Area happenings: Church walking tour, Dalton Holiday Festival, Christmas in Shreve

Downtown Church Walking Tour, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Explore historic churches throughout Downtown Wooster with music, holiday decorations, refreshments, and more. Park at the Wayne County Public Library, 220 W. Liberty St, where the bus will load and unload after each loop.

Christmas Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Church, state Route 39, Millersburg.

The One Stop Christmas Shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Church of the Saviour, 480 Fry Road, Wooster. More than two dozen vendors, mix of handmade crafts, baked goods, clothing and personal care products, alongside favorite brands. Cash and carry specials available. Food truck. Free admission.

Christmas in Shreve, 2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, presented by County Line Historical Society. Participating businesses will have specials, gift cards and small snacks.

The Dalton Holiday Festival will be held this weekend.
The Dalton Holiday Festival will be held this weekend.

Dalton Holiday Festival, Friday-Sunday, downtown Dalton. Craft show, parade, other contests, other holiday festivities.

Tree lighting, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Smithville High School.

Christmas in The Village will be Saturday and Sunday at the Smithville Community Historical Society.
Christmas in The Village will be Saturday and Sunday at the Smithville Community Historical Society.

Christmas in The Village, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday and 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Smithville Community Historical Society. St. Nicholas will greet kids. There will be hot cocoa, cookies and beverages. Train display, antique toys and vintage Santa display. Roast marshmallows on an open hearth and enjoy hot cider and Christmas carols. Ride the shuttle wagon between the Pioneer Village and the Mishler Mill. For more information visit

Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday, Homerville Community Center, 8964 Spencer Road, Homerville. Donations will be collected for scholarships.

Medina Railroad & Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Medina County Community Center, Medina County Fairgrounds. Admission $7.

Wooster Alternative Gift Market, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, Trinity United Church of Christ, Wooster. Shoppers may browse displays representing humanitarian relief agencies around the world and purchase $5 “shares” to give as gifts to friends and loved ones.

A Lively Christmas, by the Orrville Community Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Grace Church, 1667 S. Washington St., Millersburg; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shady Lawn Nursing Home, 5028 Old Lincoln Way East, Dalton; 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Assembly of God, 2061 Wadsworth Road, Orrville. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Killbuck Christmas Tree Lighting, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Killbuck. Santa, choral performance, tree lighting. Enjoy hot dogs and hot chocolate.

Search for the Christ Child, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, 7843 Smucker Road, Smithville. Experience the Christmas story as it happened. Join fellow searchers on a 45-minute walk-through experience.

"Messiah," 7 p.m. Sunday, Central Christian School, Kidron, presented by Orrville Community Chorus. Admission is $10. Students through eighth grade will be admitted free. Visit for more information. Questions may be addressed to

Journey Through Bethlehem, 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, Mohicanville Community Church, enter from County Road 377 and exit onto state Route 95. Drive-through nativity with Biblical figures, manger and live animals. Free event.

Barbara Knight, 7 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, 1425 King Road, Ashland. Ashland's Big Bands and All That Jazz Society will present Cleveland vocalist Barbara Knight.

A Christmas Carol, Dec. 9-11, Sonnenberg Village, 14397 Hackett Road, Apple Creek.  Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available on www. or EventBrite ( or by calling 330-466-7439.

Christmas Giveaway, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Perrysville Fire House. Giving Dollar General gift card and a turkey to 50 needy families in the Perrysville/Loudonville area.

"We Wish You a Jazzy Christmas," 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Renaissance Theatre, 138 Park Ave. W., Mansfield. Tickets are $15 at, or visit or call the box office at 419-522-2726.

Christmas Organ Recital, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 343 N. Market St., Shreve Presbyterian Church. The organ recital will feature Shreve Presbyterian Church's 1906 Shantz organ with presentation led by Rebecca Abbott. The theme will be "Songs of the Season." A freewill offering will be provided following the recital.

Wreaths Across America, noon Saturday, Dec. 17, St. Genevieve Cemetery in Calmoutier, 4527 County Road 229, Fredericksburg. Join more than 3,400 locations in all 50 states and overseas on National Wreaths Across America Day. For more information contact Jim Marthey at

Holiday Pops, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, Mansfield Renaissance Theater. Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents its holiday concert. Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be purchased at Renaissance Box Office, via phone at 419-522-2726, and online at


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