Beavercreek residents to make the most of holiday options

December 20, 2013 by  

For the 22nd straight year, event specialists the Alleen hosted its annual holiday extravaganza—Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods, in recent weeks. It was just an hour’s drive from Beavercreek, and excited youngsters can still take in Santaland at the location.

Outdoors, visitors stayed in the warmth of their cars as they traveled through the woods over a mile-long road of light displays composed of hundreds of lighted trees, and featured more than 120 holiday themes such as Santa and his elves, toy trains, and toy soldiers. Also visible were winter scenes including snowmen and the not-so-traditional, such as animals and Godzilla.

Indoors, people can still experience Santaland, where they can enjoy holiday beverages, buy holiday candy and baked goods, and check off items on their Christmas lists by purchasing gifts at Nature’s Niche Gift shop. Children can visit Santa and have their pictures taken for a small fee. For those that wish, pictures can be taken to local printing services for postcard printing.

Children are also welcomed in the Holiday Play Area and no one will want to miss the holiday train display. On weekend evenings, the Dickens Carolers sing traditional holiday tunes as they stroll throughout the festivities.

The holiday event at Sharon Woods, Sharonville, ran from November 22 – December 3, but Santaland stays open until next Monday, December 23, meaning that there is still time for folks to make a date this weekend and enjoy the holiday songs at the same time.