All About Richland

Holiday Happenings From Now Through New Years Eve

6 Dec , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

While a number of holiday activities have already taken place in north central Ohio, the remainder of December has plenty of opportunities to soak in the holiday spirit.

Our twinkling cities and villages come together to celebrate the season and nostalgia of Christmas with the region’s newest attractions and events. Step into the traditions of holidays past to make your memories of today shine brighter.  Make Mansfield part of your story this season!

While a number of holiday activities have already taken place in north central Ohio, the remainder of December has plenty of opportunities to soak in the holiday spirit.

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All About Richland

Christmas Season Arrives On A Cold, Windy Night

3 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There was no shortage of activity at the corner of West Fourth and North Main about 5:30 PM on Friday night.

The City parking lot was jammed full with several cars circling for a spot. Dozens of parents were trying to keep children entertained as the clock slowly inched toward 6:00 PM and the hoped-for lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at Richland Carrousel Park. Fortunately, not only was the Carrousel happily doing its turns, but Santa was sitting nearby welcoming the little ones.

As the moment neared, a quartet began singing Christmas carols and the crowd was greeted by Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker.

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All About Richland

See You Tonight!

2 Dec , 2022  

Thomas from 1812Blockhouse’s will be at tonight’s Christmas in the City event in downtown Mansfield.

As a quick reminder, this is the schedule of events:

Tiny Tim Shoppe opens at 5:00 PM (until 8:00 PM)

Tree lighting at 6:00 PM (Richland Carrousel Park)

All evening – Carriage rides, photos with Santa, Christmas caroline, live nativity, music, shopping, food, and more!

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

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All About Richland

Tomorrow Night It’s ‘Christmas Time In The City’

1 Dec , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its annual Christmas Time in the City celebration this Friday, December 2.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM. Additionally, Richland Carrousel Park will have a live llama on the lawn, carriage rides, cookie decorating courtesy of Buckeye Bakery, and photos with Santa. The Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe will be open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the DMI office located at 128 North Main Street.

Christmas Time in the City will also feature:

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All About Richland

Christmas PJs Encouraged To Watch The Muppets At The Ren

27 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Christmas at the Ren continues to “Bless us all!” with the return of the beloved film “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on the big screen. 

The afternoon of Christmas magic begins behind the Renaissance Theatre with an opportunity to post Letters to Santa and meet live reindeer! 

Inside of the auditorium, families will enjoy hot chocolate and the movie event. Christmas pajamas are highly encouraged!

In this holiday classic, the Muppets perform the Dickens tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets—Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle—weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases—past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

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History & Tourism

Expanded Ohio Holiday Lights Trail Includes Local Stop

22 Nov , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

‘Tis the season … for millions of holiday lights, enchanting holiday displays, themed train rides, charming towns decked out in festive décor and special adventures in Ohio’s state parks. Whatever you’re looking for to make the holiday season festive and fun, you can find it here, in Ohio.

Ohio. Find It Here., the state’s tourism division, is kicking off its annual Holidays in Ohio campaign, designed to guide Ohioans and out-of-state visitors to some of the holiday season’s best events, attractions and activities. 

The new Ohio Holiday Lights Trail includes a stop at Christmas at Kingwood in Mansfield.

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History & Tourism

Snowmaking Begins At Snow Trails

18 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

A sure herald of winter took place this week in one corner of Richland County.

The crew at Snow Trails turned on the snowmaking machines!

The 62nd season of seasonal fun at Ohio’s best ski resort is right around the corner. Recent colder temperatures have made it possible to begin the process of establishing a base of snow at the resort.

Usually, Snow Trails opens sometime in December. What is certain is that is that an extended period of 29 degree or below temperatures is needed to finish the needed base of snow.

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History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Experience Wildlights At The Columbus Zoo

16 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

This year, we have added a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each has provided Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

This is our last Fall Road Trip suggestion for 2022.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself is full of interesting things to see and do. Find out more on the Destination Mansfield website.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is transforming into a winter wonderland with millions of LED lights and holiday magic for everyone! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished family-friendly traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, will be open for guests on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Columbus Zoo members are invited to enjoy early access for Member Night on Thursday, November 17, 2022, while a Sensory-Friendly Light Stroll is available on Tuesday, November 15 to offer a modified experienced for guests who might prefer a less stimulating environment with reduced sounds and visual stimulation.

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All About Richland

Nutcracker Set For December 3 And 4

15 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland Academy of the Arts‘ 7th Annual Performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, presented by The Village Network, will be performed in early December at the Shelby High School Performing Arts Center.

The Nutcracker is perhaps best known for its score by Russian composer Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The two act ballet has become a staple of the Christmas season across North America.

The ballet was first performed in 1892 in Saint Petersburg.

Performances will take place on December 2nd at 7 PM and December 3rd at 2:30 & 7:00 PM. Visit https://buy.tututix.com/richlandacademyofthearts and get your tickets.

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History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Toy Hospitals And Dinosaurs At COSI

9 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, we’re adding a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each provides Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself if full of interesting things to see and do. Find out more on the Destination Mansfield website.

Columbus’ venerable Center of Science and Industry (COSI) has two exhibitions over the next few weeks certain to please your younger family members.

Doc McStuffins : The Exhibit. “Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit” runs through January 3.

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