November 24th-January 2nd
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 24th to January 2nd. 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 fourth consecutive year!
Gallipolis In Lights begins each year with the Official Park Lighting, which will be held Wednesday, November 24th. 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. From plants to apparel to personalized signs to handmade leather goods, Gallipolis has you covered. Many of these businesses offer online orders so you can also shop from the comfort of your own home. Click here for a complete listing of shops.
The Gallipolis in Lights Display is only able to be lit up based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the area. So, please help keep the community safe and our lights on by wearing your mask and give other visitors plenty of space and patience.
Location: Gallipolis City Park, 300 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Hours of Operation: Park is open 24/7. Lights run dusk till dawn.
Parking: Free. Street parking is available around the park.