December 2019



Ohio Winter Fun: Christmas Tree Farms

You could go with an artificial Christmas tree, but where’s the fun in that? Here are three great places to pick your own, straight from the field. 

Ohio Winter Fun: December Park Programs

’Tis the season for winter warmers for the whole family — check out these programs that will be sure to spark that little bit of extra holiday cheer.

Ohio Winter Fun: Outdoor Ice-Skating

Lace up and hit the ice. Here are five places across the state to go ice-skating outside, whether you're looking for a family outing or a fun date spot.  

Ohio Winter Fun: Sleigh Rides

Here’s where you can take in the snowy season the old-fashioned way.

Ohio Winter Fun: Tobogganing, Tubing & Snowshoeing

Whether you want steep thrills, a leisurely downhill ride or a brisk walk in the park, here are three ways to embrace the season of snow.

Snow Days: Ohio Winter Fun

Embrace the winter season with engaging outdoor activities for the whole family, from tobogganing to snowshoeing to riding in a one-horse open sleigh.

Food + Drink

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns

Collect a dozen sweet treats during Holmes County’s annual driving tour of inns and hotels (plus get a cookbook full of recipes to take home with you).


‘An American in Venice: James McNeil Whistler and His Legacy’

The Zanesville Museum of Art features 12 prints made by James McNeil Whistler alongside works by 23 other artists. 

‘Chihuly: Celebrating Nature’ in Columbus

See incredible glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly installed among the natural beauty of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Home + Garden

Gracefully Wrapped, Wooster

Marianne Garey creates beautiful pieces of jewelry featuring bits of flowers, seeds and other plants at her home in Wooster.

Ice + Dust Pottery, Westerville

A graphic designer by day, Halley Quinn spends part of her evenings and weekends crafting fun mugs, trinket dishes and more at her Westerville home.

Made in Ohio Gifts: ​ Lotions, Soaps & More

Whether you’re looking for vegan soaps or products to tame a serious beard, you’ll find them made by these Ohio makers.

River City Leather, Gallipolis

Aaron and Erin Buckley’s Gallipolis business crafts beautiful leather bags, wallets and totes that are designed with a focus on simplicity, quality and longevity. 

Shop These 4 Ohio Makers Who Create Unique, Handmade Gifts

From beautiful leather bags and adorable stuffed animals to delicate jewelry and colorful pottery, these Buckeye State artisans share the inspiration behind their handcrafted creations.

The Happy Groundhog Studio, Cincinnati

Melissa Bracken’s grandmother inspired her to launch her line of adorable and extremely huggable handcrafted stuffed animals.

Ohio Life

Actress Julie Hagerty on Becoming Disney’s Mrs. Claus

The Cincinnati native gained fame for her role in the 1980 hit comedy “Airplane!” You can see her as mrs. Claus in the Disney+ film “Noelle.”

Paul Brown Museum, Massillon

Paul Brown’s contributions to the game of football are legendary. The Massillon Museum pays tribute to the iconic coach and innovator with a wing dedicated to his life and legacy.

Why Sherwood Anderson’s ‘Winesburg, Ohio’ Created an Uproar in His Hometown

The author’s 1919 cycle of short stories is a literary classic. But when it was published in 1919, it caused an stir in Clyde, Ohio, where many believed the work of fiction was spilling the town’s secrets.