Experience the Merriment!

The creators of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire warmly welcome you to a festive celebration like no other: Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire! Prepare to be whisked away into a wonderous winter wonderland, where the magic of the holiday season comes alive amid a realm of fantasical characters, mouthwatering delicacies, and exquisite beverages. *All event information is subject to change. Please continue to check back, or like us on Facebook @PaRenFaire for updates.

Yuletide Logo

Date, Times & Location

Dates: Nov. 24-25-26, Dec. 2-3 & 9-10, 2023 — Hours of Operation: 11AM-4PM — Location: 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

Date Specific Tickets

General Admission: $24.95
Children (Ages 5-11) Admission: $3.00
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required

  • Tickets are date specific and non-refundable.
  • Please have your print at home tickets out or loaded on your mobile device and ready to scan on prior to coming to the Front Gate.
  • Tickets are emailed to the purchaser and can be printed or scanned from a mobile device.
  • Tickets can only be obtained online through the Virtual Box Office.
  • In the event of a forecast of extremely inclement weather requiring an advance full performance day cancellation, Yuletide ticket purchasers will be notified by the email address associated with their Box Office Account. Information will also be posted to the Faire’s social media platforms and website at least 48 hours in advance of the cancelled performance day 11AM Opening Gate time. A full refund will be issued for any full performance day cancellation of Yuletide at the Faire within 5 business days following the cancelled performance date.
  • Service Fees Apply

Ticket Exchange Policy

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Exchange Requests must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to another. Unused expired tickets are void. Tickets are void after the date appearing on the ticket.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one Mount Hope event to another.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.
  • Tickets obtained with a Subscription are subject to all Ticket Exchange Policies.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.

Yuletide Subscriptions

General Admission (Ages 12 & Older): $49.95
Children (Ages 5-11) Admission: $3.00
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required
Includes 1 admission for each of the 7 days of Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire - Nov 24-25-26 and Dec 2-3 and 9-10 to be used by the authorized subscription holder ONLY. Date Specific tickets obtained with a subscription code are NOT transferrable to another individual.

  • Patrons who purchase a Yuletide Subscription receive a Subscription Code to use to obtain date-specific tickets for the 2023 Yuletide season through the online Box Office.
  • Tickets obtained using a Subscription Code are not to be sold or gifted to an individual not associated with the original Subscription purchase. If this policy is broken, the subscription and associated tickets will be deactivated without refund. Subscription tickets are non-transferable. It is the responsibility of the subscription purchaser to keep their subscription code and use it as set forth above. Date-specific tickets must be presented at the gate as a printed copy or on a mobile device with an ID to enter the Yuletide site.
  • Purchaser must enter the names of the individuals authorized to use the subscription and corresponding date-specific tickets. The individual names will NOT appear on the date specific tickets. The name of the subscription "purchaser" will appear on the tickets. When the date-specific ticket is scanned, a pop-up will appear on the scanning device displaying the authorized names for the subscription and requesting a ID check. Adults must show photo ID with admission ticket for entry.
  • Consider the "Give as a Gift" option if you will not be the individual using the Subscription Code to obtain the Yuletide tickets.
  • Service Fees Apply

Carding Policy

No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to consume alcohol. 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 festival.

Our Dog Friendly Festival


Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. There are some simple steps to take before visiting with your furry friend. Dog Friendly Festival tickets and policies apply to dogs only. No other animals will be admitted. (Our Dog Friendly Festival program only applies to specified Mount Hope events.)

Download the Dog Decrees Informational Sheet

Service Dogs are always welcome!

Mount Hope adheres to the ADA's definition of Service animal found here found here. Please refer to ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events. Service Dogs do not require a Royal Hound Ticket or submission of the form or waiver.

Steps to a Dog Friendly Festival Visit:

If you submitted a form to bring your dog to the Faire, you MUST RESUBMIT the information to qualify for our dog's Yuletide attendance using the link below. The Qualified Dog Registration Form is now accepting submissions. Please follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List to be the first to know about events and more!

  1. Submit the Qualified Dog Registration Form, Qualified Dog Waiver and your dog's photo. You will need the EXPIRATION date of your dog's vaccines for the form.
  2. After submitting these items, you will receive an approval email providing a link to purchase date-specific, Royal Hound Tickets for your registered dog(s). Allow one business day for review. Approval emails will not be sent on Saturday or Sundays. Royal Hound Ticket - $5.00 per date specific Yuletide visit per dog.
  3. Present your dog's date-specific ticket by hard-copy or phone at the gate for entry.

Owners must complete a Qualified Dog Registration Form, Wavier and uploaded photos for each individual dog. A date specific Royal Hound Ticket will be required for each visit, for each dog, registered to enter the Fairegrounds. Tickets can be printed or shown from a mobile device for entry. Tickets are non-transferable and apply only to the registered dog.

Both human and dog tickets are available online, in advance ONLY.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate. Allow one business day for review of dog registration information. Approvals will not be sent on Saturdays or Sundays.

