Celebrate the Holidays with US!
Christmas weekend is filled with family get togethers, holiday traditions, present giving, and more. But don’t forget to attend some of Findlay’s annual Christmas events and make new traditions with your family!
North Pole Express
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Friday and Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m.
Monday, 5 – 8 p.m.
Take a ride on the North Pole Express! Enjoy a ride on our trains and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations! Rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and younger. This price includes a train ride ticket! Plus, take a stroll in the indoor winter wonderland and you will be able to see Santa on select dates and make sure you bring your letter and drop it off in the special North Pole mailbox. Also, North Pole Express is OPEN on Christmas Day! Make sure to visit them after the presents have been opened and your feast has been devoured for extra magic this Christmas. Facebook.com
Caroling in Dorney Plaza
Friday, 5:30 – 6:30
Join Findlay Mayor, Lydia Mihalik for an evening of Christmas cheer. Local choir groups will lead the community in Christmas Carols around the beautifully light Christmas Tree in Dorney Plaza. Donations will also be accepted to help families in our community who are in need. Items will be donated to City Mission, Salvation Army, Chopin Hall, and Hope House, see a list of urgent needs here. The Donnell School Band will be performing from 5 – 5:30 p.m., and at 5:30 caroling will begin, led by Findlay High School’s FFE and Hancock County Children’s Choir. We will see you around the Christmas Tree! VisitFindlay.com
WinterFest and Kiwanis Santa’s House
St. Andrews UMC
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Have you been Naughty or Nice? Make your final plea to the man in red before Christmas! Meet Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and take a Wagon Ride through Downtown during this final WinterFest night!
Drop and Date
Awakening Minds Art
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Get your last minute holiday shopping done without kids! Designed for children ages 4 – 13. This class offers a variety of arts and crafts in a FUN, social, 2 hour class. Let the kids let loose on a Friday night with some art while you enjoy downtown Findlay! This class encourages socialization and independence while fostering self-esteem and creativity. No registration, walk-in only! $10.00 each participant. AwakeningMindsArt.org
Christmas at the MCPA
Friday, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Christmas at the MCPA is a free Christmas celebration for the community presented by Movement Church. There will be a coffee/hot chocolate bar, live Christmas music, a time to celebrate Hope House, and a Christmas message closed with Christmas carols. There will also be a children’s program for children 5 years old and under. This event is not just to celebrate Christmas as a community but to also bring hope to others through donating to Hope House. Please see christmasatthemcpa.com for a list of items to bring. No tickets needed, just come and join in on the fun! Facebook.com
Public Ice Skating
Friday, 9 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 2:50, 7 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m.
Bring the whole family to The Cube for some ice skating fun! Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3. Don’t forget, The Cube is cash only. Come and Ice Skate at the COOLEST place in town! FindlayOhio.com
Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.
For all ages of all abilities, join us to create an AMAzing masterpiece! Instructors will guide you through a step by step process to creating your very own painting. Canvas is available for purchase: $3 per panel. AwakeningMindsArt.org
South Main Street Luminaries
South Main Street
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Enjoy a stroll or a drive down South Main Street to see the beautiful lights and luminaries. Plus, we hear a special visitor may be walking up and down the sidewalks around 8 p.m.!
Make your own Christmas Traditions
We love Findlay at Christmas time. There are so many great things to love and we hope you get a chance to enjoy them all this Christmas Weekend. Have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Visit Findlay!
For more information about what is happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar. We hope to see you out and about in Hancock County this weekend!