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Where to See Christmas Lights in Ohio?

December 17, 2020 

By: Sarah Dudziak

Cruise in Your RV 

Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

Alum Creek State Park Campground

Drive through the colorful, three-mile light show in Lewis Center, OH. Open every evening through January 1st. Cars are $20 (Monday thru Thursday) or $30 (Friday thru Sunday). Small RVs are $60 and larger motor homes are $100. This light show is very popular, so check updates on Facebook for show entrance shut downs. Don't feel like driving home? Stay the night at Alum Creek State Park. They offer electric and full hook-up sites.

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Ashtabula's Lights on the Lake

Ashtabula Lakeshore Park

Discover a magical night at the 54-acre Christmas display. The large holiday light drive-thru is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, November 25th through December 31st. Open only until 8:00 PM on December 24th, 25th, and 31st. A suggested donation is $1 a person and allows all RVs at no additional cost. Must have exact change. Take a 25-minute drive to Geneva State Park Campground and spend the night. Make sure to check out the stores in Geneva-on-the-Lake.

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Take a Stroll


Cleveland Public Square

Explore the decked-out Cleveland Public Square. Daily light shows are scheduled every day from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, November 26th through January 3rd. After ice skating and seeing the lights, visit JACK Cleveland Casino's decorated display windows and walk around town to see more festive businesses and restaurants.

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Nearby City Lights

Medina and Strongsville Public Squares

Many towns decorate their square or gazebo for the holidays. Strongsville has created a winter wonderland full of selfie-worthy backdrops. Medina's Square is also lit up with a lighted tree in its gazebo, which is another perfect place for a holiday picture. Afterward, check out the awesome window displays all around the square. Some smaller towns like Vermillion and Amherst are decorated as well.


Make a Reservation

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Wild Winter Lights

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Tour the Cleveland Zoo's second annual lighting event on foot or by car. The display features more than one million individual lights, including a 50- foot Christmas tree. Tickets are limited, so reservations are encouraged. Passes are $20 for non-zoo members and the drive-thru experience is $60 per car. This daily event is open from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM through December 30th but closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Deck the Hall

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

The estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, which your family can explore on a self-guided tour. Adventure into the 70 acres of decorated gardens and nearby lodge. Deck the Hall will be open from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM through December 30th. The estate is closed on Mondays. Standard tickets are $22 for adults and $9 for children. See below for value prices and member rates.

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