Holiday Weekend Festivals: December 16-19, 2021

Christmas is around the corner, Festival Fans!

So let me say that I cannot believe how close Christmas is. I was listening to the weather forecast and the meteorologist made some comment about “Christmas week,” making me realize that it was only one week from Saturday…

…and I am not done shopping!

Fortunately, there is still another weekend with some craft fairs, Christmas shows and the like, so I should hopefully be able to get things done in time. And, if you are already done, you can go ahead and leisurely enjoy a Christmas Light Show or two, going on throughout Ohio and all the other states covered on this website…

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…which brings me to other news…


Starting January 1, only Ohio’s listings and reviews will remain at OhioFestivals.net.

The other states will be moved to another website with all Festival Schedules and related festival reviews redirected to pages and posts on the new website.

Don’t worry! If you’ve bookmarked pages and posts, they should still work with the redirect in place.

Also, there is a likelihood that I will be adding the states of North Carolina and South Carolina to the new website in January!

Feel free to write to me if you have any questions.

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Here are some of the festivals I would check out in the other states:

Florida (29 Fests): Kissimmee Holiday Festival, Bradenton Seafood and Music Festival

Georgia (17 Fests): Brooklet’s Small Town Christmas

Illinois (22 Fests): Christmas in Carterville

Indiana (16 Fests): Richmond Winter Farmers Market Holiday Festival

Kentucky (14 Fests): Christmas on the Farm (Cynthiana)

Michigan (16 Fests): Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village (Dearborn)

New York (7 Fests): Christkindlmarkt (Buffalo)

Pennsylvania (9 Fests): Peoples Gas Holiday Market (Pittsburgh)

Tennessee (19 Fests): Bell Buckle Olde Fashioned Christmas

West Virginia (7 Fests): Winter Brewfest (Snowshoe)

Wisconsin (24 Fests): Baraboo Christmas Night Market

Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend, everyone!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

Holiday Weekend Festivals: December 16-19, 2021

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

No festival reviews this weekend.

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OHIO

12/13-12/18 – Lumaze Christmas Light Festival and Mini Market IV – Cincinnati
12/13-12/19 – Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas V – Toledo
12/13-12/19 – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights V – Delaware
12/13-12/19 – Christmas Nights of Lights VI – Cincinnati
12/13-12/19 – Parklights at Caesar Ford III – Xenia
12/13-12/19 – Holiday in Lights V – Sharonville
12/13-12/19 – Whispering Christmas Holiday Lights IV – Eaton
12/13-12/19 – A Carillon Christmas IV – Dayton
12/13-12/19 – Magical Lights of Winter V – Hebron
12/13-12/19 – Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights III – Upper Sandusky
12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights IV – Middleburg Heights
12/13-12/19 – Christmas Cruise Thru V – Hicksville
12/13-12/19 – PNC Festival of Lights V – Cincinnati
12/13-12/19 – Sandusky County Fairgrounds Winter Wonderland II – Fremont
12/13-12/19 – Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill IV – Clifton
12/13-12/19 – The Christmas Ranch V – Morrow
12/13-12/19 – Journey Borealis V – Hamilton
12/13-12/19 – Ashtabula County’s Light on the Lake IV – Ashtabula
12/13-12/19 – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo V – Powell
12/13-12/19 – Light Up Middletown IV – Middletown
12/13-12/19 – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio VI – Hartford
12/13-12/19 – Wild Winter Lights at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo V – Cleveland
12/13-12/19 – Vendor Village Artisan Pop-Up Market V – Westlake
12/14-12/19 – Elegant Illusions Christmas Drive Through Park IV – Canfield
12/15-12/19 – Holiday Lights Cruise-Thru IV – LaGrange
12/16-12/18 – Holiday Art Fair at Gallery 22 VII – Delaware
12/16-12/19 – Lucas County Holiday Light Show V – Maumee
12/17-12/18 – Yuletide Village Season of Lights IV – Waynesville
12/17-12/19 – Steubenville Nutcracker Village, Advent Market & Christmas Wonderland IV – Steubenville
12/17-12/19 – Winterfest IV – Portsmouth
12/17-12/19 – Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve IV – Troy
12/17-12/19 – Nature’s A-Glow at Beech Creek Gardens IV – Alliance
12/17-12/19 – Woodland Lights V – Washington Township
12/17-12/19 – Holiday Market at the Screw Factory – Lakewood
12/17-12/19 – CLE Market’s Holiday Market IV – Olmsted Township
12/18 – Bethany Lutheran Church Christmas Craft Fair – Parma
12/18 – Avon Winter Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show – Avon
12/18 – Jingle Mingle Craft and Vendor Show – Strongsville
12/18 – Winter Wonderland Art and Craft Show – Harrison
12/18 – Christmas in Loveland – Loveland
12/18-12/19 – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village IV – Columbus
12/18-12/19 – The Procrastinator’s Shopping Event – Mentor
12/19 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park
12/19 – Reindeer Crossing Craft and Vendor Show – Elyria
12/19 – Christmas Krunch Vendor and Craft Show – Mentor
12/19 – Sage and Spice Vendor and Craft Show – Wadsworth
12/19 – Back Road Reptiles and Exotics Expo – Fremont

