Bluffton Blaze of Lights
Amid towering lighted evergreens, the Ream folk art display turns the downtown business district into a sparkling destination for the month of December.
FRI & SAT
Free community event the first two weekends in December. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the ancient days on this guided tour.
Kiwanis Santa’s House
Visitors can meet with Santa, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, or go on a wagon ride in Downtown to get in the festive spirit.Each Friday through Christmas.
SUN, Dec. 3
Woodpeckers: Open House
The seven species of woodpeckers found in Ohio will be the topic. Find out about their many adaptations, and why snags and dead trees are so important to them.
Sunday Funday at Mazza Museum
Enjoy art activities, games, hands-on educational stations, interactive STEAM activities, planetarium shows, and more. Registration is required.
TUE, Dec. 5
Fun for All: Free Holiday Movie Night at MCPA
Holiday Movie Night with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. No ticket is needed.
THURS, Dec. 7
The Gift of Presence
Gift yourself this hour to learn how being present can help you create balance this holiday season.
FRI, Dec. 8
Oyster Christmas Ornaments
Holidays are coming and here is your chance to make a very special Ornament out of an Oyster shell.
SUN, Dec. 10
McKinnis House Holiday Gathering: Open House
Join the McKinnis family as they gather for the holidays.
MON, Dec. 11
Wee Ones: Fun on the Ice
The days are getting colder, and the ice is starting to form on the river and lakes. It is time to play and pretend that you are on the ice having fun. Ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend.
TUE, Dec. 12
Fireside Story: Gingerbread Baby
It is cold outside and a fine time to visit the Discovery Center and enjoy a story by the fireside.
THURS, Dec. 14
Melted Snowman Christmas Cards
Melted snowman Christmas cards will be made for this holiday season. Cards will be created with construction paper, white tempera paint, and other crafting materials.
MON, Dec. 18
Discovery Stories: Snowflakes
Winter is approaching and that means snow might be coming. This month, learn about snowflakes and read a story. Ages 4-5 with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend.
THURS, Dec. 21
First Day of Winter Night Hike
The winter solstice gives us the most darkness of any day during the year, almost 15 hours. Will nocturnal animals who have not gone to sleep for the winter, like raccoons and opossums, be enjoying the night? Bundle up as we head to the trails to find out.
FRI, Dec. 22
Holiday Fun: Open House
Children should come over to the Discovery Center to celebrate the first day of winter break. There will be hot chocolate by the fireplace and an opportunity to help count winter resident birds.