3. Bridgewater Falls lights up tonight
The Bridgewater Falls Lifestyle Shopping Center in Fairfield Twp. is the place to be from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Those who attend can ride a train, go down the Polar Bear Slide, see a giant snow globe, visit the iceless skating rink, a craft station, have hot chocolate, funnel cakes and more. Carolers will be on hand and the tree gets lit at 5:30 p.m. Santa will cruise in on a fire truck. Click here for more. Don’t forget to take a new toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
4. Drive-through lights at Smith Park and Pyramid Hill
Middletown’s drive-through holiday lights, called Light Up Middletown, is open nightly at Smith Park. The cost is whatever you can afford: Donations accepted as you enter. It is open from 6 to 10 p.m. Click here for details. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton also has a giant drive-through display, called “Journey Borealis.” It is open 6 to 10 p.m. today and costs $25 per carload. It’s $15 if you’re a member. Click here to read about it.
5. Take a little trip to Whoville
Middletown has an ongoing holiday event called Holiday Whopla, themed for the Grinch and Whoville. The ice rink is open at various times today: Noon to 3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m. The “Grinch’s Grotto” is open as a cool place to get photos, and Santa Claus is expected to be on site near the ice rink tonight. Get more Whopla info here. (Just a head’s up — the Santa Parade is at 4 p.m. Saturday.)