HOLIDAY FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Looking for something to do this holiday season? My Ohio Fun has put together a holiday fun list of festivals, events and more.  Listings are by Ohio county.

 

 

ASHLAND COUNTY – NEOH

ASHLAND MAIN STREET ARTS FESTIVAL & SALE
Dates: November 25, 26, December 3, 2022
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: 105 B. West Main Street, Ashland, OH
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Sip some local wines and peruse some local art (which you are more than welcome to buy!), at our downtown art pop up, during the Downtown Shop Hop, on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the Saturday of the parade. We are thrilled that our friends at the Cat House Feline Sanctuary are partnering with us and will have all sorts of goodies to share, as well!

 

 

 

ASHTABULA COUNTY – NEOH

TANNEBAUM WINE TRAIL
Dates: November 25-December 17, 2022
(Fridays and Saturdays)
Time: Noon to 6 pm each day.
Location: #GrandRiverValley Wineries
Lake – Ashtabula County
ohiowines.org

Take 3 weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) to 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. Noon – 6 pm

VISIT THE LARGEST HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY ON LAKE ERIE!
Dates: November 25 – December 31, 2022
Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Special Days and Hours
Dec. 24th, and 25th, 31st. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Suggested donation: $5 per vehicle
Buses – $1 per person | Mini Buses – $20
Place: 1700 East 1st Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004
website

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.

30 HOLI-DAYS AND NIGHTS @ Geneva-on-the-Lake
Dates: December 1-31, 2022
Location: Route 531, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
website

A month long celebration throughout GOTL! Activities, events and lots of celebrations for the season! Celebrate the Holi-Days and Nights at Geneva-on-the-Lake! Enjoy different activities and events each day. You may find yourself participating in a Turkey Bowl, Santa Fun Run, photos with Santa, GOTL sign lighting ceremony, Santa sleigh ride, craft show, gingerbread cookie decorating class, or Christmas Dinner Theater.

BALLET THEATRE ASHTABULA presents The Nutcracker
Dates: December 2-4, 9-11, 15-18, 2022
Times: visit website
Location: 2928 W. 13th Street, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
440.964.3396 | website

Enchanting audiences for more than a century, The Nutcracker is a holiday treat for the entire family. Tchaikovsky’s classic, celebrated score will fill the theater as Ballet Theatre Ashtabula’s dancers tell the story of heroine Clara and her adventure into a magical world with her gallant Nutcracker prince.

HOLIDAYS IN THE HARBOR
Dates:  December 10, 2022
Location: Historic Ashtabula Harbor, Bridge St., Ashtabula, OH  44004
Admission: FREE
website

Santa on the bridge, hayrides, hot chocolate, cookies, and carolers.

For visitor information visit
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

 

 

COLUMBIANA COUNTY – NEOH
JOy of Christmas Light Show
photo credit: My Ohio Fun

JOY OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW
Select Dates: Thursday – Sunday | Nov. 17, 18, 19, 20
Thursday – Sunday | Nov. 24, 25, 26, 27 | Thursday – Sunday | Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4 | Thursday, Dec. 8 – Saturday Dec. 31
Show Times 6pm-9pm
Location:  Columbiana Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave, Columbiana
tourcolumbianaohio.org/joy-of-christmas

This drive-through holiday light display features more than one million lights on 80+ outdoor displays. The Joy of Christmas Light Show is held on select nights every November and December at Harvey S. Firestone Park, 298 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, OH 44408. For donations (cash only) of $20 per vehicle; $3 per person on motorcoach, bus, or passenger van; or $40 for a season pass, guests enjoy a spectacular holiday light show with over a million Christmas lights.

 

 

COSHOCTON COUNTY – NEOH

ROSCOE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHTING
Dates:  December 3 and 10, 2022
Time: 6pm-7pm
Location: Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH  43812
Admission and parking are FREE.
website

During the afternoon, guest may enjoy a visit with Santa, hear strolling carolers, enjoy complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, roasted chestnuts and other holiday festivities. At 6:00pm Roscoe Village begins celebrating the holiday season at the main stage with the Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Experience the Village holiday tradition of the Christmas tree lighting and the joy of an old fashion tradition. Admission and parking are free.

Our Roscoe Christmas” lantern tour is both evening at 7pm.

 

 

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – NEOH
Holiday Walking Tour - Tours of Cleveland
Tours of Cleveland Downtown Christmas Walking Tour


DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS WALKING TOURS
Dates: December 1 -23, 2022
Times: Thursdays at 6:00 pm | Fridays- Sundays 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Location: Downtown Cleveland, OH
toursofcleveland.com

The Downtown Cleveland Christmas guided walking tour explores the history of some of downtown’s most famous department stores and their many Christmas traditions. Stroll down Euclid Avenue as we discuss Cleveland Christmas delights like Higbee’s Twigbee Shop, Halle Bros. Mr. Jingeling and the Sterling-Lindner Christmas tree. Experience downtown all decorated for the holidays! The tour starts in Public Square and ends in Playhouse Square with a stop in the Arcade.

The tour is an hour and a half. Tickets are $20. Reservations required; book at www.toursofcleveland.com


WILD WINTER LIGHTS at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Drive-through dates:
November 15, 16, 22, 29, 30 December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
Walk-through dates:
November 17-20, 23, 25-27 | December 1-4, 8-11, 15-23, 26-30
Time: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Location: Cleveland Metropark Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Tickets

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC. This year’s event features hundreds of lighting displays along the holiday trail through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo beginning November 15. Wild Winter Lights will add over 1.5 million lights across holiday themed areas including Candyland, Enchanted Forest, Starry Skies, Future for Wildlife Trail and Santa’s Workshop, where guests can take photos with Santa.

