Here Are The 10 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In Ohio
“The most wonderful time of the year” will be here before you know it. This holiday season, we think you should make a trip to some of Ohio’s most spirited towns to really embrace the magic of Christmas. All throughout the state, there are historic villages, city parks and even ranches that are transformed into enchanting Christmas towns the whole family will love. Here are 10 of the best Christmas towns in Ohio:
Have you been to any of these Christmas towns in Ohio during the holidays? If so, let us know what your experience was like!
And for more reasons why you should celebrate Christmas right here in the Buckeye State, check out our previous article 10 Reasons Why I’ll Always Come Home To Ohio For The Holidays.
Ohio Is Happening During The Holidays
What are the most festive lodges in Ohio to enjoy a stay during the holidays?
There’s something special about how lodges become magical places of holiday cheer at Christmastime. There’s an English Tudor-styled manor called Punderson Manor where you can enjoy skiing, snow tubing, sledding and more and then go inside the beautifully decorated lodge for warm food and drink. Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center in Glouster is not only lovingly decorated, but provides views of Burr Oak Lake. After wandering the nearby hiking trails, you can enjoy a swim at the indoor pool. The Shawnee State Park Lodge and Conference Center in West Portsmouth has a beautiful dining hall and a massive fireplace where you can warm up with a nice mug of hot cocoa.
What are the best Christmas light displays in Ohio?
You’ll find no shortage of impressive illuminated displays in this state! Fort St. Clair Park in Eaton has a drive-through lights display with over 1.2 million lights. Take a drive with the family to marvel at the mesmerizing displays here. The Lake of Lights in Kenton is right next to France Lake and is another drive-through display that is sure to delight the whole family. For a special treat, the Guernsey County Courthouse Light Show in Cambridge is a sight to behold, with the courthouse lit up like you wouldn’t believe. It’s surrounded by over 80 lighted Christmas scenes including Dickensian and Victorian styles.
What are the most wondrous winter festivals in Ohio?
Ohio is chock full of fun and festive holiday events to enjoy. The Hometown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival in Wilmington is a delight, with ornately decorated floats and characters on parade and a ton of handmade crafts to enjoy, not to mention food, drinks, and pictures with Santa. Port Clinton has a Burning Snowman Fest where a huge wood and cloth snowman is set alight and there is live music, food, and drinks. The big one to go to is Cleveland’s Winterfest, where you’ll get to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food from food trucks, ice skating, and the annual tree lighting ceremony.