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Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman's Mill

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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 25 – January 31, 2016
Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday -November 25 thru January 1 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Dec. 24th, 25th, 31st, and Jan 1st 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 per vehicle – buses $1 per person
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 Public Square
Date:  Festival – November 26, 2016
Times: to 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Admission – FREE
Place:  Public Square, Cleveland, OH

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

festivallightsbereaJack Frost Festival of Lights
December 3, 2016
Place:  Downtown Berea
Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. | Festival is from 6:30-9 p.m.
Admission: Free. Parking and activities
Parade, ferris wheel, merry-go-round, cookies, hot chocolate, crafts, ice sculpture demo., “iceless” skating rink, meet Santa, snow globe photo booth and fireworks!

Strongsville Winter Wonderland
Dates:  November 24 – December 31, 2016
Address: Corner of SR 82 (Royalton Rd) and SR 42 (Pearl Rd)
Admission: FREE

City of Independence
Dates:  November 24, 2016 -January 1, 2017
Address:  Town Square, Rt 21, Independence, OH
Admission:  FREE

Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights
Dates:  November 24 – December 31, 2016
Address:Crown Point Way, Strongsville, OH 44136
Admission: FREE
For more information view Facebook page.

Seabury Avenue Light Display 
Dates: November 24 – December 31, 2016
Address:  Seabury Avenue, Fairview Park
Time: 6pm – midnight
Admission: Free


Firelands Festival of Lights
Dates: November 25 – December 31, 2016
Time:  5pm – 10pm
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!

Festival of Lights Hayrides
Dates:  November 24 – December 17, 2016
Time:  6pm-8:30pm
Place: Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron
Firelands Festival of Lights at Sawmill Creek Resort
Admission:  $6/adult, $2/child, $16/family (up to 6 people)
Facebook page
Take a wagon ride through the Festival of Lights display. Advance reservations suggested.

Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights
Dates:  December 1-30, 2016
Address:  Harrison Smith Park, 525 East Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH
Times:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  | Monday – Thursday 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission:  Donation $5 per car | Commercial Vans $15 | Tour Buses $50
Phone:  419.294.3556
Since 1997, Harrison Smith Park, just east of downtown Upper Sandusky, is transformed into a fabulous light show for the month of December. Through the volunteer efforts of many individuals, organizations and businesses, the 33 acres of the park are ablaze with millions of lights and a myriad of unique light displays along the drive through the park. 

Ghostly Manor Christmas Dancing Light Show
Dates:  November 23 – December 31, 2016
Times:  6PM – midnight
Address:  3319 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH
Time:  6pm – midnight
Admission:  FREE

  Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Show
Dates:  November 18-December 18, 2016
Times: Thursday through Sunday, 6:00-9:00pm
Open Every Night from December 19-26, 6:00-9:00pm
Place:  Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave, Columbiana, 330-482-2282
Come enjoy one million holiday lights in 70 animated light scenes, stroll through the Gingerbread House and view hundreds of homemade gingerbread house displays. Stop by Santa’s Ice Castle for Christmas cookies, hot chocolate & food, entertainment, crafts and Pictures with Santa! NEW for 2016: 12 Days of Christmas light scene; and Santa & Prancing Reindeer. $8 donation per vehicle requested at admission; $10 on Friday and Saturday nights.


Country Lights - Lake Metroparks Farmpark SOLD OUT
Build a wooden toy in Santa's Workshop, enjoy a wagon ride through thousands of lights; visit Santa in his sleigh, wander through model train and old fashioned toy displays; visit with Farmpark animals, and enjoy special presentations. Dinner and snacks available in the Café; no reservations required. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road, Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275 | (440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services

Mentor Home Light Display
7580 Parker Dr., Mentor, OH 44060
FREE. The synchronized lights play every half-hour.


Lorain County Holiday Lights

Lorain County MetroparksGift of Lights
Dates:  November 21, 2016 thru January 31, 2017
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.

Dates: November 28 – December 31
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
Dates:  November 18 – December 31, 2016
Times: Sun-Thurs 3-8 pm, Fri-Sat 3-9 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)
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
Date:  Friday, December 2, 2016
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
Dates: Sunday, December 4-Saturday, January 14, 6:00-10:00pm
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
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-4, 10-11, & 17-18
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
Dates:  Fridays, December 9 & 16, 8:00pm and Saturdays, December 10 & 17, 8:00pm
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.
Times: Friday and Saturday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Sunday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Also open weeknights Dec. 16th through Dec. 19th and Dec. 23rd through Dec. 26th: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Admission: $7 per car; $15 per 15 passenger bus; $50 per bus
CASH ONLY PLEASE (Enter at Smith Rd. entrance)

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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