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Christmas light displays

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Christmas light displays

We will be in the Berlin area 12/17-12/20 & would like to check out some Christmas light displays. Other towns we've visited have drive-thru displays & that's what we'd prefer but if there are other things to see, we'd be open to that as well. Would like to stay within a 30-45 min drive from Berlin. Any recommendations appreciated.

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1. Re: Christmas light displays

It would take a little over an hour to drive to Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, but it might be worth it.

http://www.stanhywet.org/events/deck-hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFW10VTaYg

See Holmes County and Stark County here:

northeastohiofamilyfun.com/must-see-christma…

Enjoy your Berlin visit!

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Especially if it's on your way to or from Berlin (using Route 250 from I-70, or I-70 to I-77), you might want to check out the Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling. It's one of the largest light shows in the U.S., and so large, it's easy to miss the section of lights far from the resort buildings by the championship golf courses.

http://www.oglebay-resort.com/festival.html

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3. Re: Christmas light displays

TE's suggestions are great!

If you go to the Stan Hywet Hall, you may want to stop at Holidays on Wildflower. It's a free music/Christmas light show at 4781 Wildflower Dr, North Canton, Ohio 44720 . https:/…

There is another music/Christmas light show in Louisville on Glenbar St. just south of US-62. https://goo.gl/maps/iKAUw552Moq

Here are some other options in Stark County: visitcanton.com/blog/…

What part of PA do you live and what route(s) are you driving?

If you haven't visited, you may want to take a detour to visit Kraynak's in Hermitage, PA. They have a very nice walk-though display. http://www.kraynaks.com/

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4. Re: Christmas light displays

Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm sure we'll check out some of them.

We are in south central PA & have been to Olegbay several times.

In looking at the website, Stan Hywet Hall looks beautiful & will probably go there. Since we'll be there 3 evenings, the opportunity to see several displays is great.

Thanks again. Merry Christmas to all.

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Perhaps check out Nela Park if you do a day trip to Cleveland. It's an historic Christmas light display, and very unique this year featuring extremely creative displays highlighting Cleveland.

cleveland.com/metro/…19

Nela Park's Christmas lighting display always features a miniature version of the National Christmas Tree, which is designed by GE. Nela Park's lighting display actually was the first outdoor lighting spectacle anywhere and was designed to popularize Christmas lighting.

cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/12/ges_ne…

clevescene.com/cleveland/…

…blogspot.com/2008/…clevelands-nela-park.html

If you visit Nela Park later in the evening on a school night, you might be able to drive more easily and frequently by the displays. I don't know if visitors ever are allowed to park and walk along the road.

Combining Nela Park with a visit to Cleveland, especially University Circle, is a great Christmas outing. E.g., perhaps visit "A Christmas Story" house, which is celebrated this year in the Nela Park display. Check out the Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the best in the U.S., but with free admission. There is a charge to see the current blockbuster "Monet to Matisse" exhibit.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g50207-i345-k89258…

Perhaps skate at the Wade Oval nearby the art museum.

universitycircle.org/events/…wade-oval-winter

Berlin also is just over an hour from Medina, home of Castle Noel. Medina also has one of the most charming, especially during the holiday season, of Ohio's New England-inspired public squares. Northeast Ohio was first settled as the Connecticut Western Reserve. See the last paragraph under "Movie Filming Locations" here:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g50207-c198218/Clevel…

cleveland.com/medina/index.ssf/2014/12/take_…

mainstreetmedina.com/2015-main-street-medina…

See post 1 here:

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Edited: 07 December 2015, 14:34
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7. Re: Christmas light displays

A little south from Berlin:

December 5, 12 & 19, 2015 ~ Christmas Candlelightings in Roscoe Village: visitcoshocton.com/things-to-do/historic-ros…

December 18-20 Family Traditions Weekend in Cambridge, OH / Dicken's Victorian Village http://www.dickensvictorianvillage.com/

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8. Re: Christmas light displays

My guess is that the top-notch Christmas lights events in northeast Ohio are Stan Hywet Hall and Nela Park.

Stan Hywet Hall also is the best historical mansion in Ohio and one of the best in the U.S Stan Hywet is rivaled in Ohio perhaps only by Lawnfield in Mentor (James A. Garfield National Historic Site). Lawnfield is heavier on the historical significance and much less than Stan Hywet on the "Wow" factor. The Big House at Malabar Farm State Park southeast of Mansfield also is special IMO and receives good reviews for the holiday experience there, especially with the adjacent Malabar Farm Inn.

Castle Noel in Medina also gets good TA reviews, especially at this time of the year.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g50636-d49…

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