Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

What To Do This Week in Ohio

From holiday lights to a Charles Dickens classic, this week's events embrace the spirit of the season.

Marvel at the Lights in Delaware: Enjoy a delightful locally owned and operated holiday light show! The elaborate family-run Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights has been in operation since 1999 and is open this year through Jan. 1. Head to the Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds to see the magic unfold. Admission is $20 per car. butchbandosfantasyoflights.com

Find Your Christmas Spirit in Cleveland: Rejoice with Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. A northeast Ohio tradition, see the story of “A Christmas Carol” unfold at the Mimi Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square, through Dec. 23. playhousesquare.org

Celebrate the Season in Toledo: Watch Santa arrive by water on Dec. 4 — with a boatload of trees! The Christmas Tree Ship event takes place at the dock and inside the National Museum of the Great Lakes. All ages can enjoy the ship’s arrival and a meet-and-greet with Santa. Then, pick out your own Christmas tree or donate a tree to a family in need. Museum admission is free for those who purchase or donate a tree or donate toward a gift card. nmgl.org

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, photo by Jason McEacher
Rock Out in Toledo and Dayton: From the first sounds of the electric guitar to the pulsating lasers and synchronized lights, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra rocks audiences straight into the holiday season. Enjoy “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More” at Toledo’s Huntington Center on Dec. 2 and Dayton’s Nutter Center on Dec. 3. The band is renowned for its high-energy rock operas and live shows, with hits like the iconic “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24).” trans-siberian.com

Travel in Time in Sugarcreek: Experience the sights and sounds that Joseph and Mary may have experienced while participating in this year’s Journey to Bethlehem event, Dec. 2 and 3. Stop at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church for a map and more information. The journey ends with a live Nativity scene. cometowalnutcreekohio.com

Sing Along in Chillicothe: Enjoy the sounds of the season Nov. 30 at the Majestic Theatre, where John Berry stops during his 26th Annual Christmas Tour. The singer is known for his seasonal fan-favorite holiday performances, which are filled with traditional music like Berry’s version of “O Holy Night,” his most requested hit songs and a few of his childhood stories sprinkled in. majesticchillicothe.net

Find the Perfect Gift in Kidron: Get in the holiday spirit during “Old-Fashioned Christmas” at Lehman’s on Dec. 3. Shop for everyone on your list, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, get your picture taken, and then stick around for story time as they read Christmas favorites. lehmans.com/events

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