Downtown is rich in options for holiday fun and sometimes the best gift is the gift of memories. These are also great options for those awkward moments when you have friends and family in town and they say, “what is there to do around here, anyway…” We’ve got you covered…
The Renaissance Theater is your go-to spot for fine performing arts every season, but even more so at the holidays. This year they will feature the following events:
Sister Act: The Musical
Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m.
We Wish You a Jazzy Christmas featuring the Artistic Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Holiday Prelude--Youth Orchestra
Sunday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Pops--Mansfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m.
The Muppet Christmas Carol--film
Sunday, December 18 at 2:30 p.m.
The Mansfield Playhouse is a unique spot for the creative performing arts in downtown Mansfield where you can find local shows excellently produced with amazing local talent. Here’s what is on their schedule this holiday season:
Exit Laughing- A Play House 2nd Stage Production
November 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8:00 p.m.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
December 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:00 p.m.
December 18 at 2:30 p.m.
The arts are great, but are you and your friends looking for someplace to play? We have that, too. The Axe Social Lounge is such fun and is perfect for a random Sunday Funday or a whole company party or family get-together, bonus points for releasing some holiday stress while you’re at it.
Naturally, the Richland Carrousel Park is the spot for unique family fun and is located in the perfect spot for a quick break from all the shopping and dining in the Carrousel District. People of all ages can fit in a couple of Carrousel Rides this season!
No way we could forget the newly open Buckeye Imagination Museum! If you have family in town with kids, do yourselves a favor and plan to swing by this amazing space for a few hours to give the kids some creative and active playtime. Bonus points for stopping by the downtown-themed play stations inside the museum and their real-life downtown location!
You will also not want to miss the event of the season, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Richland Carrousel Park. This event takes place Friday, December 2nd from 5-8pm and will have Carriage rides, Llamas, kids activities as well as performers singing the songs of the season. The official Christmas tree lighting will happen at 6pm. For more information, contact our office at 419-522-0099.
Check out our previous blog on the best spots for holiday shopping downtown here. Next up, we’ll have the eating and drinking suggestions, you won’t want to miss this..