Cincinnati Family Magazine

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June 19, 2024

Photos by Susie Dyson

More Family Fun at Light in the Forest

Light in the Forest is a unique, Christmas light display housed at Cincinnati Nature Center, and it has officially kicked off this season with more interactive fun for the family!

Rather than driving through, you get to walk through and interact with the display and feel as if you are part of nature. There certainly are lots of bright Christmas lights to see in the tri-state, but what sets this apart is the scenes of nature! Luminous Lily represents the dance and change of nature. Then Breathe of Life represents the sounds of nature with newly added wind chimes as you pass through the display (this is specially designed for children and adults, too of course!) My kids also enjoyed using a laser beam to draw on a screen, the dragon flies and the deer on the other side of the pond. The display was bright and cheery but offered a unique nature perspective. New this year, is a fun, interactive scavenger hunt available on their Mobile Guide. Children’s activities are included in the ticket price!

Light in the Forest is a great way to celebrate the season. The event runs select nights in December and tickets are $12 for member adults and $8 for member children and $15 for nonmember adults and $10 for non member children. Come hungry as there will be food trucks and live music. There is also a holiday shop with lovely handcrafted ornaments and other decorative items. Plan to spend about an hour walking through the trail and it is stroller friendly. 
Cincinnati Nature Center is located at  4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Oh. For tickets and more information, visit

About the Author

Susie Dyson

Susie lives in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati with her husband and four kids. She has a 7-Year-old, 6-year-old, 3-year-old and a new baby! Together, they like to explore new things in Cincinnati as well as favorite places like Summit Park and the Cincinnati Nature Center. Susie is a former high school teacher and now a stay-at-home mom. She also enjoys running, being outside, spending time with family and friends, road tripping, participating in her church's activities and drinking coffee.