Kraynak's is well-known in the North Eastern part of Ohio and into Pennsylvania. Kraynak's was established in 1949 in Hermitage, PA. There are three different parts of Kraynak's business but the biggest hype is the retail store which holds the Santa's Christmas land in the Winter and the Easter Bunny Lane in the Spring that is now open. These displays are packed full of holiday-themed decorations and decor ranging from character displays to religious displays. Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of going with my family and it is something we have attended each year.
From Kraynak's Website:
“From September 10th thru December 31st, Imagine a world of make-believe with twinkling lights, glittering trees, and a magical array of life-like characters.”Santa's Christmas Land” is a 300-foot, indoor starlight avenue of uniquely designed artificial Christmas trees. Each tree has a specific theme that is enhanced and complemented by surrounding scenery and a cast of life-like animated characters.”
The day we went to Kraynaks (December 18, 2016) there was A LOT of people. We had to wait outside in the cold for about 20 minutes and then continued in the line inside the store for about another 20 minutes. When it finally came to our turn. The excitement turned up and the holiday spirit took over. When we first walked in the “Magical Christmas Land” we seen a Winter Wonderland.
The sites were gorgeous and it was just the beginning. It made you feel like you were almost living in a Winter Wonderland.
The display below made me hungry! :0)
Our most favorite display was the tribute to our military. My husband was in the military for close to 15 years and we lived all over the world. We have been through 5 deployments and our oldest child was born when my husband was in Iraq. We have a lot of respect and honor for our military past and present and all the sacrifices they've made and continue to make on a daily basis. We thought this was pretty cool and really enjoyed seeing the display and thought it was pretty incredible. ♥♥♥
A beautiful Cardinal tree. Tip: A Cardinal is the State Bird of Ohio.♥
The one other thing I love about Kraynaks is that it can take you back to your childhood. It makes me feel like a kid again walking through and seeing characters such as; Cookie Monster, Clifford, Pluto, Charlie Brown, The Grinch, and more.
As you can tell in the picture there were a lot of people. We have been to Kraynaks many times and I think this was the longest we ever had to wait in line to see the displays. This is also the latest in the year that we have gone and in the early afternoon. I suggest going earlier in the morning and not as close to Christmas. 😉 That is if you want to avoid the lines. 🙂
Something else that I have huge respect for is that Kraynak's doesn't forget…
♥Jesus is the Reason for the Season♥
There are so many beautiful and wonderful decorations and displays at Kranyaks. My family and I highly recommend taking the time out to come and see these displays. 🙂
Something else to keep in mind is that Kraynaks isn't just about the displays. They also have tons of holiday decorations, sports merchandise, toys, flowers, books, games, trains, and more novelty items. Oh, and how can I forget the candy aisle. The kids LOVE the candy aisle and there are always unique styled candy and goodies to buy. 🙂
We are looking forward to checking their Bunny Lane out!
2525 EAST STATE ST
HERMITAGE, PA 16148