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Get in the Christmas spirit this year in Findlay. Yes, yes, we know that the 12 days of Christmas come after Christmas, but this is more fun. Can you complete them all?
Click the red titles on each day for more details about that activity.
DECEMBER 14: Donate money or presents at the Forest of Giving
“Share the joy of giving this year by supporting community non-profit organizations in their efforts to help those in need this holiday season. Pick up a gift tag or two from one of the trees in the “Forest of Giving” located near Things Remembered or contribute a gift or make an on-site donation to.” (Source)
DECEMBER 15: Enjoy the lights at Trent’s Christmas Light Show
“Bring your whole family to this computer-controlled light show synchronized to your favorite Christmas music. Nearly 10,000 lights dance to the sounds of the season and you can experience it all from the comfort of your own vehicle. Stop by once, and make it part of your family’s Christmas traditions!” (Source)
DECEMBER 16: Grab a Christmas treat at The Baker’s Cafe
Order some homemade Christmas cookies and grab some lunch from their seasonal winter menu while you’re there. Choose from a Winter Pear Salad, Southwest Hummus Veggie Wrap, Sriracha Chicken Panini, among others and keep warm with their tomato bisque soup.
DECEMBER 17: Shop local at Third Thursday
Shop for Christmas presents, eat at local restaurants, and enjoy the Findlay Christmas atmosphere.
DECEMBER 18: Attend opening night of The Toy Shoppe
“This original musical, and The Marathon Performing Arts Center’s inaugural show, written by Kenny Rogers is one of those rare experiences that will leave you feeling better coming out than you did going in. ‘Shops like this…people like you…you’re a thing of the past!’ Hank Longley is told. He’s losing his toy shop to big business, progress, and a fast-paced, changing world. But he’s hanging on with his group of kids and a bit of magic in a place where the little things are important. It’s a place where it’s ok to slow down and appreciate the values handed down from generation to generation.” (Source)
If you can’t score tickets, try ice skating at The Cube!
DECEMBER 19: Take a ride on the North Pole Express
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation hosts the North Pole Express every year. Take a ride on the Christmas-bedecked train all the way to the North Pole. You may even find Santa and Mrs. Claus. Just be sure to swing by the the NWORRP gift shop to learn more about the train’s history.
Rides will take place Friday and Saturdays 5 – 9 p.m. and Sunday 5 – 8 p.m. Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 years old and younger.
DECEMBER 20: Go See the Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
“In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday favorite.” (Source)
DECEMBER 21: Visit Santa at WinterFest
“Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! Make sure to join in on these great Hancock County traditions!” (Source)
Take a look at our list of holiday displays and map out your route! The list is constantly being updated so be sure to check back often. If you think your house should be on the list, give us a shout out and we will be happy to add it.
DECEMBER 23: Volunteer at the Gift Wrapping Booth
“The American Red Cross of Hancock County Holiday Gift Wrap Booth will be open at the Findlay Village Mall throughout December. Volunteers wrap gifts for holiday shoppers for donations to benefit the Red Cross. This is a fun activity for family, friends and offices. Sign up today and help us wrap up the holidays!” (Source)
Spread the spirit of Christmas by baking sweet treats and sharing with those closest to you, literally. If you need some ideas on what kind of cookies to bake, check out our Pinterest board dedicated solely to the treats of the season. Afterwards, you and the fam can attend one of the many church services happening in the area.
DECEMBER 25: Spend time with Family
Eat, drink and be merry with the ones you love most and enjoy this special day!
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