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Get into the Christmas spirit in downtown Toledo

Have a jolly good time getting into the Christmas spirit in downtown! We’ve got some fun and unique options that all ages and budgets can enjoy. Be sure to enjoy a meal at one of our great restaurants when you’re down here for all the festivities!


Parade of Trees

Tour the Toledo Club and see over 42 tree and displays over five floors during the Parade of Trees. The public is invited to see the trees Tuesday, December 14 - Thursday, December 16 and dine at the Club's dinner buffet. Parade of Trees started 15 years ago and concludes every year with an auction for each of the trees.


Nativity Festival

See how Christmas is viewed around the world at St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Nativity Festival. View decorated and themed trees, as well as over 300 creches from all corners of the earth. The Nativity Festival runs through Saturday, December 18.

Thursday-Friday: 4-7 p.m.

Saturday: 12-4 p.m.


Holiday Trolley

Have a holly jolly ride through downtown on a decked out trolley. The Holiday Trolley is a two-hour tour, taking you to a few bars and Promenade Park to see all the lights. You can still snag a seat on a couple of tours.


Sounds of the Season

Listen to local musicians give their take on holiday classics at the Main Library’s Sounds of the Season. This lunchtime concert series is free and open to the public. Each concert begins at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 15 - Bowsher Show Choir

Thursday, Dec. 16 - Fayerweather & Weber

Friday, Dec. 17 - Toledo School for the Arts Holiday Orchestra


Nights of Lights

See Santa and other characters at ProMedica’s Nights of Lights in Promenade Park. Check out all the light displays, hot chocolate truck, musical performances and more. These events are free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 26, 4-6 p.m.

Downtown Toledo

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of downtown Toledo. This is accomplished by connecting public and private investment to facilitate the implementation of the Downtown Toledo Master Plan and other community priorities, including marketing, event management, environmental maintenance, safety and economic development services. The goal is an exceptional experience for those who invest, play, work, dine, shop and live in downtown.

Contact Us: 419-249-5494

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation 
300 Madison Ave #0110
Toledo, OH 43604

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