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The 5 Best Christmas Light Displays In & Around Dayton

Rachel Gilchrest

Treating clients like family is key to any successful business! As the newest member of theTylerMortonGroup, Rachel brings over 12 years of customer ...

Treating clients like family is key to any successful business! As the newest member of theTylerMortonGroup, Rachel brings over 12 years of customer ...

Feb 8 4 minutes read

As December is quickly approaching, all the fantastic Christmas light displays are making their appearance! Take advantage of the many beautiful parks and lighted landscapes that Dayton has to offer! 


Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill 


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When: November 24 - December 31; Open 5:00pm - 9:00pm, lights go on at 6:00pm (Closes at 8:00pm on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve)
Where: 75 Water St Clifton, OH
Why: Clifton Mill has 30 years of experience and features 3.5 MILLION lights! For a truly unique experience; all the lights go off every hour (on the hour) and slowly come back on to perfectly timed Christmas music.
$: Admission is $10.00 for adults; Kids 6 and under are free 


Woodland Lights


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When: November 25 - December 3 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only); 6:00pm - 9:00pm
December 8 - 30; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Washington Township, OH
Why: Woodland Lights features 8 acres of sparkling lights to walk through, carriage rides, amusement rides and Santa’s cabin; which make it easy to see why they are celebrating their 25th anniversary.
$: Admission is $8.00 for adults; Kids 2 and under are free 


A Carillon Christmas

When: November 29 - December 30 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day); 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: 1000 Carillon Blvd Dayton, OH
Why: Carillon Park boasts Ohio’s largest tree of lights, featuring 20,000 light bulbs and standing 200 feet tall! Carolers, carousel rides and themed scavenger hunts make this the perfect Dayton winter destination!
$: Admission is $8.00 for adults (18-59); $7.00 for seniors (60+); Kids 3 and under, and Dayton History members are free 


Light Up Middletown

When: November 23 - December 31; 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: 500 Tytus Ave Middletown, OH
Why: This 100 acre, drive-thru display is one you don’t want to miss! Where else can you see thousands of twinkling lights in the winter, while staying warm and toasty in your car?
$: No set admission price (You make a donation to support local non-profit groups at the gate that you think is appropriate) 


Festival of Lights (Cincinnati Zoo)


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When: November 18 - January 1; Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: 3400 Vine St Cincinnati, OH
Why: This light show has been voted best in the country by USA Today, and for good reason! With 3 million LED lights, the Toyland Express rides, and plenty more; there is something for everyone in the family.
$: Admission is $19.00 ($17.00 online) for adults; Kids and seniors are $13.00 ($12.00 online) 

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