Where the action isDecember 1, 2009
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Lima Silver Spurs Square Dancing, 2nd Sat. of month, Westwood Middle School cafeteria, 503 North Cable Rd., Lima, 8 p.m. 419-692-1786.
Tiffin T-Squares, Tiffin Developmental Center, 600 N. River Rd., Tiffin, 8 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sat. of the month. Western square dancing. 419-937-2579.
Bellefontaine Hi-Point See Saws Square Dancing, Masonic Temple, 600 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, 2nd Sat. of even months, 3rd Sat. of odd months, 8-10:30 p.m. 937-592-0571.
Through Dec. 31 - Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, St. Rte. 300 just north of St. Rte. 600, Gibsonburg. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with 20 of the Midwest's best sculptors in an outdoor setting. 419-849-3048 or 419-705-6748 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
Through Jan. 10 - "White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large" and "White House Horses," Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $7.50, Srs. $6.50, C 6-12 $3. A pair of exhibits on loan from the White House Historical Assn. exploring the four-footed residents of the White House. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Nov. 29-Jan. 9 - "Hayes Train Special," Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. An operating model train display featuring six 19th-century-style trains. Included in Hayes Museum admission, $7.50, Srs. $6.50, C $3. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Dec. 3 - Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony, St. Francis Health Care Centre, 401 N. Broadway, Green Springs, 7 p.m. 66 beautifully decorated trees throughout the facility. 419-639-6226.
Dec. 3-5 - Christmas Dinners, Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 6:30-10:30 p.m. An elegant Victorian evening in the home of a U.S. president, featuring carriage rides, entertainment and Victorian feast. Advance payment required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Dec. 4-6 - Victorian Christmas Dinner, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 St. Rte. 4, Bellevue, Fri. and Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. Served in the John Wright Mansion at Lyme Village, this meal features everyone in Victorian attire. The mansion is decorated in Victorian décor. Reservations required. $49. 419-483-1084 or www.lymevillage.com.
Dec. 4-6 - Winesburg Christmas Weekend, downtown Clyde, Fri. 5:30-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with Santa Claus as the grand marshal. Visit a model train display, decorated Christmas trees or have a free horse-drawn trolley ride. The McPherson House and Clyde Museum are open 1-4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 419-547-9194.
Dec. 4-6 - Victorian Weekend, downtown Tiffin, Sat. 5K run 9 a.m., Christmas Parade 11 a.m., afternoon teas, free children's "make and take," Sun. tour of homes decorated for the holidays. 419-447-5866.
Dec. 4-6, 11-13 - A Tuna Christmas, Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont, Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $12, Srs./Std. $10. 419-332-0695 or www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
Dec. 5 - The Voices of Harmony, Pemberville Opera House, Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. $10. Barbershop harmonies with a 30-voice ensemble. 419-287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Dec. 5 - Toledo Symphony Christmas Concert, Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde, 7:30 p.m. $20. All seats reserved. 419-547-0588 or www.communitiesforthearts.org.
Dec. 5 - VFW Holiday Handicrafts Show, Clyde VFW, 847 W. Maple St., Clyde, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 30 crafters/dealers. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 419-547-0850 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
Dec. 5 - Christmas at the Village, Defiance Co. Hist. Society, AuGlaize Village, Krouse Rd., Defiance, 5-8 p.m. 419-782-7255 or 866-387-7882.
Dec. 5 - Appalachian Opry, 20322 U.S. 33, Wapakoneta, 7 p.m. $7. Bluegrass, country music and comedy. 419-568-1220 or 513-607-1874.
Dec. 5 - Lima-Live Singles, Christmas Party, Heritage Elementary School, 816 College Ave., Lima, 8-11 p.m. $8. Meet new single friends. 419-371-5702.
Dec. 5, 12 - A Night in Bethlehem, First Baptist Church of Upper Sandusky, 590 Houpt Dr., Upper Sandusky, 6-8 p.m. A Holy Land adventure for the entire family. Free. 419-927-9405, 567-232-0956.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 - Santa's House, 100 block of North Main St., Clyde. Santa visits his house on N. Main St. across from the City Building in Clyde. 419-547-9194 or www.bpa.org.
