Clifton Mill Christmas Lights

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Clifton Mill started the light display in 1988 with only 100,000 lights. Today, millions of twinkling lights are on display, making the Clifton Mill lights a must-see Christmas attraction.

Originally established in 1802 as the Davis Mill, the mill furnished materials for the American army during the War of 1812 and produced flour and meal for the Civil War troops. Now the historic Clifton Mill is one of the largest water-powered grist mills still in existence.

What is Clifton Mill?

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More than 4 million lights illuminate the Historic Clifton Mill, covered bridges, surrounding trees, gorge and the banks of the Little Miami River.

There’s even a 100-foot sparkling “waterfall” of lights and a synchronized lights and music show. Once you visit this spectacular holiday destination, you’ll understand why it’s named the Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill.

What are Clifton Mill's hours?

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Gates open daily at 5pm and close at 9pm. Lights are on display Sunday through Saturday 6pm to 9pm. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the mill closes at 8pm.

Admission is $10 per person ages 4 and older, children under 3 are free. Cash and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) are accepted. Parking is free.

How much does it cost to get into Clifton Mill?

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Where is Clifton Mill?

Historic Clifton Mill is located in Greene County and is about an hour west of Columbus and 30 minutes east of Dayton.

With a spectacular holiday display featuring millions of twinkling lights, the legendary Clifton Mill has become an Ohio Christmas tradition. This Christmas season, marvel at the dazzling Clifton Mill Christmas lights and create new holiday memories with your family and friends.

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