When the air is chilly and the last leaves have fallen, you know it’s almost time for the holidays! There’s nothing like a countryside retreat for your Christmas break, and central Ohio has the peace, serenity, and winter-wonderland magic you seek. Read on to find the best Christmas attractions in Ohio and plan your visit today!
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These Christmas Attractions in Ohio Are a Short Drive From Hideaway Country Inn
When you stay at our gorgeous B&B, you’re only a short drive away from a variety of fabulous events, including Christmas parades, light shows, craft fairs, and more!
1. Candlelight Christmas in Downtown Bucyrus
If there’s one event you can’t miss during the holiday season, it’s Candlelight Christmas in downtown Bucyrus. Each December, the streets of Bucyrus light up and turn the town a real winter wonderland! Check out the massive, glowing Christmas tree and take a stroll with the ones you love. Local businesses stay open longer so that you can finish your holiday shopping and find unique gifts for your family. Cozy up in a big coat, walk from store to store, and grab a cup of hot cocoa along the way!
2. Marion Downtown Christmas Parade
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a parade! Thankfully, the nearby town of Marion has one of the best in the area. As soon as December rolls around, the streets feature a fabulous lineup of Christmas-themed floats and marchers. Arrive early to secure yourself a spot at the front; you just might receive candy canes and other treats! Be sure to stick around until the end of the parade to see Santa and Mrs. Claus on their float. It’s the perfect way to kick off Christmas season!
3. Ohio Valley Christmas Craft Show
Are you looking for a unique Christmas gift? Head to the Ohio Valley Christmas Craft Show. This wonderful gathering of artists and vendors takes place just minutes from HideAway Country Inn! For more than 30 years, the event has offered a fun holiday shopping experience for locals and visitors alike.
4. Marion City Walkway of Lights
Experience one of the largest light displays in Indiana at the Marion City Walkway of Lights! You don’t even need to walk; you can sit back and relax in your car. The route is 2.5 miles long and features more than two million sparkling lights. The only time you’ll need to step outside is to grab hot chocolate, apple cider, or a delicious Christmas treat at the gift shop! The Walkway of Lights is open daily from 6 to 10 p.m. and the entrance fee is $5 per car.
5. Upper Winter’s Fantasy of Lights
Christmas is all about charity and giving, and the Upper Sandusky Winter’s Fantasy of Lights embodies those values. Since 1997, Harrison Smith Park has turned every December into a fantastic light show each December, thanks to a team of devoted volunteers. Admire the magical 33-acre park all decked out in lights and displays as you drive through. A donation of $5 is required to enter, and all profits go to a local organization.
Plan Your Christmas Office Party at HideAway!
Now that you know about the central Ohio events happening during the holiday season, why not organize your office Christmas party at HideAway Country Inn? Give your team the gift of relaxation this year and throw the best end-of-the-year event your office has ever had! Whether you are planning a small brunch, luncheon, or a large-group banquet, we’ve got you covered!
Brunch and Luncheon Parties
Brunch and luncheons start at $20 per person. This is a great choice for small offices and those who are looking for a nice getaway from their desks. Menu options include breakfast favorites like mini pancakes stacks, pastries, ham, sausage, and fried potatoes, as well as delicious sides like candied yams, honey-glazed carrots, asparagus, sherried mushrooms, and mashed potatoes with gravy. You also get to choose from various salad options, soups, and main courses like savory salmon, chicken wings, shepherd’s pie, and beef tenderloin. Don’t forget about dessert; we serve some of the best pumpkin pie you’ve ever tasted!
If you’re looking for something more formal, consider our dinner party package. This option starts at $30 per person and is $25 for seniors, $15 for children, and free for children under five. The menu includes starters like Caesar salad, mandarin orange salad, and green goddess salad. We also offer soups and sides that are to die for, including oyster stuffing, corn O’Brien, roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts with bacon, and more! Our main courses range from roasted turkey and chicken breast to pork chops and prime rib. Save some room for our delicious desserts! With maple panna cotta, pecan pie, pear crunch pie, and Dutch apple cheesecake, you won’t know which one to choose!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at HideAway Country Inn
Our beautiful B&B is always a beautiful place to stay, but it’s especially magical during the Christmas season! Snuggle up in your luxurious room and get cozy by the fireplace with a glass of wine. You can listen to the crackling fire as your worries melt away. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? At HideAway Country Inn, this can be your reality!
Browse our selection of accommodations and pick your favorite! They all feature modern amenities and come with a delicious, complimentary breakfast every morning. Take a look at our Napoleon Loft Suite, for example. It’s perfect for couples looking for a romantic winter getaway. Between the Victorian king bed, French-style antiques, and the stunning Jacuzzi tub with cherry columns, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. We also offer a wide variety of packages and add-ons, so don’t hesitate to pamper yourself during your stay!