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Ohio Holiday Festival Weekend: December 7-10, 2023

Christmas Markets, Craft Shows and Holiday Lights Galore!

We’re a week closer to Christmas, Festival Fans, so you better be getting in some Light Shows before it’s too late!

While the number of Light Shows are about the same, the number of Holiday and Christmas Markets are a little down from last year.

I can personally recommend the Hudson Christkindlmarkt (Review), which is where this post’s pic of St. Nick and Krampus come from. Also Christmas Festivals, like Simply Christmas in Lithopolis and Mechanicburg’s Christmas in the Village, also look pretty good and I’ve been meaning to get to the Steubenville Nutcracker Village during their Holiday Market.

Beyond this, there are Holiday Craft Shows to check out, a Bridal Show, a Reptile Show, a Comic and Toy Show and a Model Train and Railroad Artifacts Show.

And the Light Shows. Don’t forget the Light Shows.

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During this period, I’ve been working on the sister site, Festival Guides and Reviews, adding State Festival Guides to the list so that festival lovers can continue to branch out and explore even more festivals.

So far, I’ve completed the 2024 Festival Guides for the following states…

Very shortly, I’ll have Louisiana and then hopefully Texas and New Jersey after that.

If you know anyone in these states, please spread the word that these Festival Guides are out there.

I’d really appreciate it.

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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-121023

Have a wonderful weekend.

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Ohio Festival Weekend: December 7-10, 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

12/8-12/10 – Hudson ChristkindlmarktHudson My Review

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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

12/8-12/9 – Holiday Bazaar – Athens
12/8-12/10 – Oddmall: ChrisHanuKwanzMadan – Akron
12/9 – Bling in the Season – Copley
12/9 – Franklin County Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale – Hilliard
12/9 – Solon Hometown Holiday Market – Solon
12/9 – Stark Vintage Market IV – Canton
12/9 – The Kent Flea Holiday Show II – Kent
12/9 – The Shipyards Bridal Open House – Lorain
12/9 – SC Trojan Bands Winter Craft Show – Greenwich
Weekend continues below…

12/9 – Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Artifacts Show – Columbus
12/9-12/10 – Christkindlmarkt – Dayton
12/9-12/10 – Cleveland Bazaar at 78th Street Studios – Cleveland
12/9-12/10 – St. Nick Craft Show – Seven Hills
12/9-12/10 – Al Neyer Winter Market III – Cincinnati
12/9-12/10 – Christmas in the Valley – Valley City
12/10 – Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Hilliard
12/10 – Jim and Dan Comic and Toy Show! IV – Dayton
12/10 – Christmas-By-The-Lake Gift Market and Club Craft Show – Toledo
12/10 – Dublin Holiday Market – Dublin
12/10 – Cin City Reptile Show – West Chester

