Ohio is a state located in the Midwestern region of United States. It is bordered by the Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Ontario Canada, to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, and West Virginia on the southeast.
Columbus is the capital and the largest city of Ohio.
Other big cities and towns in Ohio include – Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Ohio include – Light Up Middletown, Dayton Holiday Festival, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Ohio :
Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, Ohio every year offers more than hundred light displays with a total of one million lights in the month of December.
PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio is the region’s largest and most anticipated holiday event. Over 2.5 million lights sparkle in the background of special holiday entertainment, carolers, children’s activities, reindeer and train rides.
The Dayton Holiday Festival takes place in downtown Dayton every year. Every year the festival kicks off Thanksgiving weekend with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children’s Parade, and festivities continue throughout the month of December with activities like the Tike’s Shoppe, a family movie series at The Neon, pizza with Santa, and more!
Light Up Middletown is an annual holiday celebration taking place in Middletown, Ohio. In this holiday lights display, a dozen hot air balloons illuminate the night sky while on the ground there is a drive-through light display.
Visit Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio to take a step back in time and experience old world England Christmas celebrations. Events include a tree lighting, singing, dancing, street vendors, the Spirit of Christmas train ride, performances of “A Christmas Carol” and lots more …
The Christmas Ranch in Morrow, Ohio is a whimsical place with over 3.5 million dancing Christmas Lights synchronized to holiday music. Truly an old fashioned family experience.It is open from Thanksgiving till the New Year’s Eve night. Christmas Ranch sprawls over five acres and includes a scenic drive-thru route which leads you to a magical Christmas Village.
Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio is a winter wonderland with more than 3.6 million lights.
Historic Roscoe Village cheers on the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy art with Santa, strolling carolers, candlelight tours, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies and many other holiday festivities. This celebration takes place on first three Saturdays in the month of December.
Celebrate the holiday season with Springfield’s spectacular Holiday in the City on last Saturday of November in Springfield, Ohio. The even takes place at the Heritage Center, City Hall Plaza and along Fountain Avenue. The Grand Illumination of the downtown holiday lights is capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. The festivities also offer animated window displays, street performances, carriage and carousel rides, food, crafts and more await you…
There are many Christmas / Holiday Parades taking place in Ohio. Some of the notable ones among them are -
- “A Dickens of a Christmas” Holiday Parade in Cambridge
- Fairborn Christmas Parade
- Lighted Nighttime Parade in Gahanna
- Christmas Parade in Granville
- Hometown Holiday Parade in Greenville
- Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade in Lancaster
- Horse-drawn Carriage Parade in Lebanon
- Christmas Parade in Marion
- Christmas in the Country Parade in Shandon
- Steubenville Downtown Christmas Parade
- Toledo Downtown Holiday Parade
- Waverly Jingle Bell Parade
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!