Dec. 12, 13 - Dillon House Christmas Special Teas, Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 1-3 p.m. Reservations required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Dec. 12, 13 - Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner North and Rawson Ave., Fremont, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 200 vendors. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Dec. 12, 13, 27 - Christmas of Yesteryear Tour, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 St. Rte. 4, Bellevue, Sat. 1-9 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Decorated in typical 1800s Christmas décor with candlelight and lanterns. Music, re-enactors and refreshments are on hand. This event is weather dependent. $5, C $3. 419-483-4949 or www.lymevillage.com.
Dec. 17 - Tea at the Holderman House, Sandusky County Historical Society Museum, 514 Birchard Ave., Fremont, 1-3 p.m. Enjoy our special Holderman House Tea Blend along with an assortment of sweets and savories in the ambience of a beautiful Victorian-era home. $10 donation. Reservations required. 419-684-9184 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
Dec. 26-31 - Sleigh Carriage Rides through Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. We have enough hot chocolate to quench an elephant's thirst! 614-645-3550 or 800-666-5397.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights, Homerville Community Center, St. Rte. 301, Homerville, 2nd and 4th Sat. each month, 7-11 p.m. 330-416-2222.
Bluegrass Music, A-B-H Bluegrass Hide-Away, 850 Fitchville River Rd. S., New London. Fri. and Sat. jamming; doors open 6 p.m. Bands 2nd Sat. of month. 440-225-5863 or 419-929-2400.
Bluegrass Jam Session, Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Rd., Medina, Friday nights, doors open 5:30 p.m., music 7-11 p.m. $2. 330-725-6176 or www.lafayetteumc.net.
Bluegrass Music, Valley College Grange, 2411 Shreve Rd., Wooster. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6:30 p.m. $5. Every 3rd Sat. through Apr. 606-483-0416.
Through Dec. 11 - Winter Fine Art and Craft Exhibit and Sale, Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria. Regional artists present fine arts and crafts on sale for the holiday season. 800-334-1673 or www.lorainccc.edu/stocker.
Through Dec. 30 - Holiday Lights, Carlisle Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, Sun.-Thur. 6-9 p.m.; Fri., Sat., Sun. 6-10 p.m. Classic holiday movies and music will also be playing. Admission: one canned food item to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. www.loraincountymetroparks.com.
Through Apr. - Live Bluegrass Music, Landon Walker and Southern Grass, Valley Grange Hall on St. Rte. 226 off of St. Rte. 3, south of Wooster, 5:30 p.m. $5. Appearing every 3rd Sat. 606-483-0416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 3 - Fresh Wreath and Centerpiece Workshop, Days of Yore Herb and Flower Farm, 42925 Jones Rd., Wellington, 2 and 6 p.m. Reservations are required. 440-647-2045 or www.daysofyoreherbandflowerfarm.com.
Dec. 4 - Holiday Craft Show, Allen Community Hospital, 200 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, 8 a.m.-
3 p.m. Poinsettia sale by hospital auxiliary. 440-775-1211.
Dec. 4 - Old Fashioned Christmas, Main St., Grafton, 6-10 p.m. Carolers, holiday shopping, ice sculpturing, horse and sleigh rides, children's activities and pictures with Santa. 440-926-2401 or www.shopgrafton.com.
Dec. 4 - Miracle on Main Street, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., 6 p.m. parade. Tree lighting and the arrival of Santa, activities at the Community Center. 440-984-6709 or www.mainstreetamherst.org.
Dec. 4, 5 - Youth Christmas Musical, Olde Towne Hall Theatre, 36119 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, 8 p.m. A performance by youngsters from 2nd grade through high school. 800-334-1673 or www.oldetownehalltheatre.com.
Dec. 4, 5 - Rick and Jim's Big Christmas Show, 144 N. Broadway, Medina, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Family show, comedy, singing, dancing. 330-635-8691.
Dec. 4-6 - Christmas Candlelight Walk Weekend, French Creek District, Avon. Old-fashioned Christmas with shopping, caroling, craft show and Santa. 800-334-1673 or www.frenchcreekdistrict.org.
