Warren County offers tons of holiday events | Business
MASON, OH (FOX19) - Welcome winter in Warren County with more than 20 ways to celebrate the holiday season including festivals and parades, one-of-a-kind destinations, unique shopping, entertainment and more.
Join the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future as they lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a classic journey of forgiveness and redemption in “The Christmas Carol” at LaComedia Dinner Theatre, Ohio’s only dinner theatre, Nov. 3- December 31. www.lacomedia.com.
Illuminate the night with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Lebanon Nov. 25. It’s the perfect way to kick off your holiday season with free horse-drawn carriage rides and visits to Santa. www.lebanonchamber.org/.
More than 350,000 dancing Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music decorate the five acres at the Christmas Ranch, kicking off the holiday season Nov. 25- Dec. 3. This winter wonderland has been featured nationally on HGTV and ABC’s Good Morning America. www.thechristmasranch.com.
You can step into the magic of Christmas all year long at the Kings Mills General Store and Christmas Shop, but the store offers special hours during the holiday season Nov. 24- Dec. 24. www.kingschristmas.com/.
Looking for the perfect Christmas tree? Check out Big Tree Plantation in Morrow where you can cut down your own tree and enjoy weekend events including Winter Wonderland, Santa, Live Nativity, wagon rides and more. www.bigtreeplantation.com.
All aboard the North Pole Express at the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad in downtown Lebanon. Rides begin Nov. 26. Bask in the glow of your children’s faces as they take a historic locomotive through the wintery countryside on their way to see Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole. www.lebanonrr.com.
Always wanted to peek into Historic Homes lavishly decorated for the holidays? Now you can with the Christmas Tour of Homes in Historic Waynesville, Nov. 27. www.friendshomemuseum.org.
Enjoy Christmas in Mason with a parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, caricature artists, ice carvers, stage entertainment, pictures with Santa and much more! Dec. 2. www.festivalsofmason.com.
Experience an old-fashioned Christmas with horse-drawn carriages, carolers, 1300 luminaries, enticing restaurants and decorated storefronts as you stroll the charming streets during Waynesville’s annual Christmas in the Village Dec. 2, 3 and 4. www.waynesvilleohio.com.
It’s Snowland time at the Great Wolf Lodge, Mason. The enchanted lodge comes alive for the holidays where it snows indoors and happiness abounds. Soak in the holiday spirit, splash in the 84-degree waterpark-and cherish the gift of time together. Snowland begins Dec. 3. www.greatwolf.com/mason
Named as the “Best Place to Feel the Christmas Spirit” by Over the Back Fence Magazine, the Historic Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival’s two parades have delighted thousands throughout the years, and have grown into the largest horse-drawn carriage parade in the country. Historic buildings provide the backdrop for the ever-popular festival, featuring more than 100 horse-drawn antique carriages. Throughout the day enjoy carriage rides, live entertainment, and street vendors. Dec. 3; parades at 1 & 7 p.m. www.lebanonchamber.org/.
Take a step back in time and celebrate Christmas at night at the 18 cabins, shops, and turn-of-the-century homes at the Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village Candlelight Tour of Homes, Dec. 3. www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org.
Glendower State Memorial celebrates Christmas at the classic Greek Revival mansion. This year the décor focuses on the home’s preparations to host a grand cotillion-style ball. Begins Dec.3; check calendar for additional dates. www.wchsmuseum.org.
Celebrate Christmas in the Austrian holiday tradition, complete with a giant, sparkling Christmas tree at Valley Vineyards Light Up the Valley, Dec. 7. You’ll be sure to sing “Silent Night”- the popular Christmas carol that originated in Austria in the early 19th century. www.valleyvineyards.com.
The whole family will enjoy the heartwarming musical Eeyore’s Christmas with Eeyore and his friends from the 100 Acre Wood at the Lebanon Theatre Company performances Dec. 8-11. www.ltcplays.com.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lebanon Holiday Tour of Homes featuring 8 distinctive 19th and 20th century styles of architecture, Dec. 11. www.historicdowntownlebanon.com.
The Lebanon Symphony & Chorus will be going for ‘baroque’ as they ring in the holiday season with the music of Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, Dec. 17. www.musicinlebanon.org.
Hungry while visiting Ohio’s Largest Playground? Sample a holiday feast at these unique family dining opportunities:
The Golden Lamb Inn & Restaurant, in Lebanon, offers Frohe Weilhnachen (German meal of venison) Dec. 5-11; Cratchit’s Christmas Dinner (English meal of goose) Dec. 12-18; and Christmas at Mt. Vernon (American meal of turkey, ham) Dec. 18-23. www.goldenlamb.com.
The Corwin Peddler, in Corwin, offers a Traditional Christmas Dinner (English meal of duck) Dec. 10. www.thecorwinpeddler.com.
The Hammel House Inn, in Waynesville, offers Dinner with Dickens (English meal of pork) a retelling of the Christmas Carol classic complete with a dinner theatre experience. Dec. weekends. www.hammelhouseinn.com.
The Cobblestone Village Gift Shop and Gourmet Café, in Waynesville, offers Gourmet Holiday Dinners Dec. 2-3. www.cobblestonevillageandcafe.com.
For additional holiday event information, visit www.ohioslargestplayground.com, or call 800-433-1072.
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