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Experience Christmas in Hocking HIlls: A Winter Wonderland

Santa waves from a parade float in Logan, Ohio, near Hocking Hills.

When it comes to experiencing the magic of Christmas, there is no place quite like Hocking Hills, Ohio. Nestled in the heart of Appalachia, this extraordinary region transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season.

From the enchanting Bakecation to the thrilling Holiday Treasure Hunt, the Logan Christmas Parade, and the old-world charm of Glenlaurel’s Dickens Dinners, Hocking Hills offers a variety of festive activities for a memorable holiday experience.

Kickstart the holiday season by joining the Holiday Treasure Hunt from November 1 to December 12. As you explore the charming local stores in the area while searching for that perfect gift, don’t forget to collect stamps along the way for prizes. 

To throw your hat into the ring for these fantastic rewards, simply turn in your treasure map with six stamps. The participating shops generously offer these prizes, including the grand prize: a weekend retreat for four amidst the enchanting landscapes of Hocking Hills. To be considered for these prizes, make sure your entries reach the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center in Logan, Ohio, no later than 5 pm on Monday, December 12.

For those seeking an old-world holiday experience, Glenlaurel, a Scottish Inn, offers a truly magical escape. Throughout December, Glenlaurel invites you to embark on a six-course culinary journey within a traditional Scottish setting showcasing modern worldly cuisine. During dinner, Victorian-attired performers read selections from the classic Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol.” 

Transform Hocking Hills into your ultimate Bakecation destination this holiday season. Gather your nearest and dearest for a delightful baking adventure. Many of the cabins and lodges are equipped with spacious, gourmet kitchens, providing the perfect canvas for all your holiday baking endeavors. 

Each Bakecation kit, which is free to use, comes fully stocked with essential tools to fuel your culinary creativity. Expect to find a stand mixer, cookie sheets, cooling racks, measuring cups and spoons, muffin tin, cake pan, cookie cutters and stamps, mixing bowls, cutting board, rolling pin, spatula, and zester. With these tools at your fingertips, you will have everything necessary to make delectable treats sure to bring joy to the special people in your life. 

For recipe inspiration and a convenient shopping list, visit To secure your Bakecation kit, simply call 740-385-9706. 

Whether you are seeking outdoor adventures, festive traditions, or an old-world holiday experience, Hocking Hills has it all. Make this year’s holiday season unforgettable by experiencing the magic of Hocking Hills. 

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