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If you’re looking for something family-friendly to do—or adults only—on New Year’s Eve, reserve your lane at Rocky Springs Entertainment Center. Lanes are available to rent from 6pm-9pm and 10pm-1am. You can have up to 6 guests for just $99.99, and add 2 guests for $15 per person.

This special NYE package includes:

  • Unlimited bowling
  • Snack bucket
  • Soda pitcher
  • Party favors, like party hats and noisemakers
  • Giveaways


Ask for the Pizza Special! Buy one pizza, get one for $10 when you pre-order. Offer valid on large 1-topping pizzas only 12/31/16.

Ask about renting our exclusive VIP Bowling Suite for New Year’s Eve from 9pm-1am!

Brownie Points: the bar will be open all night long.


Call now to reserve your lane, at (717) 394-6162, x 104
Rocky Springs Entertainment Center
1495 Millport Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17602



A kid-friendly holiday shopping event is occurring on Sunday, December 18th from 12-8pm at the 209 Hazel Street location of Springhouse Brewery. Gifts and handmade items will include jewelry, clothing, housewares, holiday decor, stationary, and kitchen eclectics.

All or parts of sales will go to support A Week Away, which—if you are not already familiar with the program—provides a week of peace in the chaotic lives of families battling a life-threatening illness.


On December 17, Rosa’s Jar LLC will be holding a Community Christmas Party from 6 to 9pm at The Community Room at 106 West King on Saturday, December 17th.
Kids ages 5-12 will receive a free gift.
Storytime, elves, desserts, and drinks. Arts and crafts and time for photographs.
Admission: One non-perishable food item for the food drive.
You can also drop off toys/other gifts at any of the following locations:
The Candy Factory 342 North Queen Street
That Shuu Girl 147 East King Street
Ursa Lunar 317 North Queen Street (where you can also buy Rosa’s Jar cupcakes)

Stay fit this winter, have fun, and practice your strategic thinking!

Landing Zone (403 Granite Run Drive) has an incredible winter special going on for anyone 8 years and older. You can get three (3) hours of gaming for just $24, plus tax.

“We are energized by our imagination and charged with the task of elevating the quality of entertainment for our guests.” Landing Zone is committed to a clean and fun environment for all to enjoy. This winter is predicted to be a cold one, and you’ll need some warming up.

So get up, get out, vest up, and run! You and your loved ones are sure to have an excellent time.



And, don’t forget the Arsenal Grill located within Landing Zone. Those hungry bellies after laser tag can be filled with delicious food and rehydrated with a refreshing, refillable beverage.

So, if you haven’t blasted your family with laser tag guns and flashing vests in a while, now is the perfect time to dive into Landing Zone’s winter special.

Landing Zone
403 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17601
(717) 826-9023


Everyone speaks burrito. But Silantra has a different dialect. And they’re straight killin’ it.

#TTDLanc experienced a burrito from Silantra Asian Street Kitchen for the first time ever last week. Our stomachs growled and we quivered with anticipation as we watched customers before us building their custom scallion pancake wraps, salads, and rice bowls. With a 4.9 rating on Yelp, you know you have to try it!

Here are some examples of combinations you can get:
scallion pancake wrap / salad / rice bowl
brown rice / coconut rice / bed of greens
chicken / steak / shrimp /mushroom /tofu
pepper and onion / steamed broccoli / seaweed salad / edamame salad / wasabi coleslaw / lettuce / spinach / cucumber / cilantro/ teriyaki garlic sauce / sesame ginger sauce / sweet and sour sauce / mandarin orange vinaigrette / yellow coconut curry / cooler than the underside of your pillow hot sauce / sriracha / hoisin

Hungry yet? Order online for pick-up!





It’s been a little while since you’ve blasted your coworkers with laser tag guns and flashing vests, hasn’t it? Landing Zone (403 Granite Run Drive) is the perfect place to come together for the holidays.

Now booking holiday parties December 23 through January 2, you can make your next company event a memorable adventure of fun-filled games and awesome food.

Landing Zone’s holiday party package, for a minimum of 8 people, includes a three-hour unlimited play gaming block for you and your employees, as well as 50 minutes in their modern, private party room—where you can enjoy two 16” pizzas and one fountain drink per person with unlimited refills. There’s even an event coordinator who will prep, serve, and clean the space for you!

Visit their website to reserve your party now–December 23 through January 2.



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Landing Zone

403 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17601
(717) 826-9023

‘Tis the season for family traditions both old and new. Traditions connect with the past and provide continuity by passing them on to our children. One such tradition for my family is our visit to Yuletide at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. This is a newer tradition for us, just a few years old but it has become one we look forward to each year.

Henry Francis du Pont and his grand estate Winterthur (pronounced winter-tour) epitomize traditions of the holiday season. As well as learning specifically about Christmas celebrations at Winterthur, you will also learn about various holiday traditions brought to America. From the garden and grounds to the measure exhibits and antiques, Winterthur is a real treat for the entire family.

We love the Winterthur experience so much we it so purchased a family membership a few years back and make it a point to visit monthly if not more often.

