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WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
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Tiffin Winterfest
Tiffin Winterfest @ Tiffin, Ohio
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Experience the excitement of the approaching holidays at Winterfest, a Victorian Weekend in historic downtown Tiffin Dec. 5-7. While browsing through the town, discover the beautiful Victorian architecture. The weekend will offer adventure, art, music, quiet reflection and even a dash or two of romance. Young and old will discover the fascination of the holidays starting Friday at 6 p.m. with the Carolers Walk and the lighting of the Christmas tree that will take place on the Courthouse Square. At the square, ice skating will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m.. Carriage rides will be available in the downtown. Tiffin University Christmas will be held at the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., at 7 p.m. After the tree lighting Heidelberg University students and the New Riegel Co. will perform. Stroll the downtown lit with luminaries and enjoy the many events. Saturday brings more excitement with breakfast with St. Nicholas at Calvert Elementary School Cafeteria or pancakes with Santa at the YMCA. For all the running enthusiasts, plan to participate in the “Run Like the Dickens,” a 5K Race that starts at 9 a.m. at 30 S. Washington St. Ice skating will continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Children can partake in free make-it-and-take-it workshops at the Laird Arcade or visit the petting zoo. The annual Christmas parade will start at 11 a.m. For those that missed Santa at breakfast, they can visit him at the Elks, 106 E. Perry St. from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The carriage rides will continue from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting on Court Street. Another event is the English Afternoon Tea and Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the Old Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Market St. Sunday is packed with more fun-filled events. Ice skating continues from noon until 6 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., “Operation Elf” will take place at The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., this is a community Christmas party. The Tiffin Historic Trust annual Holiday House tour will take place. Visitors can see beautifully decorated houses with different decors. In the spirit of Christmas, guests can walk through the live Nativity on St. Francis campus from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Music Bach’s Concert Series: Findlay String Quartet 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: Findlay String Quartet @ The University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Music Bach’s Concert Series is a free lunch time concert series hosted by University of Findlay in the Alumni Memorial Union Atrium. Community members are welcome to attend! This month the Findlay String Quartet performing a show entitled “Classical Christmas” will be featured. Pack a lunch or purchase one in the Cave, an on-site restaurant located in the Alumni Memorial Union.
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 7:30 pm
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale, along with a brass ensemble, will headline “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert, Dec. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall. The program is designed around a historical structure of Scripture readings and Christmas carols. The readings, taken from prophetic writings about the Messiah’s coming and from the Christmas story, are interspersed with various Christmas pieces. Tickets are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the box office at the Marbeck Center information desk. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, conducts both Camerata Singers, a select chamber choir, and the University Chorale, a 66-voice, mixed ensemble. Accompanying the choirs, and the audience during three carols, will be pianist Ana Yoder Coulter, an adjunct instructor. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, is coaching a unique brass ensemble assembled for the concert. Including university faculty, staff and administrators, as well as students, the ensemble will open the program. Four of its student members will form a brass quartet that will also perform with the choirs, and students from the choirs will serve as Scripture readers.
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Christmas in the Village 3:00 pm
Christmas in the Village @ Mount Blanchard
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Village of Mount Blanchard presents “Christmas in the Village.” Santa and his elves arrive downtown in the parade via fire truck. Children may visit Santa in an historic building at the square in the center of town. At “Santa’s House”, Santa will be sitting in a sleigh from the 1800s. A photographer will be taking pictures of Santa and children for a small fee that benefits beautification projects in the village. At the town hall will be a variety of vendors for Christmas shopping. Check out the many beautiful craft and home items. Also, horse drawn wagon rides, kids’ crafts, music, a live nativity, story telling and food vendors will be on hand!
Celebration of Christmas 7:30 pm
Celebration of Christmas @ Great Room at First Presbyterian Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the season by joining The Millstream Singers and the Old Millstream Ringers at the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church! They will be performing many holiday favorites!
