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Fort St. Clairs Whispering Christmas

Fort St. Clairs Whispering Christmas

When: Past Event - Saturday, December 31, 2016
- This page may be updated if the event is repeated.
Where: Fort Saint Clair Park
135 Camden Road, Eaton, OH 45320 [map it]
Cost: Free Event

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

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A spectacular lights display with no admission fee!

Whispering Christmas, featuring a spectacular drive-thru lights display with close to 2 million lights is open December 1-31 from 6 pm – 10 pm and is located at Fort St. Clair Park, Eaton, Ohio.  This year, we celebrate our 30th year!

There is so much to see and enjoy at Whispering Christmas, and from Dec 1-23 we encourage you to park and walk around to see displays up close, visit Santa's Cabins and the Little Christmas Village.  

Opening Times
Friday, Nov. 25 6:00 – 8:30 pm (drive-thru, no cabins)
Sat. – Wed. Nov. 26 – 30 6:00 – 10:00 pm (drive-thru, no cabins)
December 1 – 24 6:00 – 10:00 pm (drive-thru with cabins)
Sun. – Sat. Dec. 25 – 31 6:00 – 10:00 pm  (drive-thru, no cabins)

Visit with Santa Claus
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – December 1-23, plus the entire week leading up to Christmas Eve. 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Refreshments are served in Santa’s Cabin for donation.  Hot cocoa & McDonald’s orange drink, plus cookies provided & served by local groups, churches & businesses.  Commemorative coffee mugs are available for purchase for $5 each.    

Heated restrooms are behind Santa’s Cabin.

There are 3 parking areas near both Cabins so that spectators may walk around to see some of the displays up close, visit the 2 Cabins and the Little Christmas Village.  On some nights without Santa, there is entertainment in the Cabin. 

No admission fee; however, donations are graciously accepted 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 by100% 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 or you may leave a message for the Committee at 937/456-4125.  The refreshment serving group calendar is usually filled 1 year in advance and is set by first response, first reserved. Our 2017 calendar has been started.   The set up and take down dates, plus some other information, are posted in an auto-reply message when you send an email to us.  

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Fort Saint Clair Park
135 Camden Road
Eaton, OH 45320
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