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November 30, 2022

Spend the Holidays at Great Parks

Love Great Parks of Hamilton County? Create new family traditions this year at one of their festive holiday happenings this season.  

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods;
Saturday, November 21–Saturday, January 2 (including Christmas Eve & Christmas Day); Sunday–Thursday, 6–9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5:30–10 p.m. 
Holiday in Lights offers a one-mile drive through over a million glistening lights and hundreds of festive displays, all from the safety and warmth of your car. This year, online ticket purchase is encouraged, and credit cards will only be accepted at the entrance, no cash. Note that Santaland is canceled this year due to COVID-19, however, they filled the gap with a virtual family treat, Calls with Claus (register) Santa will virtually meet with families to discuss their wish lists and have a cheerful chat. Each Call with Claus comes with the full video recording and a photo. Saturdays & Sundays through Dec 20, 11 a.m. – 5 a.m.; $30 per family, up to four kids per call. Visit for more information. 

New! Lights Recycling at Holiday in Lights
Saturday, November 21 – Saturday, January 2, 2021 (during event hours)
Families can go “green” this season by bringing broken or unwanted holiday lights to be recycled, thanks to Cohen Recycling. Containers will be conveniently located at the entrance tent for an easy drop off. For more information about the recycling program and other locations, visit

Walk the Lights at Holiday in Light
Wednesday, December 2 & 30
Why not enjoy the Holiday in Lights from a whole new perspective? Rather than driving through, you can enjoy the glistening lights by foot! This year’s walks are reservation only, with time slots available every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets at

For more information about Great Parks and more upcoming events, visit or call 513-521-7275.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.