Welcome to Mansfield Holiday Central

This is the online home for the Christmas season in north central Ohio.

We'll be posting a complete calendar of events, collecting stories from all over the Internet to share, and hosting the brand-new, first of its kind happening -- The Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt. We'll have other surprises to share between now and the end of 2016!
Be sure to keep scrolling down for more; new sections will be added as Mansfield celebrates.

Mansfield Holiday Event Calendar

Click any event title for additional information. If you have an event we have missed, please let us know at: 1812blockhouse@gmail.com.

Holiday Fair 2016
- Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marion Avenue
November 19 through December 30

Tiny Tim Shoppe - 128 North Main, Downtown Mansfield

  • November 19 from 10-4
  • November 26 from 10-4
  • December 2 from 12-8
  • December 3 from 10-4
  • December 9 & 10 from 10-4
  • December 16 & 17 from 10-4

13th Annual Holiday Parade - Downtown Mansfield
November 19 at 10AM

A Christmas Carol: The Musical - Renaissance Theatre, Downtown Mansfield
November 19 at 8PM and November 20 at 2:30PM

Victorian Christmas Tours at Oak Hill Cottage - 310 Springmill Street
Sundays, November 20 through December 18, 2-5

Open House at Richland Carrousel Park - November 25-26

Christmas at Kingwood - Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 N. Trimble Road
November 26 through December 30, Thursdays through Sundays from 2-8 (closed December 2, 24, & 25)

Paint and Punch Class - Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 N. Trimble Road
December 1 at 6PM

Christmas Time in the City -- Richland Carrousel Park and around Downtown Mansfield
December 2 at 5PM

The Nutcracker Ballet -- presented by Richland Academy of the Arts at Shelby High School
December 2 at 7PM
December 3 at 2PM and 7PM

Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Mansfield Playhouse, 95 East Third Street, Downtown Mansfield
December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7PM
December 11 at 2:30PM

Candlelight Holiday Tours -- "The Big House," Malabar Farm State Park, Lucas
December 2, 3, 9, 10 from 5-9PM
December 4, 11 from 12-5PM

MYSO Holiday Prelude - Renaissance Theatre, Downtown Mansfield
December 4 at 3PM

A Candlelight Christmas -- Cantata performed at First Congregational Church
December 4 at 10:30AM

Christmas for the Birds - Ohio Bird Sanctuary, 3774 Orweiler Road
December 10 from 11-2

Neos Dance Theatre presents A 1940s Nutcraker - Renaissance Theatre, Downtown Mansfield
December 10 at 2PM

Santa Celebration - Charles Mill Lake State Park
December 10 at 4PM

Ghosts of Christmas Past - Oak Hill Cottage, 310 Springmill Street
December 10 from 4-7

Sights and Sounds of the Season - Various locations in downtown Mansfield
December 11 from 2-7:30

Christmas Oratorio of Camille Saint-Saens - St. Peter's Church, Downtown Mansfield
December 11 at 3PM

Madison HS Holiday Choral Concert - Madison HS Auditeria
December 13 at 7:30PM

18th Century Christmas - Richland Early American Center for History - 100 South Park, Mansfield
December 15 from 6-8

Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert - Renaissance Theatre, Downtown Mansfield
December 17 at 8PM
December 18 at 2PM


The Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt

You are warmly invited to join us this season on a hunt through downtown Mansfield. We're searching for Santa's missing Christmas presents, and everyone who completes the hunt will be eligible for a drawing to win gift cards from your favorite retailers.

All you need is a few minutes to spare, a good pair of walking shoes, and a smartphone. It's great fun for the entire family and can be completed any time of any day.

The Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt will be ready to go on Saturday, November 19, the day of downtown Mansfield's Holiday Parade.

Click here for complete details.

When you have completed your hunt, and you have what you need to visit Santa's Hidden Mansfield Workshop, click here

Congratulations to Brendan Rodgers of Mansfield, our first winner! Brendan won a $20 Speedway gift card from Santa in the Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt.

Congrats to Katie S. for winning a Kohls gift card from Santa in the Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt!

It''s Karen Kitchener's turn! She won a giftcard in the Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt!

Latest Holiday Stories on 1812Blockhouse

Music of the Day

Enjoy this selection of holiday music from Ohio born or based artists here on Mansfield Holiday Central.

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Mansfield Celebrates the Season on Social Media