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Get ready for 2023 Ashland Christmas Festive Fun

Get ready to celebrate the holiday season in Ashland with an array of festive events and activities. From the 18th annual TubaChristmas concert to the Ashland Christmas Parade, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So mark your calendars and join in on the Christmas spirit in Ashland!

18th Annual TubaChristmas at AU

Ashland University will be hosting its 18th annual TubaChristmas concert on Saturday, December 2nd at the Hugo Young Theatre. This concert features traditional holiday favorites performed by ensembles of tubas, euphoniums, baritones, and sousaphones. It's a joyous and free event that is open to the public. The concert will start at noon, so make sure to arrive early to secure a seat. For more information, contact Scott Garlock at 419-289-5134 or

Winter Fest at the Tin Can Chandelier

9:00am, On Saturday, December 2nd, head over to the Tin Can Chandelier for a delightful Winter Fest event. Local artists and craft vendors will be showcasing their creations, including ceramic items, holiday decor, wood signs, candles, jewelry accessories, and much more. Don't forget to satisfy your taste buds with delicious food from the PANCHOS' TACOS Food Truck parked outside. And for those feeling creative, a special ornament craft will be available for visitors to enjoy. Stay tuned for other fun activities throughout the day!

Iceless Ice Skating Festival at the Ashland Kroc Center

Experience the joy of ice skating without the ice at the Ashland Kroc Center's Iceless Ice Skating Festival. Starting on Saturday, November 18th and running through Saturday, December 30th, this festival offers a unique skating experience for all ages. The iceless ice rink will be open Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and on weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. Non-members can purchase tickets for $12, which includes skate rental. Kroc Center members can enjoy a discounted rate of $10. Lace up your skates and join in on the winter fun!

Ashland Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, & Fireworks

Get ready for an enchanting evening at the 2023 Ashland Christmas Parade. Taking place on Saturday, December 2nd, this year's parade promises to be the most spectacular yet. With festive floats, merry music, and the magical lighting of the Christmas tree, Ashland aims to create a truly memorable celebration of the season. Make sure to bring your loved ones and join in on the holiday spirit. The parade will be followed by a dazzling fireworks display that is sure to leave you in awe.

Santa, Reindeer, & Christmas Ponies at Grandpa's Cheesebarn & Sweeties Jumbo Chocolates

Visit Grandpa's Cheesebarn & Sweeties Jumbo Chocolates on Sunday, December 3rd @! 1:00pm for a delightful Santa experience. Santa's reindeer will be on-site, along with miniature ponies and a festive sleigh. Enjoy Christmas music, candy, and prizes for the kids. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, and don't forget to treat yourself to some homemade Candy Cane Crunch Ice Cream. This is a family-friendly event that promises fun and excitement for all.

With the 18th annual TubaChristmas concert, the Winter Fest at the Tin Can Chandelier, the Ashland Kroc Center's Iceless Ice Skating Festival, the Ashland Christmas Parade, and Santa's visit to Grandpa's Cheesebarn, Ashland is ready to celebrate the holiday season in style. Don't miss out on these incredible events and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. It's time to get ready for 2023 Ashland Christmas festive fun!


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