Oct 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
"100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation's First Presidential Library"
Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$7.50/adult; $6.50/senior; $3/child (age 6-12)
The vaults are being opened to show artifacts, documents, and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums. Exhibit begins Oct 1, 2016 and runs through May 7, 2017 (hours vary)

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Nov 18, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Lights Before Christmas
Sun-Thurs 3-8 pm, Fri-Sat 3-9 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)
Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo
$13/adult (age 12-59), $10/senior (age 60+), $10/child (age 2-11)
The dancing lights and 85 ft. Norway Spruce are created with nearly 70-miles of lights. Lots of activities and treats daily for the entire family.

419.385.5721
toledozoo.org

 

Nov 19, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
Lake Erie Love Giveaway
Do you love Lake Erie Shores & Islands? Show it by displaying a Lake Erie Love window decal on your home, auto, or business. If spotted during random street searches you could win Lake Erie Love swag items! Get your free decal at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Centers located on US 250 in Sandusky and SR 53 in Port Clinton.

800.441.1271/800.255.3743
shoresandislands.com

 

Nov 21, 2016 - Jan 3, 2017
Have a Maritime Christmas
Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
The Museum will be fully ‘deck-ed’ out and open winter hours. A temporary winter exhibit will be on display through March featuring Ice Boat and Ice Fishing in Sandusky Bay.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Nov 23, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Christmas Dancing Light Show
6 pm-12 am
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Free
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the dancing light show from the comfort of your warm vehicle! Tune your car radio to 99.7 FM; the light show plays every 30 minutes.
419.626.4467
ghostlymanor.com

 

Nov 25, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016; Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Firelands Festival of Lights
5-10 pm
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
Free; donations accepted
The Festival of Lights is a wonderful, family-oriented, Christmas light display that involves over 30 local, non-profit organizations. Take a drive along Sawmill Creek Dr. to experience the lights and meet Santa!
419.433.3800 ext. 784
facebook.com/firelandsfestivaloflights

 

Nov 25, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017; Nov 24, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
Hayes Train Special, Model Train Display
Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (closed Christmas & New Year's Day)
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, at Spiegel Grove, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (6-12 yrs)

Get into the holiday spirit with model trains that run through intricate Victorian holiday scenes. Press some of the buttons to make the trains and other aspects of the display move.


419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Nov 25, 2016 - Dec 24, 2016
Photos with Santa
Hours vary
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Stop by for a photo with Santa. Please visit website for hours.

419.626.8575
sandusky-mall.com

 

Dec 5, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016; Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016; Dec 19, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
Vermilion Chamber Christmas Tree Lot
Mon-Sat 8:30 am-5:30 pm
The Old Town Hall - "Village on the Green", 736 Main St., Vermilion
All proceeds go to a local charity.

440.967.4477
vermilionohio.com

 

Dec 8, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016; Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
5th Annual Winter Wonderland
Thurs & Sun (drive thru only) 6-8 pm, Fri-Sat (walk-thru) 6-9 pm
Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont
$1/adult donation, children 12 and under are free
Area youth organizations, church, and non-profit groups participate in the Winter Wonderland of holiday lights and displays--a great family event with drive through and walk through areas. Indoor Christmas Tree Forrest and holiday displays, and outdoor holiday display along a driving route. Events are planned during walk-thru hours on Fridays and Saturdays only (Dec 9, 10, 16, and 17), which may include a craft show, horse rides, carolers and other performers, refreshments, kids crafts and activities, and Santa.

419.332.5604
sanduskycountyfair.com

 

Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016
Chateau Tebeau Winery Live Entertainment
7-10 pm
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Dec 9: Mark of Classic Trendz; Dec 10: JD Owen Christmas Show

419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016
Deck the Wreath Trail
12-6 pm
Wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail
$40/person, $50/couple
This is a self-driven winery tour along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail. At each participating winery you will receive complimentary appetizers and samples of wine. You will pick up a 20" Christmas wreath at your first stop. At each winery that you visit, you'll receive an ornament to decorate your wreath. Please call for more information.

440.466.4417
ohiowines.org

 

Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016; Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016; Dec 23, 2016
Santa Claus & Cookie House
5-8 pm
Washington Park, 200 Washington St., Sandusky
Visit with Santa at the Cookie House.

