Christmas Light Shows and Displays in Delaware County and Surrounding Area

Everyone loves to watch the twinkling lights displays in the area. For more holiday events, check out our Holiday Event Guide.

The Festival of Lights runs 5:30-9:30 pm nightly December 4th through Jan. 1st in Rose Tree Park, Route 252, in Upper Providence.  Free admission. For information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-891-4455

Christmas at Longwood Gardens
November 2oth - January 10th

Half a million outdoor lights and holiday magic await you during Longwood's incomparable Christmas display. Enjoy dazzling trees and seasonal concerts. The Music Room hosts a special, themed holiday display. Kids of all ages will delight in a miniature Garden Railway decked out for the holidays. Thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, artemisia, begonias, cyclamen, hybrid lilies, kalanchoes, paperwhites, red-berried plants, etc. other flowers flourish inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Living wreaths, swags, and live floral trees adorn rooms throughout the Conservatory. Included in Gardens admission.

Holiday Light Show and Dickens Village Macy's Center City

Since 1861, generations of children have enjoyed the magic of a visit with the one-and-only Santa Claus at Macy’s. That cherished holiday tradition will continue this year in a new way through Macy’s Santaland® at Home. Beginning Friday, November 27 through Thursday, December 24the magic of Macy’s Santaland will be transformed into an interactive, virtual experience for the first time ever. for the first time ever To safely bring the wonder of this cherished holiday tradition to families nationwide, Macy’s Santaland’s in-store experience will be available through an immersive and whimsical digital-only engagement available at

Herr's Christmas Lights
November 25th- January 2nd

Take a ride in the comfort of your car and drive through the beautiful light displays on the Herr's property.

West Chester Griswolds
November 26 - January 3rd

 The lights will start on Thanksgiving night (November 26).    We will run through at least January 3, 2021.  We look forward to seeing everyone and have some exciting new stuff planned for this year.  We will also accept letters to Santa again this year (There may be some minor changes due to COVID).

Winter in Franklin Square 
November 19th- December 31st

Winter in Franklin Square presented by Citizens featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO brings sparkling lights and winter magic.
Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the magic of the holidays with health and safety protocols, expanded seating, and plenty of fresh air to enjoy new and old traditions.

November 20 - December 30

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions and more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever! Take a stroll through “Oh” Christmas Tree, and be surrounded by a glistening forest, or visit with our big cats in Trail of the Jumping Jaguar. Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.

Virtual Seaport Parade of Lights
December 12th

Join Independence Seaport Museum (virtually) on Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. for the Parade of Lights' return!  While it won't exactly be what you are used to, this virtual presentation will be sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.

Debuting on our social media platforms (and YouTube) at 5:30 p.m., the video will include fun holiday activities that can be done at home, cocktail (and mocktail!) recipes for everyone in your household, and, of course, a pre-recorded parade of boats decked out in their holiday finest parading along the Delaware River. 

November 27 - January 3

Feel the glow of holidays past and present as you step into an illuminated escape with your friends, family, and loved ones. Sprung just steps from Wells Fargo Center, Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Light Spectacular! Presented by Dietz & Watson welcomes you to find the magic of the season as you meander through 193 larger-than-life light sculptures and displays. Indulge in yuletide confections and fill your senses with your favorite holiday traditions.
With seasonal surprises along the path, every inch of this twinkling wonderland comes to life for winter lovers of all ages.

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
Open EVERY NIGHT from Nov. 21through Jan. 10
5 pm to 10 pm

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters.
Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show in a private open-air wagon ride (weather permitting).

November 19th - January 10th

This year, Peddler’s Village will celebrate the holiday season with a million lights on display in the Village, holiday shopping, food, and beverage specials. Also at Peddler’s this year: The Gingerbread Competition & Display returns with more than 70 creative entries (November 19, 2020 – January 9, 2021), and families can participate in Elf on the Stealth, an outdoor walking tour where visitors join Mrs. Clause in search of a missing elf (November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021, weekends only).

Rockwood Park Display
December 4-6, 6-9 p.m.

Festive drive-through holiday light displays at Rockwood Park
Featuring colorful twinkling lights, holiday decorations, Santa sightings, and delightful surprises all from the comfort of your car on selected nights! All ages. FREE

Lights will remain on for drive-throughs following opening weekend for continued enjoyment.

This 1.5-mile journey through Old Mill Stream Campground is the perfect way to experience the magic of the season! Take in whimsical scenes, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, and special surprises, all from the comfort of your car.

Want to extend your visit? After you exit Old Mill Stream Campground, stop by the Dutch Wonderland castle for some holiday shopping, a cup of hot cocoa, and a socially-distanced photo with Santa! Plus, included with your admission, take a ride aboard Dutch Wonderland's famous Wonderland Special train!

The holiday season comes to life as you drive your car through the Winter in Wilmington Light Show on Wilmington’s Riverfront. Thousands of lights make up this dazzling show. Dash through this electric trail in your one-horse open sleigh as there is so much to see! Your family will love the animated installations, interactive music, and holiday cheer. Create a new family tradition this year with The Grand’s Winter in Wilmington Light Show! Pay by the carload at $25 per vehicle*.

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