Here’s a roundup of some of the best local light displays, as well as a few that are road trip worthy!
Winter Wonderland Illuminated Walking Trail
Through December 30
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Indian Acres Tree Farm, Medford, NJ
Take a stroll through the woods filled with fun snowmen and trees, illuminated boxes with miniature scenes, a fairy garden box, and a secret gnome village! The path flows out of the woods and into the Live Christmas Tree fields. The trail is draped and decorated with tens of thousands of lights and is THE best way to celebrate the season! After the trail, make sure to stop by the bonfires for some hot chocolate and s’mores!
Manayunk Gets Lit
Nighlty, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Main Street, Manayunk
More than 50 Main Street businesses decorate their storefronts with holiday lights, thanks to the third year of Manayunk Development Corp. organizing.
Thursdays in December also feature special deals and live entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m., with free rides on the Jolly Trolley for those who would rather sit than stroll.
Boathouse Row Festival of Lights
December 18 to December 23 – Hanukkah
December 24-25 – Christmas
December 26 – January 1 – Kwanzaa
The historic rowing clubs of Boathouse Row will be lit up in constantly changing colored lights this season, to celebrate the various winter holidays. Details
Deck the Hall Light Show
On the hour, 5:00 – 9:00 PM through January 1
West facade of City Hall, Philadelphia
Created by Philadelphia studio Klip Collective, this show is projected onto the side of City Hall, transforming the historic building into a sparkling winter landscape or colorful psychedelic design. Between performances, Dilworth Park offers plenty of festive activities, including ice skating or sipping mulled wine from Chaddsford Winery at the Wintergarden.
Christmas at Colonial
Selected dates through December 26
5:00 PM – 8:00 Pm
Colonial Gardens, Phoenixville
Acres of dazzling lights, holiday displays, favorite holiday characters, hot chocolate and more at this wonderful holiday light show. Details
Christmas Fantasy with Lights
Through December 30
Daily Tuesday – Friday 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday – 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Experience holiday magic right before your eyes As Santa turns the lights on every night at 5:00pm! Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over one million lights for the holiday season! Santa will be home and lighting the park each night until December 23rd. Rides, attractions, and snack bars are open as well.
Nightly December 2 – January 6
Free, walkable seasonal lightshow all along the Riverfront of Wilmington. Stroll the Riverwalk and take in this magical holiday display that features hundreds of thousands of lights, plus themed displays and activities, including a visit from Santa Claus.
Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show
Daily through Friday, January 6th
Sun to Thurs – 5 to 10pm
Fri & Sat – 5 to 11pm
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley
Peddlers Village Holiday Lights
Daily through Sunday, January 8th
Winter in Franklin Square
Daily through February 26th
Featuring the Electrical Spectacle Light Show. Guests can celebrate the magic of the season both day and night in festive Franklin Square.
Dasher’s Lightshow – A Christmas Drive Thru Experience!
Daily through Saturday December 31
4:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Philadelphia Mills Mall, Philadelphia
A Christmas lightshow drive-thru designed for you to experience the magic of the Holidays safely in the comfort of your vehicle.
Macy’s Christmas Light Show
Friday November 25 – December 31
Monday – Thursday 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Friday – Sunday 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Saturday December 24 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM
The spectacular Macy’s Christmas Light Show is back bringing classic holiday tales to life in lights with sounds from the world-famous Wanamaker Organ in the Grand Court virtually
Carnival of Lights
Friday, November 25 – January 1st
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Norco Fire Co, Pottstown
Over 250,000 Holiday lights , Amusement Rides, Holiday Food, Games, visit with Santa & Friends and Holiday Marketplace.
Light Show Hayride
November 25- December 23
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford, NJ
Musical Light Show Hayride that takes families around the farm. The light show is set to your family’s favorite Christmas tunes. View the Farm with Decorated Barns, Tractors and Farmhouses. Reservations required.
Herr’s Holiday Lights Display
November, 23 – January, 2
Dusk to Dawn (5:00 PM – 7:00 AM)
Herr’s Snack Factory, Nottingham
Enjoy this FREE Holiday Lights Display with over 600,000 dazzling lights. Details
Light Up The Vines
December 10th – Jan. 1
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bucks County Wine Trail Wineries
The Bucks County Wine Trail hosts the second annual Light Up the Vines holiday illumination! Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season in our beautifully lit vineyards.
Select Nights, November 18 – December 30
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown
Walk through brilliant displays filled with millions of shining lights. Enjoy unique animal encounters, live entertainment, food and drink specials, and DJs spinning holiday hits. Tickets required.
Winter Luminary Nights
Friday – Sunday, December 9 – 11
from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM or 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jenkins Arboretum, Devon
As the days grow shorter, visit Jenkins Arboretum for a celebration of winter light! The Arboretum will be aglow with luminary-lined paths, hot beverages, and the warmth of friends and neighbors. Bundle up for a walk down to the pond while enjoying luminary lanterns, then enjoy delicious bites and brews outside the John J. Willaman Education Center.
Menorah Lighting at Station Plaza
Sunday, December 18
6:00PM — 6:45PM
Station Plaza, Suburban Square
The annual Menorah Lighting to celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah, will take place at the fire feature next to Shake Shack in the beautiful outdoor setting of Station Plaza.
Koziar’s Christmas Village
Thanksgiving – January 1:
Monday – Thursday, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
782 Christmas Village Rd., Bernville
An Old Fashioned Christmas Experience with more than a Million Lights!
Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular
November 25 – December 31
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Fairgrounds at The Greater Philadelphia Convention Center, Oaks
Marvel at more than a million twinkling light bulbs, shop the Mistletoe Marketplace, ice skate, slide down the Two-lane, 160-foot ice slide, and enjoy tasty food and drinks of the season!
West Chester Christmas Light Display
Nightly (weather permitting)
November 24th – Saturday, December 31st
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
895 South Concord Road, West Chester
This outdoor walk-through, interactive Christmas display is filled with tons of inflatables, lighted figures, and lights. Also, features a ‘Letters to Santa’ area for children to write their letters to Santa! The display raises funds for theBrandywine Valley SPCA
West Chester Griswolds
November 24 – Saturday, January 1st
Monday—Thursday 4:45 PM—9:45 PM
Friday—Sunday 4:45 PM—10:15 PM
304 Dutton Mill Rd., West Chester
Rose Tree Park’s Festival of Lights
December 2 – January 1
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, daily
1671 N. Providence Road, Media
Miracle on South 13th Street
13th Street between Tasker and Morris
Smedley Street Christmas Light Spectacular
Smedley Street between 16th and 17th Streets and Moyamensing and Oregon Avenues
November 17 – Saturday, January 7th
The Philadelphia Zoo
A fantastical light experience, LumiNature is set to transform the Zoo into a dazzling winter wonderland!