For the third season, Kennywood will transform into a winter wonderland of spectacular lights, family friendly rides, activities and seasonal food favorites as Holiday Lights returns for 2013!

Join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 29 through December 22 from 5pm – 9pm.
Don’t miss fireworks on opening night, Friday, November 29, 2013!





Bundle up and enjoy several rides including:
• Paratrooper
• Kangaroo
• Merry-Go-Round
• Turtle
• Ghostwood Estate (with a special holiday twist!)
• The Gingerbread Express  (our special Holiday Lights version of the Olde Kennywood Railroad)
• Up to 9 rides in Kiddieland!


Enjoy the Kennywood Holiday Lights Show every half hour starting at 5:30 PM. The show takes place in the area surrounding the Lagoon. There are two different versions of the Kennywood Holiday Lights Show, so be sure to enjoy both performances! Each show lasts 10 minutes.

Local choir groups perform every hour starting at 6:00 PM at the Sounds of the Holidays Stage, across from the Parkside Café. Performances will last approximately 30 minutes.

Toy Soldiers Strolling Band performs throughout the park

The Kennyville Stage features a variety of nightly entertainment including:
• Doc Dixon’s Holiday Lights Magic Show at 5:30PM, 7:00PM, and 8:30PM
• Parker’s Dance Party at 6:30 PM & 8:00 PM
• Readings of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by local Pittsburgh personalities at 7:30 PM

*Entertainment subject to change.


The Penny Arcade is your stop for holiday fun! Stop by to write a letter to Santa or browse our craft vendors and find that perfect holiday gift of artwork by Linda Barnicott.

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!

The fun continues in the Parkside Café! Take a break from the winter weather and decorate holiday cookies, check out memorabilia from It’s a Wonderful Life or explore the incredible detail of our model train display.


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 Jack Rabbit and delicious s’mores near the Aero360.


December 7 is SOLD OUT. The next available date is December 21.
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The magic of the season comes to life at Kennywood Holiday Lights. We are now offering a party package for groups of 50 or more to make your visit even more memorable! With a wonderful variety of menu items, you are sure to find something to help make your Holiday Season Merry!

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Groups start at 15 guests. Please contact our Sales Office at (412) 464-9931 for reservations and more information.


Kennywood is proud to work with the Wounded Warrior Project collecting donations each night of Holiday Lights. Donations will be accepted at the Kennywood entrance between 5 pm and 8 pm.


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