Events around the township

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE held by Hamilton Park United Church of Christ

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00am

Where: Hamilton Park Playground

Bring your children dressed in costume for a fun day at this annual event organized by Hamilton Park United Church of Christ. The parade will begin at 11am with a short walk around the neighborhood led by one of Lancaster Township’s fire engines.

After returning to the park, there will be hay rides around the park, pumpkin decorating for the children, and hot dogs and drinks provided for everyone, courtesy of Hamilton Park Church. For details call Hamilton Park Church at (717) 397-9791.


Q.  Halloween – “Trick or Treat Night”:  When is it celebrated in the township?

A.   Trick or Treat” is celebrated on October 31st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Here is the exception:   In any given year when Halloween falls on a Saturday or Sunday, trick or treat night will occur on the Friday prior to October 31st. 

The date for Trick or Treat night is always printed in the fall/winter issue of the township’s newsletter which comes out in September. 

History – In 1992, municipalities throughout Lancaster County were encouraged to observe Trick or Treat night on the same date and at the same time.


Lancaster Township Fire DepartmentSanta Schedule 2017

The Lancaster Township Fire Department has provided the township with the 2017 Santa schedule. Click here to view the full schedule.

Any questions regarding the schedule should be directed to the fire department at (717) 394-5353, or visit their Facebook page for updates –


Paper Shredding Event – April 7, 2018

A free shredding event will take place at the township maintenance building (1357 Meadowcreek Lane) on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00am to Noon for Lancaster Township residents only. More details to come in the 2018 spring/summer newsletter and on the township website.