SPECIAL EVENTS AROUND OHIO

Lake of Lights

Take a journey through Lake of Lights and be on the lookout for several of our holiday helpers! Give them a wave as you enjoy the holiday scenes and music! Dec 7th - Dec 21st (Character Night Dec 7th, 15th & 21st at 6pm) (Live Nativity Dec 8, 15th & 22nd at 6pm) Horse & Wagon Ride Dec 14th 6-8pm) (13344 S R 67, Kenton Oh)

                                                                                            Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Wildlights  

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wildlights is also a popular destination for families during the holiday season. Beginning November 15 and lasting until January 5, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a magical winter wonderland. See the lights Sunday - Thursday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Friday - Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)

Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights, Delaware

This drive-thru holiday light show also features pictures with Santa, free hot chocolate and cookies and gift shops. It is open from November 15 until January 1 on Sunday - Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Friday - Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Formerly Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights) (Address 2911 S Old State Rd., Delaware, OH 43015.)

Christmas in Ohio -

Central Ohio's largest drive-through Christmas light show. Wonder-Light Productions is bringing Christmas in Ohio to National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Road SW, Hebron, OH for the 2019 season! Come see over 1 million LED lights synchronized to traditional and newer Christmas music played through your own car stereo. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show and begin a new Christmas tradition with us this season!

Collison’s Festival of Lights

The Collison's Festival of Lights in Lancaster draws families from the surrounding areas to experience the unique drive-thru holiday lights display. (Donations are appreciated.) The show runs from Thanksgiving night to January 1 on week nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m (Address 5601 Westfall Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH 43130.)

Toledo Zoo Lights before Christmas

The Toledo Zoo is fun for the whole family. The zoo features more than a million lights, making it a magical winter wonderland from November 22nd until December 31st. View the lights on Sunday - Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday - Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.) (Address 2 Hippo Way, Toledo OH 43609.)

The North Pole Express, Findlay  

Board a quarter-scale train and ride through holiday lights and decorations at this family fun destination, which also features a railroad gift shop, a decorated museum and pictures with Santa. The display begins Nov 29th and ends Jan 5th. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. until January 1. (It will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.) Board the North Pole Express at 12505 County Rd. 99, Findlay, OH 45840.

Uppers Winter Fantasy of Lights, Upper Sandusky

Bring the whole family to enjoy this Christmas light extravaganza, which runs from December 1st to December 30th. It is open on Friday - Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Monday - Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Upper's Winter Fantasy of Lights is located at Harrison Smith Park (525 East Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.)

Christmas by Candlelight, Marion

Drive-Thru Christmas Light Show, Nov 28th – Dec 1st, Dec 5th – Dec 8th, Dec 12th – 25th, 6pm – 10pm, Live Nativity Dec 7th & 8th – 14th & 15th - 21st & 22nd from 6pm to 9pm. 220 E Fairground St., Marion OH,

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill (Clifton)

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill are featured nightly from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) starting the day after Thanksgiving until December 31.  (Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 9pm. On Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve the display is open from 6pm to 8pm.) (Clifton Mill address 75 Water St., Clifton, OH 45316.) Every night until the night before Christmas Eve you can peek into Santa’s Workshop to see a live Santa at work and then, every 15 minutes or so, watch him check his list and go up the chimney to load his sleigh.

Woodland Lights Washington Township

This half-mile wonderland of lights, displays and festival activities in Countryside Park is a popular holiday family fun attraction. Open on weekends from November 22nd   to December 1st and from December 6th until December 23 from 6pm to 9pm. (Address 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road Dayton, Ohio 45459)

PNC Festival of Lights (3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45220)

Over 3 million LED lights brighten the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Guests can ride the BB&T Toyland Express train or watch a Wild Lights show over the lake. Tasty treats to enjoy at the festival include homemade fudge, hot cocoa, and s’mores. Santa also makes the rounds to meet the kiddies. Open November 16th through January 4th – Sunday – Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park transforms into a winter wonderland from November 22nd to January 5th. View the lights on Monday - Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday - Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Address 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013.)

Holiday in Lights

Open nightly from November 22nd until January 5th, this family favorite drive-through light display in the Cincinnati area features more than a mile of dazzling lights. See them on Sunday - Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Friday - Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Holiday In Lights is located at Sharon Woods Park (11450 Lebanon Rd., Route 42 Sharonville, OH 45241.)

Light up Middletown

Open Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve and features a drive-thru light display. (Donations are encouraged.) View the lights every night from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., regardless of weather (including holidays.) (Address 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown, OH 45042)

Kings Island Winter-Fest

Open weekends Nov 22nd – Dec 14th – All week Dec 15th – Dec 23rd  - Dev 26th – Dec 31st  hours – Weekdays & Sundays 5pm – 10 pm - Saturdays 4pm – 10pm and New Year’s Eve 5pm – 1am Imagine an old-fashioned winter…rosy-cheeked skaters gliding under twinkling lights, the magic of dazzling holiday shows and carolers in traditional costumes, shops filled with ornaments, trinkets and toys, the aroma of freshly-baked treats and the spirit of everyone’s favorite season captured in an atmosphere of warmth and nostalgia – a place where memories of holidays past are present; a place where memories of holidays now are waiting to be made. Step into Winter-Fest at Kings Island on select nights through December 31. It’s an unforgettable experience with the park transformed into ten enchanting winter wonderlands. There's something for everyone in the family to enjoy together, like ice skating on the Royal Fountain, seeing the Eiffel Tower transformed into a magical 314-foot tall Christmas tree, live shows, rides, delicious holiday treats, millions of lights and holiday characters spreading merriment, like Jack Frost, Candy Cane and the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Open Weekends

The Christmas Ranch

This popular family fun attraction features a million dancing Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music, Christmas shops, pictures with Santa, wagon and train rides and hot food and drinks. It is open from Nov 22nd to Dec 23rd. Sunday - Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday - Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (The Christmas Ranch address 3205 S Waynesville Rd., Morrow, OH 45152.)