The first things we think of when we think of Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio are the wonderful breakfasts they serve, made with the products from their own water-powered grist mill. Unless it’s Christmastime, because Clifton Mill goes all out and over the top with one of the most spectacular Christmas displays you’ll ever witness: The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill, featuring over 3000 Santas in a Santa Claus museum, a live Santa in his workshop who goes up the chimney four times an hour, a miniature village, a toy collection… but the highlight, for sure, are the three-and-a-half million lights that adorn the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, the trees, and the bridges!

Clifton Mill, Clifton, OHThe mill opens at 5 p.m. each evening, beginning the evening of the day after Thanksgiving, and the lights come on at 6 p.m. A synchronized lights and music show takes place hourly. The display will finish up New Year’s Eve. Admission is $10 per person; children six and under are free. The restaurant will remain open, as usual, for breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m. During the Legendary Lights hours, hot dogs, BBQ pork sandwiches, soup, cornbread, hot chocolate, cookies, pie, popcorn, and soft drinks will be available. See their website for all the details.