Holiday hullabaloo

FAF Hullabaloo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To make sure you and your family enjoy the season, we’ve picked the best Chirstmas-themed events happening this month. We hope these tidings bring you and your family great comfort and joy!

Dorney Plaza, Downtown Findlay •
Get into the spirit of the holiday season by coming to Downtown Findlay to shop,
eat and enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo and more.
Visit Santa’s house at City Hall. Now through December 20. 6-8pm.


11600 County Rd. 99, Findlay • 419-423-2995 •
Bring your whole family for an exhilarating quarter-scale train ride as the steam
engine chugs its way around the track through a magical winter wonderland of
sparkling holiday lights and festive decorations. Every weekend through
December 29: Fridays, 6-9pm; Saturdays, 5-9pm; Sundays, 5-8pm.
$1 kids 12 & under / $2 adults (price includes one train ride ticket).


2 Hippo Way • 419-385-4040 •
Thousands of lights illuminate the walkways and the animals, creating a unique experience for zoo-goers. Look for other special events throughout the month, like ice carving demos, a visit from the Toledo Walleye hockey team, a Santa Paws gift shop, and more. Zoo-goers can experience the lights every day of December (except 24 & 25): Sundays through Thursdays, 3-8pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 3-9pm. Free kids under 2 / $10 kids under 2-11 / $13 adults / $10 seniors 65 & up (discounts and packages available online).


10000 Bass Pro Blvd., Rossford • 419-891-3900 •
Kids will love the elaborate holiday decor and all the free activities and crafts that
are offered. Through December 24. Monday-Friday, 5-7pm;VSaturdays & Sundays,12-5pm.


525 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky • 419-294-3556 •
For the 17th year, the park is transformed into a wonderful drive thru display of lights.
Through December 30. Monday-Thursday, 6-9:30pm;Friday-Sunday, 6-10pm. $5 requested donation.


Mazza Museum, University of Findlay
419-434-4777 •
The Cherubic Choir will enhance the weekly
Funday Sunday with a special holiday theme. 1:30-3:30pm. Free.


22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold • 800-590-9755•
The flicker of a candle will light the way as a costumed guide invites small groups on a journey to meet
historical characters in various locations. Guests will experience the holiday customs and celebrations of the 1900s. Additional tours take place December 7, 13 & 14. Pre-registration/payment is required.
Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are repeated every half hour from 4-8:30pm.
$12 non-member adults / $7 kids 3 & up.


Downtown Carey • 419-396-7856
The Carey Area Chamber of Commerce presents this holiday celebration with
old fashioned horse and carriage rides, area musical groups, children’s crafts,
lighting of the Christmas tree at the gazebo and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 5-8pm.


Crouse Performance Hall
Veteran’s Memorial Civic & Convention Center
7 Town Sq., Lima • 419-772-1900 •
Bring the family to Lima for the annual Holiday Spectacular featuring carols,
dancing and Santa Claus! Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2pm. $5.


300 East Lincoln St. • 419-422-3174 •
Go shopping for the kids while they have fun. The YMCA provides a movie, games,
and pizza. 10am-2pm. $5 member / $10 non-member.


Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky • 419-294-7037
The entire family will delight at the Upper Sandusky Christmas Parade at 5pm.
There will also be Story Time and Children’s Crafts at the Upper Sandusky
Library prior to the parade starting at 10:30am.


Birchaven Village • 15100 Birchaven Lane • 419-423-5385
Come out and shop for one of a kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.
Items include homemade fudge, hand-crocheted doilies, tree ornaments and more.
Take pictures with Santa from 11am-1pm. 9am-4pm.


Mazza Museum, University of Findlay
419-434-4777 •
The Mazza Museum will entertain children with this fun, holiday-themed story.
There will an optional sack lunch after storytime. 1:30pm. Free.


Van Buren High School
217 S. Main St., Van Buren • 419-434-5335 •
The University of Findlay Christmas Band will perform all the yuletide classics
during a spectacular show guaranteed to supply the holiday cheer. 8pm.


206 Broadway St. • 419-422-1712 •
Children are invited to bring their parents or caregivers to join a special guest
for Christmas stories and songs. A great photo opportunity, too! 10:30-11:30am. Free.


Litzenberg McKinnis House
6100 U.S. Route • 224419-425-7275 •
Join the 1840’s McKinnis family on a candlelit tour of their historic house.
Visitors can also stroll the grounds to experience Christmas in the past,
complimented by local choirs and musicians.
$5 registration fee due by December 12. 6-9pm.


13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green • 419-352-0967 •
Four exhibit rooms come to life with interactive interpreters and family crafts from
the Civil War era to a 1950s Soda Fountain. Also open December 15 & 19.
Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm; and Thursday, 6-8pm.


206 Broadway St. • 419-422-1712 •
Train to be one of Santa’s little helpers!
Special guest Buddy the Elf will teach special elf skills with games and activities.
Open to grades K-4. Must register online by December 14. 10am-noon.