Christmas is right around the corner, and a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit is by checking out the beautiful light displays around town. Whether you want to cozy up in your pajamas and enjoy a display from the comfort of your car, walk around and be fully immersed by the holiday sights, or have a special visit with Santa, Made in Pittsburgh has you covered.

Zoo Lights Drive-Thru

The Pittsburgh Zoo isn’t just for live animal sightings, on select evenings now through December 30th,  you can drive through their winter wonderland display. The display boasts over 80 animal lights, plus sightings of classic characters and sing-alongs to your favorite holiday carols.. The drive-thru experience takes approximately 45 minutes and has over 3,000 LED lights to see.

Overly’s Country Christmas

Located in Greensburg, Pa., Overly’s Country Christmas has been creating holiday memories since 1956. This one of a kind light display has two options – a drive thru display or a park and walk option where you can skip the drive-thru portion of the lights and head straight to their Christmas village. The best part? The Christmas village has small shops, treats and you can meet Santa! Please note that Overly’s Country Christmas is cash only.

Phipps Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

Phipps holiday show returns this year with more poinsettias, holiday trees and the re-opening of their much loved outdoor Light Garden! Their Garden Railroad is also on display with recognizable iconic Western Pennsylvania sights, plus they have made updates to all of their indoor displays. Reserve your time on their website now through January 2nd. For more information and a sneak peek of the beautiful, historic glass house follow their instagram at @phippsconservatory.

North Park Holiday Laser Show

North Park wants to help you celebrate the holidays with their one-of-a-kind laser show. The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes and is synchronized to your favorite holiday music. Come 30 minutes early with your favorite holiday snacks and get ready to be dazzled either inside or outside of your vehicle. Tickets can be purchased in advance on their website now through December 22nd. 

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is an over two-mile light display that dances along to festive music at every turn located at the Big Butler Fairgrounds. Put on your Christmas pajamas and stay bundled up in your car for the entire display now through January 2nd. Please note that Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is credit card only.

Kennywood Holiday Lights

Brave the cold weather and experience Kennywood and their over a million lights this holiday season. The park’s holiday light display is open now through January 2nd and has the tallest Christmas tree in the state. Plus, you can’t visit Kennywood without hopping on a few rides. The park has 20 child-friendly attractions open, as well as their model train display, festive food and drinks and you can end the night with a visit with Santa.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Leigha Pindroh

Leigha Pindroh is a born and raised Pittsburgher who now resides in the northern suburbs with her three sons and husband. She runs a motherhood and lifestyle blog called Life of Leigha and is the co-host of a podcast for modern mamas called Life Opens Up. When she's not posting on IG, she's trying out the latest coffee spot, browsing local boutiques, or attending fun, family-friendly events with her boys.

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