KRINGLE’S INVENTIONASIUM EXPERIENCE
Dates: November 19-December 24, 2022
Location: Tower City Center
230 W Huron Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113
mrkringle.com/kringles-inventionasium

An immersive holiday adventure & private visit with Mr. Kringle at Tower City! Only the most exceptional dreamers have what it takes to create toys inside Kringle’s top-secret inventing lab. This is your invitation. We’ve been preparing all year to have your family join the team!

Cleveland Botanical Gardens Twinkle

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN’S TWINKLE
Dates: November 19-December 31, 2022
Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600 | https://holdenfg.org

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Twinkle in the 216 will celebrate the historic character of Cleveland’s neighborhoods as they sparkle and shine to add warmth and joy to the cold winter months. The winter show opens Saturday, November 19th and runs through Saturday, December 31st.

The indoor and outdoor gardens will pay a festive holiday homage to the beautiful blocks that knit neighborhoods, people, and plants and trees together. Guests seeking a holiday escape a little farther from home can enter the Madagascar and Costa Rica Glasshouses, transformed in the spirit of the season with special horticultural displays, lights, and “postcard” vignettes referencing iconic towns within the spiny desert and cloud forest.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Great Lakes Theater
Dates: November 25-December 23, 2022
Location: Mimi Ohio Theatre
Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115
216-241-6000 |playhousesquare.org

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND WINTERLAND KICK-OFF: Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Date: November 26, 2022
Time: 4pm-6:30 pm
Location: Public Square, Cleveland, OH
winterlandcle.com

Now in its 37th year, WinterLand (formerly WinterFest) is one of Northeast Ohio’s largest holiday attractions and has been a part of thousands of Clevelanders’ holiday tradition for decades. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, people come from all over to see the beautiful lighting display, performance from Santa and his elves, fireworks, and more!

CLEVELAND POPS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Playhouse Square
Date: November 27, 2022
Location: Connor Palace
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444 | playhousesquare.org

CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER HOLIDAY TOURS
Dates: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2022
Tour Times: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30
Location: 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106
Purchase tickets

Celebrate nostalgic and ethnic holiday traditions at the Cleveland History Center! Explore the recently reopened Street of Shops in the Lower Level of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and learn about the cultural and ethnic groups that call Cleveland ‘home.’ From early settler traditions to department store palaces, Cleveland has always embraced its holiday celebrations in a big way. This season, the Cleveland History Center invites you to explore these beloved traditions with weekly tours beginning December 1.

General Admission: $20 | WRHS Member Admission: $15

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
Playhouse Square
Date: December 2-4, 2022
Location: Connor Palace
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444 | playhousesquare.org

KRAMPUS NIGHT WITH KRAMPUS OF CLEVELAND
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Dates: December 3, 2022
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600 | https://holdenfg.org
Advance registration required.

On Saturday, December 3rd from 6 – 8:30 p.m., Krampus returns to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Keep an eye out for Krampus as he lurks about searching for deviant attendees throughout the night. Enjoy various vendors selling Krampus swag, make your own mulling spices, sip on a fun cocktail from our outdoor bar, and listen to the sweet sounds of Erin Nicole Neal and the Chill Factors as Krampus sneaks around the garden. The following vendors will be featured: Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, Into the Fray and Crescent Moon Baby. A portion of the proceeds from this event goes to W.A.G.S. 4 Kids.

JACK FROST FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Dates: December 3, 2022
Timez: 5pm-8pm
Location: Downtown Berea & Coe Lake Park, Berea, OH

Join us as we kick-off the holiday season with our traditional Jack Frost Festival of Lights! We will begin the evening with the Light up Berea Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Berea. The festivities will continue at Coe Lake Park where you will find inflatables, skating rink, characters, visit with Santa, ice sculptures, carolers, cookies & hot cocoa.
The event is free and open to the public.

SANTA ON THE SQUARE
Dates: December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 , 2022
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink, Public Square, Cleveland, OH
clevelandpublicsquare.com

Santa supports a safe experience where families can capture their photos at a social distance, while still creating timeless memories! Shape Cleveland was enrolled by Santa’s elves to photograph your children’s smiling faces with Santa himself. Each family will receive a free print photo (2 per family limit), a digital photo, and complimentary hot cocoa from Rebol Cafe!

While your family is in the heart of Cleveland, enjoy ice skating, hot cocoa, and spectacular holiday lights starting at sunset!

CLEVELAND OPERA THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Dates: December 3, 2022
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink, Public Square, Cleveland, OH
clevelandpublicsquare.com

The Cleveland Opera Theatre brings their beautiful voices to the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink to perform your Holiday favorites!

28TH ANNUAL CIRCLEFEST
Date: December 4, 2022
Time: Noon – 7pm
Location: Univeristy Circle, Cleveland, Ohio
universitycircle.org

All are invited to share in a day of festive fun on Wade Oval and at organizations around the neighborhood.

HOLIDAY CONCERTS
The Cleveland Orchestra
Dates: December 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16,  17, 18, 2022
Location: Mandel Concert Hall | Severance Music Center
11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
216.231.1111 | website

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Dates: December 11 & 18, 2022
Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600 | https://holdenfg.org
Advance ticket purchase required.

