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20 Festive Holiday Activities & Events in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

There is no place like Ohio for the Holidays! Get into the Holiday spirit by attending these festive activities and events in Ohio! Here is our list of 20 Festive Holiday Activities & Events in Ohio.

20. Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart - Cincinnati, Ohio

19. City Flea Holiday Market at Washington Park - Cincinnati, Ohio

http://www.thecityflea.com/

http://www.thecityflea.com/

18. Merry & Bright at the Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, Ohio

http://fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Exhibitions/Current/Merry-Bright

http://fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Exhibitions/Current/Merry-Bright

17. Photowalk: OTR aGlow at Park & Vine - Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by J Miles Wolf in Over The Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by J Miles Wolf in Over The Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

16. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Spiegel Grove - Fremont, Ohio

Photo by @padremueller at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio

Photo by @padremueller at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio

15. Dickens Victorian Village - Cambridge, Ohio

Photo by @dorjans at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

Photo by @dorjans at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge, Ohio

14. A Whimsical Wonderland Holiday Show at Krohn Conservatory - Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @realfoodbrandae at Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @realfoodbrandae at Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio

13. Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns - Holmes County, Ohio

http://christmascookietour.com/

http://christmascookietour.com/

12. Holiday Dinner, 12 Days of Christmas at the Culinary Vegetable Institute - Milan, Ohio

http://www.culinaryvegetableinstitute.com/

http://www.culinaryvegetableinstitute.com/

11. Polar Express at Dennison Depot - Dennison, Ohio

Photo by @vwfinney on the Polar Express at Dennison Depot

Photo by @vwfinney on the Polar Express at Dennison Depot

10. Light Up Toledo! Holiday Art Loop - Toledo, Ohio

http://theartscommission.org/featuredloop

http://theartscommission.org/featuredloop

9. A Storybook Christmas - Zanesville, Ohio

http://visitzanesville.info/storybook-christmas-2016/

http://visitzanesville.info/storybook-christmas-2016/

8. Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon - Sandusky, Ohio

http://www.santahustle.com/cedar-point/

http://www.santahustle.com/cedar-point/

7. Winter at the Wilds - New Concord, Ohio

Photo by Ian Adams Photography at The Wilds in New Concord, Ohio

Photo by Ian Adams Photography at The Wilds in New Concord, Ohio

6. Decemburr Dash 5K - Columbus, Ohio

http://www.decemberdash.com/

http://www.decemberdash.com/

5. Mariemont Annual Tree Lighting at Luminary Event

http://www.mariemontppg.com/luminaria/

http://www.mariemontppg.com/luminaria/

4. Luminaria Holiday Event at the Cincinnati Observatory

http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/publicevents/upcoming-events-2/

http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/publicevents/upcoming-events-2/

3. A Christmas Story House - Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @misstruchon at A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @misstruchon at A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

2. Christmas in Ash Cave - Logan, Ohio

http://www.explorehockinghills.com/

http://www.explorehockinghills.com/

1. Lighting of the Serpent at Serpent Mound

Photo via The Columbus Free Press at the Lighting of the Serpent

Photo via The Columbus Free Press at the Lighting of the Serpent

Do you know of any other awesome Holiday events in Ohio? Email us at ohioexplored@gmail.com to add them to our next list!

 

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Blink Art & Light Festival Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

Cincinnati's first Blink festival was a must experience event. As one of the largest projection-mapping light shows in the nation, Blink brought together a diverse group of people to celebrate light. Local artists built light exhibits spanning 20 blocks across the city. We experienced the festival on Friday night. It was absolutely beautiful (the lights and the unity).

Lookin Good Mural Blink Cincinnati
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Washington Park Cincinnati
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Findlay Market Blink Cincinnati
Findlay Market Cincinnati
Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Blink runs from October 12-15 in downtown Cincinnati.

Cheese 101 at The Rhined

Rikki Teeters

We love cheese! When we found out about the new cheese shop opening in the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, we were thrilled! The Rhined is an artisanal Cheese shop that carries Ohio Made cheese as well as many other high quality American cheeses. We recently took the Cheese 101 course offered by The Rhined!

We joined 14 other cheese lovers for a night of cheese tastings at The Rhined. Owner, Stephanie Webster, took us on a tour of 7 cheeses from all over the US. Our favorite cheese was a local cheese made in Kentucky called Kentucky Rose! Yum!

The Rhined uses handmade pottery as their dishes. Do you recognize this beautiful local pottery? It was made by our June 2017 Ohio Maker of The Month RHEINOceramics!

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Findlay Market in Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

One of our favorite places in Cincinnati is the Findlay Market. Located in Over-the-Rhine, Findlay Market is full of diverse culture. Here we can find fresh produce, handmade pastas & breads, exotic spices, and local & international foods all in one location.

