Saturday, November 21, 2020

Valley Christmas Villages & Light Shows

A list Of Light Displays To See In The  Central Susquehanna Valley

For a list of One Day Events & Festivals, see the local events calendar here:

A Couple Of Route [Tour] Suggestions:
  • Williamsport Area - Do the walk through on Northway Road in Williamsport, then Drive over to the display on Hollywood Circle in Williamsport, then go  to Candy Cane Lane, and the incredible walk through display in Linden.  It's a lot for one night - especially if the line for Candy Cane Lane is long - but it's do-able.  Details for each location are below.
  • Joy Through The Grove Night - When we go to Knoebels for Joy Through The Grove, we also stop at the golf course on the way in  - Santa is there, there are a couple of food vendors, and I love seeing the train set up here.  Then we go through Joy Through the Grove, head over to Tharptown for the walk through display, and over to Riverside for the house set to music.   Again, details for each are below.
  • Milton - Go to the Kerstetter House (near the cemetery) then over to the display at Crossroads in Montandon, and the Octagon House in Montandon, and then drive out Housels Run on the south side of town - typically a lot of the houses through there have nice displays.
Although not a light tour - there's a Reindeer Farm near Millville that you can visit!
Watch for 2023 tour dates here:
See more photos from our visit in 2021

New to me display at 
Lumber Lane 2023 on 973 East of Warrensville
See Steve Bagwell's photos of this display here:

The Walking Trail Of Holiday Lights 
At Jim Short Park on Northway Rd - FREE!
The initial lighting will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 5:30pm

The Terrace in Williamsport is just one house - but it's pretty amazing!
The Christmas Light Display at Hollywood Circle in Williamsport. The lights are incredible - and the wings on all of the angels move!
(Will these go up in 2023? I don't know - let me know if you see them!) My suggestion, for those of you who wish to see Candy Cane Lane this year, is to start with the walking tour of lights at Jim Short Park on Northway Rd. From there, head over to see the Terrace on Hollywood circle, and the streets nearby are full of great light displays as well. Then drive to Newberry, and cross the river there to head to Candy Cane Lane. We did this this week-end, and from our side, there were 4 cars waiting to get to Candy Cane Lane. We only had to wait a few minutes. As we left, cars were lined up for more than a mile in the other direction!

Candy Cane Lane  in Duboistown (Near South Williamsport)
Residential street - free display
Lights turn on Thanksgiving Night and are on from 5-10pm through New Years.
Santa visits the lane on select evenings.

December 7th-10th
The Trolley Tour Of Lights In Williamsport
(click on "tour of lights" at the top right of the page)

Berwick Boulevard
Free Drive Through Display

and more:

This amazing walk through display is in Linden:
1977 West Emery Church Road in Linden

FREE Drive In Light Show At Crossroads Church In Montandon

The Octagon Farmette, In Montandon
Watch their page - there are nights when Santa is there, and all sorts of other features!
The Kerstetter House In Milton is a single home display on South Turbot Ave

The Jones Family Holiday Display is located outside of Watsontown
Find their facebook page here:

Christmas Corner in South Williamsport
(On your left as you head towards the bridge)
In 2022, some of their Halloween Blow Molds were stolen.  The display was taken down, and its very possible there will be no Christmas display this year.  :-(
• Dates: November 24-January 2 (Closed Christmas Eve and Day)
• Hours: Daily, 5:30-9PM
Cost - $20-$25 a car, or $40 for larger vehicles (9-12 passengers)

Tharptown Walk Through Display In Coal Township
Opening Festival is the Saturday After Thanksgiving Each Year

Tharptown is located just 10 minutes from Knoebels.  We did Knoebels, Tharptown, and then the house on Erlston road.  

"located just outside of Riverside, Pa. The lights and music are on a repeating loop every night that lasts about 35-40 minutes"

Lycoming Fairgrounds Drive Through Display
2021 was the first year for this, and it was small, but very nice!  
"It’s beginning to look like Christmas at the fairgrounds. We are gearing up for our bigger and better drive thru this year, and we need your help. We are always looking for new and used Christmas lights and decorations. We also welcome anyone who might be willing to give an hour or 2 of your time to help decorate. We are also looking for groups to sing carols or do living nativity scenes during the event. Contact Mike at 570-584-5886 for more information."

Valley Of Lights, Winfield
The photo above is from 2021. 
 Set up has begun for 2022, but information has not yet been posted.
Homemade Christmas Drive Through at Little Mexico Campground in Winfield Pa.   .

521 W. Maple st Valley View, PA 17983
Display is open Thanksging until New Years daily from 5pm til?
(Check their facebook page, they do occasionally have to close the display due to weather)

For a Google Map of Light Displays, including personal displays, go here:


Holiday Sights & Lights At Penns Cave

Koziars Christmas Village
Roughly 2 hours to the south of us in Bernville PA
"Koziar's Christmas Village has won many awards, including Best Outdoor Display in the World (Display World Magazine). A trip through Koziar's Christmas Village is, in the words of the song, "Like Walking in a Winter Wonderland." "

Christmas Spirit Light Show, Lancaster Pa

Star Barn Drive Through, Elizabethville
For Tickets & Dates

An Index Of Christmas Activities & History

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