Events & Festivals

Holiday Lights Come to Life this Winter

This holiday season as the sky turns dark, switches are flipped and the magic of millions of lights twinkle to life. 

Butler County, Ohio is home to award-winning light displays with BIG surprises. Plan a getaway of lights this winter that the whole family will enjoy.


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park turns into a magical winter wonderland right before your eyes.  Bring your family to this award-winning 2-mile drive-thru light display this holiday season. Over 1,000,000 sparkling lights glow amongst the monumental sculptures that are all created by both regional and national artists from everywhere!

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Event Details:

When: November 17, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | Tuesday through Thursday, 6PM - 9PM, Friday through Sunday, 6PM - 10PM

Closed Mondays

Where: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum 

Admission: $25 per carload for non-members | $15 per carload for members

Free admission for Hamilton residents (45011, 45013, & 45015 zip codes, with valid drivers license, utility bill, or government issued ID) on Tuesday nights 


Embrace the holiday season in downtown Hamilton with the Holly Jolly Hamilton events! Hamilton has put together a grand schedule of holiday events throughout November and December. There's a lot too look forward to all season long for kids and adults— from Reindeer Games to at home activity kits, Santa sightings to holiday lights, and all kinds of festive fun in between. Check out the link below for the full schedule of Holly Jolly events. 

Holly Jolly Hamilton

Event Details:

When: November 3, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Admission: Free

Where: All throughout Hamilton


Celebrating 22 years is the iconic Light Up Middletown! Your journey through Light Up Middletown begins with a tunnel of lights. This driving tour fantasyland has an abundance of themed areas. You’ll come across a floating sea serpent in the lake, Santa’s workshop and sleigh, a penguin village and more. Deer leap over the road and there are surprises around each turn. Light Up Middletown's mission is to raise funds for improvement on Middletown City Parks and to create a beautiful holiday event that everybody can enjoy!

Light up Middletown

Event Details:

When: November 24 - December 31, 2023 | 6PM - 10PM

Admission: By cash donation – You set the price

Where: Smith Park in Middletown   


Fairfield is proud to welcome you to celebrate the holiday season with the second year of Fairfield Parade of Lights! This will be a drive-thru parade! This drive-thru parade will celebrate the community and all of the local businesses! The illuminated floats will stage at Harbin Park so come on out for a great time!

Fairfield Parade of Lights

Photo Credit : City of Fairfield, Ohio 

Event Details:

When: November 18, 2023 | 5PM - 7PM

Admission: Free

Where: Village Green Park in Fairfield


The popular haunted house and scream park is taking a break from the spookier side and showing off their holiday cheer this season with a Christmas Glow and Christmas Village. Drive through this beautiful 2-mile long holiday light display featuring over 3.8 million lights and spot amazing landmarks from across the world from the comfort of your car. Visit Big Ben, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and more! When you're done traveling the world, head to the Christmas Village and warm up by the fire pit.

Land of Illusion Holiday Lights

Photo Credit :  Land of Illusion

Event Details:

When: November 22 - December 30, 2023 | 6PM - 10PM

Closed on Christmas Day

Admission: $12 / person 

Where: Land of Illusion Scream Park


Twinkle lights will soon be adorning the trees lining either side of High Street, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season is upon us and winter is around the corner in Oxford, Ohio!

Oxford Ohio Holiday Lights

Event Details:

When: December 3, 2023 | 9AM - 8:30PM

Where: Oxford Community Arts Center, Uptown Parks Oxford


For a full list of holiday themed events visit our Events Calendar.

Millions of magnificent lights that can all be experienced in just one destination. Ready to visit Butler County Ohio’s award-winning holiday light displays?