Follow the Dog Decrees and Enjoy Your Visit to our Dog Friendly Festival!

While visiting, we expect our furry friends will make sure that their human companions follow the Yuletide Dog Decrees. We look forward to welcoming you and your furry family member to the 2023 Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire!

Dog Decrees

  • The Dog Friendly Festival Program applies to dogs only. No other pets will be allowed on festival grounds.
  • The Festival welcomes dogs with responsible owners who have:
    1. Submitted the Qualified Dog Registration Form, Waiver and photo of their dog.
    2. Received approval and email link to purchase Royal Hound Tickets.
    3. Purchased a 2023 date-specific Royal Hound Ticket for their dog's admission.
  • A date-specific Royal Hound Ticket will be required for each visit for each dog you have registered to enter the Faire grounds. Tickets can be printed or shown from a mobile device for entry.
  • Owner agrees that all Royal Hound Tickets are non-transferable and applicable only to the dog that has been registered for attendance.
  • Mount Hope Estate adheres to the ADA's definition of Service Animals found here. Please refer to the ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events.
  • Owners must be able to provide proof of Rabies Vaccination at any time on site either by producing a physical rabies certificate, written dated record of shots from veterinarian or by tag with date of expiration displayed on the dog.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times (maximum of 6 feet) and kept under control. Retractable leashes are not permitted.
  • Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Do not allow dogs to relieve themselves on walkways or inside or on booths.
  • No puppies under the age of 6 months allowed.
  • Only well-behaved dogs in good health will be admitted. Mount Hope Estate reserves the right to refuse entry to any dog and reserves the right to request that an owner remove a dog from the site.
  • Dog owners shall adhere to any requests or directions in relation to their dog made by performers, merchants or Festival staff, should an issue arise with any dog during a performance, inside a merchant booth or otherwise.
  • Not all dogs visiting the Festival will be comfortable with their surroundings. It is for that reason that Mount Hope Estate reserves the right to ask anyone whose dog appears to be uncomfortable or is not under control to remove the dog from the park.
  • Guests may not leave dogs unattended at any time upon the Fairegrounds. Dogs shall not be left unattended or in vehicles in the parking lot.
  • Dogs are not permitted inside the Mount Hope Mansion, Anchor & Mermaid Tavern, the Wine Shop, The Taproom, Brewery, Distillery, or Winery. Service dogs are permitted in these locations.
  • Failure to adhere to any of the above decrees will in the owner and their dog being escorted to the gate and their Royal Hound Tickets being revoked without admission or pass refund.
Dog Friendly Faire
Dog Friendly Faire
Dog Friendly Faire
Dog Friendly Faire

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Ticket prices are listed in the Dates, Times & Tickets section above, as well as on the Virtual Box Office.

An Enchanting Fantasy World
with Fantastical Characters

Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing world adorned with whimsical decorations and enchanting music. From the moment you step onto the Shire, you'll be transported to a magical realm, reminiscent of a fairytale where the joy of holidays resonates in every corner. Meet and greet an array of captivating characters from different lands and time periods. Watch in awe as fairies, elves, and other mythical beings roam the grounds, ready to share laughter and holiday cheer with visitors of all ages! Click here for Schedule/Map.

Faire Cast
Faire Cast
Faire Cast
Faire Cast




The Fantasticals

Jake Dailey

Ebeneezer Scrooge
Jake Dailey

Newly reformed after his visit from three spirits and ready to celebrate the holidays with the entire village.

Tay Porter

Jacob Marley
Tay Porter

Fresh from haunting their old business partner, Jacob is here to make sure Scrooge behaves, and to enjoy the most wonderous time of the year of course.

Cole Parker

Tiny Tim
Cole Parker

That's right…Tiny Tim. He may be much taller than the nickname alludes but regardless he is happy to help his Uncle Scrooge and the rest of the village enjoy his favorite season.

Sheila Barton

The Sugar Plum Fairy
Sheila Barton

A symbol of seasonal splendor and hope, this bubbly fairy is elated to bring joy to all of those that need it during the holiday season.

Graham Luker

Jack Frost
Graham Luker

There's a nip in the air, and you can thank Jack for that! This lovable mischievous hellion is ready to spread his winter magic to all, in the name of fun of course.

Harper LaBrozzi

The Snow Queen
Harper LaBrozzi

The Queen of Snowflakes, don't let her frigid appearance fool you. She's delighted to oversee the snow and all its splendor.

Doug Wallace

Father Christmas
Doug Wallace

Representing the magic and goodwill of the holiday season, he is here to remind us to cherish the spirit of love, kindness, and sharing during this festive time of year.

Matt Celly

Krampus
Matt Celly

With sharp fangs, a long, twisted tongue, and a malevolent gaze, he roams the streets of old the village carrying a sinister sack and bringing fear to mischievous children, and parents for that matter.

Jennifer Espenshade

Daisy Grubb
Jennifer Espenshade

With a heart as bright as the twinkling Christmas lights, Daisy embodies the spirit of the season, and her enthusiasm is nothing short of contagious.




