Nov./Dec. 2021

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12 Ohio Holiday Favorites

From zoo nights and model trains to Christmas museums and light shows, here is how to make the most of the season.

Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center, Cleveland

The Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center tells the story of Cleveland’s abolitionist history and those who helped freedom seekers along the Underground Railroad.

Holiday Shopping in Columbus

Our capital city is a destination for holiday shopping, whether you’re looking for sought-after national names or neighborhoods filled with local galleries and shops. 

Food + Drink

9 Classic Ohio Bakeries to Visit During the Holidays

Whether you’re looking for Old World flavors or local favorites that have been delighting customers for years, you’ll find them here. 

Boxwood Biscuit Co., Columbus

After starting as a pop-up shop in summer 2020, Boxwood Biscuit Co. now has its own home in the Short North Arts District.

Cloak & Dagger, Cleveland

This Cleveland spot is rewriting expectations of what a themed cocktail bar can be with its wildly creative cocktails and consummate hospitality.

Lyle’s Crepes Food Truck, Toledo

Joshua Posadnys food truck honors a friend as it delights Toledo-area customers with a lineup of sweet and savory crepes.


‘Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources’ in Columbus

This large exhibition delves into the artists who inspired and shaped the style of one of the world’s most famous painters.

Great Lakes Theater’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

This Cleveland stage favorite brings its take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale to Playhouse Square each holiday season. 

Hanif Abdurraqib Shares How Columbus Shaped His Writing

The poet and essayist discusses how his hometown helped him on his literary journey and talks about staying focused in the face of success.

Home + Garden

Linda Renee Pottery, Bluffton

Linda Laing’s pottery line changes with the seasons, offering designs shaped by functionality and family memories.

Ohio Finds: 19th-century Ladle & Fork

The maker of these hearth utensils marked “Cy. Crites” and believed to be tied to the Crites family of Allen County is not completely clear.

Ohio Life

America's Last Great Train Heist

In November 1935, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis and his crew robbed a mail car in Garrettsville, Ohio, scoring a bunch of cash and making a daring escape by both car and airplane.

Best Hometowns 2021

This year, we honor Centerville, Chillicothe, Delaware, Sandusky and Wadsworth. These five communities embody the characteristics that make us proud to call Ohio home.

Best Hometowns 2021: Centerville

This Montgomery County city boasts a wealth of recreation, family-friendly events, welcoming businesses and a strong sense of community support.

Best Hometowns 2021: Chillicothe

The original capital of Ohio turns to the future with new development that is reviving the look and feel of this charming and historic town.

Best Hometowns 2021: Delaware

This central Ohio city offers a vibrant downtown, great community events and a wide range of arts and entertainment.

Best Hometowns 2021: Sandusky

This Erie County city embraces its location along the Lake Erie shore with new development that is changing both the face of downtown and the community.

Best Hometowns 2021: Wadsworth

This Medina County city has seen a surge of new downtown businesses in the past five years, providing an added boost to an already forward-looking community.

Colo Born at the Columbus Zoo

In December 1956, the first gorilla ever born in captivity arrived three days before Christmas and was a topic of fascination from the moment of her birth. 

Live Well Ohio: Nov./Dec. 2021

Make the holidays safe for your four-legged friends, and embrace mini breaks to beat the stress of the season.