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Holiday Light Displays Christmas Trees

We have made every attempt to confirm all of the following light displays. If you know of additional area light displays, please send us an email with details.



Dates: November 23 - December 30, 2018
Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Special Days and Hours
Dec. 24th, and 25th. 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost of admissions
$5 per vehicle
Buses - $1 per person
Mini Buses - $20
Place: 1700 East 1st Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Experience over 70 displays on Lakeshore Park's 54 acres of rolling hills and majestic Lake Erie backdrop. This holiday light attraction with some displays "as big as a truck", is great for creating family memories and family fun. Make it an annual family tradition to enjoy professional light displays in a beautiful picturesque setting.



WINTERFEST - Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival
Date:  Festival – November 24, 2018
Times: 1PM-7:30pm
Admission – FREE
Place:  50 Public Square, Cleveland, OH
Fun, Games & Sleigh Rides! Ice Skating, Live Music & More!
Join us for a day full of festive activities as we kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Cleveland.

Nela Park – Cleveland
Address: 1975 Noble Road, East Cleveland
Admission:  FREE


Dates: November 16-December 31, 2018
Time: Mon-Thurs | 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sun | 5:30 - 10:00 PM
Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Tickets | Tickets are PER VEHICLE, NOT PER PERSON

festivallightsberea2018 UPDATE
December 1, 2018
Place:  Downtown Berea
Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free. Parking and activities
The Jack Frost Festival welcomes the holiday season with fun activities for the entire family. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. local businesses, organizations, churches and schools create floats and march from the municipal parking lot behind City Hall through downtown Berea. The Christmas Tree on the Triangle is lighted by a special firework launched from atop downtown businesses and a spectacular fireworks display follows. Berea is one of only a very few communities in northeast Ohio to offer a parade and fireworks during the holiday season. After the parade, children can visit with Santa. There is also musical entertainment, free cocoa and cookies, a skating rink, ice sculptures, inflatables and more!

Strongsville Winter Wonderland
Dates:  November 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Kick-off: November 18, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-8pm
Address: Corner of SR 82 (Royalton Rd) and SR 42 (Pearl Rd)
Admission: FREE

City of Independence
Address:  Town Square, Rt 21, Independence, OH
Admission:  FREE

Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights

Dates:  November 22 – December 31, 2018
Address:Crown Point Way, Strongsville, OH 44136
Admission: FREE
For more information view Facebook page.

Seabury Avenue Light Display 
Address:  Seabury Avenue, Fairview Park
Time: 6pm – midnight
Admission: Free


Firelands Festival of Lights
Dates: November 24, 2018
Time:  7pm-9:30pm
Place: Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron
Firelands Festival of Lights at Sawmill Creek Resort
Admission:  FREE, donations accepted.
Facebook page
The Festival of Lights is a wonderful, family-oriented, Christmas light display that involves over 30 local, non-profit organizations. Take a drive along Sawmill Creek Dr. to experience the lights and meet Santa!

pper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights
Dates:  December 1-30, 2018
Times: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m
Location :  Harrison Smith Park, 525 East Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH
Suggested Donations
Cars - $5.00
Commercial Vans - $15.00
Tour Buses - $50.00

A Fantasy Walk Event
Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Cash Donations Accepted - Benefiting Wyandot County Food Pantries

Ghostly Manor Christmas Dancing Light Show
Times:  6PM – midnight
Address:  3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH
Time:  6pm – midnight
Admission:  FREE



Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Show

Select Dates: November 22-25, 29,30
December 1 & 2, 6-9, 13-26th
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Location:  Columbiana Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave, Columbiana, 330-482-2282

Cost is $10/car; $2/person motorcoach; $25/season pass.

Over 70 fabulous light scenes. Amazing interactive displays at the Gingerbread House and Santa's Ice Castle. 


Country Lights - Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
Tickets are required for all dates/times. Bring your tickets with you and dress for the weather — some activities are outside, whether rain, snow or shine!
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road, Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275 | (440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services


Lorain County Holiday Lights

Lorain County Metroparks
Gift of Lights

Address:  7777 Victory Lane, North Ridgeville, OH
Times:  Nightly 5PM – 10PM
Admission: $20 for standard vehicle |  additional rates available for passenger vans, buses and limos.
Gift of Lights is a family-friendly 1.3 mile drive-thru holiday light display featuring a 100+ foot light tunnel, and over 30 full light static & animated displays and other holiday activities!

Lorain County Metroparks
Holiday Lights
Sun-Thurs. 6-9 pm; Fri-Sat 6-10 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Carlisle Visitor Center at Carlisle Reservation
For more info website.

