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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.


It’s here! Welcome to It’s Christmas 365!

After years of saying I wanted to spread my holiday cheer with a website, I am pretty pumped to be able to share It’s Christmas 365 with the world today – Oct. 25, 2019!

If you’ve been following the Facebook page, thank you! If you didn’t know there was a Facebook page, please go “like” it to remain on Santa’s Nice List. And, yes, there’s even an Instagram page (because of course there is): @itsChristmas365.

Also, while I’m promoting things, please subscribe to the newsletter! The newsletter will be sent once a week in November, December and part of January. The rest of the year, you’ll see a quick greeting on the 24th or 25 of each month! (We might toss in two newsletters in Christmas July … tbd, tbh!)

The newsletter during the holidays will offer details of holiday events (Kennywood Park, Hersheypark, concerts, parades, etc, etc, etc) you should check out, what’s on TV, recipes, ICYMI links, plus so much more!

Read more on the About page about how you can submit posts, ideas, stories and more! And get some insight into why I’ve created this site. (If you know me in real life, it’s really a no-brainer!)

Hope you like and interact with the site, newsletter and Facebook page!

– Bobby