Pennsylvania has rich heritage and traditions, which makes it a perfect Christmas destination. Beautiful parades, winter activities, holiday train rides and especially dazzling light displays explain why Christmas is the most wonderful time of year in Pennsylvania.
Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville (November 2, 2019–January 1, 2020)
Koziar's Christmas Village is the prime holiday destination in Pennsylvania. Located near Bernville, the Christmas Village can be reached by countryside road that will get you straight into a fairytale. More than one million Christmas lights illuminate a dazzling valley. Buildings, barns, and trees are decorated with lights creating a truly magical atmosphere. A reflective lake adds to the stunning beauty of this magical place. Enjoy beautiful views, the charming walkways, the light displays and don't forget to visit Santa.
Christmas in Hershey (November 15, 2019–January 1, 2020)
Christmas in Hersheypark is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends during the holidays. You can get in the holiday spirit during a town-wide celebration at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane sparkling with four millions of bright lights, offering several coasters, dozens of rides, plenty of festive entertainment, and, of course, chocolate. The festive season at the sweetest place on the planet features more than 45 of rides for all ages, including Laff Trakk, Sidewinder, sooperdooperLooper, Wild Mouse, Wildcat, and Cocoa Cruiser. A choreographed light show is accompanied by festive music. And don't forget to visit Santa and his reindeer. Also, on select days in December, Hershey Theatre hosts Christmas shows.
Lehigh Valley Zoo's Winter Light Spectacular, Schnecksville (November 15–December 29, 2019)
Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into a wonderland with Winter Light Spectacular during the most wonderful time of the year. Every season, about 70,000 visitors come to the zoo during night time to be enchanted by amazing light displays and enjoy festive entertainment. It has become the favorite family tradition of the Lehigh Valley. Stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.2 million lights and cozy up by outdoor fire pits with a cup of hot cocoa and s’mores. Kids can meet Santa, The Grinch, Radley the Sea Turtle, Woody, Buzz, Princess Belle, Olaf and Elsa. See the illuminated Cinderella’s magical carriage sparkling with hundreds of shimmering lights!
Overly’s Country Christmas, Greensburg (November 22–December 30, 2019)
Overly’s Country Christmas is a popular holiday attraction in Greensburg, in the Pittsburgh area. The old-fashioned Christmas village features a light display, a live nativity scene, and a talking Christmas tree. There is also a Christmas market, fire pits, and a model train exhibit. Children can visit Santa's workshop, take train, sleigh or horse-drawn carriage rides, sing carols ’round the bonfire, and enjoy other activities. Henny Hemlock, the Talking Christmas Tree, will tell his magical story after it was decorated with an extra-large Santa hat.
A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square (November 22, 2019–January 5, 2020)
Every winter Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (about an hour drive from Philadelphia) put on a dazzling seasonal display of Christmas Lights. The spectacular illumination is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites—ribbons candy canes and other colorful confectionery. There are also figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Take a stroll among shimmering trees, colorful orbs, and glowing light tunnels. The main light display is synchronized to music at the Main Fountain Garden and by the Large Lake.
Christmas Magic “A Festival of Lights” at Rocky Ridge County Park (November 29–December 31, 2019)
Christmas at Rocky Ridge County Park is one of the best family-friendly events of York County. See a spectacular Christmas tree sparkles with thousands of lights. There are candy canes, gingerbread men and lanterns along the beautifully illuminated trail. Altogether Christmas Magic "A Festival of Lights" features about 600,000 lights along a half-mile route.
Kennywood Holiday Lights, West Mifflin (November 22–December 30, 2019)
Kennywood is one of the best places to visit during holidays in Pittsburgh. One of America’s finest traditional amusement parks offers great rides, entertainment, and holiday decorations adorned with nearly two million twinkling lights during the Holiday Lights event. There is the tallest Christmas tree in the state of Pennsylvania, holiday performances and light shows. Kids can visit Santa Claus and other famous characters.
Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show, Yardley (November 23, 2019–January 5, 2020)
Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been hosting an annual Holiday Light Show for about 30 years. Many families visit the farm to experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating farmland, barns and buildings at the Shady Brook Farm. Kids would enjoy to see whimsical displays and meet familiar characters. Options include drive-through in your car or an open-air wagon. The illuminated 2-mile trail takes about 20 minutes to complete. Don't forget to drop by the Farm Market to meet Santa, pick a Christmas tree or relax with the cup of hot cocoa by the toasty bonfire.
Macy’s Christmas Light Show, Philadelphia (November 29–December 31, 2019)
Macy's Christmas Light Show is a popular holiday tradition for many Philadelphia families with over 50 years of history. It takes place at the iconic Center City store in the historic Wanamaker Building. The fantastic light display comprises of over 100,000 LEDs. See shimmering snowflakes, ballerinas, reindeer and other popular symbols and characters floating beyond the curtain of the Grand Court atrium. Starting at noon, the light show features a concert of organ music from Wanamaker Grand Organ.