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Things to Do in Lancaster in March

Tulip Flower Garden - Things to do in Lancaster in March

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, always has something fun going on, there’s something new for you to do every day in March! We’ve put together some of the things we’re most excited to do in Lancaster in March 2018, but you can check out the events calendar for even more great ideas!

One thing that’s going on all month is the Murder at Mount Hope Mystery Dinner Theater. There you can play a character in the story and investigate the fictional murder at Mount Hope while eating a delicious four-course dinner. Dutch Apple Dinner Theater will also host a few shows throughout March, including a tribute to Johnny Cash and a performance of Cat in the Hat.

You also won’t want to miss the local events happening every Friday, like First Friday in Lancaster and Mt. Gretna, Music Friday in Lancaster City on March 16, and Fourth Friday in Mount Joy. These events let you enjoy local artisans and shops through special events.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss kid-friendly events like special jumps at Sky Zone, the Easter Bunny Breakfast at Kitchen Kettle Village the last weekend of the month, and much more. The Lancaster area is one of the most family-friendly places around!

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids - Lancaster, PA

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and if you have kids or spend a lot of time with them, this is the perfect holiday for fun, family-friendly crafts! Check out some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts your kids will love, or find more at Woman’s Day.

Rainbow Paper Plate

Since St. Patrick’s Day and leprechauns go hand in hand, there are lots of fun leprechaun-themed crafts to have your kids do. One is a rainbow paper plate craft, where you glue cotton and strips of colored paper to a paper plate to look like a rainbow. This one is great for younger tots!

Shamrock T-Shirt

If your munchkins are a little older, they’ll enjoy a shamrock stamped t-shirt, where you cut a shamrock shape and tape it to the front of the shirt, then use an eraser to stamp fabric paint around it. You can also make St. Patrick’s Day garlands to hang up around the house with sparkly shamrocks.

Homemade Play Dough

Some of the cool craft ideas include projects you can make for your kids to play with even after the holiday is over. For example, St. Patrick’s Day play dough uses a regular play dough recipe plus green food coloring and sparkles. Or, if they prefer candy, decorate a pot of gold and fill it with candies covered with gold foil like chocolate coins.

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Unique Things to Do in Pennsylvania

Finding something unique to do in a city you’ve lived in your entire life isn’t all that easy. You’ve likely seen all the popular attractions as well as some of the area’s hidden gems. Fortunately, Pennsylvania has a few surprises in store, even for lifelong residents. Check out some of these unique things to do in Pennsylvania recommended by us here at Lancaster Nissan.

Things to Do in Pennsylvania

Grab at Bite at Pennsylvania’s Oldest Restaurant

Founded in 1860, McGillin’s Old Ale House is the oldest operating restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania. Featuring cuisine that ranges from Shepherd’s Pie to an authentic Philadelphia cheese steak, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The rich history is emphasized by the décor and antiques that create a rustic look in Pennsylvania’s oldest restaurant.

Take a Covered Wagon Tour

Ole Covered Wagon Tours takes visitors on scenic treks throughout the Pennsylvania wilderness. Some of the most popular spots include waterfalls and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The fall foliage is pretty impressive as well!

Learn How to Twist Pretzels

Pretzels are a great treat for kids and adults alike, and now you can learn how to twist them yourself. The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Company offers tours of the facility and teaches visitors how to twist the pretzels. Those who take part will receive an “Official Pretzel Twister” certificate as well as free pretzels.

Fall Day Trips

Fall Day Trips - East Petersburg, PA

Traveling throughout Pennsylvania is a great way to make this fall memorable. From taking in the scenery to experiencing fall in entirely new ways, there’s plenty of ways to take in the season. Check out these fall day trips recommended by us here at Lancaster Nissan.

Hellerick’s Family Farm

Located near Doylestown, Hellerick’s Family Farm is home to a family-friendly fall experience no one will soon forget. Explore a five-acre corn maze, take a scenic hayride, or pick your own pumpkins for carving once you return home. As though those activities are reason enough to visit, the farm also holds the Fall Harvest Festival from September 16th through October 31st.

Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch

The Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch is located in Noxen and features a number of classic fall activities. Visitors can explore a massive corn maze, take a hayride, and visit the pumpkin patch from which the attraction draws its name.

Ole Covered Wagon Tours

There’s nothing quite like exploring Pine Creek Gorge in a covered wagon! Located in Wellsboro, the gorge features some of the most scenic fall foliage wagon tours in the entire country, let alone the state of Pennsylvania. Visitors can also take a Fall Foliage Waterfalls Tour that will surely take their breath away.

Family Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List - East Petersburg, PA

Experiencing the fall season in new ways or practicing old traditions are great ways to celebrate the season. Cooler weather and luscious scenery provides the opportunity to take in nature in new ways. We here at Lancaster Nissan have a few items to add to your family’s fall bucket list.

Take a Hike

There are few ways to bond with your family that are better than taking a hike. Pennsylvania is full of areas with scenic fall foliage that will leave families, especially those with young children, speechless. Topping off the day with apple cider or hot chocolate is just an added bonus that the kids will enjoy!

Visit a Haunted House

Fall brings scenic views, cooler weather, and the start of the holiday season. Halloween kicks off a string of holidays and the perfect way to get in the spirit is by taking a tour of a haunted house. Local haunted houses have become quite popular which means you won’t have to go far to get a quick fright!

Paint a Pumpkin

Carving a pumpkin can be messy, what with all the seeds and other pumpkin insides. On top of that, young children may not be able to carve their own pumpkin. Fortunately, families of all ages can still decorate pumpkins with paint! Get creative with bright colors and interesting faces, then put it on display for the neighborhood to see.

