A Guide to Holiday Light Displays and Exhibits In and Around Pittsburgh


One of the best types of holiday fun are to enjoy the fantastic light displays around town. We are fortunate in the Pittsburgh area to have several great locations to choose from. Take a peek at the list below for a light display near you!

Wintergarden @ PPG Place

Downtown Pittsburgh

December 1-Jan 7th

PPG is transformed in a winter garden. Adults and children both can enjoy seeing the Spirits of Giving Around the world. Also included in the experience are elaborate gingerbread houses and train exhibits. For more information visit ppgplace.com

Overly’s Country Christmas

Westmoreland County

December 1st-Jan 1st

Overly’s is a non-profit organization staffed mostly by volunteers. The staff are committed to bringing the magic of the holidays to life by creating a walk through Christmas village. The village is filled with an abundance of old traditions and treats. You can enjoy christmas carols, pictures with Santa, and even a sleigh ride during your vist. For hours of operation and more information please visit overlys.com










Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Butler PA

November 18th- January 8th

Located at the Butler County Fairgrounds, Shadrack’s offers a state of the art drive through light display. In addition to the lights there is also a new and improved Santa wonderland. Meet with Santa and enjoy rides, crafts and snacks! For more information visit shadrackchristmas.com.

Oglebay Festival of Lights

Wheeling WV

November 11th- Jan 1st

Oglebay’s Festival of Lights has been a staple holiday attraction for the past 30 years. They have also been listed as one of the top 10 light displays in the country by aol travel. You can also shop for Christmas gifts or pick your Christmas tree. The kids can enjoy train rides and gingerbread houses. For hours of operation and more information please visit ogelbay-resort.com.

Festival of Trees Christmas Tour

Hermitage PA

Dec 2-4, Dec 9-11

Enjoy this local event at the Stewart House in Hermitage PA. You will enjoy taking in the scene of over 20 different trees decorated for this year’s theme, “All about Christmas”. For more information please visit hermitage.net/historicalsociety/events.html

Christmas in the Park

Grove City, PA

December 1st-January 2

Enjoy this event at Grove City Memorial Park. Families can enjoy driving through the park taking in this year’s light displays! For more information visit mercercountypa.org

Santa’s Christmasland @ Kraynak’s

Hermitage PA

December 1st-31st

Enjoy an array of elaborately decorated Christmas trees. This holiday scenary is loved by all. For more information visit kraynaks.com

Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at Phipps Conservatory

Pittsburgh, PA

Now through January 8th

This year’s winter flower show and light garden theme is “days of snow lights a glow”. And the presentation sure lives up to it’s name. The already picturesque scenary of Phipps is given an even more whimsical look with the addition of led lights, props and christmas scenary. For more information visit phipps.convervatory.org

Christmas Light Up Celebration

Clinton, PA

November 17th- January 1st

This light display consists of a 1 mile drive through light show. Families can also enjoy hayrides and enjoying horses adorn with festive christmas lights as well. For more information visit: Christmas lightup.com


Kennywood Park Holiday Lights

West Mifflin, PA

November 17th- December 23rd

Enjoy all the thrills of Kennywood with a scenic backdrop of Christmas lights! For more information visit kennywood.com