Downtown Willoughby Featured on the 2023 Ohio Holiday Lights Trail

The City of Willoughby is excited to announce that our annual holiday light display in Downtown Willoughby was selected for the 2023 Holiday Lights Trail created by Tourism Ohio, the state tourism bureau!

Along with the dazzling new stops featured on the trail, there are many destinations that have made themselves holiday traditions in the hearts of Ohioans. This is the first time the Downtown Willoughby display has been a part of the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail. With 70 stops along the self-guided trail, this season’s Holiday Lights Trail is the largest yet.

Enjoy the glow of the holiday season both in Willoughby and many other cities along the Holiday Lights Trail! Holiday Trail Map

Are you visiting downtown Willoughby for the first time? WELCOME!

Willoughby is rich with history and experiencing new growth as people of all ages fall in love with the mix of small-town America and easy access to modern conveniences. Our historic downtown has become a destination for unique shops, delicious food, and lively nightlife, while a beautiful lakefront awaits just a few miles away.
Willoughby is becoming a foodie destination with award-winning restaurants calling the city home. From fine dining to casual and family-friendly, you’ll undoubtedly find a meal that hits the spot. Recent accolades include 2023 Cleveland Magazine’s Best of the East winners: Hook and Hoof New American Kitchen and Cocktail named Best Restaurant and Best Chef (Hunter Toth); Best Bruch at SOL and Best Organic Food at Sage Karma Kitchen. The most recent restaurant to call Erie Street home is Dukes’ N Boots, opened by world-renowned chef Dante Boccuzzi, his first on Cleveland’s east side. Joining the over 19 bars and restaurants along Erie Street are unique shops from home decor to jewelry and gifts.

While taking in the season’s glow, please stay and enjoy the Willoughby experience!