Local Veteran to “Flip the Switch” at Coney Island’s Nights of Lights on November 10


CINCINNATI, OH -- While Warren County Park District has put a pause on hosting the Holiday in Lights Show for 2023 at Armco Park, there are still many light shows happening around us —with one being Coney Island’s Nights of Lights 2023.

Opening this Friday, November 10, from 5:30 - 6pm, Coney Island will partner with The Salvation Army to honor a local veteran by inviting them to “flip the switch,” turning on one of the largest drive-through holiday light shows in the nation. Featuring more than 2 million lights synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music over a 2.5-mile route, the drive is approximately 40 miles south of Lebanon. 

The ceremony will take place at Coney Island’s Lakeside Pavilion and will be livestreamed for public viewing. All veterans and active military will receive $5 off admission to Coney Island’s Nights of Lights with a valid military ID. 

"Guests will be amazed by fantastic, tunnels of lights larger-than-life Christmas trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes, and more! Nights of Lights has become a family favorite year over year. This year, keep an eye out for new light features and music," states the press release from Coney Island. 

The show, which runs nightly thought December 31,  opens nightly at nightfall with gates remaining open until 10pm. 

Guests may purchase carload passes online in advance or at the gate upon arrival. Tickets are:

  • $30 per carload up to 8 guests -- just one price for the entire group!
  • Vehicles with 9-15 passengers are $50 on weekdays and $100 on Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • Vehicles carrying 16+ guests are $75 on weekdays or $150 on Fridays and Saturdays. 

For safety reasons, RVs, tour buses or limos with more than a 35-person capacity and vehicles over 24 feet long will not be admitted. Maximum vehicle height is 13 feet, 6 inches.

Refreshments will be available for purchase on select nights that include items such as: hot cocoa, caramel corn and cotton candy. New this year is an exclusive Nights of Lights collectible souvenir tumbler, while supplies last.

Coney Island is located at 6201 Kellogg Avenue.  For additional information please visit Coneyislandpark.com. 

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