Common and Unusual Thanksgiving Traditions in the US

Enjoy these Thanksgiving traditions with your friends and family.

Enjoy these Thanksgiving traditions with your friends and family.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration, we’ve put together a list of some of the biggest Thanksgiving traditions practiced across the country every year, as well as some not so common ones you might want to try out.

Everyone has a big Thanksgiving feast every year, and it’s almost always centered around the Thanksgiving turkey. The way Americans eat is always evolving, so if you have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or allergic relatives, use Thanksgiving as a way to stretch your cooking skills.

Many people use Thanksgiving as a chance to volunteer at homeless shelters and foodbanks. If you’re looking for something to do as a family on Thanksgiving that will enrich your children, or just yourself, try it out!

Don’t forget the ceremonial breaking of the wishbone. Two people pull on opposite ends of the wishbone from the turkey and whoever gets the bigger half makes a wish. This is especially fun for kids. Before dessert, try taking a walk around the block or tossing a ball around to digest a little before digging in. This gives you a chance to spend quality time with family.

If you have relatives who live far away, you can still include them in the Thanksgiving conversation and games by setting up a Skype session or Google Hangout. If you’ve never done this before, this year is a great time to enlist the technological skills of younger relatives.

Thanksgiving is all about traditions, but it’s never too late to start a new one!

How to Test Drive a Car

Tips for your next test drive.

Tips for your next test drive.

Taking a car on a test drive seems like a pretty simple thing, but there are things you can do to get as much information about the car as you can from your short spin around the block. Here are some tips on how to test drive a car.

You should always schedule your test drive in advance so you know they’ll have the car you want to test drive, or one close to it. This also gives you a chance to get in and out more quickly and gives you more time to drive a few different cars for comparison.

If you have family or someone you drive regularly, bring them with you to see how they like the ride. The vehicle you choose needs to work for everyone who rides in it. Check the amount of cargo space, seat comfort, how easily accessible the controls are, and test out any other features that are especially important to you.

Actually driving the car is a chance to find out a lot about the vehicle. Pay attention to the ride quality, and try out the navigation system if there is one, connect your mobile device through Bluetooth or Apple CarPlay/Android Auto if they’re available, and listen to how noisy the cabin is.

Make sure visibility is ideal for you. If you have trouble seeing or you’re not comfortable with how much you can see, try another vehicle. Make sure you have enough power to quickly merge into traffic, can turn easily, and won’t have trouble parking it.

It’s a lot to think about, so if you need to, ask your salesperson if you can extend the drive a little, and never be afraid to ask questions about features you aren’t familiar with.

2017 Nissan Titan

2017 Nissan Titan

2017 Nissan Titan

The market for full-size trucks is crowded, which makes it difficult for specific models to stand out from the rest. However, Nissan has been able to do just that with this year’s Nissan Titan. Here is what makes the 2017 Nissan Titan such a unique vehicle.
The first thing that many people notice about the new Titan is that the comfort of the interior of the vehicle rivals that of many luxury sedans. With leather seats and plenty of space, drivers can carry passengers around with no concern about comfort.


As for the technology in the truck, one of the most unique features is the remote-start button that also allows you to control the climate of your vehicle from a distance so that you never have to get into a truck that’s too hot or too cold. Drivers are also treated to an intuitively designed console that features a touchscreen that allows you to sync your smartphone.


With the new Titan, you will also never be in danger. Featuring the Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies, blind spot warnings, and six airbags, the driver and passengers are always safe.


Explore the powerful new Nissan Titan today to see what makes it the perfect truck for you.

2017 Nissan Armada

2017 Nissan Armada

2017 Nissan Armada

In the market for full-size SUVs, there aren’t many options that are able to match the style and luxury of the 2017 Nissan Armada. If you want a vehicle that can be taken on long road trips and daily outings, explore the new Nissan Armada today.


The first thing that most people notice when they get into the new Armada is the luxurious interior. Plastic has been outlawed inside of the Armada, and there is available leather seating. For audio lovers, there is a 13-speaker Bose® sound system that captures the nuances of all types of music. There are still three rows of seating in the cabin, which allows for plenty of leg and headroom.


The exterior of the car is sleek and stylish, complimented by 20-inch wheels and a sunroof for those nice days. Under the hood, there is plenty of power. The Armada’s 5.6-liter V8 engine is capable of hauling up to 8,500 pounds, and it features 390 horsepower, which allows it to reach 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. Not bad for a vehicle that weighs three tons.


The new Nissan Armada is available in three trims: the SV, the SL, and Platinum.

August Lititz Events: Something for Everyone

Check out these August Lititz events.

Check out these August Lititz events.

In Lititz, Pennsylvania, there are tons of events coming up before school starts, ensuring that you can end your summer with a blast. Here are just a few August Lititz events to consider:


  • Lititz Lions’ Car Cruise, Aug. 17 – More than 200 vehicles will be on display, and there will also be music and food available.
  • Movie in the Park, Aug. 19 – There will be a free screening of “Shaun the Sheep Movie” in Lititz Spring Park, with refreshments available.
  • Mela Community Festival, Aug. 20 – This unifying event is open to the entire community and will include delicious Indian food and much more.
  • UZRC Car and Motorcycle Cruise, Aug. 31 – This annual car and motorcycle cruise is free to the public, and you can register your vehicle by calling 717-626-2071, ext. 1006.
  • Lititz Farmers Market – And of course, don’t forget that the local farmers market is open every Saturday, until sometime in October.


Learn more about some of these great events or share your experiences with us by coming into Lancaster Nissan of Lancaster, PA.