Join us on Sunday, December 11th and Sunday, December 18th from 9:30am – noon for a beloved holiday tradition at the botanical garden. Get ready to share your wishes with Santa during this limited seating breakfast inside the magically decorated gardens. Following breakfast, meet Santa for a photo and to share your wish list. There will be an array of crafts and fun including creating a custom cookie plate for Santa when he visits!

HOME ALONE in Concert 
The Cleveland Orchestra
Dates: December 14, 2022
Location: Mandel Concert Hall | Severance Music Center
11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
216.231.1111 | website

SCUBA CLAUS MERRY MEET & GREETS
Dates: Wednesday – Friday, December 14 – 16, 5 – 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 17 &18, 8:30 – 10am
Location: Cleveland Aquarium
West Bank of the Flats, FirstEnergy Powerhouse
2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
greaterclevelandaquarium.com

Included with Aquarium daily admission; advance tickets online.
$24.95 ages 13+, $18.95 ages 2-12, $5 Passholders, children younger than 2 FREE

THE NUTCRACKER
presented by The Cleveland Ballet
Dates: December 15-18, 2022
Times: Dec 15 7pm | Dec 16 11am & 7pm | Dec 17 1pm & 7pm | Dec 18 1pm & 7pm
Location: Playhouse Square | Connor Theatre
1501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio
Ticket sales: 216.241.6000 | playhousesquare.org
(photo credit: The Cleveland Ballet)

JIM BRICKMAN: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Playhouse Square
Date: December 17-18, 2022
Location:Connor Palace
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444 | playhousesquare.org

 


 

SKATING RINKS –

 

CLEVELAND FOUNDATION SKATING RINK
Dates: November 25-February 20, 2022
Visit website for hours.
Location: Public Square, Downtown, Cleveland, OH
clevelandpublicsquare.com/cleveland-foundation-skating-rink

 

 

 

ERIE COUNTY – NEOH

HURON WINTER FEST
Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 2pm-7pm
Location: Downtown Huron, OH
Facebook event page. 

Visit Santa Claus, go for a Carriage Ride, SHOP LOCAL, enjoy various activities up & down main street, and winter fireworks.

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES
Dates: December 3-4, 2022
Location: Cooke-Dorn House
1415 Columbus Avenue,Sandusky, OH
website

The tour will include a number of homes as well as the Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site and the Follett House Museum. |$15 in advance or $20 on days of the tour. Tickets go on sale Nov. 25th.

 

 

 

FRANKLIN  COUNTY – CENTRAL OH

WILD LIGHTS AT THE COLUMBUS ZOO
Dates: November 18, 2022 -January 1, 2023
Times: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm |  Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Location: Columbus Zoo
4850 Powell Rd., Poweel, OH 43065
.columbuszoo.org

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: LIVE ON STAGE
Date: November 27, 2022
Time: 7pm
Palace Theatre
39 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Box Office: 614-469-0939
Tickets

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in a spectacular new touring production of A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage.

Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story, and featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage is a present that the whole family can enjoy.

 

 

GEAUGA COUNTY – NEOH

CENTURY VILLAGE BACK IN TIME CHRISTMAS 
Dates: November 26-27, 2022
Location: Century Village Museum
14653 E Park St., Burton, OH 44021
centuryvillagemuseum.org

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Chardon Square, Chardon, OH

Our Home for the Holidays event includes carriage rides around the square, the Mistletoe Market, letters to Santa, cookie decorating, story time with Mrs. Clause and Santa’s elves, and entertainment.

 

GUERNSEY  COUNTY – NEOH

DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE 
Dates: November 1-January 2, 2023
Location: Wheeling Ave., Downtown Cambridge, OH
dickensvictorianvillage.com

The Dickens Victorian Village Welcome Center is open Monday – Thursday, 10am-6pm and Friday and Saturday, 10am – 7pm, starting November 1, 2022. We will close early on days before the holidays, Wednesday, 11/24 10am – 2pm; Friday, 12/24 10am -2pm and Thursday, 12/31 10am – 2pm. Closed all holidays; We will not publish our visitors guide. Please visit our calendar for all events. Call with questions, 740.421.4956.

 

HANCOCK  COUNTY – NEOH

NORTH POLE EXPRESS
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dates: November 25-January 1, 2023
Times: Fridays & Saturdays | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sundays | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 2505 County Road 99, Findlay, Ohio 45840
nworrp.org

Don’t miss our most popular event! Hop on board our quarter scale trains for a magical trip through a winter wonderland of sparkling lights and festive decorations. See delightful toy trains running in our beautifully decorated museum and train barn. Hundreds of decorated trees inside and out, plus Santa and Mrs. Claus are here to visit on select nights. A great place to bring visiting family and friends that has become a family tradition for many. Be sure to bundle up for the train ride!

HOLMES COUNTY – NEOH

BERLIN LIVE NATIVITY PARADE
Dates: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Berlin, OH
For more information: visitberlinohio.org

Celebrating the real reason for the season. Help us ring in the Christmas season with a live nativity parade, candle lighting, and caroling on the Berlin square. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Operation Christmas Child by donation only.

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
Dates: December 2-3, 2022
Time: 4pm-8pm
Location: Walnut Creek Township Area
Walnut Creek, OH 44687

Experience the sights and sounds that Joseph and Mary may have experienced as they journeyed to Bethlehem. Some of the activities of the journey include registering for taxation, just as Mary and Joseph did, and experiencing the Bethlehem marketplace. Participants will also meet biblical characters and share a fireside with shepherds and their flocks. The journey ends with a live Nativity scene. Stops may be visited in any order.

