Greene County is Your Home for the Holidays!

From twinkle lights to boutique shopping, Greene County has everything you need to make your holidays special!

Let your heart shine this holiday season as we kick off the celebration here in Greene County with the flip of a single switch at 6pm on the day after Thanksgiving, where over 4 million lights dazzle all who visit The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill! This fabulous display of holiday cheer has won numerous awards, including ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" in 2018, and was named a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice in 2020.

Continue your Winter Wonderland adventure at the FREE ParkLights at Caesar Ford Park from Greene County Parks & Trails! This drive-through display has nearly doubled its displays this year for even more family fun! Park Lights opens December 1st, open daily through New Year's Eve!

We're big on traditions here in Greene County, and you can catch perennial favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra live in concert at Wright State's Nutter Center on December 4. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra puts on a rock show like you've never seen and is not to be missed!

Whether you have lived here for decades or are here for the day, check items off your shopping list at our many locally owned boutique shops in downtown Xenia, Fairborn, Beavercreek, and Yellow Springs. You're sure to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for relative!

Wrap up the season by bringing the whole family together for an afternoon of hijinks and on-court antics with the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters at Wright State's Nutter Center. A New Year's Eve tradition in the Miami Valley, the Globetrotters are sure to delight fans of all ages!

For 32 years Clifton Mill has celebrated the Christmas season in a very special way. Their light display, featured in Midwest Living and Ohio Magazine, is one of the country’s finest with over 4 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges. There is even a 100 foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights. The flip of one switch turns all the lights on at once transforming night into a fantastical winter wonderland which includes a Miniature Village, a Santa Claus Museum, a Toy Collection and a spectacular synchronized lights and music show that features the old Covered Bridge.

Every night until the night before Christmas Eve you can peek into Santa’s Workshop to see a live Santa at work and then, every 15 minutes or so, watch him check his list and go up the chimney to load his sleigh.

Forget deck the halls, we’ve decked the park with dazzling lights! You’ll wind your way through our Winter Wonderland, North Pole Car Show, Winter Farm, and Festive Festival, then wave to Santa at the North Pole. Drive through once, and you’ll want to do it again.

Be sure to make this a holiday tradition!

A Dayton holiday tradition since 2004, Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Wright State's Nutter Center once again for two performances on December 4!

“Christmas Eve and Other Stories” is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill. In keeping with the classic line “If You Want To Arrange It, This World You Can Change It,” the story is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity.  Following favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,” “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father. The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament” and the epic “Old City Bar,” both of which have not been performed live in recent years. The rock opera also features such TSO classics as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." Additionally, the tour will enjoy a new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including "Christmas Canon," “Wizards In Winter” and many more.

Shopping Paradise

When it comes to shopping, Greene County has it all. From small and charming family-owned boutiques to high-end malls!

Our downtown areas throughout the county are jam-packed with local, independent boutiques, sure to spark inspiration! Vintage shops like Rose & Sal, This Old Couch, Rusty NChippy's, and Time Warp Toys will make you feel you've gone back in time. Refresh your wardrobe at the Gypsy Alley Boutique, Wildflower or Broken & Beloved Mercantile. Unique gifts can be found at The Blue Butterfly, Wander & Wonder or Urban Handmade. Bookworms will delight in the selection at Sam & Eddies Open Books, Dark Star Books!

Adventurous shoppers will want to head to Fairborn. There you will find the Foy's Halloween and Costume shops and The Secret Chamber House of Oddities and Artwork. These one of a kind experiences are not to be missed!

The Greene Town Center is a beautifully landscaped outdoor shopping center that boasts over 70 stores and 25 restaurants. It is also home to Cinemark The Greene 14 & IMAX Theater and The Funny Bone Comedy Club.

The Mall at Fairfield Commons features nearly 100 stores, that occupy two stories of shopping. They are bound to have what you are looking for with stores such as Dick's Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Macy's and the newly added Round 1 Entertainment - offering bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts, and kids play area!

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour back to Wright State's Nutter Center on New Year's Eve!

The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game.

For over 95 years, the Harlem Globetrotters organization has been committed to spreading joy through their artful athleticism and unparalleled basketball skill. The Globetrotters have always been global ambassadors of goodwill. The reimagined team is even more committed to bringing their voice to social justice conversations while inviting communities all over the U.S. to come together and recognize the power of our commonalities and celebrate our differences. The Globetrotters’ mission, to spread game and bring family entertainment to the world, continues to drive them today.

Holiday Events

Where to Stay

Stay outdoors to camp or pick from cozy B&Bs, budget-friendly hotels and even a luxurious boutique hotel.

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Downtown Shopping

Explore dozens of boutiques and locally owned shops selling everything from pottery to comics.

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Dine & Drink

The wide range of restaurants, wineries and breweries throughout Greene County appeal to every palate.

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