Holiday Hulabaloo: 2018

. December 1, 2018.
Holiday Hulabaloo

Daily through December 20
Kaleidoscope Christmas Tree Farm

4-6pm Monday-Friday
10am-6pm Saturday
2-6pm Sunday

Kaleidoscope Farm
14841 CR-54, Rawson | 419-722-1154 |

Find the perfect Christmas tree at Kaleidoscope Farm, a family owned Christmas Tree Farm located just West of Findlay with over 8 varieties of trees to pick from. Choose and cut your own tree. They also offer horse drawn wagon rides, a nativity scene, Santa’s reindeer, scavenger hunt, hot cider and peanuts. These are all part of the Kaleidoscope experience and welcome you and your family to come spend some time visiting the farm and the gift shop.

December 1-30
Upper’s Winter Fantasy of Lights

6-10pm, Friday-Sunday
6-9:30pm Monday-Thursday

Harrison Smith Park
Upper Sandusky | 419-294-3556 |

Since 1997, Harrison Smith Park, just east of downtown Upper Sandusky, is transformed into a fabulous light show for the month of December. Through the volunteer efforts of many individuals, organizations and businesses, the 33 acres are ablaze with millions of lights and a myriad of unique light displays along the drive through the park. A donation of $5.00 per car is requested and proceeds benefit a local charitable organization that is selected yearly.

Northpole Express

Weekends through December 30
North Pole Express

5:30-9:30pm Friday and Saturday
5:30-8:30pm Sunday
$3/adults and $2/children (12 years old and younger)

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc
12505 County Road 99 | 419-423-2995 |

All aboard the North Pole Express! Enjoy a ride on the trains and see the beautiful holiday decorations. Plus, take a stroll in the indoor winter wonderland which will be bigger and better than ever! Don’t miss one of Findlay’s holiday favorites.

December 3 & 4
Storytime with Santa


Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway St. | 419-422-1712 |

Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas stories and songs. Visit with special guest, Santa, in the Lindamood Room for this free event at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

December 7, 15 & 21
WinterFest and Santa’s House


St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
120 W. Sandusky St.

A visit with Santa is simply a “must-do” for little ones this holiday season. While it’s certainly a busy month at the North Pole, Santa will make several visits to Findlay for WinterFest, sponsored by the Findlay Kiwanis. The event is stationed at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and also features horse-drawn wagon rides through downtown Findlay, hot chocolate and sweet treats.

December 7
A Hometown Holiday


Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
200 W. Main Cross St. | 419-423-2787 |

Join the Findlay Light Opera Company for their Second Cabaret at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts! Tickets are on sale for $15-25 and can be purchased via the MCPA website ( or in person at the MCPA Box Office. Don’t Miss out on this exciting show!

December 7
Classic Trends


Feasel’s Home, Garden & Gift Shoppe
2330 Bright Rd. | 419-423-4223 |

Back by popular demand Classic Trends is coming back to Feasel’s Home, Garden & Gift Shoppe on December 7. There will be a Christmas dance party with a ugly sweater contest. Plus the greenhouse fully decorated for Christmas.

Skate with Santa

December 8
Skate with Santa

Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3

City of Findlay Recreation
3430 N. Main St. | 419-424-7176

Visits with Santa don’t have to be the same old thing. Kids can ice skate with Santa on December 8 and also decorate a cookie and make a craft.

Breakfast with Santa

December 9
Breakfast with Santa


Hancock Hotel
631 S. Main St. | 567-271-0020

Be on the nice list and join the Hancock Hotel for a morning full of fun with Santa! Breakfast includes Flying Pancakes by Chris Cakes of Michigan, sausage and juice. Make memories last by taking your own photos with Santa. Handcrafted ornaments by Cobblestone Road will be available for purchase and there will be a kids’ craft table. The cost is $10 per guest and reservations can be made by calling 567-271-0020.

December 9
Season of Joy Concert


First Presbyterian Church
2330 S. Main St. |

Join the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra and its special guests for a Sunday afternoon of beautiful string orchestra holiday music. Free and open to the public. Good will offerings will be taken to benefit the Findlay City Schools Orchestra program.

Findlay Hancock County Public Library

December 11
Teen Christmas Night


Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway St. | 419-422-1712 |

Kids in grades 6-12 can get in the Holiday spirit with Christmas cartoons, snowflake making, Christmas cookies and games. The Teen Christmas Night will be held in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

American Girl Live

December 13-16
American Girl LIVE!

6-8pm Thursday-Sunday
2-4pm Saturday-Sunday

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
200 W. Main Cross St. | 419-423-2787 |

The American Girl characters are coming to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts! American Girl LIVE is an all-new-musical featuring original songs that bring the stories of these beloved historical characters to life. The audience can watch their favorite American Girls follow their hearts and share their dreams in a journey across time. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased online or at the MCPA Box Office.

December 13
Findlay Silver Blades FSC Holiday Show


The Cube
3430 N. Main St. |

Join the Findlay Silver Blades Figure Skating Club for an evening of fun as they skate through Tinseltown. They will be showcasing local skaters in both group and individual skating performances. This show is free and open to the public so grab your friends and come celebrate the holidays with Silver Blades!

December 15
Sensitive Santa at Awakening Minds Art


Awakening Minds Art
317 S. Main St. | 419-302-3892 |

Join Awakening Minds Art for this FREE event geared towards individuals of all ages with sensory concerns and special needs, along with their siblings! No Lines, no stress! While waiting for their visit with Santa, participants can create Glass fusion ornaments, holiday crafts, letters to Santa and even a special sensory gift from Santa!

December 15
Pancakes with Santa


Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
305 W. Hardin St. | 419-422-5415 |

Wake up with Camp Fire on December 15th from 9-11am for “Pancakes with Santa.” Pancakes, sausage and beverage- $5 for ages 12 and up, kids 3-11 are $3, kids under 2 are free. Don’t forget to strike a pose with Santa before he heads back up to the North Pole! There just may be a little surprise for all good little boys and girls.

December 21
Caroling, Caroling in the Plaza


City of Findlay
Dorney Plaza | 419-424-7137 |

Gather around the community Christmas tree and sing in the holidays! Caroling in Dorney Plaza will feature several local choirs singing seasonal favorites. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will preside over the event. Make sure you dress for the weather and bring your best singing voice!

December 22
Jingle Bell Jog


Great Scot
2021 Broad Ave.

Join the 21st Annual Jingle Bell Jog on Saturday, December 22 at the Great Scot on Broad Avenue in Findlay. This timed 5K will take off at 9am with everyone wearing jingle bells on their shoes to celebrate the holiday season! Participants can register by going to the packet pickup at Dave’s Running on Tiffin Ave. between 4-6pm on Friday, December 21 or by registering prior to the race at the Great Scot on Broad Ave. from 7:30-8:45am on Saturday, December 22.