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Holiday events coming to region


December 04. 2013 8:56PM

By - ckelly@civitasmedia.com




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LIMA — The holiday season is upon us, and that means holiday events are on the horizon. Below is a list of some of the events in the region taking place this week:


LIMA


Home for the Holidays Art Sale


ArtSpace/Lima


65-67 Town Square


Ongoing until Dec. 21


This blockbuster art sale features the work of 34 of the area’s best artists, offering the public the chance to buy one-of-a-kind gifts while also supporting local artisans.


41st Annual Christmas Tree Festival


Allen County Museum


620 W. Market St.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday


Enjoy beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and other displays entered by churches, schools, clubs and other organizations from throughout the area. There will also be gifts available for purchase, quilting demonstrations, an art exhibit from Lima elementary students and more.


Holiday Shopping Open House


LACNIP Resource Center


1440 W. Spring St.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday


The sale will feature novelty items unique to Lima, including gift-wrapped bundles featuring Beanie bean bag toys, coffee mugs and key chains.


Shoppes on Sugar Creek Christmas Open House


3311, 3730 and 3956 Sugar Creek Road


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday


Enjoy shopping at three home-based businesses. Sugar Creek Slak Designs features thrown pottery, decals, tattoo designs and vinyl decals. The Herb Garden features wreaths, swags, herbal salve, potpourri and more. Teresa’s Clay Bakery sells personalized clay ornaments for any occasion. There will also be door prizes available at each business.


CARTHAGENA


Christmas Nativity Sets


St. Charles Senior Living Community


2860 U.S. 127


9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Jan. 5


Nativity scenes from various countries will be on display in the first floor hallway. The sets are courtesy of the University of Dayton, Marian Library.


FINDLAY


North Pole Express


Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.


11600 County Road 99


6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 29.


Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under, and free for active duty military personnel and their immediate families.


The North Pole Express quarter-scale train ride will transport passengers through a sparkling light and decoration display, and over 60 decorated trees will adorn the museum. There will also be several model train layouts, and there will be plenty of gift ideas in the railroad gift shop.


MENDON


15th Annual Festival of Trees and Christmas Walk: “A Town Hall Christmas”


Cost: $1 donation at the Tree Festival and each Open House


6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday


Nearly 100 decorated trees will be on display at the Town Hall. There will also be several activities for all age groups throughout the village, including an appearance from Santa, two decorated homes available for viewing, horse drawn carriages and more.


OTTAWA


Breakfast with Santa


American Legion Hall


218 W. Main St.


9 to 11 a.m. Saturday


Cost: $5 per person


Hosted by the Putnam County Relay for Life, the cost includes a sausage and pancake breakfast, crafts for the kids and a visit from Santa.


ST. MARYS


Festival of Lights


High Street Park


6 to 9 p.m. Sunday during Winterfest, then continuing on Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 21


No cost, but asking for non-perishable food item donation


Enjoy light displays from individuals, businesses and groups while visiting with Santa and listening to the music of the season.


Have a holiday event coming up? Let us know at ckelly@civitasmedia.com.




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