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Must See Christmas Light Displays in Cincinnati, NKY & SE Indiana

Are you looking for the BEST Christmas light displays in Cincinnati & NKY?

The GOLD STAR EXPRESS is a group of routes, including the BEST neighborhood Christmas Light Displays in Cincinnati, NKY, and SE Indiana, with turn-by-turn google map directions. 

🏆 The routes include  ⭐️GOLD STAR⭐️ MUST SEE displays.
🌭 You’re bound to get hungry on your drive, right? Each route includes a Gold Star stop so you can grab a coney, milkshake, or burger to enjoy on the drive!

🎅 They are confirmed for the 2022 season!

NOTE: MANY DISPLAYS TURN THEIR LIGHTS OFF AT 10:30 or 11 PM OUT OF RESPECT FOR THEIR NEIGHBORS (AND THEIR ELECTRIC BILLS!) Also, inflatables are usually deflated in high winds or dangerous weather.

Click here for the FULL list of lights sorted by neighborhood

The Best Christmas Light Displays in Cincinnati
The Best Christmas Light Displays in Cincinnati

Gold Star Express: NORTH Cincinnati

Best Christmas Light Displays in
NORTH Cincinnati

This route includes:
 ✅ 1 🎶 Display  ✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
 ✅ 5  🏆 MUST SEE displays
🕥 48 mins drive time + stops. Plan for 1.5-2 hrs of entertainment.

Addresses are:
FAIRFIELD 
🎅🏆1050 Gail Avenue 
HAMILTON
🎅🏆2825 Pleasant Avenue – tons of inflatables
🎅🏆6124 Tyler Point Drive
 A stop at Gold Star: 470 Nilles Rd
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP & WEST CHESTER
🎅🎶🏆6656 Devon Drive 
SPRINGDALE
🎅🏆638 Cloverdale

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE navigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

**Notable additional stops to add if time permits:
🎅🏆☃️11198 Lincolnshire Drive
🎅🏆 4161 Leona Ct – 20ft tall snowman and a ferris wheel
🎅🏆 3118 Sorbus Dr – lots of figurines
🎅☃️ 1825 Timberman Road

Gold Star Express: Eastside Cincinnati

7211 Fairpark Avenue at Christmas Time
Best Christmas Lights in Cincinnati

The Best Christmas Lights in North Central Cincinnati

We are excited to add this new Cincinnati Christmas Lights North Central Route this year!

This route includes:
✅ 4 displays set to music
✅ Tons Of Inflatables
 3 🏆 MUST SEE displays

🕥 45 minutes+ time to enjoy each display. Plan on 1-1.5 hours of entertainment.

Address Are:

  • 🎅🏆 638 Cloverdale
  • 🎅🎶🏆7211 Fairpark Avenue
  • 🎅🏆☃️ 11198 Lincolnshire Dr
  • 🎅🎶115 Linden Drive
  • 🎅🏆🎶 346 Hilltop Ln & Circlewood Lane -There are so many houses decorated it is like its own light drive.
  • 🎶691 Buff (In Finneytown)
  • 🌭 A Stop At Gold Star: 6531 Winton Rd

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE that you can text to your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

Best Christmas Light Displays in
Eastside Cincinnati

TWO routes to choose from!

Route 1 includes:
 ✅ 2 displays set to music
✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
 ✅ 2 🏆 MUST SEE displays
🕥 46 mins drive time + stops, including watching the show. Plan for 1.5 hrs of entertainment.

Addresses are:

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP

🎅🏆757 8 Mile Road
🎅🏆932 Watch Creek Drive – walking trail
🎅 🎶 1721 Muskegon Drive (same neighborhood as 1756 Pinebluff Lane)

🎅🎶2250 Regis Ct, Cincinnati, OH 45244
 A stop at Gold Star: 7716 Beechmont Ave

NEW RICHMOND
 🎅2426 Country Place
🥤Stop for a shake at Gold Star in New Richmond – 1048 Old US 52

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE navigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

Route 2 includes:
 ✅ 1 video display
 ✅ 4   🏆 MUST SEE displays
 ✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
🕥 53 mins drive time + stops. Plan for 1.5 – 2 hrs of entertainment.

