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Northeast Ohio Holiday Light Displays


Toy Factory at Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

Toy Factory at Blossom Holiday Lighting Festival

(courtesy of Live Nation) Cleveland Winterfest

Cleveland Winterfest

(courtesy of travelcleveland.com) Nela Park holiday lights display, Cleveland Ohio

Nela Park holiday lights display

(© Cetta Sole Hartman/used with permission)

From downtown Cleveland's Public Square to Nela Park to Shaker Square, Northeast Ohio offers a wide range of festive holiday light displays. Discover a new one this year. (updated for 2013)
  • Public Square - The four quadrants for the "Square" come alive with thousands of lights, beginning November 30 (2013) at 630pm and lasting through January 31. Free.
  • Medina County Fair Holiday Fantasy - Drive through the Medina fairgrounds, transformed into a winter wonderland with 85 lighting displays; 710 W Smith Rd., Medina; November 29 through December 29 (2013). Cost: $7 per car.
  • Nela Park - A Cleveland holiday tradition since 1925, the GE facility at Nela Park puts up hundreds of thousands of lights along the Noble Road perimeter of their grounds each year, beginning in early December and lasting until New Years Day. Nela Park also manufactures the lights for the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC.
  • Sawmill Creek Festival of Lights - Fireland Festival of Lights; Route 2, Huron; Grand lighting November 24; lighting display is up from November 29 to December 31; 5pm - 10pm; free admission.
  • Akron's Holiday Fest Lighting Spectacular - Lock 3 Park - from November 29 - January 1. Lighting is on November 29 at 7pm; admission is free.
  • Stan Hywet Hall - Deck the Hall! - The Stan Hywet estate is surrounded by more than 200,000 holiday lights select evenings from November 29 until December 30, 5pm - 8pm; all estate tours $17.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art - Winter Lantern Festival - December 6 through late December; "Environment of Lights" displays around Wade Oval, plus lantern displays at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Lake Farmpark - Country Lights - November 29-December 1; December 3 - 23; from 445pm - 9pm; enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the park, trimmed with hundred of thousands of lights and a visit to Santa's workshop; Admission: adults $7, 2-11 $5, under 2 free. (Note: this event is sold out for 2013.)
  • Chagrin Falls Lighting of the Greens - November 23 - Triangle Park - 645pm; free
  • Ashtabula's Lights on the Lake - Lake Shore Park, Route 531 just east of the Ashtabula River; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day; 6pm - 930pm; $5 per vehicle

(Last updated 11-11-13)

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