The first stop on the Journey is Walnut Creek Mennonite Church at 2619 County Road 144, Sugarcreek, OH, 44681. Stop here first to register and receive a map of the other stops.

Both walking and driving is required. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required. This has become a popular event over the years! Often, the crowds began showing up before 4pm.

Be sure to bundle up and be prepared for chilly weather.

THE NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 2-4, 2022
Location:  Ohio Star Theater
1387 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek, Ohio
website

Celebrate the holiday season at the Ohio Star Theater as the Holmes County Center for the Arts presents the beloved classic, The Nutcracker. Thru Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, this timeless ballet will whisk you off on an adventure through the imagination of a young girl to a journey around the world! Enjoy an evening with the family as local entertainers bring this fairytale to life.

Victorian Museum Holmes County
photo credit Victorian House Museum

SONGS OF THE SEASON MANSION TOURS
Date – Nov. 19-Dec.31, 2022
Time- Sunday –Thurs. 1:00-4:00pm – Friday and Saturday 1:00-8:00pm
Location – Victorian House Museum in Historic Millersburg
484 Wooster Rd. Millersburg, OH 44654
website

HOLIDAY GRAND OPENING INFO: Saturday, Nov. 19 the holiday season starts with a public open house from 4:00-8:00 pm. Admission is reduced for those hours to just $5.00 per person. Once again the volunteers have transformed the mansion into a Christmas spectacular event. The outside sees the return of over 15 live trees decorated with over 15,000 lights. This year the decorating overall theme is “Songs of the Season” with each room assigned a favorite Christmas Carol. The decorators are to use 3 elements from the song in decorating the room. From the moment you enter you will be transported to a magical holiday display. Completely redesigned, this year will be better than ever.

GENERAL HOLIDAY TOUR INFO: Nov. 20-Dec. 31 the house will be open for general tours seven days a week with the following hours. Sun. – Thur. 1:00-4:00 and Fri.-Sat. 1:00-8:00 pm

 

 


For local visitor information visit
Ohio Amish Country. 

 

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY – NEOH

STEUBENVILLE NUTCRACKER VILLAGE

The Village is open November 22, 2022 – January 7, 2023
(Light up the night is November 22, 2022)
Location: Steubenville, OH
The village is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village CLICK HERE.






 

 

LAKE COUNTY – NEOH

HISTORIC KIRTLAND NATIVITY EXHIBIT
Dates: November 27-December 31, 2022
Times: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm | Sun 1pm-7pm
*Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve hours – 11 am to 5 pm |  Closed Christmas Day
Location: Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center
7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, Ohio 44094
christmasinkirtland.com

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! 

THE BEARY MERRY HANDMADE CHRISTIMAS SHOW
November 30-Dec 1, 2022 from 11AM-9 PM both days
Normandy Party Center
30310 Palisades Pkwy, Wickliffe, OH 44092

Please join us at the 36th annual Beary Merry Show. We are a handmade market with talented artists, entertainment, raffles, and more. We hope to see you November 30th and December 1st from 11 AM-9 PM! $3 entrance fee (at the door only, no pre-sales), proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Country Lights - Lake County Metroparks Farmpark
Photo credit: Andrew Cross

LAKE METROPARKS COUNTRY LIGHTS DRIVE-THRU
Dates: November 30, December1-4, 7-11, 14-23, 2022
Times available each evening are 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 pm.
Location: Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094
Tickets

A magical evening is in store at Lake Metroparks Farmpark! Enjoy the spectacular beauty of 30-lighted displays from the warmth of your own vehicle during Country Lights Drive-thru presented by Ken Ganley Subaru Wickliffe and Ken Ganley Chrysler Painesville. . This year will feature some familiar lighting displays throughout Farmpark.

Country Lights Drive-thru runs November 30, December 1 – 4, 7 – 11 & 14 – 23. The times available each evening are 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 pm. Rekindle your holiday memories (or make new ones) at this unique drive-thru event for only $27.50 per carload (maximum of three drive-thru tickets per family or Farmpark membership).

Wooden toy kits will be available for pre-purchase for $5 each during the purchase of carload tickets. Kits will be picked up at the event and taken home to assemble. Kits do not include paint or glue.

Tickets are required for this event; advanced purchase is required; sold online only. Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you. Tickets can be scanned directly from your mobile device at the event or you may print them out and bring them with you. Please remember to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your ticket time.

In the rare occurrence of extreme weather on your event date, follow Lake Metroparks on Facebook and Twitter for an event cancellation announcement. No refunds, exchanges or adjustments. Lake Metroparks is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

 

 

 

LORAIN COUNTY – NEOH

LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN VERMILION 
Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 5pm-9pm
Location: Main Street Vermilion
mainstreetvermilion.org

Christmas tree lighting, free conert, scavvenger hunt, Christmas alpacas, sweer treat stroll, caroloers, Santa and Santa milbox, and more. 

THE NUTCRACKER
A North Point Ballet Tradition
Dates: December 2-4, 2022
Times: Dec 2- 7pm | Dec 3 – 2pm (sensory performance) | Dec 3 -7pm | Dec 4 2pm
Location: Lorain Palace Theater
617 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, OH
Tickets

 

 

LUCAS  COUNTY – NWOH’

Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas

LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 
Dates: November 18, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Tree Lighting Ceremony – Fri, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Gardens
Thanksgiving – Open 3 – 8 p.m., park closes at 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – Open 3 – 9 p.m., park closes at 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve – Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., park closes at 10 p.m.
Times: Mon – Thu open 3-8 p.m., Zoo closes at 9 p.m.  | Fri – Sun open 3-9 p.m., Zoo closes at 10 p.m.
Location: The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609
419.385.5721 | toledozoo.org/lights

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images, the 2022 edition of the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry and bright!

