There’s nothing more magical than holiday lights glittering in a gentle snowfall, and the wide-eyed looks of little ones as they gaze at the elaborate displays. This holiday season, start a new tradition with your family: embrace the holiday spirit by going on a drive to see local holiday lights displays!
Before your light-peeping night, do some research about local holiday light displays in Northeast Ohio. There are dozens of different displays — some are synchronized to music, others are a part of a larger holiday event. Northeast Ohio Family Fun has a great list sorted by county, which makes it easy to find one close to you. The best news? Most of them are free! However, don’t forget about the lights you can find in your own neighborhoods. Sometimes these displays can be the most magical.
To start getting ready on the night of your drive, suggest to your family that everyone puts on their warmest pajamas and sweatshirts, and pile the blankets in the car. Pack some goodie bags with holiday cookies and other snacks and fill thermoses with hot cider or cocoa. Make everyone as comfortable as possible, double-check that your gas tank is full, and turn on some holiday tunes. Whether you have a schedule to stick to or a specific destination in mind, or you just want to drive around and discover what lights you can find, you can be sure that this will turn into a family tradition that everyone will want to repeat next year!
Of course, it goes without saying that before you hit the snowy roads, you should make certain your car is in tip-top shape. Not sure if it’s winter-ready? It might be time to schedule an appointment with your local Northeast Ohio Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center!