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Friday, Dec 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Exhibit - "Toys and Collectibles"
Location: AMA Hall of Fame Museum, 13515 Yarmouth Dr, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM, seven days a week
Organization: American Motorcycle Association
Contact: Museum Office
Phone: 614-856-2222

The exhibit features a collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years. Included are Lego models, steel toys, motorized and wind-up motorcycles and more.

Friday, Dec 01, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Lancaster Camp Ground 16th Annual Christmas Walk
Location: 2151 West Fair Ave
Time: 4:00-8:00 pm
Organization: Lancaster Camp Ground
Contact: Sandy Casey
Phone: 740-974-4055

Two historic buildings, Hotel Woodside and Grocery Store, will be open for tours.  The Temple, cottage tours, Santa’s Workshop, LuLaRoe Boutique and a tour to see all of the decorations is also available. A candlelight dinner with live music will be served in our Cafeteria. To honor the real meaning of Christmas, a nativity drama will be performed on both evenings in the Temple. A shuttle service will be available both evenings.

For the first time ever Lancaster Camp Ground will be partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to be a drop off point for toy donations to Toys for Tots. You can bring your donations to the office before December 1 or during either evening of the Christmas Walk.  A Marine will be present on Friday evening during the Christmas Walk to receive your donations.

There is no charge to attend; however, we accept donations at the front entrance. 

Dinner will be served on both Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd from 4:30-7:00 pm.  Reservations are required and may be obtained at the Camp Ground office between 9 - 5, weekdays, or by calling the office at 740-653-2119.  Deadline for reservations is November 22. Cost is $15 Adult / $8 Children in advance or  $18 Adult / $9 Children at the door. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

Friday, Dec 01, 2017 - December 25, 2017
Fairfield County Festival of Lights
Location: 157 E. Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: 5pm-10pm
Organization: Kellar Farms
Contact: Bernie Fleming
Phone: 614-207-5030

$5 per Car | $10 per Passenger Van/Shuttle Bus

Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds at the Broad Street and Fair Avenue entrance and drive through the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and then exit on Columbus Street. The festival is strictly drive-through, but there will be a place visitors can stop for hot chocolate and other refreshments and hear Christmas carols on the grounds. A variety of Christmas sights including a Christmas tree, numerous holiday figures like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shrek, nativity scenes and more can be seen along the way.

This display will be open from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Friday, Dec 01, 2017
Pickerington Holiday Gathering
Location: Olde Pickerington Village, 13 W Columbus St, Pickerington, OH 43147
Time: 5pm-8:30pm
Organization: Pickerington Village

Annual Holiday Gathering featuring the Festival of Lights at the Food Pantry at 5:30 and the City Tree Lightning at 7:00. Free family friendly event. Visit with Santa, pet a reindeer, decorate cookies, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, listen to Christmas stories, make a craft, watch ice carving, ride a horse-drawn wagon or the circulating trolley, check out the live nativity and the indoor gift market, and much more.


Saturday, Dec 02, 2017
Pickerington "Breakfast With Santa"
Location: Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147
Time: 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am
Organization: Pickerington Parks & Recreation Dept.
Contact: Parks Office
Phone: 614-833-2211

Breakfast, Kids Craft Station, Secret Santa Shoppe, bake sale, pictures with Santa. Tickets in advance only, $6 (children under 2 free). Seatings at 8, 9:30, and 11 am.

Saturday, Dec 02, 2017 - Dec. 2, 2017
Keller Handmade Holiday Craft Market
Location: Keller Market House, 134 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Organization: Lancaster Handmade Market
Contact: Bianca Gery
Phone: 614-940-9494

Experience a one-of-a-kind shopping event that showcases the talents of local Ohio craft and artisan vendors.  This is the perfect opportunity to shop for the holidays and find unique gifts for everyone on your list!

Saturday, Dec 02, 2017 - 12/2/2017
Simply Christmas in Lithopolis
Location: Lithopolis
Time: 10 am-6:30 pm
Contact: Kathy Moling
Phone: 614-837-4705

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holiday season with family-friendly Christmas events, seasonal activities and more in the village of Lithoplis, Ohio.

