Cleveland Holiday Lights Tour

holiday lights tour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cleveland holiday light displays are back and better than ever! Holiday light tours have been a family tradition for those living in Northeast Ohio and it’s time to book this year’s trip. The displays are an opportunity to welcome the holidays and delight groups of families/friends who come to view them.

It shouldn’t be surprising, then, to learn that the best way to view them is with Platinum Party Bus. Inside the toasty bus, everyone can enjoy seasonal snacks, watch favorite snapshots/videos from previous holidays stream on a big screen while listening to seasonal music between stops. So, click here, to reserve your bus.

Holiday Lights Tour Itinerary:

  • Nela ParkNearly a million LED lights have been used to create a breathtaking display at General Electric’s corporate headquarters in East Cleveland. This year’s theme is “GE in the CLE” and chances are you’ll recognize some landmarks recreated in twinkling lights! The display will be lit nightly through January 3, 2023.
  • Wild Winter Lights  For its fourth consecutive year, the Metroparks Zoo will host a holiday light display. Wild Winter Lights has over 1.5 million lights across holiday-themed areas including Candyland, Enchanted Forest, Starry Skies, Future for Wildlife Trail and Santa’s Workshop. Tickets are limited and advanced online reservations are strongly encouraged. 
  • StrongsvilleCheck out this Cleveland suburb to start your group’s tour of lighting displays since they have numerous ones!
  • Lizanich Family Lights – located at 11838 B, Churchill Way, is typically lighting the skies nightly from Thanksgiving to NYE. The magnificent display boasts lights that “dance” to music synchronized to 93.3 FM.
  • Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights – Strongsville neighbors on this cul-de-sac street have put together an alluring display to delight those of all ages.  Lights go on at 5:30 pm through NYE. Santa is at the venue Saturday and Sundays from 6-9 pm. This is no small undertaking, in fact one resident has over 1.5 million lights on their family’s property!
  • Deck the Hall Festival (Akron) – Christmas has always been a big deal at Seiberling mansion (Stan Hywet Hall). Owners of the estate are descendants of the owners of BF Goodrich in Akron.  The Tudor-style house is the 6th largest in the world. Would you believe, 64,500 square feet?  Many of the furnishings and holiday decorations are original. There’s plenty of lights and displays in the gardens as well. A favorite is the Ginger Bread Hut located within the courtyard which depicts Akron in the 1920s. It serves fresh, warm gingerbread cookies to all visitors! Days/dates for the festival are:  Nov. 12-27, Dec. 1-4, Dec. 6-23 and Dec. 26-30.