Ohio Holiday Events – December 7-9, 2018

Looking for something to do this weekend in Northern Ohio?  Here are a few ideas…

 

 

ASHTABULA COUNTY – NEOH

BRIDGE STREET’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Dates:  December 8-9, 2018
Location: Historic Astabula Harbor, Bridge St., Ashtabula, OH  44004
Admission: FREE
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SANTA CON
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 2pm-midnight
Location: Historic Ashtabula Harbor, Bridge St., Ashtabula, OH  44004
Join us on Bridge Street for our 3rd annual SantaCon. We will meet at Heartmade Boutique beginning at 2pm and descend upon Bridge Street and it’s businesses spreading holiday cheer! We encourage Holiday characters of all varieties to come spend a fun-filled afternoon on Bridge Street in the Historic Ashtabula Harbor.

Tannenbaum Wine Trail
Dates: November 23-December 8, 2018  (Fridays and Saturdays)
Time: Noon to 6 pm each day.
Location: #GrandRiverValley Wineries
Lake – Ashtabula County
Tickets: $50-$65
Hosted by Lake Erie Vines and Wines Trail
For more info and tickets see Facebook post

travel this self-driving tour along the Vines & Wines Trail in Northeast Ohio. At each participating winery, you will receive complimentary appetizers and samples of wines. You will pick up your 18″ Christmas tree at your first stop. At each winery you visit, you will receive an ornament to decorate your tree.
Reservations required. This event will sell out. Grand River Cellars in Madison, Ohio will have to be your first stop. They will give you a ticket that you must have to continue on the trail.

VISIT THE LARGEST HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY ON LAKE ERIE!
Dates: November 23 – December 30, 2018
Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Special Days and Hours
Dec. 24th, and 25th. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost of admissions
$5 per vehicle
Buses – $1 per person
Mini Buses – $20
Place: 1700 East 1st Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004
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Experience over 70 displays on Lakeshore Park’s 54 acres of rolling hills and majestic Lake Erie backdrop. This holiday light attraction with some displays “as big as a truck”, is great for creating family memories and family fun. Make it an annual family tradition to enjoy professional light displays in a beautiful picturesque setting.

 

For visitor information visit
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

 

 

 

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – NEOH

JOY OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW
Select Dates: December 6-9, 13-26, 2018
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location:  Columbiana Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave, Columbiana, 330-482-2282
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Cost is $10/car; $2/person motorcoach; $25/season pass.
Over 70 fabulous light scenes. Amazing interactive displays at the Gingerbread House and Santa’s Ice Castle.

 

 

 

COSHOCTON COUNTY – NEOH

ROSCOE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHTING
Dates:  December 8, 2018
Time: 6pm-7pm
Location: Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH  43812
Admission and parking are FREE.
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Historic Roscoe Village cheers on the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Share in the tradition of lighting the Christmas tree and participate in lighting your own candle as “Silent Night” is heard throughout the crowd. During the day, guests can enjoy visiting with Santa, taking horse-drawn carriage rides, listening to strolling carolers, tasting roasted chestnuts, sipping complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies as well as many other holiday festivities.

 

 

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – NEOH

CHRISTMAS IN BEDFORD FALLS
Date: December 8, 2018
Time:  Noon – 4pm
Location: Downtown Bedford, OH  44146
Admission: FREE
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One day a year, by mayoral decree, the City of Bedford changes its name to Bedford Falls – a place where everyone matters and makes magic and where every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. This year Mayor Koci has declared that the first Saturday of December is when the magic will happen. Lights will sparkle a little brighter, the shops on Broadway Avenue will be giving out FREE holiday treats and fun will be had by all!

 

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
The Cleveland Orchestra
Dates: December 6-9, 2018
Location: Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
216.231.1111 | website

In his time, Handel was a music superstar, and anticipation for the premiere of Messiah in 1742 was so high that the management of the concert hall had pleaded with ladies to wear dresses “without Hoops” in order to make “Room for more company.” This magnificent work, now a beloved musical tradition of the holiday season, gloriously celebrates the life of Christ — ringing with musical joy and conviction and leaving listeners in awe more than two centuries after its premiere.

