Thursday, December 6, 2012

Get into the Yuletide Mood with these 'Free' Lake County Holiday Traditions

'Everything is free' is a phrase seldom heard much these days.  However the Holiday Spirit is alive and well in Lake County.  Following up on Monday's blog of uniquely free-to-the public holiday events, here are some additional annual free community events to revel in. So once again, let's delight in the details...

Burning River Brass - On December 13, Painesville United Methodist Church on the Square will host its annual concert series holiday tradition.  The eleven member brass ensemble will deliver a 7pm program featuring arrangements of their best jazz and most popular festive cheer.  Arrive early as seating is limited!

Fairport Harbor Public Library Holiday Programs -  If you missed the Fairport Harbor Grinch Visit last weekend, not to worry as several upcoming programs are equally enjoyed by all who visit the village.  No registration is required for these events and everyone is invited to participate: sleepers, crawlers, and wanderers.  December 6 is a program titled Love Soup while on December 11,12,13 the ever popular 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and other favorites program will be offered.  Times are 10, 1 and Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Contact the library at 440-354-8191 with questions.

Christmas at the Lake County History Center -  A 'One Magic Christmas Tea' is being held on December 8.  'A Children's Victorian Christmas' is new in 2012 and being held on December 29.  All month long will feature lavish Victorian decorations throughout the center.  Holiday visitors and company can wander through over two dozen rooms of this former 1876 County Home.  Call 440-639-2945 for more information.

Additional community programs-
Sounds of Christmas - A 4pm Concert on December 16 -Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Madison.
The Christmas Post - A musical drama set in 1947 is being held on  December 14 and 16 at Erieside Church in Willowick. Call 440-943-0151 for more details.
Christmas Concert - Dulcimers, bells, and more - 3pm on December 8 at the Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon.
A Christmas Concert -  Cleveland Institute of Music pianists and musicians will be featured at 6pm on December 9 at the first convenant Church in Willoughby Hills.  All are welcome.

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