FREE: Presque Isle Lights Begins

Thursday December 1, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presque Isle State ParkErie PA 16505


The annual fundraiser for Presque Isle invites visitors to take a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights at Presque Isle State Park, 6:00 - 9:00PM.

2022 days of operation:

  • Thur. – Sun. Dec. 1-4
  • Thur. – Sun. Dec. 8-11
  • Thur. – Sun. Dec. 15-18
  • Thur. – Fri. Dec. 22 and 23
  • Thur. – Fri. Dec. 29 and 30

We welcome drive-thru donations at the 2nd parking lot where event programs will also be distributed - admission is free - please offer your support!

It takes about 45 mins.- 1 hour to complete the full 13-mile park loop. You will encounter from the comfort and safety of your vehicle the following along the way:

  1. the natural beauty of Presque Isle after dark
  2. illuminated areas where power is available
  3. a decorated historic Lighthouse
  4. the brightly shining Erie skyline seen from across Presque Isle Bay
  5. and plenty of darkness - the park is about 3,200 acres. (an average city block is about 3 acres) Yes, Presque Isle is BIG!

Hot cocoa will be available for $2 on Fridays & Saturdays

Limited lights will be on during Christmas Eve and Christmas day as our staff and volunteers will be off duty these days.

We hope you enjoy Presque Isle Lights and appreciate the park for all that it offers throughout the year!

Lights turn on at 6:00pm. Park gates close at 9:00pm.


All welcome!


Free, but donations welcome!

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