Enjoy the shopping event of the season at one of the largest holiday Christmas shows in the country! The Pennsylvania Christmas + Gift Show is completely indoors and all on one floor. Shop more than 600 specialty vendors selling exclusive, and unique holiday gifts, décor, seasonal items, gourmet food, and more for family and friends. You’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself! 

2023 marks the 40th Anniversary of the

Pennsylvania Christmas + Gift Show!


We are celebrating the show’s 40th Anniversary by adding some exciting new features and amenities to provide an even more enjoyable experience. Check out our new floorplan ahead of the show (click here) and be sure to use our new entrance at the Cameron Street Lobby.

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Christmas Dinner & More - Plus, Our Holiday Signature Drinks

In addition to the show's popular Christmas Dinner Banquet Buffet (located upstairs via elevator in North Hall), visitors can select from a variety of new specialty foods, in more locations throughout the show, that will satisfy every taste.

Our fun signatures cocktails from C&J Catering will be back! In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Grinch Cocktail, Cranberry Prosecco Punch, and Mrs. Claus Cocktail can be enjoyed at bars located throughout the venue

The Christmas Dinner Banquet Buffet will include a full adult buffet for $26.95, Senior Buffet (55 and over) for $22.95, Kid's Buffet for $14.95 and Soup and Salad Bar ONLY option for $15.95. Buffet selections change daily. 

Buffet Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm

Sign up ahead of time using the QR code below:

Christmas Tree Lane

This year's festive Christmas Tree Lane will greet visitors as they enter the show’s new Cameron Street Lobby entrance, presenting a beautiful holiday scene. Each tree is uniquely decorated by a show vendor, showcasing their creativity and products. The stunning collection offers great ideas for your own holiday tree and a taste of gifts you can find in the show.

DON'T FORGET! Vote on your favorite tree décor and be entered to win a four (4) pack of tickets to next year's show (4 winners)!

Window & Door Décor Displays

Come see the best of the best from our exhibitors! They will inspire your own home decorating this holiday season by creating front door and window designs with products available at the show. Competitions include decorated wreaths, front doors, and windows.


It's a Wonderful Life!

Actress and author Karolyn Grimes, best known for her role as Zuzu Bailey in the classic 1946 holiday film It’s A Wonderful Life, will be at the show all five days to meet visitors and showcase her cookbook, and, of course, Christmas bells! Located in the Equine Arena booth#E233.

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santaland is great for the whole family!

We’re giving Santa a present this year: an enhanced Santaland designed to evoke the North Pole. His new sleigh built by QNC Construction is the ideal setting for your family or group holiday photos!

Visit Santaland in the North Hall each day Wednesday thru Saturday, 11am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 3pm.



Our gift to you is more room to relax! Grab a drink, take a break, and re-energize in the two new, roomy Shopper Relaxation Lounges. Refreshed and renewed, you'll be ready to hit the floor. Lounges located in the Giant Expo Hall and Equine Arena.

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This new display is fun for all ages! Located in the Equine Arena, the elaborate Christmas Lego Village built by Mark Petrich is simply awesome. You’ll marvel at its 600 square foot size and detailed construction, containing thousands of Lego pieces.



Join us for these special events to enliven your holiday enjoyment!

Girls Night Out 

Friday, Dec. 1.Tickets are discounted to $6.00 from 4 - 7 pm

We're having a party and you and your girlfriends are invited! Celebrate the season with your gal pals Friday night from 4 – 7 pm. Enjoy music, discounted signature drinks, fantastic door prizes, DIY workshops (first come, first served) and a discounted $6 ticket (value of $10!).

Sponsored by Basement Waterproofing Specialists

Merry Money

All show attendees get the chance for some extra “green” this holiday season, by registering to win Merry Money while at the show! Winners will be drawn at the show all five days of the show during these dates and times listed. Winners can use their $100 in Merry Money gift cards at any one vendor of their choice. Enter to win using the QR code signage in the Cameron Street Lobby and the Info booth located in the Giant Expo Hall.

Wednesday 11/29 & Thursday 11/30 from 11am-2pm

Friday 12/1 during Girls Night Out – 4pm-7pm

Saturday 12/2 from 11am-2pm

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Deck the Paws Fashion Show

Featuring adoptable dogs from Canine Rescue of Central PA

Saturday, December 2 at 10am

Everyone loves to see Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws strutting their stuff on the Entertainment Stage. Don’t miss these adorable and adoptable dogs unleashing the joy in their howl-iday gear!


Entertainment Stage

Presented by Leafguard

Enjoy festive dance performances, heavenly voices, and merry instrumentals from local musicians, dance groups and school bands. There’s continuous fun for the whole family at the Entertainment Stage, located in North Hall.


Children's Workshops & Kids Korner

Bringing your family to the show? We're here to entertain everyone and get them into the holiday spirit. Kids can create their own gingerbread house, ornament, or toy in the Children's Workshop. They’ll also find elves onsite making balloon animals, and coloring activities and games.

Winter Wonderland

As you stroll down the lower spine to visit the different halls of the show, you'll be experiencing a winter wonderland of fresh cut trees provided by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association and Strathmeyer Christmas Trees. The fresh smell of live Christmas Trees will get you into the holiday spirit as you shop!

Model Train Display

Whooo! Whooo! Visitors of all ages enjoy the beautiful and intricate trains from the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society. The 120-foot train display featuring three to five sets of trains running simultaneously always enthralls.



Ship Gifts Right From the Show!

The show is truly the only stop you need to make for Christmas shopping. After purchasing gifts for family and friends, simply stop by the USPS booth to ship them right from the show! USPS offers all services from their space, covering all your stamps, packing and shipping needs. USPS will be located across from Concessions in the Giant Expo Hall.

Shop and Drop

Too many packages to carry? Just check your packages at the Shop and Drop, located in the Giant Expo Hall, and pick them up when you’re ready to head home. This service is provided by the Dauphin County Systems of Care Community Partners. There is a suggested donation of $3, OR a toy donation for their Christmas Celebration, to check your coat or package. All proceeds benefit the New Beginnings Youth & Adult Services.