FLORIDA

12/13-12/19 – Night of a Million Lights VI – Kissimmee
12/13-12/19 – Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Festival of Lights II – White Springs
12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway V – Daytona Beach
12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights at Homestead-Miami Speedway V – Homestead
12/13-12/19 – Dazzling Nights Jacksonville V – Jacksonville
12/13-12/19 – Dazzling Nights Orlando V – Orlando
12/13-12/19 – Cranes Roost Park Holiday Lights IV – Altamonte Springs
12/13-12/19 – Ellenton Holiday Village III – Ellenton
12/13-12/19 – Space Coast Lightfest V – Melbourne
12/13-12/19 (Closed 12/18) – Pinecrest Gardens Night of Lights II – Pinecrest
12/13-12/19 – The Wonderland of Lights and Santa’s Village IV – Auburndale
12/15-12/19 – NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Garden V – Coral Gables
12/16-12/19 – Christmas Lane IV – Plant City
12/16-12/19 – Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village IV – Dover
12/16-12/19 – Enchant Christmas IV – St. Petersburg
12/16-12/19 – Mayhem Ranch Winter Festival III – Morriston
12/16-12/19 – The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Asian Lantern Festival V – Sanford
12/17-12/19 – Zoo Lights Miami IV – Miami
12/17-12/19 – Christmas in the Wild IV – Tampa
12/17-12/19 – ZOOLights II – Jacksonville
12/17-12/19 – Bradenton Seafood and Music Festival – Bradenton
12/17-12/19 – Hunsader Farms Country Christmas II – Bradenton
12/17-12/19 – Raprager Family Farm’s Winter Festival and Christmas Extravaganza IV – Odessa
12/17-12/19 – Zoo Lights V – West Palm Beach
12/17-12/19 – Santa’s Enchanted Forest VII – Hialeah
12/18 – Kissimmee Holiday Festival – Kissimmee
12/18-12/19 – Vibra Urbana Music Fest – Miami
12/19 – Pasko Christmas Festival – Tampa

GEORGIA

12/13-12/19 – Garden Lights, Holiday Nights VI – Atlanta
12/13-12/19 – Atlanta Christkindl Market IV – Atlanta
12/13-12/19 – Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park V – Canton
12/13-12/19 – World of Illumination: Rockin’ Christmas VI – Marietta
12/13-12/19 – World of Illumination: Artic Adventure V – Hampton
12/13-12/19 – Holiday Lights of Hope III – Woodstock
12/13-12/19 – Enchanted Garden of Lights V – Lookout Mountain
12/13-12/19 – Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort and Gardens V – Pine Mountain
12/13-12/19 – IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival IV – Atlanta
12/14-12/19 – A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms IV – Cartersville
12/15-12/19 – Winter Wonderlights III – Athens
12/15-12/19 – Holiday Road Atlanta IV – Fairburn
12/16-12/18 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights IV – Hiawassee
12/17-12/19 – Illuminate: Chinese Lantern Festival and Acrobat Show V – Lawrenceville
12/17-12/19 – Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo III – Albany
12/17-12/19 – Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens State Park IV – Crawfordville
12/18 – Brooklet’s Small Town Christmas – Brooklet
12/18-12/19 – Stone Mountain Christmas VI – Stone Mountain

