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Ohio Holiday Festival Weekend: November 30 – December 3, 2023

120 Christmas Festivals, Craft Shows, Light Shows and Markets to Enjoy this Holiday Weekend!

The Holidays are here, my festival friends, and Ohio is really giving you opportunities to celebrate it this first weekend of December!

First of all, there are Christmas Craft Shows, Bazaars and Vendors Markets galore. It doesn’t matter if you live in Cincinnati, Youngstown, Toledo or Columbus – there will be something near you this weekend.

If it’s difficult to drag the kids to a Craft Show, then head on out to a Christmas Festival or Christmas Market where they can also enjoy some entertainment and food as you shop. Some Christmas Festivals, like Plymouth’s Christmas in the Village (Review), offer nice entertainment, things to do and tasty treats, while Christmas in Zoar (Review) is fun to explore a preserved community with historic charm.

During any evening of the weekend, you can find yourself an assortment of Holiday Light Shows, most of them to be experienced from the warm comforts of your vehicle. It’s not a bad idea to see some lights after some shopping and a nice meal out with your family or friends.

It will definitely help you get in the holiday mood.

AND, if you prefer a little scare with your cheer, then I should bring up KrampusFest in Olmsted Township this weekend. This event is sold out but there is Krampus: Haunted Christmas Experience in Columbus during the weekend’s of December 8-10 and 15-17. I don’t list this as a festival but it does look interesting so I thought I should mention it. I’m actually going to attend this myself.

With over 120 Christmas events listed below, it’ll be hard not to find something fun to do.

Look to the map and remember that cities can have more than one event.

If you are traveling out of Ohio this weekend, then be sure to look at this week’s post of my sister site – Festival Guides and Reviews – to see what’s going on beyond Ohio this weekend. You can find that post at – https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/festival-weekend-120323

Have a wonderful weekend.

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Ohio Festival Weekend: November 30 – December 3, 2023

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

12/2-12/3 – Dalton Holidays FestivalDalton My Review
12/1-12/2 – Christmas in the Village Holiday Marketplace and Street FairPlymouth My Review
12/2 – Christmas in ZoarZoar My Review


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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

12/1-12/2 – Gifts that Give Back Vendor Market – Logan
12/1-12/3 – E.J. Thomas Christmas Arts & Crafts Show – Akron
12/1-12/3 – Berea Fine Arts Club Holiday Show – Berea
12/1-12/3 – Columbus Winterfair – Columbus
12/2 – Christmas By-The-Lake Craft Show – Avon Lake
12/2 – Saint Albert Craft Fair – North Royalton
12/2 – Beaver Oktoberfest Craft Show – Beaver
12/2 – Tecumseh Craft Show – New Carlisle
Weekend continues below…

12/2 – St. Julie Billiart Craft Show – North Ridgeville
12/2 – Brukner Nature Center Winter Arts and Craft Show – Troy
12/2 – Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show – Westerville
12/2 – Holiday Craft Fair – Willowick
12/2 – Christmas at Apollo Craft Show – Lima
12/2 – Ontario Community Craft Show – Mansfield
12/2 – The Woodruff Farm WinterFest – Urbana
12/2 – Christmas in the Barn Craft Show – Avon
12/2 – Canfield High School Craft Show – Canfield
12/2 – Frazeysburg Lions Club Holiday Bazaar – Frazeysburg
12/2 – Holiday Craft and Vendor Show – East Canton
Weekend continues below…

12/2 – Franklin Heights Band Craft Show – Columbus
12/2 – Christmas in the Country Craft Show – Orwell
12/2 – Market BLEU Winter Quarter – Cincinnati
12/2 – Christmas in the Village Craft Show – West Alexandria
12/2 – St. John’s Jesuit Holiday Shopping Soiree – Toledo
12/2 – Eaton High School Craft Show and Music Festival – Eaton
12/2-12/3 – Purple Poinsettia Craft and Vendor Show – Xenia
12/2-12/3 – Mulberry Creek Christkindlmarkt – Huron
12/2-12/3 – Al Neyer Winter Market II – Cincinnati
12/2-12/3 – Findlay Market Holiday Market – Cincinnati
Weekend continues below…

