Yet again I ventured out into the community, this time visiting Carrolin Park Christmas Light Display by the University of Dayton. Let me tell you this park does not disappoint. While there is an admission cost of anywhere from $5 to $10 per person the park itself is beautiful and worth every penny. The main building has a very large collection of original cash registers which was founded in Dayton, a working carousel, and so much more.Inside the park is a working bakery featuring cookies using an original recipe from the early 1900s, chestnuts roasted over an open fire, and hot cider. There is also an old gas station, schoolhouse, and shaker home. You will also want to visit the working print shop which has print presses that produce greeting cards and other products that are available for purchase. At the end of the park is an awesome train building which features many train cars that you can walk through and get a feel for how travel used to be.Then there is the Wright Hall which itself is worth the price of admission. Inside is an 80% original 1905 Wright Flyer III which was donated to the park by the Wright Brothers themselves. This plane is a sight to see, and to know the Wright brother flew it makes it that much more an amazing piece of history.Top off the fact that Carrolin Park is covered in Christmas lights, children have the chance to write a letter to Santa, and then either mail it off to the North Pole or deliver it in person. Put everything together and this is a must visit location for everyone.
The 2017 Clifton Mills Lights opened up tonight and it’s as beautiful as ever. The cost is $10 a person for anyone ages 7 and over with FREE parking. They feature a display of Christmas lights set to music that runs every 15 to 30 minutes (here is a short clip to show you what to expect)!
Beyond that, there are lights galore to see, Santa’s workshop complete with a real Santa and animated reindeer atop the building. The hot cocoa stand can be found not far away from the mill, and inside the mill is a gift shop and small restaurant. Another popular thing is their gigantic display of what appears to be hand-built miniature homes, businesses, scenes, and attractions all lit up and in many cases animated in some fashion. There really is something to see for everyone and if you’ve never been it’s definitely something you will want to check out. Here are just a few images I was able to capture during my visit tonight.
The Clifton Mills Christmas lights display in Clifton, Ohio offers something for everyone. With a light display set to music which plays every half hour, and a huge display of miniature buildings a decked out for the holidays it’s easy to get lost in thought for a few minutes. While you are there don’t forget to visit their large display of Santa memorabilia and statues, and Santa’s workshop.There is a cost for admission but it’s minimal and worth the price.I took my family to check this out and I look forward to attending it again next year!Here is a link to their website for information http://cliftonmill.com/christmas.htm