The Indiana County Festival of Lights is an annual self-drive tour of Christmas displays through serene Blue Spruce Park. Enjoy over eighty creative displays tucked along the park road. All of the displays are colorful and energetic and many are animated, like Santa skiing and a very cool display of a deer running through an illuminated forest. The tour and displays dot along old Cummins Dam, a large reservoir. Driving above the lake, looking down on all the lights is an exhilarating experience for youngsters and adults alike!
After touring the lights around Cummins Dam, visit the festival gift shop at the Lakeside Center. The gift shop specializes in locally-made crafts and runs in conjunction with the Festival of Lights until Christmas Eve.
Tours are also available via trolley. The trolley departs from the atrium in Indiana, PA and includes a tour of historic Indiana, a tour of the Festival of Lights, and a stop at the gift shop. Taking the trolley is a great excuse to go into Indiana, where showings of It’s A Wonderful Life play at the local theatre all season. What better place to see Jimmy Stewart’s heartwarming Christmas classic than in his hometown? Trolleys are first come – first served so get there early!
The Indiana County Festival of the Lights runs Thanksgiving weekend and a few weekends in December before running every night until January first. Admission is by the car, admission for the trolley is per person.