Load the family into the car and enjoy Butch Bando’s Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds from November 17, 2023 through January 1, 2024.
The drive-thru light show features 3 miles of magical twinkling light displays that will amaze all ages from the comfort of your vehicle.
This event is sure to get your family into the holiday spirit. Stay warm and dry as you drive through 3 miles of holiday lights this Christmas season.
Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights, the original drive through light show, has been serving Central Ohio’s family traditions for 22 years.
Letters for Santa
Bring your letters for Santa to the show from November 24-December 23, and Mrs. Claus will deliver them to the North Pole! Santa’s Elves will scan the letters back so you know what your little ones wished for this holiday season.
Your valid legible email address must be included. Envelopes do not need to be sealed and no postage is necessary.
Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights Schedule
November 17, 2023 through January 1, 2024
Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Open Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and during rain, snow, shine or wind, with the exception of severe weather! Please check Facebook for announcements during weather emergencies.
Fantasy of Lights Admission and Discounts
Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or online for a contact-free transaction.
Vehicle Admission Rates: Show benefiting Recreation Unlimited and A Kid Again
- Cars, SUVs, and standard Vans: $20 M-TH, $30 FRI-SUN
- Limos, Large Vans, and Motorcoaches up to 30 people: $60
- Buses and Large Motorcoaches: $100
- Assisted Living and Senior Living Homes: Call for pricing
Season pass: $80 (purchase at the ticket booth on-site)
Military Appreciation Nights: December 18 – 22, 2023
- Active Duty and Spouses – FREE
- Veterans – $10
*Please provide proper military ID*
Tips for visiting Fantasy of Lights
Peak Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights (and holidays), so you may experience more traffic and longer wait time to enter the show.
If you wish to avoid a potentially long wait, visit Monday – Thursday. Longer wait times can be expected on Fridays, Saturdays and the week of Christmas.
During these unprecedented high car volume nights, local authorities will shut the show entrance down to try to mitigate traffic congestion and safety situations. Follow on Facebook for shutdown updates during these times.
Public restrooms are not available.
Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights
Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds
3311 South Old State Rd
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Santa’s House at Cross Creek Campground
You’ll find Santa’s House at Cross Creek Campground just up the road from Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Light – just follow the signs. Santa’s House opens on tba for 2023, but typically around Thanksgiving; follow along on the website and Facebook page to stay up to date on details or changes.
Santa is available for photos every night until December 23 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sun-Thurs, and 5:30pm to 10 pm on Fri-Sat.
Take a few photos of your own for $15, or use Santa’s photographer and pay $15 for a 4×6 print in a photo sleeve, or $20 to take your own and to get a 4×6 print. Proceeds from the photos benefit Recreation Unlimited.
You can also enjoy free hot chocolate and a cookie while you visit.
Browse the gift store at Santa’s House while you’re visiting Santa, and you can even come back to make surprise purchases during the day. The gift shop is open Tuesday through Sunday during the day for shopping before the show without the crowds
For all Santa information, contact Cross Creek Campground directly at (740) 549-2267. Please Note: Santa’s House is operated by Cross Creek Campgrounds. It is independent of Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights.
Breakfast with Santa! TBA for 2023
December 2023 at 9 am: Breakfast with Santa at Cross Creek Campground
$20 for adults and children not visiting Santa, $25 for kids ages 4-13, and $15 for 3 and under.
Call 740-549-2267 to book your reservation or download CampersApp for free and pay and book on the app. Search for Cross Creek Camping Resort in Delaware, Ohio.
Santa’s House at Cross Creek Campground
190 South Old State Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
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