Monday, Dec 2

What: Introduction to Laser Cutting
When: Monday, December 2, 2019 5:30 PM  7:00 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: Come to this introductory class to start learning about the safety, software, types of materials and basic operation of our 45 watt laser cutter/engraver. This class is the first in a series of three classes designed to give makerspace members the experience they will need to start using the laser cutter during open making hours. Once you have taken this introductory class, schedule classes two and three directly with our staff. Supplies: All provided Cost: $20.00 Class Limit: 3 People (Please Pre-Register on our site) Please secure your spot by using the form on our website to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  For more information you can contact the Makerspace Coordinator by: Phone: 740-370-6399 x5, or Email: bb2cmakerspace@gmail.com

What: Festival of Trees
When: Nov. 19 – Dec. 4, 2019 at 7 AM – 10 PM
Where: The Blennerhassett Hotel 320 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: The Blennerhassett Hotel is proud to host EasterSeals Festival of Trees again this year, as this tradition is a festive way to celebrate the holiday season in the Mid-Ohio Valley area. Decorators put their heart and soul into decorating over 20 trees and wreaths for all to see. They will be on display from Tuesday, November 19 through Wednesday, December 4.   No admission is charged for viewing the trees.   Auction Event December 4, 2019  /  6:00 pm  The Festival of Trees Auction Event is a great way for guests to contribute to Easter Seals. Guests are able to bid on numerous donated items in the silent auction. Later, during the live auction, guests are able to view and bid on their favorite holiday items. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals West Virginia Uncompensated Care Program, which allows children who are uninsured, or underinsured, to receive treatment regardless of an inability to pay.   Silent Auction and Cash Bar begin at 6:00 pm Live Auction begins at 7:00 pm  $35 per Person Tickets are available at the door or in advance. They can be purchased at The Blennerhassett Hotel or by calling Easter Seals at 304.422.3343.   For more information on Easter Seals of West Virginia please visit:  easterseals.com/wv   Overnight Packages start at $169 plus tax  Package includes overnight accommodations in a luxurious guestroom and two tickets to the Event and Auction on Dec. 4. (Heavy hors d’oeuvres included, cash bar available.) Tax and gratuity not included.  Rates vary with room type and are double occupancy. Rate is based on availability and is not valid on special event weekends.You may cancel your reservation with no charge up to 48 hours prior to your arrival.   CHECK AVAILABILITY Choose “Festival of Trees” rate specifically. If rate is not shown, it is not available for the date(s) requested.

What: Story Mob
When: Monday at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Marietta, Ohio
Detail: Story Mobs are part of Marietta Main Street’s Cash Mob Line-Up!  Story Mobs are a little bit different than our normal Cash Mobs. Participants aren’t expected to shop, unless they want to! Instead, Story Mobbers will hear backstories about each participating business directly from the business owner. Mobbers will enjoy refreshments, live demos, sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes tours, and/or more thanks to each of our *surprise* participating locations!  Each Story Mob event focuses on supporting local business in downtown Marietta. Once participants show up at the initial meeting location, clues will be provided to learn the surprise locations of the evening’s Story Mob event!  Meet at the corner of Front and Butler Street by 5:30 p.m. to join in the fun! This month’s Story Mob features two businesses.

What: Annual Christmas Tree Auction & Holiday Gala
When: November 25 – December 7 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Peoples Bank Theatre 222 Putnam St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: We invite you to join us for our second annual Christmas tree auction to benefit the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association. This event helps support the HCHTA’s preservation of our historic theatre and its continued mission to bring the performing arts and interactive arts education experiences to our community.  No admission is charged for viewing the trees from November 25 – December 7  AUCTION & GALA SCHEDULE • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Ticket Price: $25 per person 6:30 p.m. – Auction preview & cocktail hour 7:30 p.m. – Auction 8:30 p.m. – Music & Reception Tree Viewing

What: Gift of Life Event at Memorial Health System (Belpre)
When: Monday at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Where: Farson St, Belpre, OH 45714-1009, United States
Detail: Lifeline of Ohio invites you and your family to join us as we honor the heroes of organ, eye and tissue donation during the holiday season. Join together with other donor families to decorate an ornament and enjoy refreshments. This event is free and we hope to see you there!  RSVP to Kathy Warhola with the number of people attending by Wednesday, November 27 at (614) 384-7344 or kwarhola@lifelineofohio.org.

