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December 06, 2023
NEPA's Festive Holiday Light Displays

Dazzling Light Displays Throughout NEPA

Dazzling light displays across NEPA truly make the holiday season sparkle. From neighborhood homes to major attractions, NEPA is glowing with holiday spirit. Drive through magical displays with themes from the North Pole to the Nutcracker, where lights dance in time to music. You can even stroll through larger-than-life light displays that leave will you awestruck.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and make a family outing of hunting down the most luminous and memorable light displays across the region. With so many homes, neighborhoods, parks and attractions decking their halls, Northeastern Pennsylvania shines as a winter wonderland.

NEPA’s Out-Of-This-World Light Displays:
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Berwick's Christmas Boulevard

Berwick, PA – Daily through December 29

More than 70 years of tradition come alive as Berwick’s Market Street transforms into Christmas Boulevard. Lights, decorated trees, and festive displays line the street all month long from 6-10 p.m.

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Christmas Lights House

Scranton, PA – Daily through January 5

Christmas is a big deal at 300 Prospect Ave, and if you’ve ever visited the Smurl house it’s easy to see why. Every December, the family illuminates their Scranton neighborhood with an impressive holiday display.

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Drive Through Light Display

Carbondale, PA – Fridays-Sundays through January 1

Thousands of lights, hand-painted cutouts, and even a photo-op with Santa make this free light display a family favorite. Don’t miss the sweets shack selling funnel cakes or other light snacks as well.

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Festival of Lights

Tunkhannock, PA – Daily through December 3 (except Christmas Eve)

You know it’s Christmastime when the line of cars outside Stone Hedge stretches down the road. From miniature models of local landmarks to pop culture icons, the Festival of Lights makes the season bright.

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Holiday Light Spectacular at Nay Aug Park

Scranton, PA – Daily through January 7

Nay Aug’s Light Spectacular is a must-see. Visitors can begin at the park entrance on Mulberry Street. Featuring more than 100 light displays, the display is free and open to the public, although donations are accepted.

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Joy Through the Grove

Elysburg, PA – Daily through December 31 (except Christmas Eve & Day)

Give the holiday season a warm welcome at Knoebels’ annual lights show with tons of new displays for 2023. Beginning at the Impulse Coaster and winding through the park, you’ll see all your favorite attractions and locations totally decked out.

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Light the Night at Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf, PA – Thursday-Sunday through December 31 (except Christmas Eve)

Sugarloaf Golf Club hosts one of NEPA’s most immersive Christmas light experiences. The walk-through light display includes themed sections and a new Mega Tree.

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Peckville Christmas House

Peckville, PA – Daily through January 7

The Peckville Christmas House (1130 Marion St.) has become a holiday staple. Walk the path or drive around the house to take in the twinkling lights and figures of favorite characters dressed in their holiday best.

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Poconos Lights

Lehman Twp, PA – Thursday – Sunday through Dec. 31

This one-of-a-kind drive through adventure that takes you on a journey spanning over one mile. Twinkling stars, majestic reindeer, and jolly Santas all come together to create a whimsical atmosphere that’s truly unforgettable.

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Shawnee Christmas Tram

Shawnee on Delaware, PA – Various departure times

Take the Shawnee version of the polar express along a lighted trail to Santa’s Workshop. Board their cozy, heated tram to meet the big man himself. Enjoy holiday movies on a big screen, a roaring fire pit, singing carols, and indulge in s’mores, hot chocolate, cookies, and the holiday spirit.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 12/18/2019.