November 23rd-January 8th
The best holiday escape in southeastern Ohio is “Gallipolis In Lights”, a holiday light display that is guaranteed to lift your holiday spirits this year. Thousands of lights fill the Gallipolis City Park from dusk till dawn, November 23rd – January 8th. Created each year by a group of dedicated community volunteers who light up the park like a scene from a romantic Christmas movie. Thanks to their determination and hard work, Gallipolis In Lights has been named a part of the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail for the fifth consecutive year!
Gallipolis In Lights begins each year with the Official Park Lighting, which will be held Wednesday, November 23rd. Beginning at 5:30 PM, entertainment on stage, along with LIVE reindeer, and FREE hot chocolate and cookies! Then the lighting ceremony starts at 7:00ish PM at the Bandstand with the flipping of the lights switch. Following will be the annual fireworks display!
Visitors can explore the lights display to find that perfect photo op as holiday music plays throughout the park. There is parking located all around the park so visitors can also stay toasty in their cars as they take in the beauty and magic. If you keep your eyes peeled you may get a sight of Ole’ Saint Nick, who is known to be seen riding around the park.
Downtown Gallipolis is also home to several unique small businesses that can help you find that perfect gift. Click here for a complete listing of shops. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Bossard Memorial Library to experience the free exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas. The library is only a few blocks away from the park. Or experience the free Heritage Lights Tour nights!
In 2022 Gallipolis In Lights was named by the TODAY Show the nation’s Merriest Main Street! See the video below!
Location: Gallipolis City Park, 300 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Hours of Operation: Park is open 24/7. Lights run from dusk till dawn.
Parking: Free. Street parking is available around the park.