Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park has concluded for 2021… but the lights will continue for 3 more nights!

Join us for “Just the Lights” Wednesday, Dec 8 , Thursday, Dec 9 and Friday, Dec 10 from 6 to 9 PM.
These nights will feature the tens of thousands of lights in our 9 acre park along with our lighted walking trail.

Hot chocolate, mini golf and a winter carnival cake heel will also be open.

Parking is free. Admission to the lighted trail is by suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children. Transportation through the trail will be available for those in need.

This will be your last opportunity to see the lights for 2021- the display will be taken down this weekend!

Dates: Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5, 2021. Christmas lights will fill the Terre Hill Park along with food, activities, entertainment, free children’s crafts, music, vendors and more!

Hours: Nightly, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (hours for specific activities vary- see schedule below)

Cost: Parking and admission are free. Food, certain activities, and admission to the lighted walking trail are a small fee/donation. See below for details.

Parking: Available at the Terre Hill Park. The park driveway will be one way- please use the Lancaster Ave entrance. Additional parking will be available at parking lots in town with a shuttle running between the parking lots and the park. Click here for directions. 

Volunteers needed! Click here for more information!


Schedule of Events

Christmas in the Park 2021 will be held December 3-5, 2021

Ongoing Events Each Night

  • Lighted Walking Trail & Live Nativity – Stroll through the Terre Hill Park walking trail complete with 100+ hand made lighted decorations, music, live nativity and lots and lots of Christmas lights! Admission to the trail is by suggested donation to the Terre Hill Park- Adults: $5, children 4-16: $3, 3 and under are free. Admission is valid the entire evening. Walking distance is approximately a quarter mile. Transportation through the trail is available to those who require assistance. The lights will be lit from 5 – 9 pm, nightly. Live nativity from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, nightly.
  • Children’s Magical Holiday Train Ride – Kids will love our holiday train ride through the park! Travel through the forest, over the train bridge and up to the north pole! Train operates 5-9 pm each night, children only. Tickets are a $3 donation to the park.
  • Christmas Tree Plaza – Enjoy a variety of food including freshly made soup, sandwiches, funnel cakes, hot chocolate, french fries, nachos, coffee and more!
  • Visit with Santa – Located at the Community Center (second floor), Santa wants to hear from everyone what they want for Christmas this year! Santa will be on site from 6-8:30 pm.
  • Christmas Village – Experience the magic of Christmas Village! Browse vendors with holiday themed items perfect for the upcoming gift giving season! Enjoy holiday tunes, tasty treats and warm drinks! The village is also the gateway to the lighted walking trail. Enjoy specialty hot chocolate drinks in Christmas in the Park mugs in fun holiday flavors include gingerbread, toasted marshmallow and peppermint. Also available are gourmet smores, hot apple cider and popcorn.
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides – Enjoy a ride like no other through town on a horse drawn carriage! Tickets are $5/person, ages 3 and under are free.
  • Children’s Crafts and Activities @ Santa’s Workshop – Located at the Terre Hill Community Center adjacent to the park – children’s craft stations, gingerbread cookie decorating, balloon twisting, Christmas story and nativity collection display. 

Special Events Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Music by Mt. Zion Worship Team – 6 – 8 pm in Christmas Tree Plaza
  • Kids Gingerbread Cookie Decorating – 5:30 – 8:30 pm in the Community Center. $3
  • Holiday Horns – 6 – 8 pm in Christmas Village
  • Live Ice Carving Demonstration – 7 pm beside the main food pavilion

Special Events Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • Music by the Bailey Fulginiti Trio – 6 – 9 pm in Christmas Tree Plaza. Check out this great local group with some wonderful holiday tunes!
  • Kids Gingerbread Cookie Decorating – 5:30 – 8:30 pm in the Community Center. $3
  • Cherrywood String Ensemble– 6 – 8 pm in Christmas Village
  • Live Ice Carving Demonstration – 7 pm beside the main food pavilion

Special Events Sunday, December 5, 2021

  • Music by Jeff Krick Jr – 6 – 8 pm in Christmas Tree Plaza. Stop by to enjoy this fun holiday show featuring Elvis’s Christmas tunes as well as some gospel favorites! 
  • Kids Gingerbread Cookie Decorating – 5:30 – 8:30 pm in the Community Center. $3
  • Christmas Brass – 6 – 8 pm in Christmas Village

Schedule subject to change. Questions? Email us at

Dogs are permitted, as long as they are friendly and on a leash at all times. Walking trail is partially crushed stone and partially grass and can accommodate wheeled items such as strollers and wheelchairs so long as ground surface permits.
Golf cart transportation through the trail is available for those who may need assistance (no charge). 


This event is made possible by sponsorship and donations. Partner with us with an excellent new advertising opportunity! Businesses will be featured on our website, promotional posters and signage at the event. Your support and funding is needed to help get the event off the ground. Please contact us for more information-


2021 Sponsors


Premier Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

AAA Supply

Aaron Hurst Construction

Accountable Bookkeeping


Brecknock Orchard

Brubacher Excavating

Choice Home Remodeling

Conestoga Animal Hospital

Daniel Leroy Burkholder

David L Good Heating & Cooling

E&G Concrete

Eagle Rental

Ephrata Elks Lodge #1933

Esbenshade’s Garden Centers

Fire Line Equipment

Floor Craft New Holland

Garden Spot Lions Club

Heritage Design Interiors

Iddings Electric

Ingham’s Powder Coating

JB Zimmerman

John Huber Automotive

Kling and Deibler LLP

Lester R. Summers Trucking

Lichty Brothers

Lyons & Hohl Paving

M&S Sales & Service

Martin’s Flooring

Martin’s Tree Service

Musselman Lumber

New Holland Garage Door

New Holland Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

New Holland Tire Co

Sauder Fuel

Sensenig and Weaver Well Drilling

Stief Concrete

Stirk Family

Storb Dental

Witmer Motor Service

Zook Molasses


Bronze Sponsors

Adamstown Eye Care

Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Horst Auctioneers

Shady Maple


Workshop & Craft Sponsors

Esbenshade’s Greenhouse | Cornerstone Bible Church | Vibrant Church | The Boose Family | Balloons by Louise | The Trupe Family

Media Partner