Opening Night for the ‘Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill’ is Friday, November 25, 2016. Gates open at 5 pm. Precisely at 6 pm, with the flip of one switch, nearly 4 million lights come on at once transforming the night into a shimmering world of fantasy.
For over a quarter of a century Clifton Mill has been lighting up the winter holidays. What began as a simple idea of stringing a few strands of lights on the historic mill for the enjoyment of family and friends has become one of the largest outdoor holiday displays for miles around. The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill now features close to 4 million lights which decorate the mill, the trees, the river banks and everything else we can reach. There is a synchronized lights and music show, which occurs hourly each night, that is truly breathtaking.
Also 29 years ago, the owners began work on a miniature village with scaled down versions of some of Clifton’s historic buildings built by an artisan in Pennsylvania. There has been a new addition each year by a variety of artists and today it is a sight to behold with street after miniature street of scaled down homes and businesses, a tiny Fire Dept. putting out a “house fire”, an outdoor train, a 1950s drive in theatre, a County Fair and much more, all lit up for the holidays!
Clifton Mill has over 3000 examples of Santa Claus on display dating from as far back as 1850. Some are toys, some are advertising items, some are weird, some are elegant, all are interesting.
The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill is open nightly from the day after Thanksgiving until January 1. It is an outdoor event and is weather permitting. Call before you come in bad weather.
Admission is $10 per person for everyone age 7 and older. Concession Food available. On Dec.8, 2016 a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Clifton is in Greene County, three miles east of Yellow Springs on State Rt. 343, six miles south of Springfield on State Rt. 72, and three miles north of Cedarville on Rt. 72.
For more information visit www.cliftonmill.com or call 937-767-5501