Following up on its inaugural year of Kennywood Holiday Lights, Kennywood will once again be open for December weekends with holiday lights, holiday-themed rides, holiday foods, Christmas carolers and other holiday activities. Over 1 million holiday lights sparkle throughout the park for this one-of-a-kind holiday treat.
Dates and Times:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, November 23 - December 30, 2012, plus December 26 and 27
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission to Kennywood Holiday Lights is $14.99 per person at the gate. Children 2 years of age and younger are free. Parking is also free. $2.00 off coupons are available at participating Giant Eagles. If you plan to visit more than once, then a Holiday Lights Holiday Pass is also available for $24.99.
What to Expect:
A Kennywood holiday lights show, timed to a soundtrack of classic holiday songs, will run several times each evening around the lagoon. A few holiday-themed rides will be open as well, including the carousel, Kangaroo, Paratrooper, select Kiddieland rides, and a Polar Express themed Olde Kennywood Railroad. Santa will be on hand, of course, for meet-and-greets, letter-writing opportunities, cookie decorating and pictures. Holiday entertainment will be provided by a number of area choral groups.
Several food stands will be open throughout the park serving up seasonal fare such as kettle corn, s'mores, Potato Patch Fries and a variety of hot drinks.
Before you Go:
Kennywood will present fireworks on November 23 only to kick off the Kennywood Holiday Lights celebration. Fireworks are at 9:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Location & Directions:
Kennywood Holiday Lights are held at Kennywood Amusement Park
, 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh on PA 837 along the Monongahela River.
Follow Interstate 376 (Parkway East) to the Swissvale Exit (No. 7). From this exit, follow the Kennywood arrows.
Kennywood Amusement Park: