It’s the sparkliest time of year! Time for holiday light displays to start popping up across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. How can you not feel the holiday spirit when looking at all of the twinkling strands of lights and creativity someone has put into a light display? It’s made solely for the purpose of bringing others joy. We’re so very fortunate for having some wonderful displays out and about right here in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Here’s our 2014 Holiday Light Display list:
The Christmas Ranch – Morrow
November 28, 2014 — December 31, 2014
Sunday through Thursday – 5PM to 9PM and Friday and Saturday – 5PM to 10PM
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Admission: $15 per vehicle
3205 S. Waynesville Road in Morrow, Ohio 45152
“May the spirit of Christmas remain in your heart throughout the year!
A whimsical place with 1 million dancing Christmas Lights synchronized to holiday music. Truly an old fashioned family experience. In addition to the lights, stroll through six Christmas Shops, enjoy treats from Santa’s Bakery and Cafe and enjoy Train & Wagon Rides. Photos with Santa available week nights and Sundays 5PM till 9PM, Friday and Saturday 5PM till a bit later. Complete details with pricing information is available on The Christmas Ranch website. You can also find a FFC review of the Christmas Ranch here. (COUPON: Save $2 off )
Holiday in Lights – Sharon Woods
November 21- December 31, 2014
Friday, November 21st to Wednesday, December 31st.
Sunday-Thursday 6PM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 6PM-10PM.
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
“One of Cincinnati’s most celebrated holiday events returns to Sharon Woods! Holiday in Lights brings together the magic and wonder of the season, with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday cheer! Visitors will enjoy a mile of festive light displays that wind through wooded hills in Sharon Woods…all from the warmth of their car. ”
Admission is $13.00 per car or $45.00 for buses or vans with more than 15 passengers. (Download a $2 off coupon.)
While you’re there, be sure to park your car by the Sharon Centre and head in to check out Santaland:
November 21st to 23rd, and November 28th-December 23rd.
Hours: 6 to 9PM Sunday through Thursday, and from 6 to 10PM on Friday and Saturday. There is no additional admission fee to visit Santaland.
“Visitors can venture out of their cars and warm up with a cup of their favorite holiday beverage inside Santaland and enjoy entertainment provided throughout the week. The Dickens Carolers stroll throughout Santaland on the weekend nights singing traditional holiday melodies. Santa’s Confectionaries have holiday baked goods and candies available, and the Nature’s Niche Gift Shop is open for holiday shopping. Also featured is a holiday train display and photos with Santa starting at $6.75.”
PNC Festival of Lights – Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
November 22, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Sunday – Thursday – 5PM – 9PM, Friday & Saturday – 5PM – 10PM
Closed Thanksgiving (open during the day), Christmas Eve (open during the day) and Christmas Day (closed all day).
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
- NEW Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake
- S’mores-N-More location by the Skyline Stand in Vine Street Village and near the 4-D Theater
- Madcap Black-Light Puppet Show
- Santa (through 12/23)
- Strolling entertainment
- Themed areas
- North Polar Express Train Ride
- Fairyland – find the 5 hidden fairies
- Holiday Post Office
- Visits with Mrs. Claus
Get 1/2 off admission to PNC Festival of Lights on Mon.-Wed. through December 10. Coupons are available at participating Skyline Chili locations starting Nov 10. Price is included with your general admission.
Holiday Lights on the Hill – Hamilton
Friday, November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Monday-Thursday 6-9PM and Friday-Sunday 6-10PM
Admission (per carload-limit 8 passengers per van):
Monday-Thursday $20, Friday-Sunday $25
Pack the family up and enjoy this drive through light display
featuring more than 1 million lights!
Light Up Middletown – Smith Park, Middletown
Thanksgiving 2014 through New Year’s Eve 2014
Hours: 6-10PM; Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Friday & Saturday 7-9PM thru Dec 20; Open all holidays
Guests set their own price for admission.
Smith Park is located on Tytus Avenue just off Verity Parkway (SR4). The park is adjacent to Middletown Regional Airport.
“Enter through the tunnel of lights to enjoy a sparkling fantasyland. Light up Middletown is a driving tour through a 100 acre park. Several themed displays include a floating Sea Serpent in the reflecting lake, Santa’s Workshop, American Flag, Penguin Village, Deer Leaping Over the Roadway, Helicopter, Whales and much more – all with thousands of twinkling animated lights. The fun expands every year. This year, an addition loop with the 12 days of Christmas displays will add even more delight.”
Light Up the Levee – Newport on the Levee
Shows begin every evening at 6:10PM and last until 11:50PM
Christmas Town – Creation Museum – Petersburg, KY
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd., Petersburg, KY 41080
“Featuring a free live nativity and dazzling lights, Christmas Town is becoming an annual tradition for families all across the region.”
Garden of Lights – Walk through the museum gardens as you view the most spectacular display in the tri-state area.”
Call (888) 582-4253 ext. 355 for more info.