Andy and I went to Clifton Mill in Clifton, OH last night to see the holiday lights.
What a sight!
We arrived early and wandered around, had hot chocolate and birch beer, and waited.
We toured the toy and Santa collections.
It was a dreary, misty rain kind of night but I wasn't going to wait another year. People have been telling me about Clifton Mill since I moved to Ohio. They told me it was a "must see" place.
They were right!
this plain view (above)
THIS spectacular sight!
Everything was covered in lights!
The ground was blanketed with tiny lights. Everywhere!
There was a light show that was focused on the covered bridge and the surrounding area. The lights were synchronized with music. When that finished, the lights stayed on and people walked around to view everything.
There was a log cabin that was decorated, a nativity, and a miniature village that was great. Everywhere you looked in the village, there was something going on. There was a drive-in movie where a movie was actually being shown on the tiny screen with the sound coming from real drive-in speakers, an ice skating rink with skaters, a football game where Ohio State University was playing, a drive-in restaurant, a wedding chapel where the couple was exiting to their waiting car, a Christmas tree lot and one house where a family was taking their tree inside, a replica of Clifton Mill, a car show, etc. There were cars, trucks, airplanes flying around, a couple of hot air balloons, and trains zipping along the tracks. If you looked closely and quickly, you could catch a sight of Santa and his reindeer flying through the air.