Light Up Middletown

Admission to Light Up Middletown is normally free (donations encouraged).

  • When: Thanksgiving thru December. Call to confirm the date of the Balloon Glow (it’s usually the first Tuesday in December from 6-8pm).
  • Location: (Map It) Smith Park, 500 Tytus Avenue – Art Central District in downtown Middletown, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-422-3030
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Light Up Middletown in Middletown, Ohio:  About a dozen hot air balloons will illuminate the winter night sky while Light Up Middletown kicks off for the holiday season. Light Up Middletown is a drive-through fantasy light display. Enter via Christmas Tree Lane, through a 40-foot tunnel of lights, around the reflecting pool with floating swans, under the leaping deer, and visit the penguin village and butterfly forest. Special events throughout the season include the Hot Air Balloon Glow and weekend visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus in the historic Lock Tender’s House Museum inside the park. The display expands each year to include new and unusual animated groups. Proceeds from the donations go to improve Middletown Parks.

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