Holiday Lights

2016 Holiday Lights has ended!
Check back for 2017 details.

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!

The weather outside’s been frightful, so we created Holiday Lights deals so delightful! For the remainder of 2016, when you buy a Holiday Lights ticket, you get one free! Also, senior citizens (age 55+) get FREE entrance to Holiday Lights simply by presenting valid identification at the Kennywood entrance gate ticket booths!
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Kennywood Holiday Lights is sponsored by:

Each night during Holiday Lights, Duquesne Light Company employees will be in the Penny Arcade, accepting donations for the Dollar Energy Fund. Guests who donate a minimum of $5 to the Dollar Energy Fund will receive a complimentary holiday ornament.



New this year to Holiday Lights: Visit Kennywood’s Gingerbread Village!
In addition to our 90-foot tall Christmas tree—the tallest on record in Pennsylvania—and the return of The Polar Express: A 4-D Experience, visitors to Holiday Lights can see a display of miniature homes built out of gingerbread! Look, but don’t taste!

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

Tickets and Passes


Single Holiday Lights Admission

Admission includes rides, entertainment & select activities. Some activities are available at an additional cost.

At the Gate:
$18.99*
Children Ages 2 and Under: FREE

Holiday Lights Tickets are also available at participating Giant Eagle location for $16.99.

Purchase Online!
BOGO admission - Buy One for $18.99**, Get One Holiday Lights ticket free!

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* Plus $1 amusement tax
**  Plus $1 amusement tax, and processing fee     


The Holiday Lights Season Pass

Enjoy unlimited visits to Holiday Lights for $25.00*

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*Plus $1 amusement tax, and processing fee


Coming with a group of 15 or more?

Group rates are only $16 each. Call our Group Sales Office at 412.464.9931 to make a reservation.


Dinner with Santa

Join us on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 23 for a very special dinner with Santa! Enjoy dinner from 3:30-4:30pm, followed by a visit with Santa from 4 pm to 4:45pm. After you’re done with pictures, the entire night of Holiday Lights is yours to enjoy with family and friends until 9pm!

Buffet menu:
Pulled Pork BBQ, Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Cookies. Beverages include Hot Chocolate, Milk, and Iced Tea.

Adults - $29.99*
Children Age 3 – 12 - $23.99*
Children 2 and under - FREE

Book now, space is LIMITED! Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the wonderful memories!

I DON’T HAVE A 2017 SEASON PASS
If you DO NOT have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
I HAVE 2017 SEASON PASS
If you have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
BUY NOW BUY NOW

*Plus $1 amusement tax, and processing fee


The Polar Express: A 4-D Experience

New in 2016: Buy an Early Boarding Pass and reserve your seat aboard The Polar Express! For only $4.99, you can get early entry to Holiday Lights to catch an advance screening of the 4-D film!

PURCHASE POLAR EXPRESS EARLY BOARDING PASS
Boarding Passes must be purchased 24 hours in advance.

I DON’T HAVE A 2017 SEASON PASS
If you DO NOT have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
I HAVE 2017 SEASON PASS
If you have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
BUY NOW BUY NOW

 


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.

New in 2016: Buy an Early Boarding Pass and reserve your seat aboard The Polar Express! For only $4.99, you can get early entry to Holiday Lights to catch an advance screening of the 4-D film!

PURCHASE POLAR EXPRESS EARLY BOARDING PASS
Boarding Passes must be purchased 24 hours in advance.

I DON’T HAVE A 2017 SEASON PASS
If you DO NOT have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
I HAVE 2017 SEASON PASS
If you have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
BUY NOW BUY NOW

New in 2016: Gingerbread Village!

Location: Penny Arcade
Renowned gingerbread house maker Gingerbread Lane is creating a village just for Kennywood! Featuring dozens of delicious domiciles, make sure to see it inside the Penny Arcade. Just remember: look, don’t taste!


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!

Click here for groups performing Dec. 2 - 11
Click here for groups performing Dec. 16 - 23


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.

Special Bonus Reading on Friday, December 16! WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks will appear and read “The Night Before Christmas” at 8:20 on the Kennyville Stage. Don’t miss it!

Click here for a complete list of the celebrity readers.


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 on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 & 23 for a very special dinner with Santa! Enjoy dinner from 3:30-4:30pm, followed by a visit with Santa from 4 pm to 4:45pm. After you’re done with pictures, the entire night of Holiday Lights is yours to enjoy with family and friends until 9pm! You even get access for an early screening of The Polar Express 4-D Experience before the crowds arrive!

Buffet menu:
Pulled Pork BBQ, Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Cookies. Beverages include Hot Chocolate, Milk, and Iced Tea.

Adults - $29.99*
Children Age 3 – 12 - $23.99*
Children 2 and under - FREE

Book now, space is LIMITED! Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the wonderful memories!

I DON’T HAVE A 2017 SEASON PASS
If you DO NOT have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
I HAVE 2017 SEASON PASS
If you have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
BUY NOW BUY NOW


**Plus $1.50 processing fee


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.

 


Food

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.

*Food Selections Subject to Change*                       


Dinner with Santa

Join us on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 & 23 for a very special dinner with Santa! Enjoy dinner from 3:30-4:30pm, followed by a visit with Santa from 4 pm to 4:45pm. After you’re done with pictures, the entire night of Holiday Lights is yours to enjoy with family and friends until 9pm! You even get access for an early screening of The Polar Express 4-D Experience before the crowds arrive!

Buffet menu:
Pulled Pork BBQ, Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Cookies. Beverages include Hot Chocolate, Milk, and Iced Tea.

Adults - $29.99*
Children Age 3 – 12 - $23.99*
Children 2 and under - FREE

Book now, space is LIMITED! Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the wonderful memories!

I DON’T HAVE A 2017 SEASON PASS
If you DO NOT have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
I HAVE 2017 SEASON PASS
If you have a 2017 Season Pass, Holiday Lights Pass, or ticket for Holiday Lights.
BUY NOW BUY NOW



* Plus processing fee

 


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