Sharon Woods' Holiday in Lights drive-thru display has been a Cincinnati tradition for over 30 years. And this year, some changes have been made in light of COVID-19.
The nostalgic mile-long holiday spectacle will go on, but Santaland is closed this year (for obvious health and safety reasons).
Featuring more than 1 million lights decorating over 250 vignettes along a woodland path, "the holiday-themed displays showcase everything from Santa Claus and his elves, to every animal on the ark," says the website.
There's also an option to buy some special effects glasses ($2 for one pair and three pairs for $5) to enhance the drive. (You can order those at holidayinlights.com/product/special-effects-glasses.)
Sharon Woods is also offering a novel approach to experience the twinkling lights: Instead of driving, you can bundle up and walk the Holiday in Lights show. Walks are by reservation only and take place every 15 minutes on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 30. Walks start at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. No cars will be allowed on those nights.
Holiday in Lights opens Saturday, Nov. 21 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 2 with hours 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 per vehicle, with an upcharge for buses (entry for those costs $45). Walk-thru tickets are $5.
The show is going cashless this year due to COVID, and all tickets are available in advance at holidayinlights.com. Team members will scan your QR code at entry (so screenshot that after purchase).
Holiday in Lights, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Route 42, Sharonville,holidayinlights.com.