During the holiday season, many towns, cities and residents put up elaborate light displays so that the general public may view them for a Christmas-themed activity. More now than ever, drive-through and drive-up activities are necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the weather grows too cold for prolonged activities outdoors.
Listed here are locations and descriptions of light displays that may be viewed in the area:
• Sunken Gardens, 1125 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Stop by Sunken Gardens to see displays including nativity scenes, snowmen, Christmas trees, cartoon characters, the former Wolf & Dessauer building wreath and more.
• Rotary Centennial Park, 551 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. The Rotary Centennial Park light display features a Christmas tree lights synced to music via 87.9 on the radio.
• 3951W-700N, Huntington. Huntington residents Bill and Kelley Miller have had Christmas displays for many years and is ready for enjoyment. This submission was given to The TAB by the Millers’ children.
• Zanesville United Methodist Church Tower Life Center, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville. For 13 years, the Tower Life Center has hosted a Living Lights display. This display will run nightly, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., until Friday, Jan. 1.
• Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. Ind. -201, Bluffton. Ouabache’s annual Wonderland of Lights will be available now through Dec. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. Light displays take place throughout the park campsites and a musical light show takes place at the campground fire tower. There is also a mailbox to allow for children to send a letter to Santa. Children who send Santa a letter will get a reply if they include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with their letter.
There is an entry fee associated with this event.
• Charley Creek Gardens, 551 N. Miami St., Wabash. A Yule Time Stroll through the Charley Creek Gardens in Wabash is available nightly through Wednesday, Dec. 23. The light display runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is sponsored by the Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre and the City of Wabash. Participants are invited to bring a thermos of hot cocoa and stroll through the garden with family and friends to reconnect. The Education and Resource Center will be open for a holiday treat as well. This event is free to the public.
• Matter Park, 1 Matter Park Circle, Marion. Marion’s Walkway of Lights, hosted at Matter Park, takes place nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. now through Dec. 31. There is a fee associated with this event.