Dazzling entertainment ahead as Beavercreek lights up

November 7, 2013 by  

In just a few weeks, Beavercreek families can once again celebrate the holiday season by attending Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill. For almost three months, people at the mill have been decorating the premises with over 3.5 million lights that festoon the mill itself, the bridges and nearby riverbanks, trees, and the gorge.

The covered bridge, adorned with brightly colored lights, has displays in the form of trees twinkling beside it. Once every hour during the holiday evenings, all the lights at Clifton Mill blink off. In the darkness, orchestral music begins to play traditional Christmas carols. Gradually, a few lights flicker on the bridge before, as the music swells, more lights come on pulsating to the beat of the music. Suddenly, the lights go out, leaving everything again in total darkness. After a moment, all the lights in Clifton Mill flash back on.

Also, at Santa’s Workshop, St. Nick works on toys and checks his list every 15 minutes, then pops up the chimney to load toys onto his sleigh. Visitors can also meander around in the outdoor miniature village with its two trains, light parade, football game, drive-in movie theater, and country fair. The Santa Claus Museum, meanwhile, showcases more than 3,000 pieces of Santa memorabilia.

An opportunity for brochure printers to help the mill advertise for the 2014 season, Legendary Lights will start the day after Thanksgiving and continue through January 1 at 75 Water Street, Clifton. Gates open at 5:00 pm.