NOV. 3-JAN. 10 -- DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGE, downtown Cambridge. 150 lifelike figures depicting scenes from Victorian society. (740-872-4228,

NOV. 21-JAN. 1 -- WILDLIGHTS AT COLUMBUS ZOO & AQUARIUM, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell. Festive family fun. Featuring two million sparkling lights, live reindeer, Santa Claus, ice-skating, more. (1-800-666-5397,

NOV. 28-DEC. 28 -- CARROLL COUNTY HOLIDAY LIGHTS at Carroll County Fairgrounds, 106 Kensington Rd. NE, Carrollton. Drive-it-yourself tour through the fairgrounds decorated with holiday lights. (

NOV. 28-DEC. 30 -- STAN HYWET'S DECK THE HALL, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Manor House and Stan Hywet decorated for holidays, spectacular lights display on the grounds/garden. Tues.-Sat. 6:30-8:30 p.m. (330-836-5533, 888-836-5533,

NOV. 29-DEC. 21 -- BELMONT COUNTY VICTORIAN MANSION CHRISTMAS, Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. 26-room Victorian mansion elegantly decorated for Christmas season. (740-484-4716, 800-356-5082,

NOV. 29-DEC. 21 -- SANTA TRAIN, Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 E. Canal St., Nelsonville. Train rides with Santa, plus festive music, Christmas poetry. Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (740-753-9531, 800-967-7834,

DEC. 17-30 -- DECEMBER DAYS AT CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Seasonal activities, family fun, animal programs, music, crafts, much more. (216-661-6500,

DEC. 20 -- CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHTING CEREMONY (third week), Roscoe Village, Coshocton. Traditional lighting of the Christmas tree as "Silent Night" is sung and each individual lights their own candle. Throughout the day enjoy art with Santa, strolling carolers, live reindeer, candlelight tours, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and more festivities. ( or 1-800-877-1830)

DEC. 27 - "HOLIDAY" ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Newton Township Fire House, 5490 Maysville Pike (SR 22), White Cottage. 7-10 p.m. Sponsored by Muskingum Co. Country Music Hall of Fame. Admission: $3 (ages 10 & under free). Everyone, all ages welcome. Refreshments available.

DEC. 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE GOSPEL SING, Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway (I-70 Exit 176, E. 1/2 mi. on U.S. Rt. 40), Cambridge. Featuring Gloryway Quartet, Frontline, Homelighters Quartet, Brothers Quartet. 7 p.m., free admission, non-denominational, everyone welcome. Light refreshments, beverages provided. (740-432-3787,

DEC. 31 - FIRST NIGHT COLUMBUS, downtown Columbus. 4:30 p.m..-midnight. Family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration (alcohol free). Featuring live performances, children's fest, hands-on activities. (614-481-0020,