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.
Enjoy the fun annual drive through light display. Admission is free, donations are collected for two local charities. Starts Friday, November 25th, 5pm - 10pm through 12/31.
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.
Holiday Lights in the Park - Adams Ricci Park, Enola
Drive through Adams Ricci park in Enola for a wonderful light display. $5/car. Runs December 8 - 10 only, 5:30p - 8:30p.
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 through 12/31.
Miracle of Lights - 219 Stirrup Lane, Harrisburg
Enjoy a fun light display, timed to music, nightly from 5pm - 10pm beginning on Thanksgiving. 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 beginning December 2 through December 27 (closed on Christmas), suggested donation of $10/car
Camp Hill - 747 Country Club Road, Camp Hill PA 17011. See a homemade Santa, Sleigh, and Reindeer fly with a metal sleigh and lighted stars out of bamboo. They've won 1st place in best decorations in Camp Hill.
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
Duncannon - 29 McNaughton Drive Duncannon Pa 17020. For the last 5 years, they've wrapped just about every tree in the yard and have hand-drawn cut-out and painted Disney wooden boards and displayed them in the yard.
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 - 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.
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.
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