EVENTS Marietta Ohio Week of November 25 to December 1 2019

Monday, Nov 25-Friday, Nov 30 BB2C Marketspace Closed

Monday, Nov 25

What: Annual Christmas Tree Auction & Holiday Gala
When: Monday 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: Cookies with Santa
When: Monday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Blennerhassett Hotel 320 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: Monday, November 25, at 6:30 p.m.  Hosted by the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, “Cookies with Santa” is a magical evening for all! Leaving cookies out for Santa is a timeless tradition, so wear your favorite pajamas and enjoy Santa’s favorite snack with the big guy himself!   Admission includes cookies, fruit, hot cocoa, and a surprise from Santa! (Photo opportunities will also be available.)   $13 per person (all ages) Pajamas Welcome!  Tickets can be purchased at The Blennerhassett Coffee Bar located in the lobby. All proceeds from tickets sales benefit the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.

What: Artist Trees Exhibit Opening
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Parkersburg Art Center 725 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: ARTIST TREES: NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 21 Opening: Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.  The Parkersburg Art Center’s Annual Artist Tree Display will kick off during our Holiday Open House/Artist Market on Shop Small Saturday.  Ever wonder how Klee, Calder, or Picasso would have decorated their Christmas Tree?  We did!  Local artists and school groups come together each year to image what this classic holiday decor would have looked like in the hands of famous and not so famous artists. This is a community celebration of art and creativity.  Bring some change and vote for your favorites!  Our 2019 Artist Trees are made possible by our friends at Family Carpet One and will be on display until December 21

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.

Tuesday, Nov 26

What: Harvest Feast at the Riviera
When: Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Valley Gem Sternwheeler 601 Front St (Physical), Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: On Tuesdays during the month of November, the Riviera is offering a Five Course Harvest Feast. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm each Tuesday and include an appetizer, salad, soup, entrée with one side and dessert. Each meal will be filled with special dishes and each week will be different. Watch our Facebook page or our website rivieraatthevalleygem.com as we publish details for each menu. There is limited seating for the Harvest Feast and reservations are required. The restaurant will still be open for regular dinner hours with our dinner menu available each night. Reservations can be made by calling 740.373.7862, ext 1.

Wednesday, Nov 27

What: A Christmas Carol
When: Wednesday at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Smoot Theatre 213 5th St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: Tickets: $20-$40 at smoottheatre.com  This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.   Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, the Boar’s Head Carol and many more. Featuring a cast of 24 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.

Thursday, Nov 28

What: 4th Annual Devola Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8 AM – 9:30 PM
Where: Devola Recreation – EMCA 820 River Rd, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Registration begins at 8:00 the day of the event. Make the morning a little easier and pre-register here on our website! https://www.devolarec.com/turkey-trot ​ ENTRY FEES PRE-REGISTER:      $5  PER INDIVIDUAL       $10 PER FAMILY  DAY OF THE EVENT:    $10 PER INDIVIDUAL     $20 PER FAMILY ​ LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. THE DAY OF THE EVENT. ​  THIS IS AN “UNOFFICIAL” 5K EVENT, BUT RATHER AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT AND EXERCISE ON THANKSGIVING DAY WITH FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY!

Friday, Nov 29

What: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
When: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Friday, Npin Actors Guild of Parkersburg 724 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101ovember 29, 2019 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Detail: Everyone’s favorite Nanny is flying across the Actor’s Guild Stage in our upcoming production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins.  Join Mary, Bert, and a cast of colorful characters as they teach the Banks family that “Anything can happen if you let it…”

Saturday, Nov 30

What: Free Downtown Carriage Rides
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Where: Visit Marietta Ohio 241 Front Street Suite 7, 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! If you enjoy one of these magical carriage rides, make sure to thank the downtown business owners who sponsored them!

