Rare Carillon Bells Help Ring in the Holiday Season in Middletown, Ohio

November 20, 2019

Special bells, a Christmas village, light displays, hot chocolate walks and a comedy holiday music show are just some of the ways Middletown, Ohio is fighting off the Grinch this holiday season. 

There's no room for Grinch-like attitudes this holiday season. Here in Middletown, we take the holidays seriously. We were even nicknamed the Twinklest Holiday Town!  Join us in getting in the holiday spirit and celebrate at these festive events with your family, friends, and loved ones this season.

Enjoy the sounds of holiday music from the unique and rare carillon bells during the Holidays in the Highlands Home Tour. The Highlands Home Tour gives you a rare look into some of Middletown's historic homes. Enjoy holiday decor, trolley rides, and the famous carillon bells ring in the holiday cheer. Tour takes place December 8th.

Carillon bells in Middletown during the holiday season  Get in the historical holiday spirit while touring beautiful homes.  Get in the historical holiday spirit while touring beautiful homes.

Drive through over 3 million glistening lights, including a Christmas Around the World display, at the Holiday Glow at the Land of Illusion. Named one of Ohio's best light shows, Holiday Glow takes you on a 1.5 mile drive through the most festive light display in Ohio. The drive-thru opens on November 22nd and runs through the entire holiday season. 

Enjoy Holiday Glow.   Holiday Glow at Land of Illusion.

Be awestrucked by bright holiday lights at Smith Park. Light Up Middletown has come to be one of the area's favorite drive-thru holiday lights display. You may be surprised by what you see - a dragon, the Grinch, and so much more! The display starts on Thanksgiving runs through the new year. 

  Watch holiday lights glisten at Light Up Middletown.   Watch holiday lights glisten at Light Up Middletown.

Taste hot chocolate at the First Friday Hot Chocolate Walk and be entered to win free hot chocolate for a full year. Warm up with a nice cup of hot cocoa, but this isn't just any hot cocoa. On December 6th, try unique hot chocolate flavors such as Buddy the Elf Peppermint, Unicorn, Nutter Butter, and Snow White Chocolate. There's even a boozy option for the adults! Try each flavor on the Hot Chocolate Walk and get your hot chocolate passport stamped for a chance to win free hot chocolate for a full year!

Taste hot chocolate at the Hot Chocolate Walk in downtown Middletown.

Visit the Christmas Village at Land of Illusion for a spectacular holiday experience. Make this Christmas season special with lights, shops, covered fire pits, a petting zoo, Santa, and so much more. The Christmas Village is open all holiday season. 

Visit the Christmas Village at Land of Illusion.   Visit the Christmas Village at Land of Illusion.

Watch a unique comedy music show with The Avalons at the Sorg Opera House. Enjoy yuletide favorites along with the great sounds of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with all of the great comedy of America’s premiere rock 'n roll comedy musical show.  The performance takes place December 14th. 

Comedy holiday music show.

Middletown, Ohio dives right into the holidays with two drive through light displays, a Christmas Village with Santa, the Holidays in the Highlands Home Tour, a Hot Chocolate Walk, and last but not least, The Avalons Christmas Concert at the Sorg Opera House. Are you festive enough to celebrate the holidays in Middletown? Let's spread the holiday cheer for all to hear!