Save the Holiday in Lights 5K
& Light Show at Sharon Woods

We are heartbroken to announce that Great Parks of Hamilton County no longer wishes to host Holiday in Lights 5K race and light show at Sharon Woods.  This holiday light show has been a Cincinnati tradition for over 31 years and the 5K for over 12 years.  This affordable family tradition is the only drive-through light show through the woods of a beautiful Hamilton County park with over a million lights and over 250 light displays. Sadly the community organizations that are beneficiaries from this event will be impacted as well.

We are asking you to let your voice be heard by signing our online petition that is coming soon, to keep this important Cincinnati holiday tradition alive!

Thank You! We're overwhelmed & grateful for such a great response from a great community. It means a lot! We are working hard to find a new permanent home. There is a lot of positive activity going on behind the scenes & we couldn't have done it without your voice! Stay tuned!

Save Holiday in Lights 5K/Light Show at Sharon Woods!
We are heartbroken to announce that Great Parks of Hamilton County no longer wishes to host the Holiday in Lights 5K race & Light Show. Please sign the petition below to keep this tradition alive!

Tonight is the last night of the season! Car traffic only! In addition, we'll be selling our shirts for those interested. They're $2 each or 3 for $5. These will be on sale tonight & tomorrow at the tent during show hours. Hope to see you there!

Please note, no cash will be accepted this year

We’re happy to accept all major credit and debit cards, and we encourage you to pre-buy your tickets here!

You will receive a QR code that will be scanned at the entrance to the park, so be sure to print it out at home and bring it with you! You can also save a screenshot of the code on your phone and our team will scan you in at the entrance. Don’t forget to get your $1 off coupon on our coupon page!


6 PM-9 PM Sunday-Thursday
5:30 PM-10 PM Friday & Saturday

Open nightly from Friday, November 19th through Thursday, December 30th including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! We will not be open on Thanksgiving, November 25th. Car traffic will not be open on 12/1 & 12/29 for the Walk the Lights events. Car traffic will have a late start on Saturday, November 20th due to the 5k race and walk.


Walk the Lights 12/1
Walk the Lights 12/29

No car traffic will be permitted on these dates due to Walk the Lights foot traffic.

** No refunds for purchases.  No exceptions.  **


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