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Discovery Story: Skunks 10:00 am
Discovery Story: Skunks @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Bring the little ones out to learn all about that cute little kitty, the skunk! Recommended for children 3-6 years old with an adult companion. Other aged siblings welcome. Program includes a story, activities and a craft. Same program will be presented each time.
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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Recycled & Nature Christmas Ornaments 6:00 pm
Recycled & Nature Christmas Ornaments @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Just in time for the holidays, join the Hancock Park District to make some “new” ornaments and decorations! Participants will have the opportunity to make a holiday card globe, canning lid ornaments, paint and stamp flag, holiday card magnets, gift tags and more. Register with $5 to make a set of ornaments by Tuesday, December 2.
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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.
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.
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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!
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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!
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.
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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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Animals of Winter 11:00 am
Animals of Winter @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come discover the many ways animals have to survive the chilly winter weather. The Toledo Zoo’s Animal Outreach will feature live animals that are built for the cold and those that sleep through it. Recommended for children grades 3-6. Please pre-register.
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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.
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Wee Ones: Raccoons 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Raccoons @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Recommended for children 3 years old and under with an adult companion. Other aged siblings welcome. Program includes a story, activities and a craft.
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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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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Kids in the Parks: Winter Tracks 1:00 pm
Kids in the Parks: Winter Tracks @ Riverbend Park
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hike on out and join Program Assistant Chris Allen to search for who might be leaving a track to follow. Winter snow can be the best way to track those winter animals that are still out and about. Meet by Shelter 3.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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