COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Drive, walk, or wander – there is a display of Christmas lights in Columbus and the surrounding area that will fit your budget.
Grab your mittens and a mug of your favorite hot drink, and head out for some winter cheer at the neighborhood lights. Or choose a drive-through event with ticket.
Columbus neighborhood light displays:
Chafins Family Light Show: 1094 Carnoustie Circle, Grove City 43123. 6 pm-9pm
Christmas Tree House: 2013 Bellflower Court, Grove City. Illuminated tree 30 â², gifts, bear, cart, nursery.
Dazzling Christmas lights: 649 Old Coach Road, Westerville, 43081. Every evening from 6 pm to 10 pm and until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sync with 90.1 FM car radio. Christmas lights dancing to music in this Westerville neighborhood.
Harmon House: 3192 Menzola Drive, Columbus, 43228. One hour loop display from 5:30 pm to 10 pm until January 1st. Tune in to 89.3 FM.
Glenross Lights: Ohio’s largest free choreographed light show. The salon now includes the Glenross, Glenross North, Braumiller and Dornoch Estates subdivisions, located between US 23 and South Old State Rd.
Making spirits bright (from December 11): 3112 Melbury Drive, Columbus, 43221 at Hilliard. First introduced in 2011. Flying reindeer, nursery, Christmas showcase toy store.
Reed Road Carnival of Lights: 4460 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, 43220. 5:00 pm to midnight, through New Years.
Lights around Schiller Park: 1069 Jaeger St., Columbus 43206. Walk the perimeter of Schiller Park and enjoy the Christmas displays on the houses. Then go up 3rd street to enjoy the lights of the German village. Stopped at Winans for hot chocolate and coffee, Valters at the Maenerchor for a hot toddy and food, or cream puffs Schmidt’s Sausage Haus.
Taunton Way Lights: 5023 Taunton Way, Columbus, 43228.
Westbrook Village Drive: Canned Food Donation. Several houses coordinating a Christmas light display.
Free professional displays:
Columbus Commons, Scioto Mile, City Hall: To free. Lights until January 15. Columbus Commons features over 100,000 multi-colored lights on 127 trees, four holiday exhibits, a holiday tree on the Grand Lawn, and a 15-foot fountain of light at the entrance to High Street. Stop by the Columbus Commons Holiday Fair December 16-18 for rides, activities, tours with Santa Claus, and tons of family entertainment.
State Auto Christmas Corner, 518 East Broad St.: The State Auto Christmas Corner, including its historic life-size Nativity Display, is back at 518 E. Broad! Unfortunately, due to renovations to the State Auto campus, hot chocolate will not be available this year. Face coverings and appropriate physical distancing will be required of all guests. Check the website for choir times and schedules. Bring your own hot chocolate this year and face coverings are mandatory.
Paid professional displays:
Columbus Zoo: Wildlights until January 2 from 5 p.m. until closing. Check the website for times, dates and ticket prices.
Aglow Conservatory: Until January 9. Visitor favorites like the Musical Light Show and the Gingerbread House return to accompany all-new light shows, including a reimagined collection of topiaries. Artists and musicians will perform in the gardens on some evenings to enhance the experience.
Christmas village, Season of Lights is open until December 18 on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This year’s exhibit features themed lighted areas ranging from Rivers of Lights and the colorful Gum Drop Alley to the Magical Exhibition on the Brave Berlin Jousting Ground. Meet up with Woodland Santa or haggle with Krampus to get off the villain list. Shops, hot food and drinks, and cozy fireplaces can be found throughout the village
For the first time, Yuletide Village, Season of Lights is part of the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail, a compilation of the state’s most impressive light exhibits curated by Ohio. This year’s Holiday Lights Trail features 43 locations across Ohio.
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