December 2016 Issue



4 Light Displays to See in 2016

Make the most of the shortest days of the year by checking out one of these four attractions.

Akron: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Akron shines during the holidays. Check out these six spots that deliver food, drinks and fun.

Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art

See Cincinnati’s annual showcase of holiday seasons past at the Taft Museum of Art. 

Food + Drink

How to Make the Granville Inn’s Raisin Bread

Chef Chad Lavely shares the recipe for his update of the landmark spot’s signature baked good. 

Rosemary Poinsettia Cocktail

Make this Middle West Spirits’ creation the hit of your Christmas party.

Update your Feast with these Holiday Recipes

Four Ohio chefs share recipes that’ll help you reinvent your family feasts this season.


Character Study

The Toledo Museum of Art celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with an imaginative take on the Bard’s body of work.

Reinventing Rockwell

Youngstown’s Butler Institute of American Art features Maggie Meiners’ playful photographic makeovers of some of Norman Rockwell’s famous images.

The Idyllic Art of Ohio Painter Anthony Kleem

Ohio artist Anthony Kleem’s depictions of small-town America adorn calendars, jigsaw puzzles, posters and more at retailers across the nation.

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and a Life on the Road

The Akron native and rock legend discusses the band’s new album and working with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Ohio Life

A Christmas Story House & Museum, Cleveland

This Tremont neighborhood home in Cleveland gives visitors the chance to walk in Ralphie’s footsteps. 

Excellence in Education 2016

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

Excellence in Education: Creative Learning

Meet three Ohio educators who share how they bring out the best in their students.

Our Last Interview with American Icon John Glenn

John Glenn was born on July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, grew up in neighboring New Concord and became an American hero as astronaut and U.S. Senator. We last sat down with him in 2005. 

Shop at these Maker Markets

Those seeking handcrafted wares for the loved ones on their list can look to maker markets across the state. Here are three happening in December 2016.

Star Wars, Strawberry Shortcake and Other Ohio Toys

Once upon a time, they were just ideas on drawing boards across the state. Here is how four beloved toys with Ohio ties came to be.