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Whispering Christmas
Past Event - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
This page may be updated if the event is repeated
Fort Saint Clair Park
135 Camden Road, Eaton, OH 45320 [map it]

Enjoy the spectacular display of 2 million Christmas lights at Whispering Christmas in Eaton, Ohio. Free admission, donations are graciously accepted.

Whispering Christmas

A spectacular lights display with no admission fee!

There is so much to see and enjoy at Whispering Christmas!  2019 marks our 33rd Season of Whispering Christmas, featuring a spectacular drive-thru lights display with close to 2 million lights!  We are in the 2nd year of the fun competition of “Battle of the Areas” and celebrating our first year of the Jingle Jog Family Fun Run/Walk 5k. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite area after going through the park! 

Opening Times

  • Wednesday, November 27 5:30 - JINGLE JOG - Our first 5k run - Register on Speedy feet $25 entry fee.  Go to speedy-feet.com click on "races"!
  • Friday, November 29 (Friday after Thanksgiving) 6:00 – 9:00 pm (drive-thru, no cabins)
  • November 30 and 31  6:00 – 10:00 pm (drive-thru, no cabins)
  • December 1-23 6:00 – 10:00 pm Drive-thru with Memory Cabin and Main Cabin open, local businesses serving free refreshments (donations graciously accepted).  
  • Cabins closed Dec 24th - Drive-thru only
  • December 24-31 6:00 – 10:00 pm (drive-thru, cabins closed)

Visit with Santa Claus

Update for 2019 - SANTA CLAUS visits EVERY night starting Dec 6th and through Dec 23rd (Off Christmas Eve - Because, let's face it...we all KNOW Santa is WAY too busy on Christmas Eve!)

Santa is in the Main Cabin 6pm to 9pm each night from Dec 6th to 23rd. (Sometimes later on Friday and Saturday night depending on lines, but not guaranteed past 9:00 pm)


Refreshments are served in Santa’s Cabin.  Hot cocoa & McDonald’s orange drink, plus cookies provided & served by local groups, churches & businesses. (donations are appreciated)

Heated restrooms are behind Santa’s Cabin.


There are 3 parking areas near both cabins to allow those to park when visiting Santa and enjoy refreshments and cookies.


No admission fee; however, donations are greatly appreciated to help keep the lights on, purchase new displays and lighting supplies, and help to maintain the park grounds for future generations.  The entire set up and take down labor is provided by 100% VOLUNTEERS!  This amazing annual holiday tradition is brought to you strictly through donations. Please donate so that we can keep the lights on!

Location & Directions

Fort St. Clair Park is located at 135 Camden Rd., between St. Rt. 122W & St. Rt. 732S, at the West edge of the City of Eaton, Preble Co., Ohio.
From the North:  St. Rt. 127S to St. Rt. 35W to St. Rt. 122W to left on Camden Rd.
From the South:  St. Rt. 127N to St. Rt. 35W to St. Rt. 122W to left on Camden Rd.
From the East:  St. Rt. 35W to St. Rt. 122W to left on Camden Rd.
From the West:  St. Rt. 122E to right on Camden Rd.

The History of Whispering Christmas

It all started with a few Christmas-loving people and 800 lights back in 1987.  Today, there are nearly 2 million lights burning bright for your holiday enjoyment!  Drive the winding, paved road through the Park to enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights display.  Each year something new is added to this fabulous event.  This year, we are proud to say that almost all of our displays have been switched to LED bulbs—to save energy and provide a brighter presentation.  Fort St. Clair Park is an impressive landmark of approximately 77 acres with picnic areas, large grassy fields and woods.  The Park is open to the public April through October with access to the playground and the Cabins are available to rent for special occasions.  Walkers may enjoy the Park year-round.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for more volunteers to help with our magnificent event.   Please contact the Whispering Christmas Committee with any questions you may have.  Our email address is 1whisperingchristmas@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

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    Fort Saint Clair Park
    135 Camden Road
    Eaton, OH 45320
    City park established to preserve and commemorate the old fort.

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