Kennywood Holiday Lights named among nation’s best theme park holiday events

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Pittsburgh-area amusement park’s Holiday Lights event lands at #7 in USA TODAY’s 10Best list

A Kennywood gift shops glows during Holiday Lights

A Kennywood gift shops glows during Holiday Lights

“It’s a great honor to see Kennywood recognized as one of the nation's best theme parks to visit during the holidays,” says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “We’re thankful to all those who voted, and to our Team Members who have been working since September to make Holiday Lights sparkle.”

A nationwide poll conducted by USA TODAY confirms what many Pittsburghers already know: when looking for family-friendly fun this time of year, Kennywood’s Holiday Lights is a must-see attraction!

Kennywood Holiday Lights was one of twenty theme parks selected by a panel of USA Today and 10Best.com editors and expert contributors. After a month of voting, the public voted Kennywood’s Holiday Lights as one of the country’s Best Theme Park Holiday Events, finishing in the top ten at number seven. With the brilliance of nearly two million lights around the park, Pennsylvania’s tallest Christmas tree (100 feet), and the new Thomas Town™ at Kennywood among the main attractions, Holiday Lights earned the recognition of voters near and far. Kennywood is one of only two theme parks in the state to be included on the list, including Kennywood’s sister park, Dutch Wonderland.

“It’s a great honor to see Kennywood recognized as one of the nation’s best theme parks to visit during the holidays,” says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “We’re thankful to all those who took the time to vote, and to our Team Members who have been working since September to make Holiday Lights sparkle.”

Along with stunning displays, visitors to Holiday Lights will find a petting zoo, a model train display covering nearly 3,000 square feet, live shows and entertainment, and many of Kennywood’s signature family and children’s rides decorated in the spirit of the season.

Kennywood enters its final days of operations for 2018, with Holiday Lights open December 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m., weather permitting. Special discounts abound for these final days of the year, with free admission for military (active duty, retired and veterans) all week, plus online-only deals for guests 55 and older ($7 admission) and 4 for $40 offers for the rest of the family. Children three years of age and younger are free, and parking is also free. To see a full list of activities, including schedules, discounts and more, visit http://www.kennywood.com/holidaylights.

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About Kennywood
Kennywood is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of modern thrills and classic rides, including seven roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.

About USA Today 10Best.com
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Nominees for the Best Theme Park Holiday Events and other categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.

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