Christmas arrives this week, with many area churches hosting special services on Christmas and Christmas Eve. There are still also some light shows going on to bring in the season. If you have yet to find your holiday cheer, check out some of these festive opportunities going on this week to put you in a jolly old mood.
21st Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Putnam County District Library
136 Putnam Parkway
Annual tree festival continues during library hours until Dec. 27.
14th Annual Tree Festival
Delphos Canal Commission
More than 30 organizations have decorated trees that will be on display all of December. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Or, you can call to schedule a viewing time at 419-692-4496.
Holiday Lights at the Fair
Van Wert County Fairgrounds
The Van Wert County 4-H Interstate Exchange Group will host this fourth annual drive-through light show. $5 per vehicle, use the Gate 5 entrance on Fox Road. The light show goes on 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until Christmas.
Lake of Lights
13344 state Route 67
Annual event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. weekends through Dec. 26. The annual Luminary Memorial Service will be after 9 p.m. on Sunday. $5 per vehicle.
St. Marys Festival of Lights
High Street Park
The lights continue with the Festival of Lights from 6 to 9 p.m. ending Saturday.
North Pole Express
11600 County Road 99
A quarter-scale train takes passengers past holiday lights and decorations on weekends through Dec. 30. Also, there are HO and Lionel train layouts and a museum. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. $2 adults, $1 for 12 and younger; free for active duty service members and their families with proof of DOD identification.