Pittsburgh Holiday Lights

Pittsburgh Holiday Lights

Experience the sparkle this holiday season in Pittsburgh!

There’s something magical about the holiday season – especially in Pittsburgh. Magnificent holiday displays, spectacular decorations and, of course, dazzling lights add to the sparkle of the already beautiful city. So much so that Hulu’s latest holiday flick, Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Daniel Levy, showcase some the city’s love of bright lights and holiday cheer.

Whether you’re in the comfort of your car or bundled (and masked) up outside, check out this list of places to safely enjoy holiday lights in and around Pittsburgh.

North Park Laser Show 

From Dec. 10-20, enjoy a unique drive-in laser show at North Park! Hosted by Allegheny County, the 45-minute light show is synchronized with holiday music for a relaxing and joyful holiday experience. The light show takes place at the North Park Pool Parking Lot and visitors are to remain in their cars for the duration of the show. Tickets are available for online purchase and range from $15-25 per vehicle.

Downtown Pittsburgh Holiday Displays 

Downtown Pittsburgh has no shortage of holiday fun, including stunning decorations and light displays. Market Square features more than 150,000 LED lights and an incredible 35-foot tall, illuminated Sphere Tree. And, the 65-foot-tall PPG Place Christmas Tree, located in the center of the ice rink, is a sensational, sparkling site to see. Stroll through the Cultural District and experience larger-than-life light projections on various Downtown buildings. Book a Walk the Burgh Holiday Lights Tour to embrace Downtown’s festive ambiance while learning about the city’s history. 

Zoo Lights at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium 

Drive through the grounds at night for a festive, holiday excursion during Zoo Lights! Marvel as the zoo turns into a winter wonderland with themed light displays, classic “frosted” characters and lots of carols along the way. Now is your chance to safely experience the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium from a warm car while following along with a themed audio tour. Tickets are $60 per vehicle ($40 for Member vehicles), and all tickets must be purchased in advance online

Olgebay Festival of Lights 

A short drive from Pittsburgh in Wheeling, West Virginia, is Olgebay’s Winter Festival of Lights, an incredible drive-through attraction and holiday-light experience! The Winter Festival of Lights is one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows featuring 300 acres of dazzling lights and 90 lighted displays. Drive along the six-mile route and tune-in to a variety of audio experiences for an unforgettable holiday adventure. 


A new, unique holiday experience has arrived in Pittsburgh! Experience ELFBurgh, a drive-through event featuring over half a million lights, holiday music and even special guests from the North Pole. This holiday journey takes you down Elf Lane, through Elf Forest and then to your final destination, Santa’s Castle. ELFBurgh is located next to Hundred Acres Manor is South Park, and it is strongly recommended to pre-purchase tickets online as limited tickets are available. 

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