Even if you missed the lighting ceremony in downtown Cleveland, Ohio the weekend after Thanksgiving, you can still enjoy a variety of Christmas lights throughout Northeast Ohio. Go see the display of lights with your friends and family during our unseasonably warm weather, or wait until the snow blankets Cleveland, either way the light shows are an inexpensive way to enjoy the holidays.
Whether you are taking kids in jammies through a drive through display, or heading out for a date night in Cleveland, Ohio, these Christmas displays will get you in the holiday spirit.
Public Squarein downtown Cleveland, Ohio is a free destination, full of thousands of lights. Head inside to Tower City to wam up and see more impressive holiday decorations. Lit from 6:30 on Thanksgiving weekend through January 31st.
Nela Park, a Cleveland, Ohio tradition this GE facility lights up throughout December. Nela Park takes care of the Washington DC Christmas tree each year so they must know their lights! Drive by the grounds on Noble Road to see the beautiful display.
Shaker Square holds their annual lighting ceremony the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but even if you missed this, you can drive through and see the lights until New Year’s. Located on the east side of Cleveland, it is a short drive that is well worth it. Come for the lights, stay for the quaint town.
Sawmill Creek Festival of Lights boasts free admission. Located on Route 2 in Huron, this display is open from 5pm – 10pm.
Medina County Fair Holiday Fantasyis a drive through lighting display that costs $7 a car. The fair grounds on 710 W.Smith Rd. Medina is transformed into a winter wonderland with 85 displays that you can slowly drive through. Open from 6-9pm.
Stan Hywet Hall, if you haven’t been to Stan Hywet during the holidays you are really in for a treat. The entire grounds are surrounded with over 200,000 lights in this spectacular display. Little pricier than the other trips, but this would make a great date night activity. Grand tours of the house and grounds are $16.
Akron Holiday Fest Lighting Spectacular, again, this is worth the drive…and it’s free! Head down to Lock 3 Park from November 26 till January 1st to enjoy the Christmas lights.
Lake Farmpark is a fun family destination or romantic date night. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the park to see thousands of lights. Located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd in Kirtland, it is less than an hour for most Clevelanders.
Cleveland Museum of Art has displays throughout Wade Oval. Deemed “Environment of Lights” the lantern display and Winter Lantern Festival runs from December 3-January 2nd.