The 30th Anniversary of the ‘Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill’ presents it’s opening night Friday, November 24, 2017. Gates open at 5pm, and precisely at 6pm, with the flip of one switch, 4 million lights turn-on instantly, transforming the night into a shimmering world of Christmas wonder. We then open nightly through December 31.
For three decades 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 is now one of the largest outdoor holiday displays in the country. The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill now features 4 million lights which decorate the mill, trees, river banks and almost everything in between. Including the water wheel.
One of the big crowd pleasers is the covered bridge synchronized light & music show, which occurs hourly each night. And, a few more surprises added for 2017.
Also 30 years ago, the owners began work on a miniature village with scaled downversions of some of Clifton’s historic buildings built by an artisan in Pennsylvania. There have been new additions 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 lit up for the holidays! Clifton Mill has over 3000 examples of ‘Santa Claus’ on display dating back to 1850. Some are toys, some used for advertising, odd to elegant, all are interesting. Plus, a real live Santa popping out of the chimney.
The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill opens nightly from the day after Thanksgiving November 24, through December 31. It is an outdoor event and weather permitting. Call beforehand. Admission is $10 per person for everyone age 7 and older. Concession Food is available.
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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.
Historic Clifton Mill
75 Water Street
Clifton, Ohio 45316