Now in its 31st year the Hillside Playground has been transformed (located on North 14th street in the city of Reading) into a Christmas Wonderland. It has become affectionately known as “Christmas on the Mountain”. This free to enter and free to park display, now with over 5 million led lights/Pixels, inflatables, vintage and modern decorations, has undergone a major overhaul for 2022. A refurbished classic light show set to your Favorite classic and modern holiday music, All New Character experiences complete with many new habitats, A ridiculous second 4K immersive light show that sets a completely new standard are just a few of the things you can expect for this season.
This renovation will reset the bar for the many Berks county residents that consider “Christmas on the Mountain” an annual tradition. They will be immersed in Christmas spirit when the display opens for the 2022 season on Friday, Nov 25th, 2022. The Display is Open for the 2022 Season 11/25/2022 through 12/23/2022.
The Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain team of volunteers have outdone themselves. “If you would have told me in 2015 after 6 seasons of this display under our care, that it would look like this!? I would have never believed you! A Free display of this magnitude is just unheard of! To think the largest free light display in the USA is right here in Reading, PA is just unreal,” said Tim Profit a 1999 RHS Grad.
The Reading High School Marine Corps JROTC continue to be committed to the setup and ongoing operational manpower of their of cadets. The cadets and the volunteers have been setting up for the 2022 Christmas Season since October and will continue until the opening on Friday November 25th when the Cadets will transition to the operational capacity of the display.
Reading’s Christmas on the Mountain exists today solely because of the support of local businesses. While The Savage Auto Group and Axcess Industries have provided the majority of the startup and continuous funding.
This display would not be possible without the substantial investment in this Reading tradition from these businesses:
- RAM Trucks
- Savage 61 Chrysler Dodge Jeep
- Ram Savage Kia
- Savage L&B Chrysler Dodge Jeep
- Ram Y102 Real Rock Variety –
- Hoober Produce- Fairgrounds Farmers Market
- Forino Home Builder and Contractor
- Salute Ristorante Italiano
- Comfort Pro Heating and Air Conditioning
- Value Rental’s of Reading
- Skyline Property Services
- The Pour House American Grill
- Mike’s Sandwich Shop
- Chrysler Capital
- Smith Law Group
- Pro Max Fence Systems
- Jackson Democratic Club
- Drain Masters