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Shows, Rides & More

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Holiday Rides & Attractions

  • NEW! Spinvasion
  • Auto Race
  • Cranky's Drop Tower
  • Diesel Drivers
  • Flynn's Fire Training
  • Ghostwood Estate
  • Harold's Helicopter Tours
  • Jack Rabbit
  • Journey With Thomas
  • Kangaroo
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Noah's Ark
  • Pirate
  • Up to 8 Kiddieland Rides

All rides are weather permitting. Cranky's Drop Tower, Jack Rabbit and Spinvasion will operate on nights temperatures remain above 40 degrees.


Shows & Entertainment

  • NEW! Santa's Arrival at Kennywood Station in Thomas Town™ 
    • 15 Minutes After the Park Opens at Journey With Thomas
    • This holiday season, everyone's favorite #1 blue engine, Thomas, has an important job to do - bring a very special guest to Kennywood. Join us nightly as we festively roll out the red carpet for Santa Claus and his friends from the North Pole and welcome them to Thomas Town™ at Kennywood! Available Nov. 18 - Dec. 23. 
  • New! Meet Santa in Thomas Town™
    • Starts 30 Minutes After the Park Opens at Thomas Town™ Gift Co.
    • Santa Claus is coming to Thomas Town™! This magical, can’t-miss experience is festive fun for the entire family. Meet Jolly Old St. Nick at Thomas Town™ Gift Co. and snap a photo. Available Nov. 18 - Dec. 23. 
  • Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony 
    • Nightly at 5:45PM Around the Lagoon 
  • Parker's Dance Party at the Kennyville Stage - This year for Holiday Lights, the Kennyville Stage is sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union.  
    • 4:00PM*, 5:00PM* 7:00PM & 8:00PM at the Kennyville Stage. 
  • Local Choir & Performance Groups at 6:30PM on Select Dates at the Garden Stage 
    • Friday, December 8 - West Allegheny Brass Ensemble
    • Friday, December 15 - Seneca Valley Show Choir & Madrigal Singers
    • Saturday, December 16 - Gemini Gymnastics and Dance
  • Local Celebrity Readings of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at 8:30PM on Select Dates at the Kennyville Stage - This year for Holiday Lights, the Kennyville Stage is sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union. 
    • Friday, December 8 - Dave DiCello
    • Saturday, December 9 - Rick Sebak
    • Friday, December 15 - Mike Clark, WTAE-TV
    • Saturday, December 16 - Representatives from Clearview Credit Union - Proud Sponsor of the Kennyville Stage
    • Friday, December 22 - Bob Pompeani and Celina Pompeani Mathison, KDKA-TV
  • Strolling Holiday Band

*Show on Days Park Opens at 3:00PM

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+ More Holiday Fun

  • Kids ages 10 & under can explore the park with an ALL-NEW interactive holiday scavenger hunt! 
    • Every Saturday & Sunday, November 24 - December 23, plus daily December 26 - January 1. 
  • Explore a Massive Model Train Display
  • Send a Letter to the North Pole
  • Build your own bear at the Bear Factory
  • Meet Santa's Festive Friends from the North Pole Above the Kandy Kaleidoscope 

Navigate Your Way to a Perfect Day 

There is something for everyone at Kennywood! Explore all of our thrilling rides, delicious restaurants and entertainment options.

Download our Holiday Lights map to your mobile device.

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