1 Depart for Ohio and An American Christmas – Big Band Style
Depart the Chicagoland area today for the Buckeye State of Ohio. Arrive in Cambridge and check in to your hotel. Then head to the Pritchard Laughlin Center and Theatre for a delicious, welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Then, take your reserved seats in the adjoining theatre for an evening of magical wonderment and fun with Tom Daugherty’s 15-piece Big Band performing An American Christmas. Meal: D
2 Diamond Variety Show and the Ohio Star Theatre
The day begins at the fabulous Hartville Flea Market, founded in 1939 and featuring over 100 unique shops. At the “World’s Largest Hardware Store” both men and women alike will enjoy the over 7 acres of shopping found under one roof. Make a stop for an included lunch at The Shops at Hartville Kitchen featuring clothing, jewelry, gifts and of course the Candy Shop.
Then, sit down to enjoy the dazzling Diamond Variety Show, an engaging one-man performance featuring the music of Neil Diamond and the stories that inspired the songs. Check into your hotel before dinner at the Dutch Valley Restaurant for a hearty Amish dinner served family-style. At the Ohio Star Theatre enjoy a live production of The Christmas Tree Ship
, an epic, heartwarming and inspirational tale of the joy of Christmas. Meals: B, L D
3 Castle Noel and Amish Country Theater
Begin the day at Castle Noel, “America’s Largest Christmas Entertainment Attraction.” A narrated tour of this wonderful building shows you ”Hollywood Movieland” which features the world’s largest privately-owned collection of Hollywood movie props and costumes used in Elf, The Grinch, Jingle All The Way, the Santa Claus movies and many more. Walk through New York Christmas Windowland which features window displays from Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor and Macy’s.
Then stop at the beautiful 19th-century J.E. Reeves Mansion before coming to Heini’s Cheese Chalet shop followed by Kaufman Bakery. Tonight, enjoy the Direct from Branson show
at the Amish Country Theater. Meals: B, L D
4 Warther Museum Festival of Trees
After breakfast, you head to The Warther Museum for a look at their fabulous display of hand-carved trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. Visit the family home decorated in 1920s holiday style. Then, depart for home. Meal: B