The Best Christmas Attractions in Ohio {2023}

Create new holiday memories by spending quality time with your family and friends this Christmas! Christmas in Ohio is so special with millions of lights displays and fun attractions throughout the state. Keep reading for our favorite Christmas attractions in Ohio!

Best Christmas Attractions in Ohio

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The Best Christmas Attractions In Ohio

Celebrating Christmas in Ohio? Gather your friends and family to make new holiday memories at these festive Christmas attractions in Ohio!

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Mr. Kringle Suite
Mr. Kringle Suite at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Northeast Ohio Christmas Attractions:

Stroll through the historic Cleveland Arcade to view holiday lights and decor

Visit the A Christmas Story House to tour Ralphie’s actual house from the movie

Explore a floral holiday wonderland at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Stay in the magical Mr. Kringle Suite at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Celebrate the holiday season with fun festivities at WinterLand Cleveland

Admire thousands of twinkling lights at Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Take a horse drawn sleigh ride at Ma & Pa’s

Visit Lorain County Metro Parks for Lights on the Lake and a Holiday Lights Cruise-Thru

Take North Pole Adventure train ride at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

View the holiday lights and Manor House décor at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Admire life-sized hand-crafted nutcrackers at the Steubenville Nutcracker Village

Visit the charming Hallmark-like town of Chagrin Falls

Explore America’s largest indoor year-round Christmas entertainment attraction at Castle Noel

Ice skate under dazzling holiday lights at Lock 3 in Akron

Experience and old-fashioned Christmas at Historic Zoar Village

Take a ride on the Polar Express at the Dennison Depot

Visit one of these holiday light displays in Cleveland, Akron and Northeast Ohio

Toledo Zoo Lights
Photo Courtesy of the Toledo Zoo

Northwest Ohio Christmas Attractions:

Admire a dazzling display of holiday lights at Toledo Zoo’s Lights before Christmas

Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove like President Hayes once did in a horse-drawn sleigh

Ride the North Pole Express at the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation

Drive through Winter Wonderland at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds

Visit the holiday lights display at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Admire holiday lights from the comfort of your vehicle at Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill

Southwest Ohio Christmas Attractions:

Visit one of the best holiday lights displays in Ohio at the Historic Clifton Mill

View lights and say hello to Santa at the Christmas Ranch

Renaissance Park transforms into a glowing 16th century Yuletide Village

Stroll through the winter wonderland of Carillon Historical Park

Drive through Pyramid Hill Lights at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Experience Santa’s Workshop, a Christmas Village and a Christmas Drive Thru at Land of Illusion

Explore the colorful floral holiday décor and garden railways at Krohn Conservatory

Visit Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for the PNC Festival of Lights

Have fun ice skating or renting bumper cars at Fountain Square in Cincinnati

Visit one of these holiday light displays near Dayton

Christmas in Cambridge Ohio
Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge

Southeast Ohio Christmas Attractions:

Step back in time to an old-world English Christmas at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge

Watch thousands of lights synchronized to holiday music at the Guernsey County Courthouse

Take a self-guided tour of the Christmas Cave in Minford, Ohio

Celebrate Christmas Wild West style at Dogwood Pass

Ride the Ohio Christmas Train at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad

Explore the dazzling light displays throughout Marietta

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wildlights
Me at Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Central Ohio Christmas Attractions:

Enjoy festive holiday lights for free at the Columbus Commons

Stroll along the Scioto Mile to admire dazzling holiday lights

Visit Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

See festive floral displays and a wonderland of lights at the Franklin Park Conservatory

Visit Easton Town Center to see holiday lights, take photos with Santa and horse drawn carriage rides

Admire all the dazzling lights at one of these Columbus lights displays

See the Huntington Holiday Train at Columbus Metropolitan Main Library and check out a few holiday books to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge

Take a drive to explore Union County’s covered bridges, both the Pottersburg and Bigelow bridges are dressed in lights this holiday season

Stroll through Zanesville to experience a Storybook Christmas

Celebrate Christmas the old fashion way at Historic Roscoe Village

Want to view Christmas lights from the comfort of your vehicle? Read Enchanting Drive Through Christmas Lights In Ohio

Embrace the holiday spirit at one of these fun and festive Christmas attractions in Ohio!


Christmas Attractions in Ohio

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