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Presque Isle Lights is a special way to enjoy the holidays from the comfort of your own car, for free (although donations are greatly appreciated)! This event is a fundraiser for the breathtaking and magnificent Presque Isle. Presque Isle Lights was put on by Presque Isle Partnership, Penelec, and sponsors.

Have a Mele Malikimaka the Erie Way at Presque Isle Beach

Take advantage of this free event and enjoy listening to some Christmas music as you drive around the peninsula and see the light displays. Turn your radio to the station listed on signs to enjoy the car ride even more. Note: be aware that the entire park is NOT illuminated with lights; areas only have lights where power is available. Be prepared for areas with darkness while keeping in mind that this is a free event.

Collage of various light displays from Presque Isle Lights taken at night. Various light displays include bicycles, deer, penguins skiing, a fox in a Santa hat, and a wreath at Perry Monument.
Some of the many displays seen at Presque Isle Lights

The drive around Presque isle is about 13 miles and the experience will take less than one hour to complete (or a bit more if there is heavy traffic). In between the light displays, gaze across the bay as it provides another cool lightscape to look at. (See if you can spot Dobbin’s Landing!) Another great feature is hot chocolate which is available select Friday and Saturday nights for $2.00.


Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm on the following days:
December 3-5, 2021
December 9-12, 2021
December 16-19, 2021
December 23, 2021
December 24, 2021 (limited lights)
December 25, 2021 (limited lights)
December 26, 2021
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, donations accepted

Address: Presque Isle
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

Check out other 2021 holiday activities such as Winter Wonderland at Asbury Woods.

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