Light Up Middletown
A Drive-Through Fantasy Light Display

Light Up Middletown 


Balloon Glow Cancelled

the 15th Season
November 29 thru December 31
6-10 pm
Every night
Holidays included
Santa & Mrs. Claus
Every Fri & Sat
7-9 pm
thru December 21
(photo available)
Pet Photo with
Thurs 12/12



Middletown Community Foundation

Middletown CVB

The Thatcher Family

City of Middletown Public Works

Java Johnny's



Spinning Fork

Donato’s Pizza


Hot Air Balloon Glow

The Ohio Challenge


Local Balloonists



The Display

Enter through the tunnel of lights to enjoy a sparkling fantasyland. Several surprise new displays will be added for the 2013 event.  Light Up Middletown is a circle driving tour with several themed areas including a floating sea serpent in the fishing lake, Santa's Workshop, Santa's sleigh, train, animated swans, American flag, penguin village, deer leaping over the roadway, a lighted helicopter, airplane, and hot air balloon - all with thousands of twinkling lights. The fun expands every year in the 100-acre park.


Balloon Glow Cancelled


Hot air balloons will become part of the circle tour display for one sparkling evening.  Jointly sponsored by Middletown Journal, The Ohio Challenge and Light Up Middletown. 

  • Motor coach tours are welcome.  (All arches over roadways accommodate buses.)
  • Admission by donation - Drop a donation in the box as you enter the park.  All donations are used to purchase, upgrade, repair and replace displays and make park improvements.
  • Sponsor - Light Up Middletown is a non-profit organization raising money to make improvements to Middletown's Smith Park.  All construction labor and gate attendants are volunteers.  Several local businesses, The Middletown Journal, and Middletown Convention and Visitors Bureau join together to make each year's Light Up Middletown even more exciting.
  • Light Up Middletown is located at Smith Park, 500 Tytus Avenue, Middletown, Ohio


    Take I-75 to exit 32. Follow State Route 122 to downtown Middletown. Smith Park is located on Tytus Avenue just off Verity Parkway (SR4). The park is adjacent to Middletown Regional Airport.
  • Come join the fun, see the lights.  Enjoy fantasyland in Middletown, Ohio!