Koziar's Christmas Village is located approximately 15 miles northwest of the city of Reading in Bernville, Pennsylvania, off of Route 183. The physical street address of the village is 782 Christmas Village Road. Koziar's Christmas Village is seasonal and has been listed as one of the top Christmas displays in the United States. The village uses roughly half of a million Christmas lights and other decorations in its presentation. Koziar's Christmas Village has celebrated over 60 seasons.
As a seasonal attraction, dates of operation vary from year to year, but the Village typically opens in early November and closes after New Year's Day. Early in the season, the attraction is usually only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Around Thanksgiving, the attraction begins opening daily and continues to open daily until the season is over.
There is an admission fee for entrance to the village. Current admission pricing is $8 per adult (ages 13 through 64), $6 per child (ages 6 through 12), and $7 per senior citizen (age 65 and up). Children that are 5 years old and under receive free admission. Individual tickets are to be purchased upon arrival at the village. Group ticket sales are available at discounted rates by contacting the attraction directly. There is no charge for parking, and ample parking is provided. Exact hours and dates of operation as well as ticket pricing can be obtained by calling 610-488-1110.
Koziar's Christmas Village dates back to 1948, which is when William M. Koziar began decorating his property for Christmas. He initially focused on decorating the house and barn for the enjoyment of his wife and their four children. Over the years his display became more and more elaborate. What began as a private display became a popular local attraction that began to allow visitors on the premises to see the displays.
Koziar's Christmas Village still features the Koziar family's illuminated barn and home. Several additional smaller buildings are also decorated. The attraction has both indoor and outdoor displays so visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Some of the indoor attractions include souvenir shops and an elaborate model train layout.
On Santa Claus Lane, children can visit Santa Claus and have their pictures taken. Several displays feature cutouts of popular characters from animated films, comic strips, and fairytales. There are displays that tell the stories of The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. Dioramas throughout the village depict scene like Christmas in the Jungle, Santa's Post Office, Christmas in Other Lands, and Christmas Beneath the Sea.
Visitors can enjoy the country kitchen's fresh-baked goods and browse Santa's Toy Shoppe selections. There are various buildings that are filled with ideas for tree trimming. A Winter Wonderland tour features many glass buildings. Some of these glass buildings include The Olde Church, Old-Fashioned Bakery Shop, Toy Maker and His Toy Shop, Beautiful Manger Scene, and Twas the Night Before Christmas - to name a few.
One of the most dramatic features of Koziar's Christmas Village is actually the visitor's first glimpse of the attraction. The view of the village is blocked until visitors crest a hill that is only a few hundred feet from the attraction. At that point, the village suddenly becomes visible and is also reflected in a lake. Additional information regarding Koziar's Christmas Village can be obtained by calling 610-488-1110.