Dec. 4-6 - A Modern Christmas Carol, Skyview Lodge, 336 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, Fri.-Sat. doors open 5:30 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m.; Sun. doors open 2 p.m., showtime 3 p.m. Admission. 330-225-8345, www.brunswickact.org.
Dec. 5 - North Ridgeville's Christmas Tree Lighting, South Central Park, 7307 Avon Belden Rd., N. Ridgeville. Tree lighting and visit with Santa at South Central Park. 800-334-1673 or www.nridgeville.org.
Dec. 5 - Jamie's Flea Market Christmas Special, 46388 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, 8 a.m.-
4 p.m. Free pictures with Santa 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hourly gift certificate drawings. 200 inside vendors (outside vendors weather permitting). 800-334-1673 or www.jamiesfleamarket.com.
Dec. 5 - The Christmas Tree Ship, Exchange Park, Vermilion, 11 a.m. A legendary nautical tradition. 440-963-0772 or www.vermilionohio.com.
Dec. 5, 6 - Dalton Holiday Festival, Wayne Co. In addition to the Fireman's Ham Dinner, there's a holiday parade, juried craft shows, entertainment and plenty of activities for kids. 330-264-1800.
Dec. 5, 6 - Old Fashioned Holiday, Vermilion River Reservation, Sat. 4-8 p.m., Sun. 2-6 p.m. Free horse-drawn carriage rides, food, live music, Bacon House tours, pioneers in full costume. 440-967-7310 or www.loraincountymetroparks.com.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 - Breakfast with Santa, Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, seatings at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. Tickets: 330-225-5577, www.maplesidefarms.com.
Dec. 6 - YWCA Holiday Home Tour, five homes in Medina County and lunch at Boyert's, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 330-722-2020.
Dec. 6 - Winter Concert, Medina High School, 777 E. Union St., Medina, 3 p.m. Presented by Medina Chorus. www.medinachorus.com.
Dec. 6 - Christmas Xtravaganza, Community Ctr., Fgds., 735 Lafayette, Medina, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 330-948-4400, www.conraddowdell.com.
Dec. 6 - Holiday Home Tour, Oberlin. Sponsored by Allen Community Hospital Auxiliary. 1-5 p.m. $10. 440-775-1211.
Dec. 6 - Tree of Remembrance, Victory Park, Vermilion, 1 p.m. Special tree-decorating ceremony to remember lost loved ones. 440-967-4477 or www.friendsofharbourtown.com.
Dec. 6, 13 - Victorian Homecoming, Medina County Historical Society, John Smart House, 206 N. Elmwood, Medina, 1-5 p.m. 330-722-1341, www.medinahistorical.com.
Dec. 8 - Christmas at the Village, Wesleyan Village, Elyria, 6-8 p.m. Horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit from Santa. 440-284-9215 or www.villageliving.com.
Dec. 10-13 - Candlelight Holiday Tours, Malabar Farm State Park, Lucas, 5-9 p.m. 1940s-vintage holiday decorations, crafts for kids, refreshments, caroling and entertainment, plus shopping at the gift shop. $5, C $3. 419-892-2784 or www.malabarfarm.org.
Dec. 11-13 - Experiencing Bethlehem, Clear Fork Alliance Church, St. Rte. 97, Bellville, Fri. and Sat. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sun. 2-4 p.m. Experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem and become a part of the live Christmas story. Indoors. Free. 419-886-4333, www.clearforkalliance.org.
Dec. 11-14 - Christmas at the Hollow, Quail Hollow State Park, 13340 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. Tour the historic Stewart Manor, decorated for an old-fashioned holiday. Enjoy refreshments, holiday crafts and entertainment and visits with Santa. 330-877-6652.
Dec. 12 - Swiss Steak Dinner, Church at the Lake, 7824 Lake Rd., Chippewa Lake, 4:30-7 p.m. Admission. 330-769-2266.
Dec. 12, 13 - Medina Gun Show, Community Center, Medina Co. Fgds., 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina, Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $6. 330-948-4400.
Dec. 12, 13 - "Little Town of Bethlehem," Grace Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, 4-8 p.m. Walk-through presentations are every 15 minutes. 440-225-9775.
Dec. 13 - Holiday Homes Tour, Elyria, 3-7 p.m. Visit architecturally interesting homes in Lorain County at the most festive times of the year. 800-334-1673 or www.lchs.org.
