Tis the season for the best Christmas lights displays in Cincinnati!  We’ve searched far and wide, but these seven places have displays of Christmas lights that put you right in the middle of Winter Wonderlands.

Festival of Lights – Cincinnati Zoo

This is the 40th year for PNC’s Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo, transforming the zoo into a “Wild Wonderland”.   With over 4 million LED lights to enjoy and a spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, this year’s event is truly magical.

You can check out the animals and enjoy a blacklight puppet show too!

Location:  3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Hours:  Now – January 8, 2023, Sunday – Thursday 10am – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 10am – 10pm Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Price: Adults (13+) $18.50-$21.50, Children $9.50 – $15.50, Special discounts with EBT card, call for details.

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Night of Lights – Coney Island

Known as Cincinnati’s largest synchronized Christmas lights display, Night of Lights at Coney Island is a must for getting into the holiday spirit.

You’ll drive through and see over 2 million lights accompanied by awesome music that makes this a truly magical experience.  With glowing snowflakes and dancing candy canes, kids of all ages will be in awe.

Location: 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

Hours: Now – January 2, 2023, 6pm – 10pm, Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Price: Monday – Friday $25/vehicle (up to 8 people), Saturday – Sunday $30/vehicle (up to 8 people)

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Winterfest – Kings Island

Winterfest at Kings Island is a Cincinnati tradition with a whole slew of holiday fun for the family.  International Street is transformed into a Christmas delight with lights everywhere you look!  You can’t miss the giant Christmas tree that stands tall and proud, putting even the most “bah, humbug” grouch into the Christmas spirit.

Winterfest includes a lot more than just Christmas lights displays, too.  Bake cookies with Mrs. Claus, chill out in your own igloo, or take a fun ride down the snowy hill.

Location:  6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, Ohio 45034

Hours: Now – New Year’s Eve, 5pm – 10pm, Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Price: $29.99/per person

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Journey Borealis – Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Journey Borealis is a completely unique Christmas lights display at the famous Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park.  

You’ll drive through a “festive tradition of over one million lights and independent artist displays”, making this event an unforgettable experience just north of Cincinnati in Hamilton, Ohio.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is a beautiful scene and their lights display makes it spectacular.

Location:  1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Hours:  Now – January 1, 2023, Tuesday – Thursday 6pm – 9pm, Friday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm, Closed Mondays

Price: $25/vehicle for non-members, $20/vehicle for members, Hamilton residents get in FREE on Tuesdays (bring ID and utility bill)

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Christmas Glow – Land of Illusion

Land of Illusion in Middletown is open for it’s Christmas Glow event, now for it’s sixth year.  It may be new compared to the others but it’s a must-see for Christmas lights displays enthusiasts.

Christmas glow is a 2-mile drive through adventure with over 3.5 million lights to dazzle you.  Don’t forget to check out Santa’s workshop while you’re there then warm up at one of their gas fire pits.

Location:  8762 Thomas Road, Middletown, OH 45042

Hours:  Now – December 30th, 6pm – 10pm, Closed Christmas Day

Price:  $9/person

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Light Up Middletown – Smith Park

Celebrating 23 years, Light Up Middletown has a great Christmas Lights display that’s close to Cincinnati, and worth checking out.

Located at Smith Park, every donation goes towards improving and maintaining Middletown parks.  This is an affordable family outing and you’ll be giving back to the community as you enjoy their lights display.

Location: Tytus and Verity Parkway, 500 Tytus Avenue, Middletown, Ohio 45042

Hours:  Now through New Year’s Eve, 6pm – 10pm, Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Price:  Cash donation only, pay what you want at the gate.

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Holiday In Lights – Armco Park

If you’re looking for a Christmas lights display in Warren County, Holiday In Lights is sure to please the whole family.

This drive-through event has been running strong for over 32 years, produced by the Alleen Company.

You’ll be dazzled by over 1 million lights and 250 displays in this Christmas light extravaganza.  Special Effects glasses are available at the gate which will take your experience at Holiday in Lights to the next level.

Location: Armco Park in Warren County,  1223 OH-741, Lebanon, OH 45036

Hours: Now-December 30th, 6 PM-9 PM Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 PM-10 PM Friday & Saturday, Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Price: $20 per vehicle, coupons available on Holiday In Lights website

Conclusion – 7 Best Christmas Lights Displays In Cincinnati 2022

There you have it!  You still have plenty of time to check out these Cincinnati Christmas lights displays.  No matter which you choose to visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Have you been to any of these Christmas light displays in the past?  Do you know of other events that should be included on this list?  Leave your answers in the comments section below.  Please share this post with your friends that might enjoy one of these light displays.