December 2017



Akron & Summit County: Shopping Season

A trip to Summit County this month offers a range of options, whether you’re looking for national brands, vintage finds or thoughtfully handcrafted pieces of art. 

Dinosaurs Come to COSI

The Columbus science center’s collaboration with New York’s American Museum of Natural History brings a new permanent gallery and a fresh perspective on the creatures we only think we know.

Holiday Hiking Events

Winter’s approach doesn’t mean it’s time to hide inside. These 2017 park system events promise fun and fascinating finds while enjoying the outdoors.   

The Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill

The historic property shines with almost 4 million bulbs this time of year in an annual seasonal display that draws thousands of visitors. 

Food + Drink

Holiday Flavor: Chestnut Cookies

No open fire? No problem. Carrollton farmer Greg Miller shares his advice for turning chestnuts into a sweet treat.


‘Memories of Christmas Past’ in Youngstown

Revisit the sights and lights of bygone holiday seasons during the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s annual display at the Arms Family Museum.  

BalletMet’s The Nutcracker in Columbus

The holiday tradition returns the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker Prince and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra to the Ohio Theatre stage. 

Life According To … Author David Giffels

The Akron author takes on the most unusual of projects: building the coffin in which he will one day be buried. In 2017, Giffels talked with us to share what he learned along the way. 

Home + Garden

Handcrafted Ohio 2017

Browse 50 handmade gifts that’ll bring holiday cheer to everyone on your list this season.

Ohio Life

America’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier

Cleveland’s dazzling Theater District landmark features more than 4,200 acrylic crystals. 

ESPN alum Jay Crawford Talks Sports Reporting and Journalism Education

Sandusky native and sports broadcaster Jay Crawford discusses coming home to his alma mater, Bowling Green State University. 

Excellence in Education 2017

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

The Life and Legacy of Bill ‘Mr. Christmas’ Hixson

For decades, Bill Hixson has been synonymous with this time of year, from designing his own line of glass ornaments to helping decorate the White House.