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From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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"A Lakeside Christmas"


Dec 9, 2017 (Saturday)

Chautauqua Hall, Orchestra Hall, Wesley Lodge

This year, Lakeside is expanding its annual Christmas Dinner to include movies, kids’ activities and more for the first year of “A Lakeside Christmas.”

The weekend of Friday, Dec. 8-Sunday, Dec. 10, Lakeside will host a holiday movie festival with four movies in Orchestra Hall. There will also be kids’ activities and hot chocolate at Santa’s Workshop and a family-friendly concert with Chip Richter on Saturday, Dec. 9.

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, all are invited to a Christmas Dinner in Wesley Lodge. The menu will include ham, honey roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry salad, pie, water and punch. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids (age 10 & under).

After dinner, there will be a Christmas carol sing-along and a tree lighting ceremony, as well as a family movie in Orchestra Hall.

Stay tuned for more information about the schedule of events, movie listings, hotel pricing, shopping and more. We hope to see you at “A Lakeside Christmas” this December.

This event is held in conjunction with the Marblehead Merchants and their “Village Lights” Christmas event. While visiting Lakeside with your family, we encourage you to visit the shops and restaurants in Marblehead.

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