15 Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in Pennsylvania
Nothing shines like Pennsylvania during the holiday season! From lighted walking trails to glimmering shops, holiday spirit is bright across the Keystone State.
1. Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights
Warm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday stroll through 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes, train displays, and more during Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights at York County’s Rocky Ridge Park. The half-mile walking trail, accessible to anyone, meanders through a forest nestled on a quiet mountaintop. The annual holiday celebration has earned acclaim in The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Wall Street Journal. The event runs through Dec. 31, and is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
2. Clinton Christmas Light Up Celebration
It may be cold outside, but now you can experience the joyous holidays in the comfort of your vehicle! The Christmas Light Up Celebration in Pittsburgh is a one-mile drive through holiday experience that takes you through the beauty of glistening lights and displays in a beautiful, enchanted woodland setting. Bring the family for a twinkling drive, now through January 7.
3. Dutch Winter Wonderland
Now through Dec. 30th Dutch Wonderland invites you and the family to celebrate the magic of the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland with rides, entertainment and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands of twinkling lights dancing to music every 15 minutes. After watching the show, be sure to visit Santa at his workshop and watch the spirit of the holiday season come to life!
4. Gring’s Mill Holiday Lights
Berks County invites you to Gring's Mill to enjoy the holiday season with a walk through the illuminated park. Gaze at the light displays and decorations or sit in the upper level of the barn by the fireplace and enjoy lively entertainment each night. Kids will look forward to visiting Santa and telling him their wish list as well as watching the trains wind their way through the miniature town in the former Generating Station on the bridge.
5. Hershey Sweet Lights
Experience NOEL in Hersheypark, a breathtaking light show featuring more than 200,000 dancing lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas music. Nightly shows take place every half hour starting at 5 p.m. in The Hollow of Hersheypark. For those who want to stay warm in the car, explore Hershey Sweet Lights. The two-mile wooded driving path provides a twinkling journey where visitors can view more than 600 animated displays.
6. Illuminaire Nights in scenic Skippack Village
The annual Illuminaire Nights in scenic Skippack Village takes an already picturesque main street and dusts it with extra holiday magic. Hundreds of candles line the pathways and retail spaces of this alluring Montgomery County spot, where shoppers and carolers tap into the warm feeling of the holidays. See the spectacle Wednesdays and Fridays until Dec. 23.
7. Kennywood Holiday Lights
See America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park transform into a winter wonderland home to almost two million dazzling lights at this year’s Kennywood Holiday Lights event. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs performed by local choirs as well as the spectacular light show on the lagoon choreographed to your favorite holiday melodies. Bring the family for visits with Santa, the Gingerbread Express and more!
8. Koziar's Christmas Village
The night sky above Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is brightened each holiday season thanks to the beautiful light displays of Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville. Koziar’s is an extraordinary seasonal attraction filled with delightful displays, a train, a kissing bridge, and thousands of twinkling lights. Koziar’s is open seven nights a week through Jan. 1, 2017.
9. A Longwood Christmas
A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens is sure to put the stars in your eyes this holiday season as you wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias and magnificent Christmas trees. Beautifully lit fountains dance in their starry holiday wonderland, and concerts are presented daily. Experience nature’s holiday display as Longwood Gardens celebrates the season with its annual Christmas Display. The heated glass 4-acre conservatory will have you mesmerized by thousands of blue and white twinkling lights, 14 whirling fountain features and more than 50 trees adorned with icicles and other frosty glass ornaments. This display of nature and beauty is sure to leave every visitor in the holiday spirit.
10. Overly’s Country Christmas
Make a new holiday memory at Overly’s Country Christmas! In Greensburg, the event features a Christmas Village for visitors to explore that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols around the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa, take a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride, and shop for gifts in the General Store.
11. Shadrack Christmas Wonderland
The second annual Shadrack Christmas Wonderland at Big Butler Fairgrounds in Prospect is the world’s largest drive-through fully synchronized light and music show of its kind. Featuring hundreds of thousands of environmentally friendly LED Christmas lights, guests can sync their radio with the show and watch the lights dance in perfect harmony with the music. Shows will be nightly– through Jan. 8.
12. Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show
Experience the glow of more than 3 million lights that illuminate acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter amusing displays and familiar characters as you drive through the two-mile trail in the comfort of your own car, or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up s’mores at a toasty bonfire, have your photo taken with Santa at the Farm Market, or pick out the perfect Christmas tree, too—Shady Brook Farm has everything you need to make the holiday season jolly!
13. The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
Inside the doors of the historic Wannamaker Building you’ll find the iconic Macy’s Christmas Light Show alight with the glow of more than 100,000 lights. This Philadelphia holiday tradition is over half a century old and attracts audiences far and wide, young and old. Listen as the holiday story is told while watching snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium.
14. Winter Lights Spectacular!
During the holiday season, the Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into the Winter Lights Spectacular! The winter wonderland boasts giant snow globes, “snowballs” for children to toss, and milk and cookies with Santa. The annual event will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 1, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
15. Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory
Get into the spirit of the holiday season at the Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh! Go on a magical stroll through the vibrant holiday light displays throughout the Conservatory, and marvel at the holiday decor illuminating the Outdoor Garden. This enchanting celebration of the winter season will be open until Jan. 8, 2017.
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