Dec. 16 - Community Drum Circle, Common Ground, 14240 Baird Rd., Oberlin, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lose yourself in the power of communal rhythm. Donations welcome. Drums provided or bring one. 800-334-1673 or www.commongroundcenter.org.
Dec. 16 - Holiday Concert, Medina High School Middle Stage, 777 E. Union St., Medina, 7:30 p.m., presented by the Medina Community Band. www.medinacommunityband.org.
Dec. 18, 19 - The Nutcracker, Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, 7:30 p.m. 800-995-5222, ext. 4040, 440-366-4040 or tickets.lorainccc.edu/public.
Dec. 19, 20, 26, 27 - Christmas on the Farm, Bonnie Brae Elk Farm, Wellington, 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. Ride holiday-decked wagon to view elk. Reservations recommended. 440-647-3232 or www.theelkfarm.com.
Dec. 20 - Medina Flea Market, Community Center, Medina Co. Fgds., 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina, Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $3. 330-948-4300.
Muskingum Valley Jubilee, music show, 2nd Sat. each month, doors open 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Newton Twp. Fire Department Auditorium, 5490 Maysville Pike (U.S. 22), White Cottage. $7, Srs. $6. H. 740-385-3340 or 740-385-8655.
Band and Dancing, Linton Community Center, St. Rte. 93 and College Ave., Plainfield, 8-11 p.m. 1st Sat. every month. 740-545-6425 or 740-502-2901.
Marion Hicks and Chicks Square Dancing, Sunny Acres Barn, 4600 St. Rte. 309, Caledonia, 8 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sat. each month. 419-947-6081.
Classic Country Music Show, Liberty Bell Restaurant, 102 N. Broad St., Bremen, Saturdays 4-8 p.m. $5. 740-569-4883 or 740-743-3018.
Pickerington - Friendly Ties Western Square Dance, 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7-10 p.m. Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr., Pickerington. 614-834-8701.
Through Dec. 20 - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Columbus Children's Theatre, 512 N. Park St., Columbus, Mon.-Thur. $9-$21. 614-224-6672, www.colschildrenstheatre.org.
Through Dec. 30 - Fantasy of Lights, Alum Creek State Park Marina, 3615 S. Old State Rd., Delaware, Sun.-Thur. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $10-$15. A two-mile drive-through extravaganza with 125 light displays, including many with animation. Begin the tour at the Alum Creek Marina, which has been transformed into a holiday gift shop for the season. Santa will be on hand until Dec. 24. 740-369-2900, www.ohiostateparks.org.
Through Dec. 31 - Christmas by Candlelight, Marion Co. Fgds., 220 E. Fairground St., Marion. Marion's only drive-through holiday light display featuring animated characters. Wed.-Sun. 6-9 p.m., every night during Christmas and New Year's week. Live Nativity Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. $6 per car. 740-382-2558.,www.marioncountyfairgrounds.com.
Through Jan. 17 - Quilt National '09, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus. Tue., Sat., Sun. 10 a.m-4 p.m.; Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25, Jan. 1. Innovative art quilts demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. 614-644-9624.
Through Jan. 31 - Exhibit: Chihuly XIV, Hawk Galleries, 153 E. Main St., Columbus. Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free. The 14th major exhibit at Hawk Galleries of work by Dale Chihuly, featuring the last available Chihuly chandelier created using Waterford crystal. 614-225-9595, www.hawkgalleries.com.
Through Jan. 3 - Wildlights, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, Sun.-Thur. 5-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. $10, Srs./C 2-9, $7. Parking $5. We've decked the halls, trees, bushes, everything but the animals to help make the holidays memorable. 614-645-3550 or 800-666-5397 or www.columbuszoo.org.
Through Jan. 3 - Holidays at the Conservatory, Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed. until 8 p.m. Open Mon., Dec. 28, and New Year's Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7.50, Srs./Std. $6, C $4. Nearly 100 poinsettia varieties and the traditional poinsettia tree set the stage for the annual gingerbread house competition, candlelight nights and holiday break activities for families. 614-645-8733, 800-214-TREE, www.fpconservatory.org.
