Imagine A Traditional Holiday Season

Christmas-candlelightingNearby Coshocton is home to Historic Roscoe Village,
the Three Rivers Wine Trail, The Horse-Drawn Canal Boat,
and Old-fashioned Holiday Charm

Where can one experience an old-fashioned candlelighting ceremony, discover a drive-it-yourself live nativity, behold over 200 musicians in a traditional festival holiday concert, learn about Christmas in the 1800s, and savor holiday shopping the way it was meant to be ~without all the hustle and bustle? Coshocton and Historic Roscoe Village is just that place.

Historic Roscoe Village is a restored 1800s town that was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is now home to the Famous Shops of Historic Roscoe Village, tasty restaurants, tours of the restored historic buildings, and a special seasonal ‘A Roscoe Christmas’ tour through December that focuses on the holidays during the 1800s.

Holiday shopping in Coshocton and Roscoe Village is a holiday tradition itself ~ slower paced, unique shops with unusual gifts, free parking, and no hectic traffic to deal with.  In Coshocton there are items for everyone’s gift list such as outdoor and hunting supplies at Woodbury Outfitters; award-winning cheeses at Pearl Valley Cheese; affordable antiques at The Coshocton Antique Mall and at C & M Collectibles; home-made fudge at the Roscoe General Store; hand-made leather items at River Ridge Leather; fine locally-crafted goods at Commonwealth Americana; and unique jewelry at the House of GA. Fisher Jewelers and at Dean’s Jewelry.

Also find  locally-made US Flags at the Annin Flagmakers Showroom; Vera Bradley items and wine making supplies at Canal Cargo; 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 Front Porch Country Store, The Gift Depot, Cottage Gate, Showpiece Creations and Caldersburgh Trading Company; fine guitars and dulcimers at Wildwood Music; gourmet foods and unusual gifts at Medbery Marketplace and Unusual Junction; fascinating gifts at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum Gift Shop; locally-made wines; and many more unique options to choose from throughout the community.

There are also many festivals and events coming up this season including the Christmas Candlelightings in Roscoe Village; the Coshocton Community Choir ‘Tidings of Peace’ Christmas Festival Concert; the drive-through Live Nativity experience; and more.  Looking ahead, enjoy the Sweetheart Big Band Dance and the Chocolate Extravaganza ~ a perfect romantic getaway weekend.

Several overnight getaway packages available at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites this season take advantage of all the events going on including a Girlfriends Holiday Shopping Getaway package; the Old-fashioned Christmas in Historic Roscoe Village package; Family, Food & Fun Getaway; and the Wine Tasting Package.

Some of the wineries that make up Coshocton’s Three Rivers Wine Trail are also open through December and year-round and even have cozy lodging right on site, making the wineries in Coshocton a perfect winter-time getaway.

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 and then visit Coshocton in person.

By Jan Myers