Holiday Lights in Pittsburgh

Holiday Light Sightings in and around the South Hills of Pittsburgh 2020

By Emily Papa, Macaroni Kid South Hills of Pittsburgh Publisher November 18, 2020

Visiting Holiday Lights in Pittsburgh while listening to Christmas carols is absolutely one of our favorite family traditions. Are you looking for some of the best locations in Pittsburgh to find the magic illumination in the dark? With so many great local places that have lights, you can plan a new trip every weekend! Keep reading so you can plan your evenings of Holiday Light sightings with the rest of your joyful festivities this holiday season. If you're not looking for a paid attraction, check out our noteworthy Griswold Lights Displays to find some of the best lights in the 'Burgh!

The Best Places to See Holiday Lights in the South Hills of Pittsburgh 

ELFburgh Christmas
Bethel Park, PA
November 27th, 2020- December 23rd, 2020

ELFburgh Christmas will become the most unique holiday experience coming to Pittsburgh this season! Produced by the award-winning scenic team behind Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction, ELFburgh Christmas will be a family-friendly event for all ages and will leave you amazed and inspired.

The Hundred Acres Manor teams’ mission is to put a smile on your face while giving back to the Pittsburgh Community. Spreading cheer and providing children the opportunity to meet and greet Santa preparing for the holiday in his workshop while in the comfort and safety of your car.

You will get to drive-thru the Christmas display, see Santa's elves singing your favorite Christmas songs and meet Santa.

More info: WEBSITE

Christmas Light - Up
Clinton, PA
November 19th, 2020-January 3rd, 2021
5-10 PM Daily

Walk-Through Only nights on November 19 and 20! On these nights no cars will be permitted through. All visitors will park and walk through the lights.

Founded in 1993, the Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA is the best kept holiday secret in Pittsburgh. Drive through and enjoy a one-mile experience of light displays in a wooded setting.


Overly's Country Christmas
Greensburg, PA
November 19, 2020 - December 30, 2020

The 2020 Season will be a drive-thru only display. See new light displays in an expanded driving route, wave to Santa, drop off your letter to him, listen to Henny Hemlock’s silly jokes & Christmas carols over your car radio, and catch a glimpse of the Grinch sneaking around! There will be limited items for purchase during your drive around the lights!


Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Butler, PA
November 13, 2020 -  January 3, 2021
6-10pm daily, including holidays and in the rain

Prepare to be dazzled by a Christmas light spectacle the likes of which you’ve never seen! A visit to one of the shows is all you need to truly let go of every day stresses and let your spirit fly as your senses are tickled with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights dancing harmoniously with some fantastic Christmas tunes.

Simply drive up, tune in your car’s radio, and let the Christmas spirit take you away!


North Park Holiday Laser Show
Allison Park, PA
2nd & 3rd Thursday - Sunday in December

Celebrate the holidays with a one-of-a-kind drive-in laser show at North Park! You and your family will be dazzled by a beautiful 45-mintue show synchronized with holiday music- all from the safety of your own vehicle. Space is limited, and tickets will sell out fast. Don't miss this unique and entertaining experience!


Phipps Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays
Pittsburgh, PA 
November 20th, 2020 - January 3rd, 2021

Phipps’ Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays brings whimsical, elegant and festive displays back to our glowing glasshouse. With a canopy of twinkling lights, fragrant decorated trees and, of course, thousands of poinsettias in a wide variety of hues and patterns, this show is sure to create special holiday memories with friends and family.

More info: WEBSITE 

The Rink at PPG Place
Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
Opening Friday November 20th, 2020

Surrounded by the spectacular crown jewel of the PPG Place glass skyscraper and featuring a stunning 65-foot illuminated Holiday tree, The Rink at PPG Place offers an incomparable atmosphere and provides a fun-filled Downtown Winter Playground. In 2015, The Rink at PPG Place was expanded by 25% increasing its overall surface size to 67% larger than the Rockefeller Center ice rink and two-thirds the size of an NHL rink.

More info: WEBSITE 

Holiday Lights Mini Golf at Fun Fore All
Cranberry Township, PA
November 20th - January 2nd 2020 (closed Holiday's)

Fun Fore All's Holiday Lights Mini Golf was named one of the best holiday light displays in 2017, 2018 and 2019! Turning two award-winning miniature golf courses into fully playable walk-through holiday light extravaganzas. Families can experience a beautiful, interactive, holiday experience unlike any other in the area.


Zoo Lights Drive - thru
Pittsburgh, PA
select nights from November 27th - January 3rd 2020

Drive through the Zoo at night while guided by a themed audio tour as thousands of environmentally friendly LED lights transform the park into an unforgettable winter wonderland.


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Are we missing any Holiday lights in the Pittsburgh area?  Are you interested in sponsoring this guide or having a featured listing? If so, email Emily at with the subject HOLIDAY LIGHTS as we will be updating throughout the holiday season!