Events

Make Your Visit More Vibrant

Even More Fun!

Each season we host some of the most memorable and fun events near Pittsburgh. In July, get ready to Celebrate America with fun and festive fireworks at night and hangout at Summerfest; and in August, be ready to celebrate the arrival of fall with fun parades with unique themes at Fall Fantasy. From Opening Weekend to Phantom Fright Nights, guests who visit the park during our special events can expect to receive a special 'traditional Kennywood experience'.

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A happy couple walks through Kennywood's Holiday Lights.

Holiday Lights

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 23 - December 23, plus December 26 - 30

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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!

Dinner With Santa

On select nights, be our guest during a jolly good feast with St. Nick! Includes admission, meal, & exclusive viewing of The Polar Express 4-D Experience.

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Join us on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 for a very special dinner with Santa! Enjoy dinner from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, followed by a visit with Santa from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM. After you’re done with pictures, the entire night of Holiday Lights is yours to enjoy with family and friends until 9 PM!

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.