Visiting Holiday Lights in Pittsburgh while listening to Christmas carols is absolutely one of our favorite family traditions. Are you looking for some of the best locations in Pittsburgh to find the magic illumination in the dark? With so many great local places that have lights, you can plan a new trip every weekend! Keep reading so you can plan your evenings of Holiday Light sightings with the rest of your joyful festivities this holiday season. If you're not looking for a paid attraction, check out our noteworthy Griswold Lights Displays to find some of the best lights in the 'Burgh without having to spend a dime!
Bethel Park, PA
November 26th, 2021- December 23rd, 20201
ELFburgh Christmas will become the most unique holiday experience coming to Pittsburgh this season! Produced by the award-winning scenic team behind Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction, ELFburgh Christmas will be a family-friendly event for all ages and will leave you amazed and inspired.
The Hundred Acres Manor teams’ mission is to put a smile on your face while giving back to the Pittsburgh Community. Spreading cheer and providing children the opportunity to meet and greet Santa preparing for the holiday in his workshop while in the comfort and safety of your car.
You will get to drive-thru the Christmas display, see Santa's elves singing your favorite Christmas songs and meet Santa.
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Holiday Lights at Kennywood
West Mifflin, PA
Weekends November 20th - January 2nd, 2022, December 27, 28, 29, 30 Closed December 25th
Bring your family and celebrate the return of this Pittsburgh classic. Take a stroll among more than one million twinkling lights, and marvel at the tallest Christmas tree in the state. Savor the flavors of new festive foods and holiday drinks. Plus, there are rides for the kids and special entertainment for all.
Christmas Light - Up
November 20th, 2021-January 2nd, 2022
5-10 PM Daily
Founded in 1993, the Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA is the best kept holiday secret in Pittsburgh. Drive through and enjoy a one-mile experience of light displays in a wooded setting.
The Rink at PPG Place
Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
November 19th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022 *special holiday hours
Surrounded by the spectacular crown jewel of the PPG Place glass skyscraper and featuring a stunning 65-foot musical, illuminated Holiday tree decorated with over 100,000 lights and ornaments, The Rink at PPG Place offers an incomparable atmosphere and provides a fun-filled Downtown Winter Playground. In 2015, The Rink at PPG Place was expanded by 25% increasing its overall surface size to 67% larger than the Rockefeller Center ice rink and two-thirds the size of an NHL rink. Viewing is always free of charge but if you'd like to enjoy the ice at the Rink, you can pre-order your tickets here.
Holiday Lights Tour
1049 Penn Ave, Downtown Pittsburgh
Available from Black Friday until New Years Day, almost daily at 5pm
Adults $25, Children $15 (age 6-13)
Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh, learning about the history of the city, discovering beautiful squares and pieces of architecture, while getting to see all the festive holiday lights and decorations. Experience the world's largest pickle ornament, a unique gingerbread house display, a replica of the crèche from Vatican City, and much more during your two-hour guided walk around the 'Burgh! The grand finale of the tour will be a big Christmas tree surrounded by an ice rink, and last but not least: The central holiday market in town!
Zoo Lights Drive -Thru
select nights from November 26th - December 30th 2021
$40/vehicle for members $50/vehicle non-members
Twinkle, shimmer, and shine your way through the season at the much anticipated return of the Zoo Lights Drive-Thru! Get cozy in your car as you drive through thousands of environmentally friendly LED lights that transform the park into an unforgettable winter wonderland. Enjoy over 80 animal lights with 30 new displays, classic characters, and carols along the way.
Phipps Winter Flower Show: Holiday Magic!
November 19th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022
Phipps’ Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays brings whimsical, elegant and festive displays back to our glowing glasshouse. With a canopy of twinkling lights, fragrant decorated trees and, of course, thousands of poinsettias in a wide variety of hues and patterns, this show is sure to create special holiday memories with friends and family.
More info: WEBSITE
Celebrate the holidays with a one-of-a-kind drive-in laser show at North Park! You and your family will be dazzled by a beautiful 45-mintue show synchronized with holiday music- all from the safety of your own vehicle. Space is limited, and tickets will sell out fast. Don't miss this unique and entertaining experience!
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Holiday Lights Mini Golf at Fun Fore All
Cranberry Township, PA
November 26th - January 3rd 2021 (closed Holiday's)
$15/course or $20/both courses
Fun Fore All's Holiday Lights Mini Golf was named one of the best holiday light displays in 2017, 2018 and 2019! Turning two award-winning miniature golf courses into fully playable walk-through holiday light extravaganzas. Families can experience a beautiful, interactive, holiday experience unlike any other in the area.
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
November 12th, 2021 - January 2, 2022
6-10pm daily, including holidays and in the rain
Prepare to be dazzled by a Christmas light spectacle the likes of which you’ve never seen! A visit to one of the shows is all you need to truly let go of every day stresses and let your spirit fly as your senses are tickled with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights dancing harmoniously with some fantastic Christmas tunes. Purchase an express lane pass for an additional charge to bypass up to a mile of the que line!
Simply drive up, tune in your car’s radio, and let the Christmas spirit take you away!
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
Make a date with your family for an awe-inspiring drive-through holiday adventure at Dasher's Lightshow at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills! Prepare to be amazed as hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and festive displays dance and prance, perfectly synchronized to the holiday tunes on your car radio.
With larger-than-life drive-thru tunnels, disco walls and 40-foot glittering trees, Dasher's Lightshow is a dazzling, ever-changing holiday lights experience for all ages!
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- Dasher’s Lightshow
- Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills - 590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Tarentum, PA 15084
- Through Jan. 2 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Get 20% Off with promo code KID2021
See full schedule and purchase tickets here
Overly's Country Christmas
Thursday's through Sunday's November 18th, 2021 - December 30th, 2021 Also Open December 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, & 29
Gates are open from 5:30pm to 10:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 5:30pm – 9:00pm on Thursdays & Sundays, weather permitting. For your best family holiday experience at Overly’s Country Christmas® arrive at least a half hour before the scheduled closing time and allow for any traffic backups.
Festival of Lights Sounds of the Season at Oglebay
Nightly November 4 - January 9th from dusk to midnight
$25 suggested donation per car
Beginning in 1985, the Festival of Lights has grown into one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, attracting more than one million visitors each year. Identified as one of the top light displays in the United States by countless travel companies and national publications, the Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile drive. The dazzling display includes 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lights.
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