5 Magical Christmas Towns & Villages In Ohio

Who’s ready to be immersed in holiday cheer?

If you are looking for a full day of your holiday favorites, you can stop the hunt. These magical towns go all out for the holidays, with sparkling lights, hot-mulled cider, tree lightings, and even visits from Santa.

It’s time to bundle up, load up the car, and hit the road. You’ve got some magical Christmas towns & villages to check out.

The Christmas Ranch

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What: The Christmas Ranch is a celebration with 1,000,000 lights which dance to the music. This is truly a magical family experience with shops, food, and a little socially distanced fun. Admission to the Christmas Ranch is $20 per vehicle.
When: Open through December 23. Hours vary.
Where: 3205 S Waynesville Rd, Morrow, OH 45152

Christmas in Zoar Village

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What: Experience all the joy and cheer of the season during Christmas in Zoar. Visitors can take a guided tour of the village and visit the shops on site for locally made presents. Guests are asked to wear masks when interacting with volunteers or entering indoor spaces.
When: Tours available Wednesday- Sunday from November 26 to December 19. Tours leave at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Where: 198 Main St, Zoar, Ohio 44697

Castle Noel

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What: Good news for those “every day is Christmas” folks. Castle Noel is the world’s largest indoor, year-round Christmas attraction. Tickets are available by reservation only. While there, you can see props from all of your favorite Christmas movies, including the iconic Santa slide from “A Christmas Story”.
When: Open year round, hours vary.
Where: 260 S Court St, Medina, OH 44256

Historic Roscoe Village

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What: Head to Historic Roscoe Village for their gorgeous candle lighting festival. During the afternoon, guests can enjoy a visit with Santa, sip on complimentary hot-mulled cider, eat cookies and roasted chestnuts, and enjoy other holiday festivities.
When: December 4 and 11, 2021
Where: 600 N Whitewoman St, Coshocton, OH 43812

Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill

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What: After three decades of celebration, it’s safe to assume that Clifton Mill knows exactly how to brighten up your holiday season. Although this isn’t technically a whole town event, Legendary Lights at Clifton Mill is 100% worth your time.
When: Open through December 30, Saturday-Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Special hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Where: 75 Water St, Clifton, OH 45316

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