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So Much To See, So Much To Do

Every sunrise over the gentle hills of the surrounding farmlands brings a day full of possibility. If you’re looking for events and things to do in Lancaster County, our Bird-in-Hand family of properties offer the perfect place to stay close to everything you want to do. As our Guest, you’re invited to get to know the side of Amish Country we call home, with a complimentary tour of back roads and farmlands. Enjoy a memorable ice cream social with the Smucker family. Test your stamina or cheer on the runners in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Take a hot air balloon ride or tour The Amish Village. Nearby, you’ll find farmers markets, quilt shops and boutiques, as well as outlet stores, Sight & Sound Theatres, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Railroad, and more. If you want to know more about events and attractions, explore our website or ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations.

For a list of places to dine, shop and stay, plus special events and things to do during your visit, check out the Bird-in-Hand Village Map & Guide

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Thomas, Mavis & The Strasburg Spooktacular

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Your Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular ticket offers tons of “traintastic” Fall fun at Strasburg Rail Road.

Thomas, Mavis, and the Strasburg Spooktacular offers a unique opportunity for young engineers and their families to take a Halloween-decorated, 20-minute ride with everyone’s favorite blue #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway!

In addition, Thomas will be joined by a very special guest! In October 2019,Thomas’s friend Mavis will visit the Strasburg Rail Road for the very first time! Thomas, Mavis, and the Strasburg Spooktacular includes Trick or Treat stations, Halloween costume contests, face painting, pumpkin decorating, other fall-themed games, and more. Step inside the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with Thomas-themed activities including stamps, temporary tattoos, Thomas storytelling, and Thomas video viewing area. Also included in this spooktacular event are the Pintsized Pufferbelly (our unique miniature steam train), Cranky Cars, and more!

The activities at Thomas, Mavis, and the Strasburg Spooktacular are for you and your children to enjoy for the duration of the event. (The activities may be enjoyed both before and after your ride behind Thomas so be sure to plan your day accordingly.)

Your ticket to Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular includes a 20-minute train ride with Thomas and a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, an Imagination Station and more. Families also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. At Strasburg Rail Road we offer a complete selection of Thomas the train merchandise including Thomas clothing, games and other keepsakes available for purchase in our gift shop. Additionally, guests have the option to include rides with Mavis (October event only) and/or our regular steam locomotive.

Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular is a special Day Out With Thomas event.


October 25
October 27
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Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA 17572 United States