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Here at the Miami County Visitors Bureau, we have been blogging about our area for years. And, more importantly, we continue to ask our residents and visitors to blog about their experiences throughout our historic towns as well. For example… did you know that we are part of the longest paved trail system in the country?

  • Looking for that perfect holiday drink? Whether it be a cocktail or coffee, Miami County has a variety of options for you to get your festive fix. Twenty One Barrels-Bradford Twenty One Barrels has a variety of seasonal cider, cocktails, and wines for you to try. Flavors include sugar cookie cider, frosted cranberry, and more! A.M. Scott Distillery-Troy Enjoy holiday flavors from A.M. Scott including peppermint, toasted marshmallow, and cinnabun vodka! Winans- Piqua & Troy Warm up with a festive drink from Winans Chocolate & Coffee Co. Flavors include sugar cookie, eggnogg, or nutcracker latte, peppermint mochas, and frosty mint oreo frapp!

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  • Make your shopping experience as special as the gifts you buy this holiday season. Miami County’s historic downtowns and unique shops offer a delightful and relaxed shopping experience. When you walk into a downtown retailer, you can expect to be greeted with a warm smile and by someone who’s happy to tell you more about the merchandise in the store. With dozens of retail stores to choose from, shoppers can find one-of-a-kind crafts, antiques, specialty foods, clothing and so much more. When planning your shopping excursion, you can anticipate spending a few hours in each historic community, strolling along the

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  • Looking for Santa? He’s all over Miami County! Check out where to find him below. Lost Creek Reserve, Troy Visit with Santa during the Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve December 8th. Pre-registration is required. Hickory River Smokehouse, Tipp City Enjoy a BBQ dinner with Santa in Tipp City, Friday December 8th 5pm-8pm. Lincoln Community Center, Troy Enjoy breakfast with Santa at The Lincoln Community Center Saturday December 9th 8:30am-11am Piqua Center December 10th noon-5pm come get your picture taken with Santa at the Piqua Center. Tipp City Public Library Meet Santa at the Tipp City Public Library on December

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  • The holiday season is quickly approaching, and it’s time to indulge in all things Merry and Bright! If you are looking for the perfect holiday experience to cherish with friends and family, look no further than Miami County Park District’s Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy. This 1.25-mile drive-thru light display will surely brighten up your holiday season. You’ll be greeted by friendly staff and towering snowmen as you begin the tour down our illuminated lane. The journey continues as you traverse picturesque farm lanes and the edge of a dense woodland filled with over 60 twinkling displays

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  • Shop the day away this Shop Small Saturday in Miami County! Find the perfect dress, comfy sweatshirt, pants for that special occasion, and more with the Miami County Boutique Trail! This trail lists all the great clothing boutiques throughout Miami County by city. Some boutiques have offered discounts or promotions for those participating in the trail, as listed on the brochure. To receive these you must show either a digital or physical copy of the Miami County Boutique Trail brochure to a sales associate (discounts are subject to change and exclusions may apply). Pick up a physical copy at a participating boutique

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  • Coming to Miami County for Thanksgiving to visit with family and friends? Looking for a fun place or event to meet up and celebrate? Look no further. Enjoy this list of events and gatherings all weekend long. WinesGiving at Twenty One Barrels, November 22nd 6pm-9pm- Come out the night before Thanksgiving and enjoy dinner from What the Taco and music by Mike Comstock Wednesday November 22nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Twenty One Barrels will also be open Saturday November 25th for your post Thanksgiving hang out. Twenty One Barrels will also be open Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving with food trucks, wine,

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  • Miami County is the perfect place to visit during the holiday season. Whether you are searching for festive music, unique gift ideas, holiday lights, or memorable Christmas experiences, the area has got it all covered. From Christmas parades to light displays, from tastes of Christmases past to musical performances, and from unique shopping experiences to much more, Miami County has many exciting events lined up for this festive season. Keep reading for some of our top picks for Christmas happenings in Miami County. Attend Family-Friendly Christmas Parades and Light Displays The holiday season begins with Piqua’s Holiday Horse Parade on

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  • With the weather getting colder, it’s time to look for indoor activities to keep warm. Look no further than Miami County! Golf Simulator at Long Shots -Troy Long Shot’s indoor golf simulator offers a fun and interactive way to play golf regardless of the weather. It features a wide variety of courses from around the world, and is is available for groups, events, corporate outings, parties, or just to keep your swing in shape! Open Tuesday-Sunday, reservations for simulator are required. Ice or Roller Skating  Looking for something to get you moving and out of the house in this cold

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  • *This blog post is part of a partnership with Brandy Gleason of Gleason Family Adventures and Ohio Road Trips. As the frosty embrace of winter draws near, the communities surrounding Troy, Ohio, come alive with the enchantment of the holiday season. Begin planning a Christmas getaway to enjoy this special time of the year. The warmth of holiday traditions and the wonder of the season await you in these picturesque communities. Best Drive-Through Christmas Lights in Troy, Ohio Holiday Lights invites you to experience the magic of the holiday season as you drive through a winter wonderland with over 60

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  • Four Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Miami County Creative costumes, candy and crisp autumn air are some of the hallmarks of Halloween—and you’ll find them all in Miami County. Several family-friendly events are planned for Halloween weekend. Hometown Halloween in Troy Costumes take center stage at this annual event in downtown Troy on Saturday, Oct. 28. The popular Hometown Halloween features a costume contest, costume parade and trick or treating. Hosted by the Troy Noon Optimists, the costume contest includes categories of best family costume, best pet costume and best costume for age groups, 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11.

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