The Best Places to See Christmas and Holiday Lights in Pittsburgh

Are you looking for some of the best locations in Pittsburgh and it's 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 Christmas and holiday light displays almost as much as the Steelers. 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.

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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.
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has one of the most unique and spectacular light displays in Pittsburgh with Holiday Magic: Let It Glow!. This is truly a holiday winter wonderland and a must see in Pittsburgh.
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Kennywood Park Holiday Lights
The best place to visit during the holidays in Pittsburgh is Kennywood, without a doubt! America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park decks its halls (and rides) with nearly two million twinkling lights, highlighted by the tallest Christmas tree in the state of Pennsylvania. Enjoy holiday songs, see spectacular light shows, visit Santa, and more!
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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.
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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!
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