Christmas in Seneca County

November 09, 2020

This year, it's still possible to dash through the snow all the way to Tiffin, Fostoria, and Seneca County for Christmas events! Help us kick off the Christmas season with the holiday window contest and Christmas tree lighting, and stick around for the Christmas Walk! And when you're not riding along in your one horse open sleigh, stop by any of our local businesses for your Christmas shopping.  To add your event to this list, contact us!

Last Updated: November 23, 2020 9:23 am


Events in Downtown Tiffin


Saturday, November 28, 2020- Saturday, December 12, 2020

Voters can stroll through downtown, pickup ballots at participating businesses, and turn their votes in at the red ballot box at the courthouse. The winner will be announced on Sunday Dec 13 at the Holiday Movie at the Ritz Theatre.  Join Tiffin Community Foundation and “Be A Light” in our community. Everyone in Seneca County is encouraged to shine lights during the holiday season. For those who do not have Christmas lights or can’t afford additional electric costs, the Foundation has purchased more than 1,000 battery-operated window candles for anyone who wants to “Be A Light.” You can pick up your candle at the Tiffin Community Foundation.  You can use them in your storefront in conjunction with the Holiday Window Decorating Contest that will piggyback off of the Tiffin Foundation and be themed "Be a Light" in downtown. Think, bright lights and lots of color. It will start small business Saturday and end Dec 12! That gives the community 2 weeks to cast their votes. We will use the same red ballot box at the Justice Center like last year. The winner will be announced at the Ritz Theatre on December 13 during the Free Holiday Movie. 


Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:15pm at the Seneca County Justice Center lawn

Cozy up in your home to kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Downtown Tiffin! Live music will be provided by Elizabeth Mattia and the T'was The Night Before Christmas will be read by Matt Ross with the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. Join us for the Facebook Live event here!


Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am

Stroll around downtown and pick up holiday themed treats! 24 businesses are participating. Tickets are limited to 200 and will be available at Simply Susan's and Washington Street Outfitters beginning on November 1.


Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am at the Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St.

This boutique is a non-juried event & is a great opportunity for artists & crafters to display and sell their work when the Christmas shopping season is underway. We will have free make and take crafts for children available from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Artists and Crafters may find the application at the art guild and on our website and on this page!

Holiday OPEN House Market

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am- 5:00pm & Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm at 147 Madison St. 

Stop into Downtown Tiffin for two days of the best vintage vendors across Ohio and enjoy this upscale vintage and vintage-inspired market.


Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 1:00pm & 7:00pm at the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

Seating is limited to 150 per show. Free registration for the show can be found here!


Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 8:00pm

Enjoy Jim Brickman's Comfort & Joy at Home, a private, virtual concert event that will help support the Ritz Theatre!  You’ll get a stocking full of Christmas gifts delivered right to your doorstep!, to complete your LIVE experience!

3rd Thursday in Downtown Tiffin: Christmas Countdown

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Each Thursday will have a theme and participating businesses and restaurants will have special hours and are encouraged to incorporate the theme through decorations, a special drink, food specials, crafts, music and more! Any downtown business or organization is invited to participate. Come and enjoy select specials from downtown businesses and finish up your holiday shopping! 

Events in Tiffin & Seneca County

Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2020

This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy. Shop Small and support your favorite small businesses – both in-store and online – all holiday season long. Support or local businesses by shopping with them this year!

  • Visit Jeffrey Jewelry on Black Friday (11-27) and Small Business Saturday (11-28)! They are opening the store at 8:00 AM and will have 30% off all in-stock items.

 Ladies' Night at Jeffrey Jewelry

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Sunday, December 6 2020 at Jeffrey Jewelry, 2449 West Market St.

Come in and browse the store to make your Wish List; which will ensure your personal “Santa” is to give you the perfect gift.


Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am-8pm at Fostoria Learning Center, 342 Perry St., Fostoria

Sip, Shop and Be Merry! Put your holiday shopping in high gear and find unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. The Holiday Sip & Shop at the Fostoria Learning Center will have free admission with holiday themed drinks and wine available for purchase.


Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am at the Seneca County Fairgrounds

Drive through to see the Christmas parade, and see Santa Claus to kick off the holiday season!


Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm at St. Francis Community, 200. St. Francis Ave., Tiffin

Drive from Nazareth to Bethlehem and rediscover the wonder of Christmas. Donations of new scarves, hats, gloves, & socks will be collected for those in need. Drive through only. Enter the the drive for St. Francis Senior Ministries. Precautions will be taken to keep you safe and healthy!

Luminary Walk

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 6:00pm at Zimmerman Nature Preserve, 680 E SR 18, Tiffin

Walk the illuminated paved path under the evening sky.  Enjoy warm refreshments in Autumnwood Care Center’s front area. Registration required.

MEN'S WEEKEND at Jeffrey Jewelry

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Sunday, December 13 2020 at Jeffrey Jewelry, 2449 West Market St.

Team Jeffrey Jewelry will take all the pressure off as they’ll show you items on your special someone’s Wish List and beautifully wrap it to go under the tree.

Franciscian Earth Literacy Center Gift wrapping fundraiser

Saturday, December 12 & 19, 2020 - 12:00-3:00 pm at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave.

Bring your gifts to us to wrap with beautiful papers, decorate with ribbons and bows, and embellish with greenery!  While you wait for your gifts to be wrapped (about 30 minutes), you can enjoy a hot beverage and photo opportunity in our new Sensory Garden and picnic area or take a hayride to the near woods for a short hike and some campfire cooking! Donations welcome and 100% of proceeds goes towards our science programs and summer camps. For questions, call 419-448-7485.

You can also support St. Francis Spirituality Center by participating in the 2021 Christmas 365 Raffle! 

There will be raffle drawings for cash prizes on the 25th day of every month in 2021 St. Francis Spirituality Center will be giving away $4500 in cash prizes with each contestant having the possibility of up to 13 chances to win, which includes an extra $500 drawing on Christmas Day 2021. Each winning ticket goes back into the drum for a chance to win on the next drawing. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. As an added incentive, due to the pandemic, if you purchase 6 tickets online you will receive 3 FREE entries, 12 tickets you will receive 6 FREE entries and 18 tickets you will receive 9 FREE entries. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting

Tickets are on sale through September 30, 2021. Winners will be notified by phone, and names will be posted on our Facebook page (St. Francis Spirituality Center) and website,




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