419.627.5886
ci.sandusky.oh.us

 

Dec 10, 2016
Adult Gingerbread Workshop
10 am-12 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
$20/kit
A food workshop just for adults! Assemble this popular holiday treat in the form of an 18” lighthouse. All gingerbread and icing is made in house at the museum. Due to the limited number, pre-registration is required. Lighthouse kit is for ages 12 and up.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Dec 10, 2016; Dec 17, 2016; Dec 24, 2016; Dec 31, 2016
All-Levels Yoga
9-10 am
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr. (off SR 53), Port Clinton
Yoga with Donna Lueke for all levels. Walk-ins welcome. Open to the public.

419.341.4110
bodinbalance.com

 

Dec 10, 2016
Annual Cookie Walk
9 am-12 pm
Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St., Port Clinton
Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Ottawa County.

419.734.5191
hsocpets.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Annual Holiday Open House
12-4 pm
Firelands Winery, 917 Bardshar Rd. (off US 6), Sandusky
Entertainment, amazing food, and world class wines. What could be better on a cold Ohio Saturday? While you're here be sure to get that holiday shopping done with award-winning wines and beautiful gift baskets. There's something for everyone on your list.
419.625.5474
firelandswinery.com

 

Dec 10, 2016
Carousel Christmas Ride-A-Thon
10 am-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky
This is the second annual Christmas Carousel Ride-A-Thon. It is a chance for families to come out and start the holiday season with fun and excitement. Free admission with $1 carousel rides throughout the day with options to purchase carousel ride punch cards. There will be crafts for kids, wood carvers, an ice carver, and a special appearance by Santa. The gift shop will offer 10% off on select items.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Christmas Open House
Canoe Club Wine Bar Gallery, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
An event with various artists and gift ideas, wine tastings, pizza and appetizer buffet, and gift cards. Visiting artists: Newport Dry Goods, LuLaRoe Clothing, Paul Wilford Wood Carving, Premier Jewelry Design, and Kylee Kreations.

419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Dec 10, 2016
Christmas Party with Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils
8 pm
The Clinton House, 106 W. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton


 

Dec 10, 2016
Christmas with Santa
4-8 pm
Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus to celebrate the holiday season...and bring your wish list! Carriage rides and children's crafts also available.

419.433.8487
cityofhuron.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Corduroy Road
10 pm
Jamestown Tavern, 902 W. Main St. (SR 163), Marblehead


419.798.5615

 

Dec 10, 2016; Dec 17, 2016
Festival of Lights Hayrides
6-8:30pm
Sawmill Creek Resort - Mulligan's Pub, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
$6/adult, $2/child, $16/family (up to 6 people)
Take a wagon ride through the Festival of Lights display. Advance reservations suggested.


419.433.3800
facebook.com/FirelandsFestivalOfLights

 

Dec 10, 2016
Firelands Musical Arts Series: "Young Artists from Cleveland Institute of Music"
7:30 pm
Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$15/person; students and children free
Salute talented musicians at this annual concert. Visit the website for more information or season tickets.
419.734.6211
musicalartsportclinton.com

 

Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016; Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
Holiday Train
12-5 pm
Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum, 253 Southwest St., Bellevue
Caboose rides for only $5 per rider. Included with that price is hot chocolate and cookies. Santa Claus will be available to meet with children. Trackside Gifts will be open for your holiday shopping needs.
419.483.2222
madrivermuseum.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Jingle Bell Run
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
Sponsored by the Fremont Elite Runners Club. Begins at Spiegel Grove.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Live Music at Quarry Hill Winery
6:30-9:30 pm
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Featuring Steve Brown

419.588.3179
QuarryHillWinery.org

 

Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016; Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery Shows
Sat-Sun 12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
Displayed works for sale by over 37 area artists and craftsmen. Watercolors, photography, jewelry, pottery, and more.

440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids
9 am-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $1/child (12 yrs and under)
A scavenger hunt relating to Christmas at Spiegel Grove will be available to children who visit the museum on this day. Price includes admission to the museum.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 10, 2016
Steve Brownell
7-10 pm
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton


419.960.7310
1812rosies.com

 

Dec 10, 2016
Winter Family Fun Workshop
2:30 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Create winter crafts with your family. Supplies provided by Pat Catan's. Registration required.

