COLUMBUS – This week TourismOhio launched the 2018 Holidays In Ohio web page featuring a new, statewide Holiday Lights Trail. The Holiday Lights Trail showcases 30 distinctive light displays across the state. From Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo to Kings Island’s Winterfest in Mason, this trail brings the joy, happiness and excitement of millions of twinkling lights and music to visitors this holiday season. Travelers can browse the Holiday Lights Trail online or download and print a map to take along in the car.
“The holidays are a popular time to visit Ohio, and millions of dazzling lights are a big part of the attraction,” said Matt MacLaren, director of TourismOhio. “The Holiday Lights Trail and Holidays in Ohio web page are both designed to help Ohioans and visitors make new memories while experiencing Ohio’s seasonal attractions.”
Located within roughly 600 miles of 60 percent of the U.S. population, Ohio receives an average of 20 million visits in November and December, many from people visiting Ohio for the holidays. To help Ohioans and visitors alike plan time with family and friends this holiday season, TourismOhio has assembled an exciting array of inspirational experiences to enjoy including:
• Holiday Getaways – Discover trips and adventures that will entertain you and all your holiday visitors. From unique overnight stays to real-life winter wonderlands, candlelit tours and festive décor, there’s a holiday adventure all your loved ones will enjoy in Ohio.
• Can’t Miss Events – Looking to recreate nostalgic memories? You’ll find them here in Ohio. Festive parades, visits with Santa, holiday train rides and twinkling light displays are just a few ways to make the most of the season this year.
• Distinctive Holiday Shopping – Shop your favorite tourism stops from museum and specialty gift shops to zoos and trails for locally made products to find one-of-a-kind gifts for every special someone on your list.
• Cheers to the Holidays – Find just the right cozy brewery, distillery or winery to catch up with friends and family while enjoying an amazing specialty cocktail, seasonal ale or ice wine.