The holidays are almost here & a family favorite of ours is going to see all the holiday light displays we have in the area.
Here’s a list of FREE wonderful locations that have all types of displays for you & your family to enjoy organized by West Side, East Side, & South Side for easy viewing starting with Downtown of course!
Public Square in downtown Cleveland is the best place for free holiday light displays! Visit the Christmas tree & enjoy all the different photo ops!
Address: 50 Public Square – Cleveland, OH
No trip downtown during the holiday is complete without stopping by The Arcade. It is always beautifully decorated.
Address: 401 Euclid Ave – Cleveland, OH
1. SEABURY HOLIDAY LIGHTS – Fairview Park
Seabury Holiday Lights in Fairview Park is a community project to encourage residents to light up the city with garland lights along front yards. Drive or walk through the neighborhood to enjoy all the hard work put into it! To see my Instagram reel on this, go here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CInpGS6puGW/
Address: Seabury Ave – Fairview Park, OH
2. MUSICAL LIGHTS HOUSE – Fairview Park
If you go to Seabury, you might as well stop by this house that has a synchronized musical light show. It’s at the corner of W 222 & Alexander. The main feature here is the beautiful pixel tree.
Address: 4251 West 222nd St – Fairview Park, OH
3. NIEDERST HOUSE – Rocky River
This Rocky River House is a great drive-by location if you’re in the area. The biggest feature? A 32 foot tall pixel tree. Please note: there’s nowhere to stop & park here.
Address: 22200 Lake Rd – Rocky River, OH
4. CROCKER PARK – Westlake
Crocker Park is ALWAYS my family’s must-do each year. The whole place is filled with beautiful decorations, the big tree that does a nightly light show, & so much more including fun photo ops! For more info: https://crockerpark.com/play.
Address: 177 Market St – Westlake, OH
5. EXCALIBUR MUSICAL LIGHT SHOW – Westlake
This house in Westlake is by far the best musical light display we’ve ever seen at a private residence. I just love their playlist, too – many unique songs! One of the most fun things about this house is there’s no radio station to tune in to – just roll down your windows & listen – they play it out loud!
Address: 3191 Excalibur Ave – Westlake, OH
6. COLUMBIA INFLATABLES DISPLAY – Westlake
Classic display with MANY inflatables. Drive by or park down the street & walk up to view this display! There’s also another nice drive-by display right down the street (heading north) but there’s nowhere to stop for that one.
Address: 3140 Columbia Rd – Westlake, OH
7. ESTES FAMILY CHRISTMAS DISPLAY – Avon Lake
This is a beautiful house in Avon Lake that is definitely worthy of a drive-by. There’s beautiful lights tastefully decorated with a lot to see.
Address: 31747 Leeward Ct – Avon Lake, OH
8. MR. GRISWOLD OF AVON LAKE – Avon Lake
While you’re in the area for other Avon Lake displays, be sure to add this one to the list. With more than 50,000 lights & many trees, there’s something for everyone here!
Address: 194 Fay Ave – Avon Lake, OH
9. DEVERE CHRISTMAS DISPLAY – Avon Lake
More than 20,000 lights will be display at this residence in Avon Lake. The Devere family has even decided to start the show earlier than Thanksgiving this year so be sure to carve out some time & check it out! Please note: there’s nowhere to stop & park here. See my Instagram reel on this one here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIJ-D2rp_Zm/
Address: 688 Lear Rd – Avon Lake, OH
10. VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK – Avon Lake
Veterans’ Memorial Park in Avon Lake is a wonderful holiday light display put on by the city of Avon Lake. Drive by & view the lights from the road or stop by to walk around this adorable lakeside park.
Address: 32756 Lake Rd – Avon Lake, OH
11. WARWICK MUSICAL LIGHTS HOUSE – Sheffield Lake
Tune into 88.5 to hear the music play along with all the lights this house has!
Address: 782 Warwick Dr – Sheffield Lake, OH
12. BOB MANGAN’S WINTER WONDERLAND – North Ridgeville
Visit Bob Mangan’s beautiful display in both his front yard & back yard (when available!)
Address: 34907 Cambridge Dr – North Ridgeville, OH
13. CHRISTMAS CANDY LANE – North Ridgeville
If you’re going to visit Bob Mangan’s house, this one is also worth a quick drive-by with more than 14,000 lights.