419.625.3834
sandusky.lib.oh.us

 

Dec 11, 2016
Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony
6:30-8 pm
TCF Children's Memorial at Lakeview Park, 1100 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
Free
WWCL unites families who have lost a child as they remember and reflect during the ceremony. Call for event details.

419.308.4690

 

Dec 11, 2016
Dolinar
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead


419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Dec 11, 2016
Holiday Magic
4 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$14-33/person
Back by popular demand, vocalist Connor Bogart O’Brien is joined by Tia Karaplis to perform timeless duets and holiday classics with Firelands Symphony Orchestra. A holiday event for the entire family!

419.621.4800
firelandssymphony.com

 

Dec 11, 2016; Dec 18, 2016; Dec 25, 2016; Jan 1, 2017; Jan 8, 2017; Jan 15, 2017; Jan 22, 2017; Jan 29, 2017; Feb 5, 2017; Feb 12, 2017; Feb 19, 2017; Feb 26, 2017; Mar 5, 2017; Mar 12, 2017; Mar 19, 2017; Mar 26, 2017; Apr 2, 2017; Apr 9, 2017; Apr 16, 2017; Apr 23, 2017; Apr 30, 2017; May 7, 2017; May 14, 2017; May 21, 2017; May 28, 2017; Jun 4, 2017; Jun 11, 2017; Jun 18, 2017; Jun 25, 2017; Jul 2, 2017; Jul 9, 2017; Jul 16, 2017; Jul 23, 2017; Jul 30, 2017; Aug 6, 2017; Aug 13, 2017; Aug 20, 2017; Aug 27, 2017
Life Tree Cafe
6 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton
Free
One-hour short movie followed by sharing thoughts and opinions on topics. Free refreshments provided.

419.732.3161

 

Dec 11, 2016
Santa Hustle!
9 am
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
This is a 5K and half marathon. Runners will be in Santa outfits and volunteers will be in elf costumes! Both courses will include running through Cedar Point.
847.829.4536
santahustle.com

 

Dec 12, 2016
"Charlie Brown Christmas" & "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Movie and Activities
4-6 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free


419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 12, 2016; Dec 14, 2016; Dec 19, 2016; Dec 21, 2016; Dec 26, 2016; Dec 28, 2016
All-Levels Yoga
10-11:15 am
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr. (off SR 53), Port Clinton
Yoga with Mary Leahy for all levels. Walk-ins welcome. Open to the public.

330.858.1890
bodinbalance.com

 

Dec 12, 2016; Jan 23, 2017
Ancestry 101 with Connie
6-8 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free


419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 12, 2016; Dec 19, 2016; Dec 26, 2016; Jan 2, 2017; Jan 9, 2017; Jan 16, 2017; Jan 23, 2017; Jan 30, 2017
Monday Yoga
6:30 pm
Dregenfly Art LLC, 150 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Raja Luna Yoga instructed by Jamie Bishop.
419.656.8445
facebook.com/DregenflyArt.Photography.ArtStudio.DanielleLopez/

 

Dec 13, 2016; Dec 20, 2016; Dec 27, 2016
Chair Yoga Classes
3-4 pm
Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr., Port Clinton
Open to the public.

419.341.4110

 

Dec 13, 2016; Dec 27, 2016
Euchre Game Night
5:30-8 pm
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
New members welcome.

419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 13, 2016
Full Moon Hike
7 pm
Hoffman Forest MetroPark, 8663 Huff Rd., Berlin Heights
Take a hike with the full moon lighting the way!

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Dec 13, 2016
Garden Series: Perennials
2-3 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Presented by Master Gardener, Mary Strayer.

419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 13, 2016; Dec 20, 2016; Dec 27, 2016
Yoga for All Levels
6:30-8 pm
Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton
$10/class
Gentle Yoga class with Linda Green. Bring a mat and wear loose, comfy clothing.

419.635.2337
omnigreen.com

 

Dec 14, 2016; Dec 21, 2016; Dec 28, 2016
All-levels Yoga
4-5 pm
Danbury High School library, 9451 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
419.341.4110

 

Dec 14, 2016
Audra's Wine & Designs: Flower Arranging
7-9 pm
Audra's Floral, 514 W. Oak St., Oak Harbor
$35/person
Fresh, pine wreaths--a seasonal favorite. Meet up with friends, sip wine, share laughs, and learn something new. Fee includes instruction, all supplies, two glasses of wine, and a light snack. Call for reservations.
419.898.1155
audrasfloral.com

 

Dec 14, 2016; Dec 21, 2016; Dec 28, 2016
Bar BINGO
6 pm
The Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar, 5686 E. Harbor Rd. (163), Marblehead
Stop in every Wednesday night for a classic game of bar BINGO. Enjoy food and drink specials while you wait for your BINGO card to fill up.