Tuesday, Dec 3

What: Christmas Pillowcase
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:30 PM  7:30 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: Add to the fun this Christmas season with a unique holiday pillowcase. A great gift idea any child or adult. We will be making one pillowcase using the “burrito” method of construction. Supplies: All materials will be provided. Class Limit: 5 Cost: $20.00 , Pre-Payment Required Please secure your spot by using the form on our website to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  For more information you can contact the Makerspace Coordinator by: Phone: 740-370-6399 x5, or Email: bb2cmakerspace@gmail.com

Wednesday, Dec 4

What: Winter Bird Feeder
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:00 PM  7:00 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: Learn the tools of the woodshop while creating this bird feeder for your yard or flowerbed. Makes a great gift for the bird enthusiast, or can provide years of enjoyment. Plus, what’s better than a handmade gift for the holidays! Supplies: Everything Provided. Cost: $40 (Pre-Payment required by Dec. 2 so we can have the materials ready in time for your class.) Class Limit: 4 People Please secure your spot by using the form on our website to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  For more information you can contact the Makerspace Coordinator by: Phone: 740-370-6399 x5, or Email: bb2cmakerspace@gmail.com

What: Introduction to 3D Printing
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:30 PM  7:00 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: Heard of 3D printing, but have no idea what it is? Never tried it before? Both the items in the cover photo where printed here at the Makerspace! This class will introduce you to the components necessary to print a small 3D object. After this class your should be able to make that small item that you have always needed, but just can’t find in the store. Supplies: Everything Provided Cost:  $15 Class Limit: 4 People Please secure your spot by using the form on our website to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  For more information you can contact the Makerspace Coordinator by: Phone: 740-370-6399 x5, or Email: bb2cmakerspace@gmail.com

What: SIP & Bottoms Up Santas Paint Party
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Marietta Wine Cellars, Inc. 211 2nd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!  We had a great snowmen class last year and are ready to offer another one for this year! How about painting some adorable santas this year on 3 wine glasses!  Limited space, so get your friends and call now to get your spot or stop in!  Reservations taken by prepay only.  THEME: BOTTOMS UP SANTAS DATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 TIME: 6:00PM (usually takes 2-3 hrs) PLACE: MARIETTA WINE CELLARS, 211 2ND STREET, MARIETTA, OH 45750 COST: $40.00+TAX FOOD: FOOD OPTIONAL 4:30-6:00 (must be here between these times to make sure you get finished before the class begins.  You will need the room on the table to work on your project.  Order from menu at the additional cost for your food. Just let us know when reserving if interested.  ***Fee includes your supplies and you will also get your first glass of wine to help calm that painting hand.  No-stress & no experience necessary paint class, wrapped into one! IT’S ABOUT HAVING A LOT OF FUN! At the end of the evening, you will have your very own candle holders to take with you!  Your favorite drink in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other, a fun way to spend time with friends and create your own art pieces!   TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT CALL US AT 740-373-WINE (9463). YOU CAN PAY BY CASH OR CARD TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT TO GET YOUR SUPPLIES.   REFUND POLICY: WE UNDERSTAND THINGS MAY COME UP, SO REFUNDS GIVEN 1 WEEK PRIOR, AFTER THAT 50%.