What: Small Business Saturday
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7 AM – 8 PM
Where: Downtown PKB 400 Market St., Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: Make plans to shop small and support our downtown business on Saturday, November 30th for Small Business Saturday.   Small Business Participants  Actors Guild Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special: Refreshments in the lobby.  Aspire Salon Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special: Aveda products will be specially priced  (Aspire will be holding a vendor fair at their salon that includes local vendors, a local author, wine tasting and food tasting.)  Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special: Stop in and see their beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  Chams Lebanese Cuisine Hours: Noon to 3 p.m.  Corner Cafe Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Downtown Parkersburg Maka Mia Pizza Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Electric Anchor Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Specials: $50 off to the first 20 customers, door prizes, small art  Fantasy to Flesh Hours: 3 to 11 p.m. Specials: 10% off tattoos, buy 2 get 1 free piercing  Gyro King Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Market Street Yarn & Crafts Hours: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Nutrition Mission Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Specials: $1.00 off all combos, free samples and raffle basket ($60 value)  Parkersburg Art Center (Art/gift vendor market and gift shop also open.) Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Specials: free admission, free refreshments all day, the Artist Tree Exhibit will be opening (local artists and school groups decorate or create Christmas trees in the style of various famous artists)  Parkersburg Brewing Company Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Specials: $1 order of pretzel bites; $1 order of 5oz beer  Select Office Services Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tech Medic Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Specials: $45 for Iphone 6 – Iphone 8 screen replacement, 20% off all repairs (Friday & Saturday)  The Blennerhassett Hotel Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Specials: $2 large hot coffee and stop in and see their Festival of Trees   The Coffee Car/TCB Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Specials: 1/2 off appetizers, signature cocktails  – $5, drink specials  The Dills Center Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specials: Holding a Small Business Expo. See their Facebook page for listing of vendors.  Third Street Deli Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Unity Cafe Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special: buy one get one half off

What: POUNDgiving
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8 AM – 9 AM
Where: Fitness at Stacey’s Dance Studio 205 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Join us for our 2nd Annual POUNDgiving event on November 30th at 8:00 AM! Make some noise at this special class as we give back to the community. The cost to attend is a canned food or monetary donation for the Gospel Mission Food Pantry.

What: Lowell Chapter Christmas Parade 

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Lowell, Ohio
Detail: The Lowell Ohio Chapter will be riding in the Marietta Christmas Parade.   🐎 members please wear a Red sweatshirt or coat, green scarf, dark blue jean, black hat (black earmuffs optional) and black Cowboy hat or helmet.   🐎 This is a night parade so find some fun, lighted decorations for your horse and self if you’d like.  🐎 bring a thermos of something warm to drink.  🐎 line up typically starts 1 hour before parade time, so make sure to arrive in plenty of time to decorate your self and horse before line up.   staging area location will be posted soon.

What: Wreath Workshop
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Marietta Township Recreation Building (Old Reno School) 260 Sandhill Road
Detail: Related Events See More Related Events  Breakfast with Santa Sat, Dec 14 at Reno Volunteer Fire Dept. Shared to Washington County/surrounding areas Scanner & Information Updates Interested · Going  Warren Middle School Craft Show Sat, Dec 7 at Warren Middle School 3 friends are going Interested · Going  Free Downtown Carriage Rides Fri, Dec 6 at Jeremiah’s Coffee House by Marietta Main Street Interested · Going  WV Interstate Fairgrounds Christmas In The Barn Fri, Dec 13 at 2230 Butcher Bend Rd, Mineral Wells, WV 26150-3102, United States 746 guests Interested · Going  Pizza With Santa Sat, Dec 7 at The Original Pizza Place 185 guests Interested · Going  The Polar Express Sun, Dec 1 at Peoples Bank Theatre 3 friends are going Interested · Going English (US) · Español · Português (Brasil) · Français (France) · Deutsch Privacy · Terms · Advertising · Ad Choices · Cookies ·  More Facebook © 2019 Wildroot Flower Co.’s photo. Wreath Workshop Public · 2 instances · 589 people · by Wildroot Flower Co. Select a date and time SAT, NOV 30 10:00 AM SAT, NOV 30 4:00 PM InterestedGoingShare friend_friends 459 going or interested including Katie Dehnart Message clock Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM Next Week · 43–52°F Rain Showers pin Wildroot Flower Co. ticket Tickets www.wildrootflowerco.com Find Tickets About Discussion 589 InterestedSee All   Jennifer and Katie are interested Share Details In this workshop you will learn design techniques to create your own 24″ Fraser Fir wreath to show off this holiday season. We will provide all the materials you need to leave with a beautifully decorated wreath and full of holiday spirit. Workshop Fee includes light refreshments and all materials for the workshop. Feel free to bring extra items you might want to add to your wreath.

