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What To Do in Ohio: Nov. 16-22

From a Victorian-era holiday celebration to an art-and-craft show with a good cause, here's what to look out for this week across Ohio.


Step into Victorian England in Cambridge: Take a trip back in time and experience old-world England in historic downtown Cambridge, which is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village each holiday season. Through Jan. 1, stroll among more than 92 scenes of 180 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from the Victorian era. Along with the mannequins on display, two Victorian Teas are scheduled, as well as two cemetery tours and trolley tours. Don’t miss the nightly Guernsey County Courthouse Light Show, as the magnificent 1881 courthouse jumps into the 21st century and comes alive with pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. dickensvictorianvillage.com

Get Your Shopping Started — Locally! The 2020 Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show comes to Hilliard on Nov. 22. This show features artists and crafters selling their original handmade items, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the local nonprofit Hope Hollow. Shop for Janey & Nell's beautiful handmade handbags, and pamper yourself with Earth Craft Creation's candles and soaps. Trades of Hope offers an eclectic selection of fair-trade, handcrafted fashion accessories and home decor from around the world, and many more small businesses will be on hand to help you complete your shopping list. avantgardeshows.com

The art of Lyman Whitaker at The Dawes Arboretum
Watch Art Move at The Dawes Arboretum: There’s a different magic at The Dawes Arboretum during every season. Right now, you can also experience the kinetic art of Lyman Whitaker. One of the most widely renowned kinetic artists in the world, Whitaker’s installations dance with the wind. He often takes inspiration for his designs from nature, making the scenic grounds of the Newark arboretum a fitting place to enjoy his art. dawesarb.org

Get Outdoors in Defiance: The Defiance Reservoir Nature Trail provides a boardwalk-style trail through the woods. Whether you’re trying to catch the last glimpses of autumn or you’re ready to embrace the first snow (it’ll be here before we know it, folks!), this destination offers great opportunities for bird-watching as well as the chance to enjoy enjoy a quiet walk through nature. visitdefianceohio.com/maps-trails