November 29, 2016

13 Places to See the Best Christmas Lights in Cleveland

Grab a flask of hot chocolate, all your friends and family and head out on a mini road trip to visit some of the coolest Christmas lighting displays in Greater Cleveland.

Grab a flask of hot chocolate, all your friends and family and head out on a mini road trip to visit some of the coolest Christmas lighting displays in Greater Cleveland. You won't be disappointed.

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Seabury Avenue Light Display (Fairview Park) - The whole of Seabury Avenue is lined with glittering Christmas lights on both sides. Many houses on the street have beautiful displays, making it a great drive-through light display. (Courtesy Facebook)
Seabury Avenue Light Display (Fairview Park) - The whole of Seabury Avenue is lined with glittering Christmas lights on both sides. Many houses on the street have beautiful displays, making it a great drive-through light display. (Courtesy Facebook)
Lizanich Family Christmas Lights (Strongsville) - The Lizanich family have been doing Christmas lights for years, and every year it just gets better. The light display is synchronized to 93.3FM, which plays modern Christmas favorites, as well as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Nightly from Thanksgiving to New Year. Located: 11838 N Churchill Way? Strongsville, OH (Courtesy Lizanich Family/Facebook)
Lizanich Family Christmas Lights (Strongsville) - The Lizanich family have been doing Christmas lights for years, and every year it just gets better. The light display is synchronized to 93.3FM, which plays modern Christmas favorites, as well as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Nightly from Thanksgiving to New Year. Located: 11838 N Churchill Way? Strongsville, OH (Courtesy Lizanich Family/Facebook)
Nela Park Lighting Display
If you're in the mood to see a really extraordinary holiday lighting display, GE's Nela Park has got you covered. The whole shebang, including a drive through the campus this year, starts Dec. 1 and it'll stay lit until the new year. This isn't an "event," per se, but it is an experience, and it's always nice to remember the historical legacy of East Cleveland's biggest employer. Check it out at 2147 Noble Rd. through the new year. (Photo via greg_is_downtown, Instagram)
Nela Park Lighting Display

If you're in the mood to see a really extraordinary holiday lighting display, GE's Nela Park has got you covered. The whole shebang, including a drive through the campus this year, starts Dec. 1 and it'll stay lit until the new year. This isn't an "event," per se, but it is an experience, and it's always nice to remember the historical legacy of East Cleveland's biggest employer. Check it out at 2147 Noble Rd. through the new year. (Photo via greg_is_downtown, Instagram)

The Lighting of the Greens at Chagrin Falls (Chagrin Falls) - Check out this display at Triangle Park through Jan. 1. (Courtesy Flickr)
The Lighting of the Greens at Chagrin Falls (Chagrin Falls) - Check out this display at Triangle Park through Jan. 1. (Courtesy Flickr)
Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights (Strongsville) - There's over 32,000 lights, a moving train and merry-go-round. It runs from Thanksgiving night to January 1st, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served for a very low price. (Courtesy Facebook)
Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights (Strongsville) - There's over 32,000 lights, a moving train and merry-go-round. It runs from Thanksgiving night to January 1st, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served for a very low price. (Courtesy Facebook)
Strongsville Winter Wonderland (Strongsville) -  Catch this display through Jan. 1. (Courtesy Facebook)
Strongsville Winter Wonderland (Strongsville) - Catch this display through Jan. 1. (Courtesy Facebook)
Rus Family Musical (Highland Heights) - Another interactive display, listen to the music at 96.3 FM. Located: 5649 Hawthorne Drive, Highland Heights, OH (Courtesy Facebook)
Rus Family Musical (Highland Heights) - Another interactive display, listen to the music at 96.3 FM. Located: 5649 Hawthorne Drive, Highland Heights, OH (Courtesy Facebook)
City of Independence Light Display (Independence) - Be there for the annual tree lighting festival on Dec. 2. There will be caroling and Christmas cheer as Santa arrives just in time to help light the tree in the Town Square. For an extra-special winter treat, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa will be served. Donations of non-perishable food items are collected. (Courtesy Facebook)
City of Independence Light Display (Independence) - Be there for the annual tree lighting festival on Dec. 2. There will be caroling and Christmas cheer as Santa arrives just in time to help light the tree in the Town Square. For an extra-special winter treat, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa will be served. Donations of non-perishable food items are collected. (Courtesy Facebook)
Ashtabula County Lights on the Lake (Ashtabula) - Open through the New Year, it's the biggest lighting display on Lake Erie.
Downtown Cleveland - Winterfest officially returns to Public Square Nov. 25. Try out the  skating rink or grab a hot chocolate. (Courtesy Emanuel Wallace)
Downtown Cleveland - Winterfest officially returns to Public Square Nov. 25. Try out the skating rink or grab a hot chocolate. (Courtesy Emanuel Wallace)