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

Please check back closer to the event for ticket pricing. 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. Holiday Dinner Theater tickets will be available for purchase on the Virtual Box Office beginning in the Fall.


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 PaRenFaire.com/Groups

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 (May 17, 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.

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Reservations are encouraged as tickets sell out quickly.

Please check back in Fall 2021 for ticket information.

2020 Dinner Theater in the Mansion

Please note: The menu below was for the 2020 Dinner Theater. Please check back closer to the 2021 event for updated information. Menu option must be chosen at time of ticket purchase.

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Each Table Set With:

Pumpkin Sage Focaccia with Honey Butter
Amuse Bouche: Cranberry Brie Tart

First Course

Choice of Soup or Salad. Must be chosen at time of ticket purcahse. No day-of substitutions

Parmesan Brussel Salad
Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds & Cranberries

Roasted Cauliflower Leek Soup
With Chive & Bacon • *Bacon Omitted for Vegetarian Option

Second Course

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

Red Wine Honey Braised Short Rib
With Whipped Potatoes & Braised Vegetables

Orange Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
With Whipped Potatoes & Green Beans

Butternut Squash Lasagna (Vegetarian)
With Wild Mushrooms & Sage Cream

Third Course

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Nutmeg Cream

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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2020 Stories & Carols

This holiday season, join our cast of characters as they perform Christmas stories and carols, and share the true spirit of the season. To provide a safe environment for both our guests and performers, caroling and character interaction will occur during the meal courses and following dessert within the dining rooms while guests remain seated at their distanced, individual-party tables. Please Note: Each show is interactive and unique. Stories & Carols below were for the 2020 Dinner Theater. Please check back closer to the 2021 event for updated information.

  • 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 from your socially distanced, individual-party tables 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 in Fall 2021 for updated cast information.

2020 Holidays Cast

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: Dinner options must be chosen at the time of ticket purchase. Please choose between Soup or Salad for First Course, and one of the three Second Course 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).

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com