Dec. 1, 8 - Bob Hope's Tea, Davis-Shai House, 301 Central Parkway, Heath, 1 p.m. $13.95. There's no more fitting way to end a year celebrating Ohio's heritage and the beautiful Christmas season than with Ohio's own Bob Hope. Reservations. 740-788-8942 or www.davisshaihouse.com.
Dec. 2-Jan. 1 - State Auto Christmas Display and Life-sized Nativity, State Auto Insurance Companies, 518 E. Broad St., Columbus. Lighted weekdays 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., later on weekends. Choir performances Sat. and Sun. at 7 p.m. 614-464-4946 or www.stateauto.com/christmas.
Dec. 3 - Sights and Sounds of Christmas, walking tour of downtown Newark. Parking starts at 5 p.m., tour 6 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church. A musical walking tour of eight historic downtown Newark churches. Lamplighters dressed in costume will guide you in luminary-lit walkways with musical performances at each church concluding with warm drinks and cookies. Tickets are sold the night of the event at
churches in downtown Newark. 740-670-7539 or www.sightsandsoundsofchristmas.org.
Dec. 4 - Cherryholmes (Bluegrass)-Lively Arts, Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, 8 p.m. $20 and $24. 740-383-2101 or www.marionpalace.org.
Dec. 4 - Luminary Tour, Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE, Newark, 5:30-8 p.m. Canned food or monetary donations accepted for the Licking County Food Pantry. Visitors Center and North Loop Auto Tour. 800-443-2937.
Dec. 4 - Winter Lights Christmas Celebration and Parade, Grove City Town Center, Broadway and Park St., Grove City, 6-8 p.m. Free. Visit with Santa, watch a block of ice be transformed into a holiday icon, listen to carols from local groups, view the traditional Christmas parade and more. 614-277-3050, www.grovecityohio.gov.
Dec. 4, 5 - Christmas in the Village, downtown Canal Winchester, 36 S. High St., Canal Winchester, 6-9 p.m. Free. Horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, children's games and crafts, ice sculptors, electric train display, Christmas carolers, gingerbread house contest, a business expo. A Santa parade 5:15 p.m. each night and activities commence at 6 p.m. 614-834-9727, www.mainstreetcanalwinchester.org.
Dec. 4-6 - Winterfair, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $7. Free return admission any day of the fair. Artists from across the nation will be showcasing their traditional and contemporary crafts, including ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metal, jewelry, photography, sculpture. 614-644-3247, 614-486-7119, www.ohiocraft.org.
Dec. 5 - WMRN Peanut Push, downtown Marion on Center St., 10-11 a.m. Watch people actually push a peanut across the street with their nose. A King and Queen are crowned. 740-383-1131.
Dec. 5 - Christmas Parade, Center St., Marion, 1 p.m. Kicking off the holiday season with bands, ponies, floats and Santa! 740-244-9567.
Dec. 5 - Toy and Train Show, Evers Arena on the Marion Co. Fgds., 220 E. Fairgrounds St., Marion, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $4, kids under 7 free! 740-383-3768.
Dec. 5 - CFA All-Breed Cat Show, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $6, Srs./C 6-12, $5. More than 300 different CFA-registered breeds of cats will be present. Various cat vendors and accessories available, with kittens for sale. 614-644-3247 or www.highlandercattery.com.
Dec. 5 - Teddy and Me Children's Tea, Davis-Shai House, 301 Central Parkway, Heath, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. $14.95. Children ages 5 and above are invited to attend this tea. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Children are invited to bring their teddy and to take home a special souvenir. Reservations. 740-788-8942.
Dec. 5 - Granville Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour, downtown Granville. Features a Living Nativity and numerous musical performances by church choirs and other musical groups, as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visit the museums and enjoy an old-fashioned wagon ride downtown. 740-587-4490.
Dec. 5 - Christmas in the Country, Infirmary Mound Park, James E. Bradley Center, Licking County, 7 p.m. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, a guided night hike, chestnuts roasted over an open fire, local musical groups, a visit from St. Nicholas, children's games. 740-587-2535.
