Winter is in the air. Holiday programs have started. Home for the Holidays is the operative saying. Today we look at a small variety of local events that are unique, family friendly, and bound to be remembered.
Nativity Exhibit 'Wise Men Still Seek Him' - An exhibit of hundreds of loaned nativity scenes opens with a lighting ceremony at 6p.m. November 25 in Historic Kirtland. Honored as one of the "Top 100 Events in North America", visitors may also view thousands of holiday lights and listen to Sacred Christmas Music. This annual exhibit is free. Hours are 9a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday -Saturday. Sunday hours begin at 11:30a.m. This events runs thru December 30. Visit www.KirtlandChristmas.com for more information.
Fairport Harbor Library - Ten events dot their holiday calendar. The first holiday program is a three day event November 29, 30 & December 1st titled Celebrate Peace. December 3 is the immensely popular Harbor Holidays event at the library. Coloring contests, hands on decorating events, and a book signing by the Grinch are just a small part of the family fun events that day. December 6, 7, &8 will feature the Make A Gift - Give A- Gift program. The last program at the library will be December 13, 14, & 15 and will involve Ornament Making. Visit www.fairportlibrary.com or call440-354-8191 for more information.
The Grinch Returns - The Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Tower has been the site on the first Saturday of December for the holiday appearance of Dr. Suess's infamous Grinch. At 6p.m. on December 3, the Grinch will read his classic story to all the children and visitors gathered below. Afterwards he will lead the children to the village gazebo where Santa & Grinch pictures will be taken. Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. This free event is made possible by many community volunteers, local patrons, and The Congregational Church on the Square Young Adult Group. Visit www.fairportlighthouse.com for more information.
Boar's Head Christmas Festival - The fifth annual festival will be presented by the Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville at 6:30p.m.on December 6, 7:30p.m. on December9, and 4 and 7:30pm on December 10.The festival is an ancient and colorful pageant performed in the tradition of a medieval English manor house Christmas celebration. All performances are free but reservations are needed because of seating considerations. For details, please call 440-357-5174.
Old Fashioned Williamsburg Christmas Celebration - The Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village ( 147 E. Jefferson St.,Jefferson) is the site of this unique holiday event. Borrowing from an old-fashioned Williamsburg theme, sleigh bells, wagon rides, ice sculptures, and gingerbread house contests are some of the events planned for the day. For details call 440-576-0496.