Ohio Holiday Adventures



Did you know that around the world, there are over 20 holidays celebrated in December? Some of the locally celebrated holidays are listed below:


Hanukkah/Chanuka falls on the 25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. This year, Hanukkah/Chanuka was celebrated November 28 through December 6th.


Festivus started off as a fun, fabricated holiday on Seinfeld has now turned into an entertaining past-time celebrated on December 23rd.


Christmas over 1/3 of the world's population celebrates Christmas on December 25th.


Boxing Day is also known as Saint Stephen's Day and is held on the 2nd day of Christmastide, December 26th.


Kwanzaa celebrated a week-long from December 26th through January 1st.



New Year's Eve commemorates the end of a year and brings the New Year in on a positive, energetic note on December 31st.


Not only are there a lot of holidays to celebrate, but there are many different ways to celebrate as well. Ohio has quite a few different attractions and/or events that are unique to the Buckeye State. If you enjoy traveling and experiencing new things, take a look at this list and grab your gear - there is a lot of fun and holiday cheer to take on!





To those who enjoy Stories, How about visiting Zanesville, Ohio to walk through Christmas Storybook. Drive through Dresden, New Concord, and Zanesville as the town centers and businesses bring fun stories to life. There are plenty of selfie opportunities including a special location to send your letters to Santa. To check out more information about Storytime Christmas in Zanesville, click here.


Do you enjoy Horses and riding on an open sleigh? Fremont, Ohio has the most beautiful history-filled path in Spiegel Grove. This is a special event, traveling back in time as you take the same path in the same way that President Rutherford B. Hayes did during the holidays. For more information about Spiegel Grove in Fremont, click here.


Love going back in time and want to experience Christmas the Old England way? A road trip to Cambridge, Ohio might be in order. A quaint Dickens Victorian Village has many tours available to view homes and shops. For more information about Dickens Victorian Village, click here.


What about pulling all the traditional, historical, and thrills of the holidays all together under one Dayton, Ohio community? You may want to check out A Carillon Christmas and have this visit for the memory books! With planes, trains/sleigh/wagon rides, and food galore- you will definitely want to click here and find out everything you need to know!


For those who can feel overwhelmed by a variety of scenes, how about a concentration on Nutcrackers? In Steubenville, Ohio they have the Steubenville Nutcracker Village. The village is recognized by the world's largest lifesize collection of nutcrackers. To learn more about Steubenville Nutcracker Village, click here.


If concentrating on only nutcrackers will make you

feel nuts, what about the nostalgia of a favorite past-time movie, "A Christmas Story". Yes, the actual house used in the movie is now a museum in Cleveland, Ohio. When visiting A Christmas Story House and Museum be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the leg lamp. For more information, click here.


Instead of having a static holiday adventure, what about a moving one? In Summit County, you can climb aboard the North Pole Adventure through the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and have fun holiday activities on a train ride. There are two locations to jump on; Akron and Rockside. For more information, click here.


And finally, if you love the holidays so much that you have booked this season solid and are unable to pack in another event; have no fear! The Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio boasts to have the largest year-round Christmas entertainment in all of America. You will be able to make sure you spend the holidays, in the correct spirit, with all those you wish to. For more information, click here.




We are curious= what do you do for the holidays? Have you been to or now planning on going to any of these places mentioned or have other places you love to attend? Comment below and share your favorite part of this time of the year. Whatever you are going to be doing for the holidays, we want to wish you tons of beautiful memories to last.

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