interested, call Melissa @ 717-721-9409. If you decide to do it, you could stay in one of our new suites!




The Dates: Dec. 3rd – 12th


  • A booklet describing the 12 off-the-beaten-path shops & 1 restaurant
  • A map to show you how to get around (only 23 miles total from #1 through #12)
  • Coupons from each business
  • Gifts, refreshments, demos, or games etc. at each stop
  • Entry form for the tree-stamping game to win a $325 shopping spree (No purchase necessary.  Ask a clerk for a list of rules.)

Can’t tell you! That’s part of the adventure!  But we can tell you there will be . . . unusual home, garden & gift stores housed in unique buildings like barns, historic homes and on family farms, a potter’s studio with demonstrations, an alpaca farm where you can interact with the animals, an artist’s studio on a local farm,  a wonderful food store to fill your holiday tables with yummy delights, handcrafted fine furniture, a floral shop for all your holiday arrangements and wreaths, antiques, vintage and up-cycled items, a consignment boutique to find the perfect holiday outfit and accessories,  a local favorite 1920’s inspired restaurant and more!   There is something for everyone!  

 Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place, in your own vehicle—going where you want, when you want.  Your ticket is valid the entire time—do what you can in a day or take 10 days—it’s up to you.  All tour businesses are open at least M,Tu,W,Th, Sat 9-5 and Fridays 9-7.  9 of the businesses will also offer Sunday hours.   

What a jolly way to explore the county!


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