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Alliance Troll Museum

A troll display

You decide, are trolls real and is Santa really a troll? The Troll Hole Museum in Alliance, Ohio houses the Guinness World Record troll doll collection and troll memorabilia numbering over 20,000 items and growing. Originating in the Scandinavian countries, the history of trolls told in folk tales has survived for over 2,000 years.

Experience a new holiday tradition as you visit the museum aglow with twinkling lights and themed décor. Experience the tantalizing smells of holiday spices, delicious hot chocolate and lattes. The staff has planned an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. Holiday music streams while exclusive tales of trolls and Santa intrigue and delight.

Take the tour with our guides clad in red, green and white attire where you’ll be awed at the legends of Santa, trolls and the many stories that connect the two. Learn about the 13 troll Yule lads of Iceland and their wicked mother Gryla. Participate in the scavenger hunt to locate the 20 missing trolls in the stockings that escaped from the cupboard to win chocolate prizes.

Once your 45-minute tour is completed, you can shop for unique gifts, including garden art, jewelry, candles, soaps, purses, candies, and toys. There is also an extensive section of the shop which houses vintage troll dolls, souvenirs of the museum, Scandinavian trolls and the latest Dreamworks troll dolls.

Sit and relax sipping a delicious handcrafted latte or hot chocolate and savor a Christmas tree waffle at our Grumpy Troll Coffee shop in the back of the gift shop. There will be surprise appearances by Princess Poppy for photo opportunities.

A troll holiday display

The special holiday season opens November 23 and runs through January 6, 2019. Museum hours are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday, or book a holiday party at the Troll Hole for personalized time with the trolls and Princess Poppy. For more information contact Sherry at 330-929-1071 or visit the website

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