Since 1997, people have been flocking to Upper Sandusky for Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights, where 33 acres of mesmerizing holiday lights greet visitors. Last year, 65 displays over 30 days were seen by approximately 11,000 vehicles that drove through Harrison Smith Park. Families can also take a carriage ride or sleigh ride through the display. Three semi-loads of homemade and hand-painted materials are set up by volunteers and each light display has its own theme, including Santa’s Stable, Christmas at the Mill and a Snowman Village. This year’s featured display will be Peanut’s Christmas. This fundraising event divides profits among local organizations and this year, proceeds will benefit the Upper Sandusky High School Music Department and Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects.
Runs from December 1 through 30, with a suggested donation of $5 per car, $15 per commercial van, and $50 for tour busses. Harrison Smith Park, 525 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky. 419-294-3556. www.UppersFantasyofLights.org.