LIMA — The holiday season is upon us, and that means holiday events are on the horizon. Below is a list of some of the events in the region taking place this week:
Home for the Holidays Art Sale
65-67 Town Square
Ongoing until Dec. 21
This blockbuster art sale features the work of 34 of the area’s best artists, offering the public the chance to buy one-of-a-kind gifts while also supporting local artisans.
41st Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Allen County Museum
620 W. Market St.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and other displays entered by churches, schools, clubs and other organizations from throughout the area. There will also be gifts available for purchase, quilting demonstrations, an art exhibit from Lima elementary students and more.
Holiday Shopping Open House
LACNIP Resource Center
1440 W. Spring St.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
The sale will feature novelty items unique to Lima, including gift-wrapped bundles featuring Beanie bean bag toys, coffee mugs and key chains.
Shoppes on Sugar Creek Christmas Open House
3311, 3730 and 3956 Sugar Creek Road
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Enjoy shopping at three home-based businesses. Sugar Creek Slak Designs features thrown pottery, decals, tattoo designs and vinyl decals. The Herb Garden features wreaths, swags, herbal salve, potpourri and more. Teresa’s Clay Bakery sells personalized clay ornaments for any occasion. There will also be door prizes available at each business.
Christmas Nativity Sets
St. Charles Senior Living Community
2860 U.S. 127
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Jan. 5
Nativity scenes from various countries will be on display in the first floor hallway. The sets are courtesy of the University of Dayton, Marian Library.
North Pole Express
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
11600 County Road 99
6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 29.
Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under, and free for active duty military personnel and their immediate families.
The North Pole Express quarter-scale train ride will transport passengers through a sparkling light and decoration display, and over 60 decorated trees will adorn the museum. There will also be several model train layouts, and there will be plenty of gift ideas in the railroad gift shop.
15th Annual Festival of Trees and Christmas Walk: “A Town Hall Christmas”
Cost: $1 donation at the Tree Festival and each Open House
6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Nearly 100 decorated trees will be on display at the Town Hall. There will also be several activities for all age groups throughout the village, including an appearance from Santa, two decorated homes available for viewing, horse drawn carriages and more.
Breakfast with Santa
American Legion Hall
218 W. Main St.
9 to 11 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $5 per person
Hosted by the Putnam County Relay for Life, the cost includes a sausage and pancake breakfast, crafts for the kids and a visit from Santa.
Festival of Lights
High Street Park
6 to 9 p.m. Sunday during Winterfest, then continuing on Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 21
No cost, but asking for non-perishable food item donation
Enjoy light displays from individuals, businesses and groups while visiting with Santa and listening to the music of the season.
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