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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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November 4, Newark
Thanksgiving Wreath Workshop
Dawes Arboretum

Create a beautiful wreath to decorate your entrance for the Thanksgiving season. Let natural materials spark your creativity to create your own unique look. All materials will be provided; choose between a rustic or glittery look for your creation. From 9 to 11 a.m. Costs $35, members $30. Visit for event registration, or call 740-323-2355.

November 5, Columbus
Live Fire Sunday
Franklin Park Conservatory

Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In November, try Moroccan ancient grain stew with root vegetables and fruit cobbler in the Rumford cooking fireplace, samples available, donations accepted. From 1 to 4 p.m. Visit, or call 614-715-8000 for more information.


November 11, Chagrin Falls
Lowe's Greenhouse

In partnership with the Valley Art Center, Lowe's Greenhouse will host "Framed," a fun and interactive artistic competition on Saturda, November 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. Similar to the Food Network show "Chopped," teams and individuals will create works of art from mystery supplies. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for competitors and may be purchased at Lowe's Greenhouse. To register for the competition, email

November 11, Cleveland
Seasonal Wreath Workshop
Cleveland Botanical Garden

Design a creative and long-lasting evergreen centerpiece to take home. The workshop will be incorporating a birch-bark-covered planter, candles, berries, pine cones, and other interesting dried materials from nature to beautify your home or give as a handmade gift. All levels of experience welcome; materials included. Bring handheld pruners or clippers, as well as gloves if desired. For all ages. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Costs members $50, non-members $7. Register by visiting, or calling 216-721-1600 ext. 274.

November 11, Newark
Speaker Series: Lighten Up for the Holidays
Dawes Arboretum

Shari Gallup for the OSU Extension will share practical ways to lighten up your favorite recipes for a healthier holiday season. From 10 to 11 a.m. Recommended donation is $2 per person. Visit for event registration, or call 740-323-2355.

November 24-December 30, Akron
Deck the Hall, Postcards from the Past
Stan Hywet Hall

Bring the whole family and enjoy one of Ohio’s largest and most spectacular holiday traditions. The estate is illuminated inside and out with more than 850,000 lights; the historic Manor House is decorated and inspired by the theme of “A Storybook Christmas.” “DAZZLE” is a musically-animated lightshow extravaganza; this is an event not to be missed. From 5 to 8 p.m. on select evenings; last admission is at 8 p.m., and the estate is open until 9 p.m. For pricing information call 888-836-5533, or visit

November 18-January 1, Cincinnati
PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Enjoy the Tri-State’s longest running display of holiday tradition. The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 35th annual PNC Festival of Lights. In addition to admiring the beauty of 2.5 million LED lights, visitors can watch a black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. Open Sunday-Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving (open during the day), Christmas Eve (open during the day) and Christmas Day (closed all day). Visit, or call 513-281-4700.


December 1-2, Toledo
Heralding the Holidays
Toledo Botanical Garden

Enjoy a family fun event with live entertainment, including Santa Claus, and horse-drawn wagon rides on Friday night. Food and unique holiday gifts will be for sale as well. Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for information, or call 419-536-5566.

December 2-3 and 9-10, Chillicothe
Holidays at Adena
Adena Mansion and Gardens

Adena Mansion and Gardens will re-open for a special event to celebrate the winter holidays. The mansion is decorated for Christmas in 19th century yuletide splendor and will surely put you in the holiday spirit. Family friendly activities will take place throughout the site. In addition, special holiday themed mansion tours will take place every ½ hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last tour departing at 3 p.m. Open Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs $9 per member, $10 per non-member. Visit, or call 800-319-7248 for more information.

December 3, Chillicothe
Holiday Wreath Workshop
Adena Mansion and Gardens

Participants will decorate a traditional wreath with a live evergreen base. Decorations such as dried flowers, dried fruits, and other natural materials gathered from the grounds at Adena Mansion and Gardens, will be provided along with instructions. Participants are welcome to bring their own items to use as decorations. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs $35, space is limited, reservations and advance payment required and can be made online at, or at the Adena Mansion and Gardens Visitor Center Gift shop. For more information call 740-772-1500, or visit

December 7-9, Newark
Holiday Greenery Workshops
Dawes Arboretum

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the views of the great outdoors while creating a holiday centerpiece or wreath. Everything you need to create a holiday masterpiece will be provided in a kit; choose from rustic or glittery. Check the website or call for times. Costs $40; members $30. Visit for event registration, or call 740-323-2355.

December 14, Columbus
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
The Chadwick Arboretum Lane Avenue Gardens

Join in on the fun of roasting chestnuts and sipping Fair Trade hot chocolate while participating in lighting the arboretum’s Chartres-style labyrinth with candles. All are welcome to this free event. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Lane Avenue gardens (parking adjacent to the Agricultural Administration building 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus OH 43210). Visit for more information, or call 614-688-3479.


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.