History & Tourism, Holidays

Colonial Christmas To Be Held In South Park

24 Nov , 2017  

The Blockhouse will be bustling with holiday activity on Saturday, December 2, as the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) hosts a Colonial Christmas.

From 2-6 pm, stop by the Blockhouse for an 18th Century Christmas. Enjoy hot apple cider, cookies, and conversation with historical reenactors displaying period accouterments and music. More…

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Mansfield Holiday Central Is Back

24 Nov , 2017  

The 2017 edition of Mansfield Holiday Central is back with everything you need to enjoy the time between now and Christmas day.

Included is a calendar of Christmas and seasonal events between now and December 25, together with links for additional information; regularly updated social media posts from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; the Ohio Christmas Jukebox; a collection of recent Christmas-y stories on 1812Blockhouse, and more. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays, Schools

Madison Fall & Holiday Concert Dates Set

23 Nov , 2017  

The following dates and times will feature end-of-year and holiday music concerts by Madison Local bands, choirs, and ensembles: More…

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1812Blockhouse, Holidays

Mansfield Holiday Central Returns This Week

22 Nov , 2017  

It’s our second Christmas season here at 1812Blockhouse, and we’re ready to have some fun!

Later this week, we’re turning on the newest edition of Mansfield Holiday Central, the one-stop location for events, social media posts, music, and more seasonal favorites from the heart of Mid Ohio. More…

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A 1940s Nutcracker Returns To The Ren

19 Nov , 2017  

Blending classical ballet with contemporary dance and an innovative spin on a holiday classic, A 1940s Nutcracker presented by Neos Dance Theatre featuring the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will be performed at the Renaissance Theatre December 9 at 8 PM and December 10 at 2 PM.

Steve Taylor, Mansfield Symphony Operations Manager, said, “Live music played and conducted right in front of an audience adds more energy and emotion to anything you’re watching on stage. We are thrilled that Bobby Wesner has been able to make the Mansfield Symphony part of his very unique Nutcracker performance for two years now. More…

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MSYO To Give Holiday Prelude Performance

18 Nov , 2017  

The talented local youth who make up the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra will give their Holiday Prelude performance at the Renaissance Theatre under the direction of Randy Heidlebaugh on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM. The group of 75 young musicians will be performing a variety of classical repertoire and holiday pieces from composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Sopranos Heidi Vega and Abby Harshbarger will be featured soloists on the concert. More…

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History & Tourism, Holidays

Christmas At Kingwood Begins Next Weekend

18 Nov , 2017  

It’s a natural combination — Kingwood Center Gardens, which provides a colorful oasis throughout the year, and the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.

Christmas at Kingwood is a local tradition. Enjoy live music, dozens of uniquely trimmed Christmas trees, many photo ops, a beautifully decorated Greenhouse serving hot cocoa and cookies, outdoor light displays, outdoor campfire, and more! More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Christmas Time In The City Starts Saturday

16 Nov , 2017  

The folks at Downtown Mansfield, Inc. have been busy preparing for the annual Christmas Time In The City, which launches this Saturday with three events. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Where To Take Your Christmas Tree

27 Dec , 2016  

There’s no question that Richland Countians, like their counterparts across the country, continue to celebrate the holidays with decorated live or artificial Christmas trees.

The American Christmas Tree Associates claims that some 78% of American households will have displayed a tree in their home this season. This represents sales of some 22.6 million live trees, and 11.5 million artificial versions. More…

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Final Weekend Here For Mansfield Holiday Central

24 Dec , 2016  

Final Social Media Posts On Mansfield Holiday Central

Our first-ever Mansfield Holiday Central concludes this weekend, and our last batch of social media posts from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have now been added to the “Mansfield Celebrates the Season on Social Media” section of the site. More…

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Holiday Travel In Ohio: Stay Alert And Be Prepared

24 Dec , 2016  

The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its annual holiday driving alert.

Ohio highways will be full of travelers for the holidays. Traffic volumes in Ohio increase an average of 37 percent for the Christmas holiday and 33 percent for New Year’s Day. The last time the holiday fell on a Sunday – 2011 – the busiest travel days were the Thursday before Christmas and the Monday after Christmas. More…

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Christmas Eve Events And Services

23 Dec , 2016  

UPDATED 12.22.2016

Following a list of church services and other events taking place this Saturday, Christmas Eve in Richland County. 1812Blockhouse will add to this list as the week progresses, and re-publish the on Thursday. More…

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Renaissance Adds Blog To Podcast

14 Dec , 2016  

The outreach for the Renaissance Performing Arts Association has expanded over the last several weeks with the launch of the Renaissance Podcast series, several of which have been featured here on 1812Blockhouse.

Joining that effort is the new Renaissance Blog: Thoughts From The Renaissance Theatre. To date, the blog has posted five posts which profile different aspects of theatre operation and other aspects of Assocation arts programming. More…

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