Get in the Holiday Spirit at Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake

When it comes to beloved holiday traditions, what are your favorite things to do? Visits from Santa Claus, freshly baked cookies, and Christmas caroling are a few of ours! However, one tradition stands out among the rest. If you have yet to attend Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake, then don’t put it off for another year. Read on to learn more about this festive Lake Erie event! Afterward, if you are looking for more nearby winter activities, download our free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on annual events, celebrations, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and more.

What You’ll Find at Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake

About Lights on the Lake

Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake is the largest holiday light display on Lake Erie. For over a decade, this annual holiday event has delivered quality fun to the Ashtabula community. It is a driving tour that leads visitors through the lovely Lakeshore Park. Visitors can see over 70 dazzling, professional displays and thousands of twinkling lights!

From fire-breathing dragons to Frosty the Snowman, there are so many displays to look forward to! Year after year, the Lights on the Lake committee continues to expand and improve the festival, so you can always look forward to something new.

Special Events

In addition to light displays, Lights on the Lake offers several special event nights. If you would like to incorporate some exercise into your vacation, then check out the Lights on the Lake Walk Through. The walk through is a one-night event that allows visitors to see the lights on foot! Other popular events include visits from Santa Claus and horse-drawn carriage tours.

Help Your Neighbor Night is another highlight of the festival. During these nights, the Lights on the Lake committee collects non-perishable foods that are later distributed to Ashtabula County food pantries.

Helpful Information for Your Trip

  • Lights on the Lake runs from November 24 to December 31. You can visit on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The park will have special hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve.
  • Get there early! The first 3,000 visitors will receive complimentary goodie bags filled with candy and coupons to local businesses. It is a fantastic way to save money on your holiday vacation.
  • You can also save money by purchasing tickets in advance. Advance tickets are only $5 per vehicle!

Plan Your Christmas Vacation Today

After a fun-filled night at Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake, head home to The Lakehouse Inn for a cozy night in. When you book any of our lovely accommodations, like the Beach House, you can always look forward to warm hospitality and the best winter specials! Complimentary breakfast at Crosswinds Grille, daily wine tasting and flights, and spa services are a few amenities that we offer guests.