December 2015 Issue


Inside the Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

The Columbus Museum of Art’s beautiful expansion creates a space for contemporary art that beckons visitors.

Ohio’s Quirky New Year’s Eve Countdowns

From a giant popcorn ball to a 600-pound walleye, here's how three Ohio towns ring in the new year.

Winter in Summit County

Visit three great spots where you can make the most of the snowy season.

Food + Drink

Homemade Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Orchids at Palm Court pastry chef Megan Ketover shares how to go (way) beyond the packet of Swiss Miss.


4 Ways to Enjoy a Very Dickens Christmas

From classic shows to themed meals, here are four fun ways to celebrate one of the Victorian era’s greatest novelists.

Folk Artist Grandma Moses

A Dayton exhibition highlights the woman who went from farm wife to celebrated artist at age 79.

Kelly Carlin on Her Famous Father

The author of “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George” discusses her dad.

Home + Garden

Handcrafted Ohio 2015

We searched the state for home decor pieces, accessories, jewelry and more for our guide to great gift ideas.

Ohio Life

Excellence in Education 2015

Ohio Magazine recognizes outstanding educators at colleges and universities across the state.

Excellence in Education: Inspiring Minds

Meet three outstanding Ohio educators who are passionate about bringing out the best in their students

Karl Rove Talks William McKinley

The political consultant’s book examines how the Ohioan united a splintered Republican party.

Live Well Ohio: December 2015

Health pros share how to eat smart at your family feasts this season.

Meet Santa’s Helpers at Pine Acres Reindeer Farm

Dan and Linda Downs’ farm in rural Marion County is home to Toto, Comet, Tinsel and six other reindeer.

Unofficial Lego Museum

This 36,600-square-foot former school is filled with years of owner Dan Brown’s collecting obsession.