One of the best parts of Christmas, if we’re all being honest, is the process of getting ready for it. We love the shopping, the preparation, the feeling of getting excited to see loved ones and quite frankly we all just love doing things that make us feel, “Christmas-y.”
Some of us bake cookies, others drink cocoa and watch Christmas movies, while some venture out to ice skating rinks and light displays.
If you’re looking for light displays, the Cleveland area is definitely one of the best places to be this holiday season. From neighbors that have come together to decorate their houses to parks and even the downtown area, there are lights up, basically anywhere and everywhere if you know where to look.
Finding all of the light displays can take a lot of time and research, so we thought that we would make a list to help you out.
In no particular order, here is our “Top 10 Christmas Lights to See in Cleveland” list. If you have any that you absolutely love but don't see them on this list, give us a ring and we can certainly add them or create a follow up list!
Joy of Christmas Light Display
This display is described as Northeast Ohio’s biggest light show. Lasting from November 17th through December 26, this Christmas spectacular offers something for everyone. Lights, cookies, hot cocoa, and pictures with Santa… they’ve got it all.
Ashtabula County's Lights on the Lake
Can you think of anything better than Christmas lights reflecting on the lake? Yeah, we can’t either. There are over 70 displays covering 54 acres!
This display is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from now through December 31st from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The first 3,000 visitors even get a goodie bag, so definitely get there soon.
Taggs Candy Cane Lane
Since 2004, Taggs Candy Cane Lane has been putting on a computerized light display. This display, located in Mayfield Heights, features 8,500 plus lights that are synchronized to music. That’s a lot. They’ll be open until New Year’s Eve, so it’s the perfect place to go with family that is still in town visiting after the excitement of Christmas has calmed down.
Seabury Ave. Light Display
This light display is a bit different than most. This one began with one couple, Bill and Diane McVicker, who have been decorating their home for 23 years. Neighbors have joined in with the help of the couple, which has led to quite the spectacular light show in this neighborhood.
Highland Heights Lights
A 20-year tradition, Ivan Rus projects a life-size Santa video for a show that can be heard by tuning in to 96.3FM. There is a new theme every night. It’s something a little bit different than a usual light show and could be a great way to shake up your typical Christmas routine.
Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights
If Strongsville is not on your list of places to check out to see some lights during the holiday season, you may want to re-evaluate that list. It’s even ranked No. 5 on the list of best places in the U.S. to see holiday lights. P.S, we heard there is hot cocoa involved.
Public Square Lights Downtown
What better place to see some magical Christmas lights than downtown Cleveland? All throughout December, the Winterfest lights will stay up, lighting up the square.
Lizanich Family Christmas Lights
Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Christmas lights might be two of the most Christmas things ever… and the Lizanich Family Christmas Lights brings this together! This display runs every night until 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and until 11 p.m. on weekends. It will be open until NYE so you better believe we’ll be stopping by.
Location: 11838 N Chirchill Way, Strongsville, OH 44149
Crown Point Parkway
Moving light displays and visits from Santa? Better bring the kids to this one! Did we mention there is one house that has over 30,000 lights on it? Well, it’s true! This display goes on until the first of next year.
Location: Crown Point Parkway, Strongsville, OH 44136
Nela Park, the GE headquarters, is said to have the biggest and brightest light display in the Cleveland area. The theme for this year is ‘GE in the CLE’ which basically means that there will be some pretty cool light displays of the city’s landmarks. This show will run every night until January 4th.
Location: 1975 Noble Rd, East Cleveland, OH 44112
There you have it: Our top picks for the 10 Best Lights to See in Cleveland Ohio. Keep in mind that this list is merely a sample of all of the beautiful lights in the Cleveland area, not to mention the many other fun Christmas things to do in the area. Try some of these out, and be sure to look into all of the other fun things that this area has to offer to get you in the Christmas spirit! If you are looking for other Christmas festivities to participate in this year, you may want to take a look at our past article on the best Christmas tree farms in Cleveland, whether or not you choose to use an artificial tree in your home, the look and smell of a Christmas tree farm should be more than enough to get you into the Christmas spirit here in Cleveland Ohio!
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