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Best Christmas Light Displays in Pennsylvania

Last Updated on November 10, 2022

The holiday season is here, and going to Christmas light displays is a longstanding tradition in Pennsylvania! In this post, we’re sharing all of the best Christmas light displays in Pennsylvania! Our list includes drive-through Christmas light displays, Christmas villages and markets, and walk-through displays. Don’t forget to check out our interactive Pennsylvania Christmas light map to find out where to see Christmas lights in Pennsylvania near you!

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Christmas Lights near Pittsburgh

Kennywood Holiday Lights – West, Mifflin Pennsylvania

Every holiday season, Kennywood transforms itself with thousands of lights for its holiday light display! Spend an evening enjoying the Christmas Lights as you stroll the amusement park. The entire park is decorated so you can easily spend a whole evening walking around! Several of the rides still operate during Kennywood Holiday Lights, so come prepared to get some thrills too! During a visit to Kennywood’s Holiday Lights, check out the magic show, live music, ride the polar express, and visit with Santa throughout the evening.

Dates: November 19 – January 1, 2022

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Admission: $19-$25

Location: Kennywood Park

Overley’s Country Christmas – Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Overley’s Country Christmas is a drive-through Christmas light display and Christmas Village in Westmoreland County. You can either drive through the lights and then park and enter the Christmas Village. Or you can opt for walking into the Christmas Village to view the lights without driving. In the Christmas Village, you can enjoy some shopping, eat, go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, and view the lights from another vantage point!

Dates: November 17 – December 30, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm-9 pm, 10 pm, or 11 pm, depending on the month and day

Admission: $25 per car for drive-through, $5 per person walk-through only

Location: Westmoreland Fairgrounds

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland – Butler, Pennsylvania

This drive-through Christmas light display is located less than one hour from Pittsburgh in Butler at Cooper’s Lake Campground! After you enjoy driving through these Christmas lights stop at the Christmas Village, where you can have some holiday treats and do some Christmas shopping!

Dates: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Time: M-F: 6-10 PM Sat-Sunday: 6-10 PM

Admission: $30-$40

Location: Cooper’s Lake Campground, Butler County

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Dazzling Nights – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Christmas light show near Pittsburgh is a walk-through display that covers 65 acres and will certainly dazzle your night! Enjoy strolling through the 60 ft. light tunnel and countless other light displays. Food and drinks are available for purchase!

Dates: November 27, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Time: First entry at 5:30 PM. Last entry 9:00 PM

Admission: $25 for adults and $22 for children. Children under 2 are free

Location: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 799 Pinkerton Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15071

Pittsburgh ZooLights – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Zoo Lights are a great option if you’re looking for drive-through Christmas lights in Pittsburgh! The Pittsburgh Zoo is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland. Enjoy holiday music as you cruise through the zoo and view thousands of Christmas lights! Zoo animals and buildings are not open during the Zoo Lights, but you can visit them during the daytime in the winter!

Dates: November 25 – December 30, 2022

Time: 5:15 to 9:45 pm

Admission: $50 per car

Location: Pittsburgh Zoo

Clinton Christmas Light-Up – Clinton, Pennsylvania

The Clinton Christmas Light-Up has been a long holiday tradition in Pittsburgh! These drive-through Christmas lights feature dozens of displays.

Dates:

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Admission: $10 per car (cash only)

Location: Clinton, PA

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Holiday at Burgess – Titusville, Pennsylvania

Holiday at Burgess is a free drive-through Christmas light display near Erie! This display turns Burgess Park into a Christmas wonderland.

Dates: November 25 – December 31, 2022

Time: Nightly 6-9 PM

Admission: Free

Location: Burgess Park, Titusville

Presque Isle Lights – Erie, Pennsylvania

Presque Isle State Park offers a drive-through Christmas light experience during the holidays! This free event is a 13-mile driving tour that features light displays, the lighthouse after dark, the natural beauty of Presque Isle after dark, and the Erie skyline! Hot chocolate is available for purchase.

Dates: Thursday – Sundays December, closes holidays

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Admission: Free

Location: Presque Isle State Park

Christmas Lights near Harrisburg

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane- Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey has two Christmas light displays for you to explore this holiday season! Hersheypark Christmas Candylane is Hersheypark’s Christmas light display that transforms the amusement park into a holiday wonderland. The park is decorated with over 5 million twinkling lights, and select rides and rollercoasters are open for you to get some thrills!

