The annual Holiday Dinner Theater at Mount Hope on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery kicks off on November 8, 2021 and continues Fridays, Saturdays, select Sundays, and select Weekdays through December 23. Please note: all dates, times and information are subject to change.

Dates & Tickets

Enter Victorian Mount Hope Mansion, a most unique setting for a theatrical interactive dining experience. Performances run Fridays, Saturdays, select Sundays and select weekdays, November 8 through December 23. Dates and times listed below subject to change.

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Ticket Information

General Admission: $59.95
Faire Subscribers (Season Pass) Discount: $50.95 — Use your subscription code to purchase discount tickets on select performances (7PM Fridays & 1PM or 7PM Sundays, where applicable)
Please Note: There is no children's price for this event.

Reservations are encouraged, as there are a limited amount of tickets and perfromances sell out quickly. Meal choice must be made at time of ticket purchase. Holiday Dinner Theater tickets will be available for purchase on the Virtual Box Office.

Should it be necessary to reschedule your performance date, a $7.50 per ticket fee will be added to your reservation and must be paid at the time the ticket exchange is made.

Group Reservations

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more through Mount Hope's Group Sales Department. This unique and exciting experience makes the perfect setting for our group outing! Private and/or mid-week performances can be scheduled for larger groups! To reserve your spot or to learn more, please visit

Safety Initiative

Consistent with the most recent guidance from the PA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Mount Hope is pleased to update our safety initiatives designed to keep everyone safe - Download Guest COVID Policies (August 1, 2021). As guidance and requirements from various government agencies continue to evolve, so too, will we. Please check back to the website closer to the event and follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List for news and updates.


Reservations are encouraged as tickets sell out quickly.

General Admission: $59.95 • Please note there is no children's price for this event.

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2021 Dinner Theater in the Mansion

Menu option must be chosen at time of ticket purchase.

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Cranberry Brie Bites
Sweet Potato Toast with Pomegranate Guacamole
Bacon Jam Potato Cups

First Course

Shaved Brussel Salad with Dried Cranberries & Walnuts, Finished with a Cranberry Poppyseed Dressing

Second Course

Choice of One. Must be chosen at time of ticket purchase. No day-of substitutions.

Chicken Breast
Stuffed with Spinach & Sundried Tomato, With Cranberry Sage Chutney and Whipped Potatoes

Vegetarian Meatloaf
With Apple Roasemary Chutney & Creamy Polenta

Gnocchi Primavera
Vegan/Gluten Free - Includes Specialty Dessert

Third Course

Peppermint Jelly Donut with White Icing & Candy Cane Slivers

After Dinner Sample of Mount Hope Wine for Guests 21+

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Soda, Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, Water
Select Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included in Ticket Price

Alcoholic Beverages

Swashbuckler Beer, Mount Hope Wine, Signature Cocktails & Lancaster County Cider Available for Purchase at the Cash Bar

Menu subject to change without notice. No substitutions.

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2021 Stories & Carols

Tim Cratchit, not so Tiny anymore, has moved to America to be with his newlywed wife, Leah. This is his first Christmas away from London, and he’s feeling homesick. When Leah’s sister invites herself over along with some friends who are also separated from their families for the Holidays, Tim and Leah realize that nothing would spark Holiday Joy more than a full house of friends! Now, anyone who needs the feeling of a home for the holidays is welcomed into the Mount Hope Mansion to spend an evening with the Cratchits! Their guests will enjoy a wonderful and warming meal, sing Christmas Carols, play games that bring them back to their childhoods, and be treated to a performance of the classic holiday tale close to Tim’s heart—Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”! When a special guest from London shows up at the last minute to surprise Tim, the spirit will be put into Holiday Spirit! Please Note: Each show is interactive and unique. Stories & Carols below are subject to change.

  • Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Silent Night
  • Man with the Bag
  • Frosty, The Snowman
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Cast Information

Sit back and enjoy the show as the cast performs some of your favorite classic stories in each of the festively decorated dining rooms. Guests will long remember this heart-warming experience. Please check back for updated cast information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located inside Mount Hope Mansion on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Holidays at Mount Hope: Dinner Theater kicks off on November 8 and continues through December 23, 2021 (Dates & Times listed on this page are subject to change). For more information on specific show times, please visit the Dates & Tickets Page.
There is plenty of free parking all around the Mansion within walking distance.
Please note: Entree option must be chosen at the time of ticket purchase (Choose one of two options). For full details on all menu choices, please visit Dining Section.
The Mansion bar will be open for drink purchases during the duration of the performances. Select Swashbuckler Ales, Mount Hope Wines, Lancaster County Ciders, Signature Cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the bar. Specific bar menu options will be available the day of the performance.

Please Note: If you are visibly intoxicated, we reserve the right to no longer serve you alcohol. If you become a disturbance during the performance, we will ask you to leave the Mansion without issuing a refund.
While the ticket price does not include gratuity, any tip left by you to the hosts is at your discretion. Like any restaurant, gratuities are a special way for you to acknowledge service provided to you and should refelct your satisfaction with the service.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our In the Area Page for specific information.
As a courtesy to others, video/audio recording and photography are strictly prohibited during the show. Photos are permitted before introductions.
You may carry your cell phone with you during the performance, but please make sure to turn it off as a courtesy to others. If you need to make or retrieve a call, please excuse yourself to our front porch for the duration of the call.
The dress code is casual to business casual. The storyline changes each year, and guests are welcome to dress in time period appropriate attire, but it is not required.
Animals are not allowed in the Mansion except for service animals while performing their qualifying services.
Children are welcome to attend, but require a ticket due to the limited capacity of the dinner theater experience. Please note there is no children's price for this event.
Please be respectful of the actors. We invite our guests to interact with the actors, but be mindful of their personal space and real human feelings. These dedicated professionals work to build interactive, magical environments for our guests and any form of intimidation, threat or harm to an employee or other guests will never be tolerated.

Ticket Information

With your admission ticket you receive entry into a unique and interactive Holiday theater experience, which includes your 3-course meal. Select non-alcoholic beverages are also included in your ticket price.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office or in the Mount Hope Estate Wine Shop. It is advised to buy the tickets in advance, as performances sell out quickly.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.
Should it be necessary to reschedule your performance date, a $7.50 per ticket fee will be added to your reservation and must be paid at the time the ticket exchange is made.
Performances occur as scheduled. In the event of extreme weather conditions, guests will be notified in advance of any changes.

Mansion Information

Smoking is prohibited in the Mansion. If you need to go out to smoke during the performance, please note that the doors will lock behind you.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted in the Mansion with the exception of water.
Yes, Holidays at Mount Hope Dinner Theater performances are ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the Wine Shop, just follow the directional signs that lead you to that area when you arrive.

Please go to the Wine Shop and inform the staff that you require the handicapped accessible entrance to the rear of the Mansion. You will be directed where to go to enter the building.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
There are restrooms located inside of the Mansion and the Wine Shop. Staff will be happy to point you in the right direction!
Items found during or after the event will be kept in the Wine Shop (717-665-7021 ext 129).

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