Take a carriage rides, see live deer, enjoy children’s rides, costumed characters, games and extra activites such as face painting. Kids can play on a fun slide and enjoy seven amusement rides including a small train, Santa swing, twister and pony carts.
Visitors to Woodland Lights, which is open through Dec 30th, can enjoy the beauty of lights sparkling along a half-mile wooded path and reflecting against a woodland pond. Along the trail, whimsical characters and illuminated critters prepare for the holidays, while a real-life Santa Claus visits with children inside an historic log cabin decorated for the holidays.
“Woodland Lights is a place that’s magical and enchanting. Every year, we do our best to stay true to that vision,” says Linda Madden, Woodland Lights coordinator. “The front area feels more like a festival with lighting and animation. The mood at the back is quieter, more pristine, and emphasizes the park’s natural beauty.”
Last night to visit with Santa- Dec 23rd
It’s easy to find Santa at Woodland Lights. Just walk down a sparkling path to an historic log cabin decorated in lights and festooned with greenery. Everything about the historic log home is authentic — from the large beams overhead to the old limestone fireplace. A fire burns each night in a large hearth near Sant’s chair, greenery is draped across the mantle and beams, and a holiday tree sits in the corner.
Santa welcomes children to his cozy cabin every night through Dec. 23. The historic Woodland Lights cabin offers an inviting alternative to more commercialized visits with Santa. Parents are invited to take their own pictures, or photos may be purchased for $5. After Christmas, Santa returns to the North Pole but his cabin stays open for visitors to stop and warm themselves by the fire.
December 5 – December 30, 2014 6 – 9 pm Nightly
Closed Dec. 24 & 25
COST: $7 Free for kids 2 & under
Favorite stopping points include nine holiday window displays, interactive lights, the 14th annual collection of home-made gingerbread houses, and a lookout point at a scenic pond that offers a panoramic view of lights and displays reflection off the water. Bonfires, hot chocolate and other refreshments are offered nightly.
How to Find Woodland Lights:
895 Miamisburg Centerville Road; Dayton, OH 45459
Directions from North or South I-75
I-75, to I-675 North (Exit #43), Right turn onto OH-725 (Exit #2) 1 mile to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Left side of the road)
Directions from Northbound OH-48 (If south of Centerville)
OH-48 North, left onto OH-725, 1.5 miles to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Right side of road)
Directions from Southbound OH-48 (If north of Centerville)
OH-48 South, right onto OH-725, 1.5 miles to 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road (Right side of road)