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Contact our Department

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

30th Anniversary Highlights  

2022 marks the 30th Anniversary of Woodland Lights and we're celebrating in a big way!

  • Accessible Santa's Cabin, sponsored by the Centerville Rotary Club
  • Seating around the pond
  • Two Character Nights
  • Carnival Night
  • Three Pet Nights, partnering with SICSA
  • Woodland ONE-derland Walk Night, partnering with Up & Running
  • Three new photo-op spots
  • Military Night
  • A $30 season pass, allowing you to attend multiple times throughout the season
  • Lover's Lane, sponsored by Elizabeth Diamond Company
  • Facebook Gingerbread House Competition, sponsored by Dorothy Lane Market
  • Story Walks, partnering with Washington-Centerville Public Library
  • Scavenger Hunts, partnering with Huffy/United Wheels

Visitors can stroll through the ten acres of sparkling light and whimsical displays or take a ride on the Rieck Express train along a separate path! Climb aboard this colorful four car train that seats up to sixteen and take a scenic ride that winds past the Pollinator Garden and the vernal pond, creating a treasured new memory for long-time visitors. Please note that the trains will replace the amusement rides. 

family at WL

santa's cabin 

As always, Santa will be tucked cozily by the fireplace in our historic log cabin, waiting for children to share their wish lists with him. Have your camera ready to take a photo with Santa or any of the costumed characters and animated vignettes you will encounter along the path. Our traditional horse drawn carriage rides will run every night except December 3 & 4.

back pond

The train, lights and displays of Woodland Lights are powered by the generosity of event sponsors, led by the Sam's Club of Washington Township, Beavercreek and North Dayton. Sam's Club has been the festival's Major Sponsor for eleven consecutive seasons. All sponsors for this year's event are recognized on our website, on social media and throughout the festival.