Our favorite photos of twinkling lights for all to see across the region

There is something magical about touring sparkling light displays during the holiday season.

Fortunately, there are all kinds of Christmas light displays near Dayton that deserve a visit.

>> Where you can see Christmas lights without leaving your car

>> The best Christmas light displays across the region

We’ve visited many of the region’s displays over the last couple weeks and have gathered a collection of beautiful photos. Here are some of our favorites:

🚶🎄CLIFTON MILL LEGENDARY LIGHTS: CLIFTON, OHIO

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Clifton Mill knows how to dazzle with four million lights! People who arrive at 6 p.m. can see all of these lights turn on at once. And, throughout the evening, the lights will be turned off and on again for later-comers to also experience it while walking the trails.

>> Glowing with pride: Nationally-recognized Clifton Mill ready to light up another holiday season

🚶🎄WOODLAND LIGHTS: DAYTON, OHIO

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The Woodland Lights of Washington Township is one of the longest-running and most popular annual lights festivals in the Dayton area. This year, visitors will be able to check out the 27th annual walk-through lights display through Dec. 23, from 6-9 p.m.

>> Wander through the enchanted forest: Meet Santa and enjoy a new view at Woodland Lights this season

🚗🎄LAND OF ILLUSION CHRISTMAS GLOW: MIDDLETOWN

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Land of Illusion is no longer just a destination for spooky haunts during Halloween. It now offers a drive-through lights display, with some walkable elements, where you can enjoy a mile of 3 million lights.

>> MORE THAN FRIGHTS: Land of Illusion expands vision with second annual Christmas Glow 

🚗🎄LIGHT UP MIDDLETOWN

Credit: Moodie

Credit: Moodie

The 20th annual Light Up Middletown drive-through display at Smith Park features a 1 1/4-mile route with more than 60 displays. A group of retirees, dubbed the “Grandpa Gang,” gets the displays ready each year.

>> RETIREES HELPING: ‘Grandpa Gang’ readying lights, displays for 20th Light Up Middletown

🚗🎄 HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT LOST CREEK RESERVE: TROY

Credit: DAVID MOODIE

Credit: DAVID MOODIE

A new holiday tradition is here: The Miami County Park District launched a new drive-through holiday lights display at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy. The route  spans approximately 1.25 miles and will include more than 50 light displays, including a reindeer at a waterfall, snowflakes, snowmen, illuminated trees and more.

>> NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION: Drive-through Christmas lights display on historic farm now open

🚶🎄CINCINNATI ZOO FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Visitors can admire three million LED lights and larger-than-life animal lanterns as they light up the zoo creating this year’s theme, “Wild Wonderland.” This event was voted the No. 1 zoo lights in the nation by USA Today in 2018 and 2019.

>> WORTH THE DRIVE: Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights is back and this year there’s a new Fiona Fairyland

🚶🎄 KINGS ISLAND'S WINTERFEST

More than five million sparkling lights are on display as Kings Island transforms into an enchanting wonderland. Lights can be enjoyed in a number of ways, including ice skating, marveling at the Eiffel Tower-turned-Christmas-tree, and enjoying live entertainment.

>> WINTER WONDERLAND: Kings Island has transformed into a magical winter wonderland

🚗🎄WHISPERING LIGHTS: EATON

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

For over three decades, Fort St. Clair’s Whispering Christmas lights display has been a beloved holiday tradition in Eaton. The Whispering Christmas drive-through lights display in Eaton contains an impressive two million lights and dozens of unique fixtures.

>> Eaton’s Whispering Christmas lights display has become a decades-old tradition