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Top 8 Holiday Attractions

Nothing shines like Pennsylvania during the holiday season! From lighted walking trails to glimmering shops, holiday spirit is bright across the Keystone State.
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Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge Park, York.

Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights

Warm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday stroll through 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes, train displays, and more during Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights at York County’s Rocky Ridge Park. The half-mile walking trail, accessible to anyone, meanders through a forest nestled on a quiet mountaintop. The annual holiday celebration has earned acclaim in The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Wall Street Journal. The event runs through Dec. 31, and is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Shadrack Christmas Wonderland

Shadrack Christmas Wonderland at Big Butler Fairgrounds, Prospect.

The second annual Shadrack Christmas Wonderland at Big Butler Fairgrounds in Prospect is the world’s largest drive-through fully synchronized light and music show of its kind. Featuring hundreds of thousands of environmentally friendly LED Christmas lights, guests can sync their radio with the show and watch the lights dance in perfect harmony with the music. Shows will be nightly– through Jan. 8.

Winter Lights Spectacular!

During the holiday season, the Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into the Winter Lights Spectacular! The winter wonderland boasts giant snow globes, “snowballs” for children to toss, and milk and cookies with Santa. The annual event will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 1, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Hershey Sweet Lights

Experience NOEL in Hersheypark, a breathtaking light show featuring more than 200,000 dancing lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas music. Nightly shows take place every half hour starting at 5 p.m. in The Hollow of Hersheypark. For those who want to stay warm in the car, explore Hershey Sweet Lights. The two-mile wooded driving path provides a twinkling journey where visitors can view more than 600 animated displays.

Illuminaire Nights in scenic Skippack Village

The annual Illuminaire Nights in scenic Skippack Village takes an already picturesque main street and dusts it with extra holiday magic. Hundreds of candles line the pathways and retail spaces of this alluring Montgomery County spot, where shoppers and carolers tap into the warm feeling of the holidays. See the spectacle Wednesdays and Fridays until Dec. 23.

Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory

Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh.

Get into the spirit of the holiday season at the Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh! Go on a magical stroll through the vibrant holiday light displays throughout the Conservatory, and marvel at the holiday decor illuminating the Outdoor Garden. This enchanting celebration of the winter season will be open until Jan. 8, 2017.

Koziar's Christmas Village

The night sky above Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is brightened each holiday season thanks to the beautiful light displays of Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville. Koziar’s is an extraordinary seasonal attraction filled with delightful displays, a train, a kissing bridge, and thousands of twinkling lights. Koziar’s is open seven nights a week through Jan. 1, 2017.

Overly’s Country Christmas

Make a new holiday memory at Overly’s Country Christmas! In Greensburg, the event features a Christmas Village for visitors to explore that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols around the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa, take a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride, and shop for gifts in the General Store.


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