 

GLOW
Dates: November 23-January 5, 2018
(closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Times: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: Noon – 6pm |Monday: Closed
Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Boulevard | Cleveland, OH | 44106
T. 216.721.1600 | website

Glow, a Northeast Ohio holiday tradition, returns the day after Thanksgiving, transforming the Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland filled with all of the sights and sounds (and smells) of the season! Glow features over 100 fragrant firs bedecked in holiday cheer, hand-crafted gingerbread houses, hundreds of winter plants, and endless hours of family fun. Dazzling new lights will bring the outdoor gardens to life, which you can enjoy well into the night with new extended hours. Our younger visitors will enjoy rides on the Garden Express train and playing in our expanded Evergreen Adventures play area.

 

 

 

GEAUGA COUNTY – NEOH

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Date: December 7-9, 2018
Location: Chardon Square, Chardon, OH
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” Santa at the Theater, horse-drawn carriage rides, uptown shopping, carolers, the hot cocoa bar and gingerbread contest–we’ll be adding all our favorite elements from WinterFest! Live ice carving demonstrations, live reindeer (Friday), and the FIRE & ICE tower lighting. And stay warm and fit with Great Lakes Race Timing’s Frozen 4k!”

 

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY – NEOH

STUEBENVILLE NUTCRACKER VILLAGE
Dates: November 20th,2018 -January 6th, 2019
Nutcracker Village Times: 150 large as life Nutcrackers displayed 24/7
Location: Fort Steuben Park, 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville

ADVENT MARKET DATES:
Dec. 7-9, Dec. 14-16, Dec. 21-23, Dec. 28-30, 2018
Hours: Fridays, 3-8pm; Saturdays, 1-8pm; Sundays, 1-6pm.

Christmas Wonderland and Gift Shop will open on Friday, November 23rd and run until January 5, 2019 and is located in the Visitor Center at Fort Steuben Park, 120 South Third Street in Steubenville.

The Eastern Gateway Community College “Sights & Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic 2018” Parade takes place along Fourth Street in downtown Steubenville on December 8th at noon.

“The Wooden Heart Follies II: The Wooden Boy” Nutcracker Musical Production: December 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th, at 4:00pm. Tickets: General Admission, $10; Student, $5, Under 6, free. Location: Sycamore Youth Center, 301 North 4th Street, Steubenville. Tickets on sale at the door or the Fort Steuben Visitor Center, 120 South 3rd, Steubenville.

and for full NUTCRACKER SCHEDULE see:
www.steubenvillenutcrackervillage.com

 

 

LAKE COUNTY – NEOH

HISTORIC KIRTLAND NATIVITY EXHIBIT
Dates: December 1-31, 2018
Times: Mon-Sat 9am-8pm | Sun 1pm-8pm
Location: Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center
7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, Ohio 44094
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Join us this Christmas season for our annual nativity exhibit. With nearly 1,000 nativities from all over the world on display, you won’t want to miss it! We will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For visitor information visit
Remarkable Lake County.

 

 

 

 

LORAIN COUNTY – NEOH

MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET 
Date: December 7, 2018
Time:  6PM
Location: Downtown Amherst, Amherst, OH
Admission: FREE
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WINTER WONDERLAND
Date: December 8, 2018
Time:  11am-Noon or 2pm-4pm
Location: Old Firehouse Community Center, 100 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH  44012
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Join the elves of Girl Scout troop 50106 in celebrating the holiday season. Enjoy two hours of games, crafts, snacks and even a visit from a very special visitor! It’s our second annual holiday event with 10 new stations of activities for kids to enjoy – even a reindeer-cam!

 

 

MAHONING COUNTY – NEOH

WINTER CELEBRATION: FROZEN IN TIME
Dates: December 1-30, 2018
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44506
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Join us for Winter Celebration – Frozen in Time, a sparkling winter wonderland brought indoors as we celebrate the Garden’s Diamond Anniversary! Plus, enjoy the annual holiday tree walk, scavenger hunt and the seasonal blooms. Accepting donations of non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.

WINTER NIGHTS AT MILL CREEK PARK
Dates: December 1-29, 2018
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: 123 McKinley Ave., Youngsstown, OH  44509
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CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM 
Dates: December 8 & 9, 2018
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield
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Experience the Christmas season on the farm. Santa will bring his reindeer and sleigh for photo opportunities. We will offer a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh &  also offer wagon rides. Fires & smores for toasting will be for sale. Our Gift Barn will be stocked with local favorites & holiday items for sale.

HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM SHOW: LET IT SNOW
Dates: December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2018
Time: 8pm-9pm | Saturday Dec 22 2pm
Location: The Ward Beecher Planetarium – Youngstown State University
100 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44555
Admission:
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A holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM SHOW: THE ALIEN WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
Date: December 8 & 15, 2018
Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: The Ward Beecher Planetarium – Youngstown State University
100 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44555
Admission:
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Enjoy a tour of winter’s evening sky and then join jolly old Saint Nick and Mr. Freep as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants. 

 

 

For visitor information visit
Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

MEDINA COUNTY – NEOH

CASTLE NOEL
Dates: December 1 to December 22, 2018
Location: 260 S. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256
330.721.NOEL (6635) | castlenoel.com

Open Tuesday-Sunday through January 6th. Extended hours, shorter lines during the week. Mark & Dana Klaus and their team have been working non-stop to bring you Magic of Christmas for the entire family. Don’t miss the brand new “Reflections Around the World” Infinity room, featuring millions of jewels glittering all around you while NYC Bloomingdale’s “Around the World” animated Christmas window display rotates and amazes. Absolutely breathtaking. Reservations recommended. Walk-ins available.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY 
Dates: December 8-9, 2018
Location: Valley City, Ohio

• Saturday, December 8
Noon: Holiday Movie at Liverpool Township Community Center. Bring blankets, pillows and your holiday spirit. Chairs, refreshments available. You’ll also be able to register for the Reindeer Dash.
6pm: Holiday Sing-a-long! Join local community choirs hosted this year at Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Road for a concert, Christmas carols and refreshments.

• Sunday, December 9
10am: registration for the Reindeer Dash Fun Run/Walk, Mill Stream Park. Prizes awarded for creative costumes and group participation.
11am: start of all activities: Reindeer Dash Fun Run/Walk, Chili Cook-off, Holiday Marketplace, Cookie Decorating, Train display viewing, shopping, eating, sharing holiday spirit!
12:30pm: Santa Claus is coming to town! Reindeer Dash winners and the Buckeye Marching Band Parade with Santa as he arrives in town.
1pm: Meet and Greet with Santa at the Depot until 4pm.
3pm: final voting for your favorite chili as local business owners vie for bragging rights in the first ever Christmas in the Valley Chili Cook-off.

MEDINA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY
Visit the area’s largest drive-thru light display!
Many families have the holiday tradition of piling into the car to look at all the Christmas lights.  Even if it has not been a part of your tradition in the past, now is a great time to start this future family memory.

Dates: December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 21-30
Times: Friday and Saturday 6pm to 10pm |Sunday and weeknights 6pm to 9pm

Times: Friday and Saturday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sundays and Weeknights: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Admission: $8 per car; $20 per 15 passenger vans; $50 per bus
CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE (Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road)
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For visitor information visit
Medina County Convention & Visitor Bureau

 

 

 

 

OTTAWA COUNTY – NEOH

6th Annual Holiday Stop & Shop
Date: December 8-9, 2018
Location: Liberty Aviation Museum
3515 E State Rd, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
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The show is FREE to the public to come out and shop the event in the museum main hangar!! Stop on out and check out the selection & special discounts at the museum gift shop! Shop local!!

DATE: Saturday, December 8th & 9th, 2018 ** We’ve made this a 2 day show!!!
TIME: 10am-4pm (Saturday) 10am-3pm (Sunday)
LOCATION:
Liberty Aviation Museum (Main Hangar)
3515 East State Road
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
(419)732-0234
events@libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

 

RICHLAND COUNTY – NEOH

CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS
Dates/Times: November 30th, Dec. 1st, 7th & 8th | 5pm-9pm
December 2nd & 9th | 12pm-5pm

Location: Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784 | website

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays!
Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself.

Event Price: $5 – Adult (ages 18+) | $3 – Child (ages 6-17) | Ages 5 and under FREE

 

 

 

STARK COUNTY – NEOH

photo credit Quail Hollow Park

A CHRISTMAS AT THE HOLLOW
Date:  December 6-8, 2018
Time:  6pm-9pm
Location:  Quail Hollow Park
13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville, OH  44632
Admission: $15 per car/mimivan (CASH ONLY)
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Visit our beautifully decorated Manor House. Take a self-guided tour through the newly decorated 40-room Manor House. Beautifully decorated trees will be adorned throughout the home. Children will also have the opportunity to make a craft and the entire family may enjoy a wagon ride and a warm fire, while roasting marshmallows. Local choirs will perform each evening.

