Updated for 2017 by Jaysen Barlow, 12/14/2017
Looking for a spot to take in the best Christmas light displays this Holiday season? If you're trying to impress the kids, or that special someone, we've got you covered. Here are the top Christmas Light displays in Columbus, & Central Ohio, updated for 2017!
Drop a letter to Santa at City Hall, Walk the Scioto Mile Promenade to Bicentennial Park and hang out with Santa. Between City Hall, Bicentennial Park, the Scioto Mile Promenade (and the fountain) - hundreds of thousands of LED lights will be on display - including the light show at the Scioto Mile.
Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
The 24th year for this local display features eco-friendly LED lights, choirs throughout, Holiday light show and a Polar Express train ride.
Kids $11, Adults $15
Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights
This drive-thru light show turns 14 years old this season - enjoy a hot chocolate and free cookies at the Santa House (3190 South Old State Rd. Delaware, OH 43015)
Weekdays $15, Weekends $20
Winter Wonderland at Creekside Park
The Creekside Park in Gahanna gets dressed up with lights all over the park all December long.
Go back in time and experience an old school candle-lighting ceremony at historic Roscoe Village. If you miss those 3 dates, check out their website for more Christmas activities.
Students $5, Adults $10
A nominee for 2014 USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Award Contest - over 3.5 million lights illuminate the mill, riverbanks, gorge and bridges - plus a light show at the Old Covered Bridge. Located 9 miles south of Springfield, Ohio
Kids Free, Adults $10
Located at the Franklin Park Conservatory, come and check out elegant poinsettias, seasonal foliage and lights enhanced by mid-century modern design elements. Enjoy a trio of brilliant ornament trees, a Paul Busse model garden railway and an array of family activities plus special entertainment.
Kids $7, Adults $14
The Christmas Ranch
Billed as "an old fashioned family experience" and featuring over 1 million dancing lights, bakery's, shops and pictures with Santa - this one may be worth the drive - located North of Cincinnati in Morrow, Ohio.
Weeknight $15, Weekend $20
Bonus: Segaway Holiday Lights Tour
Trying to get outside the box? Take a Segway Tour of the Scioto Mile, Arena District, Union Train Station Arch and more. Enjoy holiday music while you ride and take in the Columbus skyline on a winter night. These tours last about 1.5 hours (including training)
Do you know of a great spot that we missed? Do your neighbors have music coordinated to their light show? Let us know where to find more awesome Christmas light displays around Central Ohio in the comments below, and we'll add it to our map!