Taking the family out to view the enchanting Christmas light displays is always a popular holiday activity. Fortunately, there are plenty of places around Hanover, Pennsylvania, where you can see mesmerizing light displays. When you're ready to make some fantastic memories, gather up the family and head to one of these stunning Christmas light displays near Hanover.

Kim's Krypt Winter Wonder Trail

Christmas Lights 2017 by Jill Carlson is licensed with CC BY 2.0

Location: 5932 Colonial Valley Road, Spring Grove.

Hours:

  • Weekends November 25 through December 23, 2022.

  • 6 - 9 p.m.

In the fall, Kim's Krypt Haunted Mill is home to a terrifying haunted trail sure to send shivers down your spine. However, on weekends after Thanksgiving, Kim's Krypt transforms from scary to merry and becomes the Winter Wonder Trail. This festive walking path features holiday music, sparkling lights, and fun animated displays. Since the walking trail is outside, stop by one of these coffee shops in Hanover to pick up something warm to drink before heading out to view the fantastic displays.

The family-friendly event also offers places where you can purchase hot chocolate, cookies, and a variety of tasty treats. Be sure to pick up one of the s'more kits at the ticket booth to make a few yummy treats while warming up by the fire. Additionally, the gift shop is open so you can purchase lovely gifts for everyone on your list. Santa will stop by on select weekends for pictures. Admission is $8 per person, and children three and younger are free.

Webb Family Light Display

Location: 295 Chestnut Hill Rd, York.

Hours:

  • Nightly, Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.

  • 5 - 10:30 p.m.

The Webb family light display is a popular neighborhood display by retired police officer Donald Webb. It features a quarter-mile drive where everyone can marvel at lights, inflatables, and wooden displays. It even has a mailbox where children can place their letters to Santa.

Each year, Webb tries to add a new display so returning visitors can always experience something fresh. One year he said Santa was sitting in a chair with Rudolph beside him. Another year it was an outdoor fireplace with flickering light bulbs to simulate a crackling fire. The neighborhood light display is free to visit. The family simply asks that you bring canned goods to donate to Emmanuel's Closet.

Christmas Magic - A Festival of Lights

Location: 3699 Deininger Rd, York.

Hours:

  • Black Friday through December 30.

  • Monday - Thursday: 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Friday - Sunday: 5 - 9 p.m.

Rocky Ridge Park is a popular place to hike near Hanover during the warmer months. In the winter, York County Parks celebrate the holiday season by transforming the park into Christmas Magic - A Festival of Lights. This half-mile ADA walking trail meanders along the wooded hilltops and features nearly 600,000 twinkling LED lights and animated scenes.

As you wander along the candy cane-lined walkways, take in the views of the trees decked out in lights of every color and try to spot all the holiday characters hiding in the forest. Friends of the Parks will have a food stand selling hot chocolate and cookies if you need to warm up during your trek. Bricker's Famous French Fries will also have a food truck selling chicken strips, fries, hot dogs, nachos, funnel cakes, and more.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children 15 and older, $5 for children 6 to 14, and free for children five and younger. You must purchase your tickets in advance and bring them with you since walk-ins are not permitted.

A Goat'Cha Christmas Light Show

Location: 5811 Kochenauer Lane, Dover.

Hours:

  • Daily, starting November 4.

  • 5 - 10 p.m.

A Goat'Cha Christmas Light Show always has something special happening during the holiday season. This display includes over 50,000 twinkling lights, all programmed and synchronized to music. The drive-through portion of the exhibition is open every night. You can also stop by on Friday or Saturday to participate in the walk-through animated light show.

Other exciting events during the holiday season include book readings, video nights, a s'mores night where you can roast marshmallows by the fire, and a kid's Christmas party where little ones can dance, sing, and enjoy snacks and drinks.

In addition to the soap shack, Goat'Cha will also have a children's shopping trailer where the family's youngest members can shop for gifts that all cost $5 or less. The Goat'Cha Christmas Light Show and all the events are free to enjoy. The company simply asks for donations to help support the charity of choice for the year. Goat'Cha is proud to partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this year.

Weinrich's Family Christmas Lights

Location: 2835 Forrest Lane, York.

Hours:

  • Nightly during December.

  • 6 - 10 p.m.

The Weinrich family enjoys sharing their love of decorating for the holidays with everyone. That's why they created the Weinrich family Christmas light display at their home. This beautiful display includes thousands of lights synchronized to music you can play on the radio in your vehicle. The highlight of the show is the giant tree in the front yard. There are also presents, stars, candy canes, snowflakes, and smaller trees as part of the display.

In addition to lights, the Weinrich family hosts Cookies and Cocoa with Santa on select Saturday evenings during December. This holiday light display is free to view. Bring the kids by so they can enjoy complimentary cookies, hot cocoa, and pictures with Santa. The family has a box for donations, all of which go directly to Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.

At Apple Honda of Hanover, we love to visit these stunning Christmas light displays around Hanover. Do you have a favorite light show not included on this list? If so, please contact us and let us know so we can include it.
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