The best place to visit during the holidays in Pittsburgh is Kennywood, without a doubt! America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park decks its halls (and rides) with nearly two million twinkling lights, highlighted by the tallest Christmas tree in the state of Pennsylvania. Enjoy holiday songs, see spectacular light shows, visit Santa, and more! Check back this fall for updated information on Kennywood’s Holiday Lights 2018!
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
• Noah’s Ark
• Up to 10 rides in Kiddieland
Food Selections Subject to Change.
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.
Batter Dipped Oreos, S’mores Funnel Cake, Cinnamon Funnel Cakes with Hot Apple Topping.
Midway (Located near Jack Rabbit)
Philly Beef Sandwich, Chicken Strips & Fries, Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs, Cotton Candy
Burgers, Fries and Shakes
Pizza Warehouse (Located Near Kiddieland)
Plain and Pepperoni Pizzas, Pepperoni Rolls
Snack-a-Saurus feat. Bean Sprouts
Hip and health-conscious food items for kids and adults, plus seasonal drinks to warm you up!
Pagoda (Located near Kiddieland)
Seasonal flavored Ice-cream, Holiday themed Belgium Waffle
Bakery featuring freshly made Gourmet Treats, Cookie Decorating Station
Seasonal flavored Popcorn
Kandy Kaleidoscope (Located Near the Tunnel)
The Original Potato Patch® (Located near the Thunderbolt & Kennyville Stage)
Purchase a 2017 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 on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, & 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.
Children Age 4-12: $23.99*
Children 3 and under: FREE
Season Passholder price
Children Age 4-12: $15.00
Children 3 and under: FREE
Please note, select Season Passes include free admission to Holiday Lights on Sundays: December 3, 10 & 17. Guests with valid season passes may choose the Season Passholder price option for those dates only. Summer-only passes, such as the Bronze, Summer Saver and Senior Evening, are not valid for Holiday Lights. Guests with a Holiday Lights Pass (check the Tickets & Passes tab on this page for details) may purchase the Season Passholder ticket for any Dinner with Santa date.
** Plus processing fee and $1 Amusement Tax
Food selections subject to change. Check back later this year for information on Dinner with Santa and additional updates.