Kennywood Holiday Lights

Explore an annual Pittsburgh tradition with sparkling lights and exciting rides.

Every year, Kennywood showcases millions of festive lights and offers kid-friendly things to do for the holiday season. Walk through breathtaking light displays and capture plenty of photo-worthy memories. Bring your little ones to Christmas-themed attractions and enjoy a variety of decadent bites. With an array of lively entertainment and culinary delights, the Kennywood Holiday Lights event provides unforgettable winter fun for all ages.

trees decorated in hundreds of sparkling holiday lights at Kennywood

Event Features

Along with trails of sparkling lights, this event provides a variety of thrilling experiences for an action-packed day. Take family pictures with Santa, marvel at impressive model train displays, and discover an assortment of appetizing snacks.

Family Attractions

Step into a winter wonderland with a variety of kid-centered activities and rides. Zoom around a winding track at the Auto Race, or soar through the air against a backdrop of glimmering lights at the Merry-Go-Round station. The Kennywood Holiday Lights event offers a holiday spin on iconic attractions such as Noah’s Ark, Kiddieland, and Thomas Town Rides. 

Live Entertainment

Make your way to the tree lighting ceremony, where the tallest tree in the state is lit with an assortment of decorations. Be immersed in a vibrant atmosphere with caroling from choir groups and readings from local celebrities. 

Food & Drinks 

Indulge in savory and sweet bites while having dinner with Santa, exploring a Christmas style buffet. Stroll through the amusement park and discover a variety of food stands with delectable snacks, including fried cheesecakes, s’mores, and doughnuts. Unwind with a special drink at the beer garden area, or take in the aroma of sugar and spices at a concession spot like the Lagoon. Looking for more? Look through our guide on Kennywood’s food scene and find scrumptious meals for all palates.

The carousel at night in Kennywood.

When & Where

The Kennywood Holiday Lights will run from November 24, 2023 to January 1, 2024. This event is located at 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122.


Kennywood Holiday Lights tickets start at $19.99 per person with online orders. As for onsite tickets, general admission costs $39.99 per person, but children who are three years of age or younger can receive free entry. Visitors can purchase season passes for year-round free entry to the amusement park. Admission features and prices vary depending on the type of season package.

With a plethora of winter attractions and festive treats, it’s easy to create a magical holiday outing at Kennywood.

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