See Santa Claus at Lancaster County Convention Center & Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Maintain a Holiday Tradition in Downtown Lancaster

Nov 21, 2013, 15:09 ET from Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North Pole-based Santa Claus, the City of Lancaster, and the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square are pleased to announce their continued partnership in maintaining a beloved tradition in historic downtown Lancaster that, each year, symbolizes the start of the holiday season.

On Nov. 29, for the fifth year in a row after a 14-year hiatus, Santa will arrive on the roof of the former Watt & Shand department store, now the new Lancaster County Convention Center. Santa will greet Lancaster's children, young and young at heart, with a thrilling wave from four stories above and then descend into the crowd at the City's annual tree lighting event.

The magical night's events outside the hotel and Lancaster convention center include:

  • 6:30 p.m. – Mayor's Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas begins with entertainment from PRiMA Theatre
  • 7 p.m. – Santa arrives
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tree lighting, festive live tuba music, carriage rides and more
  • From 5 until 8 p.m. – Evening Hours for Central Market

For more information about downtown Lancaster holiday events, visit the Mayor's Office of Special Events.

About Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Experience this landmark Lancaster hotel featuring friendly elegance, impeccable service, remarkable architecture and historical elements. Central to downtown Lancaster and integrated beautifully with a world-class convention center, this hotel in Lancaster County, PA, offers amenities discerning guests expect. A breathtaking hotel lobby invites visitors to gather as they view a magnificent interior street. Posh guest rooms at this Lancaster lodging destination feature spectacular views of downtown and offer 37-inch LCD TVs, granite countertops and lavish bedding. An exciting selection of scenic rural adventures exists with a refined urban center presenting more than 90 art galleries, fine dining, shopping and historic landmarks. Lancaster is one of the largest National Historic Register Districts in the country. Stay in extraordinary accommodations -- discover Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 717-239-1600, or visit

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