TOLEDO BALLET’S ANNUAL NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 10-11, 2022
Times: Dec  10 – 7pm, Dec 11 2pm & 7pm, Dec 12 2pm
Location:  Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614
419-246-8000 | toledosymphony.com

Continuing its record of the longest-running, annual production of The Nutcracker in North America, Toledo Ballet’s 82nd Nutcracker brings E.T.A. Hoffman’s story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King to life with fresh choreography and Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by the Toledo Symphony.

 

 

 

MAHONING COUNTY – NEOH

MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST
Arms Family Museum
Dates: November 19-Decemb er 31, 2022
Tour Times: Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays until : noon-7:00pm
(closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)
Location:  648 Wick Ave, Youngstown
Phone: 330-743-2589 | website

BALLET WESTERN RESERVE presents THE NUTCRACKER
DeYor Performing Arts Center
Dates: December 3-4, 2022
Time: Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2:30 pm
Location: Edward W. Powers Auditorium
260 West Federal Street, Youngstown, OH
330-744-0264 | deyorpac.org

CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL
Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 26-27, 2022
tIME: 11 am-4 pm
Mill Creek Park: Lanterman’s Mill
Location: Mill Creek Park: Lanterman’s Mill
1001 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, OH
https://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/

Enjoy the traditional holiday atmosphere at Lanterman’s Mill. Fire-roasted chestnuts, artisans demonstrating crafts, unique handcrafted gifts for sale, and festive entertainment will lift your spirits. Santa will be visiting the mill on both days. Indulge in some tasty treats from two concession stands. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf or a pair of mittens to decorate the “Giving Tree”. Donated items will warm up children and adults in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center at 330.740.7116 for details. Free

HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM SHOW: THE ALIEN WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
Date: December 3 & 10, 2022
Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: The Ward Beecher Planetarium – Youngstown State University
100 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44555
wbplanetarium.org

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. 

WINTER NIGHTS 
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Dates: Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 and 31, 2022
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens
123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, Ohio
millcreekmetroparks.org

Take a frosty evening stroll in Fellows Riverside Gardens at this year’s Winter Nights! The garden grounds will be adorned with dazzling light displays that are sure to spark some holiday joy in all our visitors. Stop in the Davis Center and enjoy our 50 Winter Celebration trees, purchase snacks and refreshments in the Garden Café by Kravitz, or grab some festive décor at the Shop in the Gardens. Free.

TEA WITH SANTA
Dates: December 4, 11, 18, 2022
Time: Noon-2pm
Location: Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room
114 S. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406
330.533.4749 |  piccadillytearoom.com
Reservations required.

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM 
Dates: December 10-11, 2018
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield
website

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.

TEA WITH BUDDY THE ELF
Dates: December 11 & 18, 2022
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room
114 S. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406
330.533.4749 |  piccadillytearoom.com
Reservations required.

 

MIRACLE ON EASY STREET – Easy Street Productions
Dates: December 16-18, 2022
Time: Fri – Sat 7:30 pm- Sun 2:30 pm
Location: DeYor Performing Arts Center
260 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, OH
For more info click here.

 

For visitor information visit
Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

MEDINA COUNTY – NEOH

Castle Noel Medina Ohio

CASTLE NOEL
Location: 260 S. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256
330.721.NOEL (6635) | castlenoel.com

 Castle Noel celebrates 10 Years of fantastic fun with awe-inspiring animated windows, holiday-themed installations, and the long-awaited expansion of the “Enchanted Toyland Experience” If you’re a Christmas aficionado or young at heart, there is no place better than Castle Noel, America’s Largest Christmas Entertainment Attraction housing authentic costumes and props from holiday classics like Christmas Vacation, Elf, and The Grinch. But, there’s more than film fandom featured here. The 90-minute interactive tour winds through an array of dazzling displays and award winning holiday windows from New York, Chicago, and Canada.

CLICK HERE to read more.


WADSWORTH CANDLIGHT WALK
Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Downtown Wadsworth, OH
mainstreetwadsworth.org

You can take a horse and carriage ride, watch the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, visit Santa, view ice sculptures, win the raffle and sample the delicacies on offer.

MEDINA CANDLELIGHT WALK
Dates: November 18-20, 2022
Location: Historic Medina Square
Medina, OH
mainstreetmedina.com

Friday- Sunday, November 18-20, 2022 Friday, Nov 18, 11am-9pm, Saturday, Nov 19, 11am-9pm, Sunday, Nov 20, 11am-6pm (details at www.mainstreetmedina.com) The holiday season kicks off November 18-20, 2022, as Main Street Medina, the City of Medina, and title sponsor, Root Candles, presents the 38th annual Medina Candlelight Walk. This annual, three-day event, always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, features a community Christmas tree and district lighting, live choral entertainment, an outstanding Holiday Parade of Lights, fireworks, visits with Santa Claus, and great shopping, and a 5k Fun Run by Second Sole. Free admission

A MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS
Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Downtown Wadsworth, OH
mainstreetwadsworth.org

CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY 
Dates: December 10-11, 2022
Location: Valley City, OH
christmas.valleycity.org

This is a FREE family event that includes:
5K Race/Mile Fun Run/Dog Walk, Kids Scaavenger Hunt Holiday Market w/ 40+ vendors, Kids Zone, Holiday Parade, Tailgate Tent, Chili Cook Off, Storytime with Mrs. Claus.