Dates: Select dates November – January 1, 2023

Time: 5 – 9 PM Fridays, 2 – 9 PM Weekends, Closed Christmas Day

Admission: $43 and up

Location: Hershey Park

Hershey Sweet Lights – Hershey, Pennsylvania

In addition to the lights at Hershey Park, enjoy Hershey’s drive-through Christmas lights display – Hershey Sweet Lights! This drive-through display includes nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays through 2 miles of wooded trails.

Dates: Select dates November 11 – January 1, 2023; Daily begins November 18

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM weekends, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM weekdays

Admission: $24

Location: 1183 Sandbeach Road, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Koziar’s Christmas Village – Bernville, Pennsylvania

Located just outside Reading, Pennsylvania, Koziar’s Christmas Village has dazzled visitors for 75 years! This family-owned Christmas light display began with William M. Koziar, who started decorating his home. Every year the display grew, and it locally became known as “The Christmas House.” Because of its popularity, the display was opened to the public! Today, you can view the lights, visit with Santa, enjoy sweet treats, and more at Kozier’s Christmas Village!

Dates: Thanksgiving through January 1, open daily

Time: Sunday – Friday 6 – 9 PM Saturday 6 – 10 PM

Admission: Children under 3 – Free, Children 4 – 11 $10, 11 and up $11

Location: 782 Christmas Village Rd. Bernville, PA 19506

Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights – York, Pennsylvania

Christmas Magic is a half-mile ADA-accessible walking trail that meanders along a wooded hilltop through over 600,000 twinkling LED lights and animated scenes! Enjoy Friends of the Parks cookies, hot chocolate, and Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society’s train display.

Dates: Black Friday and running through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Time: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Admission: $10.00 for adults, seniors, and children age 15 and up. $5.00 for children 6 to 14  Children 5 and under are free.

Location: Rocky Ridge Park, York, Pennsylvania

Christmas Spirit Light Show – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Enjoy listening to holiday music and viewing the lights at Lancaster’s one-mile-long drive-through Christmas lights display! Enjoy the Christmas Spirit Light Show nightly and Christmas Tree Lane on select nights. Food and drinks are available for purchase for you to enjoy as you drive through.

Dates: November 25 – December 31, 2022

Time: Sunday – Thursday 5:30 – 9:30 pm, Friday – Saturday 5:30 – 10:30 pm

Admission: $25-$35

Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster, PA

Joy Through the Grove at Knoebel’s – Elysburg, Pennsylvania

During the holidays, Knoebel’s is decorated with countless Christmas light displays! The drive-through light display is a long-standing family favorite. In addition to driving through the lights, you can visit the Christmas Village for a gift shop and photos with Santa!

Dates: November 25 -December 31

Time: 5:30 PM – 9 PM

Admission: $20-$25

Location: Knoebel’s, Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Lights in the Parkway – Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Parkway is transformed into a drive-through holiday light display during the holiday season! Enjoy holiday music, the lighted trees, tunnels, characters, and animated displays!

Dates: November 25 through December 31, 2022, closed Christmas Day

Time: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Admission: $16, must be purchased in advance

Location: Lehigh Parkway, Allentown

Dutch Winter Wonderland – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Get ready for the holidays by attending Dutch Winter Wonderland, where you can enjoy over 20 rides and attractions, meet Santa, and view thousands of holiday lights that are strung around the entire park!

Dates: Select dates from November 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Time: 3 PM- 8 PM

Admission: $20

Location: Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster

Christmas Lights Near State College and Central Pennsylvania

Lights on the Lake – Altoona, Pennsylvania

Driving through the Lights on the Lake has been a Christmas tradition in Altoona for 26 years! Every year 1 million lights illuminate more than 50 acres of Lakemont Park! As you drive through the lights, keep your eye out for the light displays included in the scavenger hunt! If you find all the displays, fill out the entry card and drop it off inside to be entered to win a cash prize. In addition to driving through the lights, you can enjoy some sweet treats, do some shopping, view a model train display, and visit Santa at the gift shop.

Dates: November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Time: 6 – 10 PM daily.

Admission: $15

Location: Lakemont Park, Altoona Pennsylvania

Holiday Nights of Lights – Bedford, Pennsylvania

Holiday Nights of Lights is a drive-through light display in Bedford!

Dates: Thanksgiving weekend through December 26th

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Admission: $10

Location: Bedford County Fairgrounds

Christmas Lights near Philadelphia

Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

A Longwood Christmas is a local favorite for those looking to enjoy Christmas lights and the beauty of winter flowers! The gardens became a magical wonderland for you to stroll through. Timed ticketing is required!

