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Pittsburgh Holiday Light Displays 2013

Holiday Lights in the Greater Pittsburgh Area

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Santa and his team of reindeer take off into the night sky. Fireworks explode over the Pittsburgh skyline. Bright tin soldiers march two-by-two. Colorful flowers bloom and grow. A paddle-wheel boat steams merrily down the river. Enormous dinosaurs stalk the night.

Welcome to the fantasy world of Pittsburgh holiday light festivals. Here, a small donation per carload gets you a drive through acres of sparkling displays sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit. It's a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and makes a wonderful yearly family tradition. Most Pittsburgh area holiday light displays are open into January, so they are also a fantastic way to extend the holiday season.

 

Hartwood Celebration of Lights

Hartwood Acres, Indiana Township
Cancelled again for 2013 - See the independent Save the Hartwood Acres Celebration of Lights campaign

 

Kennywood Holiday Lights

Kennywood Amusement Park, West Mifflin
November 29–30, December 1, and December 6–8, 13–15, 20–22, and 27–29, 2013
Friday - Sunday, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission: $15.99 per person; children 2 and under are free.

 

Christmas Light Up Celebration

Clinton, PA
November 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 (walk-through only on November 21–22)
Open daily from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (including holidays)
Admission: $10 per car donation goes to support area charities

 

Oglebay's Winter Festival of Lights

Oglebay Resort - Wheeling, West Virginia
November 8, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Sunday - Thursday, 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5:30-11:00 p.m.
Admission: a onetime per car donation is requested; $25 donation includes a DVD of the Festival of Lights and Oglebay story.
Trolley tours are offered for $10 per seat.

 

Overly's Country Christmas

Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, PA
November 22, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Sunday - Thursday, 5:30-9:00 p.m. (Closed on Mondays until Dec. 16)
Friday - Saturday, 5:30-11:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Weekday Admission: $12 per car or family van
Weekend Admission: $15 per car or family van
$20 per limousine, commercial vehicles and vans (capacity of 12–18), and recreational vehicles

 

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