Yuletide is the icing on the cake at the end of each year, with the decorated rooms and festive Christmas tree displays. Visitors are delighted by the beauty of trees decorated with dried flowers from the estate in keeping with du Pont’s idea of bring the beauty of nature into the home.


Yuletide is up until January 3rd as is the Tiffany Glass exhibit which is a must see while there. This experience is perfect for families and if you plan to make a day of it be sure to walk the grounds, visit the enchanted woods and koi fish. The trolley tour is a great way to learn a bit of history about the gardens and estate and you can stop by the gift shop/cafe for a treat. While the current display will be taken down soon, the Winterthur experience is worth enjoying year round.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19735

IMG_2344Soaring above the towering oaks dressed in burnt reds and mustard yellows, vibrant fall foliage playfully danced below our feet in the cool autumn breeze. The Things To Do Lancaster PA team visited Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center for an afternoon filled with ziplines and high flyin’ fun!

Refreshing Mountain is a year-round retreat centered on 80 acres of Lancaster County woodland. A favorite destination for schools, youth groups, and company outings, many take advantage of Refreshing Mountain’s fun-filled activities including a large in-ground pool, high adventure course, nature center, gymnasium, cabin rentals and more!

In fact, Refreshing Mountain’s unique offerings are so popular, many visitors come back from season to season.

“It’s great to see those familiar faces from one summer to the next,” said Matt Shenk, Activities Staff.

IMG_2439Among those special family-fun activities, Refreshing Mountain’s high adventures course offers a thrilling opportunity to hang above the treetops. Choose from their Challenge Adventure Course — five ziplines, sky bridge, nine challenge elements — or Aerial Excursion Course complete with seven ziplines, three sky bridges and a 40 ft. rappel!

“The possibilities for fun are really endless,” continued Shenk.

Extend your stay at Refreshing Mountain by booking one of their cabin rentals. These newly built and fully furnished cabins sleep up to eight with a private bedroom, bunk house, living room and kitchen.

Refreshing Mountain invites you to unplug and relax this fall. For more information, including packages, cabin rentals and rates, please visit

By the time summer turns the corner into fall each year, I’m ready for it! I’m ready for chunky sweaters, tall boots, football games, backyard bonfires, crunchy leaves, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING and one of our family favorite fall traditions: apple picking day!

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 10.03.34 AMWhen my daughter was 4, she wrote a song called “It’s Apple Picking Day” that has become a fall anthem in our house, sung at random until apple picking day comes around again. The day arrives and we break out our boots and flannel and pile into the car, often with other friends and family in tow, we head to Cherry Hill Orchard to gather the first fruits of fall. Excitement builds as we pull up to the orchard. We roll down the windows and let the warm sunshine, crisp air and tart apple scent reassure us that autumn is indeed here, and it’s apple picking day! We greet our instant friends and apple experts at the orchard gate who give us bags for the picking and direct us further into the orchard to park. When we get out of the car, there are rows of apple trees stretching out all around us and we check the directory to guide us toward the tress that hold some of our favorite varieties. Then we are off! The kids run up and down the rows looking for the perfect pick, our crate fills up with spheres of red and yellow and green until it takes two of us to carry it. There is fruit low enough for the littlest ones to pick from, but every year there are a few perfect apples, just out of reach and glistening in the autumn sun that beg us to climb, and reach and stand on shoulders until we can twist it free and take it home! When our crates and hearts are full, we pile back into the car breathless and giggly and head to the weigh station to check it out, all the while listing all of the things we’re going to make with our apples this year: dumplings, crumbles, apple cider, apple sauce. Sometimes we invite our friends and neighbors over for a great apple feast, other years we just stock up on raw honey, caramel and peanut butter from the orchard store for dipping and munching our apples around the fire. No matter what we do with them, we all agree that somehow they taste better and go faster because we picked them ourselves.

It’s apple picking day, time to welcome fall with open arms, breathe in the sweet and sour notes of a changing season, reach for the one you want, and keep stretching until it’s within your grasp. It’s time to slow down and notice the way the air and trees are changing and take a look at how the people you’re picking with are growing and changing too. As we walked back to the car humming the apple picking song, a much taller and more eloquent girl than the one I started this tradition with, slipped her slightly sticky hand in mine and sighed, “I love that we do this. I love apple picking day.”

Where do YOU go in Lancaster to welcome fall? Need some ideas on what to do with your apple harvest? Check out this Pinterest for some of our favorite apple ideas!


RubyMundokIntroducing TTDLanc Teens and Ruby Mundok: In part one of her series, Ruby explores the Lancaster Central Market. From homegrown regional delicacies to lively buskers, there are so many wonderful smells, sights and sounds to take in as you peruse through the country’s oldest operating farmers’ market!

In addition to being a Things To Do Lancaster PA contributor, Ruby is a YouTuber and videographer from Lancaster, PA. She is a student at Hempfield High School, and enjoys Spanish class, the smell of candles after you blow them out, and spending time with her dog Rufus.