Yuletide Carolers

Grace Taylor

Victoria Vixen Deere
Grace Taylor

Vicky Vixen is the life of the party! As bubbly as your favorite holiday beverage, she will keep your cup filled with good cheer and sing into the stratosphere.

Jordan Bell

Demetria Dancer Deere
Jordan Bell

Footloose and fancy-free, Demi can’t help but dance through life! Follow in her footsteps, and you will surely be moved by the holiday spirit!

Robin Fertitta

Norah Dasher Deere
Robin Fertitta

She may be the most reserved of the bunch, but she still brings her own holiday spirit to the group. Sometimes it's good to stop and smell the poinsettias.

Pete Hedberg

Jonathan Euchariah Donner Deere
Pete Hedberg

Uncle Jonathan can’t help but exclude Christmas spirit. It bubbles out in the form of song, be it sung or played on one of his many instruments, or just his exuberant laugh. You will probably hear him before you see him.

Christina Coulter

Henrietta Comet Reign
Christina Coulter

The Reign Family’s favorite in-law. Also their only in-law. But still! Number 1!

Delaney Hagy

Penelope Prancer Reign
Delaney Hagy

The eldest daughter of the Reign Family, twin to Percival and unrivaled queen of seasonal celebrations. No Christmas is perfect without Penny.

Matt Levy

Chester Cupid Reign
Matt Levy

The second born son of the Reign family- and if he has his way- it's the last time he’ll ever be second place again.

Nick Wasileski

Percival Blitzen Reign
Nick Wasileski

The eldest son of the Reign Family, twin to Penelope, and London’s number 1 most eligible critic.




Townsfolk

Richie Richardson

Benjamin T. Fraiche
Richie Richardson

This whimsical confectioner is out to concoct sugary delights with a sprinkle of laughter.

Lino Borriello

Edward Nogg
Lino Borriello

While some seek the attention of Father Christmas this time of year, Edward is looking to be recognized by his idol, Krampus. Who says you can't be good at being bad?

Rachel Walker

Bettina Brooks
Rachel Walker

The undisputed maestro of Yuletide feasts, ensuring the Christmas goose takes center stage in a thrifty yet delicious celebration.

Bella Serrano

Anna Partridge
Bella Serrano

A friend of nature, Anna is all but delighted to be celebrating that special time of year when trees become the focal point!

Katherine Campbell-Rossi

Margaret Moira Murphy
Katherine Campbell-Rossi

Mags is full of the Holiday Spirit, and her cup is full of spirits as well! She is here to ensure that everyone has a bubbling good time!

Jessie Smith

Noel the Elf
Jessie Smith

Ready to assist Father Christmas in anyway they can! Ensuring every gift is perfectly wrapped and every snowflake sparkles with holiday perfection.

Bryan Smith

Chris Smith
Bryan Smith

Proprietor of the Gingerbread Tap House, Chris is here to ensure all have a Merry Chris Smith...wait Christmas!

Kat Stayner

Holly
Kat Stayner

Father Christmas' trusted friend, advisor, and bodyguard.

Samantha Palmieri

Susan Granch
Samantha Palmieri

When giving gifts it's the thought that counts right? Let's hope Susan doesn't overthink it.

Victoria Thompson

Jovi the Elf
Victoria Thompson

Jovi maybe working, but they radiate boundless holiday cheer as they joyfully orchestrate festive pranks and merriment much to Noel's dismay.

Robyn Thompson

Clarice Marie O'Malley
Robyn Thompson

Ever since she was a girl she's had visions of sugarplums dancing in her head, and this seasons those dreams may just become a reality.




Entertainment Team

Directorial Staff

Barbara Geary
Producing Artistic Director

Alex Stompoly
Company Manager, Head Writer, Character & Improv Director

Jeff Wolfthal
Managing Director

Christina Coulter
Music Director

Production Staff

Carrie Emich-Wallace
Creative Director

Allie Shea DiBiase
Production Stage Manager

Production Shop Crew
Jess Noel C., Alix Walburn, Natasha Dell

Production/Faire Stage Managers
Dean Fine, George B. Hamilton, Natasha Dell

Costume Shop

MaritaBeth Caruthers
Costume Director

T. Stacy Hicks
Costume Director

Costume Technicians
Jennifer Beach, Aster Brubaker, Anne Dwyer

Wardrobe Team
Jennifer Beach, Aster Brubaker

Festival Photographers

Michael Ulrich
PhotographyByMU.com

Michael Adelson
LuriaVisuals.com

2023 Cast Shows

Don't miss the chance to be part of this joyous fusion of the holiday season and Renaissance charm. Grab your friends and family, don your festive attire, and come join us at the Pa Ren Faire for an enchanting Yuletide celebration like no other! Click here for Schedule/Map.



