Frequently Asked Questions

Is this actually at the Warner Theater?
Yes – we will be at the Warner Theater, 811 State Street, Erie PA, 16501
Where can we park?

Erie Parking Authority lots on 8th and French and 10th and French will be open and FREE to use, as well as the ERIE Insurance lot on 8th street across from Erie Insurance Arena. You will see signs directing you to the free lots. And as with any event downtown, there is plenty of on-street parking.

Is this appropriate for children?
Absolutely. Christmas at the Warner is appropriate for the whole family. If your child needs a break, we do have our GraceKids team in the hallways ready to help if needed. We also have special activity packs for your kids on the way into the theater.
How much does it cost?
Christmas at the Warner is free! There will be an opportunity to give for those of you who regularly give to the ministries of Grace Church. We also have an opportunity to collect much needed items for Community of Caring (link to Give Back).
When should we arrive?

The Warner Theater has additional security protocols in place (magnetic scanners and bag checks), so we suggest arriving no more than 30 minutes early. That will make it easier to find a group of seats together if needed, as well.

How long is it?

The program lasts about one hour. 

What is the dress code?

There is absolutely no dress code. Overall, people tend to dress up, but we also see people in jeans and matching family pajamas.

Can we take family photos?
Yes! We try to keep organized lines moving at each of the beautiful Warner Theater trees. We will also have volunteers in place to use your phone or camera so your whole family can be in the picture!
Prohibited items and Security

The Warner Theater has a comprehensive security system and safety policy. From their website:

Large bags, large backpacks & large purses are NOT permitted inside the facility. All patrons are subject to a security screening. Metal detectors are used for all ticketed events. Bags & purses are subject to additional screening slowing the entry process, so please bring only essential items.

Weapons of any kind: – In accordance with Pennsylvania’s “concealed carry” law and the right for private entities to ban handguns on their premises, firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on the premises of the Warner Theatre

Pepper Spray & Mace

Pocket Knives

Illegal Drugs

Fireworks, Flares or Explosives

Wallet chains, boot chains, studded jewelry, etc.


Outside food & beverages