MEDINA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY
Dates: November 25-27, Dec, 2-4, 9-11, 16-25, 2022
Times: Sunday – Thrusday 6pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 6pm-10pm
Location: Medina County Fairgrounds
720 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH
medinaohiofair.com

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.

 

For visitor information visit Medina County Convention & Visitor Bureau

 

 

OTTAWA COUNTY – NEOH

LIGHTS ON THE NORTHCOAST
Dates: November 5-January 8, 2022
Time: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm || Friday – Saturday 5pm-10pm
Location: Watering Hole Safari and Water Park, at Monsoon Lagoon, 1530 S. Danbury Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452
lightsonthenorthcoast.com

Tickets available online or at the ticket window.

 

PORTAGE COUNTY – NEOH

KENT FLEA HOLIDAY SHOWS
Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 10 am – 4pm
Locations: Kent Masonic Center and First Christian Church
(across the street)
Addresses: 409 W. Main St., Kent
335 W. Main St. Kent
For more information Facebook event page.


 

SKATING RINKS –

 

KENT SKATES
Dates: November 19- February 26, 2022
Times: Monday-Tuesday – Closed to public, Available for group reservations
Wednesday-Sundays – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: East Street, Kent, Ohio
website
This outdoor ice skating rink is free and open to the public, including free skate rental.

 

For visitor information visit Central Portage VCB

Portage County festival and events.
Sponsored ad.

 

 

 

RICHLAND COUNTY – NEOH

CHRISTMAS AT KINGWOOD
Dates: November 26-December 30, 2022 *
Times:  Thursdays – Sundays, 4-9pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day
Location: Kingwood Center Gardens
50 N. Trimble Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906
419.522.0211 | website

All guests must register in advance.
* Visit website for special holiday event dates. 

MALABAR FARMS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOURS
Dates: December 2-4, 9-11, 2022
December 2, 3, 9, & 10, 5-8pm | December 4 & 11: Noon-4pm
Location: Malabar Farms State Park
4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH 44843
website






 

 

SANDUSKY COUNTY – NEOH

LIGHTS OF SPIEGEL GROVE
Date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
Location: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420

Join us for the lighting of all the festive lights at Spiegel Grove, as well as the large tree in the museum Rotunda. Kris Kringle and carolers will pay a visit. Admission is free. Christmas tours of the Hayes Home and sleigh rides are offered for a fee. Details and tickets here.

 

HAYES HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Dates: December 17-18, 21-22, 2022
Time: 5-9pm*
Location: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420

Make holiday memories by touring parts of the historic Hayes Home in the evening and discover the holiday traditions of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes, from Christmas to their wedding anniversary on Dec. 30 to New Year’s Day. Also experience some of the traditions of later generations of the Hayes family, who lived in the home until 1965.

The home will be lightly decorated for the holidays in a historically accurate manner. Hayes Presidential is focusing on the president and first lady’s traditions this year as part of President Hayes’ 200th birthday celebration, which is from October 2022 through October 2023.

*Hayes Home Holidays tours are offered at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

A Presidential Christmas at Spiegel Grove: Horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides. December 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2022. || 1pm-4pm. Visit website for details.

 

 

STARK COUNTY – NEOH

Beech Creek Gardens

NATURE’S A GLOW at  BEECH CREEK GARDENS
Dates: November 25-December 29, 2022
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Venue: Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
Address: 11929 Beech St NE, Alliance, OH 44601
website

MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM – Holiday Open Hoiuse
Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton, OH
mckinleymuseum.org

Meet Santa, eat cookies, and see the gorgeous decorations in the museum. This event is free for members and costs $5 for non-members. We hope to#holidayopenhouse

A CHILDREN’S VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS 
GLAMORGAN CASTLE
Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: 200 Glamorgan St., Alliance, OH 44601
Facebook event page

The Castle will be open and decorated for tours and photos – Santa & Friends – Goodie bags for the first 100 children.
$10/adult $5/child 12 & under

Quail Hollow Park Holiday Home Tourphoto credit Quail Hollow Park

DECK THE HOLLOW: “THE 12 DAYS OF XMAS.”
Date:  Friday, December 9 – 20, 2022
Time:  6pm-9pm
Location:  Quail Hollow Park
13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville, OH  44632
Admission: $15 per car/mimivan (CASH ONLY)
website

Deck the Hollow Holiday Lights Walk 
Dates: December 8,10,11,16-20, 2022
For more info click here.

WINTERFEST
Date: December 9, 2022
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market
1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH
hartvillemarketplace.com

MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM – Holiday Dinner in teh Street ot Shops
Date: December 9, 2022
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 800 McKinley Monument Dr NW, Canton, OH
mckinleymuseum.org

Join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Dinner in the Street of Shops! Guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner catered by Babcia’s Lunchbox, seated among the beautiful holiday decorations in the Street. Space is limited, so make your reservations today! Cost: $55 for members/ $60 for non-members.

THE NUTCRACKER
performed by The Canton Ballet
Dates: December 9-11, 2022
Times: Dec 9 7:30 p | Dec 10 2pm | Dec 11- 2pm
Location:  Cultural Center for the Arts
1001 Market Avenue N., Canton, OH 44702
330.455.7220 | website

 

 

 

SUMMIT COUNTY – NEOH

 

 

HOLIDAY LANTERN TOURS
Date: December 3, 9-10, 16-18, 20-23, 2022
Time: Timed evening tours. Gatehouse Visitors Center open 5pm-10pm.
Location: Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, OH 44210
halefarm.org

This year our holiday experience will explore the history and folklore of a classic treat – gingerbread! Enjoy a candle-lit tour through our historic grounds, and visit Village residents as they prepare for the holiday season in the 1840s. On the journey, you will hear tales of gingerbread made for kings and canal workers, as sweetheart gifts and charity presents. End your evening in our toasty Gatehouse Visitors Center before a roaring fire with your own sweet treat! *Reservations required for this event.


