There is a magic place not too far away, where Christmas has lived for almost 20 years. The National Christmas Center & Museum is  20,000 square feet of memories kept alive and polished by the thousands of people who visit every year.  Like a giant magic mirror it reflects the Christmas experience of our parents, their parents and even our great grandparents. 

Visit Toyland Train Mountain where electric trains 
traverse a mountain 30 feet in diameter and three tiers high.
But this could be the last Christmas for anyone to step through that looking glass.  

On the home page of the Christmas Museum Website, there is a letter that goes like this:

"It is with great sadness that we make this post today. After many tough conversations and some difficult seasons over the past few years, National Christmas Center has had to make the very difficult decision to close it’s doors permanently following our 2017 season...our passion for this most wonderful holiday is stronger than ever and we are deeply saddened that we will not be able to share it with the world going forward."

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa - and if you'd like to see his Workshop, Reindeer Barn and other exciting exhibits, make sure mom and dad bring you this month!

The TRAVEL CHANNEL has called this one of the “Most Christmasy Places in America”... and here's a sampling of what you'll find:
  • 1950's Woolworth's 5 & 10 -  showcasing vintage Christmas toys and merchandise displayed in a realistic store setting. 
  • An Antiques Emporium showing how hand-blown glass ornaments are made, countless Christmas antiques and unusual items such as old Santa masks used in church and school pageants.  
  • A Pennsylvania Christmas with life-sized scenes, including a simple Amish celebration. 
  • Storefronts decorated for the holidays line this street straight out of the 1950’s. 
  • See hundreds of Nativities from around the globe. 
  • And over 500 2-D and 3-D images portraying the evolution of how Santa has been depicted through the years, from the legends of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, Turkey in 300 AD, to the jolly man in red we know and love today
National Christmas Center & Museum Hours and Admission Info

3427 Lincoln Hwy E.
Paradise, PA 17562