Christmas decorations lining railing, front door, and bushes outside a church in Lititz, PA.
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A Very Merry Lititz

Christmas in America’s Coolest Small Town

It’s no surprise the Hallmark Channel chose Broad Street in Lititz as a scene-establishing shot in their recent movie, Boyfriends of Christmas Past. Our town is pretty dreamy, especially when we’ve decked our halls!

All of the holiday images featured here were captured by the talented Donald Reese. To see more of his work, visit his site: Donald Reese

Things To Do in Lititz During the Holiday Season

If you’re planning to come see us this holiday season, we’ve got lots for you to do.

First on the list? Shopping, of course! With over 70 downtown merchants to choose from, we’re sure to have something for even the most particular names on your list. Some ideas: Wear your love for Lititz with a shirt or hoodie from The Tattered Shirt on Broad Street, give the gift of local art from The Purple Robin Reserve, get in the spirit with whiskey from Stoll and Wolfe or give the gift of a good book from our favorite independent book store, Aaron’s Books. A toy for kids of all ages (even our ages!) can be found at Outback Toys. Clothing, jewelry, cookware, olive oils and spices, homegoods, antiques and collectibles – Lititz has it all, including out of the box ideas. Something we’re doing more of this year is giving the gift of experiences. Our aunts will be receiving gift certificates for tea at A Tea Affair, our favorite foodies are getting certificates to cooking classes with Zest, and our parents are getting a special private tasting at Savory Gourmet.

Next up? Dining! After spending all day shopping, you’re going to be starved! For those seeking a quick lunch, hearty soups and yummy sandwiches can be had at places like Slate Cafe, Dosie Dough, and Cafe Arabella (you’ll find delicious breakfast options at these places, too!). Try Piccolo for authentic Sicilian cuisine and Brazilian Table for sweet and savory Brazilian dishes. For elevated pub food, Collusion Tap Works, Appalachian Brewing Company and The Bulls Head deliver. Finally, Wood-fired cuisine is yours to experience at Blackworth Lititz.

Now it’s time to celebrate! You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice, now it’s time to enjoy all the splendors of the season. Lititz has events large and small for you to enjoy.

Holiday Events

  • Christmas in Lititz Springs Park: On December 2nd from 6:30, Christmas comes to the park. This is our chance to gather as a community, officially light our tree, and welcome Santa Claus to town!
  • Annual Christmas Carol Sing: Lift up your voices! On December 8th at 7:00, we’ll gather at Lititz Moravian Church Square, accompanied by the Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir, and sing holiday favorites. Get ready to get goosebumps!
  • Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour: On Friday, December 9th from 5pm-9pm, the Lititz Historical Foundation will offer tours of the 1792 Johannes Mueller House.
Another gorgeous photo captured by Don Reese. To see his work, visit his site: Don Reese


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