If you find yourself in the Pittsburgh area this holiday season make sure you make a stop at the Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania because it's hard to beat the combination of amusement park rides, a display of spectacular holiday lights and a huge array of fun, family-friendly activities.
Kennywood's holiday spectacular is being offered through December 22. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.
Kennywood Holiday Lights Located 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Kennywood is offering their annual Holiday Light Show featuring more than one million dazzling lights timed to a soundtrack of classic holiday songs. The show runs several times each evening around the lagoon.
One thing that sets Kennywood's Holiday Light Show apart from other light shows is the ability for visitors to enjoy several of the park's rides which are open for the event. The rides include the Merry-Go-Round, the Kangaroo, the Paratrooper, Ghostwood Estate, Turtle and the Gingerbread Express (the Olde Kennywood Railroad). There will also be 9 rides open in Kiddieland.
Off course, Santa will be there to meet and greet all visitors. Other activities with Santa include cookie decorating and letter-writing and photo opportunities.
Be sure you don't miss the chance to pay a visit to the Parkside Cafe where you can see memorabilia from the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" and be sure to check out the spectacular model train display.
Area choral groups will be providing free, live musical entertainment each evening.
Throughout the park there will be several food stands open for business serving items like kettle corn, s'mores, Potato Patch fries and a variety of hot beverages available for purchase.
Hours for the Kennywood Holiday Light Show event are 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission is $15.99 per person at the gate. Children 2 and under are free. Parking is free.
For more information about the Kennywood Holiday Light Show call 412-461-0500 or get online at www.kennywood.com.
Kennywood is located at 4800 Kennywood Blvd. in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. West Mifflin is 144 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 2.5 hour drive.