419.960.7894
theeriesocial.com

 

Dec 14, 2016
Cookbook Club: Holiday Recipes
6-7 pm
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Share a family favorite or try something new. Make and bring one regular-size recipe--enough that everyone gets a taste. There is no need to double or triple recipes. Recipes should be prepared at home prior to the meeting. Recipes books are available on the spinning rack in front of the book sale books in the middle of the library. Please bring your own place setting; refreshments will be provided. The library kitchen has a microwave that can be used for re-heating if necessary.  The club is free and open to the public. Please call the library or register online.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 14, 2016; Dec 21, 2016
Family Fun Night with Santa
4-8 pm
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Enjoy the indoor playground, bounce houses, and skating rink for only $5. With each admission, receive FREE pizza and a pop. Expect a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!

419.626.4467
ghostlymanor.com

 

Dec 14, 2016; Dec 21, 2016
Jazz Night with Mike Lorentz Trio featuring Evelyn Wright, Ray Porello Jr & Greg Moore
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton


419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Dec 14, 2016; Dec 28, 2016
Yarn & Needles Club
5-7:30 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Meet other crafters, learn, and have fun.

419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 15, 2016; Dec 22, 2016; Dec 29, 2016
All-Levels Yoga
5:15-6:15 pm
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr. (off SR 53), Port Clinton
Yoga with Mary Leahy for all levels. Walk-ins welcome. Open to the public.

330.858.1890
bodinbalance.com

 

Dec 15, 2016; Dec 22, 2016
Cornhole Tournament
6 pm
The Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar, 5686 E. Harbor Rd. (163), Marblehead
Blind draw Cornhole tournament every Thursday night.

419.960.7894
theeriesocial.com

 

Dec 15, 2016; Dec 22, 2016
Euchre Tournament
6 pm
The Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar, 5686 E. Harbor Rd. (163), Marblehead
Euchre tournament every Thursday night.

419.960.7894
theeriesocial.com

 

Dec 15, 2016
Gingerbread Houses
6-8 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Create your own gingerbread house out of candies, cookies, and other treats! All supplies will be provided. Registration appreciated; limit 20. Age 3+.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Dec 15, 2016
Open Mic Night with David Lester
7-10 pm
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena


419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Dec 15, 2016
Teen Art Club
3:30-5:30 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their own sketchbook or drawing paper and work on their own creations. Art supplies and sketchbooks or drawing paper will be provided to those without their own sketchbook or drawing paper. Don't like drawing? Coloring books will be available!
419.732.3221
idarupp.org

 

Dec 15, 2016; Dec 22, 2016; Dec 29, 2016
Trivia League w/DJ EJ
7-9 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Bring your team of 2-4 people. Compete for prizes and a chance to win the Ultimate Trivia Trophy!

419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
BSA's First Christmas Madrigal Feast
Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
A new holiday tradition!

419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
Chateau Tebeau Winery Live Entertainment
7-10 pm
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Dec 16: Lance Horwedel; Dec 17: Paul Unplugged

419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
Christmas Open House
12-6 pm
The Castle of Dreams, 4299 W. Fremont Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton
Cookie decorating, shopping in the Treasure Shop gift shop, and more. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Disney Princess Carriage, one-minute shopping spree, or choice of one item from the gift shop.

