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Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights returns

Experience Western Pennsylvania’s favorite amusement park — at the holidays! Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights features more than 1 million lights, Pennsylvania’s tallest Christmas tree, rides, food, Santa, train display, dancing lights displays, community/school performance groups and more. Well-known Pittsburghers — including Sally Wiggin and Rick Sebak — read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Kennyville Stage. New this year: The Jack Rabbit roller coaster will be open for the season. There are add-on Dinner with Santa events, too.

  • Details: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from Nov. 20 to Dec. 24. Plus, nightly Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Hours: 5-10 p.m. On Dec. 24, 31 and Jan. 1 and 2, hours are 5 to 9 p.m. A special season pass holder only event is planned from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19.
  • Cost: $14.99 for all heights and ages if purchased online. $29.99 for all guests if purchased at the gate. Select season pass holders gain free entry to Holiday Lights.
  • Online: Kennywood.com

Kennywood adds Jack Rabbit to Holiday Lights

Kennywood Park is gearing up for the holidays and dropping some early Christmas gifts!

The park announced its list of rides that will be available (weather permitting) during the festive Holiday Lights event.

Jack Rabbit will be open! The park made the announcement with a fun video featuring the Phantom from Phantom’s Revenge.

Other rides include:

  • Auto Race
  • Gran Prix
  • Ghostwood Estate
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Pirate
  • Thomas Town (Up to 4 Rides)
  • Kiddieland (Up to 9 Rides)

While a full look at Holiday Lights isn’t out yet, Kennywood says Holiday Lights also will include, of course, Santa Claus (through Dec. 19)! Kids can write letters to Santa, dance with Parker and pals, watch Doc Dixon’s magic show and more. There will be a petting zoo near Kiddieland again, the model trains will set up in Penny Arcade again and the tree lighting ceremony takes place every night at 5:45 p.m.

The park boasts more than 1 million lights for Holiday Lights and the state’s largest artificial Christmas tree!

Kennywood features dancing lights displays synched to music around the lagoon. And, of course, season food!

This year marks 10 years since Holiday Lights began! The park began offering holiday fun in 2011. No event was held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holiday Lights begins one week earlier on Nov. 20. (There’s a special season passholders night on Nov. 19.) It’s open Fridays through Sundays from Nov. 20 through Dec. 24 and then will offer a special holiday week Dec. 26 through Jan. 2! Most nights throughout Holiday Lights, the park will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. On Dec. 24, 31 and Jan. 1 and 2, the park will be open 5 to 9 p.m.

Kennywood says more details are coming soon!

Have a season pass and are unsure if it qualifies for entry? Kennywood made its list (and, hopefully, checked it twice). Here are the details for season passholders:

The park says the following season passes include unlimited admission to Holiday Lights in 2021:

  • 2022 Gold (2021 + 2022 Admission)
  • 2022 Platinum (2021 + 2022 Admission)
  • 2021 Premium
  • 2021 Platinum
  • 2020 Silver
  • 2020 Senior
  • 2020 Ride and Slide
  • 2020 Ride and Dine
  • 2020 Premium
  • 2020 PA Pass

The park says people with 2021 standard passes can receive discounted admission to Holiday Lights.