Tempus fugit...Time flies. The holiday season is upon us and I don't mean Black Thursday/Friday. Here are four events that capture the 'spirit of the season' in Lake County. Each is definitely unique and each may make a memory or start a tradition that is sure to endure.
Tannenbaum Trail December 6 and 7
A self driving tour that visits 18 wineries. Each participant will pick up a small Christmas Tree at the first stop you visit. From then on, a ceramic ornament with the winery's name on it will decorate your tree as you continue along this holiday vine times trail. Details: www.ohiowines.org
Spirit of the Season December 7
Painesville invites you to capture the 'Spirit of the Season' from noon to 3:30pm. A carnival, crafts fair, holiday activities and a parade featuring the jolly red man himself are on tap for the day. A mailbox in Veteran's Park for children is now in place. Those children submitting letters will receive a response if a return label is affixed. Details: please call 440-392-5912
A Christmas Tea with President James A. and Lucretia Garfield December 8
Ed Haney and Debbie Weinkamer will portray the presidential pair on December 8th at Sisters Tea Room from 1-3pm. You are invited for cranberry scones, broccoli soup, chicken croquette and corn pudding. Sisters Tea Room is located on Mentor Avenue. Details: sisters tea.com or 440-290-6556
Home for the Holidays December 5-7
A Victorian Display of Christmas throughout Lake County highlights the Lake County Historical Center's annual exhibits. Every room of the center will be adorned. Artisians, food, music boxes, and miniature dollhouses await visitors of all ages. The Center located at 415 Riverside Drive in Painesville is open from 11-4pm daily.
Part II of this holiday events calendar will appear on December 2nd. For a listing of all holiday events visit www.lakevisit.com