What: Small BUSINESS Expo
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9 AM – 3 PM
Where: The Dils Center 521 Market St, ParkersbThe Dils Center 521 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101urg, West Virginia 26101
Detail: We will be hosting a small business Expo ,spaces available .starts at 9o clock and will wrap up around 3pm.Our Vendors are.1 ,Norwex. 2. Becky’s botique.3.probotic.skin care.color cosmetics.bath and beyond. 4paprazzi.5mid ohio valley wedding officiant and photographer. pampered chef.color street.Breads and beyond .

What: Merry-etta Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Marietta Main Street 204 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Our annual evening holiday parade will include floats, dance routines, carolers, and much more, all complete with festive Christmas lights. As usual, Santa Claus will make his appearance in the parade at the very end!  Thanks to the support of WMOA, the Merry-etta Christmas Parade will be live on-air for all to enjoy via 1490 AM and 101.3 FM.  Each float will have the opportunity to submit an ad to be read live on-air during the parade so make sure to tune in and listen live!  Interested in hosting a float in our parade? The application can be found via the following link, for both online and in-mail processing: https://www.mariettamainstreet.org/hometown-holidays  The 2019 Merry-etta Christmas Parade is sponsored by Marietta College!  Registration Fees:  $35: Through November 8th  $55: November 11th through Parade Day. Parade Route:  **This year’s parade route has changed**  The parade now ends at the Gazebo at East Muskingum Park on Front Street in honor of our brand new Holiday Tree Walk.  Our floats will start at Second & Ohio Street > Greene Street > Front Street > East Muskingum Park.

What: Belpre Holiday Lights Parade
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6 PM – 7
Where: Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714, United States
Detail: Lighted parade through downtown Belpre..6 pm. No charge to enter. Lineup at Belpre High School off Stone Road. Disperse at Howe’s Grove Park.

Sunday, Oct Dec 1

What: The Polar Express
When: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4 PM – 8 PM
Where: Peoples Bank Theatre 222 Putnam St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Detail: Our Polar Express pajama matinee has quickly become a Marietta family tradition! Come aboard the Polar Express, a magical train heading to the North Pole. Tom Hanks stars as the conductor—as well as five other roles! This beloved movie is based on the award-winning storybook written by Chris Van Allsburg, this Christmas story tells of a boy who has reached an age when his belief in Santa is beginning to falter.  The young and young-at-heart are encouraged to come dressed in Christmas pajamas and enjoy the show. Santa will be on hand to hear Christmas wishes, and true to the Polar Express experience, hot chocolate and cookies will be available, too.  Santa will be available from 4pm to 6pm. Movie begins at 6pm

What: Teen Pool Shootout
When: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM – 3 PM
Where: Marietta Moose Lodge #1823, 169 Front St
Detail: Teen Pool Shootout Ages 14-18 Standard Doubles Play Limited to 10 2-person Teams Single or Double Elimination will depend upon how many teams are registered.    2 Pool Tables.     It’s FREE!!!   Prizes awarded!!!  Food  Music  Shuffleboard and Cornhole Games can be played while you wait or for those not wanting to shoot pool.    Hosted by Venture Crew 207

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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