Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year's Weekend will be a blast in Lancaster!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, full of joy and laughter with your loved ones, and a few nice gifts too!  Well now it's time to make your plans for New Year's Eve, before there's any chance of those post-holiday doldrums setting in.  There are some great events going on in Lancaster over the New Year's holiday that we'd like to tell you about.  And of course it starts with a stay at the cozy Apple Bin Inn!  We've got some great rooms still available for the holiday weekend, which you can book by clicking here!  Now for some fun stuff...
The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra presents a New Year's Eve concert at the American Music Theatre, Friday, Dec 31st at 7:00 PM. The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and full Symphony Chorus will perform a semi-staged performance of the delightful musical "My Fair Lady" along with the fully costumed Fulton Theatre cast in this once-in-a-lifetime concert. The Fulton production has been getting rave reviews, so this concert promises to be an amazing evening!

3...2...1...Lancaster!  Friday, December 31st starting at 5:00 PM.  Enjoy over 20 different entertainment and activity options at Clipper Magazine Stadium and the City YMCA. This family-friendly entertainment includes visual comedians, music, magicians, kids crafts, storytelling, caricaturist, fortune teller, plus ice skating at Clipper Magazine Stadium and much more! For those who can’t make it to midnight, an early fireworks display will be part of the festivities.  You can click here for all the details.

Segway Holiday Tours, available all weekend.  Click here for more details.  If you've never been on a Segway, you've just got to try it once to be hooked!  It's so easy to do, and they accommodate people of all shapes and sizes.  It's a unique and thrilling way to tour historic downtown Lancaster City.  And to broaden your smile even more, we have coupons worth $15 off your ride!

There are plenty of other great activities, shows, restaurants, and shopping in Lancaster County during the holidays, so come visit us!

We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, Safe, and Prosperous 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deck The Halls!

It seems like Christmas shopping starts earlier and earlier every year... now we've barely finished handing out candy on Halloween when the malls start their Christmas sales.  Before you know it we'll be buying Christmas cards and suntan lotion on the same shopping trip.  But decorating for the holidays is another story.  Here at our home, the Apple Bin Inn, decorations are never done too early... we don't do any Christmas decorating until December 1st.  And then of course it's a very busy few days while we get everything hung, strung, wreathed, and lit throughout the inn.  
10 ft. Living Room tree
We have a 10 ft. tree in the living room for our guests to enjoy with us, an 8 ft. tree in our own family room, and a special 7 ft. tree in the kitchen that is decorated with Jamie's hand-strung popcorn, kitchen gadgets, and spice jars.  
Kitchen tree
And since our guests enter the inn as friends do ~ through the kitchen ~ it's the first thing they see.  We always look forward to decorating for the holidays.  And even though we don't have quite as many B&B guests during December as we do during the summer and fall, we love watching our guests' faces light up along with our trees, garlands, and Jamie's amazing displays of Snow Village houses and characters.  We invite you to come and stay with us during this festive time of year.  We promise you a warm cozy bed, a scrumptious breakfast each morning, and fond memories you'll take home with you from Lancaster County and the Apple Bin Inn.  Season's Greetings to All!
Buddy the Supervisor!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lancaster's Live Theaters

As we enter December and continue to enjoy the holiday season, we are reminded of the marvelous assortment of live theater available in Lancaster County.  The variety of holiday shows this month includes "The Miracle of Christmas" at Sight & Sound's Millennium Theatre, and "The Voices of Christmas" at their Living Waters Theatre.
Millennium Theatre

Then there's the annual "Christmas Show" extravaganza at the American Music Theatre, along with Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Theater of the Seventh Sister.  The historic Fulton Theatre has the classic musical "The Sound of Music".  And not to be outdone, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre has brought back Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", while the Rainbow Dinner Theatre is offering a holiday comedy, "Pool's Paradise".  There's even an "Amish Family Christmas" at the Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre.  
American Music Theatre

Fulton Theatre
A number of our B&B guests have seen several of these wonderful shows during their visit to Lancaster County, and have truly enjoyed being immersed in our seasonal live theaters.  Please take some time to click the show links above, and we think you'll be amazed at the wide variety of performances, not only during December but coming up in 2011 as well.  And of course we hope you'll come stay with us at the Apple Bin Inn as you explore the many treasures of Lancaster County!  Happy Holidays!!