419.341.9836

 

Dec 16, 2016
Classic Trendz
7-11 pm
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton


419.960.7310
1812rosies.com

 

Dec 16, 2016; Jan 20, 2017; Mar 31, 2017
Corduroy Road
7-11 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Dec 16, 2016; Dec 23, 2016; Dec 30, 2016
Karaoke with David Trent
9:30 pm-1:30 am
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton


419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Dec 16, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016; Dec 23, 2016
Live Music at Quarry Hill Winery
6:30-9:30 pm
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Dec 16: Horseplay Duo; Dec 17: Minor Adjustment; Dec 23: 732 Electric

419.588.3179
QuarryHillWinery.org

 

Dec 16, 2016
Luminary Walk
5:30-6:30 pm
James H. McBride Arboretum at BGSU Firelands, 1 University Dr., Huron
Enjoy hot chocolate and walk around the pond as luminaries light the path. Meet at the welcome center. No pets.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Dec 16, 2016
Movies at the Library: "Finding Dory" (PG)
7-9 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Showings made possible by the Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library. 103 minutes
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 16, 2016
The Lloyd Wredd Trio
8 pm
The Clinton House, 106 W. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton


419.967.9037
clintonhousepc.com

 

Dec 16, 2016
Visit with Santa
6-8 pm
Adolphus Kraemer Park Log Cabin, Church St., Oak Harbor
Free
Each child will have an opportunity to speak with Santa. Be sure to bring the camera.

419.898.0479
oakharborohio.net

 

Dec 17, 2016
Christmas Bird Count
Various locations
Take part in this citizen science project and work in teams to identify and count birds. For more information please email firelandsaudubon@gmail.com.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Dec 17, 2016
Christmas Party with J.D. Owen
5-9 pm
Tipper's, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


419.285.8477
beerbarrelpib.com/Tippers

 

Dec 17, 2016
Hey Monea! Special Winter Show
8 pm
Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay


419.285.1318
reelbar.com

 

Dec 17, 2016
Miss Kitty and the Litter
7 pm
Catawba Island Brewing Company, 2330 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton


419.960.7764
catawbaislandbrewing.com

 

Dec 17, 2016
Paper Snowflake Workshop
11 am-1 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$3/adult, $1/child (age 6-12), age 5 and under are free
From patterns featuring snowmen to dinosaurs and alligators, Mary Gaynier's snowflakes are anything but basic. She will share her tips for creating similar art with a project already prepared for all age and skill levels. Her designs also will be featured with the Hayes Train Special model train display, a Christmas tradition at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 17, 2016
Pizza on the Peninsula
6-9 pm
Rocky Point Winery, 111 West Main St. (SR 163), Marblehead
$20/person
Featuring Sloopy's Pizza and four beers or pizza and three glasses of any Rocky Point Winery wine. Event will feature raffles, giveaways, and win a free weekend at the Red Fern Inn. Reservations required.

419.967.5377
redferninn.com

 

Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
Tour Ottawa Wildlife Drive
Sunrise-Sunset
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile, one-way gravel route begins from the overflow parking area. Entrance gate closes one hour prior to sunset.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Dec 17, 2016
Ugly Sweater Party with the Audiophiles
8 pm
The Clinton House, 106 W. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton


419.967.9037
clintonhousepc.com

 

Dec 18, 2016
Audobon Christmas Bird Count
7 am
441 Mitchell Rd., Put-in-Bay
Meet at 7 am for coffee and directions. Walk the island from dawn until dusk listening, watching, and counting birds.

419.366.2087

 

Dec 18, 2016
Breakfast with Santa
Erie-Ottawa International Airport and Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Have breakfast, catered by the Tin Goose Diner, with Santa among vintage aircraft and vehicles in the museum main hangar. Each child will receive a free printed photo with Santa and a free gift from Santa. Call for reservations.

419.732.0234
libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

Dec 18, 2016
Hall & Ross
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead


419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Dec 18, 2016
Santa Flies into Port Clinton
11 am-2 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport and Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Santa Claus will be flying into Erie-Ottawa International Airport and taking Christmas lists at the Liberty Aviation Museum. Photos with Santa available for a donation, or bring your own camera. There is no charge to see Santa.

419.732.0234
libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

Dec 18, 2016
Slater's Christmas Party Extravaganza
5-9:30 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring the LANCEandJERRYshow and Miss Kitty and the Litter. Open to all ages with Christmas cocktails and eggnog drink specials.

419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Dec 19, 2016
Ladies Night & Karaoke in the Loft
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton


419.960.7546
rosiesbargrill.com

 

Dec 20, 2016
Santa's Reindeer Night
5-8 pm
Washington Park Cookie House, 200 Washington St., Sandusky
Appearances by a few of the winning reindeer of the annual reindeer games. Santa and the reindeer will be available for visitation and pictures.