Thursday, Dec 5

What: Primitive Wood Ornaments
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:30 PM  7:30 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: Open to all ages and skill levels this class is our first Christmas class of the season! Simple, cute and working with every tree, these ornaments are sure to be favorite for years to come. Feel free to bring printed photos to add an additional element. Supplies: All materials will be provided. You can also bring your own photos or pictures to add to these ornaments. Class Limit: 5 Cost: $20.00 , Pre-Payment Not Required Please secure your spot by using the form on our website to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  For more information you can contact the Makerspace Coordinator by: Phone: 740-370-6399 x5, or Email: bb2cmakerspace@gmail.com

What: Santa’s Tech Tips
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: The Career Center – Adult Technical Training 21740 State Route 676, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Need help or guidance in purchasing a laptop, tablet or cell phone this holiday? Join us on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and let The Career Center – Adult Technical Training technology experts assist you with finding the perfect tech gift for your budget!   Bring your tech questions to this free informational session and let our experts help you get the most “bang for your buck”! RSVP your attendance by emailing training@thecareercenter.net or sending a message!

What: Christmas Auction
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Unicorn Wine Guild 1816 Washington Blvd, Belpre, Ohio 45714
Detail: Live Christmas Auction with auctioneer Madison Williams will feature themed gift baskets, crafts, holiday home decor, delicious homemade Christmas fudge, and more! Come SHOP LOCAL with us, enjoy complimentary refreshments, including iced tea, and support our local economy.Wine is available for purchase..  GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization

Friday, Dec 6

What: Pop-Up Makerspace Event
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 5:00 PM  9:00 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: Join our Makerspace Staff for a fun evening of “making” and demonstrations in the old Stanley & Grass Company storefront at 166 Front Street. Come see us under the beautiful stained glass store front from 5-9pm. We will be bringing over equipment from multiple spaces for the public to try their own hands at creating some unique holiday gifts. If you haven’t yet made the trek across the river to check us out at our actual location in Harmar Village, this is your opportunity see what Makerspaces are all about. Check back for more details as we get closer to the event!

What: Free Downtown Carriage Rides
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Jeremiah’s Coffee House 175 Front St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Get in the holiday spirit in downtown Marietta, OH with free downtown carriage rides, sponsored by downtown business owners! Catch a free carriage ride at the below hours and locations during the holiday season.  Every year, these carriage rides fill up so make sure to plan ahead and get in line early!

What: First Friday: Moonlight Madness
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5 PM – 11 PM
Where: Marietta Main Street 204 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: December’s First Friday is a favorite for all of Marietta to enjoy! Shops are open EXTRA late for Moonlight Madness, some staying open straight through ’til midnight!    This event is sponsored by Advantage Real Estate, PrimeLending – Marietta OH, and Law Office of Ryan M. Smith.  Participating stores will each have a savings bucket filled with snowballs, each marked with a discount percentage ranging from 10% to 50%. Shoppers can select their merchandise and at the checkout, select a snowball for their surprise discount! Every single shopper will enjoy a discount at all participating locations throughout this entire Hometown Holidays events. Exclusions apply at each location.  Grab your holiday gift lists and head downtown for this year’s Moonlight Madness to #shoplocal this holiday season!

What: Festive Family Photos with MAC and Spencer Imageworks
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Marietta Adventure Company 219 2nd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: We have a special addition to December’s First Friday First Friday: Moonlight Madness!  Stop into Marietta Adventure Company in your most festive holiday-wear for a free fun portrait by Spencer Imageworks!    We will have a holiday photo studio set up in the front window of Marietta Adventure Company from 6-9pm.  Use some of our props, or bring your own, and capture your holiday cheer.  Stop in to have your photo taken, or come by to see the fun!    Photos will be free to download after the event at www.spencerimageworks.com  *Marietta Adventure Company will be open til 11pm as part of the First Friday Moonlight Madness event!  For more details on the shopping specials around town, see First Friday: Moonlight Madness

What: Paint and Sip Party
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Harmar Place 401 Harmar Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Join Harmar Place for a Paint and Sip Party at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Refreshments will be provided by Housecalls.  The cost is $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit Marietta Memorial Hospital’s older adult programs.  Space is limited so don’t delay! RSVP by Nov. 28 to Amanda Stotts or Terri Schneider at 740.376.5600.

