for our community

$10/car Entry Donation

Traffic Detour on Weekends

Look for Matchette Rd
as you enter Clinton

About the Light-Up

Now in our 28th season, the Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA is the best kept holiday secret in Pittsburgh. Drive through and enjoy a one mile experience of light displays in a wooded setting.

The vision and inspiration for the Christmas Light-Up Celebration began in 1993 as we visualized the park lit up in celebration of the birth of Christ. As the result of the tireless efforts of many volunteers, the tremendous cooperation of the community's leadership, and the generous gifts of families and businesses, the Light-Up Celebration has become a great success and an annual tradition. Using the $10/car donations collected at the gate, and thanks to the extra generosity of many visitors over the years, we have been successful in donating proceeds to a diverse group of charities, groups with various needs, families and individuals with financial needs, and to students in the form of scholarships. The Light Up Committee also reacts to emergencies brought to its attention throughout the year. As always, we continue to seek volunteers to assist with the celebration. We always need help setting up and taking down the light displays. If you can help, please contact the committee.

Our mission is to generate unity within our community by celebrating the Christmas spirit together and to bring positive attention to our township from those outside its borders. It is our ambition to continue a holiday community tradition of raising spiritual support for the worthwhile organizations within our area that help those who are in physical, emotional, and financial need. We also help other organizations and groups who need such support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these helpful guides before your visit to the lights.

Can I walk through the lights?

Although we have offered special walking events on the opening nights of the Light Up in years past, there will not be a walk-through in the 2021-22 season. For the safety of everyone, visitors must remain inside their vehicle at all times.

How do I pay?

$10 per carload must be paid in cash please - we do not accept debit or credit cards. Volunteers will be present at the main gate to collect as you enter the Light-Up. Receipts are available upon request. After expenses are paid, all proceeds go to charity.

Can I go through the Light-Up multiple times?

On select evenings with a low volume of traffic, gate volunteers will inform you if you are able to go through the lights a second time. This privilige is not guaranteed any evenings, especially on weekends when traffic on Route 30 is a concern.