Discover how peaceful and enjoyable the holidays can be without all the hustle and bustle this December in Coshocton and Historic Roscoe Village. Find out what Christmas was like in the 1800s, enjoy a drive-it-yourself live nativity, experience an old-fashioned candlelighting ceremony, rejoice in a choir concert featuring over 200 musicians, and appreciate holiday shopping the way it was meant to be.
Holiday shopping in Coshocton and Roscoe Village is a joyful experience with unique shops, unusual gifts, no hectic traffic, and free parking. Find gifts for everyone on the list such as Ohio-made items at Ohio State of Mind; old-fashioned candy at Roscoe Village Sweets & Treats; hand-made wares at the Roscoe Village Visitors Center; unique crafts and gifts at The Gift Depot, Cottage Gate, and Caldersburgh Trading Company; locally-made US Flags at the Annin Flagmakers Showroom; outdoor and hunting supplies at Woodbury Outfitters; unique jewelry at the House of GA. Fisher Jewelers and at Dean’s Jewelry; and award-winning cheeses at Pearl Valley Cheese.
Also find fine guitars and dulcimers at Wildwood Music; affordable antiques at The Coshocton Antique Mall and at C & M Collectibles; locally-crafted goods at Commonwealth Americana; fascinating gifts at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Gift Shop; locally-made wines; Vera Bradley items and wine making supplies at Canal Cargo; homemade fudge at the Roscoe General Store; gourmet foods and unusual gifts at Medbery Marketplace and Unusual Junction; hand-made leather items at River Ridge Leather; and many more unique options to choose from throughout the community.
There are a number of wineries in the Coshocton area as well. In fact, within 43 miles of Coshocton, there are 16 wineries – a few of which have either a guest house, lodge or bed & breakfast on site including at Rainbow Hills Winery and Heritage Vineyard Winery, perfect for that winter getaway.
There are also many festivals and events coming up this season including the Coshocton Community Choir ‘Gifts of Love’ Christmas Festival Concert on December 6; the Christmas Candlelightings in Historic Roscoe Village on December 5, 12 & 19; the drive-through Live Nativity experience on December 11, 12 & 13 at the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle; and more.
A live theater production of Uh-oh Here Comes Christmas also takes place at the Triple Locks Theater the first three weekends of December. And the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, home of the famous Newark Holy Stones, has an impressive exhibit of Chinese artwork on display through January 3.
Looking ahead into 2016, enjoy the Sweetheart Big Band Dance and the Chocolate Extravaganza on February 13 ~ a perfect romantic getaway weekend. Also that weekend is the Cardinal Chorale Winter Pops Concert on February 14. On February 20, enjoy the Ice Carving and Chili Cook Off event.
Several overnight getaway packages are available at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites this season including the Old-fashioned Christmas in Historic Roscoe Village package and the Raven’s Glenn Wine Tasting Package.
Leave the hectic pace of the modern world behind and get away to Historic Roscoe Village and Coshocton, Ohio ~ small-town friendliness, a slower pace, relaxation, and, most importantly, true holiday spirit. For additional information, call for a free visitor packet at 800-338-4724 or go to www.VisitCoshocton.com and then visit Coshocton in person.
By Jan Myers