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Christmas in the Village 3:00 pm
Christmas in the Village @ Mount Blanchard
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Village of Mount Blanchard presents “Christmas in the Village.” Santa and his elves arrive downtown in the parade via fire truck. Children may visit Santa in an historic building at the square in the center of town. At “Santa’s House”, Santa will be sitting in a sleigh from the 1800s. A photographer will be taking pictures of Santa and children for a small fee that benefits beautification projects in the village. At the town hall will be a variety of vendors for Christmas shopping. Check out the many beautiful craft and home items. Also, horse drawn wagon rides, kids’ crafts, music, a live nativity, story telling and food vendors will be on hand!
Home for the Holidays with UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble 3:00 pm
Home for the Holidays with UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble @ Van Buren High School
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble presents its annual Christmas concert at Van Buren High School. Admission is free but tickets are required.
Kwanzaa Celebration 3:30 pm
Kwanzaa Celebration @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Dec 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Learn more about Kwanzaa, the seven-day celebration of hope, harmony, and understanding! Learning to give of self through community service and acts of love through hand-crafted gifts. Presented by Elizabeth Washington, a math teacher in Columbus. Multicultural art prints will be available for purchase ranging from $3 to $50. For more information call 419-429-2566. Free, open to all for cultural enrichment education. Donations appreciated. Refreshments served.
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings 7:00 pm
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium | Findlay | Ohio | United States
Enjoy the sounds of the season with Grammy Award-winning singer Sandi Patty, performing Christmas favorites! Sandi is the one of the most awarded female vocalists in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards,five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album “Christmas Blessings.”
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WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
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WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons 9:00 pm
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons @ Alexandria's
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons will bring their original roots rock music to Alexandria’s Gastropub in Findlay on Dec. 12. Ohio native Perley is a dynamic frontwoman who commands the stage with her booming voice and incisive lyrics. Backed by the Howlin’ Moons, Perley is winning over nonbelievers the old-fashioned way: tireless touring and well-crafted albums such as 2014’s Hey Kid. Songs such as the barnstorming hard rocker “Hurricane” and the rootsier, pedal steel-driven “Ghost” are irresistible earworms with indelible choruses. Perley’s band features longtime friends Billy Zehnal and Chris Connor on bass and lead guitar and Jeff Martin on drums.
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The Old Millstream Ringers: Joy of Christmas 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers: Joy of Christmas @ First Presbyterian Church - Fostoria
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Moya Brennan Concert 7:30 pm
Moya Brennan Concert @ Logan's Irish Pub
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of seasonal music from the Emerald Isle, featuring Irish icon Moya Brennan. As lead singer of the Grammy award-winning group Clannad, Moya helped introduce Celtic music to a worldwide audience with an infectious mix of traditional melodies in new age pop. This festive program offers the timeless, soulful atmosphere of her music in a special holiday show of celebration and reflection. Drawling on a rich selection of classic Irish songs and carols, Moya and her band will warm the heart with the spirit of the season.
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WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
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A Christmas Celebration with the Toledo Symphony 7:30 pm
A Christmas Celebration with the Toledo Symphony @ First Lutheran Church
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church in Tiffin will host the Toledo Symphony under the direction of Sara Jobin, Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The symphony will present “A Christmas Celebration,” a program of sacred music, which will include one number featuring the church’s Schantz organ played by the church organist, Curtis King. Tickets can be purchased at the church Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
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FHS Pops Concert 7:30 pm
FHS Pops Concert @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Pops Concert. The theme for the concert is “Looking Back: 30 Years of Making Music” and the orchestra will perform popular selections performed by Findlay orchestra students over the past 30 years. The audience will learn interesting facts about each musical selection. Tim Mattis, director of the Findlay Trojan Marching Band and Pantasia Steelband, will serve as the commentator. Mattis will also showcase his keyboarding skills, performing on the typewriter for the musical selection “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson. Other selections include: “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst, “Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz” by Richard Strauss, “Salute to the Big Apple,” “The Muppet Medley,” and “The Pink Panther” and “Theme from Peter Gunn” by Henry Mancini. This is Pressel’s 22nd year teaching orchestra at Findlay City Schools. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in violin performance from Ohio University. Anita Schaible serves as assistant director.
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WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House 6:00 pm
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House @ St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! After visiting Santa, receive a voucher with discounts, extended hours and specials from downtown businesses.
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