Location: Lakeview Park
1800 West Erie Ave., Lorain
Cost: Free
Kickoff your holiday season when you drive through Lakeview Park to see this year’s cheerful light display in conjunction with “Light Up Lorain” on November 28th. Then join us in the Rose Café from 5-7pm where there will be a photo opportunity with Santa, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts for kids. The lights will be on every night through December 31st. Other opportunities to visit with Santa will be on November 29 and December 2, 4, 6, 9 & 12.


Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas
Address: The Toledo Zoo2 Hippo Way, Toledo OH 43614
Admission:  $13/adult (age 12-59), $10/senior (age 60+), $10/child (age 2-11)
Visitors enjoy displays containing millions of lights and many other holiday-themed attractions. Enjoy a holiday-themed Festive Feast at the Holiday Lodge, Watch the Dancing Lights display near Cheetah Valley, hear the joyous sounds of carolers on selected evenings, and of course don’t forget visits with Santa in the Museum. (photo courtesy of The Toledo Zoo)


Youngstown Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting

Time: 4:30-8:00pm
Place:  Central Square, Downtown Youngstown
The City of Youngstown and Youngstown CityScape with the cooperation of media partner WFMJ & the Downtown Youngstown community are excited to host this year’s Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Activities include: Live caroling, food & holiday vendors on Central Square & 20 Federal Place beginning at 4:30pm; Parade at 6:00pm; and the Christmas Tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at 7:00pm followed by pictures with Santa in 20 Federal Place. Other coordinated activities include: Youngstown Flea Holiday Flea (Market) at DeYor Performing Arts Center; YSU Student Activities sponsored “Dueling Piano’s” at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts; Free admission to OH WOW! Children’s Center from 4-8pm; and the Youngstown Phantoms hockey game at 7:30pm at the Covelli Centre. Spend the evening in Downtown Youngstown as we celebrate the holidays, and light up the entire Central Square!

Holiday Light Display – Boardman Park
Address: Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, 330-726-8107
Fifteen elaborate light displays will be on display for families to enjoy, free, in a drive through the park. Tune into 88.9FM to enjoy the music with the light show!

The Electric Garden – Fellows Riverside Gardens
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown
Winter Celebration at Fellows Riverside Gardens has special extended hours until 8pm to experience the Electric Garden, where the grounds will be lit with thousands of twinkling lights.

Canfield Christmas Lights
Animated light display. Tune radios to 107.7FM.
Where: 333 Fairview Ave, Canfield

Austintown Christmas
Animated display set to music. Tune radios to 96.9FM
Where: 3810 Dunbar St., Austintown

Winter Wonderland
Animated display set to music. Tune radio to 107.3FM
Where: 3946 Montereale, Canfield

Christmas on the Boulevard
A holiday light show synchronized to music on 99.9FM.
Where: 2829 Poland Village Blvd., Poland

Holiday Lights – The Ward Beecher Planetarium
Address: Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, Phone: 330-941-1370
The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year as we unwrap new titles and visuals. Suitable for all ages.


Medina County Fairgrounds

Visit the area’s largest drive-thru light display!
Many families have the holiday tradition of piling into the car to look at all the Christmas lights.  Even if it has not been a part of your tradition in the past, now is a great time to start this future family memory.

Dates: November 23rd-25th, 30th
December 1st-2nd, 7th-9th, 14th-16th, 21nd-30th

Times: Friday and Saturday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sundays and Weeknights: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Admission: $8 per car; $20 per 15 passenger vans; $50 per bus
CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE (Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road)

Wadsworth Griswold House
Dates:  November 26 – December 31, 2016
Address: 173 Duane Lane, Wadsworth, OH
Admission:  FREE
For more information view Facebook page.


  Woodland Lights offers a fantasyland of holiday lights and displays along a half-mile wooded path. The month-long festival enters its 23rd season with more lights, more vignettes, and the same winter whimsy that enchants thousands of visitors every year.
Washington Township, OH
For more information view website.


Kingwood Center
Magic is in the air at Kingwood Center Gardens for the 2015 holiday season!! Kingwood will host a variety of activities and enjoyments such as live music, dozens of uniquely trimmed Christmas trees, a beautifully decorated Greenhouse, outdoor light displays and so much more!
900 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44096 


Stark County Holiday Lights

Canton Parks Holiday Light Display
The Annual Holiday Light Display at Stadium Park has been part of the community for over 15 years. The light display is FREE and open to the public with an enjoyable drive through stadium Park. The lights are on from approximately 5pm to 11pm.
For more information view website.

