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 and 2021.

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 3. 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 visiting 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 3!

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More presented by Hallmark Channel. After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th-anniversary celebration of Christmas Eve and Other Stories. For 2022, TSO brings a completely updated presentation of the unforgettable, multi-generational holiday tradition, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” to 60 cities across the nation.

A product of the imagination of TSO’s late founder Paul O’Neill, and his wife Desi, and based on TSO’s multi-platinum CD and TV special, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan favorites as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." 2022’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Wizards In Winter,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” 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 Wildflower. Unique gifts can be found at Urban Handmade. Bookworms will delight in the selection at Sam & Eddies Open Books and 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 tour back to Wright State's Nutter Center on New Year's Eve!

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism, and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team!  In 2023, every fan is getting in on this action…that means YOU, so get ready! It’s GLOBETROTTER game time!

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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