Add Some Extra Fun to your Visit

2019 Event Lineup

Every summer Kennywood hosts some of the best and most memorable events in Pittsburgh! Get ready for amazing character meet and greets at Kidsfest, patriotic fun and fireworks during Celebrate America, and unforgettable themed parades during Fall Fantasy. From opening weekend celebrations to Phantom Fright Nights, Happy Hauntings, and Holiday Lights, there’s a special event for every member of the family!

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Holiday Lights

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 22 - December 22, plus December 26 - 30
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood! Come for the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania and the hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights decorating the park, stay for your favorite family rides, model train displays, cookie decorating and other holiday fun. And don’t forget: your final chance of the year to have some Potato Patch fries!

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Dinner with Santa

Dates: November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 & 22
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dinner with Santa Menu

Join us for a very special dinner! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM followed by a visit from Santa Claus! After you’re done with pictures, enjoy an exclusive viewing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® 4-D, then the entire night of Holiday Lights is yours with your family until 9:00 PM.

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Run Santa Run

Date: December 21
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join hundreds of runners (and walkers) as we fill Kennywood with Santas on this 5K course. Register now and you'll receive: a Holiday Lights ticket, finisher medal, race shirt (plus a Santa hat, gloves, beard, and bag), hot chocolate and cookies, chip timing, and awards!

Pricing, attraction availability and hours are subject to change without notice.

Many Kennywood events are included with Park tickets, while some require an additional fee. You can enjoy a day of traditional Kennywood fun along with rides, attractions and a memorable event all in one. Be sure to check back regularly for the most up-to-date events and Pennsylvania promotions.