Christmas at Clay’s 2016
Address: 13190 Patterson St. NW, North Canton, OH
Admission: Tickets at the Gate : 12.00 Per Adult
8.00 (Ages 3-16) | 2 and under Free

We are going to take you on a two mile drive around the park, letting the lights sparkle in your eyes and the music will warm your heart. We have a moving light tunnel, 3D mapping projection, and the 2016 finale show “Let it Glow”. The Let it Glow finale is an interactive light show where you can get out of your cars and see our 46ft pixel-mapped fully programmable Christmas Tree timed to music! Also enjoy warm drinks and snacks!!! On certain event days, we will also have meet and greets with Santa, Anna & Elsa “The Snow Sisters” and reindeer! Check the website for character’s appearance schedule.


Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo 
Dates:  November 25-27
December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-23 & 26-30
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Address:  500 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, OH
Phone:  330.375.2550
If people buy their tickets prior to the day of the event they will receive a discount and will enjoy early admission to the event at 5 p.m. The zoo will be decorated with thousands of lights and many lightened displays. Every twenty minutes guests will enjoy a spectacular lighting show synchronized to music. The event will also include visits with Santa, a S’more’s station, that people can roast their own marshmallows, carousel rides, train rides and more.

Silverdale Lights (private home)
Address: 1374 Silverdale Circle
Twinsburg, OH 44087
“Silverdale Lights was created by the Larsen Family to provide a wholesome Holiday display that can be enjoyed by the community. 

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Deck the Hall featuring Dazzle and Gingerbread Land

5-8pm, select evenings, Nov. 27 2015 – Jan. 2 2016
Last admission, 8pm. Estate is open until 9pm.
Tickets: Non-members: $18 adults (18+) , $7 youth (6-17). Stan Hywet Members: $14.00 adults, $6.00 youth; Children 5 & under are free. College students qualify for the youth rate with a valid school ID.
Parking: Free on-site parking is available in our main lot. Once the lot is at capacity, guests will be directed to two auxiliary lots.
Address: 714 North Portage Path, Akron, Ohio 
Phone: 330-836-5533

Warren County Holiday Lights
  The Christmas Ranch
Sunday thru Thursday - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
For more information view website.

Wayne County Holiday Lights

Eichel’s Christmas Tree Farm Display
Dates:  November 24, 2016 thru January 1, 2017
Address:  11844 Williams Rd., West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: 419.853.4282
Admission: FREE – Donations appreciated.
For more information view Facebook page.

Wooster – Santa’s Christmas in Motion
Time: 5-9:30 PM
A walk-up Christmas display with over 200 animated figures-a wonderful holiday family tradition!
Address: 1400 E. Milltown Rd., Wooster
Phone: 330-345-7119
Admission:  FREE

Yochum Holiday Light Display
Dates:  November 24 – December 31, 2016
Address:  182 Eckard Rd Dalton, OH 44618
Time:  6 PM – 10PM
Admission:  FREE
70,000 lights over 2 acres | 2/10 of a mile off route 30 in Dalton!
For more information view Facebook page.


Christmas Trees
Cowan Tree Farm

2754 Dawley Rd., Ravenna OH
(Portage County)

Dutch Ridge Tree Farm
9595 Knauf Rd, Canfield, OH 
(Mahoning County)

Emerald Ridge Christmas Trees
7000 Route 307, Madison, OH 
(Lake County)

Galehouse Tree Farm
11762 Coal Bank, Doylestown OH
(Wayne County)

Greig Christmas Tree Farm 35900 Eddt Rd. Willoughby Hills
(Lake County)

Hanson Tree Farm
Stow, OH
(Summit County)

Heritage Farms
6050 Riverview Rd, Peninsula OH
(Summit County)

Kall Christmas Tree Farm
3605 Foskett Rd, Medina OH
(Medina County)

3301 Hamilton Medina Twp
(Medina County)

McKoskey Tree Farm 14740 Leroy Center, Leroy
(Lake County)

Moore's Christmas Tree Farm
6767 Edison St, NE Hartville, OH 
(Stark County)

Patterson Farm
Chesterland, OH
(Geauga County)

Rhodes Sisters
12020 Clay St Huntsburg, OH
(Geauga County)

Shawnee Trail Tree Farm
900 Terex Hudson, OH
(Summit County)

Timber Valley Tree Farm 4250 Bagdad Road, Medina
Christmas trees and smaller trees in containers. Cut-your-own or pre-cut pine, spruce and fir.
(Medina County)
330.722.3832 or 216.650.1566
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