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The National Watch & Clock Museum plans several special events each year. Events range from  familiy sleepoevers, food and beverage tastings, decade dances, special tours for NAWCC Members and Friends of the Museum, special educational events, and much more.


Upcoming Events
Saturday, December 12th at 11:00am

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Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying a special tea and Christmas story reading with Mrs. Claus. Following this special time with Mrs. Claus, all the younger guests will have time to make a special clock to take home and at noon spend time visiting with Santa in the Museum’s spacious marble rotunda. All the tea’s guests are encouraged to dress in their fancy and finest attire for this special occasion and bring along their own cameras to capture all the special moments – including the visit with Santa.

The tea includes assorted sweets, scones with jam, and tea or hot chocolate. Children age four and up are invited to attend the tea accompanied by an adult. Cost for the tea is $18 per child and $12 for each adult. Included are making the clock, the story reading, a visit with Santa, and admission to the Museum.

Please call 717-684-8261 ext. 211 for reservations. Seating is limited

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Ring in the New Year with Father Time and Baby New Year at the place that is the center of time- The National Watch & Clock Museum. The Museum’s New Years at Noon event is a kid-friendly New Year celebration. This is the only local New Year’s Eve party designed specifically for children during daylight hours.

Scheduled Activities


Father Time Dance Party

10-1, Museum Lobby

Dance your way into the New Year with Father Time himself.


Party Hats

10-1, Theater

Every celebration needs a party hat, join our friends from Lancaster Creative Reuse and make one using recycled materials.


New Year's Photo Booth

10-1, Museum Lobby

Show of your party hat and take your picture at our photo booth station.


New Year's Trivia Game

10-1, Museum Exhibit

As you explore the museum's exhibits test your own knowledge of New Year's traditions and history.


Minute to Win it Games

10-1, Museum Theater

Participate in family challenges with Go Steam! that have you racing against the clock.


Storytime and Meet and Greet with Princess Brooke

11am, Library

Princess Brooke from Dutch Wonderland will be having a storytime with a meet and greet to follow.


Time Capsule Creation

11-1, Museum Theater

Get started on making your own time capsule to remember 2015.


Resolution Station

10-1, Museum Lobby

Share your resolutions with us on our Resolution wall.


Cookie Clock

10-1, Museum Lobby

Decorate a cookie like a clock face with our friends from Rivertownes PA, USA and enjoy it as a snack afterwards.


Face Painting

10-1, Museum Lobby

Face painting and glitter tattoos by Mimzy's Face Painting


Balloon Drop

Noon, Museum Lobby

Join us as we count down to 2016 and celebrate the New Year with a balloon drop.

All activities are free with regular paid admission to the Museum.

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