Are you looking for some family holiday fun this holiday season? Look no further than Kennywood’s Holiday Lights.
Kennywood is a beloved amusement park for families during the summer. This is the 6th year that Kennywood has turned into a winter wonderland for their faithful fans to enjoy.
There are limited rides going (way too cold for us to go on them). There are many things for you to enjoy as a family. There is a list of things you can enjoy as a family. Here is a list of things going on:
- Holiday Lights Show
- Sounds of the Holidays
- Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Doc Dixon’s Holiday Lights Magic Show
- Parker’s Dance Party
- Celebrity Reading of ‘Twas the night before Christmas
- Gingerbread Neighborhood
- Letters to Santa and Holiday Gifts
- Model Trains, and Cookie Decorating
- 4D viewing of Polar Express
and what holiday celebration is complete without a visit to see Santa!?!?!?!
I visited the holiday lights with my husband, sister and brother in law. We were in awe of everything there was to see. We were there for 3 hours and didn’t see everything there was to offer. Here are some pictures of what we did see:
As soon as you walk into the park, you are greeted by the Kennywood arrow, raccoon and purple dragon. My husband, sister and I enjoyed posting for pictures with them. There is a live nut cracker that loves to dance to the music near the lagoon. Walking around is Father Time, Mrs Clause, Frosty and Rudolph. It’s free and fun to get your pictures taken with them no matter your age.
It was beautiful walking around seeing all buildings and trees decorated for the holidays. Some were twinkle lights, some were just lit up. One of the things we loved were that they had a bonfire going to help you keep warm. There was a big one by the Noah’s Ark, and 2 smaller ones on the other side of the lagoon. Don’t worry, it’s safe. There are park employees there manning the fire. My husband would of been happy if I left him there all night. Here is a video of the lights over the lagoon responding to the music:
During the regular season the Penny Arcade is an indoor arcade. For the Holiday Lights it’s transformed into a Gingerbread Village. There is also a place for kids to write a letter to Santa and a big giant mailbox to mail it to him.
A model train display brings the kid out in all of us. This was a massive train display. Model trains are a favorite of my husband’s and he was really enjoying himself looking at this display. The top middle picture has the mystery machine, and A-Team van. The bottom set of pictures are my favorite! The bottom left is set up like a drive in and they are playing A Christmas Story. The bottom middle and bottom right are set up to look like Kennywood during the season. We spent a lot of time looking at the fine details of this display.
We happened to stumble upon a guy doing an ice sculpture. It was amazing to watch him turn a block of ice into a Christmas tree. Here is a video in action:
In Kiddieland they had a petting zoo. It was free to pet the animals but your could purchase food to feed them with. We just stood outside the gate watching them. If you look at the picture on the left, this goat was apparently hungry. He was trying to eat the sign in front of him. He also tried to eat my husband’s coat. That is my husband in the very far right of that photo.
Kennywood’s Holiday Lights runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until December 23rd. You can get tickets for only $10 using the Promocode: GinasLibraryhlblog17.
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