12 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.

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1. Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights

York

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

Clinton

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 Jan. 3.

3. Gring’s Mill Holiday Lights

Reading

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 while sipping on hot chocolate from Beansie’s Mobile Expresso Café.

4. Hershey Sweet Lights

Hershey

Experience NOEL in Hersheypark, a breathtaking light show featuring more than 250,000 dancing lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas music. Nightly shows take place every night at The HollowSM in Hershey Park. For a warmer experience, stay in the car while driving through Hershey Sweet Lights. The two-mile wooded driving path provides a twinkling journey where visitors can view more than 600 animated displays.

5. Illuminaire Nights in Scenic Skippack Village

Skippack

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 now until Dec. 23.

6. Koziar's Christmas Village

Bernville

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. 2.

7. A Longwood Christmas

Kennett Square

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.

8. Overly’s Country Christmas

Greensburg

Make a new holiday memory at Overly’s Country Christmas! See their new light displays in an expanded driving route, wave to Santa and drop off your letter to him, listen to Christmas carols over your car radio, and catch a glimpse of the Grinch sneaking around, all in the comfort of your own car.

9. Shadrack Christmas Wonderland

Pittsburgh

The fifth 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. 3.

10. Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show

Yardley

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.

11. The Macy’s Christmas Light Show

Philadelphia

Experience the iconic Macy’s Christmas Light Show online the year. House in the historic Wanamaker Building, viewers can watch the snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium from the comfort of your own home.

12. Winter Lights Spectacular

Schnecksville

During the holiday season, the Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into the Winter Lights Spectacular. The winter wonderland boasts1.2 million lights and breathtaking holiday displays. The annual event will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 2.

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