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8 Central PA Holiday Light Shows to Enjoy in 2014

Nov 28, 2014 11:00AM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of Koziar's Christmas Village's Facebook page.

There's plenty to do in the Central Pennsylvania region this holiday season. From breakfast with Santa and all of the venues for local shopping to volunteer opportunities to help those who are less fortunate and Christmas tree farms - the bonding activities with friends, neighbors, and most importantly, family, are endless.

This year, we highlight some of the coolest light shows, parades and events in the area for you and yours to experience. Here are 8 picks, and bonus content at the end.

Berks County

Koziar's Christmas Village - Bernville, PA

Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set agl... Read More » 

Individual tickets can be purchased upon arrival. Open first Saturday in November through Thanksgiving, Friday, 6 - 9 p.m., Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sunday, 5:30 - 9 p.m., then Thanksgiving through Jan. 3, Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m., Saturday, 5 - 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 5 - 9 p.m. Children 3 and under are free, 4-10 are $7, 11-64 are $9, and seniors (65+) are $8. Payments accepted include cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

For more information, click here.

Blair County

Photo courtesy of Lakemont Parks Facebook page

Holiday Lights on the Lake - start: Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015 06:00PM

Holiday Lights on the Lake is a fifty-one acre dazzling display of lights and animation at historic Lakemont Park, in Altoona, PA. Delight your family in this holiday season at Lakemont ... Read More » 

For a video of the annual show, see below.

Columbia County

Photo courtesy of Reliance120s Youtube channel

WHLM Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting - start: Nov 28, 2014 05:15PM

Join Downtown Bloomsburg and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble for a night to remember with the whole family Friday, November 28th! 5:15pm: Tree Lighting with the cast of BTE's Twas the ... Read More » 

For a video of the annual show, see below.

Cumberland County

Photo courtesy of Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau

Christmas Tree Lighting in Boiling Springs - start: Dec 07, 2014 05:30PM

Boiling Springs is one of the many picturesque small villages around Pennsylvania. Beginning the first week of December, the town becomes magical. The first Sunday in December is the ... Read More » 

Dauphin County

Hershey Sweet Lights - start Nov 14 2014 0500PM

Hershey Sweet Lights - start: Nov 14, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015 05:00PM

A winter wonderland awaits at Hershey Sweet Lights, A Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular. Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you drive through two... Read More » 

For a family's experience on video, see below.

Lancaster County

Photo courtesy of Dutch Winter Wonderland

Dutch Winter Wonderland - start: Nov 22 - Dec 30, 2014 03:00PM

Make holiday memories at A Kingdom For Kids! as you enjoy rides and attractions, games, festive entertainment, cookie decorating, The Royal Light Show, and more! Read More » 

For a look at the holiday lights and activities, see below.

Perry County

Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail - start: Dec 17, 2014 06:00PM

Meet Santa in the woods and enjoy the thousands of lights and holiday displays located along this quarter mile trail in the park's East Picnic Area. Enjoy live music at the stage, and hot... Read More » 

York County

Photo courtesy of yorkcountypagov

Christmas Magic 2014 - start: Nov 28, 2014 06:00PM

Christmas Magic is a 0.5 mile long walking trail (accessible to anyone) that meanders through 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes and five enclosed heated pavilions. The spirit of th... Read More » 

More Holiday Fun

Around the River - Winter 2014 Edition - Nov 18 2014 0423PM

Around the River - Winter 2014 Edition - Nov 18, 2014 04:23PM

Check out all there is to do this holiday season. Read More » 


5 Family Outings to Put on Your Calendar Now - Nov 18 2014 0448PM

5 Family Outings to Put on Your Calendar Now - Nov 18, 2014 04:48PM

Ride the rails, color your world, go on safari, partake in a Guinness World Record event and start the holiday season in a whole new way. Let my family traditions become yours. Read More » 


5th Annual Tree of Love Lighting - start Nov 28 2014 0600PM

5th Annual Tree of Love Lighting - start: Nov 28, 2014 06:00PM

Every year, there are people who need to know that someone is thinking of them, praying for them, wishing that they would have a bright future. The Tree of Love Lighting is an event that ... Read More » 


North Pole Express - start: Nov 29 - 30, 2014 10:00AM

Families are invited to visit the model train display at the museum and have fun with holiday crafts & activities for all ages. Less than a block from the Market St. North Pole Express stop. Read More » 


BTE's ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - start: Dec 03, 04, 09, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2014 10:00AM

In December, the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg will be filled with the sounds of school students in the audience when Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Ken Ludwig’s ‘TWA... Read More » 

Merry Tubachristmas Williamsport - start: Dec 06, 2014 12:30PM

November 6, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Susquehanna Valley will resonate with festive holiday tones when Williamsport’s twenty-sixth annual "Merry Tubachristmas" celebration is ... Read More » 


SV Chorale Winter Concert - start: Dec 14, 2014 03:00PM

SVC’s Winter Concert, conducted by William Payn, is a special adaption of "The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." Joining the Chorale is Elizabeth Asmus (harp), David Cover (organ), Em... Read More » 


Holiday House Tours - start: Dec 13, 2014 11:00AM

5 beautiful homes and the Montgomery House Museum will be decked out for the holidays in the Danville/Riverside area. Tickets of $15, along with names of homes and directions to homes wil... Read More » 


Winter Solstice Stroll & Sale - start: Dec 19, 2014 10:00AM

Be it a field guide, sweatshirt, or pouch of minerals, the bookstore/gift shop at Shaver's Creek has a plethora of items that make terrific gifts for family and friends. From 11 a.m.-- 4 ... Read More » 

Sunbury Santa Parade - start Nov 28 2014 0630PM

Sunbury Santa Parade - start: Nov 28, 2014 06:30PM

Santa moves into Cameron Park for the Christmas Season on November 28th at 6:30pm. Come out for the holiday parade and enjoy the tree lighting, food and lots of holiday fun! Read More »  

Do you have photos from your home, your neighborhood, or cool light shows you've seen in Central PA and beyond? We'd love to see them. Post them in the comments, or 
contact us. 

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park

2013 WHLM Parade of Lights in Bloomsburg

Hershey's Sweet Lights - A Family Experience

Dutch Winter Wonderland

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