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Spend the Holidays in Butler County

Drive-Thru Light Shows

Christmas Glow 

Celebrate the holidays at The Christmas Glow located at Land of Illusion. A mile and a half drive-thru event with more than 3 million lights. Hop out of the car and experience the Christmas Village where you can visit Santa at his workshop, the Christmas Café, the Christmas Gift Shop, or huddle around the fire to keep warm with the family.

Photo courtesy of Land of Illusion's Facebook page

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Jump in the car with friends and family to take a trip around this magical wonderland! Drive thru the 2-mile award winning event at Pyramid Hill and see the monumental sculptures glowing with holiday spirit!


Light Up Middletown 

Open every night Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve! Celebrating their 20th year, Light Up Middletown is a drive-thru light display in the 100-acre Smith Park. Admission is by donation, drop off donations in the box at the entrance gate. Come during the weekends and get a visit from Santa!

Photo courtesy of Light Up Middletown's Facebook page

Holiday Activities

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction

Make this your new family tradition! Don’t miss the “Main Street Holiday Trains” showcase at the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display. Take a trip to the North Pole and see the reindeer in their stables and the elves in the workshop. Stop by to see Mrs. Claus in her kitchen for a freshly made cookie before visiting Santa in his study. This is the perfect place to take the kiddos for a fun filled day celebrating the holidays!


Paint and Sip 

Take a night out with the girls! Visit Pinot’s Palette for a fun experience combining social drinking with painting! Follow along with the artist as you recreate the featured painting. Go online to see which featured holiday painting you would like to do and reserve your spot!

Photo courtesy of Pinot Palette's Facebook page

Paint with Santa 

Painting with the kids never sounded so fun! Santa and his elves are visiting You’re Fired to spend time with kids while they paint a plate and ornament. Whether they choose to follow along with the design or make their very own creation they’ll be sure to have a splendid time! All photos taken will be posted to You’re Fired’s Facebook where you can save and print them! Go online now to reserve your spot for one of the dates available. 

Photo courtesy of You're Fired's Facebook page

Skate with Santa 

Spend the day spinning around the ice rank at Miami Oxford’s Goggin Ice Center. Don’t miss out on meeting Santa and enjoying the Holiday spirit on December 21st from 3:00-5:00pm! Admission is $7.50 and includes FREE skate rental!

Photo courtesy of Goggin Ice Center's Facebook page

Holiday Events


Catch the authentic German Christmas while it’s making its way to Hamilton, December 6th-8th. With vendors serving German food, wares, and toys you'll be sure to have all the great German traditions. Watch as your kids embark on the Children Lantern Parade thru Downtown Hamilton. 

Photo courtesy of Christkindlmarkt's Facebook page

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come visit Liberty Center while they have their 5th annual Holiday Parade. A full day event starting off with “Silver Saturday” promotions, classic holiday movies in the Living Room, activities, reindeer encounter, and more all before the parade even starts! Finish off the night with the official tree lighting ceremony!

Photo courtesy of Liberty Center's Facebook page

German Village Christmas Walk

Mark your calendars for the 28th annual Christmas Walk on December 1st from noon-5pm. Visit the Historic District of German Village in Hamilton to enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, crafts of all kinds, music, food and carolers. Many of the German Village building doors will be open to celebrate the holidays for this unique Christmas event.

Photo courtesy of German Village Christmas Walk's Facebook page

Santa Parade 

Floats and Characters come down the street escorting Santa himself into Downtown Middletown! It’s not just a parade but a performance! Visit with Santa at Governor’s Square following the parade. Come join them on November 30th at 4pm!

Photo courtesy of Santa Parade's Facebook page

Holiday Theatre Shows

Disney’s Frozen, Jr.

Performing Arts Academy is bringing everyone’s favorite sisters to the stage. Journey along with Anna and Elsa as they face danger, thereby discovering their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. Loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR., is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Photo courtesy of Performing Arts Academy's Facebook page

The Nutcracker

Visit the Fairfield Community Arts Center to see Miami Valley Ballet Theatre perform this classic musical. Watch as Clara and her magical Nutcracker experience an enchanting Christmas Eve! Stop by the Fairfield Community Arts Center as tickets go on sale November 4 and sell out quick! 

Photo courtesy of Fairfield Community Arts Center's Facebook page

Holidays in the Highlands

Stroll the Highlands Historic District this holiday season during their popular historic home tour on December 8th from 4-8PM. Enjoy holiday treats as you take in the sights and sounds of the season! Be sure to purchase your tickets at Swire Inn.

Photo courtesy of Holiday in the Highlands Eventbrite page 

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