TOLEDO (WTOL) - There’s no shortage of great things going on in the 419! Check out what’s happening this weekend:
Thursday, December 13
12 Beers of Christmas | Fleetwood’s Taproom | Dec. 13-16
On the 13th day of December, Fleetwood’s gave to me a four-day Holly Jolly Tap Takeover featuring the “12 Beers of Christmas!” Toast the season at Fleetwood’s annual 12 Beers of Christmas Holiday Tap Takeover, kicking off on Thursday and pouring through Sunday. Fleetwood’s 12 Beers of Christmas features 12 holiday craft beers and multiple days of entertainment.
Thursday - “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” 8 p.m.
Friday - Shane Piasecki Band, 9 p.m.-Midnight
Saturday - Grape Smugglers Trio, 9 p.m.-Midnight
Friday, December 14
FINAL WEEKEND Holidays at the Manor House | Wildwood Preserve Metropark *FREE
A Toledo tradition for more than 40 years - don’t miss the last weekend at the Holidays at the Manor House for the season. Admission is free! Several new features have been added this year, including free ice skating and two free holiday movies. Each year, up to 30,000 people come to see how volunteers have re-imagined the holiday decorations, with more than 30 displays throughout the three-story, 34,000-square-foot mansion.o
Star Struck: Geminid Meteor Shower | Friday 8-9 pm | Bend View Metropark (near Farnsworth)
It may be chilly outside, but Friday is a hot night for meteor watching. The spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower should peak Friday evening with an impressive display of lights streaking across the night sky. Bring a camp chair, a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee, and your warmest clothes, and cross your fingers for a cloudless night. Fee: $3, Reservations, Code 404404102. Register online by following the link: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ohmetroparkstoledowt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=1095480
Postgame Party with the Players | game 7:15 p.m. | Huntington Center
The Walleye Friday Night Party with the Players is a FREE event open to everyone with a game ticket. Fans are encouraged to meet their favorite Walleye players for photos and autographs and the Club Level bar will be open. The postgame party will take place approximately one hour after the game ends.
Saturday, December 15
Winter Nights, Holiday Lights | now through Sunday, 5-7 p.m. | Olander Park * FREE
Let it Glow! See Olander Park lit up in holiday lights during this week-long event. Bundle up and take a stroll along Lake Olander to view the holiday lights on display at the park and in our neighbors’ backyards. This event is free and open to all. The park is open until 7 p.m. during this week-long event only
3rd Annual Run Santa Run 5K | Levis Commons | 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Join hundreds of runners and walkers to fill the street with Santa’s on this flat course. The start and finish will be at The Town Center at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Runners are encouraged to dress festively. Register here: https://www.runsanta5k.com/Toledo Perks include a finisher’s medal, super-soft Santa race T-shirt ($25 value), Santa hat, chip timing and awards, hot chocolate, cookies, post-race beer at Bar Louie.
Men’s Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee | Savage Arena | 7 p.m.
Support the Rockets as they take on Middle Tennessee in Savage Arena. Meet Superman and Batman from Laurel’s Princess Parties and check out our Kids Zone that includes a bounce house. The winter ticket spectacular promotion is $7 bleacher seat tickets prior to game day and $9 tickets on game day. Tickets are based on availability. Tickets can be purchased at the UT Ticket Office, over the phone at 419-530-GOLD.
Sunday, December 16
BGSU Men’s Basketball vs. Findlay | Sunday 4-6 p.m. | Stroh Center
Witness a local rivalry! Tickets available through the box office.
Lights Before Christmas | Toledo Zoo | now through Dec. 31
Walk through the newly renovated tunnel and enjoy all the season has to offer at the 2018 edition of the holiday tradition voted Best Zoo Lights in the nation! Features over 1 million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and more than 200 illuminated animal images spread out across the Zoo. Combined with the tunnel re-opening, the 2018 electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry AND bright!
Cathedral Concert Series - Christmas Carol Sing | 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Join us for Christmas Carol Sing featuring The Cathedral Choir with Paul Monachino, director. Sing favorite Christmas carols in Rosary Cathedral accompanied by the historic E. M. Skinner organ, choir, strings, and brass. The evening light filters through stained glass as the cathedral is filled with the joyful sounds of Christmas.