FREE Holiday Light Displays in Columbus | Columbus Moms Network

The holidays are almost here and our family loves going to see all the holiday light displays we have in Columbus. Here is a list of FREE light displays in the area.

Columbus Commons 

Enjoy the festive lights at Columbus Commons from November 18, 2022 through January 1, 2023 EVERY DAY from 5 pm to 11 pm. Stop by after a Downtown dinner to see more than 400,000 LED lights dazzle in the park, thanks to our wonderful partnership with the American Electric Power Foundation.  Fridays in December will be a little extra festive, with free hot chocolate and carousel rides from 5 pm to 9 pm. Plus, you’ll hear the music of the season with musicians in the park.

Easy parking is accessible at 55 E Rich Street.

Lucy Depp Park Light Show in Powell

Lights covering 6 houses and 7 1/2 acres, and it keeps getting larger every year!  What started out with a couple of Lucy Depp homeowners talking about Christmas lights is now one of the must-see drive-through holiday light shows in Central Ohio.  The show runs from Black Friday to the first week of January, dusk until 10pm Sun-Thurs and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  Because our roads are so narrow and traffic is a concern, we have a loop around the show.  There are signs directing traffic, but to find us on Google our “address” is 9360 Frabell Dr, Powell OH 43065.

Scioto Mile

The Scioto Mile will be aglow with holiday lighting, adding an air of festivity in downtown Columbus. Scioto Mile holiday lights will return on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and run through Monday, Jan. 2. Lights are visible from dusk until dawn each day.

Easton Town Center

Town Square: daily beginning November 19 through December 31.  Enjoy a special show put on by our 56-foot tree every five minutes on the Town Square daily from 5-11PM.

Highbanks Metro Park

Watch the dancing lights during the Twinkling Lights Display December 3-January 2.   Part of the the light display is set to music!   Catch the dancing light display behind the nature center from 5-7:30pm.   Nature center closes at 6pm.

Battelle Darby Metro Park

Battelle Darby is celebrating with Twinkling Lights in the month of December! Enjoy the lights on portions of the Cobshell Trail in Cedar Ridge – 1775 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway, OH 43119.


Creekside in Gahanna

The Gahanna Holiday Lights Display at Creekside Park and Plaza can be enjoyed now through January 8th, 2023. New this year is an upgraded 30-foot tree in the plaza with interactive lights. The light display throughout Creekside Park totals 300,000 lights!

The Lights of Glenross in Delaware

Over 300 houses choreographed to your favorite Christmas music played on 94.1 FM.   Hours are 5pm-9pm, Sunday-Thursday and 5pm-11pm, Friday and Saturday.

Dazzling Christmas Lights in Westerville

We are a synchronized Christmas Lights show that dance to music. The show begins the day after Thanksgiving every night (weather permitting) from 6:00pm – 10:00pm Sunday thru Thursday and 6:00pm – 11:00pm Friday and Saturday. Turn your car radio to 90.1 fm to listen to the lights.

Flying Horse Farms’ Light Up Camp

This one is located a little further, located in Mt. Gileod.  This seasonal drive-through light display is free with a suggested donation and takes visitors throughout the FHF camp property in Mt. Gilead, OH. This year, Light Up Camp is a full drive-through experience with no stopping and waiting! The half-mile tour showcases camp buildings transformed into a twinkling wonderland and an animated light show.  Light Up camp is open every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. between November 25 and December 24, 2022.

If you know of any other free lights displays that I should add, send me an email at [email protected]

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