Address: 32976 Woodspring Circle – North Ridgeville, OH
14. ASPEN MUSICAL LIGHT DISPLAY – North Ridgeville
Tune into 88.9 for this musical light display which includes two singing trees! (space/parking is limited here)
Address: 35306 Aspen St – North Ridgeville, OH
15. SALEM’S LIGHT DISPLAY – Avon
This Avon house has an extensive 25,000-light display outside of their home complete with inflatables, lighted arches and music.
Address: 37811 Century Lane – Avon, OH
16. JAYCOX LIGHT DISPLAY – Avon
This one is strictly a drive by as there’s no real place to park besides pulling over to the side of the road. Still worth a look if you’re in the area!
Address: 1942 Jaycox Rd – Avon, OH
17. FINWOOD ESTATE – Elyria
Finwood Estate in Elyria is a great place to see some beautiful lights for the holidays & great news – the inside of the mansion will be open from 6-9pm daily for a visit with Santa!
Address: 799 Abbe Rd – Elyria, OH
18. HOLIDAY LIGHTS CRUISE-THRU – Lagrange
Carlisle Reservation in Lagrange’s Cruise-Thru is back for 2022! This family-friendly event will feature their classic lighted features to be enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle! Admission is free but please bring one non-perishable food item to donate. This event runs Wednesdays – Saturdays until 12/23. For more info: https://www.loraincountymetroparks.com. View my Instagram reel on this one here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIZbDHQp66q/
Address: 13630 Diagonal Rd – Lagrange, OH
19. BIGGS HOUSE – Lagrange
If you go to Carlisle, do not miss out on this house in Lagrange on Biggs Rd. Though it’s strictly a drive by, it is incredible.
Address: 42108 Biggs Rd – Lagrange, OH
20. LIGHTS ON THE LAKE – Lorain
Experience this lakefront drive-thru lighted holiday display at Lakeview Park in Lorain! Enjoy “Lights on the Lake” with classic holiday scenes, festive décor, and thousands of twinkling lights spanning this 26-acre park. Lights turn on at dusk and stay lit until 10 pm each night. They even decorated the iconic Easter basket this year! For more info: https://www.loraincountymetroparks.com
Address: 1800 W Erie Ave – Lorain, OH
21. VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK – Lorain
If you’re going to Lorain for Lights on the Lake, you don’t want to miss out on Veterans Memorial Park on West Erie Ave across the street from the police station.
Address: 704 W Erie Ave – Lorain, OH *please note – the park is right across the street from this address – there is no official address for this park*
22. GHOSTLY MANOR LIGHT SHOW – Sandusky
Each night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day there will be a Christmas light show set to music. Light show runs every 30 minutes from 6 pm-12 am. Everyone is welcome and the light show is free. Park in the rear of the parking lot, turn your lights off and tune into 99.7FM and enjoy the show!
Address: 3319 Milan Rd – Sandusky, OH
23. HOAG HOUSE DISPLAY – Strongsville
Contrary to popular belief, the Hoag house is the main attraction here!
Address: Crown Point Parkway – Strongsville, OH
24. STRONGSVILLE COMMONS – Strongsville
The city of Strongsville puts on a beautiful display in the heart of Strongsville!
Address: corner of Pearl & Royalton Rd – Strongsville, OH
25. NAELITZ DISPLAY – Brunswick
So much to see at this display in Brunswick!
Address: 369 Crestway Oval – Brunswick, OH
1. NELA PARK – East Cleveland
Another beautiful Cleveland tradition on the East Side, GE headquarters goes all out with this display!
Address: 1975 Noble Rd – East Cleveland, OH
2. BEDFORD COMMONS – Bedford
Downtown Bedford lights their downtown area at Bedford Commons!
Address: 732 Broadway Avenue – Bedford, OH
3. PINECREST – Orange
Pinecrest has beautiful decorations throughout their outdoor mall including a wishing tree & other photo opportunities!
Address: 200 Park Avenue – Orange, OH
4. LEGACY VILLAGE – Lyndhurst
Visit the beautiful tree & multiple photo ops at Legacy Village.
Address: 25001 Cedar Rd – Lyndhurst, OH
5. DOWNTOWN CHAGRIN FALLS – Chagrin Falls
Downtown Chagrin Falls has a beautiful display at Triangle Park.
