In the small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania is a not so small museum that celebrates the spirit of Christmas. With over 20,000 square feet of indoor exhibits, the National Christmas Center allows visitors to step into a Christmas themed fantasy land.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale
While the Center celebrates both Christmas present and Christmas past, it really shines in it’s ability to transport visitors to holiday’s past. Exhibits include a replica Woolworth’s store all decked out for the holiday season with authentic merchandise, signage and fixtures, a life size recreation of a 1950’s Christmas morning (oh how I would love to go back in time), and a walkable “street” of shop windows designed to bring back memories of the 1940’s and 1950’s.
If you have a thing for Bing Crosby and vintage Christmas ornaments, love to suspend disbelief, and think that red and green is the best color combination ever, you might just want to get yourself to Paradise Pennsylvania and enjoy a museum like no other.
National Christmas Center Website
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