The Deere Reign Family Carolers

Step into a winter wonderland and let the captivating voices of our carolers fill your heart with joy and warmth. These delightful troupes showcase a collection of beautiful holiday songs, both classic and contemporary, sure to leave audiences of all ages spellbound.

Once again, the Reign family and the Deere family have come together for their biannual caroling reunion. Watch them overcome dissonance to "deck the halls" with harmony and holiday cheer.

Come share in the magic of the Yuletide season and let the warmth of our carolers' voices envelop you in a blissful holiday experience you're sure to love!

Yuletide Tales

In the spirit of the holiday season, a gathering of talented actors comes together to present a captivating showcase of some of the greatest holiday stories ever told. Get ready to be whisked away on a journey of wonder, as these short theatrical shows bring beloved tales to life in a magical and heartwarming experience for audiences of all ages.

Listen as the Ebeneezer Scrooge recounts, with the help of Tiny Tim and Jacob Marley, the events of that fateful Christmas that changed his life forever.

Sit back as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Jack Frost, and the Snow Queen regale you with the timeless tale about the art of gift giving, in ‘The Gift of the Magi’.

Be part of this heartwarming celebration as " Yuletide Tales " weaves its magic, reminding us of the true meaning of the holiday and the power of storytelling. Join us for an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of the season and kindles the warmth and wonder of this special time of year.

The Reindeer Games

The Reindeer Games - a sidesplitting holiday improv show where the quick-witted residents of the village take the stage, turning audience suggestions into uproarious holiday scenes, blending the magic of the season with unpredictable hilarity.

Storytime with Father Christmas

Step into a world of Holiday enchantment as Father Christmas himself takes the stage for a heartwarming and magical show titled "Father Christmas' Storytime Adventure." This captivating production invites children of all ages to gather 'round as Father Christmas shares timeless tales and heartwarming stories, spreading joy to all who attend.

"Father Christmas' Storytime Adventure" is not just a show; it's a celebration of the magic of believing in the spirit of Christmas. It rekindles the joy and wonder that embody the holiday season and creates a sense of unity and togetherness.

"Father Christmas' Storytime Adventure," is the perfect way to ignite the festive spirit in children and adults alike. Join us for an unforgettable experience where storytelling and holiday magic come alive, spreading love, laughter, and the joy of the holidays throughout the audience.

Grand Yuletide Parade

Join the vibrant Yuletide Parade as it winds its way through the Shire featuring costumed characters, jubilant performers, and cheerful participants spreading Holiday spirit.




Themed Costume Contests

Ugly Sweater Weekend

Ugly Sweater Weekend
Nov. 24-25-26

Get ready for a weekend of festive fun and fashion faux pas at our Ugly Sweater Weather Weekend at Yuletide! Embrace the charm of mismatched patterns, clashing colors, and holiday-themed knit nightmares as we invite you to don your ugliest, coziest, and most delightfully hideous sweaters. Take part in our contest and see if your sweater is just ugly enough to win! Raid your closets, unleash your inner fashion rebel, and join us for an unforgettable Ugly Sweater Weather Weekend!

Dickens Weekend

A Dickens of A Christmas Weekend
Dec. 2-3

Step into the enchanting world of Charles Dickens and bring the timeless charm of Victorian Christmas to life at our 'A Dickens of a Christmas' Costume Contest! Immerse yourself in the elegance and nostalgia of the Dickensian era by donning your most exquisite period attire. From bonnets and top hats to cravats and petticoats, let the spirit of 19th-century London inspire your festive wardrobe. It's a chance to revel in the spirit of the season with elegance and a touch of literary charm!

Holiday Movie Weekend

Holiday Movie Extravaganza Weekend
Dec. 9-10

Get ready to hit the festive big screen at our Holiday Movie Extravaganza Weekend! Unleash your inner movie star and join us in celebrating the magic of the season by dressing up as your favorite holiday film character. From iconic Christmas classics to heartwarming modern favorites, this is your chance to embody the spirit of the silver screen and spread some cinematic cheer. Let's turn our Yuletide festival into a reel celebration of holiday movie magic. Lights, camera, costume action – it's time to shine in the spotlight of our Holiday Movie Extravaganza!

Inside the 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. Dogs (with the exception of Service Dogs) are not permitted inside the Mount Hope Mansion.

Carolers & Parlor Games

Join Daisy Grubb (Jennifer Espenshade) for traditional Holiday merrymaking after visiting the festively decorated rooms of Mount Hope Mansion. The Yuletide Carolers and Townfolk will entertain guests in the Mansion's Chapel throughout the day. You don't want to miss this interactive event that is sure to put you in the Holiday spirit!

Enchanting Decorations

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. 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!

Billard Room

Added in the 1895 renovation, the mantel which rests above the spacious hearth in the billard room is composed of one massive piece of sandstone quarried on the estate. The massive new bar in the Billard Room was installed in November 2017 and was built in the late 1800's in Ireland and shipped to New York. The bar then found its home in the Elizabethtown Inn in the 1920's where it remained until going into storage two year before being purchased for the Mansion. Libations by the Glass: Featuring a selection of Mount Hope Wines, Swashbuckler Beers, Lancaster County Ciders, and seasonal cocktails featuring Spirits Distlling Co. Spirits — All proudced on the Estate grounds.

