A Guide to Holiday Light Displays and Exhibits: Pittsburgh Area 2017


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; Nov 17 – Jan 6

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; Nov 17 – Jan 1

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 visit. For hours of operation and more information please visit overlys.com


Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Butler, PA; Nov 17 – Jan 7

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; Nov 12 – Jan 1

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.

Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at Phipps Conservatory

Pittsburgh, PA; Nov 24 – Jan 7

This year’s winter flower show and light garden theme is “Holiday Magic.”  The dazzling displays of this year’s Winter Flower Show will feature heartwarming vignettes including an extravagant winter feast, Santa’s workshop and a sparkling New Year’s Eve celebration. For more information visit phipps.convervatory.org.

Phipps’ Winter Garden

Christmas Light Up Celebration

Clinton, PA; Nov 16 – Jan 7

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

Christmas Light Up in Clinton, PA (near the PIT airport)

Kennywood Park Holiday Lights

West Mifflin, PA; Nov 24 – Dec 30

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

Fun Fore All Holiday Lights MiniGolf

Cranberry, PA; Nov 17 – Jan 2

Fun Fore All’s Holiday Lights Mini Golf is a Christmas tradition in the making! Turning the two award-winning miniature golf courses (Cave Course and Lighthouse Course) into a fully playable walk-through holiday lights show, you will experience various animated themed holiday lights (country western, penguins, Taj Mahal, under the sea, Victorian Christmas, etc.) in the most FUNtastic way possible. Special events throughout the holiday season. Portion of the proceeds to benefit The Highmark Caring Place.

Mercer County:

Christmas in the Park

Grove City, PA; Nov 24 – Jan 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; now – Dec 31

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