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Christmas Light Festival & Mini Market
Experience a family-friendly indoor Christmas light festival featuring towering light gardens, glowing activities, delicious treats, and live entertainment… All under the twinkle of a million lights at Lumaze Cincinnati.
Lumaze was a wonderful experience for my family. I went with my husband and two children; my son, who is 14, and my daughter, 12 years old.
When we arrived, we walked into a display of snowy trees and ice. All the trees were white, and large snowflakes were made of lights on the ground. The trees and snowflakes had white lights on them, making them sparkle and look like they came straight out of a movie. I was very excited, but when entering the area where Lumaze started, I was shocked to see that only 1/2 of the room was lit. The front half held a concert stage, several rows of seats for the music show later that evening, and a place where they sold drinks. The drinks were passed out in a cup that looked like a light bulb. The idea totally hit the mark, and the light bulb tied directly to the theme.
The light show was broken up into several countries, and each country had its own set of lights native to that country. For example, China was the first country, and upon walking in, you could see the wonderful red-lighted lanterns light up the “sky.” Walking in further, you see a spectacular dragon anytime China is displayed at events. Each country had a theme of its own. They were spectacular. Each place also had several lighted picture frames hanging from the ceiling for fun photos to pose in.
Since the kids were older, they were not as amused with the lighted interactive games that the younger kids enjoyed. There was a maze of lights that hung string lights from the ceiling. Hundreds of strings that you would dodge through. There were also approximately 100 disks that sat on the floor, and when you stepped on them, they changed colors. Younger kids enjoyed jumping from blue light to blue light or green to red light. Lastly, a 4 foot high by 15 feet long “light bright.” My teens did create a few pictures using the 1/2 footlights. And for those younger kids who do not enjoy the light interactive games, there is a playground at the end where they can spend their energy.
If you had kids under 10, they would enjoy Lumaze a lot more than teens. My kids walked around by themselves, and they did enjoy finding the “stamp man” to fill up their passport so they could receive a “gift” at the end of the walk, but if it were up to them, they would have chosen somewhere else to be. So if you have teens, you would be much better finding another place for them to go for Xmas. However, if you have younger kids or an older adult who needs to be in a warm area, indoors, and still wants to experience Christmas cheer with the family, this is the place to be.
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- Duke Energy Convention Center
- 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 45202
- (W 5th St and Elm St entrance)
- Nov 26th – Dec 30th, 2021
- Secure tickets online for your preferred dates via LumazeLights.com