Enjoy this walkthrough from a Christmas Past to providing a glimpse into the a previous season's bedecks Mansion rooms.

Live Entertainment

Experience thrilling performances by talented musicians, dancers, and entertainers, all skillfully combining traditional Holiday elements with a touch of Renaissance flair. From lively caroling to spellbinding juggling acts, there's something to delight everyone. Click here for Schedule/Map.

Sir Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

Scandalous. Licentious. Madly impolitic…and riotously funny. England's preeminent Poet of the Slop-Pot is back, blending mellifluous language and hypnotic imagery with an utter disregard for decent society. Awarded a Top Ten Best Of 2022 by Theaterscene.org. "Like 75 minutes with the strangest literature professor at a small liberal arts college—the one whose classes always have huge waitlists." —Zachary Stewart, Chief Theater Critic, Theatermania *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Sylvan Farelight

Doc Yoder

Doc Yoder is an honest trickster who brings the gift of Magic and Story to any season. Join him on the streets for legerdemain and at his scheduled shows to be mystified and enchanted with Victorian magic.

Harmless Danger Juggling Show

Harmless Danger Juggling Show

Harmless the Danger Juggler performs a madcap comedy show that is equal parts outrageous silliness and dangerous stunts. Featuring audience participation and more surprises than you can shake a baby at, it's a funny juggling show with serious consequences.

Hob the Troll

Hob the Troll

Beloved entertainer Hob the Troll has performed at Renaissance festivals, libraries, corporate events, and personal parties since 2003! Mixing comedy, music, improv, and a flare for the dramatics, he appears at Renaissance festivals, libraries, vaudeville, and variety shows to critical acclaim. Hob conquered the vast wasteland of the internet with The HobCast, a podcast featuring guests from Renaissance festivals as well as stars of stage and screen.

Jeremy Graeff Trio

Jeremy Graeff Trio

The Jeremy Graeff Trio has travelled far and wide in search of medieval and renaissance melodies to warm hearts this Yuletide! Enjoy ancient songs of holiday cheer with a modern twist!

Merchant Marketplace

Stroll through a charming marketplace bustling with unique, gifts and holiday treasures. Find the perfect presents for your loved ones as artisans showcase their masterpieces, offering an opportunity to support local businesses during this joyous season. Click here for Schedule/Map. All merchants are subject to change.

Interested in becoming a Yuletide merchant? Click here for more information!

Abbey Scriptorium

Booth #221 • Artisan

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

Adventurer's Guild

Booth #323 • Service

Escape Room, Puzzle Shop, D&D Adventures & More!

Alchmical Arts & Wellness

Booth #801 • Artisan

One of a Kind Macrame Jewelry; Hand Dug Crystals *Dec. 9-10 Only

AlchemyQ Designs

Booth #235 • Artisan

One-of-a-Kind Crystal, Bone & Natural Art *Nov. 24-26 Only

American Highlander

Booth #433 • Artisan

Kilts and Clothing

Archer's Cheese Kitchen & Pantry

Booth #214 • Food & Drink

Artisan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

As You Like It/Up Your Kilt

Booth #127 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

Barbaric Yawp Workshop

Booth #803 • Artisan

Maskmaking, Theatre Creation & Storytelling *Dec. 2-3 Only

Baroness Alexandra Spa & Candles

Booth #429 • Artisan

High-Quality Bath & Body Products & Hand-Created Candles *Nov. 24-26 Only

Be Steel My Heart

Booth #343 • Artisan

Fantasy, Licensed Swords

Bitty Critter Shop

Booth #808 • Artisan

Handmade Clay Critters *Nov. 24-25-26 Only

Black Mountain Clothiers

Booth #804 • Artisan

Mongol & Steppes Culture Clothing & Jewelry

Candy Emporium

Booth #422 • Food & Drink

Assorted Candy Goods

Captured Curls

Booth #426 • Artisan

Unique Hair Accessories

Chimes and Charms I

Booth #449 • Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Novelty Items by Local Arists

Chimes and Charms II

Booth #428 (Lighthouse) • Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Wearables by Local Arists

The Crown & The Comb

Booth #126 • Artisan

Honey, Honey Accessories, Bee Decor

Crow's Nest

Booth #121 • Rides & Games

Spinning Man-Powered Ride

deLight My Heart

Booth #316 • Artisan

TBD

Delighted Eye

Booth #317 • Artisan

Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden

Denyan Designs

Booth #431 • Artisan

Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More

Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

Booth #812 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted, Wearable Taxidermy *Dec. 2-3 Only