Dec. 5 - Central Ohio Woodturners Winter Gallery, Griswald Senior Center, 777 High St., Worthington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Woodturning demonstrations and display of items created by members. Some items for sale. 614-920-1184, www.centralohiowoodturners.org.
Dec. 5 - Simply Christmas, Wagnalls Memorial Open House, Lithopolis, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pet parade, pet pictures with Santa. Also, the North Pole Express Model Train Display. 614-837-4705 or www.lithopolis.org.
Dec. 5 - Holiday Bazaar, Eastland Career Center, 4465 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $1. 614-837-9843.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 - Christmas Candlelightings, Roscoe Village, Whitewoman St., Coshocton. Share in the tradition of lighting the Christmas tree and participate in lighting your own candle. Enjoy art with Santa, strolling carolers, candlelight tours, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies. 800-877-1830 or www.roscoevillage.com.
Dec. 6 - Coshocton Community Choir Christmas Concert, Coshocton High School, 1205 Cambridge Rd., Coshocton, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $8, C $5. 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio participate. 740-622-3960 or 740-623-0554.
Dec. 6 - Gambier Craft Show, Kenyon Athletic Center, Gambier. 800-837-5282, 740-392-6102 or www.visitknoxohio.org.
Dec. 6 - Handel's Messiah, Mount Vernon Nazarene University. 800-837-5282 or 740-392-6102 or www.visitknoxohio.org.
Dec. 6 - Messiah, Marion Civic Chorus, Palace Theatre in the Pavilion, 276 W. Center St. 740-383-2101 or www.marionpalace.org.
Dec. 6 - A County Holiday Home Tour, Pataskala and surrounding area, 1-6 p.m. $7, family $10. Pick up tickets at Bruce J. Baird Realty, 325 W. Broad St., Pataskala. Features 6 residences, a church and township community center, all in holiday décor. 740-927-9212.
Dec. 11-23 - The Nutcracker, BalletMet, Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus. Dec. 11-13: Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Dec. 17-23: Thur.-Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.-Tue. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $29 and up. 800-745-3000, 614-229-4848 or www.balletmet.org.
Dec. 11-19 - Dickens of a Christmas, Ohio Historical Center/Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, Fri.-Sat. 6-7:30 p.m. $50-$60. Parking $4. The spirit of Dickens comes to life through interactions with characters from his writings. Cooking demonstrations, hands-on crafts, decorations, caroling, readings by candlelight, street vendors. 614-297-2300, 800-686-6124 or www.ohiohistory.org.
Dec. 12 - Buckeye Quarter Midget Racing, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Indoor quarter midget racing for children 5-16 years of age. 614-644-3247 or www.buckeyequartermidget.com.
Dec. 12 - The History of Christmas, Christmas Party, Licking County Genealogical Society, Zerger Hall, 775 E. Main St., Newark, 5:30-8 p.m. Dinner is a potluck! Please bring a $5 gift for exchange. Mary Beth Sills presents "The History of Christmas." Free. 740-344-6237.
Dec. 12 - Victorian Christmas Open House, Davis-Shai House, Heath, 4-9 p.m. Free to the public. House tours, entertainment in a warm events tent, horse-drawn carriage and wagon rides, exhibits, and hot spiced cider and doughnuts. No reservations required. 740-788-8942, www.davisshaihouse.com.
Dec. 12 - Christmas in Morrow County, downtown Mt. Gilead, 1-6 p.m. Parade, crafts, entertainment, sidewalk sales and ice sculptures. 419-946-2821.
Dec. 12 - Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Show, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Ohio's largest combination model train and railroad memorabilia show. 614-644-3247, www.gserr.com.
Dec. 12 - Santa Paws, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, Mon.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $12, Srs./C 2-9, $7. Parking $5. Animals will be given specially wrapped treats. 614-645-3550, 800-666-5397, www.columbuszoo.org.
Dec. 12-28 - Exhibit: Quilts with Soul, Ohio Historical Center/Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, Thur. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $8, C 6-12, $4. Parking $4. Seven extraordinary art quilts from the permanent collections of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. 614-297-2300, 800-686-6124, www.ohiohistory.org.
Dec. 18 - Night Hike, Dawes Arboretum, Visitors Center Deck, 7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE, Newark, 5-7 p.m. Free. Kids and adults are welcome. 800-443-2937 or www.dawesarb.org.