AKRON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER
and the Ballad of the Brown King
Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: E. J. Thomas Hall
University of Akron, Akron, OH
For tickets click here.

41ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE FESTIVAL
Akron Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
Dates: November 12-19, 2022
Times: see website
Location: John S. Knight Center
77 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308
akronchildrens.org

 

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Holiday
photo credit: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

DECK THE HALL: Gracious Gatherings
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Dates: November 25-27, December 1-4, 8-23, 26-30, 2022
Tour Times: 3-8 PM. Estate is open until 9 PM (new extended hours!)
Location: 714 North Portage Path, Akron, Ohio
330-836-5533 | stanhywet.org

ALL TICKETS ARE PRESALE ONLY.

The estate is decorated with one million holiday lights, and the Manor House decorations are inspired by the theme of Gracious Gatherings. The look is a traditional Christmas —with some whimsy in the mix — for all to enjoy. Traditional: The Music Room will be decorated in red, green and gold, and highlight Gertrude Seiberling’s musical talents. In a departure from previous years, the room will stay fully furnished and holiday dresses from Gertrude and other family members will be part of the display. Whimsical: The West Porch will be filled with animals in tuxes, gnomes taking a bubble bath and a woodland Santa in a forest with a flocked tree. Thirty trees in 19 spaces in the Manor House will be decorated!

WILD LIGHTS AT THE AKRON ZOO
Dates: November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 16-23, 26-30, 2022
Time: 5pm-9pm
Location: Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH  44307
To purchase tickets click here

NUTCRACKER
presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Dates: November 26-27 and December 3-4, 2022
Times: Nov 26 2PM & 7PM | Nov 27 2PM | Dec 3 2PM & 7PM | Dec 4 2PM
Location:  Akron Civic Theater
182 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44308
Tickets

42ND ANNUAL E.J. THOMAS CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Date: December 2-4, 2022
Times: Friday Noon-7, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4
Held always the first weekend in December at
Location: E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH (University of Akron Campus)198 Hill St. Akron, OH 44325
website

Featuring 106 artisans & craftspeople…many of them local
General Admission $5.00, seniors $4.50 and free for children 12 & under Free Campus Parking We will be following the University of Akron Health and Safety Guidelines. Masks may be required again this year.

Community Theater Dynamics of Tallmadge

THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS
presented by: Dynamics Community Theater of Tallmadge
Dates: Dec 9 & 10, 2022
Time: 7pm both nights
Location: Tallmadge High School Auditorium 140 N Munroe Rd Tallmadge, OH 44278
Admission: $14/adults and $12/child/students/senior citizen
Contact: Dynamics Theater at dynamicstheater.org

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Have you ever wondered just where Santa Claus came from? L. Frank Baum knew. The same man who created The Wonderful Wizard of Oz lets us in on his secret: the story of Saint Nicholas as told to him by Necile, the nymph who found Claus and raised him as her own in the world of Knooks, Faeries, Ryls and, yes, even the dreaded Awgwas. “Beware the Awgwas,” Necile warns Claus. “they hide under beds to frighten human children!”

And so Claus decides he must leave the world of the Immortals and live among the humans, making toys to make children happy. He gets help from Jack Frost, who shows him the Frost Gale, allowing Claus and his sleigh to fly, and from two runaway Knooks, Lem and Barlo, who want to hear the children laugh.

This delightful tale answers once and for all how Santa Claus made the first toy, why he climbs down chimneys and, most of all, how he learned to laugh that great “Ho, ho, ho.”

Performance Dates: December 9th and 10th, 2022 | Performance Times: 7:00pm | Directed by Pat Stupi

BOOM! Theater Presents: Scrooge the Musical
Dates: December 2, 3, 9,10, 16 & 17, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Knight Stage, The Civic Theater
182 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
akroncivic.com

21ST ANNUAL SUGAR PLUM TOUR OF HOLIDAY HOMES
Date: Live Tour December 4, 2022
Virtual Tour: December 10 & 11, 2022
Location: Greater Akron, Ohio
.sugarplumtour.org

SPARKLY BOWS AND MISTLETOE  –
Nostalgic Holiday Harmony
Dates: December 18, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Knight Stage, The Civic Theater
182 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
akroncivic.com


 

SKATING RINKS –

 

THE HUNTINGTON BANK ICE SKATING RINK – LOCK 3
Ohio’s largest seasonal ice skating rink
Dates: November 25th – February, 2023
Location:  State St. Bridge & Canal Park Stadium, Downtown Akron, OH
Visit website for additional information.

