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Celebrate Christmas in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS – The Christmas open house weekend is this weekend in the village from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

There will be shopping, holiday music, entertainment and a Santa Claus walking around.

The Light the Night Christmas Parade will take place on December 11 starting at 6 p.m. Bikes, chariots, cars, trucks, golf carts, horses and more will be lit up on Front Street.

Lights twinkle at the zoo until December 31

TOLEDO – The lights at Toledo Zoo before Christmas are on until December 31.

Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The exhibit will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will also be open on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are over a million lights, a large tree, and over 200 illuminated animal images spread throughout the zoo.

‘Christmas Carol’ on stage Rep

TOLEDO – The Christmas Carol of the Representative of Toledo, an annual Toledo tradition for over 30 years, will take place from December 2 to 12.

The timeless story of Charles Dickens’ redemption as curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge is transformed by Christmas spirits past, present and future into an empathetic man who embodies the true spirit of the holidays.

The production is on the 10th Street stage in downtown Toledo.

See The Nutcracker, presented by Toledo Ballet

TOLEDO – The Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker, the country’s oldest annual production, will pay tribute to Marie Bollinger-Vogt, founder and artistic director emeritus of the Toledo Ballet.

There will be four performances on December 10 at 7 p.m., December 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and December 12 at 2 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater. There will also be streaming options.

The Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker is a long-standing holiday tradition that tells the magical tale of a young girl, her Nutcracker Prince and their adventures with toy soldiers, mice, dancing snowflakes and a plum fairy in dazzling candy land.

Register to visit the Decorated Manor

TOLEDO – The 46th Annual Manor House Vacation will return in person December 4-12 at Wildwood Preserve. Time slot reservations will be mandatory this year to manage the number of people in the House at a time, and masks will be mandatory. Free entry.

Ring in the holidays at one of Northwest Ohio’s most festive celebrations. Each year, community volunteers transform more than 30 areas of the 30,000 square foot mansion into a vacation paradise. Take a tour of the home and find out why over 40,000 people make a mansion vacation part of their vacation tradition.

Visit Metroparks Hall on the same dates from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., then see the Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club model train exhibit. Reservations will not be necessary to view the trains, but a limited number of people will be allowed inside the building at the same time.

Also enjoy a walk along the lighted trails on the grounds surrounding the mansion.

For reservations / inquiries, call 419-407-9810.

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