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ACE Holiday Magic

Saturday, November 26, 2022
3:40 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Early Magic

Top off your Thanksgiving weekend with the 11th annual installment of Kennywood Park's Holiday Lights! The park is decorated with over two million holiday lights. Discounted tickets will be available for purchase online. Attendees with a valid ticket (or eligible season pass) will enjoy early admission AND some special activities. ACE members and their guests will be treated to a behind-the-scenes experience exploring the area between Racer and The Steel Curtain, enjoying a close-up view of the new paint job that Racer is undergoing. After that, attendees will be first in line for the popular train ride.  In addition, there will, of course, also be a number of ITOTs (Informal TakeOver Times) on various rides.  If temperatures for the evening are expected to be below 40 degrees, ACE Western Pennsylvania will provide a limited number of complimentary hand-warmers to event attendees. Note that special activities are contingent of favorable weather conditions. In the event of snow, sleet or rain, other activities may be substituted.

NOTE THAT A WRISTBAND IS REQUIRED FOR EARLY ADMISSION TO THE PARK AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES. Prior to entering the park, ACE members and their guests, whether purchasing a ticket or using a season pass, must present a valid ACE membership to ACE event check-in volunteers outside the front gate, between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m. to get their wristband. Wristbands must be worn on the left wrist in order to enter the park early and be visible during all exclusive event activities.

A Very Merry Discount

Kennywood is graciously offering ACE members a reduced park admission price of $20.99 (inclusive of $1 amusement tax) to attend this event, a $19 savings off the walk-up gate price. Beginning at 3:40 p.m. on the day of the event, ACE members may purchase discounted tickets at the park's Guest Services windows (at the front gate, after security, in the building to the right) by presenting a valid ACE membership card. Members may purchase tickets at the discounted rate for their guests as well. Season pass holders may use their season pass to enter the park.

A Very Jolly ITOT Schedule

3:40 - 4:10 p.m.  ACE members with a valid season pass or pre-purchased ticket must present their ACE membership card to ACE check-in volunteers outside of the main gate to get a wristband that provides early access to the park.

4 - 4:15 p.m. ACE members and their guests with wristbands may enter the park.

4:15 - 4:55 p.m. Behind-The-Scenes Experience in area between Racer and The Steel Curtain.

5 p.m. Gather at Journey with Thomas to be first in line for the train.

5 - 9 p.m. Kennywood open to the public and you

5:15 p.m.  ITOT on Ghostwood Estate

5:55 p.m.  Meet at the Big Tree (located next to the Aero 360) for the Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:15 p.m.  ITOT on Jack Rabbit

7 p.m.  ITOT on Turtle

7:25 p.m.  ITOT on Noah's Ark

7:45 p.m. ITOT on Kangaroo

8:15 p.m. Miniature Train Display (Located in the Penny Arcade)

8:45 p.m.  ITOT on Merry-Go-Round

9 p.m. Park closes

ACE Western Pennsylvania takes no responsibility for any decisions by the park should it choose not to open or close early due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, and likewise if weather or other issues prohibit one or more of the event's activities from taking place. If the park does not open, the event will be considered cancelled and will not be rescheduled.


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Happy Holidays!

The ACE Western Pennsylvania Regional Rep Team wishes you a
very Happy Holiday season and a New Year filled with thrills!

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