Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic - "A Festival of Lights"


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York County Parks is pleased to present the 37th edition of Christmas Magic!

Purchase your timed-entry tickets online to come stroll through our festive half-mile, ADA accessible, woodland trail filled with nearly a million Christmas lights and holiday scenes. Tickets go on sale in mid-November.

In 2020, enjoy a completely outdoor experience. View the lights and enjoy some Bricker's eats. Stop and take a photo inside our giant Christmas ball or in front of our brand new Woodland Santa mural painted by a local artist. 


Where and When

Admission Rates

COVID-19 Precautions

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Where and When

Christmas Magic is located at Rocky Ridge County Park - 1 1/2 mile north of Rt. 30, off Mt. Zion Road (Rt. 24)

3699 Deininger Rd, York PA 17406

 Get directions by clicking here.

Christmas Magic runs every day from November 27th to December 31st except December 24th and 25th.  It is open Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance. 


Admission Rates

Only $5.00 for Adults, Seniors, and Children age 4 and over. Age 3 and under are free.  


COVID-19 Precautions

Guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be followed. Attendees are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. In an attempt to reduce opportunities for crowding, we are limiting attendance and will not be offering live entertainment, Santa, the Friends Food Court, or Train Displays.


Weather Cancellations 

Our lights and displays can be temperamental in the presence of snow, rain, ice, and fog. They may require time to dry out even after inclement weather ends. If we cancel due to weather, you will receive a refund to your credit card on the following business day. 

To find out if we’re cancelled for the evening due to inclement weather, call the Christmas Magic Hotline at (717) 840-7440, press 4, then 2, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter @yorkcountyparks for up-to-date trail conditions and closures. 


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If you cannot purchase online, you can purchase in person with cash or credit card at John Rudy Park Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:30pm, or over the phone at (717) 840-7440 and press 2. The office is closed daily from 12:30-1:00pm.  Personal checks are not accepted.  



Christmas Magic was first opened 1984, the product of the "energy crunch", when fewer homes were decorating. During this time there was still a desire to see Christmas lights locally. The first year a small budget allowed for 10,000 lights and props, most produced by the Parks Department. Today propsthe are produced commercially and “in-house". This is the largest program presented by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation each year.


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Save the Date!  2021 Seedling Sale 

Support conservation and improve wildlife habitat in your own backyard!  Sponsored byt the York County Conservation District and hosted by York County Parks.  Visit the site below to secure an order form and for more details!