Merry & Bright
There are destinations throughout Pennsylvania that just make the Christmas season extra special. Towns, big and small, decorated for the holidays, Christmas lights, shows and parties designed to the season merry and bright.
Note: many of these attractions are closed on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Always check their websites to
confirm days/hours of operation.
Photo courtesy It's A Wonderful Life Festival
It’s A Wonderful Life Festival. Weekends, Nov 17- Dec 16
Dickens of a Christmas. Downtown Ebensburg Nov 30-Dec 2
Photo courtesy Destination Gettysburg
Gettysburg Christmas Festival. Downtown Gettysburg Dec 1
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Photo by Wendy Royal
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. Bellefonte Dec 7-8
Photo courtesy of The Penn Wells Hotel
Christmas on Main Street. Wellsboro Dec 7-9
Photo courtesy Christmas In Our Hometown
Christmas in our Hometown. Tunkhannock Dec 7-8
Photo courtesy of the Caldwell Consistory
Treefest. Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg Dec 1-2
Holiday Excursions. Colebrookdale Railroad, Boyertown Nov 23 - Dec 31
Fezziwig’s Christmas Party, Baldwin-Reynolds House, Meadville Dec 7-8
Woodford Mansion Photo courtesy of Fairmount Park Conservancy
Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens
A Longwood Christmas. Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, Nov 22- Jan 6
Photo courtesy of American Music Theatre
American Music Theatre’s 2018 Christmas Show. Lancaster Nov 1 - Dec 30.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg. Nov 30 - Dec 16.
Photo courtesy of the Brandywine Ballet
The Nutcracker. Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester Dec 8-16
Koziar's Christmas Village Drone footage by the 717 Drone Guys
Koziar’s Christmas Village Bernville Nov 3 - Jan 1
Photo courtesy Lakemont Park
Holiday Lights on the Lake. Lakemont Park, Altoona, Nov 16-Jan 6
Photo courtesy Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. Big Butler Fairgrounds, Prospect Nov 16 – Jan 6
Photo courtesy of GoErie
Winter Wonderland. Asbury Woods Nature Center, Erie Dec 14-16, 27-30
Photo courtesy Lehigh Valley Zoo
Winter Light Spectacular. Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville Nov 9 – Dec 31
Holiday Light Spectacular. Nay Aug Park, Scranton, Nov 23- Dec 31
Photo of Gring's Mill by Phil Magistro
Holiday Lights. Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, Wyomissing Dec 1-30
Photo courtesy York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Christmas Magic, A Festival of Lights. Rocky Ridge County Park, York, Nov 23-31 (closed Dec 24-25)
Photo courtesy Overly's Country Christmas
Overly’s Country Christmas. Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg, Nov 16 - Jan 1
Photo courtesy Kennywood Park
Kennywood Holiday Lights. Pittsburgh, Nov 23-Dec 23, Dec 26-30
Photo courtesy Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Christmas CandyLane. Hersheypark, Hershey, Nov 16-Jan 1
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