Chocolate Meltdown and More! in Oxford, Ohio

IMPORTANT: Welcome to Chocolate Meltdown & More. As with all in-person events, we will continue to monitor all national, state, and local guidelines for Covid-19. There are currently no restrictions, but masks are encouraged. Masks will be available at the Enjoy Oxford booth uptown and at the Oxford Community Art Center. OCAC indoor events will follow social distancing guidelines and there will be sanitization stations for participants. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we ask that you do not attend the event: cough, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, headache, unusual fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, or fever greater than 100.4 F. If you have recently been in contact with someone that has Covid-19 or are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.

Here in Oxford, Ohio, we sure do love our chocolate! For all chocolate lovers, Oxford’s Chocolate Meltdown is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. We’re switching things up a bit this year with some extra sweet fun you won't want to miss.

All things Chocolate!

Begin your chocolate experience in Oxford’s entertainment district in the Uptown Parks at 2 N. Main St. In this expanded portion from previous events, the sweet fun includes all sorts of adventures with a Ninja course and inflatables for the kids (and kids at heart!) from 1-5 PM, chocolate tastings from local businesses from 1-7 PM, and Carriage Rides from 3-5 PM which will take you down to the Oxford Community Arts Center where the Chocolatey Happy Hour and the Meltdown's main tasting event occurs from 3-7 PM. And don't worry if you used all your tasting tickets uptown because more tickets are available for purchase throughout the event. Oh! If you want to start happy hour early, the DORA (Oxford’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) is currently on for winter break.

A young woman wearing an apron preparing food for old woman.

Participating Merchants

  • Church Street Social, 107 E. Church St., offering tastings of Godiva Chocolate Martini & Hot Chocolate
  • Graeter's Ice Cream, 29 W. High St., offering Hot Chocolate samples & cups
  • LaRosa's Oxford, 21 Lynn Ave, donating Chocolate Chip Cookies (at the Oxford Community Arts Center)
  • Left Field Tavern, 12 W. Park Place, offering Grand Cacao, a Chocolate Stout, and Hot Chocolate with Bourbon Cream
  • Wild Berry Store, 15 W. High St., offering Chocolate samples and adult-only brownies from the "of age" section
  • You're Fired, 6 N. Beech St., offering Hot Chocolate and FREE studio fees for the day of the event

Admission to the Chocolate Meltdown and More is FREE! Tasting tickets both Pre-sale and Day-of will include 6, 12 or 24 tasting coupons redeemable for tastings at participating business locations throughout uptown Oxford as well as tastings from vendors and the Chocolate Bar Happy Hour at the main event at the Oxford Community Arts Center from 3-7 PM (The Bengal's Game will be playing in the ballroom beginning at 4:30 PM). Additional tasting coupons will be $1 each, six for $5, 12 for $10, 24 for $20. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Oxford Community Arts Center and the Miami University Art Museum.

A young boy reaching for a treat and a young girl taking a bite of hers.

So bundle up the whole family and come satisfy your sweet tooth while also supporting the arts and merchants at this year's Chocolate Meltdown and more. It’s all about chocolate on this day! For more information about the event, please visit the Chocolate Meltdown website.

Insider tip-Chocolate Meltdown is included in the Winter Survival Guide Passport, so remember to grab a sticker from event staff at both locations!

*updated January 13, 2022 at 4:34 PM.

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