Christmas Tree Festival, other holiday events returning


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Cheryl Dotson of Lima, looks at Christmas trees with her nephew, Carson Long, 2, at the 46th Annual Christmas Tree Festival held at the Allen County Museum.

Cheryl Dotson of Lima, looks at Christmas trees with her nephew, Carson Long, 2, at the 46th Annual Christmas Tree Festival held at the Allen County Museum.


File photo | The Lima News

The 45th annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Allen County Museum.

The 45th annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Allen County Museum.


File photo | The Lima News

Ashley Covay, of Lima, tours the 44th Annual Christmas Tree Festival with her sons, Garrett, 3, and Eli, 2, peering from around her back. More than 95 decorated Christmas Trees from community organization deck the halls at the Allen County Museum in Lima.


File photo | The Lima News

The Allen County Museum held their annual Christmas Tree Festival on Wednesday.


File photo | The Lima News

Shannon Jackson, kindergarten teacher at St. Charles Catholic School in Lima, and her pupils, left to right, Brady Malcom, 6, Jacob Raczynski, 5, Troy Conrad, 6, Courtney VanMeter, 6, and Kaitlyn Carrol, 5, take a close look at Lima Area Concert Band, “Merry Little Christmas” tree on exhibit at the Allen County Historical Society 41st annual Christmas Tree Festival.


File photo | The Lima News

Celtic Angels Christmas will be Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.


File photo | The Lima News

LIMA — The Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival is in full swing for its 47th year.

The 107-tree display will continue through Sunday with special activities planned throughout the weekend. Friday and Sunday, there will be a reading of “The Polar Express” and access into the decorated MacDonnell House will be free during the festival. There will also be a Lima elementary school art exhibit in the auditorium, woodcarving and rug hooking demonstrations, and Evergreen the talking tree will return to the museum’s lower level.

Additional holiday events are slated across Lima and in nearby towns:

• ONU 25th annual Holiday Spectacular: 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima. Tickets are $5 for general admission at all Kewpee Hamburgers locations and at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

• “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Encore Theatre, 991 North Shore Drive, Lima. Adults $17, kids $10 at amiltellers.org, 419-223-8866 or box office.

• Friends of the Library Christmas Tree Festival opening: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Ottawa library, 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Rainbow Dulcimers, pictures with Santa. Festival through Jan. 2.

• “Twas the Night Before Christmas”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 state Route 118 S, Van Wert. Tickets $20-45 at npacvw.org, 419-238-6722 or box office.

• Celtic Angels Christmas: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Crouse Performance Hall, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square. Tickets $29-49 at limaciviccenter.com, 419-224-1552 or box office.

For a full listing of holiday-themed events around the area, visit www.limaohio.com/calendar.

Cheryl Dotson of Lima, looks at Christmas trees with her nephew, Carson Long, 2, at the 46th Annual Christmas Tree Festival held at the Allen County Museum.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/12/web1_46th-Christmas-Tree-Festival_001co.jpgCheryl Dotson of Lima, looks at Christmas trees with her nephew, Carson Long, 2, at the 46th Annual Christmas Tree Festival held at the Allen County Museum. File photo | The Lima News
The 45th annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Allen County Museum.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/12/web1_tree-festival-RP-007.jpgThe 45th annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Allen County Museum. File photo | The Lima News
Ashley Covay, of Lima, tours the 44th Annual Christmas Tree Festival with her sons, Garrett, 3, and Eli, 2, peering from around her back. More than 95 decorated Christmas Trees from community organization deck the halls at the Allen County Museum in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/12/web1_Christmas_Tree_Festival_01co.jpgAshley Covay, of Lima, tours the 44th Annual Christmas Tree Festival with her sons, Garrett, 3, and Eli, 2, peering from around her back. More than 95 decorated Christmas Trees from community organization deck the halls at the Allen County Museum in Lima. File photo | The Lima News
The Allen County Museum held their annual Christmas Tree Festival on Wednesday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/12/web1_Xmas-Tree-Festival-RP-012.jpgThe Allen County Museum held their annual Christmas Tree Festival on Wednesday. File photo | The Lima News
Shannon Jackson, kindergarten teacher at St. Charles Catholic School in Lima, and her pupils, left to right, Brady Malcom, 6, Jacob Raczynski, 5, Troy Conrad, 6, Courtney VanMeter, 6, and Kaitlyn Carrol, 5, take a close look at Lima Area Concert Band, “Merry Little Christmas” tree on exhibit at the Allen County Historical Society 41st annual Christmas Tree Festival.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/12/web1_Chrismas_Tree_Festival_01co.jpgShannon Jackson, kindergarten teacher at St. Charles Catholic School in Lima, and her pupils, left to right, Brady Malcom, 6, Jacob Raczynski, 5, Troy Conrad, 6, Courtney VanMeter, 6, and Kaitlyn Carrol, 5, take a close look at Lima Area Concert Band, “Merry Little Christmas” tree on exhibit at the Allen County Historical Society 41st annual Christmas Tree Festival. File photo | The Lima News
Celtic Angels Christmas will be Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/12/web1_celtic-angels.jpgCeltic Angels Christmas will be Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. File photo | The Lima News

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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