Woodland Lights at a Glance

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Walk the Path to Holiday Fun!

Woodland Lights offers a fantasyland of holiday lights and displays along a half-mile wooded path. The month-long festival enters its 23rd season with more lights, more vignettes, and the same winter whimsy that enchants thousands of visitors every year.

December 4 - December 30, 2015
6 - 9 pm Nightly
Closed Dec. 24 & 25

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Woodland Lights Brings a Month of Magic to Countryside Park

Lights, Santa, action! .... Woodland Lights returns for its 23nd season with the traditional lights and sights people have come to love and a full month loaded with holiday activities.

The nightly festival 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.

This year, every night includes kid-size amusement rides, costumed characters, live animals and our new Grinch World experience. Bonfires, food trucks and other concessions also are offered nightly.

Revolving activities include Puppets by Zoot Theatre Company, carriage rides, Kids Party in the Park, and entertainment by a variety of local arts groups. Add to that Pet Nights, a Star Wars Weekend and meet the Grinch Nights after Christmas!

A Warm and Inviting Place to Visit with Santa Claus

Santa Claus and his elves arrive at Woodland Lights at 6 pm opening night, Dec. 4, atop a fire engine, with flashing lights and a siren. After that, Santa welcomes children to his cabin every night 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.

Contact Us
937-438-7985 or 937-433-0130


How to Find Woodland Lights

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Directions with GPS

895 Miamisburg Centerville Road; Dayton, OH 45459

Directions from North or South I-75

I-75, to I-675 North (Exit #43), Right turn onto OH-725 (Exit #2) 1 mile to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Left side of the road)

Directions from Northbound OH-48 (If south of Centerville)

OH-48 North, left onto OH-725, 1.5 miles to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Right side of road)

Directions from Southbound OH-48 (If north of Centerville)

OH-48 South, right onto OH-725, 1.5 miles to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Right side of road)

Directions from the East

West to I-675 South, Left onto OH-48 (exit #4), right onto OH-725, 1.5 miles to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Right side of road)


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