Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

What To Do This Week in Ohio

Check out what's happening this week, from dazzling holiday light displays to festive shows that bring the community together.

See the Lights in Toledo: The nights are bright at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium! Through Dec. 31, visitors can enjoy Lights Before Christmas, an annual holiday display featuring over 1 million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images spread out throughout the zoo.

Hop Aboard in Dennison: Put on your pajamas and take a ride aboard The Polar Express, powered by the Dennison Depot Railroad Museum. Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved story comes to life, with multiple departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 3 to 13.

Enjoy the Holidays in Lebanon: Experience the magic of the season at the 32nd Annual Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival running through downtown Lebanon. The daylight parade begins at 1 p.m., followed by the illuminating candlelight parade at 7 p.m.

Christmas at the Palace in Marion
Hear the Sounds of the Season in Marion: Christmas at the Palace returns to the Marion Palace Theatre on Dec. 3 to 5. The beloved community gathering features hundreds of Marion residents singing, dancing and playing music.

Get Amped in Toledo: Rock out with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Huntington Center on Dec. 3. The phenomenon that started in Toledo will find its way home again and follow a special story by the orchestra’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill.

Get Outdoorsy in Chillicothe: Enjoy “A Mountain Holiday” during the Timberworks Lumberjack Show at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Dec. 3 to 5. Bring the whole family for refreshments, shopping and tomahawk throwing lessons, as well as the Timberworks Lumberjack Show that audiences have loved for a quarter of a century.

Treasure Hunt in Kidron: Step back in time and shop for the perfect gifts for friends and family during the Old-Fashioned Christmas event at Lehman’s on Dec. 4. Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for photos and will read holiday classics aloud.