COATS FOR CARING, Saturday Dec 7, 11 am-2 pm, Sandusky Mall Center Entrance, presented by Mix 102.7 WCPZ, Coast Country 100.9 WMJK, 1450am WLEC, and Vacationland Federal Credit Union. The VLFCU cuBe will be in the center entrance of the Sandusky Mall, collecting coats, hats, scarves, gloves and other warm apparel for adults and children. Items will be cleaned by The Laundry Center on Perkins Ave. in Sandusky, and distributed to needy families by Jobs and Family Services Offices in Erie and Huron County.
NORTHERN LIGHTS AND WINTER BRIGHTS, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, downtown Sandusky, with a holiday light display, through Dec 31, 5-10pm nightly.
FIRELANDS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, 5-10 pm nightly Nov 29 through Dec 31, Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, featuring displays from over 30 local, non-profit organizations. Hayrides on Friday Nov 29, or Saturdays through Dec 21, 6-8:30pm. Ringing Swinging Silent Auction Friday Nov 29, 6-10pm, with auction items, including a trip to Mexico, and an after-party with Ron Howard and Cruisin’.
GHOSTLY MANOR CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW SPECTACULAR, Nov 29 - Dec 31, 6 pm-12 am, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky. Free choreographed Christmas Light Show plays every 30 minutes.
WINTER WONDERLAND 3D FAMILY WALK-THROUGH, Nov 29 - Dec 31, Sun-Thurs 12-8 pm, Fri-Sat 12-10 pm, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky. A magical 3D trip to the North Pole and visit Santa and his helpers from the comfort of the cozy indoor family entertainment complex. Closed on Christmas Day.
CLYDE CHRISTMAS FEST, Friday Dec 6, 6pm, downtown Clyde, beginning with the annual "Northern Lights" parade followed by the grand entrance of Santa Claus.
HOLIDAY GALA AND WINE TASTING, Friday, Dec 6, 6–8:30pm, Merry Go Round Museum, Sandusky, featuring local wines, hors d’oeuvres, carousel rides and entertainment to benefit the Humane Society of Erie County.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN FREMONT, all day Friday Dec 6 & Saturday Dec 7, downtown Fremont. Saturday features Christmas in the streets, family activities and holiday shopping events.
MAIN STREET PORT CLINTON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS, Saturday, Dec 7, downtown Port Clinton. 10 am-4 pm: Christkindl Market with artists and artisans; 2:30-4 pm: Santa will be available for photos and wishes; 4:30 pm: Christmas parade; and 5 pm: Christmas tree lighting at Adams St. Park.
FIRELANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS SHOW, Sunday Dec 8, 7 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, featuring the Firelands Symphony, vocalist Diane Penning, and local high school choirs.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Tuesday Dec 3, 3-7 pm, South Bass Island Lighthouse, Put-in-Bay
HALOS N HOLLY DINNER SHOW, Wednesday Dec 4, seating at 5:45, Show at 7 pm, 1812 Food & Spirits, Port Clinton
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND COOKIE WALK, Thursday Dec 5, downtown Sandusky
GIFT GALA, Thursday Dec 5, 5-8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre - State Room, with vendors selling art & gifts, plus a canned food drive to help Care and Share.
CHRISTMAS DINNERS AT SPIEGEL GROVE, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, Thursday Dec 5 – Saturday Dec 7.
NIGHT OF COMEDY, Friday Dec 6, 8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, featuring Steve Sabo and Mike Merryfield.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Friday Dec 6, 10 am-12 pm, Follett House Museum, Sandusky
LIVE PERFORMANCE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET, Friday and Saturday Dec 6, 7, 13, and 14, 7:30 pm nightly, The Hirt Theatre at Bellevue Society for the Arts.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER, Friday Dec 6 – Sunday Dec 8, Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue, Fri-Sat 6 pm, Sun 1 pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE OF MR. SCROOGE BY THE COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE, Friday Dec 6, 6-8:30 pm, Ida Rupp Library, Port Clinton. A free show.
LIVE PERFORMANCE OF SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD, Saturday Dec 7, 2 & 7:30 pm, Sandusky State Theatre.
DOWNTOWN MARBLEHEAD MERCHANTS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Saturday Dec 7 - Sunday Dec 8, 11 am-4 pm.
CRAFT SHOW, Saturday Dec 7, 10 am-3 pm, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton
ELMORE FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, Saturday Dec 7, 9 am-5:30 pm, Elmore Historical Society Barn, with Santa arriving by fire truck, and a cookie and candy contest and craft show.
COOKIE WALK, Saturday Dec 7, 10 am-12 pm, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Vermilion
OLDE FASHION CHRISTMAS, Saturday Dec 7, 5 pm, Adolphus Kraemer Park, Downtown Oak Harbor, with Santa arriving to light the Village Christmas Tree at the Log Cabin.
LAKESIDE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER, Saturday, Dec 7, 5:30pm - 8pm, Wesley Lodge, Lakeside, with a visit from Santa Claus, dinner buffet and live entertainment. Reservations required.
FREE FAMILY MOVIE: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, Saturday Dec 7, 2:30 pm, Sandusky Library.
CAROUSEL STORY TIME, Saturday Dec 7 and 14, 10 & 10:30 am, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky
CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK, Holy Angels school gym, Sandusky, Saturday, Dec 7, 9:30-11am.
CHRISTMAS AT THE RITZ, Friday Dec 6, 7pm, Ritz Theatre, Tiffin, featuring Tiffin University's Choirs, Concert Band, Gospel Choir, pop & commercial groups, Dance Team, and the TU Kids Choir, performing traditional and popular Christmas favorites.
BLACK SWAMP BIRD OBSERVATORY & MAGEE MARSH HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Sunday Dec 8, 12-5 pm, W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.
FREMONT FLEA MARKET, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, Saturday Dec 7: 9am to 4pm and Sunday Dec 8: 9am to 3pm.
A HEIDELBERG CHRISTMAS, Sunday Dec 8, 3pm, Ritz Theatre, Tiffin, featuring music from the Heidelberg University choir, chorus, and Chamber Winds.