For young and old alike, there is something spectacular about seeing the twinkling of brightly-lit Christmas lights on the days leading up to Christmas. Bundle up, hop in the car and take a drive to see some of the Best Christmas Lights Around Dayton. You will be glad you did.
Best Christmas Lights Around Dayton:
*Due to COVID-19 please be sure to check the business websites before attending due to sudden changes.*
Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 OH-41 | Troy, OH 45373
When: Open weekends November 27 thru December 27
Cost: $6 per person, children 3 and under free.
Times: Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm, Sundays 6-9 pm
Be transported into a winter wonderland filled with over 60 animated light displays. The 1.25-mile driving tour takes you through the woods, down charming farm lanes and past the historic Knoop Homestead aglow with lights. Make this enchanted experience part of your holiday traditions.
Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
When: Nov 6- Jan 9, 2021 (daily)
Cost: $7 per person, children 3 and under free.
Times: Opens at 5:00 pm- go early to avoid lines!
Experience this amazing light show synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights! In the warmth of your own car, you can sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to each holiday display. Christmas Nights of Lights welcomes carloads of families and friends to enjoy this Christmas tradition.
Pyramid Hill, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH
When: Nov 20 – Jan. 3, 2021
Cost: Mon- Thurs $20/per car & Fri- Sun $25/per car. Members are $15
Times: Mon- Thurs 6:00- 9:00 pm, Fri- Sun 6:00- 10:00 pm
A 2.5 mile drive through a one-of-a-kind holiday light spectacular featuring more than 1,000,000 lights and holiday art installations created by regional and national artists.
Christmas Ranch, 3205 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow, OH
When: Nov 20- Dec 23. 2020
Cost: $15 per vehicle
Times: See times here.
At The Christmas Ranch, we love to help children young and old recall fond holiday memories and make new ones! We bring the North Pole to you with over a million lights, wonderful shops full of Christmas cheer, and even Santa Claus. (*Featured image*)
Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Route 42, 45241
When: Nov 21- January 2, 2021
Cost: Admission is $15 per vehicle ($45 for buses and 15 passenger vans). No cash will be accepted this year due to COVID-19.
Times: Sunday – Thursday 6:00-9:00pm, Friday – Saturday 5:30-10:00pm
Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays, and has been an established Cincinnati holiday family tradition for over 31 years!
When: Nov 21- Jan. 3, 2021,Bonus Nights: January 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17
Cost: Save money and time when you buy tickets online here!
Times: 1-9 pm
In addition to admiring the beauty of 3 million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train ride, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m. through December 23.
Land of Illusion, 8762 Thomas Rd, Middletown, OH 45042
When: Nov 25- Dec 18, 2020
Cost/ Times: See website for more information.
Celebrate the season at The Christmas Glow, a mile of millions of lights at the Christmas Around the World drive-thru experience, visit Santa at the Christmas Village Santa Workshop or just take in the majestic lights of the 45-foot Christmas Tree as you and yours warm by the gas fire pits.
Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton
When: Nov 24- Dec 30
Cost: $12 (Adults), $10 ( Seniors ages 60+), $8 (Ages 3-17) Free for ages under 3, Free for Dayton History members.
Times: Sunday- Thursday: 5:00- 9:00 pm, Friday- Saturday: 5:00-10:00 pm
Join them for A Carillon Christmas to see Carillon Historical Park’s 65-acre campus transformed into a winter wonderland of sparkle, magic, and holiday cheer!
Clifton Mill, 75 Water St. Clifton, OH
When: November 27- December 30
Cost: Admission is $10 per person for everyone age 4 and older. Children 3 and under get in Free!
Times: Gates open at 5:00 pm, Sun-Saturday 6:00-9:00 pm, December 24, 25 and 31 6:00- 8:00 pm
One of the country’s finest with over 3.5 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges. There is even a 100 foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights. The flip of one switch turns all the lights on at once transforming night into a fantastical winter wonderland which includes a Miniature Village, a Santa Claus Museum, a Toy Collection and a spectacular synchronized lights and music show that features the old Covered Bridge.
Caesar Ford Park, 520 South Stringtown Rd, Xenia,OH
When: Dec 1- Dec 31
Forget deck the halls, we’ve decked the park with dazzling lights! You’ll wind your way through our Winter Wonderland, North Pole Car Show, Winter Farm, and Festive Festival, then wave to Santa at the North Pole. Drive through once, and you’ll want to do it again.
Smith Park, 500 Tytus Avenue, Middletown, OH
When: Nov 26- Dec 31
Cost: You set the price, admission by cash donation.
Enter through the tunnel of lights to enjoy a sparkling fantasyland. Light up Middletown is a driving tour through a 100 acre park. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no balloon glow or visits with Santa this year.
As always, we try our best to have the most up-to-date information. We encourage you to check businesses website or give them a call to ensure times and costs.