Ohio's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

This December, Ohio will be host to a stunning array of events, from a Steubenville Nutcracker Village on December 6th to a Lucas County Holiday Light Show on December 24th. From outdoor festivals and parades to ice-less ice-skating and 5K runs, there’s sure to be something to bring holiday cheer to all.

Steubenville Nutcracker Village, Steubenville, OH

December 6, 2023 at 8:00am
Downtown Steubenville is hosting the world's Largest collection of life-size nutcrackers. Visitors can admire over 200 life-size nutcrackers on display and browse through additional events and activities on select days. The exhibit of life-size nutcrackers is free and open to the public 24 hours a day.

Festival of Lights, Lancaster, OH

December 6, 2023 at 6:00pm
Feel the spirit of the season at the Fairfield County Agricultural! On December 6th, let your heart be illuminated with joy at the Festival of Lights. From visits with Santa, to Kettle Corn, desserts, and more, you won't want to miss this holiday extravaganza!

PNC Festival of Lights, Cincinnati, OH

December 8, 2023 at 10:00am
Experience the 41st annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Enjoy the beauty of 4 million LED lights, meet the 5 Fiona fairies in Fairyland, take in a blacklight puppet show, and marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake. Visit the Zoo early and stay for the lights!

Chesterhill Holiday Market, Chesterhill, OH

December 9, 2023 at 10:00am
The Chesterhill Holiday Market is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Shop for local produce at the Chesterhill Produce Auction and find adorable gifts from vendors. Enjoy this free event on December 9th at 10am.

Christmas Extravaganza, New Philadelphia, OH

December 10, 2023 at 1:00pm
The New Towne Mall is hosting a Christmas Extravaganza on December 10th! Celebrate the season with festive Christmas tiaras and be part of a wholesome and family-oriented event. Sunburst Beauty Pageant will be providing their expertise to create an environment of growth and rewards for all.

Iceless Ice-Skating Festival, Ashland, OH

December 11, 2023 at 5:00pm
The Ashland Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center invites the public to enjoy an Iceless Ice-Skating Festival. Everyone is welcome to show up and skate along to music and enjoy food and beverages from vendors. Skaters must bring their own socks, however ice skate rental is included with tickets.

Christkindl Market of Bryan, Bryan, OH

December 14, 2023 at 5:00pm
Get your fill of the holiday spirit with a visit to Downtown Bryan’s Courthouse Square for the Christkindl Market of Bryan! Enjoy a special European-style Christmas market featuring specialty vendors, hot drinks and nightly entertainment. Relax by the square and soak in the magical lights of the evening.

Santa Palooza, Kettering, OH

December 16, 2023 at 9:30am
Make your holiday morning extra special this year and join Santa at the Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center. Families will be able to create a wish list, play reindeer games, make a craft, and enjoy a breakfast snack. Plus, each family will get the chance to meet Santa himself during the event. Don't miss out on the fun!

Run Santa Run 5K, Westlake, OH

December 23, 2023 at 9:00am
Come and join hundreds of runners for the annual Run Santa Run 5K at Market Square at Crocker Park, 239 Market Street! Feel the holiday spirit with Santa themed event pants, a Santa hat, Santa bag, and a finisher medal. After the race, enjoy a delicious Brunch and a complimentary cold beer or Mimosa with your race bib.

Lucas County Holiday Light Show, Maumee, OH

December 24, 2023 at 5:00pm
Witness the spectacular Lucas County Holiday Light Show at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key Street. With hundreds of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday themed displays that the entire family can enjoy, this event is a perfect way to kick off the festive season. Visitors can also tune in with their radio to enjoy the synced light performance as they travel the more than 1 mile route through the show.

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