Holiday Open House

Dates & Times

Come together with family and friends for merrymaking and good cheer during the annual Open House at Mount Hope Estate and Winery. Create new memories from old traditions during this interactive event that's fun for the whole family. Admission is Free! All information is subject to change.

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Don't Miss Any Holiday Fun

Times and open locations listed below are from 2021 and are subject to change for this year's event. 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.

Historic Mount Hope Mansion • 11AM-4PM
Self-Guided Tours of the Historic Mansion's Holiday Splendor
Performances by Seasons Throughout the Day
Parlor Games & Carols in the Chapel with Daisy Grubb
Holiday Kid's Crafts in the Morning Parlor

Barn & Barrel • 11AM-4PM
Shop with Unique Merchants at the Merchant Marketplace
Visit with Father Christmas on the Second Floor

Mount Hope Wine Shop & Spirits Distilling Co. • 11AM-5PM
Savings Throughout Both Stores
Sampling and To-Go Sales of Wines & Spirits

Taproom & Grille • 11AM-4PM
Assorted Sweets & Craft Beverages

Anchor & Mermaid Tavern • 11AM-4PM
Enjoy delicious, locally sourced menu options.

Victorian Mount Hope Mansion

Mount Hope Mansion in Lancaster County was built in 1800 as a grand rural retreat for four continuous generations of the wealthy colonial American ironmaster Grubb family. Renovated and enlarged at the height of the Victorian Era, it is a simply delightful estate, particularly during the holiday season when she is dressed in her holiday finery. Please Note: The mansion is set for the annual interactive dinner theater performance of Holidays at Mount Hope.

Decorating the Victorian Mansion

In a multiple day decorating extravaganza, Mount Hope Mansion is transformed inside and out into a seasonal wonderland. Beginning with the wreath hung over the golden knocker on the front door and throughout the first floor, the decorations echo the classic elegance and colorful sophistication of the Victorian era. Boughs of evergreens topped with velvet ribbons are strung from floor to ceiling and throughout the halls. Gigantic Victorian displays adorn the many mantles, while glowing candles twinkle in every window and throughout the outside grounds surrounding the Mansion. Opulent Christmas trees, the largest of which stands at an impressive 15 feet, are bedecked with the theme "A Sweet Holiday"

A special thanks to Carrie Emich-Wallace and her helpers—Judy and Shane for the 100+ hours they dedicated to the Holiday decorations we enjoy this season!

Come together with family and friends for merrymaking and good cheer during the annual Open House at Mount Hope Estate & Winery.

The historic Mount Hope Mansion is filled with unique architectural and design elements that reflect both the Federal and Victorian influences. Visit during the Open House and explore the mansion and surrounding area to take a closer look at these unique features!

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 fill out the contact form below.

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 Open House is open 9AM-4PM, November 25-27 & December 3-4 & 10-11, 2022. For more information on specific show times, please visit the Dates Section. Please note: Dates & Times are subject to change.
There is plenty of free parking all around the Mansion within walking distance.
The Holidays at Mount Hope is the perfect event to kick-off your Holiday season! Enjoy free admission, free parking, a visit with Father Christmas and a sneak peak at the Holidays at Mount Hope Cast with caroling!
Admission to the Holidays at Mount Hope Open House is completely FREE for all ages. There are no tickets or fees for admission.
Credit cards are accepted for any purchases made in the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern, Wine Shop, Taproom & Grille and Spirits Distillery. However, please be prepared for the possibility of some of the vendors in the Merchant Marketplace not accepting credit cards or checks.

There will be two ATMs available during the Holidays at Mount Hope: one in the Mount Hope Wine Shop and the other at the entrance of the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern.
Select food items will be available at the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern and Taproom & Grille. Please check back closer to the event for menu information.
Wine, beer, cider and cocktails will be available to purchase by the glass at the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern and the Taproom & Grille.

Wine sampling is available in the Mount Hope Wine Shop. Spirit sampling is available at Spirit Distillery Co. Select beer and cider sampling is available at the Taproom & Grille.

Please Note: If you are visibly intoxicated, we reserve the right to no longer serve you alcohol.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample or consume any alcoholic beverage (wine, beer, cider, spirits, etc.). Valid ID includes a state issued driver's license or state issued ID card with photo, a passport, or a United States military identification card with photo. We are unable to accept any foreign driver's license. Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the event.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our lodging page for specific information.
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.

Additional Information

Smoking is prohibited inside all enclosed locations on the grounds of Mount Hope, including permanent buildings and temporary tents. Please do not smoke near entrances or exits to these locations as well.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted with the exception of water.
Yes, Holidays at Mount Hope is 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.

If you need assistance during your visit, please see any Mount Hope employee.
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 the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern, Mount Hope Wine Shop and the Barn & Barrel. The Victorian Privies located by the Feasting Glen will also be open for public use. 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 300).

Contact Mount Hope

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Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM