Holiday Light Guide

Nothing says holiday season like seeing thousands of lights strung onto trees, buildings, houses—you name it. From shop windows to your neighbors’ roofs, everywhere you go it’s enough to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. If you’re wondering where to see some great holiday lights in Ohio, read on; you’ve come to the right place. Grab a hat and some hot cocoa to keep you warm, hop in an Uber, and take in the holiday magic!


Wildlights, November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017 

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a favorite holiday tradition. With millions of twinkling lights, the zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland equipped with family-friendly activities, ice-skating, and more. Not to mention you can visit with Santa Claus and even see some of the animals after dark.

Grand Illumination, December 2, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Take a walk along the water in downtown Columbus and enjoy hundreds of thousands of LED lights that will light up Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile. To kick off the event, there will be plenty of activities that will benefit local charities as well as an appearance by Santa. Although the activities are one night only, the lights can be enjoyed into the new year.

Village Lights, December 4, 2016

Yearning for that old holiday feel? This is the one for you. You can explore the historic streets of German Village, shop, or even stop in restaurants that are open late with holiday treats, discounts and special offers. Enjoy live holiday music, carolers, and even drop letters to Santa at Schiller Park. Don’t miss out on this one-night event.


PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo, November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Voted #1 zoo lights in the country by USA Today, these lights won’t disappoint. In addition to the 2.5 million LED lights, there are a variety of activities to enjoy such as making s’mores, special light shows, or visiting with Santa. 34 years and counting—we’d call them holiday light experts.

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods, November 18, 2016 – December 31, 2016

An established Cincinnati tradition for over 20 years, the displays of multi-colored lights decorating the woods is a sight to see. With over a mile of lights, if you weren’t in the holiday spirit when you arrive, you surely will be by the time you leave.

Christmas Nights of Lights, November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017 

If you love Coney Island, you’re going to love it even more. In its inaugural year, this light display features two miles of Christmas lights and light shows consisting of over one million LED lights that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s open every night through January—even on the holidays! To top it off, a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.


Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights, November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Nestled in Strongsville, houses light up Crown Point Parkway for one of the best neighborhood light displays in Cleveland. With over 32,000 lights, a moving train and merry-go-round, it’s fun for the whole family. Did we mention that it’s a free event?

Public Square Christmas Light Display, November 26, 2016 – December 24, 2016

The center of Cleveland lights up the night to spread holiday cheer—and you don’t have to wander far from the city. Located in the heart of downtown, experience this incredible light display with free horse and carriage rides, holiday shopping, and more.

Happy holidays!

Uber Ohio

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