THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS & GRAND ILLUMINATION
Friday November 24, 2023 - January 07, 2024
For over ten years now, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum has been inaugurating the holiday season by illuminating their grounds with a vast array of festive and colorful lights known as the Holiday Lights Display. The overall exhibition contains a multitude of aviation and space-themed displays made from tens of thousands of vibrant LED bulbs, with prominent works including a twenty-foot-tall Saturn V rocket and a giant Apollo-era astronaut saluting the American flag.
The Display officially kicks-on at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24th, when the lights are turned on for the first time during the "Grand Illumination" event. The museum itself will be open as part of the event for guests to shop or visit from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The lights will be on for guests to enjoy from dusk until dawn every night until the end of the year. Holiday lights will be spread periodically throughout the museum grounds to allow guests to social distance if they so choose.
The light display will once again be part of the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail, a compilation of the state's most impressive light displays curated by Ohio. Find It Here., the state's tourism division. This year's holiday lights trail features dozens of amazing locations and attractions across the Buckeye State.
Guests are asked to refrain from touching lights, sculptures, or cords. If you take any pictures of the lights throughout the holiday season please post them using #AASMLights.
Donations will be accepted on-site and online via our donation tab listed above! The guestbook can also be found onsite or on our website below this page! Please leave your comments and let us know what you think!
The Holiday Lights Display is weather permitting. The store and restrooms are not regularly open, and there is no food or beverage available.
Very excited to see these! We enjoy them every year.
Great job Scott, Austin and everyone else who helped setting this all up!!!!
Thank you!! So awesome.
Gotta take the blessings again this year!! ❤️❤️
This looks great! Well done! We loved that we could drive by everything. The addition of the rope light planets is eye-catching! Great job!!!
Thank you for such an interesting display! Out of this world!
I really enjoyed the light show. The planets were well done with details and the rockets and rover looked spectacular. I also really liked the lights on the dome/moon.
My girls loved them! Thank you for giving us somewhere local to enjoy the holidays
Are your holiday light display dog-friendly? Small dog, well behaved, well traveled and on a leash. :)
Love the experience of walking through the lights. I want more!
Kids and i love the lights
Beautiful display of lights. Lived around here all my life and have never been here for this. Brought our little ones and they absolutely loved it! We will be back for sure!!
Display was great!!
My family (father brother and I) enjoyed coming here for the first time! It was nice to learn about Ohio's contributions to space exploration and about Neil Armstrong. Thank you for this experience!
Thank you so much for this excellent display out here. I really find myself grateful to come up with your site.