Addresses are:
AMELIA/BETHEL
🎅🏆49 Fawn Court
BATAVIA
🎅🏆2327 Pleasant Meadows Dr
🎅 4262 Tranquility Court
MILFORD
🎅🏆5657 Sugar Camp Road
WITHAMSVILLE
🎅🏆3890 Dieckman Lane
 A stop at Gold Star: 1190 Ohio Pike

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTEnavigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

Additional options for a Gold Star stop on this route:
Batavia – 2195 Winemiller Ln, 45103
Milford – 85 Riversedge Dr, 45150 AND 1040 SR 28, 45150

Gold Star Express: Westside Cincinnati

Best Christmas Light Displays in
Westside Cincinnati

This route includes:
 ✅ 4 displays set to music
 ✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
 ✅ 4 🏆 MUST SEE displays
🕥 48 min drive time + stops. Plan for 1.5 hrs – 2.5 of entertainment.

Addresses are:
CARTHAGE
🎅🎶🏆🏆7211 Fairpark Avenue
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP
🎅🏆🎶 7209 Austin Woods Lane
 A stop at Gold Star: 8253 Colerain Ave, 45239
WHITE OAK
🎅🎶🏆4036 Ridgedale Drive 
BRIDGETOWN/GREEN TOWNSHIP
🎅🏆🎶6365 Carley Lane – GIANT nutcracker statues

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE navigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

Additional Gold Star stop:
Western Hills – 6176 Glenway Ave, 45211

Gold Star Express: SE Indiana

Best Christmas Light Displays in
SE Indiana/ Ross

This route includes:
 ✅ 1 display set to music🎶  ✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
✅ 2  🏆 MUST SEE displays
 1 walk-thru display that’s FREE
🕥 1 hour 3 mins drive time + stops. Plan for 1.5 – 2.5 hrs of entertainment.

Addresses are:
HARRISON
🎅🎶🏆1526 Abigail Court

ROSS
🎅🏆4161 Leona Ct. Hamilton, OH 45013
🎅3118 Sorbus Dr, Hamilton, OH 45013

WEST HARRISON
 
🎅 2006 Snow Hill Road (Weaver Christmas Lights Walk-Thru)
🌭 A stop at Gold Star in Cleves: 4175 Hamilton Cleves Rd

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE navigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

Gold Star Express: NKY

Best Christmas Light Displays in
NKY

TWO routes to choose from!​

NKY Route 1 includes:
✅ 1 🎶 display
✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
✅ 5 🏆 MUST SEE displays
✅ An award-winning, prime-time TV display
🕥 56 mins drive time + stops. Plan for 2 – 2.5 hrs of entertainment.

Addresses are:
FLORENCE
🏆8344 Pleasant Valley Road – includes a huge Santa’s workshop display
🎅
🏆 🎶 7059 Manderlay Dr – Music on 89.3FM
🏆☃️ 1792 Fair Meadow Drive – lots of Disney characters
 A stop at Gold Star Chili: 7649 Mall Rd, Florence, KY 41042
INDEPENDENCE
🎅🏆5179 Christopher Drive – walking display also. Featured on The Christmas Light Fight show on ABC. (5122 also decorated)
UNION
🎅🏆1031 Aristides Drive

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE navigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

Want to change up your coney stop on this route? You could also stop at one of these locations on the route!
Burlington – 2355 Burlington Pike
Latonia – Gold Star Chili, 4381 Winston Ave

Route 2 includes:
✅ 2  🎶 displays
✅ A Gold Star stop for chili or burgers or milkshakes for dessert
 ✅ 2 🏆 MUST-SEE displays
✅ ☃️ Lot’s of inflatables
46 mins drive time + stops. Plan for 2 – 2.5 hrs of entertainment.

Addresses are:
BURLINGTON
🎅🎶🏆☃️ 3251 Millakin Place (The Kramer’s Christmas Lights) – Click HERE to see Millakin Place on WLWT!
 A stop at Gold Star Chili: Latonia, 4381 Winston Ave
HEBRON
🎅1837 Northern Spy Drive
VILLA HILLS
🏆 ☃️ 813 Winterberry Court

CLICK HERE for the GOOGLE MAPS ROUTE navigation on your phone. Click the 3 dots (…) in the upper right, then edit stops to add your starting point. Make sure to move your starting point to the ‘A’ position by clicking on the letter and dragging it to the top. 

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