ACE Holiday Magic
Magic Unlike Any Other Year!
Top off your Thanksgiving weekend with the 12th annual installment of Kennywood Park's Holiday Lights, during which the park is decorated with over two million lights! This year's event will be like no other before it, as it will include a holiday feast of a dinner and will require advance registration! Attendees will also receive early entry into the park and be treated to a unique behind-the-scenes of Old Mill and ERT on Jack Rabbit (note that if temperatures are below freezing, a tour of the ride maintenance shop will likely be substituted). In addition, there will, of course, also be a number of ITOTs (Informal TakeOver Times) on various rides and attractions. Attendees will find the registration fee to be quite a bargain -- it's ACE Western Pennsylvania's holiday gift to say thanks for supporting the region's events.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED! Unfortunately, all of the extra magic comes with a capacity limitation. As such, registration is exclusively for members only and will be capped off at about 115-120. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to register early.
A Very Jolly Schedule
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1 - 1:45 p.m. Event check-in at main gate
1:45 p.m. Registered attendees may enter the park.
2 p.m. Group Photo at Old Mill
2:05 - 3 p.m. ERT on Jack Rabbit and Behind-The-Scenes Experience in Old Mill (if temperatures are below freezing or otherwise too cold for the coaster, a tour of the maintenance shop will be substituted for one or both of these activities)
3 - 9 p.m. Kennywood open to the public and you
3:15 p.m. ITOT on Kangaroo
5 p.m. ITOT on Ghostwood Estate
5:40 p.m. Meet at the Big Tree for the Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Holiday Feast in End Zone Cafe
8 p.m. ITOT on Noah's Ark
8:25 p.m. Gather in front of the Pastime building (between Jack Rabbit and Racer; the one with the clock) for the 8:30 Lagoon Light Show
8:45 p.m. ITOT on Merry-Go-Round
9 p.m. Park closes
Event check-in aside, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.
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.
The height requirement for Jack Rabbit is 48" to ride alone and 42" to ride accompanied by a responsible person. For height requirements for all other rides, click here.
Parking is free in designated areas. Preferred parking is available for an additional fee and to those with appropriate season passes.
Cameras are not permitted on rides at any time.
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Magical Registration Fees
Sorry, but mail-in registration is not available.
Sorry, but owing to capacity limitations, non-member guests may not register for this event
Registration is available through November 15, 2023, or until sold out, whichever comes first
Adult ACE Members - $31
Child ACE Members (Ages 4-10) - $26
Adult ACE Members with Season Pass - $15
Child ACE Members (Ages 4-10) with Season Pass - $10
Owing to capacity limitations, event registration is limited only to current members. There will be no late or on-site registration, so those who wish to attend are advised to register early.
The payment of registration fees by, for or on behalf of participants releases and holds harmless American Coaster Enthusiasts, Inc. and its Officers, Executive Committee Members, Regional Representatives and other representatives from any and all liabilities related to those activities. The payment of registration fees by, for or on behalf of participants acknowledges that an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in public places where people are present and that attendees voluntarily assume all risks to exposure to Covid-19 and holds harmless American Coaster Enthusiasts, Inc. and its Officers, Executive Committee Members, Regional Representatives and other representatives from any and all illness and injury.