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Top 4 Christmas Events in Toledo, OH 2021


Our beautiful Glass City comes alive during the holidays with Christmas events for all ages. With so many choices, we have narrowed down the best Christmas events in Toledo. We hope they make for a season of holiday cheer with your friends and family!

Christmas Events in Toledo For All to Enjoy

From sit-downs with Santa to spectacular holiday lights, our list has something for everyone to enjoy.

Hensville Lights

If you’re looking for some of the best Christmas lights in Toledo, look no further than the light display in Hensville. The buildings of Toledo’s entertainment district are aglow with over 200,000 twinkling lights, including a synchronized musical light show on the side of the Fleetwood Building. With a 45ft Christmas tree in Hensville Park and numerous dining options to choose from, viewing Hensville Lights can be a night of family fun.

Location: 406 Washington Street, Toledo, OH
Dates: Daily from November 23 20120 through January 5th, 2022
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Image Credit: Hensville

Soothing Santa Photos

A list of Christmas events in Toledo wouldn’t be complete without some one-on-one with Santa. If your child with special needs would benefit from a more sensory-friendly environment in which to meet him, the Franklin Park Mall provides the opportunity.

Extra time, space, and attention are afforded to children with physical, sensory, or developmental needs so that photos with Santa Toledo can be a holiday success. Train rides and holiday games can be part of the experience and siblings are welcome. This year, the event is contact-free with extra attention being paid to social distancing procedures.

Location: Franklin Park Mall | 5001 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH
Dates: December 12, 2021 from 8:00 am-10:00 am, must reserve in advance.
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Image Credit: Franklin Park Mall

Charlie Helsel Christmas Tree Farm

Though it may be hard to find an actual Christmas tree farm Toledo, Charlie Helsel has been the Toledo area’s prime Christmas tree provider since 1964. His beautiful selection of trees comes straight from his farm in Lake City, MI and he’s been operating at his Monroe Street location for over 40 years. Just look for the giant inflatable elf when you’re ready to find your perfect tree!

Location: Charlie Helsel Christmas Trees | 5401 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH
Dates: November 24th-December 24th, 2019
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Image Credit: Charlie Helsel Christmas Trees

Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas

The world-renown Toledo Zoo goes all out for their holiday display with over 1million lights, a massive Christmas tree and 200+ illuminated animal displays. With an ice slide, holiday train rides, carousel and (of course) regular visits from Santa, this is one of the best Christmas activities for kids Toledo in the city.

Location: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium | 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH
Dates: Throughout December | Sun-Thurs 3:00 pm-8:00 pm | Fri-Sat 3:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Image Credit: Toledo Zoo

Our list of Christmas events in Toledo brings you the best of our city’s holiday celebrations to spark your Christmas spirit. From all of us at Dave Smith Appliance Service, Happy Holidays! And of course, if you need appliance repair Toledo, just give us a call.

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