What: Kids Night Out
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Where: Parkersburg YMCA 1800 30th Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
Detail: At the Y, we know parents need a break from time to time. With Kids Night Out, parents can enjoy a free evening to themselves while their children are able to participate in fun activities and build new friendships!  Your children will enjoy activities like: • Swimming • Arts and Crafts • Gym Activities • Games • Movie And more!  Ages: K-8th grade When: December 6th, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 10:00 pm  Cost: • Members: $15 – First Child, $10 – Siblings • Future Members: $20 – First Child, $10 – Siblings  To register your child, please contact Jeff Snider, Activities and Sports Director at 304-485-5585, ext. 217 or email at jeff.snider@parkersburgymca.org.

Saturday, Dec 7

What: Custom Christmas Stocking
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:30 AM  12:30 PM
Where: BB2C Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH, 45750
Detail: In this class we will be making a custom Christmas stocking. There will be different fabrics to choose from. Your stocking can be a simple basic style or quilt as you go. You can customize it anyway you want. Bring a friend and have a fun time creating your own special stocking to hang above your fireplace. Supplies: All materials will be provided, or bring your own favorite holiday fabric. Class Limit: 5 Cost: $20.00 , Pre-Payment Required Please secure your spot by using the form on our website to pre-register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  For more information you can contact the Makerspace Coordinator by: Phone: 740-370-6399 x5, or Email: bb2cmakerspace@gmail.com

What: Free Family Showing of The Grinch
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Odyssey 7 Theater at Lafayette Square 430 Pike St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Free Family Movie The Grinch

What: Annual Christmas Open House
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 AM – 6 PM
Where: Peddler’s Junction Belpre 1818 Washington Blvd, Belpre, Ohio 45714
Detail: Come enjoy our Annual Christmas Open House!  The vendors are stocking their booths and running terrific sales!  Come begin or finish your Christmas shopping all in one location!

What: Winterfest
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Downtown PKB 400 Market St., Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: Join us downtown for a celebration of the season. The event is free and open to the public. Enjoy shopping and dining at downtown businesses, music, a tree lighting ceremony, live performances, museum tours and train rides. Bring your little ones to visit with Santa and participate in other kid friendly activities. Finish off the evening with a Christmas movie, fireworks and a concert at St. Francis Xavier Church that begins at 7 p.m.  Winterfest Events All take place immediately following the Christmas parade until the Winterfest Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. (For information on the Christmas parade, contact call 304-481-4159 or 304-483-4006.)   Visit downtown businesses to dine and shop.  Tour Downtown Museums (free admission)  Participating locations: Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, Oil & Gas Museum and the Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Museum.  Live Performances and Music (Sponsored by Dupont)  Location: Bicentennial Park  Kids Craft Station (Sponsored by CSL Plasma)  Location: The Blennerhassett Hotel tent (near the hotel patio)  Pictures with Santa (Sponsored by the United Way) Location: 2nd floor, City Building  Watch a Christmas Movie (Sponsored by Downtown Parkersburg Maka Mia)  The movie will run on a continuous loop throughout the evening. Location: City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, City Building  Train Rides – (Sponsored by WVU Medicine Camden Clark)  Location: Bicentennial Park  Food Trucks Location: Bicentennial Park  Winterfest Ceremony (begins at 6 p.m.) Location: Bicentennial Park Welcome Thank You Announcement of Christmas parade winner  Schrader Ballet performance Comments Tree Lighting Fireworks   Concert at St. Francis Xavier Church (begins at 7 p.m.)  Participating locations –  Brunello Crystal Café Jimmy Johns Maka Mia Market Street Yarn & Crafts Parkersburg Brewing Company The Coffee Bar (TCB) Unity Cafe

What: Free Downtown Carriage Rides
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Where: Marietta Adventure Company, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Get in the holiday spirit in downtown Marietta, OH with free downtown carriage rides, sponsored by downtown business owners! Catch a free carriage ride at the below hours and locations during the holiday season.  Every year, these carriage rides fill up so make sure to plan ahead and get in line early!