Findlay Market Ohio
Findlay Market Ohio
Findlay Market Ohio
Findlay Market Ohio

Our 5 Favorite Merchants at Findlay Market

1. Bouchard's Pasta

2. Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices

3. J. E. Gibbs Cheese

4. Em's Sourdough Bread

5. Mt. Kofinas Olive Oils

You can learn more about Findlay Market and their local merchants at FindlayMarket.org!

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Candle Making at Manitou Candle Co.

Rikki Teeters

Today we ventured along the Ohio River in Cincinnati to find the cutest little candle shop, Manitou Candle Co.! We had a wonderful time making our own candles during their Weekend Candle Making Workshop! Mantiou is a unique Ohio-based shop that sells their own small batch handmade candles along with beautiful jewelry, accessories and locally made art work.

Our workshop instructor, Alli, explained that at Manitou the candles are labeled by number instead of by name. This allows people to select new scents that they are drawn to instead of scents that they typically select. Manitou has 100 different scents and we got to smell them all! During our class we learned how to make our own Natural Soy Candles! It was a delightful experience and we definitely recommend it!

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Spring Blooms in Ault Park

Rikki Teeters

Ault Park is one of our favorite parks in Ohio! Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, this park is the perfect place to spend your day! The park includes a beautiful stone structure, several overlooks, and many gardens. Take some time to get lost in the park! We took these photos on a recent stroll while the Cherry Blooms were blooming.

26 Powerful Photos From The Women's March on Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

We were lucky enough to march along side our sister's and brother's in Cincinnati this weekend. On Saturday over 30,000 Ohioans gathered in cities across Ohio including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Chillicothe. That doesn't include the thousands of people who marched at the Columbus Sister March the previous weekend. Women and men showed up to make their voices heard. As one woman at the march told us, "Revolution is in the air". We left the march feeling empowered, connected, and ready to change the world! Here are 26 Photos From The Women's March On Cincinnati (along with photos we took during the beautiful event).

20 Places You Need to Explore in Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

We love Cincinnati! This city is filled with places to explore from the famous seven hills to the beautiful skyline along the river. We never run out of wonderful places to take adventures in this city! Here are the Top 20 Places You Need To Explore Cincinnati, Ohio!

20. Incline Public House

Photo by  @ohioexplored  at Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @ohioexplored at Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio

19. Smale Riverfront Park

Photo  at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

18. Washington Park

Photo by   @hauserb  at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @hauserb at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

17. The Ohio River

Photo by  @gmsvachphotography  on the Cincinnati River-front

Photo by @gmsvachphotography on the Cincinnati River-front

16. Spring Grove Cemetary

Photo by @levlatka at the Spring Grove Cemetary

Photo by @levlatka at the Spring Grove Cemetary

15. Daniel Carter Beard Bridge aka the "Big Mac"

Photo taken by  @gmsvachphotography  in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo taken by @gmsvachphotography in Cincinnati, Ohio

16. Cincinnati Nature Center

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the Cincinnati Nature Center

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the Cincinnati Nature Center

15. Great American Ball Park

Photo by  @jordanscott9  above Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @jordanscott9 above Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

14. Downtown Cincinnati

Photo by @tivi23 of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @tivi23 of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

11. Mt. Adam's

Photo by   @marktepe  from Mt. Adam's in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @marktepe from Mt. Adam's in Cincinnati, Ohio

10. Little Miami River

Photo by @matthalasy on the Little Miami River in Mariemont

Photo by @matthalasy on the Little Miami River in Mariemont

9. Dixie Terminal

Photo by @a.m.bayard at Dixie Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @a.m.bayard at Dixie Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

8. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Photo by  @drs1000words  at the Cincinnati Zoo

Photo by @drs1000words at the Cincinnati Zoo

7. Piatt Park

Photo by @bernardogilferreira at Piatt Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @bernardogilferreira at Piatt Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

6. Cheapside Cafe

Photo by  @sydneyynorberg  at Cheapside Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @sydneyynorberg at Cheapside Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio

5. Chateau Laroche

Photo by    @michaeldroush    at Loveland Castle

Photo by @michaeldroush at Loveland Castle

4. The Mushroom House

Photo by  @matthewarchitecture  in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @matthewarchitecture in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio

3. Over-the-Rhine

Photo by  @isntthatdelightful  in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @isntthatdelightful in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

2. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Photo by  @gmsvachphotography  at the Roebling Suspension Bridge

Photo by @gmsvachphotography at the Roebling Suspension Bridge

1. Cincinnati Skyline(s)

You should not visit Cincinnati without enjoying our Skyline(s). Yes, both of them.

Photo by  @OhioExplored  at Skyline Chili in Oakley

Photo by @OhioExplored at Skyline Chili in Oakley