If you’re looking for the best Christmas light displays near Pittsburgh, you’re in the right place!
What follows is a list of 8 exceptional Christmas light displays within an hour of Pittsburgh, complete with links to each attraction’s official website.
The hours and admission policies vary from location to location (some are free, others require paid admission), so be sure to click on the blue text link in each description to get the official details.
1. Overly’s Country Christmas in Greensburg
Overly’s Country Christmas features both a drive-thru light display and a walk-thru Christmas Village complete with food vendors, live animals, children’s rides, and horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides.
2. Christmas Light-Up at Clinton Park
Christmas Light-up at Clinton Park takes place in Findlay Township, just west of the Pittsburgh International Airport, and has been a local Christmas tradition since 1993.
3. Cascade of Lights in New Castle
Cascade of Lights is a drive-thru Christmas light display at historic Cascade Park in New Castle.
4. Zoo Lights at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Zoo Lights at the Pittsburgh Zoo transforms the park into an unforgettable winter wonderland using thousands of LED lights, including more than 100 animal-shaped light displays.
5. Holiday Lights at Kennywood Park
Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights features more than two million lights and the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania!
6. Dazzling Nights at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Dazzling Nights at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden transforms the 65 acre property into an illuminated wonderland with a 65-foot light tunnel, interactive lights on the ground light up when you walk on them, and a simulated aurora borealis!
7. Downtown Pittsburgh
There are tons of great places to see FREE Christmas light displays in downtown, all in close proximity to one another.
Market Square is home to the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, a great spot to shop AND see holiday light displays.
Point State Park also has a large tree-like light-up display, although on this night the sunset was the real treat.
And of course you have to visit the UPMC Skating Rink at PPG Place, arguably the most-recognized downtown Pittsburgh Christmas scene.
8. Phipps Conservatory’s Holiday Flower and Light Show
The Phipps Conservatory’s Holiday Flower and Light Show is a Pittsburgh Christmastime tradition that transforms the already stunning botanical gardens into a winter fairy tale.
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