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A Carillon Christmas in Dayton | through Dec. 30

A Carillon Christmas at Carillon Historical Park features the Tree of Light, miniature train rides and model train displays, visits with Santa, Candy Cane Slopes, concerts, a Christmas Café, puppet shows, food and more. Takes place from 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $10 for 3-17. LEARN MORE

The Christmas Glow at Land of Illusion in Middletown | through Dec. 30

More than 3.8 million lights and decorations line a 2-mile Christmas Around the World drive-thru experience, including a 45-foot Christmas tree. Also visit Christmas Village, Santa’s Workshop (for photos) and a gift shop. The lights are closed Nov. 28-30 and Christmas Day. Tickets are $12. LEARN MORE

Yuletide Village Season of Lights in Harveysburg | through Dec. 16

This light display takes place at the grounds of the Renaissance Festival and is described as “A Glowing 16th Century Yuletide Village.” It is open 5-9 p.m. on Fridays and 3-9 p.m. Saturdays, with food service available at 5 p.m. Tickets are required. LEARN MORE

Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill | through Jan. 1
See 4 million lights illuminating the mill, gorge, riverbanks, trees and bridges at Clifton Mill (plus a 100-foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights) from 6-9 p.m. nightly at 75 Water St. and 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 24-25. Admission also includes access to a miniature village, a Santa Claus museum, a toy collection and a spectacular synchronized lights and music show that features the old covered bridge on the property. Admission is $10 Monday-Wednesday and $15 Thursday through Sunday for all guests 4 and older. LEARN MORE

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Friday-Sunday through Dec. 23
Be transported into a winter wonderland featuring tens of thousands of lights. This 1.25-mile driving tour takes you through the woods, down charming farm lanes and past the historic Knoop Homestead aglow with lights. Open weekends, plus the week before Christmas, from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per car. LEARN MORE

ParkLights at Caesar Ford Park in Xenia | daily through Dec. 31

You’ll wind your way through a Winter Wonderland, North Pole Car Show, Winter Farm, and Festive Festival, then wave to Santa at the North Pole. The event is open every night from 6-9 p.m. and is free. LEARN MORE

Dynamite Dreams 4th Annual Toy Drive and Christmas Light Display in Eaton | daily through Dec. 24

Bring a new toy and enjoy the lights. Toys will be given to Home Is The Foundation for families in need.  View the lights from 6-9 p.m., weather permitting, at 7495 St. Rt. 122 West. LEARN MORE


Tipp City Park Holiday Tree Lighting | daily through Dec. 31

Visit City Park to see a variety of Christmas trees decorated for the season, then embark on Tipp City Lights Driving Tour (see below & above). It is free. LEARN MORE


Tipp Monroe Community Services Tipp City Lights Driving Tour | daily through Dec. 25

Stop by the TMCS office for a map or use their online version to tour dozens of elaborate Christmas light displays at private homes in Tipp City and Monroe Township. Vote for your favorite. LEARN MORE

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West Liberty Village Christmas Lights Contest & Viewing | Dec. 13
Residents in West Liberty and the surrounding countryside decorate their homes and residents and visitors view them and vote for their favorite. LEARN MORE

Date Night Series “Sweetheart Stroll” in Troy | Dec. 14
Register in advance ($5 per couple) to enjoy a Sweetheart Stroll at Lost Creek Reserve, east of Troy, home to the Holiday Lights display. Times are available at 6, 7 or 8 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.


BMI’s Free Christmas Laser Light Show in Versailles | Dec. 15-23
See one of three shows of laser lights set to Christmas-inspired music at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Show last about an hour. Donations are appreciated. LEARN MORE

Village Christmas Property Decorating Contest in Pleasant Hill | Dec. 17

Village and township residents can pick up a voting ballot in the library parking lot and then vote for the most creative, best light decorations and overall appearance at local homes and properties. Judging takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. and winners are announced in town at 8 p.m. with refreshments.

Winter Solstice (Luminary Lit) Hike in Beavercreek | Dec. 21

Follow the soft glow of luminaries and enjoy the calmness of the woods in winter on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available for those participating in the hike. This is a self-guided hike that can be taken between 7-9 p.m. at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Rd. LEARN MORE

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