Seasonal December 10, 2017
9 Reasons Christmas In Ohio Is The Absolute Best
Christmastime is a magical time in Ohio. From the baked goods to the
holiday light displays, there’s so much to love about this season. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are 9 reasons Christmas in Ohio is the absolute best:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. People everywhere start making these precious morsels of chocolate and peanut butter goodness...
...and no one makes them better than the Buckeye State.
2. Our small towns REALLY get into the holiday spirit.
The French City's park lights up the night during the holiday season, beginning November 23. Visit this quaint small town along the Ohio River for a visit to Santa's house (also located in the park) and a memorable holiday season. You'll find the city park at 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631.
3. WE HAVE THE "A CHRISTMAS STORY" HOUSE.
Tour the iconic "A Christmas Story" House museum for $10 at 3159 W 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109.
4. We even have our own version of the Polar Express.
During the holiday season, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad features the Santa Claus Express and the Polar Express.
5. Drive-through light displays pop up ALL over the state.
(And they never get old.)
6. Also, light displays where you can get out and walk around are EVEN BETTER.
(Especially if the temperatures are mild.)
7. Our zoos look like this:
(Pictured is The PNC festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, which runs from November 18 to January 1.)
8. Our shopping centers look like this:
(Pictured is Crocker Park, which goes all out for the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas train rides and visits with Santa.)
9. Our family time
(With no Michigan fans allowed, of course.)
What else makes Christmas in Ohio the best?
For some of this year’s best holiday light displays, check out our previous article:
14 Magical Light Displays In Ohio That Will Simply Mesmerize You This Season.