The Top Holiday Light Shows Around the Main Line

From Thanksgiving through Christmas and everything in between, a guide to the region’s festivities.

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The western suburbs sparkle during the holidays with these spectacular light shows to either drive or walk through for a merry evening.

Start a new holiday tradition this year with these light shows happening across the Main Line and western suburbs. Stay warm in your car for a drive-through show or don your hat and scarf for a walking tour.

Herr’s Holiday Light Display

20 Herr Dr., Nottingham

 

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The Herr’s Snack Factory exterior lights up every year with a dazzling array of holiday light displays. With over 600,000 bulbs, this free experience is a magical family tradition and doesn’t require leaving your car. Drive through after dusk until January 2.

A Longwood Christmas

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

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Longwood Gardens never disappoints, especially during this time of year. Botanical-inspired light displays illuminate the grounds, and festive trees and floral arrangements make fantastic backdrops for family photos. Vintage Christmas street scenes are lit by vibrant light displays. Purchase your tickets online in advance for dates through January 7.

Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular

1500 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia

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Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular is open with fun attractions like a 160-foot ice slide, skating rink, weekly carolers and a marketplace boasting unique holiday gifts. Warm up in Mrs. Claus’ heated reading room, and you may even spot Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot Gritty in attendance on select nights.

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

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Experience the magic of Elmwood Park Zoo’s glowing holiday tradition. Sparkling displays light up the park, and live entertainment makes for a fun-filled family outing. Check it out throughout the season until December 30.

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Festival of Lights at Rose Tree Park

1671 N Providence Rd., Media

Starting December 1, this free light display returns to Delaware County’s Rose Tree Park in the evening hours through January 1. Walk through dozens of illuminated trees and stop by the local vendors and food trucks hosted by the park’s Holiday Village.

Christmas at Colonial

745 Schuylkill Rd., Phoenixville

Bundle up and take a stroll through acres of twinkling lights while sipping complimentary hot chocolate at Colonial Gardens. Character meet and greets will take place on select nights. Purchasing tickets online ahead of time is recommended.

Peddler’s Village Holiday

100 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska

Peddler’s Village transforms into a winter wonderland with spectacular lights, specialty shops and fine dining. Stop in the Visitor & Event Center to witness the magnificent gingerbread houses that have been expertly decorated to compete in the village’s gingerbread competition or revel in the magic of an authentic 1920s carousel.

Yeager Farm Holiday Lights Show

1015 Pikesprings Rd., Phoenixville 

Now through December 23, visit Yeager Farm for holiday fun for the family. Drive through the 60-acre route and witness dazzling animations in the holiday light show. You can also visit the shops for a Christmas tree from the farm and other holiday goods. There will even be photos with Santa on select nights!

Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends

Downtown West Chester

With over 10 different events, this West Chester festival features the celebrated annual tree lighting ceremony and Christmas parade to kick off the season. Visit the outdoor holiday market to shop from 75 local businesses, or stroll around Downtown West Chester to witness local shops participating in the window decorating contest and gingerbread house contest. The festival will also play host to carolers, live music and visits from Santa. 

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