ILLINOIS

12/13-12/19 – East Peoria Festival of Lights IV – East Peoria
12/13-12/19 – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden VI – Glencoe
12/13-12/19 – Wonderland in Lights IV – Effingham
12/13-12/19 – Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights IV – Wheaton
12/13-12/19 – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville V – Chicago
12/13-12/19 – Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza V – Chicago
12/13-12/19 – Quincy Festival of Lights IV – Quincy
12/13-12/19 – Mooseheart Holiday Lights IV – Mooseheart
12/13-12/19 – Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park III – Lombard
12/13-12/19 – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum IV – Lisle
12/13-12/19 – Mattoon Lightworks V – Mattoon
12/13-12/19 – Aurora Festival of Lights IV – Aurora
12/13-12/19 – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights V – Shelbyville
12/13-12/19 – Nights of Lights IV – Wheaton
12/13-12/19 – Santa’s Rock N Lights V – Grayslake
12/15-12/19 – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo V – Chicago
12/15-12/19 – Amaze Light Festival V – Rosemont
12/15-12/19 – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit V – Rock Island
12/15-12/19 – Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic IV – Brookfield
12/16-12/19 – Chatham Light Up the Park IV – Chatham
12/17 – Christmas in Carterville – Carterville
12/18-12/19 – Christmas in the Commons III – New Lenox

INDIANA

12/13-12/19 – Festival of Trees VI – Indianapolis
12/13-12/19 – Christmas Nights of Lights VI – Indianapolis
12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights at Ruoff Music Center V – Noblesville
12/13-12/19 – Lanthier Winery Festival of Trees VI – Madison
12/13-12/19 – Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights IV – Evansville
12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights Holiday Light Drive Through V – La Porte
12/13-12/19 – Winter Lights at Sunset Hill Farm V – Valparaiso
12/13-12/19 – TPA Park Holiday Festival of Lights IV – Frankfort
12/13-12/19 – Winterlights V – Indianapolis
12/13-12/19 – Christmas at the Zoo V – Indianapolis
12/15-12/19 – Carmel Christkindlmarkt German Holiday Market V – Carmel
12/16-12/19 – Christmas Tyme Lights IV – Lowell
12/17-12/19 – A Merry Prairie Holiday IV – Fishers
12/17-12/19 – Gift of Lights at the Potawatomi Zoo IV – South Bend
12/18 – Richmond Winter Farmers Market Holiday Festival – Richmond
12/18 – Christmas Lake Village Festival of Lights II – Santa Claus

KENTUCKY

12/13-12/19 – Festival of Lights VII – Grand Rivers
12/13-12/19 – Lights Under Louisville VI – Louisville
12/13-12/19 – Twinkle at the Track IV – Bowling Green
12/13-12/19 – Winter Woods Spectacular IV – Louisville
12/13-12/19 – Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill IV – Millersburg
12/13-12/19 – Christmas in the Park IV – Paducah
12/13-12/19 – Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park IV – Elizabethtown
12/13-12/19 – Christmas at Panther Park IV – Owensboro
12/13-12/19 – Southern Lights Holiday Festival IV – Lexington
12/13-12/19 – Winter Wonderland of Lights V – Ashland
12/15-12/19 – ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter IV – Williamstown
12/16-12/19 – Brent Street Holiday Market at Fête de Noël Winter Holiday Festival IV – Louisville
12/17-12/19 – Festival of Lights at Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds IV – Mayfield
12/18 – Christmas on the Farm – Cynthiana

MICHIGAN

12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights V – Clarkston
12/13-12/19 – The Christmas Lite Show IV – Comstock Park
12/13-12/19 – Nite Lights IV – Brooklyn
12/13-12/19 – Sparkle in the Park IV – Bear Lake
12/13-12/19 – The Colors of Christmas Wonderland IV – Newaygo
12/15-12/19 – Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo V – Royal Oak
12/15-12/19 – Wayne County Lightfest V – Westland
12/15-12/19 – Winter Wonderland: A Holiday Lights Spectacular IV – Hickory Corners
12/16-12/19 – Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village III – Dearborn
12/16-12/19 – Winter Wonder Lights at Meadow Brook IV – Rochester
12/16-12/19 – Walk Through the Lights at Gull Meadow Farms III – Richland
12/16-12/19 – Glenlore Trails Aurora IV – Commerce Township
12/16-12/19 – Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic IV – Flint
12/16-12/19 – Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo V – Lansing
12/17-12/19 – Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll IV – Lake Orion
12/17-12/19 – Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic IV – Flint

