Courthouse Light Show

November 1, 2016, through Sunday, January 1, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night (November 1st through 5th, the show will not start until 6:30 p.m. due to Daylight Savings Time)
2016 Extended Show Times (5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.): 11/25 (Thanksgiving Day), 11/26 (following the Christmas Parade), 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, 12/17, 12/23, 12/24 (Christmas Eve), 12/25 (Christmas Day), 12/26, 12/31 (New Years Eve) and 1/1 (New Years Day- Final show of season)
Guernsey County Courthouse Lawn
Wheeling Ave, downtown Cambridge, Ohio

The courthouse comes alive nightly with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music.This magnificent 1881 building jumps into the 21st Century as it is bathed in more than 55,000 lights, three 20 foot Christmas trees and 60 animated displays. The display is computer controlled with 364 electrical circuits meticulously synchronized to a holiday soundtrack featuring a wide variety of music including children’s, contemporary and traditional Christmas favorites.

Four different light shows, each 8 to 12 minutes in length, are performed throughout each evening beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the last show starting at 9 p.m. (See above for special times)

The 2016 show features a children's set with holiday favorites like Frosty the Snowman including one song sung by Cambridge area 5th graders; contemporary recordings featuring local saxophonist Gordon Hough; and a popular Christmas music selection.

Top of the hour: children's Christmas favorites
15 minutes past the hour: traditional Christmas favorites
30 minutes past the hour: contemporary Christmas music featuring local saxophonist Gordon Hough
45 minutes past the hour: modern Christmas music from the crowd-pleasing 2008 show debut

Visitors are advised to please park their cars at appropriate parking lots and spaces in downtown and watch the show from the Courthouse lawn so as not to cause a traffic hazard with stopped cars in the streets. For those wishing to hear the light show music from your parked car, tune in to 102.7 FM.

Before the show, stop by The Curiosity Shoppe located in our Welcome Center at 745 Steubenville Ave. for pairs of Holiday Specs, Christmas-themed 3D holographic glasses bend light into magical shapes of elves, snowmen, reindeer, or even Santa himself! Available for the low price of $1.99, these heavy duty paper stock glasses are perfect for watching the Holiday Light Show, the Christmas lights downtown during our Chocolate Walk and throughout the Dickens season, and for tree-decorating back home! Makes a great souvenir or stocking-stuffer!

This spectacular show was designed by AVC Communications.

Also, check out this wonderful short feature film for a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of the display, filmed and produced by local videographer Ryan Pavlov: AVC Making the Courthouse Holiday Light Show.