Overly's Country Christmas began when Harry Overly first decorated his rural Armbrust home with just a few strands of lights and has grown into one of the Pittsburgh area's most cherished holiday light show traditions. The display now features over 2.4 million twinkling lights. If all the strands of lights were put end-to-end it would stretch to Mars (Mars, Pennsylvania, anyway). The display has moved from the Overly home and now lights up 15 acres of the Westmoreland Fairgrounds. It includes 5 acres accessible as a park and walk-through feature.
Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg, PA
November 22, 2013 - January 1, 2014, including all holidays
Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Closed on Mondays EXCEPT December 16, 23, and 30, 2013.
Closing due to inclement weather such as high wind, ice and rain will be posted on a banner on the Overly's Country Christmas website, generally between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. You can also follow Overly's on Twitter or on Facebook for announcements of any changes in closing times or call 724-423-1400.
Weekday prices are $12.00 per car or family van Monday - Thursday ($15.00 Friday & Saturday), and $20 per limousine, commercial van (capacity of 12–18) or minibus. Wagon and sleigh rides (weather permitting) are also available for an extra fee. Proceeds benefit the Overly's Country Christmas "Lights for Little Ones" endowment fund for area children and families at risk.
FROM PITTSBURGH AND WEST
From Pittsburgh and the West, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike Route 76 to Exit 7 (Irwin). Go east to Greensburg. Take Route 30 to the Greensburg / Mt. Pleasant Exit. Go south five miles on the Mt. Pleasant Road to the Westmoreland Fairgrounds. For directions from all other locations, see <a href="http://www.overlys.com/direct.htm">map and directions to Overlys</a>.
The Christmas Village at Overly's Country Christmas:
The Christmas Village at Overly's Country Christmas features Christmas music, more holiday lights, homemade treats and Santa's workshop. On special nights, local entertainers including school and church groups perform holiday favorites near a crackling bonfire.
Singing carols and sipping hot chocolate around an old-fashioned bonfire. Plus, horse-drawn wagons and sleigh rides!