LOGAN – The Hocking Valley Community Hospital is partnering with a number of local businesses and organizations to offer 25 Ways to Create Vacation Memories while preparing for the family Christmas celebration. If you photograph yourself attending one of the following events and submit the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a gift card.
Host – Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan
The Festival of Trees kicks off with a performance by Jeff Crisler & Friends. Free entry. Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 6.30 p.m.
Host – Logan Town Center
Candlelight singing event downtown. Walkers will sing in the city center and finish in Worthington Park. Meet at the Hocking County Courthouse, 1 E. Main St., Logan, at 6 p.m.
Host – Hocking County Humane Society
Bring your furry baby for a photo with Santa Paws. Must make reservations by calling 740-380-9109. The cost is a donation of $ 10. Photos at the Humane Society, 36960 Hocking Drive, Logan, noon to 4 p.m.
Host – Trip to Bethlehem, 24 W. Main St., Logan
Meet Brenda Fargo, owner and artist of the Journey to Bethlehem Fontanini exhibition. Hear the story of this magnificent collection of Fontanini nativity figurines displayed in a display case. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., without reservation, people without an appointment are welcome.
Host – Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce
Holiday Theater – Performing Arts: Christmas at the Arts Center, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Logan Theater, 84 E. Main St., Logan. Free entry.
Host – Flowers by Darlene
Holiday Bow-Making Course, 98 W. Main St., Logan. Cost is free if you bring your own ribbon, $ 10 if you buy ribbon there. Class starts at 4 p.m.
Host – Hocking Valley Community Hospital
Annual Vacation Business at HVCH, 601 State Route 664 N., Logan. The special feature is a live nativity scene production by Ebenezer Baptist Church, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, Logan First Baptist Church, Shepherd of the Hills and Shepherd of the Valley and Out of the Churches. Boat Ministries. Other outdoor entertainment includes:
5:30 p.m. – Auxiliary annual celebration of lights tree illumination
6 p.m. – Hocking County Children’s Choir
6.30 p.m. – Chorale Logan – Hocking Middle School
7 p.m. – Logan – Hocking High School Choir
Food vendors: Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, Tacie’s Sweet Treats, Hocking Hills Oasis Coffee Shop and many more for your holiday shopping. Free entry.
Host – Logan – Hocking School District
Obstacle course at the Chieftain Center, 14637 State Route 328, Logan, starting at 5:30 p.m. The route includes 10 time-based stations. The cost is $ 5 per person, ages 6 and up.
Host – Lockhart Ironworks, 4515 Township Road 430, Logan
Free open doors all day. Watch iron making, shop for unique holiday gifts, and find out how you can sign up for a future course.
Host – Hocking Hills Tourism Association
Photo Scavenger Hunt at Ash Cave from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will need to take at least eight photos of painted rocks placed along the trail and in the cave, and upload the photos via tinyurl.com/yjcmjc5r, for a chance to win a basket full of gift cards for local restaurants, valued at $ 300.
Host – Gifts That Give Back, 66 E. Main St., Logan
Buy this special Christmas present in the new store location. Grace Notes musicians will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the Bodega Coffee Truck will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win a two-night stay at one of the Tiny Houses in Hocking Hills.
Host – John Glenn Astronomy Park, 20531 State Route 664, Logan
Notice on the meteor shower and the Giminidae telescope. Guests will be able to view and explore different types of telescopes to help them come up with Christmas shopping ideas from this special sky watcher. Stay for a meteor shower show. The cost is free.
Host – Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 Spring St., Logan
Special holiday bingo for people aged 50 and over from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Host – Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N. Culver St., Logan
1881 Visit of the Schempp house and ornamental painting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $ 2. Call 740-385-6026 to register.
Host – Bishop Educational Gardens / Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District
Guided winter walk in the forest from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. for young and old. Meet in Bishop Educational Gardens parking lot, 13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge.
Host – Logan-Hocking Public Library, 230 E. Main St., Logan
Storytelling Walk – “Candy Cane Lane” by Scott Santoro, 9 am to 5 pm, indoors if the weather is bad. Children of all ages are welcome. The cost is free.
Host – The Logan Daily News, 72 E. Main St., Logan
Making holiday newspaper ornaments from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is free.
Host – Hocking Hills United Methodist Church
Holiday tea at Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring St., Logan, 4:30 pm Cost is free for the first 60 registrants.
Host – RL Dance Studios, 775 E. Main St., Logan
Fitness class demonstrations – pound, power yoga, gentle yoga and a fit fight club. Professional and student shows – swing, tap dancing, ballet, jazz, contemporary and ballroom. Demonstration of children’s dance lessons – ballet, hip hop and jazz. Demonstration of dance lessons for adults – jazz and ballet. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost is free.
Host – Hocking Hills Paint Parties, 84 E. Main St., Logan
String art and stencil painting, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two designs available. The cost is $ 25 per person. Possibility to also buy “take away” kits. Registration required by calling 740-270-4379.
Host – Urban Grille, 14405 Country Club Lane, Logan
Special holiday burger and beer day, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., $ 1 from each burger sold will be donated to the HVCH Foundation.
Host – Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan
Taste three selected wines and sample a small sample of assorted foods. Bring home a document with the recipe and food and wine pairings. The cost is $ 15 per person. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Host – Sauna Pods Hocking Hills
Enjoy a free sauna pod experience, from noon to 4 p.m. The sauna visit lasts 15 minutes and up to four people can register for the sauna. Must call to make advance reservations at 740-385-6517. Participants must bring their own towels.
Host – 98.3 SamFM and 103.3 LGN
Spend part of your Christmas Eve visiting the beautifully decorated homes of Hocking County. Register your home as part of the tour by calling the radio station at 740-380-9546. A map of participating residences will be available on the resort’s website at www.983samfm.com and the station’s Facebook page.
Host – Hocking Valley Community Hospital
Stay tuned for the winner of the 25 Days of Christmas After the Holidays Special.