Events around the township



Lancaster Township Fire DepartmentSanta Schedule 2017

The Lancaster Township Fire Department has provided the township with their 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 –



Bridgeport Crossroads – A Transportation and Land Use Study and Public Meeting
Community Visioning Open House for Bridgeport!
Who’s Invited: Residents, Employees, Business Community and Students
What: Share your ideas about improving streets, sidewalks, trails, bus service and the overall community character of the Bridgeport Crossroads Area
When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – drop in anytime between 4pm and 8pm
Where: Harrisburg Area Community College
Lancaster Campus – East Building Room 203
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602


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.


ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE held by Hamilton Park United Church of Christ

When2018 – check back in September 2018 for date/time

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.