Worth the Drive: Ohio’s Free Christmas Cave

Looking for something a little different this holiday season? In Minford, OH, you’ll find an Ohio tradition that’s truly something special.

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The Christmas Cave

Nestled within the White Gravel Mines of Minford, OH, the Christmas Cave is a remarkable travel-worthy attraction. This enchanting destination, spread over almost a mile, offers self-guided tours both above and below ground. Decorative lights illuminate the fascinating mine tunnels, unfolding the timeless Christmas tale and presenting three intricate Nativity exhibits. There are also two glowing tunnels and innovative outdoor displays for visitors to relish.

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Since starting in 2016, the Christmas Cave has quickly become a favorite holiday destination. Each year, it draws in tens of thousands of visitors to this unique holiday attraction. Some visitors even travel hundreds of miles just to experience its magic.

The Christmas Cave

When is the Christmas Cave Open? 

The Christmas Cave is open every Friday and Saturday from Nov. 17-Dec. 16 from 4-10 pm. The Mine gate will open starting at 4 pm with the gates closing at 10 pm. 

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How much does it cost to visit the Christmas Cave?

Admission to the cave is free. While donations at the entrance are appreciated, no one will be turned away due to lack of contribution. All funds raised contribute to enhancing and adding to positive community events.

There’s no need for reservations, but do keep in mind that peak times are between 6 and 8 pm.

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The Christmas Cave


You can find the Christmas Cave at 4007 White Gravel McDaniel Road, Minford, OH. For directions and more information, click here.

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