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Holiday Lights

2017 Holiday Lights!

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

See America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park transformed with close to two million dazzling lights. Enjoy songs of the holiday performed by local choirs. See the spectacular light show on the lagoon choreographed to your favorite holiday melodies. Visit Santa, ride the Gingerbread Express and more!

Kennywood Holiday Lights is sponsored by:



  • Tickets & Passes
  • Entertainment & Activities
  • Rides
  • Food

Tickets and Passes

Check back this fall for ticket and pricing information related to Holiday Lights 2017!


Dinner with Santa

Join us for a very special dinner with Santa Claus! On select evenings during Holiday Lights, guests can enjoy dinner, followed by a visit with Santa for special photo opportunities! After you’re done with pictures, you get extra time to tour Holiday Lights before Kennywood opens to the public! Check back soon for Dinner with Santa dates, prices and menu!

 

Entertainment & Activities


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Location: The Lagoon, near Pizza Warehouse
Time: 5:45 pm
Kennywood is once again home to the largest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania! Gather near Pizza Warehouse or elsewhere in the park’s Lagoon area and watch as 90 feet of holiday goodness lights up the sky!


Kennywood Holiday Lights Show

Location: The Lagoon
Times: 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00pm, 8:30 pm
The area surrounding the Lagoon comes to life with an amazing spectacle of lights choreographed to your favorite holiday songs. There are two alternating versions of the Kennywood Holiday Lights Show, so be sure to enjoy both performances! Each show lasts 10 minutes.


The Polar Express: A 4-D Experience

Location: Kennywood 4-D Theater
Showing continuously
Jump on board this immersive movie experience! This 15-minute movie, based on the classic children’s book and feature film of the same name, takes viewers on a trip to the North Pole, with 3-D visuals, vibrating seats, falling snow and more creating the feeling you’re actually riding the express yourself! The Polar Express movie is included with admission to Holiday Lights. The Polar Express is included with the price of admission for Kennywood. The Early Boarding Pass guarantees a seat for the show before Holiday Lights opens to the public.


Sounds of the Holidays

Location: Garden Stage (across from the Pagoda)
Kennywood is proud to present a variety of holiday performances by local choir and dance groups!


Doc Dixon’s Holiday Lights Magic Show

Location: Kennyville Stage
Times:  6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm
Prepare to be a part of the show as Doc Dixon gets the audience involved during this very special magic show full of holiday fun!


Parker’s Dance Party

Location: Kennyville Stage
Times: 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Join Kennywood’s own Parker and a few of his friends from parks near and far in a fun-filled dancing and singing party.


Celebrity Readings of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Location: Kennyville Stage
Time: 7:30 pm
Gather around each evening as a local Pittsburgh celebrity shares this classic Christmas story with the audience.


Letters to Santa and Holiday Gifts

The Penny Arcade is your stop for holiday fun! Stop by to write a letter to Santa, or browse our unique holiday vendors to find the perfect gift.


Pictures with Santa & Kenny

Stop by the Racer for one of the most unique pictures with Santa you’ll ever experience! The stunning architecture of this one-of-a-kind coaster creates the perfect setting for a picture. Pile your family in our replica coaster car and smile for the camera!


Model Trains, Cookie Decorating and More!

The fun continues in the Parkside Café! Take a break from the winter chill and decorate holiday cookies, check out memorabilia from It’s a Wonderful Life or explore the incredible detail of the model train display presented by the Pittsburgh Independent Hi-Railers.


Dinner with Santa

Join us for a very special dinner with Santa Claus! On select evenings during Holiday Lights, guests can enjoy dinner, followed by a visit with Santa for special photo opportunities! After you’re done with pictures, you get extra time to tour Holiday Lights before Kennywood opens to the public! Check back soon for Dinner with Santa dates, prices and menu!


Rides


Enjoy several rides during Holiday Lights including:

   • 4-D Theater, showing The Polar Express 4-D Experience
   • Auto Race
   • Gingerbread Express (Our special holiday version of the Olde Kennywood Railroad)
   • Ghostwood Estate
   • Kangaroo
   • Merry-Go-Round
   • Noah’s Ark
   • Pirate
   • Up to 10 rides in Kiddieland

     Ride availability is weather permitting. Ride lineup subject to change without notice.


Please check back closer to the holidays for an updated list of rides available for Holiday Lights 2017. 


Food

Food Selections Subject to Change. Please check back closer to the holidays for an updated list of Holiday Lights 2017 food offerings.

If the winter weather puts you in the mood for a warm treat, we have plenty to offer! Try our hot chocolate or hot apple cider to warm things up. Both are available at many of our refreshment stands. Kennywood’s famous Potato Patch fries are available at the original location near the Kennyville Stage and at the Star refreshment stand near the Log Jammer Entrance. For something a little more festive, fresh kettle corn can be found near the Aero 360 and delicious s’mores funnel cakes at the Star refreshment stand.

Star (Located near Log Jammer)
Potato Patch Fries, Batter Dipped Oreos, S’mores Funnel Cake, Cinnamon Funnel Cakes with Hot Apple Topping, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Strips

Midway (Located near Jack Rabbit)
Philly Beef Sandwich, Chicken Strips & Fries, Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs, Cotton Candy

Johnny Rockets
Burgers, Fries and Shakes

Pizza Warehouse (Located Near Kiddieland)
Plain and Pepperoni Pizzas, Pepperoni Rolls

Kiddieland
Chicken Chunks, Soft Pretzels, Hot Drinks

Pagoda (Located near Kiddieland)
Seasonal flavored Ice-cream, Holiday themed Belgium Waffle

Parkside Café
Bakery featuring freshly made Gourmet Treats, Cookie Decorating Station

Doc Popcorn 
Seasonal flavored Popcorn

Kandy Kaleidoscope (Located Near the Tunnel)

The Original Potato Patch (Located near the Thunderbolt & Kennyville Stage) 


Purchase a 2016 Souvenir Cup and get 99 cent refills on hot drinks!

If you’re looking for specific food items, please stop by the Service Center located behind Noah’s Ark.                


Dinner with Santa

Join us for a very special dinner with Santa Claus! On select evenings during Holiday Lights, guests can enjoy dinner, followed by a visit with Santa for special photo opportunities! After you’re done with pictures, you get extra time to tour Holiday Lights before Kennywood opens to the public! Check back soon for Dinner with Santa dates, prices and menu!

 


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