419.627.5886
cityofsandusky.com

 

Dec 21, 2016
Audra's Wine & Designs: Flower Arranging
7-9 pm
Audra's Floral, 514 W. Oak St., Oak Harbor
$35/person
Make a fresh, pine holiday centerpiece. Meet up with friends, sip wine, share laughs, and learn something new. Fee includes instruction, all supplies, two glasses of wine, and a light snack. Call for reservations.
419.898.1155
audrasfloral.com

 

Dec 21, 2016
MetroPark Walk
5-6 pm
Huron River Path MetroPark, 1805 River Rd., Huron
Feeling cooped up? Let's take a walk and enjoy the winter air.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Dec 21, 2016
Presidential History Book Club
12-1 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
Free
The book club's goal is to focus on reading biographies of U.S. presidents. This month, the club is reading "A. Lincoln: A Biography" by Ronald C. White, Jr.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 22, 2016
American Red Cross Blood Drive
1-6 pm
Holiday Inn Express-Bay Harbor Room, 50 N.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton
Free, long-sleeved red cross t-shirt for those participating at this location while supplies last. Reserve online. Walk-ins welcome.

800.733.2767
redcrossblood.org

 

Dec 22, 2016
Cookbook Club for Kids
6 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Pick up a copy of the current cookbook on display in the children's area. Prepare one of the recipes and bring it to the library along with your family. Enjoy everyone's food and talk about the cooking experiences. Caregivers must remain with their children during the program. Please be considerate of common food allergies such as nuts. Parents will be responsible for what their own children consume. No registration required.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Dec 23, 2016
Annual Christmas Party with Corduroy Road
6 pm
Jamestown Tavern, 902 W. Main St. (SR 163), Marblehead


419.798.5615

 

Dec 23, 2016
Festivus Party
7-10 pm
Quaker Steak & Lube, 5150 Liberty Ave., Vermillion
The holiday celebration, as it was shown on Seinfeld, includes a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole, practices such as the "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength", and the labeling of easily explainable events as "Festivus miracles".

440.967.3724
quakersteakandlube.com/Vermilion_OH

 

Dec 23, 2016
Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$30-60/person
Christmas traditions sparkle and holiday music fills the air, as Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman embarks on his 30-city holiday tour Comfort & Joy. Brickman’s 20th annual holiday tour blends Brickman’s hit original songs along with the best-loved traditional sounds of the season.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Dec 23, 2016
Project Happy Christmas
OHgo, a local nonprofit, will be delivering Christmas shoeboxes filled with goodies, toys, and toiletries to Erie County children in need on December 23 as part of their current Project Happy Christmas. If you'd like to spread some joy this Christmas, pack a shoebox or that sized tote for a child, wrap it, then go to ohgoreach.org to print a label to attach - marking gender and age. Gifts can be dropped off at Faith Memorial Church, Milan Rd. Starbucks, Mikeys Froyo for a $1 off coupon, or Huron Police Department. Thank you for spreading the happiness this Christmas!
419.239.3666
ohgoreach.org

 

Dec 23, 2016; Feb 17, 2017
Rusty "G" String
7-11 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Dec 25, 2016
Holiday Buffet
Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky

Enjoy a Christmas Buffet at Kalahari with friends and family this holiday season. Please check the website for a list of food items. Reservations strongly encouraged.
419.433.5543
kalahariresorts.com

 

Dec 26, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Holiday Sleigh Rides Through Spiegel Grove
1-4 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$3/rider
Ride through Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh, just as President Hayes did. A horse-drawn trolley may be used in addition to or instead of the sleigh depending on demand and staffing.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 27, 2016
Bingo for Books
4:30-5:30 pm
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Erie Islands Library will be hosting "Bingo for Books" each month. Cards and books for prizes are supplied. Come for an evening of fun with lots of great books to choose when a "BINGO" is called.  Refreshments will be served. It is suggested that participants know how to play Bingo and how to read numbers from 1 to 75. Younger patrons may want to have a parent or caregiver stay to assist.
419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Dec 28, 2016
MetroPark Walk
10:30 am & 5 pm
Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron.
Free
Walk through the trails and through the woods. You never know what wildlife you're going to see!

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Dec 29, 2016
Animal Feeding
4:30-5:30 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Come learn how the resident reptiles and amphibians eat.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org