The holiday season is finally here and with it comes our favorite time of year: Christmas. If you are looking for the perfect spot to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday, look no further than Hocking Hills. Our Ohio home features a variety of events and activities to celebrate Christmas with and more. Take a look at our top five Ohio Christmas activities for your next stop in Hocking Hills:
Christmas in Ash Cave
Each year the Hocking Hills State Park will host their Christmas in Ash Cave event. This free event is located at Ash Cave inside this sprawling park for some festive fun. This self-guided walk will take you around Ash Cave as you get to enjoy carolers singing classic Christmas songs. Santa Claus will be on hand so you can help him decorate the Christmas tree. A campfire will be going strong so you can enjoy some cookies or hot chocolate. There will be a dancing by candlelight on the roof of Ash Cave. This is an all-ages event, so make sure to bring the whole family. It is typically cold for this event, so make sure you arrive bundled up to stay warm. Ash Cave allows friendly dogs on a leash to join in on the fun too. This year’s Christmas in Ash Cave will take place on December 10th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Find the Perfect Gift
Hocking Hills and its surrounding community feature various shops to find gifts for your loved ones at. Don’t wait too long to find the perfect gift by heading to shopping areas such as the Hocking Hills Flea Market or the Logan Antique Mall. You are guaranteed to find some unique and one-of-a-kind gifts found nowhere else. Hocking Hills is all about supporting the local community so always shop local during your stay in town!
Visit Hocking Hills Winery
Hocking Hills features a variety of local attractions that can be explored during your holiday stay. Let the adults have an evening out by visiting Hocking Hills Winery. This local winery uses special grapes grown in the region to produce exclusive wines. Hocking Hills Winery offers tasting flights so you can taste a variety of wines before picking up any bottles to take back to your vacation rental. You will find everything from deep reds to sweet white wines here at the local winery. The local restaurant offers a variety of food and not just your basic cheese and crackers. If the adults prefer beer instead make sure they stop by Brewery 33 for a variety of local ales produced in house. They offer classic styles such as lagers, IPAs, stouts, and much more.
Have a Holiday Meal
Hocking Hills is full of locally owned restaurants where you can plan to have a holiday meal. While many restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day, many of these restaurants will be open for the remainder of the week. Rhapsody is always a local favorite to celebrate the holidays at. This local restaurant combines fine dining and a relaxing ambience for the perfect fusion. The menu includes classic American cuisine such as steak, seafood, pasta, burgers, and chicken. What really sets this restaurant apart from all the rest is the live piano music that is always playing. Explore the lengthy wine menu to find something to toast your holiday with. Latitude 39 is another local favorite that will help you bring out the holidays with. Enjoy casual cuisine such as prime steaks, pasta, and seafood and all at great prices. You will find something for everyone here in town.
The children will have their white Hocking Hills at Christmas when you visit around the holidays. Snowfall means that it is time to enjoy some fun and joy at Lake Hope State Park. This local lake is known in the summer as the perfect spot to navigate the waters by kayak or explore the surrounding hiking trails. The winter season transforms the surrounding hills into the perfect sledding locations. Enjoy this thrilling fun with your children as they get to slide down both shallow and steep hills depending on your preference. Hocking Hills sees a good amount of snowfall each year, so the snow is typically fresh, making for ideal sledding conditions. Your holiday stay is shaping up to be the best one yet!
Be There for the Magical Hocking Hills at Christmas
There is no shortage of Ohio Christmas activities at Hocking Hills when you visit around the Christmas holiday. Our vacation rentals are sure to keep you and your family warm and comfortable during every day of your stay. Take a look at our availability or properties here in the area to find the one that best suits your needs and wants.