Get ready to be WOWED! WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio moved to a new location for 2021! Just 30 minutes from Columbus, you’ll find a drive-through Christmas lights display featuring over 1 million LED lights.
WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio is aglow at Hartford Fairgrounds from November 12, 2021 – January 9, 2022.
Pack your family in the car and head to Hartford Fairgrounds in Croton, Ohio (near Johnstown) to see over 1 million LED lights synchronized to Christmas music played through your own car stereo. Enjoy the shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees, and THREE drive-through tunnels of lights!
Wonderlight’s Christmas invited us to experience the show, and it’s impressive! As you wind through the property, you’ll get a great view of each display from both sides of the car. The drive-through tunnels surround the car in beautiful ever-changing lights dancing to the music.
Tips for Wonderlights
Reservations are required within a 2 hour time slot. This will prevent long waits on the busiest days, such as weekends and the week before Christmas. Book now!
Tickets will be sold in two-hour time slots. Arrive at the location during the window of time listed on your ticket. If you can’t attend during the time slot purchased, you can make an exchange at the link in your confirmation email.
Time your visit
Weekends are always busier, especially Saturday nights. Be prepared to wait for quite awhile if you go on a weekend. If you have kids, this means you may need to plan ahead. Bring books, or play Christmas music or a Christmas movie if you have the capability in your car.
Food and Drink
Pack snacks, but limit beverage intake for kids. There are bathrooms at the entrance and exit of the show. If you are going at or before dinner time, you may want to bring dinner to eat while you wait.
There’s no need to get out of the car, so wear your matching or mismatched Christmas pajamas and enjoy the show. If you want to enjoy the lights with the window down, as our kids did, be prepared to turn up the heat, and/or bring blankets. You’ll be driving slow enough that there won’t a breeze, but it’ll still get chilly.
Radio ON, Lights OFF
They’ll tell you this info at the gates, but be ready to tune your radio to a specific station to hear the music that is synchronized to the lights. Make sure you know how to turn off your car lights before you get to the gates (since many vehicles have automatic lights).
Stay IN your car
Do not get out of your car for any reason once you are in the show. All guests need to remain in their vehicle at all times for safety, as vehicles will turn their headlights off as they enter the show.
Dates and Admission for Wonderlight’s Christmas
Open rain, shine, or snow, even on holidays.
Monday – Thursday 5:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday – Sunday 5:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Admission is $7.00 per person during the week, or $30/vehicle up to 7 passengers. Children age 3 & under are FREE! Get a Carload Special for up to 7 passengers for only $30. Weekend pricing, $30 per car (up to 7 passengers); larger vehicle options available as well.
Tickets must be purchased online in advance to expedite the entry process and prevent long lines.
Check Wonderlight’s Christmas Facebook page for details about special events and holiday fun throughout the season, including Wonderlights Singalong!
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Croton, OH 43013