Christmas in Hanover

Date: November 26 – December 23, 2021

Location:
Downtown Hanover
Center Square

The Hanover Christmas Committee, a group underneath Main Street Hanover, proudly present the Christmas activities in Hanover!

This holiday season is the 85th anniversary of Santa’s Cabin! Make sure to check off all the holiday activities off your to-do list!

A look at this year:
In-person visits at Santa Cabin are BACK this year! Please be courteous and understanding of the safety measures put in place to keep Santa and Santa’s helpers healthy this holiday season. The parade and annual Tree lighting are also back!

Returning this year is our Tiny Tinsel activity and the door decorating contest called Home for the Holidays.

New this year!
You may have noticed that the cabin is in a different location. This is not a permanent change! The cabin was moved due to the construction in its normal placement. The cabin WILL be back to its usual home next year. Also new is the new home of our downtown tree! This placement was moved from the fountain quad into the quad diagonal. This will be the permanent new home of our annual downtown tree. This location has more space for the community to enjoy its holiday wonder. It also is more safe since it is secured to the buildings rather than the ground. This provides more room and no more tripping hazards! Also to keep the snacktown tradition alive, the pretzel tree topper is back! The committee has decided to alternate years between a star and pretzel. Hanover is unique and known nationwide for our snack manufactures so we want to honor that! 
New items for downtown decorating include the gazebo in Wirt Park having festive lights, some downtown window painting, and the transformation of our the fountain in to a light tree!

We are so excited to continue embracing the holiday spirit in downtown Hanover during the holiday season!

2020 Christmas Activities

Christmas Contests

Home for the Holidays Contest

Do you go all out for the holidays?! Enter your home for a chance to win!
Open to any Hanover Borough resident to enter! The winners will receive a gift card for a surprise dinner and a congratulatory yard sign for neighborhood bragging rights!

All entries must be submitted by December 13. Judging will take place December 15

Home for the Holidays Informational Flyer

  • Winter Wonderland- snowy scenes, white lights, greenery, gold/silver accents
  • Jolly Gingerbread- candy decorations, sweets, colorful, whimsical
  • Traditional Tidings- rustic, greenery, vintage style with muted, traditional tones
  • Classic Christmas- 50’s era, colorful lights, Santa’s, ornaments, reindeer

Santa’s Cabin Hours

Days and hours are subject to change at any time.
Please refer to our safety procedures before arriving.

November 26 (Friday)

9 am – 12 pm
1 – 5 pm
6 – 8 pm

November 27 (Saturday)

10 am – 12 pm
1 – 6 pm

November 29 (Monday)

6 pm – 8 pm

December 3 (Friday)

6 pm – 8 pm

December 4 (Saturday)

10 am – 12 pm
1 – 6 pm

December 6 - December 10

6 pm – 8 pm

December 11 ( Saturday)

10 am – 12 pm
1 – 6 pm

December 13 - December 17

6 pm – 8 pm

December 18 (Saturday)

10 am – 12 pm
1 – 6 pm

December 20 - December 23

6 pm – 8 pm

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