12/2-12/3 – An American Holiday at the Butler Arts and Crafts Show – Youngstown
12/2-12/3 – Tis the Season Craft and Vendor Show – Elyria
12/3 – Winter Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show – Columbus
12/3 – Wildwood Holiday Boutique – Mentor
12/3 – Medina Railroad and Toy Show – Medina
12/3 – Mayfield Cheerleader Craft Fair – Mayfield Village
12/3 – Artisan Fair and Brisket Lunch – Kettering
12/3 – Elyria Band Booster Holiday Craft Show – Elyria
12/3 – ArtisanFest513 Holiday Market – Cincinnati
12/3 – Not Your Mama’s Craft Market Holiday Market in German Village – Columbus

OHIO FESTIVALS

11/27-12/3 – Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas III – Toledo
11/27-12/3 – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights III – Delaware
11/27-12/3 – PNC Festival of Lights III – Cincinnati
11/27-12/3 – Coney Island’s Night of Lights IV – Cincinnati
11/27-12/3 – Foxtail Holiday Lights II – Copley
11/27-12/3 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: Dayton III – Dayton
11/27-12/3 – Gallipolis in Lights II – Gallipolis
11/27-12/3 – Light Up Middletown II – Middletown
11/27-12/3 – Magic of Lights II – Middleburg Heights
Weekend continues below…

11/27-12/3 – Elegant Illusions Christmas Drive Through Park III – Canfield
11/27-12/3 – A Carillon Christmas II – Dayton
11/27-12/3 – Christmas Cruise Thru II – Hicksville
11/27-12/3 – The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill II – Clifton
11/27-12/3 – Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake II – Ashtabula
11/27-12/3 – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo III – Powell
11/27-12/3 – The Christmas Ranch III – Morrow
11/27-12/3 – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio IV – Hartford
Weekend continues below…

11/28-12/3 – Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo III – Cleveland
11/28-12/3 – Pyramid Hill Lights III – Hamilton
11/29-12/3 – Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights I – Upper Sandusky
11/29-12/3 – Christmas Tree Festival – Lima
11/29-12/3 – Holiday Lights at Carlisle Reservation II – LaGrange
11/30-12/2 – Christkindl Market of Bryan II – Bryan
11/30-12/3 – The Joy of Christmas Light Show III – Columbiana
Weekend continues below…

11/30-12/3 – Lucas County Holiday Light Show III – Maumee
11/30-12/3 – Merry and Bright Christmas Lights II – Celina
11/30-12/3 – Lake Metroparks Country Lights Drive Thru I – Kirtland
11/30-12/3 – Morrow County Festival of Trees – Mt. Gilead
11/30-12/3 – Gift of Lights II – Wapakoneta
11/30-12/3 – Christmas at Dogwood Pass II – Beaver
11/30-12/3 – Land of Illusion Christmas Glow II – Middletown
11/30-12/3 – 4-H Exchange Club Holiday Light Show II – Van Wert
Weekend continues below…

12/1 – The Christmas Station – Xenia
12/1 – Pickerington Holiday Gathering – Pickerington
12/1-12/2 – Christmas in the Village – Canal Winchester
12/1-12/2 – Yuletide Village Season of Lights II – Waynesville
12/1-12/2 – Christmas in the Village Holiday Marketplace and Street Fair – Plymouth – My Review
12/1-12/2 – Kris Kringle Markt – Tiffin
12/1-12/2 – Christmas at the Castle: A Kingdom of Lights II – Loudonville
12/1-12/3 – Steubenville Nutcracker Village and Holiday Market III – Steubenville
12/1-12/3 – Light in the Forest I – Cincinnati
12/1-12/3 – Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve II – Troy
12/1-12/3 – Christmas in the Village – Waynesville
Weekend continues below…

12/1-12/3 – Woodland Lights III – Washington Township
12/1-12/3 – Seneca County Family Fair Lights II – Tiffin
12/1-12/3 – Nativity Festival at St. Paul’s II – Toledo
12/1-12/3 – Parklights at Caesar Ford I – Xenia
12/1-12/3 – Whispering Christmas Holiday Lights I – Eaton
12/1-12/3 – Nature’s A-Glow at Beech Creek Gardens II – Alliance
12/2 – Christmas at Central Park – Green
12/2 – WinterFest: Festival of Lights – Macedonia
12/2 – Mt. Blanchard Christmas in the Village – Mt. Blanchard
Weekend continues below…

