One last look at lights this weekend


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There are more than 45 LED Christmas light dislpays throughout the Allen County Fairgrounds for the first Mercy Health Bright Nights.

There are more than 45 LED Christmas light dislpays throughout the Allen County Fairgrounds for the first Mercy Health Bright Nights.


File photo | The Lima News

Visitors may drive through the Allen County Fairgrounds and take in the holiday light display and listen to music provided by the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

Visitors may drive through the Allen County Fairgrounds and take in the holiday light display and listen to music provided by the Lima Symphony Orchestra.


File photo | The Lima News

It’s time to hit the light shows while you still can.

• The 10th annual Holiday Lights Display at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum continues through the end of the year. The grounds of the museum are decorated and can be seen by driving through. Prominent displays include a 20-foot tall Saturn V rocket and an Apollo-era astronaut saluting the American flag. Donations will be accepted in person and online.

• Mercy Health Bright Nights will be open for a few more days at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima. The drive-thru Christmas light display throughout the fairgrounds features a light tunnel. Cost is $10 per carload.

The display takes about 20 minutes to drive through. A radio station will be available for visitors to tune in and listen to the “The Nutcracker” from the Lima Symphony Orchestra while they drive.

Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 2 and 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3.

Bring cash at the gate or prepay with a credit card at j.mp/3kSRxfl.

• Bluffton’s Blaze of Lights will continue to be illuminated through Jan. 1 at Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N. Main St. The Ream folk art collection has been a Bluffton tradition for decades.

• Laurel Oaks Christmas Lights Extravaganza’s final night is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free to see the decorations at private homes in this neighborhood in Elida.

• Van Wert has two seasonal viewing opportunities. The 4-H Exchange Holiday Light Show’s final day is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Christmas Day. This is at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Cost is $5 per carload, and visitors should enter from Fox Road. Also, there is a lights and inflatables display called Christmas at Fountain Park in downtown Van Wert’s Fountain Park, South Jefferson Street, Van Wert. Admission is free.

• The virtual Christmas Tree Festival at the Allen County Museum may be viewed at allencountymuseum.org. Christmas tree ornament kits are available at allencountymuseum.org/educational-resources. While visiting, view Christmas decorations at the Children’s Garden. The Christmas Tree Festival is sponsored by the Allen County Museum, Church Women United and Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District. The museum is closed through Jan. 3.

There are more than 45 LED Christmas light dislpays throughout the Allen County Fairgrounds for the first Mercy Health Bright Nights.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/12/web1_Bright-nights-3.jpgThere are more than 45 LED Christmas light dislpays throughout the Allen County Fairgrounds for the first Mercy Health Bright Nights. File photo | The Lima News
Visitors may drive through the Allen County Fairgrounds and take in the holiday light display and listen to music provided by the Lima Symphony Orchestra.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/12/web1_Bright-nights-2.jpgVisitors may drive through the Allen County Fairgrounds and take in the holiday light display and listen to music provided by the Lima Symphony Orchestra. File photo | The Lima News

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