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Winter Fun in Fairfield County

December 7, 2022

Winter Fun in Fairfield County

Out and About

Just because the temperature is dropping doesn’t mean there aren’t fun events still happening in our community!  Grab your coat and bundle up for some winter fun in Fairfield County. 

  • Lancaster Holiday Spirit Trail | 12/01/2022 – 12/31/2022
    Take a stroll or drive around Lancaster, Ohio this December to see how residents and businesses are showing off their holiday spirit!  With beautiful lights and holiday decor, you won’t want to miss these festive spots this season. 
  • Advent Window Walk | 12/01/2022 – 01/03/2023
    Each night of December leading up to Christmas, a new window design will be revealed on a downtown Lancaster home. By Christmas night, 25 unique designs will be illuminated for viewing.  Take a stroll with the family to see this real-life advent calendar! 
Advent Window Walk
  • Tipsy Tinsel & Trolley | 12/09/2022 – 12/10/2022
    Enjoy a trolley ride for an hour-long holiday light tour featuring carols, trivia, holiday goodies, a hot chocolate bar, and more! This event is for adults only – participants may grab a drink from one of the downtown Lancaster DORA-participating establishments and hop on the trolley for the Tipsy Tinsel Trolley!
  • Candlelight Christmas Tour by the Fairfield County Heritage Association | 12/10/2022
    Join the Fairfield County Heritage Association to take a guided tour along candlelit streets to seven historic churches, with musical programs at each location! 
  • Winter Scavenger Hunt at Smeck Park | 12/11/2022
    Meet at Cruit House to set off on your adventure, search the park and trails for items on the scavenger hunt list and bring the completed sheet back to the house to select a prize!
  • Winter Light Hike at Alley Park | 12/11/2022
    Bundle up for one last look at all the Christmas lights at Alley Park and take a self-guided hike through the lights around Lake Loretta after dark. Afterwards, enjoy concessions and bonfires behind the nature center before heading home.
Holiday window display with package and a Christmas tree.
Holiday Window Display Downtown Lancaster
  • Holly Jolly Trolley | 12/11/2022
    Enjoy a trolley ride for an hour-long holiday light tour around Lancaster featuring carols, trivia, holiday goodies, a hot chocolate bar, and more! This event is for all ages.
  • Holiday Window Display Contest in Downtown Lancaster | 11/19/2022 – 12/25/2022
    Visit Downtown Lancaster during the 2022 Holiday Window Display Contest, when businesses around downtown will be lit up and decorated for the holiday season!

Shopping Local

The best way to give back to your community this holiday season is to support those within it!  Check out these local vendor shows happening soon and read more on where you can shop local in Fairfield County


Looking to get crafty this Christmas?  Look no further! These local classes will guide you through creating  the perfect present to share or a gift for yourself. 

Holiday Productions

December can be stressful with the hustle and bustle of shopping, holiday dinners, family events and so on!  Take a seat and enjoy some holiday-themed classics happening here in Fairfield County this season.

  • Fontanini Nativity Display | 12/07/2022 – 12/30/2022
    Visit the almost life-size nativity display and experience Christmas in a unique way. Sights, sounds, and smells place YOU in the center of the indoor nativity featuring Fontanini figures.
Victoria Players Children’s Theater

Ringing in 2023

But wait… the celebrations aren’t over just yet!  Check out these local events to help celebrate the new year.

  • New Year’s Eve at the Georgian Museum | 12/31/2022
    Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a collaborative event between Gay Fad Studios and the Georgian Museum in downtown Lancaster.
  • Glass Town Countdown | 12/31/2022 – 1/01/2023
    Join your friends and family for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration!  Enjoy the free, family-friendly street party at Zane Square in downtown Lancaster where you can explore local shops and restaurants. Drink delicious hot chocolate or carry a drink within the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area; then capture the memory with a photo next to the glass globe. Make sure to stick around till midnight as we start the new year off with a bang– a fabulous fireworks show!
The Glasstown Countdown ball on New Year's Eve in Lancaster Ohio.
Glass Town Countdown

    Check out more fun winter and holiday events happening around Fairfield County with our Tinsel & Traditions trail

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