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Are You Looking for Things to do at Christmas Time in Ohio?

For any Christmas movie enthusiast, there really is so much to discover in Ohio. Ohio has two of the best museums containing Christmas movie memorabilia in the United States. The other Christmas events that Ohio appears to pride itself on are Victorian Christmas events.

The Best Christmas Events and Attractions in Ohio

Christmas attractions in Ohio are uniquely highlighted by Christmas movie memorabilia and an old-fashioned Christmas flair. There are Christmas museums that are centered around the Christmas movies that have become a part of the enjoyment of the holiday season for so many families, including one where the museum building itself is the main attraction. Below you will find some of the best things to do and places to go at Christmas if you are in or if you are visiting Ohio. Ovation for Christmas provides you with links to information about the event as well as information on what you can expect if you visit.

"Holly"Wood Christmas Movieland - OH

What Christmas Events to Expect: A Christmas Museum that Specializes in Props Used in Christmas Movies Highlight: So Many Movie Props from Christmas Films like Elf, A Christmas Story & The Grinch

Christmas movies have become so ingrained in our celebration of the holiday season that they have almost become another member of our family around Christmas. Many of us can not imagine the season passing by without watching our favorite Christmas film. If you want to see props used in your favorite Christmas movie, there is no better place to visit than "Holly"Wood Christmas Movieland in Ohio. 2012 marks the Christmas museum's first year in its new, permanent location. Here you can see so many props from your favorite Christmas movies and also vintage Christmas window displays and an "I Had That" display of vintage toys that made so many children's Christmases so magical.

Hours for 2012: TBD

Admission: TBD

Phone: 440-453-5889 Address: TBD Website: http://www.christmasmovieland.com

A Christmas Story House & Museum - Cleveland, OH

What Christmas Events to Expect: The House that was Used in the Movie "A Christmas Story," A Museum of Props Used in the Movie Including the Family Car Highlights: Acting out Your Favorite Scenes from A Christmas Story in the House used to Film the Movie

Given that "A Christmas Story" was set in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, which is a thinly veiled disguise for Jean Sheperd's hometown of Hammond, Indiana, many would be surprised that the house used in the movie actually resides in Ohio and not Indiana, Cleveland, Ohio to be precise. Both the interior and exterior were refurbished and reconstructed to look almost exactly how they looked in the movie. Perhaps the best feature is that this isn't just a tour, they let you interact and touch. This means you can climb under the sink where Randy hid or you can shoot a Red Rider BB gun in the backyard; it really is like you walked into the movie. And when you finish having fun in the house, if you aren't on A Christmas Story overload, you can walk across the street to the A Christmas Story House Museum. The museum houses costumes, like Randy's snowsuit, and props, like the family car and the toys from Higbee's window. With that being said, you can also visit the old Higbee's building while you are in the Cleveland area. After it went out of business, Higbee's was turned into a Visitor Center, but many of the exterior features seen in the movie are the same. You can also visit the A Christmas Story House Gift Shop where you can buy a ton of movie memorabilia including your very own Leg Lamp, Red Rider BB Gun or replica hat!

Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Wednesday: Closed, All Major Holidays: Closed, Check the Website for Extended Hours in November & December: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/hours-and-admission

Admission: Adults: $10.00, Seniors: $8.00, Children 7 to 12: $6.00, Children 6 & Under: Free!, Group Tours & Rates Available (Call for Details)

Phone: (216) 298-4919 E-Mail: info@achristmasstoryhouse.com Address: 3159 W 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109 Website: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

Dickens Victorian Village - Cambridge, OH

What Christmas Events to Expect: The Historic Downtown of Cambridge, Ohio transformed to feel like Victorian Times through a Public Art Exhibit of 186 Mannequins Dressed in Vintage, Victorian Clothing Highlight: The Courthouse Holiday Light Show, Mr. Fezzywig's Ball.

Largely due to the Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" popularizing the Victorian era Christmas, the time period has in many ways become associated with Christmas: the clothes, the food, the traditions, the virtues. Many of the traditions that we associate with Christmas today got their start or were popularized during Victorian times. It isn't hard to see why images of Victorian times are brought to light at Christmas; Christmas gatherings have a lot to do with nostalgia and remembering the past. "Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore..." Many people long for the past, even when it is a past they never knew. The Victorian era has a romanticized quality to it. Anyone who associates "figgy puddy" with Christmas will find this event delightful.

Hours for 2012: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - Saturday, January 5, 2013

Admission: Some Events Cost Money, which Varies by Event. But Strolling Wheeling Avenue Looking at the Installations, Watching The Guernsey Holiday Light Show and Other Viewing Events are Free! See http://www.dickensvictorianvillage.com/schedule for a List of Dickens Victorian Village Events. See http://www.dickensvictorianvillage.com/group_tours for a List of Group Tour Packages.

Phone: (866) 334-6446 (For Group Tours) E-Mail: info@dickensvictorianvillage.com Address: Wheeling Avenue, Downtown Cambridge, OH Website: http://www.dickensvictorianvillage.com

Legendary Lights at the Clifton Mill - Clifton, OH

What Christmas Events to Expect: An Amazing Christmas Light Display Synchronized with Music, a Miniature Christmas Village & a Santa Claus Museum Highlight: A 100 Foot "Waterfall" of Twinkling Lights

This impressive light display boasts over 3.5 million Christmas lights. That is over 140 times the lights on the Griswold house! (If you don't get that reference, it's from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation). The rustic, rural nature of this display almost instantaneously transports you back to a romanticized, small town American Christmas. In the words of the song, "It'll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives." (Actually probably more like a Thomas Kinkade painting) The mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, the trees, the covered bridge - they are all illuminated in magnificent Christmas lights. In fact, the old covered bridge is the highlight of the light display. If walking around in a winter wonderland isn't enough, there is also an outdoor Miniature Christmas Village on display and a Santa Claus Museum with an ecclectic array of Santa Claus products that date back to the 1850s. On top of all of that, every night until Christmas Eve you can take a look into Santa's workshop where you will see a live Santa at work, checking his list and periodically going up the chimney to load his sleigh.

Hours for 2012: Friday, November 23, 2012 - Tuesday, January 1, 2013: Gates Open at 5 p.m. & Gates Close at 9:30 p.m.: Lights Come on at 6 p.m. & Lights Go off 30 Minutes after Gates Close: Gates Close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Admission: Ages 7 & Up: $10.00, Ages 6 & Under: Free!

Phone: 937-767-5501 E-Mail: info@cliftonmill.com Address: 75 Water St. Clifton, OH 45316 Website: http://www.cliftonmill.com/christmas

What Things do You Like to Do at Christmas Time in Ohio? Where Do You Like to Go in OH to Get in the Christmas Spirit? Let Us Know! :-)

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