There's nothing quite like the magic you experience at a light up night in the Laurel Highlands. Feel the small town vibe come alive with the glowing lights while surrounded by your loved ones at an event near you!
Light Up Night in Downtown Irwin
Nov. 21 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Irwin's Light Up Night is jam-packed with fun activities. At 5 p.m., entertainment kicks off with The Christmas Band at 5th and Main.The Lamp Theatre will be showing Muppet Christmas Carol before and after the parade (approximately 4:15 and 8:15 p.m.) for free. At 6 p.m., rush to the Christmas tree at 3rd and Main to see I Am Music Christmas Carols perform and to get a good spot for the lighting of the tree at 6:25 p.m. The parade will start shortly after, around 6:30 p.m.
Light Up Ligonier!
Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Santa is coming to Ligonier, but you have to attend Light Up Ligonier to meet him! Gather around the Diamond Park at 6:30 p.m. to admire the beautiful lights and kick off the holiday season. Before everything is lit up, kids can share what they want for Christmas with Ligonier Radio, who will be set up on the town hall stairs, and watch vintage Christmas cartoons in the town hall auditorium! Be sure to stop and take a photo with Santa and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around town!
Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Admire the lights at Nemacolin, all two million of them! Festivities include live entertainment, an ice carving demonstration, a food truck, holiday characters and a train ride, holiday workshops and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! After Light Up Night, stay overnight at the resort and wake up and enjoy breakfast with Santa. In addition to breakfast, kids can take photos with Santa, play holiday games and try arts and crafts in Santa's Workshop.
Light Up Somerset and Holiday Parade
Nov. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gather in Somerset to celebrate the season! The evening starts with a parade at 5:30 p.m. with Santa Claus riding into town. Then, he lights the tree with his magic dust! After the parade, the streets will remain closed and the charming shops of Uptown Somerset will offer tasty treats, warm drinks and friendly smiles. Be sure to patronize the shops, it is Small Business Saturday! Kids can take a photos with Santa in his little house on the diamond, hear a story from Mrs. Claus, get their face painted, enjoy free smores and more.
Luminary Night in Downtown Greensburg
Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.
There is so much to do and see at Downtown Greensburg's 50th Annual Luminary Night, so make sure you plan accordingly! As you walk the streets lined with luminaries, you will find a live nativity, a holiday night market, live entertainment, ice sculptures and many activities for visitors of all ages. Write a letter to Santa, take a walk down candy cane lane, participate in the ugly sweater contest, enjoy food from food trucks and more!
Scottdale Festival of Lights Parade
Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
Don't miss out on the festivities going down in Scottdale! The Festival of Lights Parade starts at 5 p.m. at the school and heads toward town on Chestnut Street and ends at the gazebo which will be lit for the season! Also, a special guest will be sitting under gazebo for photos and to hear what all of the kiddos want for Christmas.
Ohiopyle Light Up Night
Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Head to the Stewart on the Green Playground before dusk to see Ohiopyle's Christmas lights come to life! Kids will be given a small gift, and everyone will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and a special appearance from Frosty the Snowman. Breakfast with Santa will be the same day at 10 a.m. and includes breakfast, a photo with Santa and a treat bag!
Brownsville Light Up Night
Nov. 29 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Every year, the Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce makes sure that Santa Claus comes to town! To kick off the night, a procession will wind along the candlelit streets of Brownsville. Then, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the South Brownsville VFD to visit with children and hang out treat bags!
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