Over the weekend, we made the trip to Strongsville in order to see the Crown Point Parkway Christmas display in person. We all agreed that the experience was well worth the 45 minute drive for us to get there.
I also had the opportunity to ask with Dan Hoag, the creator of the display a few questions. I hope you enjoy the pictures and if you are with-in driving distance of Strongsville, you will want to make the trip out to see it this year.
All About the Crown Point Parkway Christmas Light Display
As soon as you pull onto Crown Point Parkway you will immediately see the glow of Christmas Lights in the distance. You'll likely encounter a crowd of people and steady stream of cars (especially if you come during the weekends).
To fully enjoy the experience, park your car on Bennington Dr. and get out and walk around the sidewalk under the lighted archways.
Nine of the eleven houses on the cul-de-sac decorate for Christmas so you will enjoy many lights as you make your way to the centerpiece of the display, the Hoag house.
Dan has been hosting the display since 1988 and each year it has gotten bigger and better. This year he has outdone himself and overhauled the display by adding over 150 more components!
You can't help but be amazed as you take it all in.
I asked Dan about his favorite aspects of the display and he mentioned the nativity scene and the two running trains located in his front yard and the large American Flag that sits high in the sky above the garage.
I was most impressed with the clean look of all the lights and displays. Everything is meticulously done with extreme precision, it is obvious that Dan takes extreme pride in creating his one of a kind display.
The kids really enjoyed getting able to talk and get their pictures taken with Santa. He even gave them each a candy cane.
Excited to see the display yet? Then you will definitely grab your car keys once you watch the video below. Many thanks to Kevin Skutt for sharing this video, it really captures the experience of the display.
Of course the pictures and video still don't due justice to the feel of seeing the display in person. So if you're in the Strongsville area plan your trip before the end of the year.
Crown Point Parkway Christmas Light Display
Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights
Approximately 32,500 lights adorn just one of the homes, and the 30 moving decorations include trains and a merry-go-round. Santa Claus is there from 6:30pm – 9:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You can drive or walk around the display, but I highly recommending walking.
When: Thanksgiving night through January 1
Where: Crown Point Pkwy Strongsville Ohio 44136
Facebook Page: Find out more about the display by visiting their facebook group here
Viewing Instructions: 9 out of the 11 houses in the cul-de-sac participate, so my recommendation is to park on Bennington Dr. and take your time walking around the entire cul-de-sac.
Have you ever seen the display? If so, leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite part is.
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