Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Years Eve in Lancaster, PA

It’s time to start thinking about a New Year’s Eve getaway with the family or that special someone. Staying in Adamstown PA, at a Lancaster Pennsylvania bed and breakfast,will give you access to great celebrations and musical performances in both Lancaster and Reading. New Years 2011 has festivities for everyone!

Downtown Lancaster rings in the New Year with 3-2-1 Lancaster 2011. This family-oriented celebration includes musical performances, ice skating at Clipper Stadium, comedians, and crafts. There will even be two firework displays. One for those who can’t stay up late and a larger display plus a concert at midnight in Binns Park. The year 2011 begins will the Red Rose being dropped at midnight.

For the music lovers, both Reading and Lancaster have their traditional New Years Eve orchestra concerts. The Reading Symphony Orchestra performs at the Sovereign Arts center at 7:30 pm. The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra performs at the American Music Theatre at 7 pm. For a special concert of songs and laughter, Straight No Chaser will be performing at the Reading Eagle Theater at 8 pm.

If dancing the night away is more your style, then celebrate with an 18-piece orchestra at the Fred Astaire Ballroom in Reading. There will be both swing and ballroom music as well as food and a midnight champagne toast.

Start thinking about where you want to ring in the new year and who you want to celebrate with. Adamstown Inns and Cottages has accommodations for families and for couples who are looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Shows in Lancaster Pa

There are always tons of reasons to visit a Lancaster Pennsylvania bed and breakfast, but the Christmas season gives many more reasons: the variety of Christmas shows! The Amethyst Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast, is located near many popular theaters: the American Music Theatre, the Fulton Theatre, and the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre. Many other local and dinner theatres are in the Lancaster Amish area. Any one of the following shows is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!

  • A Christmas Carol at Theatre of the Seventh Sister--Dec.9-30. This is a Pay What you Wish production where reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Nutcracker at the Fulton Theatre--December 4,11,18,28 & 30. This traditional ballet follows the tale of the the Nutcracker on an enchanted journey while he tries to reclaim his crown from the Evil Mouse King.
  • Pool’s Paradise at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre--Until Dec. 30. Follow the adventure of a tiny English church that secretly gambles to have money for Christmas.
  • Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound--Until Dec.30. A sensory experience will make Christmas come to life!
  • Amish Family Christmas at the Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre--until Dec. 30. The story of a family who is expecting a child during Christmas even though many changes  have occurred.
  • A Dickens of a Christmas--Weekends through Dec. 23. Enjoy a Charles Dickens holiday and samples from the wine center!
  • 2010 Christmas Show at the American Music Theatre--Until Dec. 30. Enjoy songs, dance, and fun to lift your spirits. This show is never a disappointment!

For more even more shows, check out what each theatre is showing during the Christmas season. You won’t regret spending a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas in Lancaster County!

Also, you’re running out of time to buy your Adamstown Inns & Cottages gift certificates for that special person in your life. If you can’t make the trip to Lancaster before the new year, then a gift certificate will be a wonderful surprise for a later vacation! Just call the inn and we will help you make Christmas special!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Lancaster Pa Bed & Breakfast celebrates Christmas

Pennsylvania has two famous Christmas displays and a Lancaster PA bed and breakfast happens to be centrally located to both attractions. Koziar’s Christmas Village, in Berks County, and the National Christmas Center, in Lancaster County, are two must-see Christmas exhibits! Staying at Adamstown Inns & Cottages, a luxury bed and breakfast, further enhances the Christmas magic with their festive decorations, friendly staff, and delicious breakfasts.

The National Christmas Center tells the story of Christmas near and far, from the past to the present. Through 15 mini galleries and walk-through exhibits, you can experience Christmas through the eyes of a child. Known as the “most Christmasy place in America” you’ll see an almost life size nativity, miniature train displays, and Santa Claus through the years.  

Koziar’s Christmas Village is a stunning walk through a winter wonderland. This indescribable fairyland has half a million Christmas lights reflected off a lake. You’ll meander through displays of an old firehouse, a miniature town with trains, Christmas celebrations in other countries, and even have an opportunity to cross the kissing bridge! If you’re lucky, a fresh coat of snow will illuminate the magic of the Christmas Village.

After spending an evening outside, treat yourself to a room at a Lancaster Pennsylvania bed and breakfast. You’ll be able to warm up by the fireplace, unwind in your jacuzzi, and experience a relaxing getaway. Plan your visit today to experience the Pennsylvania Christmas magic!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday's at a Lancaster Pa Bed and Breakfast

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and the weather is cooling down, the spirit of Christmas is in the air! Lancaster Pennsylvania has festivals, decorated storefronts, and holiday tours to help you start celebrating the holidays. Spending a romantic weekend getaway at a luxurious bed and breakfast will inspire you to decorate, bake cookies, and take time to sit by the fire with a warm cup of tea. Hopefully that sounds like fun, but if you view those activities as chores, then you really do need to schedule a weekend away at Adamstown Inns & Cottages.

While you’re visiting this Lancaster PA bed and breakfast, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Downtown Lancaster has new holiday tours where you can see decorated window displays and the tree in Penn Square while gliding on a Segway. Never been on a Segway before? Don’t worry, you’re given a mini lesson, and in no time you’ll be gliding down the streets!

If you’d rather celebrate on steady ground, then try visiting the Mount Joy Winterfest. On Friday December 4th from 4-7 pm enjoy caroling, live reindeer, a tree lighting, music, and food from local restaurants. Other events taking place on the weekend of December 4 and the 11th include the Country Christmas Village at Landis Valley Museum. Learn about Pennsylvania German Christmas traditions while enjoying food and the historic buildings. On Friday December 17 the museum is hosting a bonfire with carols and hot cider to celebrate a PA Dutch Christmas.

One of the more well known holiday attractions is Hershey Park. This year their decorations include a Candy Cottage that stands 13 feet tall and occupies more than 100 square feet. Be sure to visit the chocolate tour ride and even take a tour through the town on a trolley!

Lancaster PA has many celebrations during the holiday season, but these are just a few ideas to help you get in the Christmas spirit. If we don’t see you this December, the staff wishes you a very Merry Christmas!