12/2 – Winterfest III – Portsmouth
12/2 – Christmas in Zoar – Zoar – My Review
12/2 – Krampus Fest – Olmsted Falls
12/2 – A Christmas Carroll – Carroll
12/2 – Christmas Under the Clock – Plain City
12/2 – Old Washington Winter Fest – Old Washington
12/2 – Elevate Akron Yoga Festival – Akron
12/2 – Oxford Holiday Festival – Oxford
12/2 – Christmas in the Village Festival and Parade – Coolville
12/2 – Lebanon Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival – Lebanon
12/2 – Light Up Lakewood – Lakewood
Weekend continues below…

12/2 – Huron Winter Fest – Huron
12/2 – Holiday Night Market – Toledo
12/2-12/3 – Christmas in Ridgeville – Ridgeville Corners
12/2-12/3 – Mercy Health Bright Lights II – Lima
12/2-12/3 – Christkindlmarkt at German Central Foundation – Parma
12/2-12/3 – Christkindlmarkt at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm – Huron
12/2-12/3 – Dalton Holidays Festival – Dalton – My Review
12/2-12/3 – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village I – Columbus
12/3 – McComb Hometown Christmas – McComb
12/3* – Holiday CircleFest – Cleveland – My Review – DISCONTINUED
12/3 – Eastlake Christkindl Markt – Eastlake

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

12/1-12/3 – Nature’s A-Glow at Beech Creek Gardens II – Alliance
12/2 – Elevate Akron Yoga Festival – Akron
12/2 – WinterFest: Festival of Lights – Macedonia
12/2 – Christmas at Central Park – Green

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

11/27-12/3 – Light Up Middletown II – Middletown
11/27-12/3 – PNC Festival of Lights III – Cincinnati
12/1-12/2 – Yuletide Village Season of Lights II – Waynesville
12/1-12/3 – Christmas in the Village – Waynesville
12/1-12/3 – Light in the Forest I – Cincinnati
12/2 – Lebanon Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival – Lebanon

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

11/27-12/3 – Magic of Lights II – Middleburg Heights
11/28-12/3 – Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo III – Cleveland
11/29-12/3 – Holiday Lights at Carlisle Reservation II – LaGrange
11/30-12/3 – Lake Metroparks Country Lights Drive Thru I – Kirtland
12/2 – Krampus Fest – Olmsted Falls
12/2 – Light Up Lakewood – Lakewood
12/2-12/3 – Christkindlmarkt at German Central Foundation – Parma
12/3 – Eastlake Christkindl Markt – Eastlake

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

11/27-12/3 – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo III – Powell
11/27-12/3 – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio IV – Hartford
11/27-12/3 – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights III – Delaware
12/1 – Pickerington Holiday Gathering – Pickerington
12/1-12/2 – Christmas in the Village – Canal Winchester
12/2 – Christmas Under the Clock – Plain City
12/2-12/3 – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village I – Columbus

DAYTON FESTIVALS

11/27-12/3 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: Dayton III – Dayton
11/27-12/3 – A Carillon Christmas II – Dayton
12/1-12/3 – Woodland Lights III – Washington Township

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

11/27-12/3 – Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas III – Toledo
12/1-12/3 – Nativity Festival at St. Paul’s II – Toledo
12/2 – Holiday Night Market – Toledo

ALABAMA

Alabama Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/alabama-festivals/

DELAWARE

Delaware Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/delaware-festivals/

FLORIDA

Florida Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/florida-festivals/

GEORGIA

Georgia Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/georgia-festivals/

ILLINOIS

Illinois Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/illinois-festivals/

INDIANA

Indiana Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/indiana-festivals/

IOWA

Iowa Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/iowa-festivals/

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/kentucky-festivals/

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

Maryland/Washington DC Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/maryland-washington-dc-festivals/

MICHIGAN

Michigan Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/michigan-festivals/

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/minnesota-festivals/

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/mississippi-festivals/

MISSOURI

Missouri Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/missouri-festivals/

NEW YORK

New York Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/new-york-festivals/

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/north-carolina-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/pennsylvania-festivals/

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/south-carolina-festivals/

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/tennessee-festivals/

VIRGINIA

Virginia Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/west-virginia-festivals/

WEST VIRGINIA

Virginia Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/virginia-festivals/

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/wisconsin-festivals/

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