Dragon's Breath

Booth #328 • Demonstrator

Glass Wares & Demonstrations

Dress Your Dreams

Booth #510 • Artisan

Clothing for All Good Gentles *Dec. 2-3 Only

Duck & Cover

Booth #217 • Artisan

Armor and Child Friendly Swords

Emerald Castle

Booth #303 • Artisan

Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More

Emperor's Needle

Booth #429 • Demonstrator

Hand-Crafted Leather Goods *Nov. 24-26 Only

Enchanted Forest

Booth #324 • Artisan

Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps

Fae Kissed Candles

Booth #816 • Artisan

Handcrafted Candles

Fantasy Face Painting

Booth #426 • Services

Unique Face Painting *Dec. Only

Fleur Di Lis Teas

Booth #128 • Artisan

Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts

Forever Mine

Booth #317 • Artisan

Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such

Fortune's Favor

Booth #806 • Services

Tarot Card Reading and More

Full Moon Candle Garden

Booth #514 • Artisan

Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver

Gaming Glen

Booth #100 • Rides & Games

Assorted Games Including: Archery & Axe Throw

Grubb Garth & Greenery

Booth #255 • Artisan

Herbs, Incense & Garden Art

The Hallowed House

Booth #237 • Artisan

Special Pieces for Your Most Hallowed Spaces *Dec. Only

Happy Hookers

Booth #317 • Artisan

Handmade, One of a Kind, Wearable Art *Nov. 24-26 Only

Hex Botanicals

Booth #815 • Artisan

Handcrafted Botanical Skincare *Dec. Only

Informistress

Booth #201 • Services

Information Services & Official Merch

Ironworks Pottery

Booth #124 • Artisan/Demonstrator

Hand-Sculpted Ceramics *Dec. Only

Knight's Coffer

Booth #321 • Artisan

Antique Trunks, Maps, Shields & More

Krampus Stix

Booth #314 • Artisan

TBD

LaForge

Booth #348 • Demonstrator

Live Blacksmith Demos
Feline Cat Colony & Rescue Program

Little Shop of Holdings

Booth #312 • Artisan

Boxes, Lockets and Such

Mack Daddy Woodworks

Booth #807 • Artisan

Wands, Wooden Swords & Walking Sticks

Merlin's Magic

Booth #508 • Demonstrator

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares

Misty Mountain Gaming

Booth #136 • Artisan

Assorted Dice Sets

New Lunar Light

Booth #810 • Artisan

Ethically Sourced Crystals & Stones

O'Sullivan's Fur Shack

Booth #439 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

Obscura

Booth #118 • Artisan

Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Once Upon a Con-Artist

Booth #805 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted & Painted Products

Pirate Artisans

Booth #814 • Artisan

Handmade Finery for the Discerning Gentleman or Lady *Nov. 24-26 & Dec. 9-10

Red Wyvern Studio

Booth #318 • Artisan

Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats *Nov. 24-25-26 & Dec. 9-10 Only

Roses by Emperor's Needle

Roaming Basket • Artisan

Leather Roses *Nov. 24-26 Only

Roses by Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones

Roaming Basket • Artisan

Copper Roses

Royal Family Jewelry

Booth #304 • Artisan

Silver Adornments

Rum Runners

Booth #432 • Artisan

Liquor Infused Barrels & Cigars

Sara's Eccentricities

Booth #817 • Artisan

Handmade Embroidery Hoop Art

Saucy Minx

Booth #211 • Artisan/Merchant

Gourmet Sauces, Rubs & Seasonings

Selby Burke Art

Booth #809 • Artisan

Assorted Illustrations *Dec. Only

The Shepherd's Knot

Booth #447 • Artisan

Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods

Sherwood Fineries

Booth #802 • Artisan

Costume Rentals and Sales

Ship Swings

Booth #441 • Rides & Games

Sway To & Fro on This Man-Powered Ride

SparkleWish Creations

Booth #811 • Artisan

Wishing Wands & Seasonal Dandelions *Dec. Only

Steak on a Stake

Booth #218 • Food & Drynke

Beef, Chicken or Shrimp

Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones

Booth #320 • Artisan

Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares

Sunfeather Studio

Booth #325 • Artisan

Author & Artist Tayln Draconmore

Tomboy Togs

Roaming Basket (Nov. 24-26); #424 (Dec. 2-3, 9-10) • Artisan

Embroidered Felt Accessories

Vadym Photography

Booth #437 • Artisan

On-Site Portraits

Wood and Electric Art

Booth #326 • Artisan

Electric Burned Wood Art

Wyred Works

Booth #429 • Artisan

Twisted Art in the Form of Wire Sculpture & Jewelry *Dec. 9-10 Only

Workshops & Demonstrations

Step back in time at the Shire, which is filled to the brim with immersive experiences! Click here for Schedule/Map. All information is subject to change.

LaForge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo (#347)

Hand-forged, combat ready Renaissance blades perfect for edge-to-edge stage combat. On-site blacksmith performing live, public demonstrations of forging iron over a 2,500° Fahrenheit fire. The iron will glow, and the water will sizzle! Weaponry also be available for purchase. For more information about LaForge, visit LaForge.site. Live demonstrations each day at 12:00, 2:00 & 3:15.
Feline Cat Colony & Rescue Program

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glassblowing Demonstrations (#328)

Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates beautiful and functional glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their affordable, hand-crafted wares. Like them on Facebook! Live demonstrations each day at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:00.