OHIO FESTIVALS

12/4-12/10 – Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas IV – Toledo
12/4-12/10 – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights IV – Delaware
12/4-12/10 – Gallipolis in Lights III – Gallipolis
12/4-12/10 – Coney Island’s Night of Lights V – Cincinnati
12/4-12/10 – The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill III – Clifton
12/4-12/10 – Foxtail Holiday Lights III – Copley
12/4-12/10 – Land of Illusion Christmas Glow III – Middletown
12/4-12/10 – Elegant Illusions Christmas Drive Through Park IV – Canfield
12/4-12/10* – Holiday in Lights IV – Lebanon – CANCELLED
12/4-12/10 – Parklights at Caesar Ford II – Xenia
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12/4-12/10 – Whispering Christmas Holiday Lights II – Eaton
12/4-12/10 – Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights II – Upper Sandusky
12/4-12/10 – A Carillon Christmas III – Dayton
12/4-12/10 – Christmas Cruise Thru III – Hicksville
12/4-12/10 – The Joy of Christmas Light Show IV – Columbiana
12/4-12/10 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: Dayton IV – Dayton
12/4-12/10 – PNC Festival of Lights IV – Cincinnati
12/4-12/10 – Magic of Lights III – Middleburg Heights
12/4-12/10 – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo IV – Powell
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12/4-12/10 – Light Up Middletown III – Middletown
12/4-12/10 – Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake III – Ashtabula
12/4-12/10 – The Christmas Ranch IV – Morrow
12/4-12/10 – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio V – Hartford
12/5-12/10 – Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo IV – Cleveland
12/5-12/10 – Pyramid Hill Lights IV – Hamilton
12/6-12/10 – Holiday Lights at Carlisle Reservation III – LaGrange
12/7-12/9 – Christkindl Market of Bryan III – Bryan
12/7-12/10 – Christmas at Dogwood Pass III – Beaver
12/7-12/10 – Lake Metroparks Country Lights Drive Thru II – Kirtland
12/7-12/10 – Lucas County Holiday Light Show IV – Maumee
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12/7-12/10 – 4-H Exchange Club Holiday Light Show III – Van Wert
12/7-12/10 – Merry and Bright Christmas Lights III – Celina
12/7-12/10 – Gift of Lights III – Wapakoneta
12/7-12/10 – Light in the Forest II – Cincinnati
12/8 – Winterfest IV – Portsmouth
12/8-12/9 – Sandusky Winter Wonderland – Sandusky
12/8-12/9 – Christmas at the Castle: A Kingdom of Lights III – Loudonville
12/8-12/9 – “Mini” Mayberry Market – Wapakoneta
12/8-12/9 – Yuletide Village Season of Lights III – Waynesville
12/8-12/10 – Woodland Lights IV – Washington Township
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12/8-12/10 – Mercy Health Bright Lights III – Lima
12/8-12/10 – Seneca County Family Fair Lights III – Tiffin
12/8-12/10 – Sandusky County Fairgrounds Winter Wonderland I – Fremont
12/8-12/10 – Steubenville Nutcracker Village and Holiday Market IV – Steubenville
12/8-12/10 – Hudson Christkindlmarkt – Hudson – My Review
12/8-12/10 – Nativity Festival at St. Paul’s III – Toledo
12/8-12/10 – Nature’s A-Glow at Beech Creek Gardens III – Alliance
12/8-12/10 – Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve III – Troy
Weekend continues below…

12/9 – Christmas in the Village – Mechanicsburg
12/9 – Heart and Home for the Holiday’s Market – Hartville
12/9 – Simply Christmas in Lithopolis – Lithopolis
12/9-12/10 – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village II – Columbus
12/9-12/10 – Heritage Museum Museum Holly Days – Sharonville
12/10 – The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild’s Winter Festival of Crafts – Toledo

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

12/8-12/10 – Nature’s A-Glow at Beech Creek Gardens III – Alliance
12/9 – Heart and Home for the Holiday’s Market – Hartville

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

12/4-12/10 – Light Up Middletown III – Middletown
12/4-12/10 – PNC Festival of Lights IV – Cincinnati
12/7-12/10 – Light in the Forest II – Cincinnati
12/8-12/9 – Yuletide Village Season of Lights III – Waynesville
12/9-12/10 – Heritage Museum Museum Holly Days – Sharonville

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

12/4-12/10 – Magic of Lights III – Middleburg Heights
12/5-12/10 – Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo IV – Cleveland
12/6-12/10 – Holiday Lights at Carlisle Reservation III – LaGrange
12/7-12/10 – Lake Metroparks Country Lights Drive Thru II – Kirtland

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

12/4-12/10 – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo IV – Powell
12/4-12/10 – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio V – Hartford
12/4-12/10 – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights IV – Delaware
12/9 – Simply Christmas in Lithopolis – Lithopolis
12/9-12/10 – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village II – Columbus

DAYTON FESTIVALS

12/4-12/10 – A Carillon Christmas III – Dayton
12/4-12/10 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland: Dayton IV – Dayton
12/8-12/10 – Woodland Lights IV – Washington Township

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

12/4-12/10 – Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas IV – Toledo
12/8-12/10 – Nativity Festival at St. Paul’s III – Toledo
12/10 – The Toledo Craftsman’s Guild’s Winter Festival of Crafts – Toledo

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