The fee for MA & PA’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: Adults $20.00, Seniors $18.00, Children ages 11-16 $10, ages 5-10 $5, age 4 and younger are free.
- When: Annually from December 1 through the end of February
- Where: (Map It) Main Market Road, (State Route 422), Troy Township, Ohio
- Phone: 440-548-5521
- Web: http://www.maandpas.com/
MA & PA’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: How does “Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh” sound? The excursion begins at Ma and Pa’s 1820’s log cabin where you will find various rustic items such as chainsaw carved bears, log furniture, hunting, fishing, and everything for the rustic home. Then out into the woods one of their draft horses will pull one of two old fashioned sleighs, wandering out into an open field where, during the evening rides, the horses often stop so that guests can gaze up into the star filled sky. When the trip has ended, visitors are welcomed back to the cabin for hot chocolate or maple coffee and cookies baked by Ma herself!
The Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland, Ohio is a special stamping for free but proper postage to envelopes must be applied.
- When: January 1st through February 14th
- Location: (Map It) Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce in Loveland, Ohio
- Phone: 513-683-1544
Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland: Send your Valentines stamped with a romantic cachet and postmark from Loveland, Ohio. Prepare your Valentines, affixing proper postage, address, and return address, and include them in a larger envelope addressed to: The Valentine Lady, 123 West 2nd St., Loveland, OH 45140.
All of the Valentine Ladies, past and present, members of the sweetheart court, and Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce staff members, will affix the special cachet bearing our signature slogan, “There is nothing in this world so sweet as love.” After the special cachet is stamped upon the Valentine envelopes, they are taken to the Loveland Post Office where they are hand canceled bearing the passionate postmark from Loveland, OH. Please don’t wait until February to send your Valentines! For more information please visit www.lovelandchamber.org.
Arctic Ice Festival in Sandusky is $1 per person.
- When: 2016 Cancelled but expected back in 2017 – from 10am to 4pm
- Location: (Map It) Maritime Museum of Sandusky and Sandusky Sailing Club in downtown Sandusky, Ohio
- Phone: 419-624-0274
- Web: Click here
Arctic Ice Festival in Sandusky: Lake Erie in the winter? Bring your family for a fun and educational weekend of winter activities! Events include Ice carving, ice harvesting and ice diving demonstrations, as well as ice boat races, a special winter exhibit, crafts, winter-themed educational programs and much more are planned! Some events are weather-permitting.
Medina Ice Festival is free.
- When: February 13 – 15, 2016 (Always Presidents Day Weekend)
- Location: (Map It) The historic square in downtown Medina, Ohio
- Phone: 440-717-1940
- Web: Click here
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Medina Ice Festival in Medina, Ohio: Brrrrr. If you have “cabin fever” and want to spend some time outside in the middle of a northeast Ohio winter, you need to stop in the historic town square in Medina, Ohio for their annual Ice Festival. There, you will see a small downtown seemingly from Norman Rockwell painting. Even more, you will see beautiful artwork made from ice as carvers compete in crafting ice sculptures. Don’t worry, there are plenty of nice little shops to duck in and warm up a bit.
The Native American Indian Gathering in Lima, Ohio is $5.00/adult and $3.00 for those 62 and older and children (Free for kids younger than 5).
- When: February 20 & 21, 2016 (Always the third weekend in February). Doors open at 11 am on both days. Grand Entry Ceremonies at 1 pm & 6 pm Saturday, and 1 pm on Sunday. Bud Eagle Wolf, Native American Flutist, performing Saturday & Sunday at 12:30 pm. Auction of Native American handcrafted items at 3:30 pm Saturday.
- Where: (Map It) UAW Hall, 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. in Lima, Ohio
- Phone: Phyllis 419-203-0377 or Terri 419-648-9230
Native American Indian Gathering in Lima, Ohio: The Native American Indian Gathering (also known as the Native American Powwow) will feature Indians dancing in full regalia! The programs bring Native American educators, scholars, Tribal members, and dancers from all over the United States and Canada into the local community to provide a “hands on” experience with the Native ways and culture. The public is invited to this family-oriented and educational event with Native food, arts & crafts and entertainment.
Burning Snowman Festival in Port Clinton is free.
- When: February 27, 2016 from Noon to 10pm
- Location: (Map It) Lagoon Saloon, 3131 W. Wayne Rd., Port Clinton, Ohio
- Phone: 317-694-8566
- Web: Click here
Burning Snowman Festival in Port Clinton, Ohio: Kick winter out the door at Burning Snowman. The all-day event features live music by local and regional bands, hot tubs, craft brews and hobo fires. The climax is the burning of a giant paper snowman to call for spring to arrive. The music festival is the centerpiece of a citywide event designed to make Port Clinton a “hot” destination. Bars and restaurants around town will have special music and themed events to coincide with the festival.