The Best Places to See Christmas and Holiday Lights in Pittsburgh

Are you looking for some of the best locations in Pittsburgh and its countryside to take in the electric glow of festive holiday illumination? If so, then our annual Pittsburgh Holiday Lights events guide will make bells on bobtail ring and keep your holiday spirits bright all-season long.

Happy Holidays!

The Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Pittsburgh and Its Countryside:

It's a known fact that Pittsburghers love fireworks and Christmas Light Displays. So with the holiday fast approaching it's time for a holiday lights road trip. Here is a list of some of the bigger more popular destinations in the area.

Market Square -BNY Mellon Season of Lights
Market Square will sparkle with a dazzling light show on the buildings surrounding the square, with more than 150,000 LED Lights and a stunning 35-foot tall illuminated Sphere Tree. On Comcast Light Up Night® , the switch will be flipped to kick off the BNY Mellon Season of Lights with another light show every half hour. The BNY Mellon Season of Lights will continue nightly, through mid-January.

PPG Place Plaza and the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink
The 65-foot PPG Place Christmas Tree in the center of the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink is a spectacular holiday sight to see.  Skate or walk around the center of Christmas Pittsburgh.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has one of the most unique and spectacular light displays in Pittsburgh with their Winter Light Garden. The outdoor and discovery gardens are decorated with brilliant luminous orbs, lighted trees and fountains and a tunnel of lights that replicates a starry winter night. This is truly a holiday winter wonderland and a must see in Pittsburgh.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland is a three mile trek into Christmas illumination that you will remember all year long. Visit Santa's village for a photo op with Santa or for a ride on the Polar Express train.

Kennywood Park Holiday Lights
Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh's premiere amusement park turns on the holiday bliss with its annual Holiday Lights Festival. The Amusement park is lit up with over 2 million holiday lights and includes a lagoon illumination show choreographed to holiday music, a 90 foot Christmas Tree, the Gingerbread Express and more. There are 20 amusement park rides open during the festival of Lights as well the Polar Express: A 4-D Experience. Who says you can't visit an amusement park in the winter?

Oglebay Resort Festival of Lights
A Pittsburgh tradition in Wheeling, West Virginia. Oglebay's light extravaganza takes you on a 6 mile drive journey across 300 acres of holiday lights. The Festival of Lights was listed as the 10 Best Christmas Light Displays in the US according to AOL Travel and was also on Travel Channel's Extreme Christmas Celebrations. The Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort is open through New Year's Day.

Overly's Country Christmas
Celebrate the season at Overly's Country Christmas®, a nonprofit organization operated mainly by volunteers who are committed to creating holiday memories with a walk-around Christmas Village that's filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats.  Sing carols 'round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride or shop for gifts in the C. Edgar & Sons General Store plus much, much more as you experience the warmth of this traditional Christmas Village!

Yuletide in Sewickley
Sewickly Light Up Night 2017 is Friday, December 1st and features a fantastic fireworks show, music, free horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer, an ice carving competition and lots of food vendors. Bring the family for entertainment, food and shopping!

Beaver County Festival of Trees
One of the area's most exciting Christmas Holiday events to over 9,400 visitors from the surrounding tristate area. The festival brings joy and excitement to both young and old alike.

The Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA
A One-Mile Drive Through Holiday Experience. The Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA is the best kept holiday secret in Pittsburgh. We have over a mile of lights and displays in a beautiful, enchanted woodland setting.