May your days be merry and bright, as these dazzling drive-thru Pennsylvania holiday light displays will get you in the holiday spirit!
Hersheypark’s Hershey Sweet Lights
Boat House Road, Hershey, PA
A sweet way to get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated animated displays from the comfort of your own car as you drive through 2-miles of wooded trails.
When: November 13-15, 2020 (5:00 PM-10:00 PM); November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day); Open Monday-Thursday, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM; Friday-Sunday, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM.
Cost: Single car (seats up to 8 people), $22.15-$30.15 (depending on select date/time); Van (seats 9-15 people), $42.15 any day.
More Information: https://www.hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/christmas.php
*AAA members can purchase discounted tickets to Hershey’s Sweet Lights and Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane® at your local AAA office! Find your local AAA office.
Knoebels Amusement Resort’s Joy Through the Grove
391 Knoebels Blvd., PA-487, Elysburg, PA
Knoebels brand-new holiday experience, Joy Through the Grove, is a drive-through Christmas light display that begins near Impulse roller coaster and travels along the park’s main boulevard and through the campground. There will be over 400 light displays and miles of string lights.
When: November 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day); Open Monday-Thursday, 5:30 PM-9:00 PM; Friday-Sunday, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.
Cost: $15 per vehicle, Monday-Thursday (5:30 PM - 10:00 PM); $20 per vehicle, Friday- Sunday (5:30 PM-10:00PM); $30 per full-sized vehicle (9-12 passengers) nightly. (No full-sized buses or motorcoaches, please.)
More Information: https://www.knoebels.com/blog/knoebels-announces-joy-through-the-grove-a-christmas-light-experience
Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
Shady Brook Farm’s family-friendly Holiday Light Show features more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car. (Timed tickets required)
When: November 21, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Cost: Tickets on-sale soon
More Information: https://shadybrookfarm.com/holiday-light-show/
Lights in the Parkway
Lehigh Parkway East & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Allentown, PA
This mile-long drive-through light display transforms Leigh Parkway into a winter wonderland. See how many familiar characters you can spot in this whimsical attraction that is sure to brighten your holiday season.
When: November 27, 2020 – December 27, 2020 (Closed on Christmas Day); 5:30PM – 10:00 PM.
Cost: $15 for Cars and SUVs up to 8 passengers; $25 for commercial van, minibus, or limos (9-24 passengers)
More information: https://www.allentownpa.gov/Home/Special-Events/Events/Popular-Events/Lights-in-the-Parkway
Herr’s Snack Factory Christmas Lights Display
Herr's Foods Inc., 20 Herr Drive, Nottingham, PA
Enjoy this FREE Holiday Light Display as you drive through the Herr’s Snack Factory’s corporate campus and take in the more than 600,000 dazzling lights. The light show is displayed from dusk to dawn.
When: November 25, 2020 – January 2, 2021
More Information: https://www.herrs.com/visit-us/community-events/
Overlys Country Christmas
116 Blue Ribbon Ln., Greensburg, PA
This year's drive-thru only event brings new light displays in an expanded route. Wave to Santa and drop-off your letters to him. But, beware of the sneaking Grinch!
When: November 19, 2020 – December 30, 2020 (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day); Open 5:30 PM-10:00 PM, weather permitting.
Cost: $20 per carload (cash only)(residential vehicles only)
More Information: https://overlys.com/
Holiday Lights on the Lake
700 Park Ave., Altoona, PA
Come experience one of the most dazzling light displays in the area from the comfort of your own car, van, or bus! You're sure to get into the holiday spirit as you drive-thru more than 50 acres of land illuminated with over 1 million lights!
When: November 13, 2020 – January 3, 2021 (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day); Open 6:00 PM-10:00 PM.
Cost: $13 for cars; $25 for commerical vans; $30 for school buses; $80 for motorcoach buses; $44.95 for unlimited visits pass.
More Information: http://lakemontparkfun.com/holiday-lights-on-the-lake/
Refreshing Mountain Retreat's #LightForAll Drive-Thru Light Display
455 Camp Rd., Stevens, PA
Take a drive through twinkling light displays and support a good cause! Reserve your spot in advance for this fun, 8-mile holiday experience.
When: November 27, 2020 – January 10, 2021; Open 4:30 PM-9:00 PM.
Cost: Accepting donations (optional) to the weekend's featured local non-profits (see calendar for a list of non-profits)
More Information: https://refreshingmountain.com/christmas-cabins-and-ziplines-at-refreshing-mountain/#drive
PHestival of Trees
Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA
This 3-day, drive-thru holiday even in the Philadelphia area features 200 decorated holiday trees, live nativity scene, Hanukkah menorah, Kwanzaa imagery, a 30-foot live decorated tree, light show, and Santa! This event benefits local animal shelters and rescues.
When: November 27, 2020 – November 29, 2020; Open Friday-Saturday, 4:00 PM-11:00 PM; Sunday, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 per vehicle (seats up to 8 people); No large trucks, vans (more than 8 seats) or buses are permitted.
More Information: https://www.phestivaloftrees.com/
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Big Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Rd., Prospect, PA
Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as you enjoy over 2-miles of light displays all dancing in perfect synchronization with festive music playing on the radio in your car. Sure to delight everyone from young to old!
When: November 13, 2020 – January 3, 2021; Open Monday-Friday, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 6:00 PM - 1:00 PM or later; Including Holidays, rain or shine!
Cost: $30 for cars or family vans (8 passengers or less) all Fridays and Saturdays, and all days December 11-27; $25 for cars or family vans (8 passengers or less) all Sundays-Thursdays except December 11-27; $50 for activity van, limo, or mini/half bus; $100 for tour/school bus. Cash or credit cards accepted.
More Information: https://shadrackchristmas.com/pittsburgh-pa
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