What: Pizza With Santa
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM
Where: The Original Pizza Place 231 2nd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Pizza with Santa- Hosted by St. Mary Catholic School Student Council  Come see Santa and enjoy Pizza on Saturday, December 7 from 5-8pm at The Original Pizza Place in Downtown Marietta. Kids Receive a gift from The Original Pizza Place while supplies last.

What: The Holiday Marietta Marketplace
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 7 PM
Where: Armory Square Marietta Ohio 241 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail:  The Holiday Marietta Marketplace is a unique, mobile curated market showcasing the products of local and regional vendors and small businesses. This marketplace is located in the heart of downtown, providing visitors the opportunity to browse booths of art, quality handcrafts, vintage goods, and much more.  The 2019 Holiday Marietta Marketplace will take place on Saturday, December 7th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Armory in Downtown Marietta, Ohio.

What: Santa House
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Where: Muskingum Park Front St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: For the first time ever, we are happy to bring a Santa House to downtown Marietta every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of December. Snap your own photo with Santa and then head out to our downtown shops and restaurants to #shoplocal and #dinelocal this holiday season!  The Gazebo in Muskingum Park will be decorated with care thanks to the Marietta Morning Rotary and the pathway will be lined with Christmas trees decorated by local organizations and businesses who are participating in our new Holiday Tree Walk.  Inside the Gazebo, Santa Claus will be sitting in his chair ready to have his photo taken with residents from across the MOV totally free of charge. Grab your friends and family members, your kiddos and your doggos, and come snap a picture with Santa!   Those wanting photos are responsible for taking them on their own, meaning a camera or mobile phone with camera capabilities will need to be used. Volunteers will be on hand to help take group photos as requested!  Hot cocoa and cookies will be distributed and, while photos with Santa are completely free, donations are encouraged for Marietta Main Street.  This date’s Santa House is brought to downtown courtesy of the Marietta Noon Lions who is providing hot cocoa and cookies.

What: Christmas Village Craft Show
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: The Betsey Mills Club 300 4th St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: We will have all sorts of Handmade items ranging from jewelry, wreathes, stocking stuffers, gift boxes, pairings and cards, hand spun rugs, hand painted ornaments, American dolls clothes and so much more! The event will take place in the Betsey Mills gym, located on the corner of 4th street and Putnam in Marietta, Ohio.

What: Craft & Vendor Show/Quarter Auction
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: Marietta Church of God 501 Colegate Drive, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Kingdom Creations is hosting a craft and vendor Fair/Quarter Auction on from 9 am to 2 pm to for the craft and vendor show and 2 to 4 pm for the quarter auction to raise funds for families in need during the holiday season.   Table spaces are being rented 1 for $15 or 2 for $25. Must supply your own tables.  Vendors and crafters that plan on participating in the Quarter Auction will need to pay an extra $10 on top of the table space fee for the Vendor Show.   Vendors please bring at least 2 items to auction off for yourselves and 1 for the outreach to auction off. In addition to the donation item we ask for another item for our Country Store. All vendors  setup for the Quarter Auction will receive 1 free paddle for the auction and all vendors setting up will receive one free door prize ticket.   Please send payments to the Marietta Church of God at 501 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750. Payment reserves space so if we don’t receive payment within a week of reserving space we will move to next in line as we do not require contracts.   Contact Candace via email at  cbowman1130@live.com if you are interested in being a vendor. Thank you!!

What: Craft Show
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8 AM – 3 PM
Where: O’Neill Center 333 4th St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Join us for our annual craft show! Many local artisans will be on hand to sell you their handmade items. This is the time to shop for all those Christmas gifts.   RSVP will be selling their famous Chicken & Noodles along with Sloppy Joes and Hotdogs. Homemade Baked Goods will be sold for Dessert.  Dec. 7 • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What: Jingle Booze Holiday Bar Crawl
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Where: Marietta Main Street 204 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Join us downtown for a Holiday Bar Crawl on Saturday, December 7th!  Featured bars will offer specials, exclusive pricing and promotions, and other goodies exclusive to ticket holders. Ticket Cost: $15.00 advanced via online purchase or $20 at the door   Ticket Holders Receive:  + Event Guide & Wristband + Custom Merch + Exclusive discounts at participating bars + Exclusive access to food specials + And more!  Ticket holders are expected to pay for their drinks at each location, from $2 to $5 a drink.  Ticket pickup location will be Marietta Main Street, located at 204 Front Street, Suite 300, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 7th.  Stay tuned for participating bars!

