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Joy Through the Grove

November 24 -December 31

Open Nightly from 5:30 PM-9 PM.
(Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)

Ho-ho-ho! Hop in your car and come visit Knoebels for our drive-through Christmas light experience (now decked with tons of new displays for 2023)!

Our 2 miles of holiday cheer takes you down a winding path dazzled with twinkling lights, 500 illuminated pieces and several custom Knoebels-themed displays. You’ll begin your merry journey near the Impulse roller coaster to see the park and much of the campground in a whole new light!

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At every turn, the magic is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring your favorite holiday scenes and familiar characters to life! Don't forget to purchase a pair of custom Knoebels "Joy Through the Grove" Magic Glasses!


I purchased my passes online but have not received a confirmation email with my barcode.
Please first check your junk/spam folders for an email from [email protected]. If it's still not there, please email us at [email protected], or call us at 800-ITS-4FUN prior to visiting. Office Hours are Monday - Friday 9AM - 9PM. Saturday & Sunday 3PM - 9PM.
What is the pricing? Is it per carload or per person?            
Monday-Thursday: $20 
Friday-Sunday: $25
Any day for 9+ passenger vehicles: $40
No buses/motor coaches

Pricing is per carload to ensure affordable family fun!
Do I have to pre-purchase my ticket to attend?             
Pre-purchase and receive a souvenir car magnet! While we recommend pre-purchasing, it isn't required. In addition, pre-purchasing guarantees availability of tasty treat package add-ons, and speeds up transaction time and get you to the fun faster! You can pre-purchase by clicking here.
What if pre-sale tickets aren't available for a particular day? Can I still attend?             
Yes, you can still visit! If you can’t access tickets online for a particular date, it means we have sold out of our pre-sale tickets and are expecting it to be a popular evening to visit! If you have the opportunity to visit on another day, you might consider doing so to experience lesser wait times (Mondays through Thursdays are typically the least busy). The event runs nightly through December 31 with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Do I need to select a time when I pre-purchase a ticket?             
Nope! You’re welcome to use your ticket any time during the event’s operational hours on that date.
Do I have to print my pre-purchased ticket?             
We'll scan the ticket right from your smart phone if you're unable to print your ticket!
Is Joy Through the Grove rain or shine?             
Yes! If operation is affected by snow, we'll post information on our homepage and Facebook page.
Where do I go to access the display?             
Enter Joy Through the Grove via our main parking lot area. We have a drive through admissions building in place at the start of the display!
Do you have any festive music for us to enjoy while visiting?             
It wouldn't be a Christmas event without some festive tunes!  We partnered with The Susquehanna Valley's Christmas Station - 102.7 KISS FM to enhance our sights with sounds! 
How long does it take to drive through the display?             
The light display itself is roughly one and a half miles long. The total amount of time driving through the display depends upon crowd and rate of speed, but averages between 20-30 minutes.
Are restrooms available?             
Yes! We have portable toilets available within the main parking lot. Please note that once you travel beyond our admissions building, for the safety of all guests, you cannot exit your vehicle, including to access restrooms.  At the end of the experience we have a convenience area where guests can use portable toilets and prepare for highway travel.
Will I get turned away if I'm in line by 9PM?
As long as you're in line for Joy Through the Grove by 9PM, you can experience the magic!
Are any rides, food stands or gift shops open?
Joy Through the Grove is 100% drive though, so rides, food stands or shops are closed. However, we are offering snacks for purchase! You can guarantee availability of these snacks by adding a snack pack to your pre-purchased ticket! Our admissions building also offers novelties such as light up necklaces and magic glasses.

If you’re visiting Thursday through Sunday, be sure to check out Christmas Village at our Three Ponds Golf Course which includes a grab-and-go food stand and pop up gift shop!
What is Christmas Village?             
Christmas Village is open Thursdays through Sundays starting at 4pm prior to Christmas and is located at our Three Ponds Golf Course less than one mile from the park. It offers holiday fun like pictures with Santa and Kozmo Klaus, fire pit and s'more making, a grab-and-go outdoor food stand, a pop-up gift shop, take-home crafts for the kids, Christmas tree sales, festive displays and more! More info here.
Are there Character Breakfasts at Christmas Village?             
Our much-loved character breakfasts are back this season! Dates coming soon. Please call Nickle Plate to reserve your space: (570) 672-5277
What are the grab-and-go food options at Christmas Village?             
Thursday through Sunday, we'll have grab-and-go food items and snacks at Christmas Village! Menu coming soon!
What should I know about visiting Santa and Kozmo at Christmas Village?             
The number of guests permitted in Santa's workshop at one time is limited, so please plan to wait outdoors prior to entering.

Special Notice from the North Pole: No personal photography, please! It is our honor to capture these memories with Santa for you and your family!
Hey, Knoebels! I still have questions!             
For your convenience, our team is available to answer your questions via phone Monday through Friday, 9AM-9PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 3PM-9PM: (800) 487-4386

Guests can also private message the official Knoebels' Facebook page or use our contact form to receive a response within 48 hours.