Source: Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau ~ Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend in Findlay!
Spend time at Findlay museums!
Take advantage of the museums in Hancock County, especially over the holidays! The Mazza Museum will be having special hours over Thanksgiving weekend, they will be open Wednesday and Friday, Noon – 5 p.m. and the Children’s Museum of Findlay will be open Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.!
School Break Turkey Skate
Wednesday and Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 2:50 p.m.; 7 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 3 – 4:50 p.m.
Get out and go ice skating! Public Skates take place every day at The Cube! Public Skates are subject to change, see City of Findlay Recreation’s Facebook or call 419-424-7176 for up-to-date information. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3. Don’t forget, The Cube is cash only! FindlayOhio.com
Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve
Kick off Thanksgiving weekend the right way – with friends! See our suggestions here!
0.5K Turkey Trot
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Lace up your turkey trotting shoes! We’re going on a Turkey Trot around our building! This isn’t a 5K, it’s a 0.5K. No one wants to work that hard the day before Thanksgiving. Trot starts at at Gathering Wine and ends upstairs at Anvil Whiskey Bar! Shot stations throughout the trot (gotta keep you hydrated)! After-party with live music with Susan Bright and Ryan Hensley at Anvil! $10 for pre-sale tickets and $15 at the door. All ticket proceeds go toCASA GAL of Hancock County. You can purchase tickets at any Gathering property or from CASA. Get ready for an evening of trotting, fun giveaways & gravy shots! Facebook.com
St. Michael’s Church – East
Thursday, 9 a.m.
Join us Thanksgiving morning for the 7th annual Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K, starting at St. Michael Church East. Bring the whole family to Walk, Run or Crawl. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. This event benefits the work of Women’s Resource Center in our community. Sign up at www.runsignup.com and the morning of the race from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.! WRCHancock.org
North Pole Express
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Friday and Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 5 – 8 p.m.
Take a ride on the North Pole Express! Enjoy a ride on our trains and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations! Rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and younger. This price includes a train ride ticket! Plus, take a stroll in the indoor winter wonderland and you will be able to see Santa on select dates and make sure you bring your letter and drop it off in the special North Pole mailbox! Facebook.com
City of Findlay Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, 6 p.m.
Come out for the official kick off for the holiday season! Taking place in Dorney Plaza you won’t want to miss the City of Findlay tree lighting ceremony. Afterwards, head to one of the great Downtown Findlay restaurants for dinner or to meet Santa at WinterFest!
St. Andrews UMC
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Visit Santa’s House at St. Andrews UMC for a fun time! There will be Wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies and more! Don’t miss out on these great Hancock County traditions!! This event will continue every Friday until December 22!
Drop and Date
Awakening Minds Art
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Designed for children ages 4 – 13. This class offers a variety of arts and crafts in a FUN, social, 2 hour class. Let the kids let loose on a Friday night with some art while you enjoy downtown Findlay! This class encourages socialization and independence while fostering self-esteem and creativity. No registration, walk-in only! $10.00 each participant. AwakeningMindsArt.org
Downtown Findlay Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Celebrate the grand re-opening of Downtown Findlay during Small Business Saturday! A ribbon cutting will take place at 9:30 a.m. across Main Street at the midblock cross-walk between Main Cross and Crawford Streets to re-open Downtown Findlay following months of construction. There will be a DJ, as well as a live remote from 100.5 WKXA. Following the ribbon cutting, support Downtown businesses throughout the day with a cash mob. Spend at least $10 at your favorite small businesses. Get your hair cut, purchase a (few) Christmas gifts, enjoy lunch, sign up for art class, enjoy a drink while taking in the Ohio State-Michigan game – all while supporting your neighbors! See the businesses participating here!! VisitFindlay.com
Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.
For all ages of all abilities, join us to create an AMAzing masterpiece! Instructors will guide you through a step by step process to creating your very own painting. Canvas is available for purchase: $3 per panel. AwakeningMindsArt.org
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Head to Bluffton for a wonderful holiday tradition! There will be a parade in Downtown Bluffton at 5 p.m., the parade will head down Main St. from Snider Rd. to College Ave. Live entertainment starts at 6 p.m. at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets. Performers are Jane Sycks, playing jazz trumpet; the Bluffton High School Show Choir led by Kara Zink; and Elaine Wehri, playing accordion with audience participation. Other activities also begin after the parade: Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at the Bluffton Senior Center. Romick Railway’s trackless train will offer rides from the Senior Center. Horse and wagon rides by Town & Country Carriages will start near the Shannon Theatre. Wagon ride tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children age 10 and under. The ceremonial lighting of the Ream folk art display begins at 7 p.m. Emcee John George–dressed as a town crier–will lead the ceremony. To keep visitors busy, warm, and well-fed, local shops, restaurants, and organizations will have Blaze specials and extended hours. BlufftonIcon.com
We have some suggestions on shopping this weekend! See our guide to shopping local in Findlay this Small Business Saturday and some ideas on experiences to gift this Christmas!