Manheim Downtown Development Group

Manheim Downtown Development Group: Christmas


The arrival of the holiday spirit officially gets started in Manheim.  Join us the weekend of December 5th, 6th and 7th for a real life “Whoville” experience! 



The festivities begin as we ask you to continue to support your local businesses at First Friday in Manheim!  Compared to chains, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, supporting a wide range of jobs and enriching the whole community!


Cricket's Performing Arts will be hosting their Sugar Plum Party starting at 6:00pm with dance performances, photo opportunities with the Sugar Plum Fairy herself and delicious goodies.  (Small cost)  For more information, please visit their website at or call (717) 664-4018.


Take in the performers at the Baron Stage as they present...


The Women’s Club of Manheim will also be selling their sugary concoctions of delicious cookies.  The one pound cookie trays are available for pick up at Divine Consign, Shaub’s Dry Cleaning and the Manheim Auto Auction.



Saturday brings a fun filled day for the whole family! Start your morning at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ located at 50 North Main Street for a delicious breakfast with the jolly old man himself!  Breakfast includes grandma’s favorite mouth-watering pancakes, farm fresh sausage, and coffee, tea and juice.  The breakfast will begin at 9:00am – 10:30am.  For more information, please call (717) 665-2447 or visit their website at 


After your delicious breakfast, head over the Manheim Community Library located at 15 East High Street for Crafts, Cookies and Cocoa! The fun begins at 10:00am until Noon where children can create beautiful hand-crafted gifts and ornaments for the holiday season!  For more information, please call 665-6700.


Starting at 8:00am - 2:00pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church located at 90 South Charlotte Street, will host their annual Christmas Bazaar featuring jewelry, yard art, baskets, baked goods, scentsy displays and poinsettias.  Saturday will also be the first day of the Holiday Crossings which will begin at 10:30am – 4:30pm at the Manheim Railroad Station located at 210 South Charlotte Street.  This event will feature the event will feature a miniature train display of Manheim in the 1930's, photo opportunities with Santa and Victorian Faceboards, Visit the Canine Country Club's Minature Horses and Carriages, Special Raffle Prizes, Local Groups presenting holiday music throughout the day, gift shop featuring a unique assorment of locally crafted items and holiday gifts, and delicious and tantalizing menu items offered at the Cozy Cafe.  Menu items include; Assorted Quiches, Hearty Soup, Cream Scones with Apricots and Walnuts, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, Blueberry Lime Bread w/cream cheese Icing, and Coffee with Assorted Syrup Flavorings.  For more information, please visit their website.  


Saturday evening will mark the Manheim Downtown Development Group’s 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!  The event will begin at 5:00pm – 6:30pm with performances by Cricket’s Performing Arts.  Our tree lighting would not be complete without Mr. and Mrs. Claus!  Residents and visitors can buy a chance to “Flip the Switch” on the lights illuminating the tree that will adorn our beautiful and historic Market Square this holiday season! The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a special event for the young and old.  Other event festivities will include delicious food, tuba playing, holiday carols and the lighting of the tree!  The event is free and held on our Historic Market Square in Downtown Manheim with plenty of parking in the municipal lots on North Wolf Street or North Hart Street and off street parking on Charlotte Street. 


Saturday evening at 7:30, the Baron Stage will perform...... at the Manheim Central High School Auditorium.  



Sunday will round out the weekend! The Women’s Club of Manheim will host their annual Holiday Tour of Homes starting at 12:30pm until 4:30pm.  The tour will feature an array of six Manheim area homes decorated for the holiday season.  Advanced tickets can be purchased for $10 at Shaub’s Dry Cleaning, Longenecker’s Hardware, Divine Consign, or any WCM Member.  For more information, please contact Sandy at 575-8179.  Tour includes;  Dennis and Eunice Metzler, The Booking House, Julie and Jeremy Horst, Adam and Shauna Buchmoyer, Mark and Marilyn Martin, and Rob and Niki Lannigan.  For more information, please visit their facebook page at


Saturday will also be the second day of the Holiday Crossings which will begin at 12:30pm – 4:30pm at the Manheim Railroad Station located at 210 South Charlotte Street.


This will be a wonderful weekend to enjoy our town, community and the holiday season!  For more information, please call (717) 665-1762.

Our Volunteers... Allison Moyer, Denise Moyer and Robin Buchmoyer
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Manheim Downtown Development Group
17 North Main Street Manheim, PA, 17545

Office: 717.665.1762, Fax: 717.664.4410

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