Ryan & Friends: A Comic Christmas

November 14 & 22, 2024 • December 13 & 28, 2024

If you think Ryan & Friends are funny, wait until you meet the family! For the first time ever, Ryan’s daughter Madeline will join the popular comedian and ventriloquist with some heartwarming and hilarious Christmas songs. And you’ll hear from fan favorite characters Harold and Irene, the opinionated grandparents; and 8-year-old Jeffrey, who lives in a suitcase and cracks wise at every opportunity.

This limited run, “special edition” show features even more music than Ryan’s regular shows, including new songs, parody Christmas songs with hilarious original lyrics and at least one traditional Christmas carol. You’ll hear Christmas comedy poetry recitations and commentary from Ryan’s cast of characters. Madeline joins in the songs and silliness, and you’ll be laughing along with the whole comical cast.

Welcome the holidays with lots of laughs, favorite Christmas music—and the real meaning of the season.

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Show Times & Ticket Prices

November 14 & 22, 2024  •  December 13 & 28, 2024

Dinner & Show
Tuesday – Saturday: Adult, $58.50; Child, $30

Lunch & Show
Tuesday – Saturday: Adult, $53.50; Child, $27

Show Only
Tuesday – Saturday: Adult, $33.50; Child, $15

Guests dining with us before the performance should arrive at least 90 minutes prior to allow for time to enjoy their meal. If you arrive later than that time, we are not able to guarantee you will be finished dining in time to be seated for the live musical. Stage doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Show runs 90 minutes with no intermission.


Bird-in-Hand Stage in Lancaster County, PA:
Due to a fire at our Restaurant, the Stage is temporarily located at the former Revere Tavern at 3063 Lincoln Highway East in Paradise.

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“We loved the acting and the music – great story!”

— dovey57, Posen, IL

Wholesome Entertainment Everyone Will Enjoy

Our Bird-in-Hand Stage makes it easy to relax and enjoy high-quality live entertainment, including Broadway-style musical theatre with a positive message, in a unique Lancaster County setting.

  • Intimate 140-seat theatre
  • Tiered seating with wheelchair-accessible floor seating
  • Delicious on-site dining – be sure to check the Restaurant’s hours of operation
  • Convenient on-site lodging options
  • Tickets available as part of a discounted meal and/or lodging package
  • Theatre season runs April – December with various show times

Escape your everyday world for a little while and enjoy our live stage shows. You’ll find yourself laughing, holding your breath, gasping, tapping your toes – uplifted and fully entertained.

Meet Our Talented Cast

Ryan Bomgardner

A multi-talented Christian comedian, Ryan has performed throughout the United States and Canada and beyond, with performances that range from laugh-crazed family shows to dynamic corporate gigs. A graduate of the Maher School of Ventriloquism, Ryan has entertained in 30 countries on six continents and on the high seas, on Disney Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International, as well as on national TV. No matter where he performs, audiences can expect a flawlessly clean show and side-splitting comedy.

Madeline Bomgardner

For the first time ever, Ryan’s daughter Madeline joins the cast with some hilarious and heartwarming Christmas songs.


An 8-year-old kid who steals the stage, Jeffrey has a witty outlook on life and often says the things we only wish we could say. He currently resides in a suitcase and travels third class on airplanes.

Harold & Irene

Harold & Irene are a couple of hilarious older folks who aren’t shy about sharing advice on topics ranging from iPads to iHOPs. Wherever they go, they’re fan favorites.

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Amish Country Home Cooking

Our Bird-in-Hand Stage adds new flexibility to the concept of a dinner theatre in Lancaster, PA. To enhance your Lancaster County theatre experience, come early or stay after the show to enjoy a meal at our Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, where you can order from the menu or select from our mouthwatering all-you-can-eat buffet. If you’re looking for lighter fare, enjoy the farm-fresh choices at our nearby Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe. Be sure to ask about dining discounts when you make your reservations.

Restaurant & Smorgasbord

Stay Overnight: Experience Smucker Family Hospitality

Our on-site dining options are a delicious way to round out your visit to our Bird-in-Hand Stage. For an even more memorable theatre experience, ask about discounted packages that include meals or lodging at our one of our conveniently located properties, which provide easy access to all the most popular Lancaster County attractions.


The Bird-in-Hand Stage is located on the banquet level of the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord. Wheelchair-accessible floor seating is available.

Contact For More Info:
Email: CentralReservations@Bird-in-Hand.com
Phone: (717) 768-1568