Free December Family Events in the Toledo Area


Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

The annual Santa’s Wonderland experience, hosted by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, is a favorite holiday tradition for families. Visit Bass Pro Shop in Rossford and Cabela’s in Dundee for a free 4×6 photo with Santa. Reservations are strongly recommended. 

10000 Bass Pro Blvd, Rossford.

Holidays at the Manor House

The 48th annual Holidays at the Manor House returns, admission is free and no reservations are required. Each year, volunteers from the community transform the 30,000-square-foot Manor House into a holiday wonderland.

5100 W. Central Ave.

Kids Storytime at Earth Coffeehouse

Step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the cozy space and storytime at Earth with your littles on Saturday mornings. 

1447 N. Summit St.

Refined Gaming’s Free Pokemon Tournament

Refined Gaming hosts a weekly free Pokemon tournament each Sunday afternoon. 

5960 Angola Rd Suite 2.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Join Mrs. Claus at Books-A-Million on Sunday afternoons for a storytime.

3201 Levis Commons Blvd.

Dec. 1

Hensville Tree Lighting Ceremony

Light up the park at the annual tree lighting in Hensville Park. Enjoy live music, food, and character appearances from Cindi Loo, The Mean One, Buddy the Elf, Jovie and Santa. 

Washington & St. Clair.

Dec. 2

Parade of Trees and Selfies with Santa

Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society will host this event for a second year. Take a selfie with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and check out the uniquely themed and decorated trees. 

1133 Grasser St, Oregon.

East Toledo Holiday Parade

Bringing a Winter Wonderland to East Toledo is the River East Association and the East Toledo Family Center.

Dec. 3

Christmas Open House with Citizens Advisory Council

Citizen Advisory Group is hosting a complimentary event at Maumee Indoor Theater. Photos with Santa, music, popcorn, and a showing of “A Christmas Story Christmas (2022).” 

601 Conant St.

Ottawa Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Celebrate the holiday season at the City of Toledo’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event.

2015 Parkside Dr.

Dec. 6

Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities Snowy Social

Lucas DD’s Early Intervention department is hosting a Snowy Social. The event is family-friendly and geared towards young children. It is a free and open event for the community. All abilities are welcome. Registration is required. 

1155 Larc Lane (Door O)

Dec. 7

Chanukah at the Mall 2023

Franklin Park Mall welcomes The Chabad House of Toledo for the 36th Annual Chanukah at the Mall celebration. The event includes a Menorah lighting, music, and food. 

5001 Monroe St.

Dec. 8

Helping your K-3 Reader

Ready to Read supports you and your K-3 child on their reading journey. Participating caregivers will receive a Ready to Read K-3 toolkit, filled with tools and activities to help strengthen reading skills.

3265 Glanzman Rd.

Cookies with Santa

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host this annual event. During the event, guests can enjoy delicious cookies and hot cocoa while listening to holiday music. Free Santa portraits by Alexa Marie Photography will also be available.

1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon.

Dec. 9

Light Up the Night in Grand Rapids

Visit Downtown Grand Rapids for this light parade. 

Front St, Grand Rapids.

Dec. 13

Holiday Wiggle Wednesday

Wear your coziest pajamas and join Santa for activities and pictures at the Holiday Wiggle Wednesday. Children will have the opportunity to create Christmas crafts, write a letter to the North Pole, enjoy milk & cookies, and enjoy story time with Santa. Everyone will receive a holiday children’s book and families receive a complimentary 5×7 photo with Santa.

5001 Monroe St.

Dec. 15

Perrysburg Chorale: A Very Chorale Christmas

The Perrysburg Chorale invites you to their annual holiday concert, “A Very Chorale Christmas” at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. 

215 E Front St, Perrysburg.

Dec. 16

Fairy Golf
Design, create, and test your own extra-small mini golf course complete with obstacles at the Heatherdowns Branch Library. 

3265 Glanzman Rd.

Dec. 17

Cookies with Santa at Collingwood Arts Center

Celebrate Christmas with free cookies and crafts at this community arts event. 

2413 Collingwood Blvd.

Dec. 19

Creative Kids Art Workshop

NAMI Creative Kids provides an opportunity for children/adolescents(6 to 17 years old) to express themselves creatively through art and identify positive coping skills. Registration is required. 

4334 Secor Rd.

Birth Circle
Hosted by OHMI Midwives, Birth Circle is an inclusive support community that gathers monthly to discuss topics about pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting.

5166 Monroe St. Suite 301.

Dec. 20

LEGO Freeplay
Kids can practice their engineering skills and put their creativity to work in this fun building program featuring LEGOs and K’Nex.

3030 W. Central Ave.

Dec. 21

Downtown Menorah Lighting
Chabad of Toledo invites you to an outdoor menorah lighting with latkes, donuts, music & more.

One Government Center.

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