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Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights 2021-2022

One of the largest drive-through holiday displays in Ohio


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Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights (formerly known as Alum Creek Lights) is a magical 3-mile (5-km) drive-thru light show located at Alum Creek State Park Campground. Over 132 light displays composed of millions of lights feature Santa, reindeer, and other popular holiday characters. After enjoying the lights, visitors are welcome to warm up with hot chocolate, cookies and meet Santa himself.

The holiday lights display runs from late November through early January, opening daily from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets to the Fantasy of Lights begin at $20 per carload, and you can buy them either online at Ticketbud or at the gate. For more details, check with the official website (see External Resources below).

Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights is serving Central Ohio’s family traditions for 22 years. In 2017, when Alum Creek Lights was acquired by Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights, the event went through a major renovation. In particular, all bulbs were replaced with LED, and they are now more environmentally friendly and shine more brightly.

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