Dec. 19 - Olde Tyme Village Christmas, downtown Bremen, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Listen to carolers in turn-of-the-century garb and harp music. Visit Santa, enjoy a miniature train ride and chestnuts being roasted on an open fire. Christmas parade at 5 p.m. 740-569-9150 or www.bremenvillage.com.
Dec. 19, 20 - Scott Antique Market, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 740-569-9700 or www.scottantiquemarket.com.
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Pop n' Drop, Busby Park, Marion, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Drink hot chocolate while visiting with friends and waiting for the popcorn ball to drop! 740-244-9567.
Bluegrass Music Jam, River's Edge Activities Center, St. Rte. 7, 4-1/2 miles s. of Sardis and 1-1/2 miles n. of Fly, 6 p.m. 1st Sat. of the month. All bluegrass, old-time country music bands and public welcome. 740-213-3285 or 740-865-2288.
The Ohio Valley Opry, Twin City Opera House, 15 W. Main St., McConnelsville, 3rd Sat. of the month. 740-962-3030 or www.operahouseinc.com.
Paint Valley Jamboree, Paxton Theatre, 125 E. Main St., Bainbridge, every Sat. 7 p.m. $9, Srs. $8. 740-634-3333.
Boomtown Flea Market, 301 W. Market St., St. Rte. 668, Somerset, Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all year round. Spinning wheel and pottery demonstrations. 740-743-9202.
Through Jan. 10 - Dickens Victorian Village, downtown Cambridge. Experience all 60 displays in this public art exhibition as you take a stroll amid Cambridge's charming streetscape. 800-933-5480 or www.dickensvictorianvillage.com.
Through Jan. 10 - Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Light Show, Guernsey County Courthouse, Cambridge. 33 animated light displays and 15,000 lights outline the building. 800-933-5480 or www.dickensvictorianvillage.com.
Dec. 4 - Selby General Hospital's Christmas Bazaar, 1106 Colegate Dr., Marietta, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. 740-373-6277.
Dec. 4-6 - French 500 Flea Market Holiday Bazaar, Gallia Co. Jr. Fgds., 189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Fri., Sat., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 740-446-4120.
Dec. 4, 11, 18 - Pennyroyal Opera House (off I-70 at Exit 198), Fairview. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the cafeteria, and show starts at 7 p.m. $12. Dec. 4: Blue Moon Rising, Dec. 11: The Grascals, Dec. 18: Rarely Herd/Chestnut Hill. 740-695-6291 or www.pennyroyaloperahouse.com.
Dec. 5 - Old Cambridge Conservation Association "Holiday Tour of Homes," various locations, Cambridge. Tour some of the most lovely homes, businesses and churches in our area, all decorated for the holidays. 1-5 p.m. $10. Advance tickets at Penny Court Mall, The Towne House and Orme Hardware. 740-439-3501.
Dec. 5 - Christmas Craft Fair, Noble Senior Center, 615 North St., Caldwell, all day. 740-732-2388, 740-439-5272 or email@example.com.
Dec. 5 - Christmas Village Craft Show, The Betsey Mills Club, 300 Fourth St., Marietta, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 donation. 740-373-1869.
Dec. 5 - Victorian Tea, Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front St., Marietta, 2-4 p.m. $10. Reservations required. 740-373-5522.
Dec. 5 - Christmas Parade, 16 State St., Gallipolis. 740-446-0596 or www.galliacounty.org.
Dec. 5 - Ohio Valley Symphony - Holiday Concert, Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis, 8 p.m. 740-446-2787 or www.ohiovalleysymphony.org.
Dec. 5 - Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Brown Chapel, Muskingum College, 3:30 p.m. 740-826-8197 or www.seoso.org.
Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13 - Byesville Scenic Railway, 2nd St. Depot, Byesville. All-aboard for a trip back in history as passengers are transported in time to the days when coal mining was king in Guernsey County. $12, C $9. 800-933-5480, 740-432-2022.
Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 - Santa Train, Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 W. Canal St., Nelsonville, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $16, C $12, Srs. $14. Santa talks with each child during train ride. 800-967-7834 or www.hockingvalleytrain.com. H.
