Cold weather and yuletide festivities are upon us! If your tree is up and your gifts are wrapped, gather the family for another holiday tradition. Seeing Christmas light displays in Pennsylvania is a great way to enjoy a crisp December night with the whole family. Here are the best local light spectacles near your Gemcraft Homes community!
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane
If you have a family of mixed ages, the Hersheypark Christmas Candylane event has something for everyone! Not only will you see over 5 million twinkling bulbs, but you can ride coasters, eat festive treats and meet Santa and his reindeer.
For an extra cost you can venture into the illuminated display of Hershey Sweet Lights. Over 600 animated exhibits on a 2 mile wooded drive are sure to impress all your passengers. Get your holiday event tickets at the Hersheypark website.
Rocky Ridge’s Christmas Magic
Conveniently located for our Gemcraft neighbors of York County is Rocky Ridge’s Christmas Magic. This light spectacular winds through a half-mile walking trail and showcases over 600,000 bulbs. Each display is layered along the trail, creating a seemingly endless forest of lights. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Koziar’s Christmas Village
One of the oldest Christmas light displays in Pennsylvania makes for a great day trip from your Gemcraft community. The Koziar’s Christmas Village celebrates 73 years of making seasons bright! Over one million lights dazzle this countryside destination.
There are some changes to the usual tradition with the local COVID restrictions. So make sure you plan ahead and get your timed ticket on the village’s website.
Kim’s Krypt Winter Wonder Trail
Known for spookier traditions in the fall and early winter, Kim’s Krypt Haunted Mill near Hanover gets a merry makeover in December. Bundle up and take a jolly walking tour through a trail lined with moving light displays and festive music.
Santa will be on-site and you can even knock out some last-minute Christmas shopping at the Holiday Bizarre. Buy your tickets online and check the Kim’s Krypt website for COVID-19 updates.
Lehigh Valley Zoo Winter Light Spectacular
If you love supporting animal care while also getting into the holiday spirit, make a trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for breathtaking light displays. Explore the zoo aglow and feel good that a portion of the proceeds go to animal conservation.
There are over 1.2 million lights to “ooh and aw” at, plus you might catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals along the way! Get your tickets in advance on the zoo website.
Gemcraft Homes is proud to have several communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. If you want to spend next holiday season in a beautiful new home, contact our team today!