There is no other place in the world that I’d rather be for Christmas than Ohio. I know people travel all over for Christmas, some go to the beach for an escape from the snow while others travel to Ohio to visit family. For me, Christmas in Ohio includes plenty of Christmas light tours, walks in the snow through our parks, and tours of our favorite local businesses like Stan Hywet, visit with Santa, and the Akron Zoo for their Christmas programs.
There is a new delightful children’s book written by a local author an illustrator about all the wonderful places to visit during our cold, wintery Christmas season called The Twelve Days of Christmas in Ohio.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Ohio
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Ohio reads like the classic Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” with the gifts being places to visit.
The book is written from the perspective of a out-of-state cousin visiting her cousin in Ohio for Christmas break. They tour all the sites in Ohio including EnterTRAINment Junction, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the world’s largest Amish settlement, and annual “Wildlights” display at the Columbus Zoo.
Akron made the cut with the Derby Downs and Soap Box amateur racing event. We still need to make it down there to check it out all out! The Akron Towpath Trail was in the book, and a place we frequent often as it is a great place to visit in Ohio any time of year, it’s beautiful for a Winter hike in the snow. The book talks about each destination with a little history too like how the towpath dates back to the 1800’s when it was the active Ohio & Erie Canal.
The book even explores ice boating on Lake Erie, near Cedar Point. I’ve never heard of ice boating before but it looks exciting!
I’ve always lived in Ohio and love it, especially at Christmas. I was surprised to see so many new fun things to do in Ohio during Winter in this book. It is the perfect book for any family living in or visiting Ohio this Winter! It looks to be for kids in kindergarten through grade school.
Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to visit a few of these place with your family this Christmas season too.