NEW YORK

12/13-12/19 – The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights III – Hamburg
12/13-12/19 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake V – Liverpool
12/14-12/19 – Buffalo Holiday Market IV – Buffalo
12/16-12/19 – Roc Holiday Village III – Rochester
12/16-12/19 – Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show V – Lockport
12/17-12/19 – Christkindlmarkt III – Buffalo
12/18-12/19 – Dickens Christmas Festival IV – Skaneateles

PENNSYLVANIA

12/13-12/19 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VI – Prospect
12/13-12/19 – Zoo Lights Drive Thru IV – Pittsburgh
12/13-12/19 – Christmas Light-Up V – Clinton
12/13-12/19 – Peoples Gas Holiday Market IV – Pittsburgh
12/13-12/19 – Holiday Lights on the Lake V – Altoona
12/13-12/19 – Christmas in the Park IV – Grove City
12/17-12/19 – Overly’s Country Christmas V – Greensburg
12/17-12/19 – Holiday Lights at Kennywood V – West Mifflin
12/17-12/19 – Holiday Nights of Lights IV – Bedford

TENNESSEE

12/13-12/19 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VII – Sevierville
12/13-12/19 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VI – Jackson
12/13-12/19 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland IV – Johnson City
12/13-12/19 – Zoo Lights IV – Knoxville
12/13-12/19 – Lights Over Gatlinburg VII – Gatlinburg
12/13-12/19 – Pinnacle Speedway in Lights VI – Bristol
12/13-12/19 – Christmas on the Cumberland IV – Clarksville
12/13-12/19 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas VII – Pigeon Forge
12/13-12/19 – Chad’s Winter Wonderland IV – Lebanon
12/13-12/19 – Franktown’s Festival of Lights IV – Franklin
12/13-12/19 – The Dancing Lights of Christmas VI – Lebanon
12/13-12/19 – A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland VI – Nashville
12/13-12/19 – Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens V – Nashville
12/15-12/19 – Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo VI – Memphis
12/15-12/19 – Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park IV – Memphis
12/15-12/19 – Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees V – Memphis
12/18 – Christkindlsmarkt at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company IV – Knoxville
12/18 – Bell Buckle Olde Fashioned Christmas III – Bell Buckle
12/18-12/19 – Chattanooga Holiday Market III – Chattanooga

WEST VIRGINIA

12/13-12/19 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights VII – Wheeling
12/13-12/19 – Winter Wonderland III – Fayetteville
12/13-12/19 – Festival of Lights at Central Hampshire Park IV – Augusta
12/13-12/19 – Bluefield Holiday of Lights IV – Bluefield
12/13-12/19 – St. Albans Festival of Lights IV – St. Albans
12/15-12/19 – Celebration of Lights IV – Fairmont
12/18 – Winter Brewfest – Snowshoe

WISCONSIN

12/13-12/19 – Noel Light Park and Christmas Market IV – West Allis
12/13-12/19 – Miller Valley’s Holiday Lites III – Milwaukee
12/13-12/19 – Enchantment in the Park IV – West Bend
12/13-12/19 – Magic of Lights at American Family Field IV – Milwaukee
12/13-12/19 – Winter Wonders at Boerner Botanical Gardens V – Franklin
12/13-12/19 – Chippewa Falls Christmas Village IV – Chippewa Falls
12/13-12/19 – Celebration of Lights IV – Oshkosh
12/13-12/19 – The North Pole Christmas Village VI – Chilton
12/13-12/19 – Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival V – Milwaukee
12/13-12/19 – East Troy Lights III – East Troy
12/13-12/19 – Sam’s Christmas Village and Light Tour IV – Somerset
12/13-12/19 – Rotary Winter Wonderland IV – Marshfield
12/13-12/19 – Christmas Carnival of Lights IV – Caledonia
12/13-12/19 – Rotary Lights IV – La Crosse
12/13-12/19 – Country Christmas IV – Pewaukee
12/14-12/19 – Santa’s Rock N Lights V – De Pere
12/16-12/19 – Lights in Lincoln Park IV – Manitowoc
12/16-12/19 – Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Gardens IV – Green Bay
12/16-12/19 – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show IV – Janesville
12/17 – Baraboo Christmas Night Market – Baraboo
12/17-12/19 – Fox Cities Festival of Lights IV – Harrison
12/17-12/19 – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights IV – Madison
12/17-12/19 – Delightfully Calumet Holiday Light Show III – Chilton
12/18-12/19 – Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin III – Eagle

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Festival Schedule Pages

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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