2 Butler County attractions named to new Ohio Holiday Lights Trail

Two Butler County holiday light displays markng their 20th anniversaries are beng promoted across the state.

TourismOhio, the state’s tourism promotion agency, has launched the Holiday Lights Trail this year where visitors can go online and find the brightest and the best holiday lights displays across the state.

Light Up Middletown and Pyramid Hill’s Holiday Lights on the Hill in Hamilton are among the 30 distinctive light displays across the state where visitors can enjoy millions of twinkling holiday lights. Travelers can browse the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail online or download and print a map to share or take along in the car.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Light Up Middletown at Smith Park. Local volunteers spend nearly two months readying the nearly 60 lighted displays for the opening on Thanksgiving.

This year, Brave Berlin, the creators of Lumenocity and BLINK Cincinnati, will have an art installation as part of the 20th season for Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill.

“The Ohio Holiday Lights Trail is a fantastic way to help visitors find outstanding light displays and activities to enjoy with those who mean the most to them,” said Mary Huttlinger, Middletown Visitors Bureau executive director. “We are thrilled that Light up Middletown is part of Tourism Ohio’s Holidays In Ohio campaign encouraging visitors to travel Ohio and sharing what makes our state special.”

Located within roughly 600 miles of 60 percent of the U.S. population, Ohio receives an average of 20 million visits in November and December, many from people visiting Ohio for the holidays.

“The holidays are a popular time to visit Ohio, and millions of dazzling lights are a big part of the attraction” said Matt MacLaren, director of TourismOhio. “The Holiday Lights Trail and Holidays in Ohio web page are both designed to help Ohioans and visitors make new memories while experiencing Ohio’s seasonal attractions.”

The Ohio Holiday Lights Trail is a part of Tourism Ohio’s #HolidaysInOhio campaign, encouraging travelers and visitors to make new memories while experiencing Ohio’s seasonal attractions and events. For more information about Ohio’s captivating lights displays, festive events, seasonal spirits and more is available at Ohio.org/Holidays.

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