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How to Celebrate Christmas in Amish Country

Rolling hills and hushed villages hide beneath quiet blankets of snow. Danville, OH, is the perfect destination for your next holiday getaway! If you need help planning your Christmas in Amish Country, you’ve come to the right place. All of the best ways to celebrate the season are right here. For more information and trip ideas, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. In it, you’ll find an exhaustive list of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events!

Christmas In Amish Country

Amish Country captures the spirit of Christmas like nowhere else in the country. A holiday getaway that you’ll remember for a lifetime is now within reach! Here are all of the best ways to celebrate Christmas in Danville, OH. 

Fire and Ice at Honey Run Waterfall — 10 minutes from the Inn

Celebrate the season by visiting one of the most beautiful scenes in the area. Each year, visitors and locals stroll through the lantern-lit path of Honey Run Park in Knox County to reach the breathtaking waterfall. Spend this evening with the one you love while surrounded by the warm glow of candles. Then, sit around the bonfire to enjoy holiday sweets and treats.

Christmas Candlelighting at Roscoe Village — 20 minutes from the Inn

Celebrate Christmas this year on the very same streets that early settlers of this town did in the 1800s. Tour the historic homes during the day, then gather in the center of the village at 6 p.m. to witness the beautiful ceremony. Handmade wreaths dress the streets of Roscoe Village as candlelight flickers from every window. The community gathers around to share in this special moment together for the holidays. You won’t want to miss this enchanting evening of quiet celebration. 

Wachtel’s Christmas Lights — 35 minutes from the Inn

The Wachtel Family Christmas Lights display has been lighting up the town for 65 years. This attraction is an engrained tradition for residents in the area, and Christmas simply isn’t complete without it. Located on Spring Walk Farm, Big Prairie, this dairy farm uses over 52,000 lights in their unique, festive display. New features are added each year, so there is always a reason to return! 

‘Tis the Season Christmas Shoppe — 50 minutes from the Inn

Shop all things holiday decor and gifts at ‘Tis the Season Christmas Shoppe. Ohio’s favorite Christmas store, open year-round, offers everything from traditional giftables to unique presents that your family and friends are sure to love. Stop by Schrock’s Heritage Village to experience the magic for yourself. 

Enjoy a Local Theater Show — 50 minutes from the Inn

Baby, it’s cold outside! Escape to the indoors for an evening at the theater. Amish Country Theater events are abundant during the holiday season. Be sure to catch this year’s featured show, Christmas in the Country. The Ohio Star Theater is another option that offers seasonal plays to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

The Farm at Walnut Creek Journey to Bethlehem — 55 minutes from the Inn

Celebrate the holiday season by experiencing first-century Israel on The Farm at Walnut Creek. This eight-stop tour models the journey taken by Mary and Joseph as they searched for a place to settle with baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Stop by to see the three Wisemen, angels, and the live nativity scene. 

Let Ohio Be Your Winter Wonderland This Christmas

Christmas in Amish Country isn’t complete without a stay at the White Oak Inn! After a day of celebration, head back to our inn to experience the best lodging in Ohio. When you book a stay in any of our lovely log cabins, you can look forward to special amenities, wonderful vacation packages, and top-notch service. 

The Willow Room, for example, features artful decor, a queen-size bed, and countryside views. A hearty, complimentary breakfast in our dining room is the perfect way to start your day. If you are ready to plan your next getaway, check our current specials and book your stay today. We can’t wait to host you at the White Oak Inn. Merry Christmas!

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