Sunday, November 23, 2014

Grove City, Ohio’s Holiday Festivities

Mistletoe Market features shopping, ice sculpting, musical performances and more!
Photo via Grove City Ohio Government facebook page.

There’s no better way to gear up for the holiday season than with Grove City’s activities and events! There’s plenty to see and do on Saturday, December 6th so clear your schedule, phone your family and friends, and start preparing for a fun-filled day of holiday magic!

Mistletoe Market
Reminiscent of the German Kristkindl Market, this festive Holiday Shopping Market brings old world charm and warmth to Grove City’s Historic Town Center. Mistletoe Market will take place on December 6th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Columbus, Ohio’s Holiday Winter Market

North Market features a wide variety of fresh, local, authentic food.
Photo via North Market facebook page.

There’s plenty of holiday cheer to be found in Columbus, just in time for the holidays! Read on to learn about a not-to-be-missed weekend at North Market…

What is the North Market?
According to their website, the North Market was established in 1876 and is Columbus’ only remaining true public market. More than 30 merchants vend a wide variety of fresh, local, authentic food. North Market is located at 59 Spruce Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kent Lights Up the Town with Carols, Confections, and More!

Carols & Confections features classic and contemporary holiday tunes and treats.
Photo via Kent State website.

Make this December one to remember by celebrating with the friendly faces of Kent! This month, the community has a number of events that will surely have everyone in the holiday spirit. Read further to learn more!

Carols & Confections
Entertainment and hot chocolate…what could be better? Thanks to Kent State University’s School of Music, folks will be able to enjoy both! The festivities will take place on December 6th at the campus’s Cartwright Hall, where the students will perform a handful of both classic and contemporary holiday tunes. Bring your grandchildren and sing along to your favorites, or invite your spouse for a romantic holiday date! The show will conclude with complimentary beverages and snacks. Whether you’re drawn in by the music or the munchies, be sure to stop by for a fun time!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

‘Tis the Season: Annual Jaycee Parade & Festival of Lights Come to Greensboro

Festival of Lights features a sing-along, tree lighting free hot chocolate and more!
Photo via Festival of Lights - Greensboro facebook page.

Greensboro isn’t wasting any time getting into the holiday spirit, and neither should you! Coming up on December 5th and 6th, the city is hosting an extravaganza that includes everything folks could ever want, plus more. Read further to see what’s in store for you and your loved ones!

Festival of Lights December 5th
Festivities will take place downtown and include everything from a community sing-along and tree lighting to the First Friday Indie Market and free hot chocolate for all attendants. Wander the streets with your loved one, and be sure to check out the incredible homemade art pieces at the Market! This event truly showcases the friendly community feel that exists within Greensboro, making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. Sing your heart out with the carolers, or treat your grandchildren to a visit with Santa Claus! Either way, Festival of Lights is a must for all Greensboro residents.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

December in Champaign: Local Bargains & Christmas Show

9th Annual Christmas Show features seasonal favorites and guest appearances.
Photo via Virginia Theater website.

The holiday season is nearly here, which means there is an abundance of activities and events going on in Champaign this December! Read further to find out how you can stay busy (and sane!) until the 25th arrives!

Saturdays in December: Shop Local
Why make the trek to a big box retailer when you can get all that you need and more right in downtown Champaign? The town is encouraging residents to support their local merchants by shopping local on Saturdays through December, and will reward those who do so with red hot bargains and specials! Stores range from vintage to retail, which means that you can find something for everyone on your shopping list. Check out Champaign’s website to see which place you should hit up first! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Holiday Fun all December Long in Auburn-Opelika

Auburn Christmas Parade features floats and live music!
Photo via AO Tourism website.

Auburn and Opelika may be small, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go all out when it comes to celebrating one of the most special times of the year! As December quickly approaches, this tight-knit community is transforming itself into a winter wonderland fit for Santa Claus himself. We’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest holiday events going on this season – take a look and get excited!

Friday, November 14, 2014

WinterFest & Moscow Ballet Come to Springfield this December

Winterfest features a diverse selection of goods, music performances and more!
Photo via Hammons Hall website.

With December quickly approaching, it’s time to start marking our calendars with all of the typical holiday festivities. For those residing near Springfield, that list isn’t just limited to parades and tree lightings – it also includes unique shopping markets and world-class theatre performances! For your chance to participate in these exciting activities, read further below!

December 5th-7th: WinterFest Visual & Performing Arts Festival
Get all of your holiday shopping done in a single trip by coming on out to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the annual WinterFest celebration! A diverse selection of vendors and merchants will be set up throughout the multi-level complex, featuring everything from art and jewelry to apparel, home and garden décor, and vintage goods. Spirits will remain high thanks to the local choirs and instrumental groups that will be performing, and artists will be available to discuss their products! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a friend, you’re sure to be impressed by all that is offered at WinterFest. Mark your calendar for this awesome event!