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Downtown Dollars

Shopping at a Glance

Downtown Lancaster boasts over 200 places to shop. More than most shopping malls! Visit our unique boutiques of Uptown – the 300 block of North Queen Street, the exceptional art galleries and institutions of Gallery Row, the local produce of Central Market and specialty shops at Penn Square and The Avenue. There is something for everyone in Downtown Lancaster. Explore!

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Downtown Dollars

Shop Local in Downtown Lancaster! The Downtown Investment District (DID) and Lancaster City Alliance want to make your Downtown shopping and gift giving a bit easier. Lancaster Downtown Dollars are gift certificates available in $5 and $10 increments and are accepted at over 100 merchants in Downtown – including Central Market, galleries, restaurants and shops.

To purchase the certificates, please call 717-394-0783 or visit the Lancaster City Alliance offices at 115 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. They can be purchased with cash or a check. Please call ahead so we can have them ready for you.

Downtown Dollars can also be purchased at the Visitors Center at 38 Penn Square (717-291-4758).

Please click here for a list participating merchants

Merchants interested in participating in the program should contact the Lancaster City Alliance at