Every year my family and I go to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving. I don’t have a big family like everyone else. Our close family members either live 12 hours North of us or all the way on the West Coast. So, me, my mom, my dad, and my boyfriend head up to Lancaster to celebrate. We eat at this amazing restaurant called Millers. It consists of an endless buffet of Thanksgiving goodies. My favorite dessert at the end is “Shoo Fly Pie” served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. “Shoo Fly Pie” is a Lancaster specialty! If you really want to try it, the store Dutch Haven ships their pies to you.
One of the great things about eating somewhere else for Thanksgiving is you never have to worry about running out of food, you don’t have to clean dishes or put away left overs. We all thoroughly enjoy it. When were done with stuffing our faces we head to Lancaster city to stay at our Hotel.
Lancaster city is filled with so much charm. You can tell they really take pride in making sure their city stays beautiful. I love it so much that I joke with Kyle that we need to invest in a tiny city house so we can have a little getaway. There are cute coffee shops on every corner, little bakeries and even many art galleries. Almost every store participates in decorating for Christmas so it just adds to the cozy atmosphere. In the middle of the city there is a little market where locals can sell their homemade goodies. My favorite definitely has to be the blueberry milk! It’s an absolute must every time we go 🙂
To top it off the city even hosts an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Filled with holiday music, free drinks and free food. When everyone is ready the mayor shows up with his grand kids and they light the tree. I mean seriously how cute can this town get?!
I didn’t really get the chance to take many pictures because we were so consumed in getting things done and doing things together as a family. I did manage to take some pictures on our little coffee run before heading out for Black Friday shopping.
For anyone who hasn’t been, I completely recommend at least spending a weekend inside the city of Lancaster. Make sure to take the time to walk around and truly experience it. Even try some local restaurants!