SEASON-LONG HOLIDAY EVENTS:
CHRISTMAS DANCING LIGHT SHOW, through Dec 31, 6 pm-12 am nightly, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky, with a new show every 30 minutes.
FIRELANDS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, through Dec 31, 5-10 pm, Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, with Santa & Mrs. Claus & hayrides weekends. Donations for non-profit agencies who put up displays. Ringing Swinging Silent Auction Saturday.
LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, nightly through Dec 31, Sun-Thurs 3-8 pm, Fri-Sat 3-9 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day), Toledo Zoo, with dancing lights and 85 ft. Norway Spruce decorated with nearly 70-miles of lights.
MAGIC OF LIGHTS, a dazzling 1.5-mile drive-through holiday light show featuring more than 400 spectacular displays from the comfort of your own car. A portion of the proceeds benefits University Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Open nightly through Jan 01 from Dusk-10pm, Victory Park Ohio, North Ridgeville.
LIGHTS ON THE LAKE, Lakeview Park, Lorain, open nightly through Dec 31.
CHRISTMAS LANE IN THE PARK, through Tuesday Jan 02, 5pm – 10pm, Recreation Park, New London.
THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR, evenings through Dec 23, 6 & 7:30 pm, Sandusky Segwave, downtown Sandusky. Tour Sandusky’s festive holiday light extravaganza while traveling on a Segway.
LIVE HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky, nightly 5pm-12am through Dec 25.
A VERY MERRY FAMILY FUN NIGHT, Wednesdays, 4-8pm, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
‘DECK’ORATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm through the holiday season, Maritime Museum of Sandusky.
INTERNATIONAL TREE & MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, with nationality-decorated Christmas trees and model train displays, Black River Transportation Center, Lorain, Friday-Sunday Dec 01-30. Friday & Saturdays 5-9pm, Sunday 3-7pm.
HAYES TRAIN SPECIAL MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, through Jan 07, Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (closed Christmas & New Year’s Day), Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: HALO LIVE! I BELIEVE-A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION OF SONG, Thursday & Friday Dec 14 & 15, 7:30pm, Salem United Methodist Church, Sandusky, featuring five vocalists from across northern Ohio in joyful song.
DRIVE-THRU WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY, Thursday and Sunday, Dec 14 & 17, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. Admission is 1 Non-perishable food item or $1.00/person.
WALK-THRU WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY, Friday & Saturday, Dec 15, 16, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. Admission is 1 Non-perishable food item or $1.00/person.
JINGLES IN JAMMIES!, Friday Dec 15, 10-10:45am, Erie County Board of DD, a fun morning of singing holiday songs! Feel free to wear your holiday pajamas to get into the holiday spirit. Everyone will get a cookie to take home with them.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: LORAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY + CHORAL SPECTRUM CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Friday Dec 15 at 7pm, Carnegie Center, Lorain. Proceeds benefit Choral Spectrum and the Lorain Historical Society.
SCREENING OF A CHRISTMAS STORY, Friday Dec 15, 7pm, Sandusky State Theatre
LIVE PERFORMANCE: A 1940’S NUTCRACKER as presented by Neos Dance Theatre, Friday Dec 15 at 9:45am, 11:45am & 7:30pm, Saturday Dec 16 at 7:30pm and Sunday Dec 17 at 2pm, Stocker Arts Center, Hoke Theatre, Elyria
LIVE PERFORMANCE: ANNIE, Friday-Sunday Dec 15-17, French Creek Theatre, Sheffield Village, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC PROGRAM, Saturday Dec 16, 1 pm, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont.
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS, Saturday Dec 16, 4-8 pm, Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue
HOLIDAY BRRRZAAR & BREW, Saturday Dec 16, 3-9 pm, downtown Sandusky, with music, craft brews, and local merchants featuring vintage and handcrafted goods.
SCREENING OF ELF, Saturday Dec 16, 7pm, Palace Theater, Lorain.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: FRANKIE AVALON, Beach Blanket Christmas, Saturday Dec 16, 7:30, Ritz Theater, Tiffin
SANTA FLIES INTO PORT CLINTON, Sunday Dec 17, 11 am-2 pm, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton. Breakfast With Santa will take place at the museum at 8am.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: TUBACHRISTMAS, Sunday Dec 17, 2pm, Palace Theater, Lorain. A free 44th anniversary presentation of TUBACHRISTMAS, which are presented throughout the world.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: AMHERST ALUMNI CHOIR CONCERT, Monday Dec 18, 7pm, Palace Theater, Lorain.
SANTA’S REINDEER NIGHT, Tuesday Dec 19, 5-8 pm, Washington Park Cookie House, Sandusky, with live reindeer joining Santa for visits and pictures.