Magical Christmas Towns In Ohio

This holiday season embrace the spirit of Christmas by visiting one of these magical Christmas towns in Ohio. Each of these Ohio towns are full of holiday spirit with dazzling lights displays, beautiful holiday decor, old-fashioned sleigh rides and European-inspired holiday markets. Ohio is magical place during the holidays and these charming towns are the best places to celebrate Christmas in Ohio!

Christmas Towns in Ohio

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Magical Christmas Towns In Ohio

Enjoy enchanting Christmas getaways in Ohio and celebrate the holiday season by visiting one of these best Christmas towns in Ohio!

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Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill


Did you know that Ohio has a nationally recognized Christmas location? That’s right. The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill has been named by USA Today as one of the top 10 holiday light displays in the country. Of course, it had to make our magical Christmas towns in Ohio list! With millions of lights, a twinkling light waterfall, a Christmas Village, Toy Collection of Christmas’ past and all of the other awesome holiday celebrations that are held in Clifton, this adorable town is one of the best places to visit for Christmas in Ohio!

Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge Ohio
Dickens Victorian Village


Visiting Cambridge, Ohio is an absolute must during the holiday season. During the holidays, Cambridge turns into a historic wonderland complete with a Dickens Victorian Village. Walking downtown Cambridge will transport you to old-world England. Throughout the downtown area, you will find over 90 different scenes representing not only old-world England, but also Victorian Society during the holidays. Being in Cambridge during the holidays will leave you feeling as though you were dropped right into a Dickens’ novel. Does this not sound like the perfect way to celebrate the holidays?


Not only does Lebanon’s historic charm lead to a beautifully lit up and magical Christmas town atmosphere, but it is also home to the Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival. This festival features two parades (daytime and evening), carolers, visits with Santa, North Pole Express train, holiday vendors and more. Arriving into town though to see historically decorated buildings with a town full of horse drawn carriages may be the most magical thing of all. If you like to celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way, this is the place to be!

Roscoe Village Christmas
Photo Courtesy of Historic Roscoe Village

Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton

Historic Roscoe Village is a magical place to visit year round, but take a visit there during the holiday season and you will truly feel as though you stepped back in time. You will find beautifully decorated historic buildings, horse drawn carriage rides throughout the afternoons, Christmas carolers, holiday treats such as hot-mulled cider, and more. Spending the holidays here means learning about the holiday traditions in the bustling Ohio and Erie Canal days of the mid-1800s.

Steubenville Nutcracker Village
Steubenville Nutcracker Village


When you have the largest display of life-sized nutcrackers throughout the country (on display beginning before Thanksgiving through mid-January), you can bet that you will make the magical Christmas towns in Ohio list. For those that have never been there before, Steubenville is home to the Steubenville Nutcracker Village (which is a must-visit during the holidays, by the way).  The town and Fort Steuben Park, are also home to even more holiday cheer such as carolers, beautiful light displays, holiday vendors and more!

Light Up Middletown
Photo Courtesy of Light Up Middletown 


When I think of magical Christmas towns, I mostly picture historic architecture and old fashioned celebrations. Middleton doesn’t exactly live up to this idea of a magical Christmas town. It is, however, a magical Christmas town in that Light Up Middletown is a light display that cannot be missed. It is a well known light display that begins with a tunnel of lights that you can drive through! If you have children, this is a must-visit magical Christmas town as we all know how much kids love Christmas lights!


Are you looking for a magical Christmas town in Ohio with a unique twist? Kirtland focuses on the true reason for the season, the birth of Christ, with a Christmas Nativity Scene theme. This town has a holiday display featuring 150,000 Christmas lights and showcasing over 1,000 nativity scenes inspired by holiday traditions from around the world.


If you like the small town, magical Christmas atmosphere, you are going to love Waynesville. Waynesville celebrates the holidays with carriage rides, historically decorated buildings and over a thousand luminaries and more!

The Christmas in Morrow, Ohio
Photo Courtesy of The Christmas Ranch


The Christmas Ranch in Morrow has been featured on Good Morning America, HGTV and The New York Times. This is a magical, albeit busy, Christmas town that you will love! Find train rides, millions of Christmas lights, Santa’s Village and so much more. You will love all of the Christmas Spirit that you find in Morrow.

Gallipolis In Lights
Photo Courtesy of Gallipolis in Lights


Imagine a town where sidewalks are lined with festive Christmas trees and the city park lights up the night with thousands of twinkling lights. Gallipolis in Lights celebrates the holiday season with an incredible Christmas tree trail that will surely make for a memorable holiday!

Christmas in Ohio can also be enjoyed in Medina at Castle Noel, by taking the Polar Express Train Ride with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, experience Christmas in Historic Zoar Village, stroll the charming streets of Granville and find Christmas cheer in Chagrin Falls. Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family by visiting one of these magical Christmas towns in Ohio!


Best Christmas Towns in Ohio

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