Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Nightly Information

Contact our Department

  • Recreation Department 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
  • Dayton, Ohio 45459 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0130 

A Festival of Activities!

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family in front of archEvery Night

  • Carriage Rides – Horses take visitors on a nostalgic tour of the park and off the beaten path. Rides are offered every evening of the event except December 7.
  • Santa Claus – Santa and his trusty elf welcome children to an historic log cabin decorated in lights, festooned with greenery, and warmed by a fire that burns bright in a large hearth.
  • Live Animals – Visit with Santa's reindeer and give them tasty treats!.
  • Festival Food – Pretzels, hot cocoa, funnel cakes, bourbon chicken, homemade chicken and noodles, and more!
  • Amusement Rides - We have rides for all ages! Older kids and the young at heart will have a blast on the strawberry ride, the mini-Himalaya, and the giant slide! Please note that some of the rides have height requirements.

Revolving

Costumed Characters - You never know who might show up on any night of Woodland Lights -- Mickey, Minnie, Olaf, or even the Grinch himself!

Mondays -Thursdays

Flash Your ID for a Discount -- Flash your Military ID, Golden Buckeye Card, Recreation Pass or Enrichment Center pass at the gate to receive $1 off a single admission. The Flash Your ID Discount is not available for online purchases.

Special Nights at the Lights

November 22 – Opening Night
Countryside Park lights up with a festival of activities every night! Santa Claus arrives at 6 pm and welcomes children to his cozy cabin. It's a perfect photo-op for parents, so bring your camera or smart phone!

Dec. 6 - Dec. 8 – Junior Claus Christmas Combo
December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 - Combine holiday fun with a children's performance at Town Hall Theatre. Bring your ticket from the production of Junior Claus to Woodland Lights and receive a half-price Woodland Lights ticket. That's $4.50 off admission! Must see the show on the same day as visiting Woodland Lights. Purchase tickets at townhalltheatre.org. 

December 7 - Train Night
Back by popular demand - instead of carriage rides, we will have a live train taking guests around the park to view the lights! You won't want to miss this special night. ALLL ABOOOARD!

SantaDecember 10 – Pet Night with SICSA
Bring your family's best friend with you to walk the path!  Doggie waste bags are available at the gate and throughout the park. Dogs should be people-friendly and kept on a leash to assure a positive experience for all. Our friends from SICSA will be on site having fun and interacting with your pets. They will also be our featured partner for the night so you have the opportunity to add $1 to your ticket price at the gate and it goes straight to SICSA.

Dec. 13-Dec. 15 – Junior Claus Christmas Combo
December 13-15, 20-22 Combine holiday fun with a children's performance at Town Hall Theatre. Bring your ticket from the production of Junior Claus to Woodland Lights and receive a half-price Woodland Lights ticket. That's $4.50 off admission! Purchase tickets at townhalltheatre.org.

December 17 – Pet Night with SICSA
Bring your family's best friend with you to walk the path! Doggie waste bags are available at the gate and throughout the park. Dogs should be people-friendly and kept on a leash to assure a positive experience for all. Our friends from SICSA will be on site having fun and interacting with your pets. They will also be our featured partner for the night so you have the opportunity to add $1 to your ticket price at the gate and it goes straight to SICSA.

Dec. 20-Dec. 22 – Junior Claus Christmas Combo
Combine holiday fun with a children's performance at Town Hall Theatre. Bring your ticket from the production of Junior Claus to Woodland Lights and receive a half-price Woodland Lights ticket. That's $4.50 off admission! Purchase tickets at townhalltheatre.org.

December 23 – Santa's Cabin
Last night for Santa and Woodland Lights!