BE SURE TO ARRIVE AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE CLOSING. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

THE NUTCRACKER – CANTON BALLET
Friday, December 7, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Canton Palace Theatre
605 Market Avenue North, Canton OH 44702
330-454-8172 | Tickets
Do not miss this thrilling opportunity to see New York City quality dance in Canton!  New York City Ballet principal dancer Sterling Hyltin in the leading role of Sugar Plum Fairy.
Runtime: 2 hours including intermission

SANTA FLY IN
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 1PM-3PM
Location: MAPS Air Museum
2260 International Pkwy., North Canton, OH 44720

Bring your kids and grandkids to see Santa and Mrs Claus here at MAPS.
NOTE: Bring your smart phones or cameras to get a picture of your loved ones with Santa.

Entry is free but please bring in a food donation for the Reserves/National Guard Family Services Food Pantry that services the troops stationed at the Akron Canton Airport.

 

 

 

SUMMIT COUNTY – NEOH

 

 

 

HOLIDAY LANTERN TOURS
Dates:  December 7-8, 14-17, 19-23, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm-9pm
Location: Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd., Peninsula., OH  44264
Admission:
Reservations required.

Click here to learn more.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: EJ Thomas Hall – U of Akron
198 Hill Street, Akron, OH  44325
Tickets required.
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Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra as we welcome some special guests for an evening of traditional carols, inspiring songs and holiday cheer. There will even be a special visitor from the North Pole!

The performance will include holiday favorites, including O Come All Ye Faithful, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Carol of the Bells. The Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Akron Symphony Chorus, and the Akron Youth Symphony will make a special appearance.

Come early for the Winter Carnival in the lobby, with children’s activities and special music.

 

PRANCER presented by The Magical Theatre Company
Dates: November 30-December 16, 2018
Times: click here.
Location: 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH
Tickets required
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When an injured reindeer appears in Jessica’s backyard, she believes it is Prancer. She also believes in miracles, friendship, and devotion. This play will sneak up on you, gently settling itself into your heart.
Most enjoyed by families ages 6 and up

WILD LIGHTS AT THE AKRON ZOO
Dates: December 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 & 26-30, 2018
Time: 5pm-9pm
Location: Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH  44307
To purchase tickets click here
Ice skating, Santa, s’mores, special themed entertainment, carolers, adult beverages and so much more are available during the event.

BLUES, BREWS, AND BAD SWEATERS 
Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 4pm-8pm
Location: Lock 3 – 200 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44308
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Eat, Drink & Be Ugly! Put on that hideous sweater Aunt Betty gave you last Christmas (remember family-friendly) enjoy lots of craft beer (3 samples for $5, or 12 oz choice for $3), food, music DJ–Big Jul Green. Prizes for “Hurt The Most Eyes” and silent auction (great chance to get that Christmas list finished.)

 

 

 

TRUMBULL COUNTY – NEOH

JINGLE BELL SWING CONCERT
presented by The Packard Band and featuring Helen Welch
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 2pm
Location: W.D. Packard Music Hall
1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483
330.393.3628 | website

 

 

 

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY – NEOH

NEW PHILADELPHIA CHRISTMAS PARADE
Date:  December 7, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Tuscora Park, 161 Tuscora Ave. NW, New Philadelphia, OH

 

 WAYNE COUNTY – NEOH

BREAD MAKING
Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: Lehman’s
4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton, OH 44618
800.438.5346 | website
To register click here.

Learn successful baking techniques from seasoned baker and Kitchen Category Manager, Amy Murray. Amy will demonstrate how to make light, airy dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls and more – from mixing the dough to the right consistency to shaping into loaves or rolls. She will cover different types of bread and loaf pans, as well as the pros and cons of each. At the end of the class, attendees will sample the fresh bread served with Lehman’s jams and jellies! Amy has been a part of the Lehman’s team since 2010. She loves sharing her passion for baking with others, so don’t be surprised if you leave this class totally inspired.

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
Date: December 8-9, 2018
Time: Sat 2 & 7 PM, Sun 2 PM
Location: Performing Arts Center, Wooster High School
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Bring the whole family for a captivating holiday performance, featuring Wayne Center Ballet Pre-Professional dancers and professional guest artists. 

 

For visitor information visit
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

WOOD COUNTY – NW OH

HERITAGE HOLIDAY
Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 1PM-4PM
Location: Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402
wcparks.org

Join us to share some seasonal cheer at the farm’s open house. We’ll have carols played on the player piano, cookie decorating, ornament making, and other activities for the whole family.