Holiday Lights 2019 in Berks County

Here are places in Berks County where you can find sparkle and lights to cheer up these long winter evenings, and bring on the holiday spirit!

See ALL the 2019 Holiday events!

 

Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill

 

Take a break this holiday season to walk through beautiful Gring’s Mill park to see a multitude of lights and displays, highlighting the historical buildings and landscaping along the Tulpehocken creek. Warm up in the barn by the fireplace and enjoy live entertainment each night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. (see full entertainment schedule below)

Kids will look forward to visiting Santa in the lower level of the barn & telling him their wish list. Bring your camera for pictures!

All ages enjoy watching model trains wind their way through the miniature town in the former Generating Station on the bridge. Built and operated by Park volunteers and members of the Pottstown & Reading Chapter of the National Historical Railway Society.

Website:
Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill

Dates:

December 5-29, 2019
Thursday through Sunday
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Closed 12/24 & 12/25

Location:

Gring's Mill Recreation Area
2083 Tulpehocken Rd.
Wyomissing, PA  19610
Google map

Cost:
$5 per car 

 

Koziar's Christmas Village

Holiday Lights Koziar's

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." The magnificent spectacle attracts thousands of tourists each year who come to view the more than one-half million Christmas lights adorning buildings, gift barns, and landscape.

Website: Koziar's Christmas Village

Dates:

Open the first Saturday in November through January 1.
Open weekends through Thanksgiving, then daily, Mon-Fri 6-9pm, Sat 5-9:30pm, and Sun 5-9pm.
Open on holidays including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

Location:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Road
Bernville, PA 19506
(610) 488-1110
Google map

 

Reading's Christmas on the Mountain


Hillside Playground (located on North 14th street in the city of Reading) has been transformed into a Christmas Wonderland. It has become affectionately known as "Christmas on the Mountain". This free to enter, free to park display now has over 1 million led lights, inflatables and vintage and modern Christmas decorations. An extended light show spectacular set to your favorite classic and modern Holiday music, a "Frozen on on the Mountain" area, beautifully crafted replica Santa's Workshop certainly will not disappoint! The over the top display of "Christmas Ridiculousness" has been a tradition for many Berks County residents for nearly three decades. Remember what Santa says, "Seeing is Believing" so come check it out for yourself.

Website:
Reading's Christmas on the Mountain

Dates:

Nov. 23 through Dec 23 2019
Sunday–Thursday 5pm-9pm 
Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

Cost: 
Free admission. Concessions available.  Donations are welcomed.

Location:
Hillside Playground
459 N. 14th St. 
Reading, PA
Google map
The playground is on the 400 block on N 14th Street, just a few blocks from Reading High School.

 

 

 

Christmas On Lincoln

Christmas On Lincoln is an animated Christmas Light display created by Tim & Katie Macrina. See article at Berks County Living

Dates:
November 18 - December 31
5:00 - 9:00pm

Location:
2031 Lincoln Ct
Wyomissing, PA 19610
google map 

Cost: free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChristmasOnLincolnCourt

 

Holidays on Pomander

Just a crazy family with a little too much holiday spirit! 

Open daily, 5-10pm

Location:
885 Pomander Ave
Reading, PA 19606
google map link

Cost: free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/holidaysonpomander

 

Chrismas display to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Berks

Last year we collected 450 lbs. of cat and dog food and other supplies (bedding material, toys, litter) and $850 in cash to help our “furrry friends” enjoy their stay at the A.R.L. Please help us to help them by beating those totals in 2019. Please remember, 100% of your donation goes directly towards the support of the A.R.L of Berks County.

  • Approximately 30,000 Christmas lights
  • An 11 1/2’ tall (non-rideable) working Ferris Wheel and a couple more “new for 2019” moving displays
  • Walk-thru archway of lights
  • 20’ tall “light tree”
  • Many handmade figures including Santa and Mrs. Clause and an elf city

Open Dec 1-31, 6-9pm (Weather permitting)

Location:
216 Elwyn Ave
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
google map link

Cost: Donation to ARL (see ARL's wishlist)

Updates at: https://www.facebook.com/Lights-on-Elwyn-2019-103163567783689

Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1369337129857268/

 

Twas the Lights Before Christmas

Join us for a night of synchronized Christmas lights set to music at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Sinking Spring on Penn Ave. This year features Christmas classics and Star Wars music! Over 80,000 lights dancing and twinkling to music... That's over 5 miles of lights!

Free hot chocolate and cookies plus a fun kids' activity on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. until Dec. 22nd.

Location:

Calvary Bible Fellowship Church
4891 Penn Ave.
Sinking Spring, PA 19608 
Google map link

Times:
From December 2-22
Light shows run every 15 minutes from 5-10 pm

Cost: free

website: http://cbfc.net/resources/articles/twas-the-lights-before-christmas

 

Laurel Avenue Lights

Location:
659 Laurel Avenue
Lititz, PA 17543
Google map link

Times: From November 30 - December 31, approx 5:30-10pm

Cost: free, but donations are accepted

website: https://www.facebook.com/Laurel-Avenue-Lights-342954596044669/

 

 

and a little farther away ...

Hershey Sweet Lights

A winter wonderland awaits at Hershey Sweet Lights, A Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular. Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you drive through two miles of wooded trails.

Times: Open selected dates Nov. 15 - Jan. 1, see park website for days & hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs43VXoT96A

Location:

Hershey Park
100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Website: http://www.hersheypark.com/seasons/sweet-lights.php

 

 

Do you know of other public light shows in Berks County (or nearby)? Please let us know in the comments!

 

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