Woodland Lights 2016 Brings a Month of Magic to Countryside Park Lights, Santa, action! .... Woodland Lights returns for a 24th season with the traditional lights and sights people have come to love [...]
Woodland Lights 2016 Brings a Month of Magic to Countryside Park
Lights, Santa, action! …. Woodland Lights returns for a 24th season with the traditional lights and sights people have come to love and a month loaded with holiday activities. The Miami Valley’s most beloved lighting festival now opens a week early — on the Friday after Thanksgiving, when friends and family are gathered to kick off the holiday season.
Woodland Lights offers the beauty of lights sparkling along a half-mile wooded path and reflecting against a woodland pond, plus a view of whimsical characters and illuminated critters preparing for the holidays. Every night until Christmas, kids can visit Santa Claus in his historic log cabin.
New this year is a laser light show, tunnel of lights, and a trackless train ride presented in partnership with Carillon Historical Park.
Every night features kid-size amusement rides, costumed characters, live animals, our Grinch World experience, bonfires and concessions. Revolving activities include carriage rides, Kids Party in the Park, train rides for kids, free Friday movies at Rec West, and entertainment by local arts groups. Add to that Pet Nights, a Star Wars Weekend, and a visit from Buddy the Elf with cast members from Elf The Musical JR.!
A Warm and Inviting Place to Visit with Santa Claus
Opening night … Santa Claus arrives at Woodland Lights at 6 pm opening night, Nov. 25, atop the Carillon Polar Express.
Every night … Santa welcomes children to his cabin nightly through December 23. Just walk down a sparkling path to an historic log cabin that’s decorated in lights and festooned with greenery. Everything about the log home is authentic — from the large beams overhead to the old limestone fireplace. A fire burns each night in a large hearth near Santa’s chair, greenery is draped across the mantle, and a holiday tree sits in the corner.The cabin offers an inviting, non-commercial alternative for visiting Santa.
Plan Your Visit
Check for nightly activities here.
There are dozens of ways to be jolly at Woodland Lights — whether you’re looking for loads of festivities, a walk with your dog, a live performance, or family activities.
Also find nightly updates on our Twitter feed and Facebook page.
937-438-7985 or 937-433-0130
Nov. 25 – Dec. 23
6 – 9 pm Nightly
$8 | Free for Ages 2 & under
NEW! Lights only Dec. 26-30 $4 | Free for Ages 2 & Under
November 25 (Friday) 6:00 pm - December 23 (Friday) 9:00 pm
Washington Township Recreation Center
895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. Dayton, OH 45459
Come join us at our 2nd annual Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace. We are at a new venue this year and very excited about it! Shop repurposed, shabby chic, vintage, fine [...]
Come join us at our 2nd annual Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace. We are at a new venue this year and very excited about it! Shop repurposed, shabby chic, vintage, fine art, jewelry, bath and body, home decor, primitive, country, and SO MUCH MORE! A one-of-a kind Santa will be visiting so bring your cameras and your kids! He’s pretty AMAZING! We even have a custom gingerbread house backdrop, which makes a perfect setting for pictures! Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free. Go to our website www.cloudshows.biz for a $1 off coupon. Can’t wait to see you there!
10 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 11 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St. Dayton, OH 45402
The Miami Valley Dance Company and Terre's Dance Workshop present The Nutcracker. Saturday, December 10th at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, December 11th at 3 p.m. at Bellbrook High [...]
The Miami Valley Dance Company and Terre’s Dance Workshop present The Nutcracker. Saturday, December 10th at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, December 11th at 3 p.m. at Bellbrook High School Theater. Join us for this affordable family friendly event. You will be delighted with the silly mice, proud soldiers, The Snow Queen, the Arabian princess, Dancing Flowers, and of course The Sugar Plum Fairy . The two matinees sell out every year. Please call 937-435-0503 to pre-order tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at Terre’s Dance Workshop on Kentshire in Kettering in the evenings during dance classes. Tickets are $15.00 each.
10 (Saturday) 3:00 pm - 11 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
Bellbrook High School Theater
3737 Upper Bellbrook Rd, Bellbrook, OH 45305
Terre Manning Miami Valley Dance Company
Ring in the New Year at the Kettering Recreation Complex! This fun, family-friendly evening will have something for everyone: a bounce house, ice skating, swimming, open gym, games and music. [...]
Ring in the New Year at the Kettering Recreation Complex! This fun, family-friendly evening will have something for everyone: a bounce house, ice skating, swimming, open gym, games and music. Admission is $5/participant or $15/family of four and includes snacks. Additional $2 for ice skate rental.
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kettering Recreation Complex
2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering OH 45420
City of Kettering