Ohio Attractions December 05, 2016
The Magical Road Trip That Will Take You Through Ohio’s Most Charming Christmas Towns
All throughout Ohio, towns are getting into the holiday spirit. With thousands of twinkling lights and other displays, Ohio’s towns can be downright magical this time of year.
To help you find the towns with the most unique holiday displays, we’ve compiled this road trip—which we think is the perfect way to embrace the Christmas season in Ohio.
The total trip only takes a little more than 5 hours of drive time. We’ve included a link to the Google Map
The Steubenville Nutcracker Village features the largest display of life size nutcrackers in the U.S., Christmas lights, vendors, caroling and more at the at the Fort Steuben Park. The nutcrackers will be on display from November 22nd until January 10th.
Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge is a must-see. Take a trip back in time and explore the historic downtown of Cambridge. Until early January, the town is transformed into old world England, featuring more than 80 scenes of 180 lifelike figures representing typical scenes from Victorian society and Dickens' novels.
The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill are featured nightly from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) starting the day after Thanksgiving until December 31. (On Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve the display closes at 8 p.m.)
4. Washington Township
This half-mile wonderland of lights, displays and festival activities in Countryside Park is a popular holiday family fun attraction. It is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly starting the day after Thanksgiving until December 23.
Light Up Middletown is open the day after Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve and features a drive-thru light display. (Donations are encouraged.) View the lights every night from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., regardless of weather (including holidays.) It is located at 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown, OH 45042.
6. The Christmas Ranch
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This popular family fun attraction features a million dancing Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music, Christmas shops, pictures with Santa, wagon and train rides and hot food and drinks. It is open the day after Thanksgiving until December 31 on Sunday - Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday - Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Christmas Ranch is located at 3205 S Waynesville Rd., Morrow, OH 45152.
What do you think? Would you take this road trip?
For more festive fun in Ohio, be sure to check out our previous article,
15 Christmas Light Displays In Ohio That Are Pure Magic.
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