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Yule Be in the Holiday Spirit with a Visit to Springfield

This charming town goes all out for the season during its Holidays in the City events.

Downton Springfield

Yule Be in the Holiday Spirit with a Visit to Springfield

By Heather Rader

Posted On: Dec 12, 2022

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so why not visit a charming Ohio town to partake in some holiday cheer?! Throughout the state, there's plenty of Hallmark worthy towns that embrace the holiday spirit and transform into winter wonderlands!

Community Christmas Tree decorated for Christmas in Springfield Ohio at night
Springfield Community Christmas Tree

With festive events all season long, Springfield is spreading lots of holiday cheer. Downtown Springfield's Holiday in the City is a five-week event featuring holiday festivities, ice skating under the stars, live holiday music, horse and carriage rides, holiday light displays, and more!

holidays in the city outdoor ice skating rink decorated for the holidays in springfield ohio

Most of the holiday lights and festivities are centered around the Downtown Springfield Esplanade which is located on South Fountain Avenue within the blocks of Columbia Street and High Street. I would suggest finding a parking spot (plenty of on street parking is available or park in the 99 Parking Garage), bundle up and enjoy a short walk to discover festive décor, local shops and restaurants, and the outdoor ice rink.

Winans Peppermint Mocha coffee in front of decorated tinsel at Winans in Springfield Ohio
Winans Peppermint Mocha at Winans Chocolates + Coffee

Start your visit by perusing the local shops on North Fountain Avenue, be sure to stop into Champion City Guide & Supply to purchase unique locally made and Ohio-themed gifts. Plus, it serves as the official visitors center for Springfield, so if you have any questions about your visit, this is a great place to start! After shopping, grab a warm holiday drink from Winans – a Peppermint Mocha, Nutcracker Latte, or a Sugar Cookie Latte will spark some joy into your tastebuds.

exterior of Clark County Heritage Center at night decorated for Christmas in Springfield Ohio

With warm drink in hand, stroll along Fountain Avenue towards the Clark County Heritage Center to admire the festive holiday décor, dazzling light displays, and the grand Springfield Community Christmas Tree. After admiring the lights, visit the outdoor ice rink to skate a few laps under the stars.

exterior of Cohatch Market decorated with holiday lights and decorations at night in springfield ohio

You'll work up an appetite after participating in the merry festivities, so grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants along Fountain Avenue or stop into the COhatch Market for a variety of eateries and to sip on a festive holiday cocktail at The Market Bar.

downtown springfield ohio street at night decorated for the holidays

If you're looking for additional fun holiday celebrations, there's plenty of events during Holiday in the City including Santa visits, horse and carriage rides, holiday markets, and more. Check out the calendar of events for more details about the fun you can have this holiday season in Downtown Springfield.

For more charming towns and holiday events this #HolidaysinOhio season, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org

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