Leslie Burns

I follow a Facebook group called "Ohio Road Trips" and over the holiday season, these questions came up SO OFTEN that I decided to add this page to my website so I could quickly share it when people ask these questions.

Most Christmas Decorated Town in Ohio...

Medina Ohio is always my top answer! I know I'm biased because I live in Medina County and most of my business takes place here but... O M G! Our downtown is GORGEOUS! And if you can go during the Candlelight Walk then you'll know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. In November, Medina celebrates the holiday season by lighting the entire downtown with luminaries on every sidewalk. The small shops in and around the square stay open for shopping. There is a Tree Lighting ceremony, a Parade of Lights, a Fireworks display and even SANTA!!!! It's a MUST SEE if you've never been. It's NO JOKE like a Hallmark Movie!

Medina Square Gazebo at Christmas

Other answers included:

  • Newark, OH
  • Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Steubenville, OH
  • Gallipolis, OH
  • Willoughby, OH
  • Cambridge, OH (Dickens Victorian Village)
  • Barnhill, OH
  • Coshocton, OH (Roscoe Village)
  • Wren, OH
  • Upper Sandusky, OH
  • Clifton Mills, OH
  • Kenton, OH
  • Portsmouth, OH
  • Greenville, OH
  • Jamestown, OH
  • Grove City, OH

I would love to know what other thinks of this.

Favorite December Festivals in Ohio

The Medina Ohio Candlelight Walk is THE BEST! Sponsored by Main Street Medina, this is an event you can't miss if you're looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit. 


Photo Courtesy of Jay Goodman

Here's a link to the Main Street Medina webpage for the Candlelight Walk. Let me know what you think!

Best Ohio Small Town For Holiday Shopping

Ummm... Want to take a guess? MEDINA! Medina Ohio has so many boutiques, gift shops and restaurants, you won't need to go anywhere else. Except maybe Seville, OH. I love their stores too. Also in Medina County. Just down Rte 3 South from the Medina Square.

Here's a link to the Main Street Medina Downtown Shopping Map. Check this out and come see us!

Best Ohio Small Town For Local Breweries

Ummm... Want to guess AGAIN? MEDINA!

Here's a list of Medina County Breweries with links to their websites:

Can you think of one I forgot? Give me a shout out on my contact form and I'll add it.

Medina, Ohio is the best small town in Northeast Ohio. Less than 45 minutes to Cleveland or Akron. Good ole mapquest gave me the following distances

  • Columbus to Medina: 1 hr | 41 min
  • Cincinnati to Medina:  3 hr | 17 min
  • Dayton to Medina: 2 hr | 44 min
  • Napoleon to Medina 2 hr | 22 min

Where are you? Click here to mapquest to Medina, OH. You need to come!

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