Official Merchandise

Don't forget to pick up your official Yuletide merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate! *Items pictured below are not to scale.

Yuletide Merch

Yuletide Hoodie

Commemorate your visit to the 2023 Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire with a logo'd hoodie.

Fleece Blanket

This super soft micro plush, double layer sherpa throw fleece blanket features the Yuletide logo and is sure to keep you warm during your visit (and at home)!

Coin of the Realm

Stop by Informistress (located inside the Front Gate - Booth #201) to purchase your Commemorative Coin of the Realm with your Visa or Mastercard and use it at any shop on the Grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire; or keep it a souvenir of your visit!

All food booths, pourhouses and some merchants on the Shire are cash-only, which makes this a perfect way to turn your credit to cash and avoid missing out on your favorite foods and wares!

If purchase is less than the value of the Coin of the Realm, New Worlde tender will be given. Receipt needed for all returns.

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 on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire—15 miles north of Lancaster and 13 miles east of Hershey. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival. Please follow all traffic signage while on grounds.
Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will be open starting Black Friday; Saturdays and Sundays November 24 through December 10, 2023.

The gates open at 11AM each festival day and close at 4PM.
The schedule of events for Yuletide at the Faire is arranged to allow visitors to arrive and depart as they wish. Gate open at 11AM and close at 4PM. So, plan to arrive early and stay late or just drop by to experience some of the festivities!
Re-entry is permitted at the Yuletide. Be sure to have your hand stamped as you are leaving the gates to ensure readmittance.
The Food Booths and Pourhouses accept cash only. Most independent craft merchants accept credit cards. Personal checks are not accepted on the fairegrounds. The site has multiple ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.
Enjoy delicious foods from a variety of Royal Kitchens throughout the Shire! Plus fresh Swashbuckler Ales, Lancaster County Ciders, Mount Hope Wines and Signature Spirit Distilling Co. Cocktails at our Pourhouses! Learn more in the Menu Section.
No outside food, beverages (with the exception of one factory sealed bottle of water which can be refilled at the water fountain at the Privy Lane Privies or by request where soda is sold) or coolers are permitted to be brought onto the grounds of Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

However, exceptions are made for Guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guests with special dietary needs should print and complete the Visitor Allergen Card and present it at the Customer Service Window at the front gate when they arrive at the Faire for approval to bring in special dietary foods for the individual only. The Visitor Allergen Card will be put on file at the First Aid Station.

The site does not have separate allergy-friendly kitchens and is unable to guarantee that a menu item is completely free of allergens. Our menu items are reliant on supplier ingredient labels, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of each food item. Allergen advisory statements (e.g., “may contain") are not regulated. It is ultimately up to the individual's discretion to make an informed choice based upon their individual dietary needs.

Guests to Yuletide may also have their hand stamped at the front gate to return to their vehicle and return to the fairegrounds as they wish.

Click here to download the Visitor Allergen Card.
Beverages will be served in one-use disposable cups. Guests are welcome to transfer beverages to their personal drinkware. Personal drinkware will not be filled directly at the beverage stand.
Please do not. To distribute other materials on site is in violation of our no-soliciting rule. Distributing products (especially those intended as edibles) without a waiver on-site is in violation of state law and contrary to the application process that each member of our Shire Marketplace undergoes to continue to offer quality artisan goods.

Patrons in violation will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.

Guest Services

Mount Hope Estate & Winery and Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are an ideal location to spend your special events! Learn more about booking the Feasting Glen area for your next party on the Group Sales Page.

Want to celebrate your special event with extra fun and friviolity? Show off in style and be the talk of the Shire when you wear a unique special event button (Current styles include Birthday, Anniversary, My First Visit, Groom-to-Be, and Bride-to-Be)! Available at Informistress and the Mount Hope Wine Shop!
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our Lodging Packages Page for specific information.
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.
A minimum of 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the expected date of visit is required to request interpreting services. 48-hours' notice is required for the cancellation of interpreter services once secured.In order initiate the search for interpreting services for an upcoming visit, guests requesting interpreting services must first provide the following details to the Faire's business office by emailing RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com.

Required Information
  • Requestor's Name
  • Requestor's Phone Number
  • Requestor's Email Address
  • Date of Services Needed
  • Duration of Needed Service (Start and End Time of Visit)
  • On-Site Point of Contact Name and Phone Number
  • Name(s) of Guests Utilizing Services
  • Confirmation Number from the Order of PA Renaissance Faire Tickets Pre-Purchased from the Faire's Website at: PaRenFaire.com/BuyTickets
Our mission is "Building interactive, magical environments that create unique and entertaining experiences for every guest, every time." Our goal is to provide a place for our employees to work and visitors to play in an atmosphere of inclusion, respect and safety. Self-expression is welcome with the understanding that intimidation, threat or harm to another person will never be tolerated. We value and respect the differences in our ever-expanding audiences and will continue to welcome everyone to this place of imagination, creativity and fun.

