Top Holiday Attractions in Southern Ohio


Christmas is a special time of year and communities across our region are joining together to welcome visitors and bring Christmas cheer to family and friends. There are amazing light displays to inspire wonder, holiday music to brighten spirits and Santa sightings for kids from one to 92. If you are looking to create a new Christmas tradition, check out this list from all 12 counties in the OVRDC region.

Event Name Location County Event Type  Date Duration Cost
 Family Traditions Animal Adventure West Union, OH Adams Weekends $10
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony West Union, OH Adams Light Display 11/27/2021 5:30 pm
Christmas Parade Mt. Orab, OH Brown Parade 11/27/2021 6 pm Free
AirCare Santa Fly-In Mt. Orab, OH Brown Santa/childrens events 12/4/2021 12:50 p.m. Free
Ripley River Village Christmas Ripley, OH Brown Festival 12/10 – 12/12/2021
Nana and Pap’s Christmas Tree Farm Felicity, OH Clermont Tree Farm
Corsi Tree Farm Hamersville, OH Clermont Tree Farm
Light in the Forest Milford, OH Clermont Event 12/1/2021  Wed to Sun 5-9pm (Through Jan 2nd) $12
Holiday Hoopla & Tree Lighting Miami Township Clermont Event/Lights 12/4/2021
Milford Tree Lighting Milford, OH Clermont Light Display 11/26/2021
Hometown Holidays Milford, OH Clermont Event 11/25/2021 Fri and Sat
Christmas Parade Washington Court House, OH Fayette Parade 11/28/2021 3 pm Free
Downtown LIVE! Washington Court House, OH Fayette Festival/childrens event 12/10/2021 4pm – 8pm $5
A Court House Country Christmas Washington Court House, OH Fayette Concert 12/17/2021
Gallipolis in Lights Gallipolis, OH Gallia Light Display 11/24/2021 Through Jan 2nd
Gallipolis Christmas Parade Gallipolis, OH Gallia Parade 12/4/2021 1pm
Christmas on the Ridge/Bob Evans Farm Rio Grande, OH Gallia Drive Thru event 12/12/2021 5pm – 8pm
Christmas Bazaar Gallipolis, OH Gallia Bazaar 12/3/2021 Through Dec 5th 9am – 5pm
Greenfield Tree Lighting/Parade Greenfield, OH Highland Tree Lighting/Parade 12/4/2021
HUBA and City of Hillsboro Christmas Tree Lighting Hillsboro, OH Highland Tree Lighting/Parade 12/3/2021
HUBA and City of Hillsboro Lighted Parade Hillsboro, OH Highland Parade 12/11/2021
Village of Leesburg Luminary Walk Leesburg, OH Highland Holiday event 12/12/2021 5 – 7pm
Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar Mowrystown, OH Highland Parade and Bazaar 12/4/2021
Christmas Down on the Farm Hillsboro, OH Highland Event 12/4/2021 Sat through Dec
Christmas Treats on Wellston Streets Wellston, OH Jackson Holiday Event 12/4/2021 11am – 6pm Free
Wellston Ohilco Wellston, OH Jackson Christmas Lights Free
Altherr Christmas Tree Farm Jackson, OH Jackson Tree Farm
Piney Grove Evergreens Ray, OH Jackson Tree Farm
Christmas Holiday Light-Up 2021 City of Jackson, OH Jackson Parade 12/4/2021 Free
Santa’s Reindeer Christmas Party 2021 3-5 Manpower Park Jackson Holiday event 12/11/2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm Free
Jackson/Vinton Farm Bureau Breakfast w/Santa County Fairgrounds, Wellston, OH Jackson Drive thru Breakfast with Santa 12/12/2021 9 am – 12 noon Free
Apsley Family Christmas Trees Jackson, OH Jackson Tree Farm
Dickess Christmas Tree Farm and Santa Lawrence Tree Farm
Christmas with Santa Ironton, OH Lawrence Santa/childrens event 12/5/2021 10 am – 2pm $10
Dogwood Pass Old West Town Beaver, OH Pike Old West Christmas Town 11/27/2021 Thu-Fri 6-10pm; Sat-Sun 2-10pm $15
Beaver Christmas Parade Beaver, OH Pike Parade 12/4/2021 Saturday Free
Piketon’s Annual Winter Wonderland & Christmas Tree Lighting Piketon, OH Pike Vendors, Ice Skating, Carriage Rides 11/27/2021 8 am-7 pm varies
Live Nativity – New Covenant 3CU Church Waverly, OH Pike Live Nativity Drive Through 12/5 – 12/6/2021 6 pm – 8 pm Free
Jingle Bell Luminary Weekend Waverly, OH Pike Parade, Craft Show, Variety Show 11/20/2021 Through 11/21/21 varies
Christmas at the Cabin Bainbridge, OH Ross Christmas shop
Christmas Tour of Historic Homes Chillicothe, OH Ross tour 12/11-12/21 $20
Christmas on the Mountain Chillicothe, OH Ross Shopping at Sugarloaf Mountain 11/28-12/20/21 11:00am-8:00pm
Holidays at Adena Chillicothe, OH Ross Tour 12/1/2021 Through Dec 9th        10am – 4pm $10
Majestic Theater “Miracle on 34th Street – the Musical” Chillicothe, OH Ross Musical Theater 12/9 – 12/12/2022
Holiday Pops Spectacular with the Columbus Symphony OU Shoemaker Center -Chillicothe, OH Ross Symphonic Concert 12/18/21 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Friends of Portsmouth “WinterFest” Portsmouth, OH Scioto Festival Now through 1/2/2022
White Gravel Mines Christmas Cave Minford, OH Scioto Event/Lights Friday & Saturday, 4 p – 10 p through Dec. 18th Free
Sciotoville Christmas Parade Portsmouth, OH Scioto Parade 12/2/2021 6pm
Shawnee Lodge Christmas Open House Portsmouth, OH Scioto Event 12/5/2021
Main Street Portsmouth Holiday Open House Portsmouth, OH Scioto 12/5/2021
Portsmouth Wind Symphony Concert Portsmouth, OH Scioto 12/11/2021
Tour of Historic Churches Portsmouth, OH Scioto
Christmas Tree Lighting at Courthouse Portsmouth, OH Scioto Light Display 11/30/2021
New Boston Christmas Parade New Boston, OH Scioto Parade 12/4/2021
Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage Portsmouth, OH Scioto Show 12/14/2021
Helen Welch: A Carpenter’s Christmas Portsmouth, OH Scioto Concert 12/7/2021
Lake Hope Christmas Trail of Lights McArthur, OH Vinton Light Display 12/1/2021 – 1/2/2021 Free
Christmas in Downtown McArthur, OH Vinton Event 12/3/2021