Medina Does Christmas + Much More!


Medina County has so much to offer. With its close proximity to Cleveland and Akron and easy highway access, I-71, I-271, I-76, all roads lead to Medina County.

The holidays are a wonderful time to visit with all that is offered. A Castle Noel – America’s largest year-round indoor Christmas entertainment attraction – extends hours to opening Tuesday thru Sunday starting on the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Here, you’ll see the Hall of Fame photos of many holiday movie and TV stars and singers. Walk through the Blizzard Vortex. Enjoy the “I Had That” Toyland Experience with hundreds of classic toys. Experience the Santa Squeeze. Enjoy the collection of costumes, set props from many favorite Christmas movies, including Cindy Lou Who’s bedroom. There’s even Will Ferrell’s Elf costume, Cousin Eddy’s RV from Christmas Vacation and so much more. New York City holiday window displays from Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and others will delight your fancy. Oh, and you even get to slide down the Christmas Story’s mountain and slide just like Ralphie!

The Medina County Fairgrounds offers “Holiday Lights Drive Thru”, a drive-thru of great light displays made up of displays donated by area businesses and local residents. One price gets the whole car in to view the lights.

Make holiday family memories and bring everyone to window shop the enchanted Medina town square holiday windows. Enjoy a wonderful family meal together with some shopping. Then go out and find that special Christmas tree at one of many nearby tree farms. You can cut-your-own or choose from the freshly pre-cut trees on the lot.

For everyone looking for Christmas and holiday gifts, Medina County has many amazing shops. Visit the great area small towns for those unique gifts for that special someone. There are outlet stores featuring Hollo’s Papercraft and Ohio Station Outlets and its 45+ shops. Medina County offers a wide variety of antique, gift, home improvement, clothing and numerous other shops as well. Medina County also hosts a flea market where you can find great gifts for the collector in the family.

The holidays in Medina County also means many exciting events! There are craft shows such as Christmas Around the World the weekend before Thanksgiving where you will see craftsmen in costume with their crafted gifts, holiday decorations and handmade items. In Wadsworth, enjoy the Candlelight Walk and Jingle Bell Jaunt with luminaries, food, kids activities, parade and lunch with Santa.

Downtown Medina also hosts a Candlelight Walk with entertainment and holiday lights around the historic district. There’s also a parade of lights, luminaries, fireworks display and Santa. Shops will remain open with extended evening hours for the weekend.

Valley City presents Christmas in the Valley with a community sing-along, crafts, Christmas lighting and Santa. Spring Mist Farm has created Candy Cane Christmas. Be greeted by live reindeer, a live nativity, and a lit miniature village with model trains, children’s activities and walk through a dozen themed trees decorated for the holidays.

The Medina Railroad & Toy Christmas Extravaganza is an amazing show to just come and browse for gifts for the kids or kids at heart. Maybe find that toy you had as a kid and, of course, trains – new and old. What is Christmas without a train making its way around under the Christmas tree?

If music is what you love, the Medina Community Band hosts a winter concert. Enjoy the Holiday Pops Concert performance by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and choirs.

Holidays are a special time in Medina County, but there are other remarkable event all year long. The Medina Ice Festival is the place to be in February to push back the winter blahs! Get out to see the ice carvings around Medina’s Public Square, the Tower of Fire & Ice on that Friday evening and ice carving competitions on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a winter blast!

Throughout the year, pay a visit to the many great festivals and events; the Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival, Brunswick’s Summer Celebration, Lodi’s Sweet Corn Festival, Valley City’s Frog Jump Festival, Medina’s International Fest, Buckin’ Ohio’s monthly rodeo shows starting in May and the Fall Foliage Tour in Medina County. These are just a few of the numerous events taking place in Medina County.

Even with its close proximity to Cleveland and Akron, Medina County offers many exceptional hometowns agricultural and fall sites. Farmers’ Markets can be found all summer long in Brunswick, Lodi, Medina, Seville and Wadsworth. Fresh produce, apples and wine will be available at farms, orchards and markets all year long but especially in the fall with pumpkins, fall events and fun corn mazes, apple picking, and fall festivals. Throughout Medina County, there are various golf courses, many parks for hikes, fishing, educational programs, and museums and history just waiting for you. Come and enjoy the outstanding restaurants and take the time to spend a day or two with a stay in the area hotels or bed and breakfasts.

Find out more details, including dates about all of these great options at or by calling 1-800-860-2943.

Explore the possibilities… in Medina County!