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Light Up Little Buffalo!

**Trail Update** The trail will be cancelled on Thursday, Dec. 22nd and Friday, Dec. 23rd due to the approaching winter storm. 


It's back! Little Buffalo's lighted trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa, cook marshmallows over an open fire, and enjoy the thousands of lights and educational displays located along this quarter mile trail in the park's East Picnic Area.

This is a free program but donations are graciously accepted. proceeds this year will be going towards restoring our historic train car, which is in dire need of repairs and was once a fun addition to the holiday trail. All donations stay here at Little Buffalo to provide future programs, festivals, and recreational activities here at the park.

Please note - we will NOT be having our hot dog and marshmallow stand this year. Instead, Cumberland Gap BBQ will be available for the event. 

Please bring a flashlight as the parking areas are dark. Hot chocolate and cookies will be for sale by the local 4H all 7 nights. 

Well behaved pets are welcome, but please keep in mind that this area can get crowded, and all pets must be restrained at all times. Your pet will likely not enjoy this as much as you will. If you have any questions or require special accommodations, email littlebuffsp@pa.gov or call the park office at 717-567-9255.

Daily events so far are as follows:

Dec. 17th - West Perry Mustang Chorale - 7pm

Dec. 18th & 20th - Storytime on Stage with Perry Co Ready for School, Ready to Succeed program - each half hour during event

Dec. 21st - Newport Ensembles - Elementary chorus, Minivation, & Innovation - 7pm

Dec. 22nd - Dixie's Dance Studio - 6:30pm

Dec. 23rd - Greenwood Swing Choir "Out of the Blue" - 7:30pm


Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road, Newport, PA 17074-9428


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