Events around the township


Hamilton Park United Church of Christ — Halloween Parade

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Parade begins at 11:00am at Hamilton Park Playground

This event is put on by the Hamilton Park United Church of Christ. Bring your children dressed in costume for a fun day at this annual event. The parade will begin at 11:00am 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 or questions, call the church at (717) 397-9791 or visit the church Facebook page:


Q.  “Trick or Treat Night”:  When is it celebrated?
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 


Santa is Coming to Town! in December 2018

Lancaster Township firefighters will be escorting Santa as he visits the children of western Lancaster Township.

Each night listed Santa will be out between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on a fire truck, with lights flashing, sirens sounding, and Christmas music playing!

Following is the 2018 Santa Run schedule. All nights are dependent on weather and fire calls. Consult or Lancaster Township Fire Department Facebook page for additional information and schedule updates.

Monday 12/3 Sterling Place
Wednesday 12/5 Hawthorne Ridge
Thursday 12/6 Hamilton Park East; Manor House
Friday 12/7 Gable Park
Monday 12/10 School Lane Hills North
Tuesday 12/11 School Lane Hills South
Wednesday 12/12 Kensington Club; Southern Village; Gentlemans Way; Quail Run
Thursday 12/13 Windolph Landing
Friday 12/14 Millcreek Manor; Millrace; Honeysuckle Lane
Monday 12/17 Wedgewood Estates
Tuesday 12/18 Bausman; N. Bausman Drive; Bentley Lane; Hamilton Park West
Wednesday 12/19 Lancaster Green; Lancaster Arms; Chadwick Circle
Thursday 12/20 Make-up night
Friday 12/21 Make-up night