Ohio Has Its Very Own German Christmas Market And You’ll Want To Visit
Are you looking for Christmas markets in Ohio? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Every year as the holiday season starts to approach, Christmas markets begin to pop up all over the state. These charming, cheerful local venues often feature sweet handmade items, delicious baked goods and giftable treats, and delightful treasures and trinkets that are too tempting to pass up. We love nothing more than strolling through each and every festive street market that we can find! There’s one particularly special Christmas market in Cincinnati that you don’t want to miss this year, however. Christkindlmarkt is a German-style Christmas market hosted by Cincideutsch and it’s absolutely magical. Rich in German heritage and traditional, old-world charm, this delightful Christmas market in Ohio is one of the most unique ways to kick off the holiday season.
Editor’s Note: These photos are from when the market was in Fountain Square. The Germania Society continues to host an annual Christkindlmarkt at their property in Colerain.
Have you ever been to one of the most magical Christmas markets in Ohio before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like! Are there any other incredible Christmas celebrations, light displays, or things to do in Cincinnati (or beyond) that your family loves to enjoy during the holidays? Drop us a line!
For more holiday fun in Ohio this year, check out these 14 Magical Light Displays In Ohio.
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Christmas Markets in Ohio
What are the best Christmas towns in Ohio?
Some of the best Christmas towns in Ohio include:
- The Christmas Ranch in Morrow
- Castle Noel in Medina
Cincinnati may be the official home of Ohio's Christkindlmarkt, but there are plenty of other places in Ohio to get into the holiday spirit. Lights, holiday festivals, and ice carving competitions are just a few ways that we like to enjoy the season! These charming Christmas towns in Ohio offer a little taste of everything when it comes to the holidays, but don't forget to visit Chagrin Falls as well - this festive town really gets its glow on during the Christmas season! Or, if you feel like walking through Ohio's own version of a Hallmark movie (and who doesn’t??), Portsmouth is the place to be.
In between small-town explorations, grab the whole family and check out one of Ohio’s biggest and brightest light displays too. It’s won quite a few awards!
Can I ride the Polar Express in Ohio?
Nothing exudes Christmas magic quite like a train ride through a sea of colorful Christmas lights. Especially if that train happens to be making a stop at the North Pole! For the kids, this quaint quarter-sized train runs through the sweetest light display. Or, Cuyaghoga's Christmas train is just one of Ohio's coolest holiday activities that the whole family can enjoy.