Kennywood Holiday Lights Opening Night – Friday, December 2, 2011

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Kennywood celebrates the season with the first ever Kennywood Holiday Lights December 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is $12.99 (plus $1 amusement tax) with $2 off coupons available at participating Giant Eagle locations. Children two years of age and under are free. Parking is also free.

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This is the first time in our 114 seasons that we’ll be open in the month of December. We’ve spent the last few months planning light displays, hanging lights and working to make this a unique and memorable holiday experience.

Kennywood celebrates the season with the first ever Kennywood Holiday Lights December 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is $12.99 (plus $1 amusement tax) with $2 off coupons available at participating Giant Eagle locations. Children two years of age and under are free. Parking is also free.

“This is the first time in our 114 seasons that we’ll be open in the month of December,” explains Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “We’ve spent the last few months planning light displays, hanging lights and working to make this a unique and memorable holiday experience.”

Nearly 1,000,000 lights, rides, festive foods and, of course, Santa Claus prepare to entertain guests for a Kennywood experience unlike any other.

Every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 PM, the area surrounding the lagoon comes alive through a dazzling Holiday Lights Show featuring everyone’s favorite holiday songs. Each show will last for 15 minutes and there will be two different versions of the show with different music for each show! If live music better suits your taste, visit the Sounds of the Holiday Stage near the Parkside Café. Local choir groups perform every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 PM.

Take a ride on The Gingerbread Express, our holiday version of the Olde Kennywood Railroad complete with its own unique holiday lights theme. Guests can also enjoy a ride on the Kangaroo, Paratrooper, Merry-Go-Round, and select rides in Kiddieland.

Other festive activities include an area for kids to write their own letters to Santa, cookie decorating, a model train display, memorabilia from It’s a Wonderful Life and perhaps one of the most unique opportunities to take a picture with Santa featuring our historic Racer roller coaster station.

Of course, no visit to Kennywood is complete without Potato Patch Fries! Enjoy all your favorite Kennywood foods as well as plenty of seasonal favorites like kettle corn, hot chocolate, s’mores and hot apple dumplings!

Kennywood Holiday Lights is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Admission is $12.99 (plus $1 amusement tax) with $2 off coupons available at participating Giant Eagle locations. Children two years of age and under are free. Parking is also free.

Season Passes can be purchased online or at the Park for $84.99, a $15.00 savings, and include unlimited admission to 2011 Kennywood Holiday Lights and during the 2012 Kennywood regular summer season. For complete information regarding schedules, events, discounts, rides, etc., visit http://www.kennywood.com.

Kennywood is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.
Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 parks nationwide, including water parks, family entertainment centers, theme parks and animal parks. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the nation.
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