Learn more and stay up-to-date on scheduled activities at

10 am-2 pm Open House at The Wagnalls Memorial including: Santa, Vendors, Crafts, Baked Goodies, Holiday Harp Music & a Food Truck, 150 E. Columbus Street 
Learn more on their Facebook Event Page

10 am-6 pm  Holly-Day Shop Hop: Visit 8 village shops & register for door prizes. 
Participating shops can be found by clicking this link

1 pm-3 pm  Petting Zoo (Briar Patch Farms) and Open House at Eastside Athletics, 11435 Lithopolis Road 

3 pm-3:30 pm  Winchester Trail Elementary 5th Grade Choir at Lithopolis Methodist Church, 80 N Market Street  

3 pm-5:30 pm Pictures with Santa, Train Display & Bake Sale at Village Municipal Building located at Columbus & Market Street

3 pm-6 pm  Children’s Games, Door Prizes & Food Vendor at Wilson Memorial Park located at Columbus & Market Street

5:30 pm  Lighting of the Village

Saturday, Dec 02, 2017
Lancaster Winter Carnival and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Location: Main & Broad St., downtown Lancaster
Time: Noon - 5 pm Tree lighting at 5 pm.
Organization: Destination Downtown Lancaster
Contact: Michelle Storts
Phone: 740-277-6607

Free family-friendly event. Horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s crafts and elf scavenger hunt, pictures with Santa, lots more. Cookies, hot chocolate, and caroling during the tree lighting ceremony at 5 pm.

Sunday, Dec 03, 2017
Christmas at Rock Mill
Location: Rock Mill Park, 1429 Rockmill Rd NW, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: Noon - 4 pm
Organization: Historical Parks
Contact: Parks Office
Phone: 740-681-7249

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list (and maybe something for yourself)! Cookies and mulled cider. Free admission. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was one of a dozen mills in the area whose power source was the Hocking River. Also on site is the scenic Rock Mill Covered Bridge, constructed in 1901. Be sure to bring your camera! Serving cookies and mulled cider in the mill from noon – 4:00 p.m. Find unique gifts for those special to you and, maybe, something for yourself. Mill-themed items are available in the gift shop, note cards with five scenes of the mill and area, mugs, aprons, prints for framing, more. FREE, family-friendly event run by Fairfield County Forever, the volunteer group supporting Fairfield County Parks. VENDORS interested in setting up at this event should call Fairfield County Forever, 740-654-8363

Monday, Dec 04, 2017
Holiday Fun Night
Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster OH 43130
Time: 6-8:00 pm
Organization: Lancaster Parks and Recreation

Holiday Family Night - in the lower level of the nature center. A preview of the amazing light display (so far) for Santa’s arrival at the park. A fun craft night for all. Help us make ornaments touse to decorate the donation tree.

Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Santa and Friends at Alley Park
Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Organization: Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department
Contact: Parks Office
Phone: 740-687-6651

This holiday celebration is fun for kids of all ages!  Enjoy the beauty of nature as you and your family explore Alley Park.  Bask in the glow of the bonfires, and share hot dogs, marshmallows, and hot chocolate while listening to seasonal music.  Be amazed by the elaborate light displays throughout the park on your way to meet the elves and Mrs. Claus.  Listen as Santa tells some fun stories to the whole group.  Visit the animals in the nature center.  Wood carvers are on hand, and you can also pick up some Christmas ornaments to help support the nature center.  Bring your clan for an evening of family fun!  Visit or call 740-687-6651 for more information.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 - July 14, 2018
2018 Picktown Palooza
Location: Olde Pickerington Village next to Victory Park; situated within the city of Pickerington approximately 4 miles south of I-70 on State Route 256, located at 100 Lockville Road, in Pickerington.
Time: 5:00 pm - midnight

The Picktown Palooza is a celebration of community. It includes: • Live entertainment featuring national celebrities as well as local acts • Children’s area featuring rides and activities designed for kids • Carnival rides and games for the whole family • At least 15 food and beverage vendors • Beer Garden • Car & Bike Show • Freedom 5k & Kids’ Fun Run • Business Showcase row for local and national companies • FREE parking

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