Some of my very favorite memories of visiting my grandparents are driving around in MomMom's white Buick with a thermos of hot cocoa and all of the marshmallows I could handle while she drove around town looking at holiday decorations and lights on houses.
It's something I've loved passing along to my kids. There's something magical about bundling up with a snack or two, listening to Christmas music and finding the best houses in our area. Below are some great displays happening in the Harrisburg & West Shore area that I'm sure your family will love too. Because the displays and/or music are weather permitting, please know that any rain, snow, wind, etc may affect the hours of each light display.
Stop by nightlight to enjoy a wide variety of blow up and holiday decorations from 6p - 9p. The display is in loving memory of Bree, a beautiful 9 year old who lost her battle with cancer.
Dillsburg Lights - 25 Cold Springs Road, Dillsburg
Animated Christmas lights featuring 20,000 lights animated to an assortment of Christmas songs. You can listen to the music on your car radio at 88.9 FM. The light display runs Thanksgiving through New Years Eve. Runs nightly 6pm through 10pm.
Christmas Lights on Clouser - 36 Clouser Road, Mechanicsburg
Enjoy the fun annual drive through light display. Admission is free, donations are collected for two local charities.
Christmas in Lights, Marysville - 222 S. Main St, Marysville
Enjoy this private home residence that allows walk throughs (not stroller or wheelchair friendly) of their holiday light display. Admission is Free, donations are appreciated as we donate 100% of the money to local non profit organizations. Runs nightly 5:00p - 10:30p, Thanksgiving through New Years.
Linglestown Lights - 5780 Stillwell Court, Harrisburg
Featuring a 20 foot tall Christmas tree & other lawn decorations synchronized to dance along to several holiday songs. Viewers can listen to the show audio on 98.1 FM. Donations will also be accepted to benefit Make-a-Wish. Show runs nightly, 5pm to 11p beginning on November 27.
Miracle of Lights - 219 Stirrup Lane, Harrisburg
Enjoy a fun light display, timed to music, nightly from 5pm - 11pm. Tune in to channel 87.9 on your radio to hear your favorite songs.
Mt. Asbury Christmas Light Show - 1310 Centerville Rd, Newville
Runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday through December 27 (closed on Christmas), suggested donation of $10/car
Thrush's Christmas Lights - 4104 Lisa drive, Harrisburg,
Fun holiday decorations your whole family will enjoy. The walk through path will be closed this year.
Mechanicsburg: The neighborhood across the street from Fisher Park (2000 Fisher Road, Mechanicsburg) is the best neighborhood we've found to drive through. It's filled with well-decorated homes, lights and is super easy to navigate.
Harrisburg - 5953 Longview Road in Harrisburg (Colonial Park area) offers a great light display
Harrisburg - Gale Drive, Linglestown - enjoy a beautiful holiday light display
Harrisburg - 6671 Jonestown Rd, Paxtonia, PA 17112 features 60 inflatables, thousands of LED lights, and more!Harrisburg - 6650 Jordon Dr, Harrisburg features a walk through display (please wear a mask & social distance) with thousands of lights and homemade decorations. You may just run in to Santa, Mrs. Claus or an elf or two.
Open 6 pm to 9 pm December 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 19th
Harrisburg - 6334 Blue Stone Ave. Harrisburg, PA 17112, enjoy Linglestown’s Blue Stone Ave. Holiday Lights Display & WWII Gold Star Grove Tribute nightly until 9pm.
Halifax - 988 Mountain House Road, Halifax - enjoy a display timed to music from 5p - 10p.
Camp Hill - Drive towards the Frederickson Library in Camp Hill turn right before the entrance and there is a beautiful Victorian home on the left.
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