Grab some hot cocoa, load up the car with your friends & family, tune the radio to the Christmas Station 98.3 WPKO, and let’s go for a ride. Follow me around Logan and surrounding counties and let’s take in the sights.
Checking out the local Christmas lights has been a Christmas tradition for me for over 40 years! There is just something about seeing the twinkling lights that makes the warm and fuzzy feelings of the season well up.
The first stop on my list this year is the Lake of Lights in Kenton. At 13322 State Route 67, Kenton is a drive-through light experience that donates all proceeds to local charities. You might catch a live nativity, and see other characters in action as well. There is a small fee per vehicle, but it is well worth it.
Next up on my list, is swinging back to the islands at Indian Lake. Seeing the lights at Orchard Island reflect off the almost-frozen Indian Lake is just stunning. And don’t forget Lakeview has some amazing lights too.
Heading back into Bellefontaine, the lights are always sure to please back in the Whispering Pines area. There is always a white home that is just simple with an evergreen wreath with a red bow, in every window. It’s absolutely stunning!
Next, we will go south on 68 and head to West Liberty. Many homes are festively decorated and have white and colored lights. After a quick tour through the village, keep heading south just outside of town and take a left on Mt. Tabor Road. Just a few miles down on the left is a display that won’t disappoint. This lawn is full of everything from a nativity scene to a 50-foot-tall moose.
The last stop on my list is Dave Jensen’s house at 120 Union Street in Urbana. Featuring over 30,000 lights, Dave is a veteran who is donating $1 for every car that honks at his house, up to $300, to the Wounded Warrior Project. Click below to hear Dave explain why he is donating the money.
Thanks for taking this tour with me and feel free to add your own must-see locations below in the comments.