December 12: The African Children’s Choir will perform at Cornerstone Church 1520 Reynolds Rd in Maumee at 7:30 pm. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.
December 12-22 : The second annual Winter Wonderland is slated to kick off on Thursday, December 12, and operate for two full weekends at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. Beginning with a tree lighting ceremony at 5:45 this Thursday, the Winter Wonderland will run December 12-15, and 19-22. Visitors will be able to enjoy the lighted displays from the warmth of their vehicles each Thursday and Sunday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Fridays and Saturdays will allow the public to park, and walk through the fairgrounds, viewing the attractions from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. In addition to the various lighted displays, visitors will be able to enjoy a Christmas craft show, located in two separate buildings each Friday and Saturday evening. Christmas Carolers, hot chocolate and cookies, kids’ crafts and games, horse rides, and dance groups are just some of the other attractions at the Wonderland. Sandwiches and beverages will be available for purchase inside the Flower building. Santa will also be available to visit with children and families each Friday and Saturday evening in the Log Cabin area from 6:00-9:00 P.M..
December 14: Salem Grace United Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its fifth annual “Journey to Nativity” at 216 Main Street in Luckey. This is a free event open to the public and will begin at 6 pm with guided Journeys beginning at 6:10 and continuing every 15 minutes. The last Journey will be at 7:45 pm. An ensemble of the Eastwood Band will be performing traditional Christmas music inside the chapel. Multiple nativities will be exhibited and Christmas goodies and treats will be served.
December 14: FiYa Gallery, 312 N. Main Street in Findlay will be hosting a Holiday Open House and a special exhibit and artist reception from 4-9 pm. The exhibit will feature the artwork of the late Scott Lightfoot, a longtime Toledo resident. Lightfoot lost his courageous battle to colon cancer a year ago, on December 3rd, 2012. While he was undergoing chemotherapy, Scott decided to focus his work on using art to battle cancer. There will be appetizers, hot and cold drinks, wine, kids activities, cookie decoration contest with prizes, ink art demos and tile making, fire breather extraordinaire Kc St John, other artist demos, giveaways, and special sales.
December 14-15: Just Cat In Around & Canusa Cat Fanciers presents a Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show at the Lucas County Fairgrounds 1406 Key Street in Maumee from 9 am-5 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Seniors and kids ages 6-12 are $4. Kids under 6 are free. For more information on the show, visit www.cfa.org
December 15: Project No More Pain Christmas Event from 2-4 pm at Indiana Baptist Church Stephenson Roberts Fellowship Hall 640 Indiana Ave. Toledo. The event gives to those families in need that are survivors and victims of domestic violence and also families that have been victims of bullying. Donations will be collected at Bob’s Tire & Auto 1618 Monroe Street Toledo from 8 am – 6 pm daily until the event. They are looking for new and gently used toys, infant and toddler clothing, baby furniture, shoes, any size baby diapers and gifts for children and families.
December 23: Toledo Police Patrolmen’s Association “Shop with a Cop” event from 8 am – 1 pm, benefiting Lucas County Children. For more information on the event, contact Joe Okos at 419.283.2942 or firstname.lastname@example.org