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As a public health precaution, all of our facilities and playgrounds are closed until further notice. At this time, all outdoor parks and trails will be open from 8 am to 8 pm, daily.



Join us at the Carlisle Visitor Center as we light up the night with our annual Holiday Lights program! Holiday Lights at the Carlisle Visitor Center (12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange) takes place this year from November 29 through December 30. Hours are 5:30-9:30 pm every night. The event is closed on December 25th, and special hours for the trail only from 5:30-8pm scheduled for December 24th (building and train closed on Dec 24th). Little Green Choo rides are available THURSDAY through SUNDAY from 5:30-8:30 pm, and a Tram will be available for both trails (main trail and train trail) 5:30-8:30 pm MONDAY through WEDNESDAY.

Admission to this program is free, but we are asking visitors to bring one, nonperishable food item that will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. We will also host a “Wildlife Giving Tree” with items needed to care for the animals of Carlisle and other LCMP facilities; from our resident raptors and reptiles to wild songbird visitors.

Please make time to visit this event with your family that has been called by visitors “inspiring and fun for the whole family” as well as a “wonderful experience!” Walk the ½ mile paved loop trail around the Visitor Center to see decorated trail stations themed to represent various classic holiday movies and songs. These stations are conceived and decorated by many creative Lorain County businesses, organizations and agencies.

Inside the Carlisle Visitor Center, refreshments will be offered for a small fee, courtesy of Friends of Metro Parks daily except for December 24th and 25th. Most evenings we will be playing classic holiday movies for you to enjoy while warming up from the outdoors. Various evening entertainment will be conducted on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings.

For more information, visit us at or call the Carlisle Visitor Center at 440-458-5121.


Carlisle Reservation: Train Station – Carlisle Visitor Center
Program Date:
11/29/19 - 12/30/19 (weather dependent)
Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Age Range:
Children and an Adult Toddler Preschool Elementary Teens High School Families Adults Seniors 55 and over All
Maximum # of people:
Contact Supervisor:
Program Topic:
No registration required
Registration Closes:
For offline registrations or further information please call (440) 458-5121, unless another number is given in the program description.