Dec. 11 - Lowell PTO Christmas Craft Show, Lowell Elementary, Marietta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $1. 740-896-3515.
Dec. 12 - Victorian Christmas Tea, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta, 2-2:45 p.m., 3-3:45 p.m. $10. 740-373-4180.
Dec. 12 - Christmas in Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, 19852 St. Rte. 664 S., Logan, 5-7 p.m. Candlelit stroll to Ash Cave, refreshments, a bonfire, carolers, Santa and tree decorated for wildlife. 740-385-6841.
Dec. 12 - Victorian Christmas Tea, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta, 2 and 3 p.m. $10. 740-373-4180.
Dec. 12 - YMCA - Breakfast with Santa, Brighter Day Restaurant, 211 Second St., Marietta, 7:30-10 a.m. $5. 740-373-2250.
Dec. 12, 13 - The Six Who Were There, Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre, 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis. 740-446-2787 www.arieltheatre.org.
Dec. 12, 13 - Christmas with the Cambridge Singers, Scottish Rite Auditorium, Cambridge. $10. This performance includes a blend of energetic choreography, colorful set designs and costumes, melodic narration and Christmas music. 740-435-0099.
Dec. 19 - Edge of Appalachia Christmas Bird Count, Edge of Appalachia, West Union. Contact: Chris Bedel, Cin. Mus. Center's Edge of App., firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-544-2880.
Dec. 20 - Winter Solstice "Lighting the Serpent," sunset. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Serpent Mound. Help volunteers light 900 luminary candles that will outline the effigy mound (21st as a rain date). 937-205-0094.
Dec. 20 - Holiday Salon Series, J.S. and the Beach Boys, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. $15, Std. $10, members $12.50, 3-5 p.m. 740-373-4180.
Dec. 22, 23 -Sweetapple Farm Live Nativity Scene, 149 Sweetapple Rd., Vincent, 6-9 p.m. Donation. 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. 740-678-7447.
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Train, Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, train departs at 10:30 p.m. Celebrate the New Year with a train ride, a big bang, fireworks and lots of fun. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early. Reservations required. 800-967-7834.
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Gospel Sing, Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Nondenominational, free will offering. Coffee and cold drinks provided. 740-432-3787 or visit www.gospeljubilee.org.
Through Dec. 31 - A Toy Exhibit, Clinton Co. History Center, 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington, Wed.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. $5 for nonmembers. A collection of toys spanning 100 years. 937-382-4684.
Through Dec. 31 - "Simply Quaker: Women in Plain Dress," Clinton Co. Fgds., 958 W. Main St., Wilmington, Wed., Thur., Fri. 1-4 p.m. $5 for nonmembers. Features articles of clothing worn by Quaker women between 1840 and 1900. 937-382-4684.
Dec. 4 - Christmas on the Green, downtown Piqua, 6-9 p.m. Food booths, shopping opportunities, a strolling Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, bonfires and more. 937-773-9355.
Dec. 4 - Candlelight Open House, Bear's Mill, 8 miles east of Greenville on U.S. Rte. 36, 6-10 p.m. 937-548-5112.
Dec. 4, 5 - Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk, Main Street, Williamsburg, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. Carolers, petting animals, Santa Claus, raffles, bake sales, crafts, fire engine and carriage rides. 513-724-6107.
Dec. 4-19 - Santa's Holiday in the Park, James Ranch Park, Xenia, 6:30-9 p.m. Free admission. $1 parking donation suggested. Visit with Santa. Take a wagon ride with thousands of lights, holiday displays and music. 937-562-7440.
Dec. 5 - Yellow Springs Holiday Festival, Yellow Springs. Carriage rides, music, entertainment. 937-767-2686 or www.yellowspringsohio.org.
Dec. 5 - Holiday Tree Lighting and Open House, Miami Twp. Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Dr., Milford, 4-8 p.m. 513-248-3725 or www.miamitwpoh.gov.
Dec. 5 - Historic Lebanon's Christmas Festival and Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade, downtown Lebanon, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Horse-drawn carriage parade at 1 p.m. Candlelit parade at 7 p.m. 513-932-1100.
Dec. 5, 6 - Christmas in the Village,
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