3. What goes better than Christmas lights, hot chocolate and Potato Patch fries? Not much. Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights event features about 2 million lights, the state’s largest Christmas tree, local choirs and more. Each night of the event, which begins Nov. 22, includes a Pittsburgh “celebrity” reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Among those who usually participate are Sally Wiggin and Rick Sebak. The 4D theater will show “Rudolph” this year. While the park’s coasters aren’t running, a number of other rides are operating, including the Merry-Go-Round and Kangaroo.
And, if you’re wondering, Kennywood spokesperson Nick Paradise told PGH Museums that the park runs about 12 miles of power cords (enough to go from Kennywood to Heinz Field). Holiday Lights has quickly become one of my absolute must-do holiday season events. The magic of Christmas comes alive with this event.