A Special Christmas in Ash Cave Hocking Hills

A Special Christmas in Ash Cave Hocking Hills

The holiday season is full of joyful cheer and time with loved ones. One not-to-be-missed event is Christmas in Ash Cave. The program is family-friendly and offers a great way to connect with family and build a tradition with memories that will last a lifetime. Kids and adults will enjoy this special event hosted in one of the most historic and beautiful locations in Hocking Hills. Find out why Christmas in Ash Cave is the place to be this holiday season. 

Ash Cave

Nestled inside of beautiful Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio, Ash Cave is truly wondrous and an impressive natural wonder. Ash Cave is lined with hemlocks, trees, and a frozen marvel with icicles dangling from the cave’s ledge covered in snow. Even though many people may not think about entering Ash Cave during wintertime, it is a sight to behold, especially for special occasions like a Christmas experience.

Christmas in Ash Cave

An annual event, Christmas in Ash Cave takes place every year on December 10. 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. The program offers a lantern walk on paved trails to the cave. The trail is handicap-accessible. Inside the cave, families get a chance to visit with Santa, sit around a campfire and sip hot cocoa. Carolers sing to participants while they nibble on cookies and enjoy the sounds of music ringing throughout the cave and park. This special event is one-of-a-kind. 

What to Bring

Christmas in Ash Cave is outdoors in winter so be sure to bundle everyone up. Be prepared for the snow and cold by wearing warm winter weather gear like waterproof boots with good grip, a heavy jacket, gloves, and a hat. Kids may prefer to wear snow pants to keep themselves warm. A large blanket may also help keep everyone warm and cozy while standing around the campfire singing carols.  

Some details not to be missed:

This self-guided walk starts at the entrance to Ash Cave located on OH-56 in Logan, Ohio. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the entrance with signs posted for the event. Warm up with refreshments and watch as the kids enjoy a visit with Santa. Families can also help decorate the Christmas tree for wildlife. With a short hike, everyone can enjoy a short or long visit depending on how much time families want to spend at the event. Dressed warmly for this inviting, family-friendly activity

Did we mention the cost is FREE?


Celebrate the holidays with a fun, joyous event in Ash Cave. Spend time enjoying the sights and sounds all around before and after a visit by dining at any of the nearby restaurants or heading back to a warm cabin to spend the rest of the evening chatting about the experience. People of all ages can engage and connect with Christmas in Ash Cave. Make a point to stop by Hocking Hills and Ash Cave for a great way to spend Christmas making memories with family and friends.


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