Whispering Christmas

Whispering Christmas

Enjoy the spectacular display of 2 million Christmas lights at Whispering Christmas in Eaton, Ohio.

Event details

Address: 135 Camden Road, Eaton, OH 45320 [Map/directions]
Event has passed (Sun, Dec 31 2023)
* this page may be updated if event is repeated in the future *
Cost: Request of $5 per vehicle to maintain the lights.

Whispering Christmas

A spectacular lights display with a donation request of $5 per vehicle

There is so much to see and enjoy at Whispering Christmas!  2023 marks our 37th Season of Whispering Christmas, featuring a spectacular drive-thru lights display with close to 2 million lights!  

Opening Times

Friday, November 24 (Friday after Thanksgiving) 6:00 – 9.30 pm thru December 31st

Drive thru only. Attendees must remain in vehicle. No stopping, no parking.

Visit with Santa Claus

SANTA CLAUS visits EVERY night starting Dec 1st through Dec 23rd (off Christmas Eve - because, let's face it...we all KNOW Santa is WAY too busy on Christmas Eve!) He will be waving to vehicles between the hours of 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. It will be important that attendees know that they can only wave to Santa from their vehicles. He will not be able to take pictures or come up to vehicles. Santa has to stay healthy for his big night! 

There will be a "Letters to Santa" dropbox that attendees can use as they drive by. Please make sure that the child's name and address are printed clearly on the letter in order to receive a return letter from Santa (through December 12th only). Children can still drop letters after December 12th, but Santa will be working hard on preparing presents at that point. Though he will read the letters, he will not be able to respond after December 12th, 2021. We will also be posting messages from Santa on our Facebook page - follow us on Facebook @FortStClairWhisperingChristmas


Restrooms are not available as the event is drive thru only.


No parking available. Visitors must remain in their vehicle and continue to move through the park. No parking, stopping, or exiting vehicle. 


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 early 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.

Fort Saint Clair Park

Whispering Christmas is taking place at Fort Saint Clair Park, which is located at 135 Camden Road in Eaton. Fort Saint Clair Park - City park established to preserve and commemorate the old fort.

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