Pennsylvania is giving off a red and green glow! Holiday light shows are shining across the state. Many displays feature more than lights and offer a long list of activities for the entire family.

1. Dutch Winter Wonderland: Dutch Winter Wonderland is located in Lancaster and will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy rides and live entertainment through December 30, 2017.

2. Holiday Lights at Kennywood: Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t seek thrills (and chills) at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin. You’re your hat and gloves and a riding partner. Visitors can enjoy the holiday lights and spectacular shows. If you need to warm up, there are a few indoor activities, such as a model train display and cookie decorating stations. Holiday lights at Kennywood will be open now through December 18, 2017.

3. Holiday Lights on The Lake: Holiday Lights on The Lake is located in Altoona at Lakemont Park. Tune your radio to 88.5 FM and cruise through the spectacular light display. Get your list ready and deliver it straight to Santa. This magical display lasts now until January 8, 2018.

Click here for a listing of holiday light shows throughout Pennsylvania.

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Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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