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 and tree lighting ceremonies 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. Millions of sparkling lights glow amongst the monumental sculptures. The lights will be extra bright this year with a brand-new light display from the creatives behind BLINK.


Event Details:

Where: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton

When: November 16 – January 1 | Monday – Thursday 6 - 9PM / Friday – Sunday 6 - 10PM

Cost: Monday – Thurs $20; Friday – Sunday $25 (Per carload). Members $15 everyday.

Holiday Lights on the Hill



Join the Liberty Center for their annual holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony. Santa will be making his grand entrance in the Living Room at 8 PM. Horse-drawn carriage rides will take off from the Park after the tree lighting. Take your own candid picture or purchase a 5x7 for only $5.

Event Details:

Where: The Park – Liberty Center in Liberty Township

When: November 17, Parade and Tree Lighting begins at 6PM.

Cost: Free

Liberty Center Tree

Photo: Toddy Joyce / Liberty Center



Embrace the holiday season in downtown Hamilton. Gather outside the Butler County Courthouse to view the spectacular tree lighting. You’ll be able to visit with Santa and give him your wish list; hopefully you’ve been nice this year! Enjoy face painting, horse-drawn carriage rides and live reindeer on display!

Event Details:

Where: Downtown Hamilton – Outside the Butler County Courthouse

When:  November 18, 5 - 7:30PM.

Cost: Free

BC Courthouse

Photo: Facebook - Hamilton Welcomes the Holidays



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.  

Event Details:

Where: Smith Park in Middletown

When: November 22 – December 31, 6-10PM

Santa & Mrs. Claus Friday & Saturday 7-9PM through December 23

Cost: Admission by cash donation – You set the price.

Light up Middletown



Ring in the holiday season in Fairfield! This annual tree lighting offers a large variety of activities for the whole family. Shop the holiday market for gifts, enjoy a performance by Yuletide Brass and caroling by the Fairfield Choraliers. You'll have the opportunity to meet Santa as well! The finale of Light Up Fairfield is the official tree lighting ceremony on the Village Green.

Event Details:

Where: Village Green Park in Fairfield

When: December 1 | 1 - 6PM

Cost: Free



This day-long celebration is holiday fun for the whole family! The day begins with a craft fair at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Enjoy live musical entertainment from 5-9PM. Don't miss your meet and greet with Santa! He will be available for photos 6:30 - 8:30PM. The entertainment continues into the evening at Uptown Parks. Finish off the evening by taking a whirl around the ice skating rink or taking a free carriage ride around the Uptown District!

Event Details:

Where: Oxford Community Arts Center and Uptown Parks

When: December 1, 9AM – 9PM

Cost: Free

Oxford Holiday Festival



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 holiday light display 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.

Event Details:

Where: Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park

When: November 21 - December 31 | Sun-Thurs 6-10PM Fri-Sat 6-11PM

Cost: $16


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?

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