It seems like it was only yesterday that Lititz was proclaimed “America’s Coolest Small Town.” In fact, this honor was bestowed upon Amish Country’s Moravian-Bohemian historic environ by Budget Travel Magazine about 10 years ago! My oh my how much has changed in world since then. In fact, much about Lititz that drew the attention of the publication’s editors a decade ago is still present in Lititz. You’ll still find a very walkable downtown, bursting with unique, independent, locally owned and operated shops. Various eateries at a wide variety of price points offer many choices for local, mom-and-pop dining. The Bull’s Head Pub, voted America’s Best Beer Bar five years in a row, is still offering a friendly mug of beer to all walks of life (as long as you’re 21!)
Lititz is embracing its “cool” name by throwing a very fun event, welcoming to everyone of all ages, in February 2023. A ten-day event, running February 17 through 26, will showcase the town’s great vibe, dubbed the “Lititz Fire and Ice Festival.”
During the festival, shops and restaurants will have special hours and offerings. The town’s streets will showcase real ice sculptures, some of which are “interactive.” A live sculpture carving along with live music make for the entertainment, and food trucks will be brought in as well. Activities for children, like bounce houses and a scavenger hunt, offer fun for the younger crowd, and a town pub crawl offers delectable delights for the grown-ups. Don’t miss the “Maker’s Market” or the Iconic Lititz Photography Exhibit.
Simply put, you’ll want to make time to kindle some warmth with family in America’s Coolest Small Town. Visit www.lititzpa.com/event/fire-ice-festival/ for more information. Call 717-626-6332 if you want hard copy information mailed to you (you’ll have to leave a message with your name and address.)
— Clinton Martin