What: Pound & Pour Christmas Edition
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Marietta Dance Academy, 108 Front St
Detail: It’s back! And this time— FESTIVE! 🎄🎅🏻  Pound & Pour: Christmas Edition will be a fun, social gathering for you and your friends and a chance to get your workout in.   Start with a 60 minute Pound workout with Pound Pros Stephanie Sanderson and Melissa McConnell. We will feature a holiday set list! ⚡️  Then join us for brunch and Christmas mimosas, a photo booth with Melissa Rose Photography and more! 🥯🥓🥂  Bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need and be entered to win a free mini session with Melissa Rose Photography valued at $125.   Tickets are $20 per person and limited! Get yours today.

What: Christmas Craft Bazaar
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7 AM – 3 PM
Where: Marietta First Church of the Nazarene 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Come to Memorial Health System’s Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar. Shop for handmade crafts by local artists, including jewelry, woodwork, primitive items, hand painted glassware and hand-sewn items. There will be a concession stand and bake sale offering homemade goodies  No admission charge and open to the public.   Proceeds from the event benefit various projects and services throughout Marietta Memorial and Selby General Hospitals

What: Winter Concert
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Where: First Congregational Church, 318 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio.
Detail: Enjoy a wonderful evening of  music by the beautifully blended voices of the Marietta Children’s Choir. This free Winter Concert will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 318 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio.

What: 19th Annual Victorian Christmas Homes Tour
When: Dec 7 at 1 PM – Dec 8 at 6 PM
Where: Julia-Ann Square Historic District Parkersburg, West Virginia
Detail: Experience Julia-Ann Square Historic District in Parkersburg, West Virginia in all its holiday splendor. On December 7 & 8, 2019, join us for a tour of five historic homes decorated in festive Christmas decor.  Historic District addresses of the featured homes are: 1100 Ann Street 127 13th Street 1103 Juliana Street 1109 Ann Street 1024 Juliana Street   Saturday, December 7 All three Saturday tours will be escorted by guides in period attire and homeowners will share the history of their homes. A Victorian tea and dessert will be served as part of the $15 ticket donation.  Home tours and tea begin at the First United Methodist Church (10th and Juliana Streets) at the following times:  1 PM Home Tour & Tea (please arrive by 12:30pm) 3 PM Home Tour & Tea (please arrive by 2:30pm) 6 PM Candlelight Home Tour & Tea (please arrive by 5:30pm)  Please remember as noted above that tour-goers should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the tour.   Sunday, December 8 On Sunday, December 8 from 1–5 PM, the Home Tour will be self-guided and begin at the featured home of your choosing (not at First United Methodist Church). Tea and dessert are not included.  Tickets of $10 will be available online and also be sold at each of the homes.   Important Notes: 1. Both days, children ten and under are admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult. 2. Tickets may also be purchased at the following locations: Rustic House Antiques, Crown Florals and the Greater Parkersburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.

What: Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 AM
Where: The Ark Church of Belpre, OH 501 Main Street, Belpre, Ohio 45714
Detail: We are so excited to be hosting our annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa! We have a photographer coming along with Santa that will be taking 5×7 portraits for only $10! Come and join us for some family fun from 10a-12p. 🎅🏼🍪

What: North Pole
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: North Parkersburg Baptist Church 3109 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
Detail: One day a year the church is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with activities for children and families in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Come early and enjoy crafts, food, games, inflatables, and pictures with Santa! Admission is free.   We can’t wait to see you at the North Pole December 7th!