Dates: November 18, 2022–January 8, 2023

Time: 10:00 am–11:00 pm daily

Admission: $30 adults, discounts for children, students, and seniors

Location: 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Peddler’s Village Holiday – Lahaska, Pennsylvania

Peddler’s Village features millions of Christmas lights and is a top light display near Philadelphia! This storybook village features charming colonial-style buildings, award-winning gardens, and 65 specialty shops and boutiques! This Christmas village is massive! Take your experience further by staying overnight in the historic country inn or enjoying one of the many fine-dining restaurants. For families, Peddler’s Village is a great place to visit with Santa and enjoy an indoor family fun center.

Dates: Open year round- Christmas light up November 18th

Time: Variable by date

Admission: Free

Location: Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, Bucks County, PA, 18931

The Macy’s Christmas Light Show – Philadelphia

The Macy’s Christmas Light Show is a unique Christmas light experience in Pennsylvania! This light display is a show that features a 100,000-light show of twinkling snowflakes, dancing snowmen, and other characters, and is narrated by Julie Andrews. The music is accompanied by the famed and historic Wanamaker Organ. After enjoying the free show, take some time to explore Macy’s holiday windows and Dicken’s Village.

Dates and Times: 10:30 a.m. December 1 to 24, 2021, and 11:30 a.m. from December 26 to 31, 2021.

Admission: Free

Location: Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia

Miracle on South 13th Street in Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Every year 13th Street in Philadelphia becomes Philly’s favorite community holiday display! The street is decorated with Christmas lights, and you can support local small businesses by shopping and dining!

Dates: December 2022

Time: 5-11 pm

Admission: Free

Location: 1600 Block of South 13th Street (between Tasker & Morris) 

LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

During this holiday season, experience the best of LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo! This walk-through Christmas light display features 14 animal-themed illuminated zones, entertainment, performers, hot beverages, adult cocktails, and more!

Dates: November 17, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM

Admission: $18-$28

Location: Philadelphia Zoo

Illuminaire Nights in Scenic Skippack Village – Skippack, Pennsylvania

The Illuminaire Nights at Skippack Village are a nontraditional take on Christmas lights with candlelit illuminaries! The illuminaries line Skippack Village and add a holiday glow as you shop and support small businesses!

Dates: November 27, 2022 – December 23, 2022

Time: Wednesdays and Fridays until shops close

Admission: Free

Location: Skippack Village, Skippack

Herr’s Christmas Light Display – Nottingham, Pennsylvania

If you’re from Pennsylvania, you know that Herr’s chips and pretzels are a local favorite! At Christmastime, the Herr’s Factory Campus is decorated with Christmas lights ! This free event features over 600,000 lights!

Dates: November 23rd, 2022 – January 2nd, 2023 

Time: 5pm-7am

Admission: Free

Location: 20 Herr Drive Nottingham, PA 19362

Winter Light Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo – Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

The Winter Light Spectacular at Lehigh Valley Zoo features over 1.2 million twinkling lights and breathtaking holiday displays! Come see classic holiday scenes done up in lights and live performances by Disney characters, or snuggle up at a fire pit with some s’mores and hot chocolate!

Dates: Select dates November 11, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Time: 5 PM to 10 PM Friday to Saturday, Sunday to Thursday 5/5:30 PM – 9 PM

Admission: $8 – $33 VIP, member, and regular rates available

Location: Lehigh Valley Zoo

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Shady Brook Farm Annual Holiday Light Show – Yardley, Pennsylvania

Experience Shady Brook Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Show as you drive through or in an open-air wagon ride! This Christmas light display in Pennsylvania features more than three million lights illuminating acres of farmland.

Dates: November 19, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Time: Sun to Thurs – 5 to 10pm, Fri & Sat – 5 to 11pm

Admission:

Location: Shady Brook Farm

Christmas Lights near Scranton

Holiday Light Spectacular – Scranton, Pennsylvania

The Holiday Light Spectacular is a drive-through light display that has been dazzling Scranton for years! The show features 100 light displays of familiar holiday favorites and will add some magic to your Christmas season.

Dates: November 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m

Admission: Free

Location: Nay Aug Park, Scranton

Festival of Lights – Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

Enjoy The Festival of Lights drive-through Christmas light display this holiday season at the Stone Hedge Golf Course.

Dates: November 23, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Time: Sunday – Thursday 5 PM – 9 PM Friday – Saturday 5 PM – 10 PM

Admission: $30/vehicle on Monday-Thursday nights and $35/vehicle on Friday-Sunday.

Location: Stone Hedge Golf Course, Tunkhannock

Forest of Lights – Friendsville, Pennsylvania

The Forest of Lights is a drive-through Christmas light display near Scranton, Pennsylvania. As an alterative to driving through, you can ride The Endless Mountains Express!

Dates: November 26, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Admission: $25

Location: Tall Pines Players Club, Friendsville, PA

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