Herlihy Christmas House Open; NEOS Nutcracker Weekend

  • 12/5/2018 5:44:18 AM
  • Chelley Kemper
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MANSFIELD, OH -For those of you looking to see holiday decorations, might I suggest a location in our own Mansfield backyard? 

The Herlihy Christmas Open House is now open beginning this evening through Sunday. 

Terry Herlihy has been as busy as a North Pole elf readying her family home for the holidays at 170 West Second Street behind Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home. 

The Herlihy House is open nightly today through Sunday, from 6 - 9 p.m. for self-guided holiday tours.

Their personal collections are on display and feature 32 trees in every theme imaginable, several hundred Santa's, villages, the Paul Herlihy Christmas train and more.

All they ask for is at least a $1 donation at the door which will be divided between two charities - a Special Wish and the Miss Ohio Organization, empowering young women.  

For details, check out the Herlihy page at: herlihychristmashouse.com.


NEOS Dance Theatre is bringing A 1940's Nutcracker to the Renaissance Theatre for performances December 8 at 8:00 PM and December 9 at 2:00 PM.

This particular ballet is promised to be uniquely crafted - a version of its own,” says Neos co-founder Bobby Wesner.

The storyline incorporates local characters such as Bogie and Bacall — danced by Bobby Wesner and his wife, Brooke — and their famous marriage at Malabar Farms.

As an added bonus, joining the NEOS dancers for this production are students from the Findlay Academy of Ballet. 

Tickets can be purchased from the Renaissance Theatre at mansfieldtickets.com or 419-522-2726.


Richland Carrousel Park has a jam-packed month of activities in store for visitors...with visits by Santa Claus EVERY Saturday and Sunday up until December 23.

Christmas In The City is tomorrow evening from 4-8 p.m. with 5 rides for $2, Santa pictures for a $5 donation, and live reindeer will be on the lawn.  

Hear bedtime stories on December 12th while your children enjoy hot cocoa and cookies and FREE pictures with Mr. Claus! The Carrousel is accepting reservations now for that event. 


Outside of Richland County, a county south of Richland has a unique late fall early winter event this weekend...

In Knox County, it's the 5th annual Fire & Ice Spectacular at Honey Run Falls, a popular waterfalls, at 10855 Hazel Dell Rd in Millwood. 

This landmark features the Kokosing State Scenic River. This natural gem will be lit with over 600 hundred snowflake luminaries allowing you to walk and capture the magic of natural outdoors, and waterfalls. 

Bring along canned goods for the Food For The Hungry drive too. Enjoy this adventure from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.on Saturday. 


In Morrow County, their community will host their Musical Madness Christmas parade and festivital weekend.

The events fall on Friday. December 7th, from 5-9p.m. with the actual parade beginning at 7p.m.

Take the family for a full evening of fun or as Clark calls it - a good old-fashioned family Christmas!




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