With more that one million lights, the Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, Ohio, is a real winter wonderland attended by thousands of people from all over the state. Over 132 light displays 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. Admission to Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights (formerly known as Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights) begins at $20 per car.
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. Alum Creek Lights run from mid-November through December. The lights are on from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.