Journey BOREALIS Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show Returns to Pyramid Hill with New, Longer Route

Displays include an ode to Hanukkah and a journey through a German-inspired candy cane forest (with yarn-wrapped trees), the Grinch's Greenland, Bethlehem and the North Pole.

click to enlarge After a successful inaugural year in 2020, Journey BOREALIS is back - Photo: Provided by Pyramid Hill
Photo: Provided by Pyramid Hill
After a successful inaugural year in 2020, Journey BOREALIS is back

Hamilton's Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is upping the wow factor once again with its second-annual Journey BOREALIS drive-thru light display.

The immersive illuminated experience includes "light art, installation art, and projection mapping," says a release, with new features from BLINK designers Brave Berlin and regional artist Sam Dorgan. They've also switched up the route, making it longer.

Displays include an ode to Hanukkah and a journey through a German-inspired candy cane forest (with 50 yarn-wrapped trees by yarn bombers the Bombshells of Cincinnati), the Grinch's Greenland, Bethlehem and the North Pole. There will also be an 80-foot light tunnel and a total of more than 1 million lights spread throughout the park.

This year's soundtrack will be provided by the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra with tracks sung by the Cincinnati Boychoir. 

"Presenting a safe, drivable, holiday light experience is extremely important to the park," says Pyramid Hill’s Interim Director, Dr. Lee Sanders in a release. “What’s more, this project allows us to collaborate with partners like the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Boychoir, the Bombshells of Cincinnati, and many others who make this immersive light experience not only unique but truly beautiful to behold on a dark, winter’s eve.”   

Before visiting, download the Otocast app to your phone for a mapped musical experience.

Nov. 19-Jan. 2, 2022. $20 per car Monday-Thursday; $25 per car Friday-Sunday; $15 per car for members; free for Hamilton residents on Tuesdays. 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, journeyborealis.com.