CITY OF CUYAHOGA FALLS ICE SKATING RINK
Dates:
Location: Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Ice Skating Rink
2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

 

 

 

TRUMBULL COUNTY – NEOH

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Packard Band | Santa & Mrs. Claus with Dancers
Date: December 4, 2022
Time: 2pm
Location: W.D. Packard Music Hall
1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483
330.393.3628 | website

BIG BAND JINGLE BELL SWING 
The Big Band Sound of Packard & Helen Welch
Date: December 4, 2022
Time: 2pm
Location: W.D. Packard Music Hall
1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483
330.393.3628 | website

 

 

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY – NEOH

The Polar Express Dennison Dpot

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE
Dates: December 1, 4, 8, 11, 2022
Times: Thursday, Dec. 1 6pm
Location: Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
400 Center Street Dennison, OH 44621
Tickets

Experience the magic of Christmas on board the only POLAR EXPRESS train ride in Ohio! Listen to the classic story by Chris Van Allsburg and receive a hot chocolate and cookie on your way to the North Pole. On the way back each child will get to visit with Santa and recieve a silver bell from his sleigh. You do not want to miss out on these magical Christmas memories! For ticket pricing and information visit our “POLAR EXPRESS” page by hovering over the Events tab or calling our ticket agents at 740.922.6776. To purchase Coach tickets click here.

 

CHRISTMAS IN ZOAR
Dates: December 3-4, 2022
Time: Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday 12pm-4pm.
Location: Zoar Village
The Zoar Store & Visitor’s Center
198 Main St., Zoar, Ohio 44697
historiczoarvillage.com

Tour the village in all of its Christmas splendor. The village will be decked out for the holiday season. Self-guided tours will be available. Extended shopping opportunities can be found at the Zoar store, Bakery, Bimeler Museum, Gartenhaus Shop, and the Stars of Zoar Co-op as well as some privately owned shops.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place on December 3 at 6pm. Admission is $10/adult; 12 and under are free.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL 
Dates: December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2022
Time: 8pm
Location: Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
325 East Iron Avenue, Dover, OH
Phone:   330.343.7040 | 800.815.2794
website

Cost is $35 per person, $30 for Reeves Museum members.

Due to the immersive and mobile nature of this production, audience members will be required to stand for a significant portion of the 85 minute performance, navigate stairs on multiple occasions, and will, at times, be in close quarters to other audience members.
While this production is family friendly, it does touch on some mature themes and is recommended for children 10 and older.

(Photo courtesy of Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum.)

SANTA COMES TO THE ROUNDHOUSE
Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 8:30 am-Noon
Location: 213 Smokey Lane Rd. SW, Sugarcreek, OH
Tickets – ageofsteamroundhouse.org

“Train ride pulled by one of our steam locomotives to see Santa.”

Our Visitor center will open at 8:30am to begin letting guests inside to check in, purchase tickets, and wait to board our passenger train.

The FIRST train to the Roundhouse to see Santa will leave our Visitor Center platform at 8:50am with follow-up trains leaving the platform periodically throughout the course of the event.

The LAST train to leave for the Roundhouse will depart the Visitor Center platform at 11:30am and will remain at the Roundhouse to pick up any guests that arrive after that time, allowing them to ride the train back after seeing Santa.

This is a “free-flow” event which means that there is no set time to arrive or depart the event.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – SE OH

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TOUR
Date: December 8, 10,15,17, 2022
Time: 7PM-8:45PM
Location: The Castle
418 Fourth Street, Marietta, OH
740.373.4180 mariettacastle.org

Bring the family to enjoy the Christmas decorations of a Victorian home while learning the history and legends tied to many of our modern holiday traditions and decorations during this special evening tour. We’ll take a look at how the Davis family celebrated Christmas in 1888, brought to life through the stories of knowledgeable tour guides, displays, and an art installation, all based on historical research. The Castle will also have a whimsical winter feel made possible by artistic snowflakes provided by local schools and community groups on display throughout the tour. Get your tickets today!

$10 Adults; $7 Kids (age 13 and under); Ages 5 and under free

 

 WAYNE COUNTY – NEOH

SANTA VISITS
Date: November 25, 2022
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Lehman’s
4779 Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44618
800.438.5346 | lehmans.com

Bring the little ones to meet Santa at Lehman’s! While you’re here, take them through the toy barn so they can make their Christmas list full of unplugged fun. Kick off the holiday season on Black Friday at Lehman’s!

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Date: November 25, 2022
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Downtown Orrville
Facebook page.

Kick-off the Christmas season by spending an evening with your family in the charm of downtown Orrville. You re invited to enjoy the holiday sights and sounds while catching up with friends and neighbors at Orville’s annual holiday homecoming tradition. Plan to park and walk to the activities throughout the downtown area. There will be 25 ice sculptures, sponsored by area businesses and organizations.

CHRISTMAS AT THE DEPOT
Date: November 26, 2022
Time: 3-9pm
Location: Orrville Railroad Heritage Society
145 Depot Street, Orrville, OH 44667
orrvillerailroad.com

DOWNTOWN CHRUCHES WALKING TOUR
Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 5-8PM
Location: Downtown Wooster
mainstreetwooster.com

DALTON HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL
Date: December 2-4, 2022
Parade: 2pm
Location: Dalton High School, Dalton, OH
Facebook page.

Downtown business open house on Friday, Events at high school parking lot following the parade on Saturday. Craft show Saturday and Sunday.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE
Date: December 3-4, 2022
Time: Sat 5pm-8pm | Sun 1:30p-4p
Location: Smithville Historical Society & Mishler Mill
381 East Main Street. Smithville, OH
sohchs.org

The village will be transformed into it’s early Victorian Christmas glamor.

THE NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 17-18, 2022
Times: Saturday 2PM & 7PM | Sunday 2PM
Location: Performing Arts Center, Wooster High School
515 Oldman Road, Wooster, OH
wayneartscenter.org

 

 

For visitor information visit
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

WOOD COUNTY – SE OH

 

 

 

 


Ohio Sleigh Rides

McKinley Ave.,