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Educational Programs at Historic Mount Hope

Your year-round destination for student & youth programs—for groups of all sizes! For over 20 years, Mount Hope Estate and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire have provided enriching, interactive, and fulfilling Student Programs for hundreds of thousands of students in the Northeast. Whether at School Days at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire or through our Holidays at Mount Hope Theater in the Mansion program, our main goal is to help with the growth and learning of the youth of today, the future of our tomorrow. We invite you to peruse our Student Programs and learn why getting your students involved will help invigorate, energize and promote their love for education, history, the earth, science and more!

Holiday Student Performances

This holiday season, join our cast of characters as they perform Christmas stories and carols, and share the true spirit of the season.

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Performance Availability

Student performances of Holidays at Mount Hope are available at 9:30AM on the dates highlighted on the calendar. Each performance is approximately 2 hours in length with a capacity of 90.

Payment Terms

The cost of Holidays at Mount Hope is $16.00 per student/extra chaperone. A $100 deposit is required for all shows and the balance is due 30 days before your selected performance date. Cancellation Policy: All payments refunded up to 30 days prior to reserved date.

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For more information or to reserve your spot, email Nicole Boyer, Group Sales Manager, at Nicole@PaRenFaire.com

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Pre-reservation is required to attend Holidays at Mount Hope.

Story & Carols

This holiday season, join our cast of characters as they perform Christmas stories and carols, and share the true spirit of the season.

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2021 Theme

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 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!

Stories

A Visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

Carols

Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
and Many More!

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Student Lunches

Student Lunches

We are delighted to offer the convenience of on-site lunches for students attending a Theater in the Mansion school performance. Parties sized 25-60 can enjoy lunch at the Anchor & Mermaid Restaurant, adjacent to Mount Hope Mansion prior to or after your scheduled performance.

Groups have the choice of a hamburger picnic OR deli style sandwich, plus healthy choice chips, fruit, dessert and lemonade or iced tea. No substitutions please. The cost is $8.50 per person inclusive (Combined Theater admission and student meal $24.50)

The balance of the Theater Admission and Meal Payment must be received in the Faire office no later than 10 business days prior to the trip date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years, educators preparing for school trips to Holidays at Mount Hope have asked many questions. We hope to answer some of the most frequently asked below. If you have any questions that have not been answered below, please contact Nicole Boyer, Group Sales Manager, at Nicole@PaRenFaire.com.

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545.
Each performance begins at 9:30am is approximately two hours in length.
As quickly as you and your students can choose a date. The popularity of Holidays at Mount Hope increases each year. Many of the dates fill to capacity and reservations are accepted for all of our events on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact Nicole Boyer, Group Sales Manager, at Nicole@PaRenFaire.com.
The cost of Holidays at Mount Hope is $16 per person for both students and chaperones. One complimentary chaperone will be admitted for every eight students. Extra chaperones are permitted and will be charged the student rate of $16. We request that children younger than Grade 3 do not attend Holidays at Mount Hope, as the show content is geared towards older students who understand the content of the literary works included. If it is absolutely necessary that younger children attend Holidays at Mount Hope, they will be charged the student rate regardless of age.
After making your reservation you will receive an invoice. A $100 deposit is required for all shows. The deposit is applied towards your final balance. Final numbers and final balance are due two weeks prior to the date of your show performance. Payment is requested by one check made payable to: Mazza Vineyards Inc. or by credit card, either VISA or MasterCard. Payments can be mailed to: Mazza Vineyards Inc. • 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

If your school requires a W-9 form to process the payment please request the form after receiving your original invoice.
We offer free parking for buses on the day of the trip. Please direct your bus drivers to park in the large stone lot that is located next to the brewery (large cream colored barn as you enter the property). If your driver needs more details instructions please have them contact the business offices at 717-665-7021 Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM.
We do not issue tickets or wristbands for Theater in the Mansion student shows. The day of your trip a point person from Mazza Vineyards will greet your bus and double check your final numbers and payment. They will guide you to the mansion for admission.
Yes, provided your group meets the minimum group size of 10 or more students. The chaperone policies do apply and additional chaperones will be charged the student rate. We request that students younger than Grade 3 do not attend Holidays at Mount Hope, as the show content is geared towards older students who understand the content of the literary works included. If it is absolutely necessary that younger children attend the School Day, they will be charged the student rate regardless of age.
We do not require emergency contact numbers for theater in the mansion performances unless there is a serve weather prediction. If there is a serve weather prediction on or around the day of your trip we will request a mobile number where we can contact you with show updates and important information.
We are delighted to offer the convenience of on-site lunches for students attending a Theater in the Mansion school performance. Parties sized 25-60 can enjoy lunch at the Anchor & Mermaid Restaurant, adjacent to Mount Hope Mansion prior to or after your scheduled performance. Click here for more information on lunches. If you students want to pack their own lunches you are permitted to consume them on the buses. No lunches are permitted to be consumed in the mansion at any time.

Contact Mount Hope

Nicole Boyer, Group Sales Manager
717-537-8377 • Nicole@PaRenFaire.com