Christmas Activities from the Safety of Your Car

Check out these seven places with drive-through holiday light displays.
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Drive-through Christmas lights are a great way to experience holiday cheer while staying safe but long lines are expected as people seek out ways to celebrate while remaining socially distant. Many places are accepting reservations.

A Santa and the Grinch will make an appearance at Overly’s Country Christmas at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 30, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Also open Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30. The cost is $20 per car.

Zoo Lights at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is almost sold out but you may still be able to snag a ticket for the week after Christmas. The cost is $60 dollars per car and zoo members get $20 off. It’s about an hour-long drive with an audio tour to guide you.

Enjoy lighted Christmas displays by local businesses, organizations, individuals and families at Memorial Park in Grove City during the 13th annual Christmas in the Park. Displays are lit nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. until Jan. 2. It’s free.

Watch the Holiday Laser Show at the North Park Pool parking lot. Tickets cost between $15 and $25 depending on the day of the week and residential status.

Take a mile-long drive-through Christmas Light-Up in Clinton. Lights are on 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 3. Admission is $10 per car.

In addition to driving through a 6-mile light display, visitors at Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights in Wheeling, West Virginia, can shop, dine and lodge there. Oglebay suggests a donation of $25 per vehicle, which gets you a pass valid throughout the holiday season and coupons valid through December 2021.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at the Butler Fairgrounds is open 6 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 3, and sometimes later on Saturdays and Sundays. Fee for a vehicle with up to eight passengers is $25 on Sundays through Thursdays, $30 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $30 every day from Dec. 11-27.

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