"A Lakeside Christmas"

 Saturday, December 7, 2019  
Lakeside Chautauqua & Village of Marblehead

Start a new family tradition this holiday season, and celebrate “A Lakeside Christmas!”

For the third year, Lakeside is expanding its annual Community Christmas Dinner into an all-day event filled with children’s activities, family-friendly entertainment and much more on Saturday, Dec. 7. Holiday movies will also be featured on Friday and Saturday.

Festivities will be held in conjunction with the Marblehead Merchants’ “Village Lights,” an event that highlights local shops and restaurants on the peninsula. Admission and parking for both events are free.


Friday, Dec. 6

Pajama Party & Christmas Movie: "The Polar Express" (G)

7 p.m., Orchestra Hall (free-will offering/donation for admission)

Come in your pajamas and take a magical adventure to the North Pole. “The Polar Express” is a musical fantasy film based on the 1985 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. Throughout his journey, a young boy learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas. After the pajama party, receive a sleigh bell to take home. (100 mins)

Christmas Movie: "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (PG)

9 p.m., Orchestra Hall (free-will offering/donation for admission)
This holiday film tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri, the film shows how Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. (104 mins)


Saturday, Dec. 7

Jingle Jump

12 p.m., Pavilion & Beach (free-will offering/donation for participation)
Those who consider themselves warm-blooded, brave-of-heart and in generally good health are invited to take a chilly jump into the lake. There’s no fee to participate, but all participants (individuals and teams) are invited to make a donation to the Lakeside Annual Fund in support of the lakefront. Awards will be given to: Best Dressed Jumper, Jumper with the Most Team Spirit, Most Festive Jumper, Most Money Raised by an Individual or Team. All participants are required to sign a waiver and register online. Day-of jump registration starts at 11:30 a.m. near the Pavilion/Beach.

Marblehead Merchants' "Village Lights"

12-7 p.m., Village of Marblehead & Lakeside Chautauqua
Eat, drink and shop local. Several businesses throughout the Village of Marblehead and Lakeside will be open with drawings throughout the day.

North Pole Workshop

12:30-2 p.m., Fountain Inn ($4/child)
Children of all ages are invited to see Santa Claus and take part in holiday crafts ($4/child) and story time. Registration is available from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Fountain Inn Lobby. Story time with the Grinch and coloring will take place in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room. Children’s holiday crafts will be held in Chautauqua Hall. Milk and cookies will also be served.

Sleigh Rides

1-4 p.m., Meet at Corner of Maple Ave. & Third St., near the Fountain Inn
($3/person)

Enjoy a 15-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride throughout Lakeside ($3/person). All ages welcome. For each ride, there's a max of four adults or six family members (with smaller children). Sign up at the table on the corner of Maple Ave. & Third St., near the Fountain Inn; first come, first served.

Chip Richter Concert

2:15-3:15 p.m., Orchestra Hall
Chip Richter’s free family concert features something for everyone, offering fun, high-energy music with a positive message that connects with children and adults alike.

Community Christmas Dinner

5-7:30 p.m., Wesley Lodge
($25/adult, $10/child ages 5-12, children age 4 & under are free)

This special evening includes a visit from Santa Claus, appetizers, dinner buffet and a Christmas carol sing-a-long following dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is served at 5:45 p.m.

The buffet menu features beef short ribs, stuffed chicken with a parmesan sauce, au gratin potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, gourmet cupcakes, water, iced tea and coffee. The children’s menu includes chicken fingers, mac & cheese and applesauce. The cost is $25/adult, $10 for children (ages 5-12), and children age 4 & under are free.

Reserve online. Due to limited seating, reservations must be made by 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 or until reservations are full.

Christmas Movie: "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (PG)

8 p.m., Orchestra Hall (free-will offering/donation for admission)
This holiday film tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri, the film shows how Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. (104 mins)


Calling All Volunteers

Volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on the day of the event for set up, Jingle Jump, children’s activities, Christmas Dinner and cleanup. Volunteers are not required to work the entire day, as shifts will be available. To volunteer, contact mahirsch@lakesideohio.com, or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 248.


Winter Weekend Getaway Special

Special rates are being offered at the Fountain Inn for the weekend of “A Lakeside Christmas.”

  • Rooms with either 1 queen, 1 king or 2 twins (for up to 2 persons): $95+tax/night
  • Rooms with either 2 queens or 2 fulls (for up to 4 persons): $105+tax/night
  • Suites: $115+tax/night

Save even more by staying both Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 to receive 20% off of your entire stay. Ask for more information about our "Winter Weekend Getaway Special" by calling (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.


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