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Need some Christmas joy? We’re sharing a list of some of the best Christmas Lights in northeast Ohio (updated for 2023) for you to experience this holiday season.
And if you’re really in the Christmas spirit, don’t stop there. We have a post on The Best Christmas Light Displays in Ohio for 2023 that you’ll want to check out too.
The Best Christmas Lights in Northeast Ohio
After a couple of “off” seasons, thankfully, Christmas in Ohio is starting to look a bit more like what we’re used to.
Put on your favorite PJs, grab a bowl of popcorn and a thermos of hot chocolate, stream your favorite holiday music, and set out to see the lights on our list.
How many of these have you seen?
Christmas at Kingwood Center Gardens | Mansfield
Dates: This event begins November 25th and ends December 30th, 2023. Advance ticket required. | Times: Varies. See website. | Cost: See website.
Location: 50 N Trimble Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906
Description: Kingwood Center is decorated for the holidays and transformed with thousands of lights that make up a 28-foot tall tree, the Trail of Lights, and each of the floors of Kingwood Hall are decked out in holiday splendor. as you experience “Home for the Holidays” in Kingwood Hall. Read about our experience at Christmas at Kingwood Center Gardens and then see the Website for more information.
Central Park Lights | Mansfield
Dates: Through Christmas | Cost: FREE
Location: 29 Park Ave E, Mansfield, OH 44905
Description: The gazebo, fountain, and lawn in downtown Mansfield are decked out for Christmas. Drive by or park your car and stroll through Central Park for a closer look.
Do you want to stay around Mansfield? This post of the Best Christmas Lights in Mansfield will give you more ideas- including the Frozen House in Bellville and one of our favorite displays on Beal Road!
Landoll’s Christmas at the Castle: a Kingdom of Lights | Loudonville
Dates: November 24th – December 23rd, 2023 | Cost: $10 per car on Friday & Saturday nights and must be purchased in advance here, FREE during the week.
Address: 561 Township Road 3352 Loudonville, Ohio 44842
Description: The light display at Landoll’s Castle is bigger and better than ever! Stroll the grounds with your favorite hot beverage as you view over 150,000 magical lights and outdoor Christmas trees while listening to your favorite holiday music! Santa makes appearances on Friday and Saturday nights.
Magic of Lights | Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Dates: November 22nd through December 31st, 2023 | Times: from 5:30pm-10:00pm | Cost: See website for pricing
Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds 19201 E. Bagley Road Northeast, OH
Description: Magic of Lights, is the popular Cuyahoga County Christmas lights drive-through display in Northeast Ohio, welcoming over 60,000 guests to the fairgrounds last year! View over one million holiday lights that stretch over a mile long. Fan favorites include the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, Candyland, 12 Days of Christmas, and other holiday characters. Website for more information.
Nela Park Holiday Lights | Cleveland
Dates: Unconfirmed for the 2023 season | Times: after dusk | Cost: Free
Location: Nela Park, 1975 Noble Rd., East Cleveland, OH 44112
Description: View over a million LED lights in this display that stretches several blocks along Noble Rd.
Bethlehem Hills Christmas Light Park | Burton
Dates: November 24th through January 3, 2024 | Times: Nightly from 5:30 pm-10pm (Closed on 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/24 and 12/25) | Cost: Varies by vehicle. Buy tickets here.
Location: Geauga County Fairgrounds 14373 N Cheshire St, Burton, OH, United States, Ohio
Description: Located at the Geauga County Fairgrounds, Bethlehem Hills claims to be the best drive-thru light display in NE Ohio. Children and adults of all ages can enjoy viewing the spectacular Christmas light displays with more than 2 million LED lights, each computer chipped to enhance the experience, and many using animation and automation. Guests will view a Christmas Carnival, Candy Cane Village, an elaborate recreation of the Nativity scene, a Salute to Our Armed Services, Toyland, Santa’s Workshop, and more. Website for more information.
Griswold House | Wadsworth
Dates: The Friday after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve | Times: Lit nightly from 5-11 pm through January 1 | Cost: FREE, but donations to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are appreciated. Donate at the house or online here.
Location: 173 Duane Ln., Wadsworth, OH 44281
Description: Fans of the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will want to make the pilgrimage to the Griswold House in Wadsworth. The house was lit for the first time during the 2013 Christmas season and continues to enthrall guests while remaining as true to the movie as possible. Tune into 102.3 FM before arriving for Christmas music. Website for more information.
Medina County Fair Holiday Lights | Medina
Dates: Select days from November 24th through December 31, 2023 | Times: Sun-Thurs: 6 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sat: 6 pm-10 pm | Cost: View the website for pricing.
Location: 710 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH 44256
Description: You won’t want to miss these Medina County Christmas lights at the Medina County Fairgrounds. Holiday Lights is the largest drive-through light display in the area.
Winterland Cleveland Christmas Lights | Public Square
Dates: Saturday after Thanksgiving | Cost: FREE
Location: Public Square, Cleveland, OH
Description: Formerly Winterfest, this gorgeous light display in downtown Cleveland has been lighting up the city for 37 years. Enjoy a beautiful holiday-themed light display throughout the entire 6.5-acre park. Website for more information.
Holiday Light Display at Lake Anna Park | Barberton
Dates: November 25th through New Year’s Day 2024 | Times: Sun-Thurs: 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sat + holidays: 5pm-10pm | Cost: FREE
Location: 529-545 W. Park Avenue Barberton, OH 44203
Description: Check out the display that has been in the making for two decades! You’ll find light displays on each corner of the lake and the wall of lights sponsored by the Jaycees at the corner of West Park Avenue and 5th Street. Website for more information.
