Gates open at 5 p.m., and precisely at 6 p.m., over 4 million lights will brighten the night. Clifton Mill is open 7 nights a week through Dec. 31.
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What began as a simple idea of stringing a few strands of lights on the historic mill for the enjoyment of family and friends is now one of the largest outdoor holiday displays in the country. Now, millions of lights later, the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill decorate the mill, trees, river banks and almost everything in between. Including the water wheel.
One of the big crowd pleasers is the covered bridge synchronized light & music show, which occurs hourly each night.
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Clifton Mill has over 3,000 examples of Santa Claus on display dating back to 1850. Some are toys, some used for advertising, odd to elegant, all are interesting. Plus, a real live Santa popping out of the chimney.
The best time to visit is Monday through Thursday.
Clifton is in Greene County, Ohio three miles east of Yellow Springs on State Rt. 343, six miles south of Springfield on State Rt. 72, and three miles north of Cedarville on Rt. 72.
For more information visit www.cliftonmill.com, follow us on Facebook or call 937-767-5501.
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WANT TO GO?
What: Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill
Where: 75 Water St., Clifton
When: 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 23-Dec. 31. Lights go on at 6 p.m. Display closes at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
Cost: $10, children 6 and younger are admitted free
More Info: 937-767-5501 | www.cliftonmill.com