• The Dark Side of the Holidays

    We live in a world full of diverse and wonderful traditions. While the Christmas we know and love is a fairly modern concept in the scope of history, many of its traditions and figures have been around in one incarnation or another for much longer. Entities like Santa Clause and Krampus are among the most […]

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  • A Scary Little Christmas & Interview with Krampus

    It may surprise you to know that there is a long-standing tradition of Christmas as a rather frightful time of year. For many places, the long dark of winter was just that, a time of snow, ice, and darkness that permeated the world. One only has to take a look at the folklore of Frau […]

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  • Yuletide Village 2021: Opening Weekend

    Few things capture the magic & wonder of the season quite like a sprawling village decked out in millions of lights. The ring of carols in your ear, the bustling of the outdoor market, the visit with Santa, or catching sight of Krampus. All these things are brought together at Yuletide Village, Season of Lights […]

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  • Winter Fun at Yuletide Village

    Bundle up! In just three days’ time, we will open the gates for the second year of Yuletide Village, Season of Lights! With guests from all over Ohio looking for ways to spend time with the family this holiday season, Yuletide Village offers a welcome outdoor event to the young and old alike. This venue […]

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  • Seasonal Switch – Yuletide Village

    With ORF behind us, the people behind the gate are putting all their focus on switching out their ren faire flair for yuletide pride! Yuletide Village: Season of Lights returns for its second season starting Nov 26th and continuing through Dec 18th, providing four weekends of winter wonderland fun and excitement. Last year’s inaugural event […]

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  • History of Willy-Nilly: Watermelon vs. Pumpkin War

    Amid the quirky village of Willy-Nilly lies a rich history that is brought forward from season to season, resulting in some of the festival’s greatest traditions. One of the most noticeable and memorable is that of the Watermelon vs. Pumpkin War, a highly contested battle between the sweet fruits of summer and the hearty gourds […]

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  • Memories From a Very Happy Holiday in Our Yuletide Village

    For the last three weekends, the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival opened itself up for a splendid display of lights and revelry to bring us together for the holiday season. This was the Ohio Renaissance Festival’s first go at a winter festival and I have to say it turned out to be the perfect […]

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  • Jolly Entertainment To Be Had at Yuletide Village

    It was beautiful weather last weekend, giving everyone the chance to dress in garb or in street clothes without getting too cold. The limited capacity event was nicely spaced and gave the guests plenty of time to enjoy their surroundings and visit everything. With the second week of Yuletide Village neatly tucked under the tree […]

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  • Inaugural Yuletide Village Weekend

    The chill of winter has settled into the air. The fire pits crackle merrily in the lanes. The glow of lights dance like fairies from every tree and trellis of Willy Nilly! From the gates to the pubs, everyone is ready to experience the joy of the season by visiting the Yuletide Village, Season of […]

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  • Yuletide Blessings Are On The Way

    As we look forward to the turning of the year, the holiday season has already begun! Thanksgiving is behind us with the winter celebrations just ahead. From Christmas to Yule, the Winter Solstice and New years, there are plenty of reasons to keep the days merry and bright. Many of us have already decorated – […]

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