I love holiday lights. More specifically, I love looking at holiday lights (installing them myself, not so much).
No surprise then that one of my favorite holiday activities is taking driving tours of holiday light displays. Everyone stays warm, holiday music on the radio, all while leisurely driving and taking in festive – and often elaborate – light displays. Recently we had the opportunity to visit Pyramid Hill for their 18th annual Holiday Lights on the Hill, a two plus mile driving tour of holiday lights set against the natural beauty of Pyramid Hill.
There are other drive-thru lights tours in Cincinnati; however, it’s the sculptures you’ll see during your drive that set Holiday Lights on the Hill apart from other light displays in the area.
Coming upon the sculpture The Web, or “dinosaur bones” (as our youngest named it), lit up in hundreds of blue, silver, and red lights is cool experience. My favorite installation was a light display designed to simulate an ice skating rink. It’s a huge piece, glowing, blinking blue with lights (my favorite holiday light color, I confess) and dotted throughout with pink, green, red and yellow ice skaters.
Pyramid Hill is one of Cincinnati’s greatest hidden gems, and its annual light display showcases the sculpture park in a new and brilliant light (literally). Definitely make a point of making the drive up to Butler County for this one-of-a-kind light display!
Holiday Lights on the Hill is located at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton, Ohio, and runs every evening through December 31.
Jonathon Karysn Paasch is husband to an intelligent, generous, and creative spouse, and father to two caring, smart, and funny girls.
A Cincinnati transplant, Jonathon and his family are avid weekend explorers, particularly drawn to the plethora of amazing outdoor activities available in the tri-state area.
With a passion for photography, Jonathon rarely misses an opportunity to document and share the Paasch family adventures.