Sunday, Oct Dec 8

What: Tramps MC – 37th Annual Toy Run
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 6 PM
Where: Kmart 502 Pike St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Join us on Sunday December 8, 2019 for  the 37th Annual Tramps Toy Run!    This year the Tramps MC and VFW 5108 Motorcycle Group will be partnering together to support our community.   All proceeds will benefit Washington County Children Services Foster Families.   There are approximately 75 children currently in Foster Care in Washington County that need our help.   Hope to see everyone there!

What: Grinch-Mas Celebtation With Toys For Tots
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Where: The Dils Center 521 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: Please  Come Join Toys for Tots & The Grinch for a very Grinch-mas Celebtation.  It will be a day full of Fun and Suprises   We will be viewing The Grinch Movie.  Snacks for you that day which is included with your admission price of only $5 per person.  Please bring your chair or Blanket for movie viewing. spend the afternoon with us   We will be doing some  Christmas cards to send to the soldiers to brighten their day , some Grinch crafts, some special suprises, add all of this plus a special visit from the Grinch himself.  This will be a great fun filled Family day   So mark your calendars  make your reservations with us now. join us. please contact me to get your name on the list. For this great event,   Best part is ALL proceeds benifit  Toys for Tots for Christmas. we will also be collecting unwrapped toys  that day for local kids.  Note: The Dils Center Owners and Staff would like to thank Toys for Tots for all they do. We are honored to be able to have this event with us .  Please come be apart of this great cause.   thank you Sincerely    The Dils Center   Heartbeat of Parkersburg     Hosted by Toys for Toys @ The Dils Center  $5 per  amazing talents by: Christine Yates for a seperate fee of $35 a package, (( 2o minute sessions, 3 posses ))will be  emailed to you with  the photo release.

Events Beyond Marietta & MOV

What: The Christmas Cave 2019
When: White Gravel Mines 4007 White Gravel McDaniel Road, Minford, Ohio 45653
Where: Dates of 2019 Season: (Every Friday and Saturday for 5 weeks/10 days) November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 this year from 4-10pm. ***PRO TIP***EARLIER IN THE SEASON AND DECEMBER FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE THE BEST TIMES TO COME.
Detail: Dates of 2019 Seas🎄Free Admission so that all may come. 🎄However, a $1 donation per person is graciously appreciated to continue improvements for this huge event. 🎄We are NOT handicap accessible.  This is a gravel mine with hills to the entrance.  We cannot change this.  We will offer special handicap hours so we can drive-thru visitors to experience the beauty…Nov 23 and Dec 7 from 12-3pm only.  We see around 33,000 visitors each year. Don’t miss Ohio’s newest Christmas attraction, you’ve gotta see it to believe it!  Be captivated by our Christmas light displays and the indoor scenes retelling of the birth of the Savior inside the White Gravel Mines.  Upon entry, you’ll go back in time to Bethlehem and walk through all the life-sized scenes surrounding the wonderful night that proclaimed, “Joy to the World!”  The passageways of the Mines are vast and remarkable and lit with vibrant colors highlighting the locally handcrafted scenes.  17 displays surrounding the Christmas story 3 separate Nativity scenes 2 fun halls of UV lighting Tons of Christmas lights Underground Gift Shop with commemorative items Outdoor professional snack vendors  Special hours/dates for handicap to experience it!on: (Every Friday and Saturday for 5 weeks/10 days) November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 this year from 4-10pm. ***PRO TIP***EARLIER IN THE SEASON AND DECEMBER FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE THE BEST TIMES TO COME.

What: WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio – 2019
When: Nightly at 5:30 PM – 10 PM until January 5th
Where: National Trail Raceway 2650 National Rd SW, Hebron, Ohio 43025
Detail: Join us for the first season of WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio at National Trail Raceway!   This dazzling display of Christmas lights is synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. Come see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees, and (a crowd favorite) THREE drive-through tunnels of lights!  Open nightly November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020 – rain, shine, or snow!!!  Supporting The Salvation Army in Central Ohio, Firefighters 4 Kids – Columbus Ohio & Marine Toys for Tots Foundation!

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