The holiday season is a magical time of year. Everything is decked out in red and green decor, carolers are singing, Christmas trees are lit, and hearts are melting. This year, how about taking your loved ones on a relaxing vacation to Ohio? You need to go to far to find magic. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about our six favorite Christmas attractions in Ohio so you can plan your trip in advance. Read on, take notes, and make your Christmas getaway a reality at HideAway Country Inn.
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6 Christmas Attractions in Ohio You Will Love
Candlelight Christmas in Bucyrus
One of the most popular (and one of our favorite) Christmas activities in Ohio is the Candlelight Christmas in downtown Bucyrus. Each December, the streets light up and the town turns into a real winter wonderland. You can walk hand–in–hand and marvel at the glowing Christmas tree, check out local businesses (they stay open longer so that you can finish your holiday shopping), cozy up in a big coat, and grab a cup of hot cocoa along the way!
Marion Christmas Parade
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas parade? You really can’t enjoy a Christmas vacation to the fullest without one. Head over to Marion to witness theirs! When December comes around, the streets fill up with a fabulous lineup of Christmas-themed floats and marchers. We recommend arriving early to find a good spot at the front. If you’re close enough, you might even catch some candy canes and other treats! The parade closes with the spectacular appearance of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, so make sure you stay until the end.
Ohio Valley Christmas Craft Show
Are you running late on your Christmas shopping? The Ohio Valley Christmas Craft Show is here to help. This wonderful gathering of artists and vendors is just minutes away from HideAway Country Inn. It’s been a local favorite for more than 30 years!
Upper Winter’s Fantasy of Lights
If you find yourself swept away by the Christmas spirit and wish to give back to the community, the Upper Sandusky Winter Fantasy of Lights is the perfect occasion. Since its creation in 1997, Harrison Smith Park has turned every December into a fantastic light show— you cannot miss it. Marvel at the magical 33-acre park and its numerous displays as you drive through. It’s like entering a real winter wonderland! A donation of $5 is required to enter, and all profits go to a local charity.
Marion City Walkway of Lights
Another beautiful Christmas light display you can enjoy from your car is the Marion City Walkway of Lights! The route is 2.5 miles long and features more than two million sparkling lights. We recommend stopping and stepping outside 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.
Christmas Party at HideAway Country Inn
You know what they say: If you want it done well, do it yourself! Well, why not throw your very own Christmas party this year? HideAway Country Inn gives you the space, the atmosphere, and even the catering for it! Give your family (or work team!) an early gift and plan the end-of-the-year party of their dreams.
Brunch & Luncheons
If you want to keep it small and simple, choose our brunch or luncheon option. They start at $20 per person and include a selection of breakfast favorites like pancake stacks, ham, pastries, sausages, fried potatoes, as well as holiday staples like candied yams, honey-glazed carrots, asparagus, sherried mushrooms, mashed potatoes with gravy, and more. You can also choose to add soups, salads, savory salmon, chicken wings, shepherd’s pie, beef tenderloin, and many desserts, including our local favorite pumpkin pie!
Up your game a notch and organize a real dinner party! This package starts at $30 per person ($25 for seniors, $15 for children, and free for those under five) and includes Caesar salads, soups, oysters, corn O’Brien, roasted vegetables, roasted turkey, chicken breast, pork chops, prime rib, and more. We also offer a variety of mouthwatering desserts like panna cotta, pecan pie, pear crunch pie, and our favorite: Dutch apple cheesecake.
Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas at HideAway Country Inn
Now that you know all the wonderful things you can do in Ohio, it’s time to find a place to stay. HideAway Country Inn is a beautiful B&B in the heart of the Bucyrus countryside and the ideal spot for you and your loved ones. Whether you are enjoying a romantic getaway or a family trip, there’s no better home away from home than HideAway Country Inn. Browse our accommodations today to pick your favorite, then get ready for top-notch relaxation. After all, with all of that holiday madness, you’ll need it!