November 16 - 18, November 23 - December 23


Santa and his elves are taking over Sharon Centre once again as the annual Holiday in Lights drive through display returns. Santaland will be open nightly from November 16th - 18th, and November 23rd - December 23rd.

Visitors can venture out of their cars and warm up with a cup of their favorite holiday beverage inside Santaland and enjoy entertainment provided throughout the week. The Dickens Carolers stroll throughout Santaland on the weekend nights singing traditional holiday melodies. Santa's Confectionaries have holiday baked goods and candies available, and the Nature's Niche Gift Shop is open for holiday shopping. Also featured is a holiday train display and photos with Santa starting at $6.75.

Santaland at Sharon Centre will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There is no additional admission fee to visit Santaland.

The last night to visit Santaland is December 23rd.


Great Parks of Hamilton County
$10 Resident Annual Motor Vehicle Permit

Great Parks of Hamilton County 2018 Motor Vehicle Permits are now on sale at The price of an annual Motor Vehicle Permit is $10 for a Hamilton County resident and $14 for other visitors.

Purchase of a 2018 Motor Vehicle Permit comes with Great Parks' Bonus Pack coupons, which give $15 in discounts on golf, boating, fishing, camping, wet playgrounds, special events and more. Hamilton County residents who purchase an annual Motor Vehicle Permit can complete and return the Resident Reward form for an additional $5 Resident Reward gift certificate.

Valid Motor Vehicle Permits are required for every vehicle entering a Great Park. Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; therefore, a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.

Fees from Great Parks’ Motor Vehicle Permits support ongoing conservation efforts for the park district’s more than 17,000 acres of greenspace and are a funding source for providing an enjoyable, safe and clean experience during visits to Great Parks of Hamilton County.