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Head to Coney Island this Christmas season to see the dazzling Nights of Lights show. It features over a million LED lights on trees, snowflakes, candy canes, and fantastic tunnels of light. The show runs every night through January 5, 2020. It begins at dusk and runs until 10 PM. / Image: Daniel Smyth
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Coney Island's Nights Of Lights Features Over a Million Lights

Do you drive around looking for great Christmas light displays? While every neighborhood has that one house that goes all-out (and makes us wonder when a transformer will blow), there’s one guaranteed stunner that will entertain your whole family.

Until January 5, 2020, from dusk until 10 PM, Coney Island will host the Christmas Night of Lights, produced by Titan Entertainment. It’s Cincinnati’s largest synchronized light show, with over a million lights synchronized to holiday music.

It’s pretty impressive, and there’s nothing like it in the area. The show includes over one million lights on miles of wire, powered by over 10,000 computer channels.

This makes even the most impressive neighborhood decorations look a little like amateur hour. (Sorry, neighbor!)

For $6 per person (3 and under are free), you drive into Coney Island, turn off your headlights, turn on your radio, and enjoy a half-hour synchronized light show. The route is 2.5 miles, including a tunnel of lights.

Even better: this show supports local charities. This year, the following local charities will benefit from a donation from Coney Island and Titan Productions:

  • Salvation Army
  • Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund
  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Starshine Hospice
  • Toys for Tots

The show is rain-or-shine, so no matter the weather, you can still enjoy a great display with your family. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and have a blast. We have a few tips for you, though:

  • Nights of Lights opens at dusk, and that’s the best time to get there because lines are short.
  • Visiting during the week (Monday through Thursday) is less busy, too.
  • Bring snacks, hot cocoa, and coffee for you and your family to enjoy during the lights (and if you’re in line!).
  • Have family in on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day and don’t know what to do? Nights of Lights is open!

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For more information about Titan Productions’ Nights of Lights, head to Coney Island’s website. Tickets are only available at the gate and not available ahead of time, so be sure to have cash or a credit card on hand.

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