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Your Guide to the Best 2013 Holiday Light Shows in Columbus

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In Columbus, thousands of people decorate their homes every year to celebrate the winter season. Light shows are increasingly popular with more and more additions to these festive light shows every year. Locations all over Central Ohio hold events annually to exhibit gorgeous light displays. Read below for a list of the best light shows leading up to the holiday season in Columbus.

The Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park is a local favorite. Located at 2911 S. Old State Road in Delaware, Ohio The Holiday Fantasy of Lights presents over a million lights on over 100 displays. You will experience a 1.5-mile drive seeing all of the lights including some animated light shows. At the end of your adventure, stop in the Alum Creek Marina boathouse to visit Santa and enjoy the free hot chocolate and cookies. The best times to visit the Holiday Fantasy of Lights is Sunday thru Thursday 5:30 to 9:30 pm and 5:30 to 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 during the week and $15 on the weekend.

zoolightsThe Columbus Zoo is celebrating their 25th year of the Wild Lights holiday display. At Wild Lights at the Columbus Zoo you will see more than two million lights on more than two hundred displays. parking is $8 general admission is $14.99, children (ages 2-9) are $9.99 and seniors are $10.99. Hours vary depending on the week, but you can call (614) 645 -3550 for current holiday hours.

In Grove City, the Winter Lights Christmas Celebration puts on a light show annually to show the excitement, tradition, and spirit of the giving associated with the holiday season. The top activities for the festival include the popular holiday parade, musical performances, free horse-drawn carriage rides and pictures with Santa, as well as a merchant window-decorating contest. Watch ice sculptures and see live reindeer this holiday season when you visit The Winter Lights Christmas Celebration in Grove City.