Address: 11 North Franklin St – Chagrin Falls, OH
6. LIGHTS ON RADFORD DISPLAY – Highland Heights
This house features a sequenced light show with around 15,000 lights for you to enjoy.
Address: 679 Radford Dr – Highland Heights, OH
7. A SLEIGH RIDE THROUGH JOY – Concord
This display on an acre & a half is filled with Christmas trees, lighted pathways, & two sleighs!
Address: 7219 Rosedale Dr – Concord, OH
8. HEATHER GLEN LIGHT SHOW – Mentor
Tune into 99.9 for the show. Sun-Thur: 6:30-8:30pm & Fri-Sat: 6-9:30pm
Address: 7990 Heatherglen Dr – Mentor, OH
9. PRIJATEL LIGHT & MUSIC SHOW – Mentor
Tune into 106.9 to enjoy this massive display with 36,000 lights!
Address: 6770 N Palmerston Dr – Mentor, OH
10. WHALERS COVE LIGHT & MUSIC SHOW – Mentor
Tune into 99.9 to enjoy this display with more than 5,000 pixel lights! Thurs-Sun: 6-9pm
Address: 9475 Whalers Cove – Mentor, OH
11. SCOTT FAMILY LIGHT & MUSIC SHOW – Painesville
Tune into 88.5 to enjoy this display with over 3,000 pixel lights!
1954 Thornwood Ln – Painesville, OH
12. ROBERTS FAMILY DISPLAY – Willowick
Enjoy this display with over 50,000 lights from your car or sidewalk!
Address: 205 Shoreland Circle – Willowick, OH
13. CHARDON SQUARE DISPLAY – Chardon
Enjoy the city of Chardon’s display in the heart of Downtown!
Address: 100 Short Ct – Chardon, OH
14. TAGGS CANDY CANE LAND – Mayfield Heights
Tune into 107.1 to enjoy this musical display with over 8500 lights!
1156 W Miner Rd – Mayfield Heights, OH
1. RAMBACHER CHRISTMAS DISPLAY – Northfield
Guests are encouraged to pull into the driveway of this home to enjoy this display!
Address: 8636 Brandywine Rd – Northfield, OH
2. SUNNYDALE LIGHT SHOW – Brecksville
Pull up & watch this synchronized light/music show. Tune into 93.7 to listen!
Address: 8505 Sunnydale Dr – Brecksville, OH
3. STEELMAN FAMILY DISPLAY – Brecksville
Beautiful lights & lots of inflatables at this location!
Address: 9468 Greystone Pkwy – Brecksville, OH
4. BURTON MUSICAL LIGHT DISPLAY – Twinsburg
Tune into 87.9 to enjoy this 50,000 synchronized light show!
Address: 9872 Burton Dr – Twinsburg, OH
5. ANDOVER MUSICAL LIGHT DISPLAY – Hudson
Tune into 100.5 to enjoy this musical light display that features 10 songs!
Address: 7454 Andover Way – Hudson, OH
6. GARVIS FAMILY LIGHT SHOW – Macedonia
Tune into 87.9 to enjoy this musical light show with a new Disney song in rotation this year!
Address: 9821 Firestone Ln – Macedonia, OH
7. SYNCLIGHTS DISPLAY – Macedonia
Tune into 107.5 to enjoy this musical light display or download the SyncLights app to choose what songs play!
Address: 1018 Shoshane Trail – Macedonia, OH
8. BERKSHIRE MUSICAL LIGHT DISPLAY – Macedonia
Tune into 107.1 to enjoy this synchronized musical light show created by a local college student!
Address: 1292 Berskshire Dr – Macedonia, OH
9. GRISWOLD HOUSE – Wadsworth
An ode to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, this would be super fun if you are a fan of the movie!
Address: 173 Duane Ln – Wadsworth, OH
BONUS IDEA: DRIVE DOWN LAKE ERIE COASTAL OHIO TRAIL
Take a drive down the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail more commonly known as Lake Rd from Cleveland all the way to as far west or east as you want to go!
Lights along Lake are in abundance this time of the year! You’ll be sure to see some beautiful displays.
Know of any other displays you think should make the list? Comment below!
As always, if you’re looking for more pics & videos of these light displays, please make sure you’re following along on Instagram: @clevelandmoms