Fairegrounds Information

The grounds are ADA accessible. Walking paths are paved, and handicapped seating areas are designated at all stages. Though the walking paths are paved, some stone and gravel areas may need to be travelled to reach vendor stands, merchandise booths and food stations. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available. Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for rental. Please be aware that while the Faire is paved, the terrain does present various hills and inclines. Please plan accordingly.

There is handicap parking available at the festival, just ask the parking crew to direct you to that area when you arrive.
The festival offers three ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.
The First Aid station is located near the backside of the festival grounds on Privy Lane. The station will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
Lost and found during the event will be located at the Informistress Booth directly inside the Front Gate. After the event, it will be kept in the Wine Shop (Please call 717-665-7021 ext. 300).

Policies & Procedures

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545 (717) 665-7021, takes place on the 90-acre outdoor site of Mount Hope Estate & Winery. The natural surroundings can cause uneven obstructed walkways or other unforeseen natural hazards throughout the site. Patrons enter the property at their own risk and we ask that you take care during your visit and inform site staff of any problems.
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.
Photography for personal use is permitted.

All film and recording rights reserved. Commercial film and sound recording rights with respect to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are expressly reserved. Commercial use of photographs, movies, tapes or video recordings of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire without written consent of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is strictly prohibited. All production and promotional materials © 2023 by the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, any reproductions in any form without written permission of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is strictly prohibited.
All information (including, but not limited to: schedule, map, hours and menus) are subject to change without notice. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545 (717) 665-7021.
Backpacks and bags are permitted with the understanding that compliance is expected if a bag search is requested.
Please download the Official Weapons Policy PDF for full details.
Proper attire is required when attending Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for the duration of your visit. While we encourage creativity and permit costumes from all eras and fantasy realms, we must maintain an environment suitable for guests of all ages. Shoes are required. Clothing that depicts rude, vulgar, and offensive language or images is not permitted. Clothing in multiple layers is subject to search. Full face masks are permitted but must be removed if requested. We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could distract from the experience of other guests. Patrons in violation of our dress code will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wines or consume alcohol. 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 festival.
Faire service staff and security are certified under the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Responsible Alcohol Management Program. Visible intoxication, as displayed by a "Visibly Intoxicated Person", is the standard by which certified servers determine intoxication. If Faire staff determines that a patron is intoxicated, the individual will be refused any further alcohol service, and designated as "VIP" by a mark made over the patron's over 21 stamp. Failure to comply with the refusal of alcohol service will result in removal from the Faire grounds without an admission refund.
In the event of a forecast of extremely inclement weather requiring an advance full performance day cancellation, Yuletide ticket purchasers will be notified by the email address associated with their Box Office Account. Information will also be posted to the Faire’s social media platforms and website at least 48 hours in advance of the cancelled performance day 11AM Opening Gate time. A full refund will be issued for any full performance day cancellation of Yuletide at the Faire within 5 business days following the cancelled performance date.
For the well being of our guests, smoking is prohibited near stages and in audience areas. Your cooperation is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Dogs are welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and there are some simple steps to take before visiting with your furry friend — Learn More. No other animals will be admitted.

Please Note: Service Dogs are always welcome. Mount Hope adheres to the ADA's definition of Service animal found here. Please refer to ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events.

Local kennels:
Canine Country Club Inc.: 888 N Penryn Rd Manheim, PA 17545, 717-665-2710
Gochenauer Kennels: 995 Fruitville Pike Lititz PA, 17543, 717-569-6151

We value all guests with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals should remain on a leash or harness and under the control of the owner at all times.

Mount Hope Estate adheres to the ADA's definition of Service animal found here. Please refer to ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events.

Ticket Information

Visit the About Section to view the current ticket pricing.

Admission includes all Faire shows and entertainment. Games, rides and food are not included.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office.
Yes, we are able to scan tickets from mobile devices. We ask that you please have your tickets loaded and ready to scan prior to coming to the Front Gate.
Conditions of Ticket Sale

Tickets are date-specific and non-refundable.
In the event of a forecast of extremely inclement weather requiring an advance full performance day cancellation, Yuletide ticket purchasers will be notified by the email address associated with their Box Office Account. Information will also be posted to the Faire’s social media platforms and website at least 48 hours in advance of the cancelled performance day 11AM Opening Gate time. A full refund will be issued for any full performance day cancellation of Yuletide at the Faire within 5 business days following the cancelled performance date.

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.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Exchange Requests must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to another. Unused expired tickets are void. Tickets are void after the date appearing on the ticket.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one Mount Hope event to another.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.
  • Tickets obtained with a Subscription are subject to all Ticket Exchange Policies.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.

Contact Mount Hope

Use the form below or email: RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com
Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM