Winter Activities in Ohio

Winter Activities in Ohio

Are you looking for engaging winter activities in the Ohio area? We have you covered, whether you are looking for family-friendly recreation or simple but exciting ways to pass the time during the colder months. Read on to learn about outdoor winter activities available for locals and visitors.

Fun Ohio Winter Activities

Here are some fun winter activities near Mansfield, Ohio, that the whole family can enjoy.

1. Children's Programs at Snow Trails

Get your kids outside by having them participate in the children's program at Snow Trails in Ohio. Your kids will love skiing, tubing and more during the sessions. Every program has supervisors who give instructions for the activity and ensure your kids stay safe while learning new skills. The sessions also include rental equipment, a helmet, an area ticket and a snack.

The children's programs occur on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the ski season from December to March.

2. Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo

Walk through beautiful light displays and enjoy holiday-themed festivities during Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You and your family can have fun watching animated musical light shows and riding the train and carousel during the evening hours. Wildlights is an exciting Columbus Zoo tradition that starts in November and ends in January. 

3. Brite Winter Festival

Party with your friends and family while listening to live music at the Brite Winter Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. This free music festival is an excellent way to discover and support local artists. Throughout the day and night, you can indulge in delicious food and drinks from various food trucks and bars around the area. You can also participate in the many games and activities around the festival.

4. The Polar Express Ride

Watching “The Polar Express” is a popular holiday tradition for many families throughout the county. You can make the movie magic come to life by joining the North Pole Adventure™. Claim a spot on the train for a journey through the Cuyahoga Valley like no other. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, dancing and singing as you make your way to the North Pole.

Once you arrive, you and your kids can participate in various holiday festivities, like writing a letter to Santa and handing it directly to the Postmaster. Your adventure to the North Pole will be unforgettable, helping you create a new family tradition and countless memories.

The two-hour train ride runs most days in November and December.

Stay at Shelby/Mansfield KOA Resort

You and your family can experience the best of Ohio's wintertime by staying at Shelby/Mansfield KOA Resort. Our campground has everything you need to relax after your busy schedule full of fun winter activities.

Stay warm and cozy at one of our glamping sites. Begin planning your winter trip to Ohio by reserving your campsite today.

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