Be a Tourist: Animations in town on weekends from December 17 to 19
Looking for some fun plans this weekend? Look no further than here in Erie. Here is a list of some great activities taking place this weekend!
Victorian Holidays 2021
Visit the Hagen History Center during the Victorian Holidays starting November 14. Watson-Curtze Mansion will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. This event will take place Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. A holiday market will take place on the second floor of the new exhibition building on Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information on this event, please call 814-454-1813 or visit their website.
Christmas in the country at Port Farms
On November 26, Port Farms will open for the 2021 holiday season. This event will feature private horse-drawn carriage rides, a Santa Workshop, Santa Claus tours on weekends, live music, Christmas trees. Christmas, holiday decor and more. This event will also offer many festive activities for children and will serve delicious cocktails to guests over the age of 21. This event will take place from November 26 and will run until December 23. This event will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but will take place Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this event, see their website or dial 814-796-4500.
Erie Playhouse presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Based on 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Cloone and Vera ‐ Ellen, Irving Berlin’s White christmas tells the story of a song and dance team who put on a show at a magical Vermont inn and fall in love with a gorgeous sister in the process. Full of dancing, laughs and some of the greatest songs ever written including “Happy Holiday”, “Sisters”, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing”, “Snow” and the unforgettable title track. Irving Berlin White christmas promises to be a happy and bright musical for the whole family. PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED, or a negative COVID test, taken within 72 hours of the event for all customers aged 12 and over. Masks compulsory from 2 years old. Details on www.erieplayhouse.org/covid-policy. This weekend’s shows will take place on December 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 12 at 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets see their website or dial 814-454-1813.
Station Dinner Theater Presents 30th Annual Christmas Memories
Start your holiday season off on the right foot with the heartwarming musical in which the true meaning of Christmas is always celebrated. Join the Holiday Harmony Singers in the all new 31st Annual Holiday Show that’s sure to get Scrooge in the holiday spirit. The shows will take place on Friday at 6.30 p.m., Saturday at 5.30 p.m. and Sunday at 2.30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this show you can call 814-864-2022 or visit their website.
Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland
The extended version of Winter Wonderland by Asbury Woods is back! The boardwalk adjacent to the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center in Asbury Woods will be lit every evening in December (except December 24 and 25) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so the community can enjoy a peaceful nighttime stroll on the boardwalk. . through the woods.
Holiday lights will twinkle in the woods and wetlands along the 1/3 mile promenade. Stop inside the Nature Center and view our animal display and browse holiday items for sale in the gift shop enlarged with products from local artisans. The illuminated promenade and the Nature Center will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted, but are not required. For more information on this event, see their website or dial 814-835-5356.
PI 2021 lights
Presque Isle Partnership, Penelec and their partners are preparing for Presque Isle Lights 2021 starting December 3. The annual fundraiser for Presque Isle invites visitors to take a self-guided night tour of the seasonal lights at Presque Isle State Park, starting at 6:00 PM. Donations behind the wheel are welcome at the second parking lot where the programs of the event will also be distributed. . Entrance to this event is free.
It will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete the 13 mile park loop in which you will encounter the natural beauty of Presque Isle State Park after dark, illuminated areas where electricity is available, a Decorated historic lighthouse, Erie’s brilliant skyline as seen from across Presque Isle Bay, and plenty of darkness as the park spans approximately 3,200 acres, all from the comfort of your vehicle. Hot chocolate will be available for $ 2 on Fridays and Saturdays at the 4th parking lot on the bay, except December 24 and 25. Limited lights will be on during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as our staff and volunteers will be on time off these days. For more information on this event, see their website or call 814-833-7424.
Slay the Bay Tattoo Convention
Slay the Bay Tattoo Convention is a convention where tattoo artists from the city and surrounding areas come together under one roof to compete for prizes. Some award titles include “Best in Show”, “Best in Color” and “Best in Black and Gray”. There will be opportunities to be tattooed by the artists at the convention. The event also features local groups, a bar, food, vendors, Ms. Slay the Bay’s vote, merchandise, a kids’ zone and more. This convention will take place from December 17 to 19 and will open at 11 a.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center. For more information, visit their website.
