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Events

  Northwest Ohio hosts plenty of events for everyone 12 months a year! Stay in Rossford and you're just 10 minutes from many of the area's leading attractions and events!

Check the calendar for a listing of the major festivals and events during your visit to NW Ohio.


Toledo Museum of Art Exhibit: Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow

November 07, 2019 - February 09, 2020
2445 Monroe St

The Toledo Museum of Art presents three gallery-sized installations by Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha that create awe-inspiring spaces from intricate patterns of light and shadow, evoking the sacred, while also raising questions of exclusion and belonging. Taking the form of a small house, This is Not a Refuge! 2 provokes conversation about the loss of family and land due to displacement and resettlement. Based on the octahedron and tetrahedron geometric shapes, The Greys in Between is inspired by Islamic architectural motifs found in communal spaces like mosques and historic sites. Agha, who was born in Lahore, Pakistan, won top honors at ArtPrize 2014, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her ArtPrize entry, Intersections, is the first work to capture both the Public and Juried Grand Prizes and will complete the presentation of Agha’s work in Toledo


Lights Before Christmas

November 22, 2019 - December 31, 2019
2 Hippo Way

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images spread out across the Zoo, the 2019 edition of the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry AND bright!


Levis Common Tree Lighting

November 23, 2019
3201 Levis Common Blvd

The Levis Commons 50-foot Christmas Tree will be lit with the most festive holiday flair on Saturday, November 23th. But it’s not only the tree that will glow bright with this event. The Tree Lighting will once again kick off the “Best Toy Ever” toy drive for Lucas County Children Services, bringing joy to dozens of kids in the Toledo area this Christmas. The 13th Annual Tree Lighting will start at 6pm with Santa arriving in a parade through the boulevard in a sleigh of lights with an entourage of lighted dancers, baton twirlers, hoop dancers, BMX stunt riders, and more. The light parade will take Santa and Mrs. Claus to his holiday home on the boulevard for kids to get a jump-start on sharing their wish list with him.


2019 Holiday Craft Market

December 01, 2019
1750 State Route 2

Unique Holiday Gifts. Handmade Gifts. Shopping


Holiday Lantern Tour

December 06, 2019 - December 07, 2019
22611 OH-2

Learn about American Christmas Holiday Traditions over the years. Your holiday trolley tour will begin at the Witmer-Roth Home circa 1850. Help set the table and learn about historic holiday food recipes as we prepare the holiday meal. The next stop is the Peter Stuckey home circa 1880 to learn about home holiday decorations and gift giving of the time. Guests will also enjoy making a festive craft. Your holiday trolley will move into the modern age with a visit to the Elmira Depot and the District 16 School. The last holiday trolley stop will be at our Grime house where you will be dazzled with 1920s holiday decorations, help decorate a tree and frost cookies in the kitchen. From there, you will walk to St. Mark’s Lutheran church to learn about and sing favorite holiday carols. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.


Firenation Holiday Open House

December 06, 2019
7166 Front St, Holland, OH

'Tis almost the Season for snow covered trees and handmade gifts of art! Join us for our annual Holiday Open House December 6th, from 6 pm to 10 pm. A jolly glassblowing demo will be at 7 pm. Come shop for those hard-to-buy-for gifts and home decor. All of our holiday items will be out, including Snowmen, Polar Bears, Penguins, Christmas Trees, Icicles, and Fused Ornaments. Plus, we always have the best selection of Christmas


Heralding the Holidays

December 06, 2019 - December 08, 2019
5403 Elmer Drive

Join in the holiday spirit and enjoy unique demonstrations, displays and sale items created by Toledo Botanical Garden's Resident Artist Organizations.


Ft. Meigs Holiday Open House

December 08, 2019
29100 W. River Road

Join us in the Visitor Center to celebrate the holidays. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions about the War of 1812 and camp life. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, and hands-on activities. While you're here, shop our museum store for unique holiday gifts! Site open Noon - 5:00 p.m. Event hours 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free admission during event hours! o Holiday music by the Pack Porch Dulcimers o Leatherworking o Tinsmithing o Spinning o Holiday crafts o Cookie decorating o Musket demonstrations o Entrance to the Fort Meigs museum o Meet Santa!


Fireflies on the Water

December 14, 2019 - April 26, 2020
2445 Monroe Street

Toledo Museum of Art visitors will have the opportunity to experience the unique vision of one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists when Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water opens Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Canaday Gallery. Visitors will experience 60 seconds alone in the room, which uses lights, mirrors and water to transport viewers to a space that seems endlessly expansive


Heritage Holiday

December 14, 2019
Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Cookie decorating, ornament making and family fun!


Toledo Ballet Presents the Nutcracker

December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.

Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker comes to life with exquisite dancing, breathtaking scenery, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by Alain Trudel and the Toledo Symphony. When midnight strikes on a chilly, frost-dusted Christmas Eve, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker Prince are whisked away to a magical world of toy soldiers, mice, dancing snowflakes, and a Sugar Plum Fairy in the dazzling Land of Sweets. Join us again or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones. From the first sounds of the symphony tuning up to the dancers' grand finale, Toledo Ballet’s 79th Annual The Nutcracker is an experience you won’t soon forget!


Great Escape Toledo Museum of Art

December 26, 2019 - December 29, 2019
2445 Monroe Street Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art comes alive during its annual winter celebration The Great Art Escape. Bring family and friends to celebrate the season with a diverse array of events and regional performance groups from Toledo that fill the galleries, Glass Pavilion, and Peristyle. Activities include music and dance performances, Dutch organ concerts, glassblowing demonstrations, glass art workshops, Family Center activities, drawing in the galleries, and more.