Lenz Family Light Spectacular for Jesus | Carlisle Twp/Grafton
Dates: Through Christmas | Cost: FREE /Drive-by
Location: Between Banks Road and Slife Rod on Indian Hollow Road.
Description: This private display at the Lenz home features over 45,000 lights, covering 3 of their five rural acres! The focal point is a 3 foot by 24-foot long sign that displays, “Happy Birthday, Jesus”. You’ll find the display between Banks Road and Slife Rod on Indian Hollow Road. This is a drive-by display only so be mindful of traffic.
Bob Mangan’s Winter Wonderland | North Ridgeville
Dates: Through New Year’s | Times: Sun-Thurs: 5:15pm-10pm, Fri-Sat: 5:15pm-11pm (extended hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s) | Cost: FREE
Location: 34907 Cambridge Dr., North Ridgeville, OH 44039 (Wildwood Estates)
Description: Enjoy Christmas music, 50,000+ lights on lighted arches on the driveway and sidewalks, and fun inflatables that include a life-like Santa with a bench for photos, and much more. Bigger and better than ever!
Joy of Christmas Light Display at Firestone Park | Columbiana
Dates: November 17 through December 24, 2023 | Times: Takes place from 6-9 p.m. on select nights | Cost: $20 per vehicle; $40 Season Pass
Location: Harvey S. Firestone Park, 298 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, OH 44408
Description: The Joy of Christmas drive-through holiday light display features one million lights in 75-holiday scenes. Guests can also stop at the Gingerbread House and Santa’s Ice Castle to enjoy Christmas cookies, hot chocolate & food, pictures with Santa in the Ice Castle, Mrs. Santa’s Story Time in the Gingerbread House, a collection of more than 100 decorated gingerbread houses, coloring contest, live holiday music and more. NOTE: This is cash only. Website for more information.
Sebo’s Christmas Display | Salem
Dates: Through the end of December | Cost: FREE | UNCONFIRMED FOR 2023
Location: 1790 Quaker Ln. Salem, OH 44460
Description: The Sebo’s have turned their property into a Christmas wonderland for almost two decades drawing crowds from all over Ohio to view over one million lights. Don’t miss these Salem, Ohio Christmas lights.
Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet Hall | Akron
Dates: November 24th through December 30, 2023 | Times: Varies; see website | Cost: See Website for pricing. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Location: 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303
Description: If you’re looking for Christmas lights in Akron, you won’t want to miss one of Akron’s first and largest national historic landmarks decked out for Christmas with over one million sparkling holiday lights. Enjoy a first-floor tour of the Manor House, visits with Santa, animated shop windows, and a Christmas tree in the Courtyard as the centerpiece. Stroll through the gardens that are decorated with lights choreographed to music. Website for more information.
Akron Zoo Wild Lights | Akron
Dates: Select dates November 24th – December 29th, 2022 | Times: Nightly from 5pm-9pm | Cost: Ticket Prices vary. Purchase a pre-sale ticket to get a discount on the admission cost
Location: 505 Euclid Ave., Akron, OH 44307
Description: Enjoy over one million lights throughout the zoo with several fun photo ops and a chance to see some of the animals in a magical environment. Don’t miss these Akron Christmas lights. Website for more information.
Elegant Illusions Christmas Drive-Through Park | Canfield
Dates: November 16 through December 24, 2023 | Times: 6:00pm-10:00pm | Cost: FREE
Location: Canfield Fairgrounds
Description: This first annual event will feature animatronics, LED displays, and over 50 holiday scenes. They will also have a Christmas Village with Santa and the Grinch and photo opportunities.
Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake | Ashtabula
Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights November 24th through December 31st, 2023 | Times: Friday-Sunday, November 27-December 27, 2020; 6 pm-9 pm (Special Days/Hours: December 24-25; 6pm-8pm) | Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per carload
Location: 1700 E. 1st St., Ashtabula, OH 44004 (Use entrance on Lake Road. Look for the Toy Soldiers)
Description: More than 70 displays on Lakeshore Park’s 54 acres with Lake Erie as the backdrop. Website for more information.
The Lights at God’s Country | Jefferson
Dates: To Christmas Times: See website for accurate times. Cost: $10 per carload | Concessions available onsite | Unconfirmed for 2023
Location: 1919 U.S. Highway 6 Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Description: Turn on your car radio and listen to Christmas music as you make your way through the nearly one-mile-long trail through the woods at The Lights at God’s Country. You’ll be greeted by the 30-foot-tall Abominable Snowman before proceeding through Snowflake Valley and Icicle Land. You’ll even spot Cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation if you’re paying attention. Visit the website for special appearances from Santa and a chance to see a Live Nativity. Website for more information.
ChurchLights Experience | Middleburg Heights
Dates: Outdoor display running nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day | Times: Nightly from dusk until 10 pm | Cost: FREE. Donations for local food pantries
Location: Pleasant Hills UMC, 13200 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Description: This musical Middleburg Heights Christmas lights show that you enjoy from your vehicle features approximately 50,000 lights choreographed to Christmas music and videos. The show runs every 15 minutes. Website for more information.
Boardman Park Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Display | Boardman
Dates: December 3rd through January 7th | Times: Nightly from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m./ Outdoors Nightly | Cost: FREE
Location: 375 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, OH 44512
Description: Turn your radio to 88.9 FM and enjoy a drive through the Winter Wonderland of Holiday Lights featuring over 21 spectacular displays. Website for more information.
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