It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a visit to a couple enchanting light shows. Here is a list of Central Ohio holiday light exhibits for you and your family to enjoy this season!
Wildlights at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
November 15, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Sundays – Thursdays 5pm – 9pm
Fridays & Saturdays 5pm – 10pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
Regular Admission Rates Apply, Free to Zoo & Aquarium Members
Located at 4850 W. Powell Rd. Powell, Ohio 43065
Enjoy millions of LED lights, watch animated musical light shows, and visit Santa and his reindeer!
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival
November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Open Daily 5:30pm – 10pm
Special Performances Tues. – Sun. 5:30pm – 10pm
$17/adult; $12/child 2-17; $14/senior or military; and Free for children 2 years old and under
Located at the Ohio Expo Center(Natural Resources Park)
Exquisite lanterns, amazing performances, and wonderful exhibits highlighting the Chinese culture!
Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights – Drive Thru Light Show
November 16, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm
$20/car Sunday – Thursday; $30/car on Fridays and Saturdays
Located at 3311 South Old State Rd. Delaware, Ohio 43015
Drive Thru the Alum Creek light display and enjoy free cookies and cocoa at Santa’s house!
Columbus Commons Holiday Lights
November 21, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Open Nightly from Dusk – 11pm
Parking Garages Located at 55 East Rich Street and 191 South Third Street
See more than 320,000 LED lights in the park, visit Santa at the Lazarus Center, and stroll the Scioto mile to view even more holiday lights!
Gardens Aglow at the Conservatory
December 1, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Open Nightly from 10am – 9pm
$18/adult; $15/senior; $11/child 3-17; and Free for children 3 and under
Located at 1777 East Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43203
Enjoy live entertainment, a gingerbread contest, and some special family fun days!
Easton Town Center
November 16, 2018 is the tree lighting kickoff but lights remain throughout the holiday season.
Daily from 10am – 10pm
Easton Town Center
Enjoy Christmas lights while taking a lovely carriage ride, and view the 50-ft Christmas tree and outdoor train display! Live music can be heard on certain nights, kids can get a photo with Santa, and you can get all of your holiday shopping done.
Christmas Ranch in Morrow, Ohio
November 16, 2018 – December 23, 2019
Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm
(Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas)
Located about 1 hour 15 min SW of Columbus at 3205 S. Waynesville Rd. Morrow, Ohio 45152
Stroll through an enchanting Christmas Village with over 1 million dancing lights, shop for some holiday goodies in the 6 Holiday stores, grab a treat in Santa’s bakery, take a special train or wagon ride with the family, and so much more!
Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill
November 23, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Open Nightly from 5pm – 9pm (Closes at 8pm on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years Eve)
$10/person ages 6+; Free for kids 6 and under
Located 40 miles Southwest of Columbus at 75 Water St. Clifton, Ohio 45316
With over 3.5 million lights, a Santa Museum, an outdoor miniature village, and an extensive toy collection, you will love exploring this historic town over the holiday!