Central Ohio Holiday Light Exhibits

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!

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