9 Dazzling Holiday Attractions in Pennsylvania

During the holidays, towns and cities across Pennsylvania are swathed in wintery snow and alight with yuletide cheer. Holiday festivities, glittering light spectacles and cultural traditions are some of the ways Pennsylvania celebrates the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are 9 dazzling holiday attractions in Pennsylvania:

1. Hersheypark’s annual light show shines with more than 4 million lights across the family theme park. Visitors can ride four different rollercoasters in the park, which is open through Dec. 31.

2. In Brandywine Valley, Longwood Gardens is a famous botanical preserve that is decked for the holidays until Jan. 10. Spectators can gaze at Christmas-inspired arrangements and giant displays that sparkle beneath half a million twinkling lights.

3. Stock up on holiday arts and crafts at Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem. More than 165 vendors and 60 musical acts are hosted at ArtsQuest center until Dec. 20.

4. In Philadelphia’s Love Park, groups can experience traditional European foods, sweets and drinks at a recreated German market. Christmas Village features more than 60 wooden booths and is open until Dec. 27.

5. One of the best attractions is Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, which has been named one of the top 100 best events in North America by American Bus Association. Train displays, an old-fashioned bakery and more than 500,000 lights reflected off a nearby lake make for a breathtaking winter scene.

6. Walk in a Christmas wonderland in Overly’s Country Christmas, which includes 2.4 million holiday lights spread across 15 acres in Pittsburgh’s suburbs. It is open now through Jan. 1.

7. Take a half mile trek along the Christmas Magic Walking Trail in York County. The trail is lit up with 600,000 LED lights and holiday scenes, and there are five enclosed heated pavilions for hikers to warm up along the way. It is on display until Dec. 31.

8. If visitors want to enjoy outdoor holiday scenes without being in the cold, they can take a drive along Holiday Lights on the Lake in Altoona. The 51-acre display features lights and animation in historic Lakemont Park, and is shown until Jan. 3.

9. Peoples Gas Holiday Market is open through Dec. 28 for all your holiday shopping needs. The downtown Pittsburg Christmas-themed market is inspired by European traditions and features daily live performances and a spectacular light show.

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