Christmas Magic in York, PA

Each year, York County Parks celebrates the holiday season with Christmas Magic- A Festival of Lights. Located at Rocky Ridge Park, this is a half-mile ADA walking trail that meanders along a wooded hilltop through more than one million twinkling LED lights and animated scenes! Wander along a candy cane lined walkway and through trees adorned with lights in every color and try to spot all the characters hiding among nature. It's a truly magical experience for young and old!

Beginning on Black Friday and running through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), Christmas Magic offers a month full of fun and holiday cheer.

Hours of Operation are 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Keep your eye out for when ticket sales begin for the 2024 holiday season! 

Please note:  Admission to Christmas Magic is by online reservation only. Reservations can be made up until the last minute while available. Come at the time of your choice and stay until closing. Reservations are required; no walk-ins will be permitted.  Timed admission limits the number of people attending Christmas Magic at one time, providing a better visiting experience and less waiting in traffic and lines. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable unless the York County Parks closes the event due to weather and/or light outages.


Weather-Related Cancellations: Lights and displays can be temperamental in the presence of snow, rain, ice, and fog. They may require more than a day to dry out after the weather improves. Please check your email after 1:30 p.m. on the day of your tickets for any cancellation messages. If the event is canceled due to weather, you will receive a credit to your York County Parks account on the following business day. You can also call the Christmas Magic Hotline at 717-840-7440, press 4, then 2, or visit the York County Parks on Facebook or Twitter for trail conditions and closures.

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