Kellars Modern Magic and Comedy Club presents Pete George
By 1985, Pete George had already established himself as one of Cleveland’s best guitarists, when he was called upon to join the original alternative rock band, “Separate Checks”. Releasing two original songs and a music video at the height of the MTV era, the band used their fame to kick off the petitions campaign that successfully brought the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Cleveland. In the 1990s, Pete’s love for entertainment led him to an acting career where he honed his skills playing in the theater and in numerous television commercials. Pete booked his first movie, The Shawshank Redemption, where he worked alongside Hollywood heavyweights Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. Pete then set off on the road full time where his quirky and unique style of stand-up music and comedy drew huge fans from across the country. Pete eventually moved to Los Angeles in 2000. Today, over 8,500 comedy shows later, Pete George has been headlining Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, the House of Blues, and the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Critically acclaimed fan-winning Cleveland. In addition to the hundreds of comedy clubs, corporate events, universities and military shows across the country, Pete has also hosted the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at the infamous Whiskey a Go Go. at Hollywood. Currently, Pete can be considered the frontman of an international Audi commercial, as a guest in “Blood Relatives”, “The Incredible Life of Darrell” for Warner Brothers and in 2020, playing a drag queen in the movie “A Social Distance “. You can see Pete at Kellars on December 17-18 at 7 p.m. ET. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 814-461-0911 or visit their website.
Christmas jazz concert
Stop in Perry Square to soak up the beautiful light while enjoying holiday jazz from local band Mambo. This event includes free carriage rides by May Farms that will tour the park. Guests can also have their photo taken by the tree for free.
The Holiday Village will be open and there will also be great food and drink deals inside the brand new Flagship City Food Hall. This event will take place on December 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To learn more about this event, please visit their website.
Children’s party at Asbury Woods
Winter is simply wonderful for children! So join Asbury Woods as they host a Friday pizza party at the Nature Center. Come decorate your own winter cookie for dessert. This event will feature snowflake and card making stations. Each child will have the opportunity to create a winter decoration that they can take home. Take an evening hike through the woods and experience the winter wonderland of Asbury Woods. This event will take place on December 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 814-835-5356 or visit their website.
Stars and Promises Christmas Tour with Peter Mayer
“Stars and Promises” brings its unique Christmas tradition to thousands of fans who have called this production, “a Christmas show like no other!” Peter Mayer is a singer, songwriter and guitarist set to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of his much-loved “Stars and Promises” Christmas tour. Mayer has released 25 of his own albums, toured internationally with his own band, and was lead guitarist in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band for three decades. You can see Mayer at Mercyhurst Prep High School on December 18th from 8pm to 10pm. Visit their Facebook page for more information on this event.
Molly Brannigans Ugly Sweater Party
Molly Brannigans is bringing back her 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party. The uglier the sweater, the better! The event will feature live music from The Rooftop Project, holiday drinks, and even great decorations. So meet Molly Brannigans on December 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information on this event, call 814-453-7800 or visit their website.
Santa Claus and the Grinch
Santa and the Grinch will be stopping at Splash Lagoon on December 18th from 3pm to 6pm. Come and enjoy a meeting with Santa Claus and the Grinch. This event is included in the entrance to the water park. For more information on this event, please call 1-866-3-SPLASH or visit their website.
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Join the Erie Children’s Museum for their Santa Experience event. Spend time with Santa, decorate a cookie, get face painting glitter tattoos from Connie LLC, visit dancers at the Erie Contemporary Ballet Theater, and more! Stop by this event and have a happy time with these happy activities. This event will take place on December 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on this event please visit their website or dial 814-453-3743.
Christmas show snowman and snowflakes
The Westminster Figure Skating Club of Erie invites you to take a break from the holiday craze to watch their local figure skaters perform on their Christmas favorites. Admission to this event is only a free will gift of money. This event will take place on December 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center. For more information on this event, please call 814-864-4091 or visit their website.