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Nov
23
Thu
Christmas by Candlelight @ Marion County Fairgrounds
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm

Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.

Dec
1
Fri
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your favorite elements of Christmas.

From sacred songs to fun-filled tunes from your childhood, CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is sure to start your holiday season with all that makes for meaningful and memorable moments.

Join us this year when your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors take center stage to share the warmth and wonder of the holidays in song and dance, instrumental solos and group numbers, heart-felt vignettes, silly sketches, and more. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Dec
2
Sat
WMRN Peanut Push @ Downtown Marion
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Watch people actually push a peanut across the street with their nose. A King and Queen are crowned. They are chosen by how much money they raise for the Junior Service Guild Christmas Clearinghouse to help those who are less fortunate for the holidays.

Annual Toy & Train Show @ Marion Co. Fairgrounds
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Collectibles, displays, hands-on and items for sale. Over 100 tables fro train enthusiasts to view.

Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your favorite elements of Christmas.

From sacred songs to fun-filled tunes from your childhood, CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is sure to start your holiday season with all that makes for meaningful and memorable moments.

Join us this year when your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors take center stage to share the warmth and wonder of the holidays in song and dance, instrumental solos and group numbers, heart-felt vignettes, silly sketches, and more. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Dec
3
Sun
Christmas at the Palace @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your favorite elements of Christmas.

From sacred songs to fun-filled tunes from your childhood, CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE is sure to start your holiday season with all that makes for meaningful and memorable moments.

Join us this year when your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors take center stage to share the warmth and wonder of the holidays in song and dance, instrumental solos and group numbers, heart-felt vignettes, silly sketches, and more. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Dec
10
Sun
It’s A Wonderful Wurlitzer Holiday Sing-A-Long @ Marion Palace Theatre
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This annual free event kicks off with a special showing of a favorite holiday movie. After the short film, organists will play a selection of favorite holiday tunes on the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Join in and sing-a-long with the music or just sit back and savor the golden voice of the Mighty Wurlitzer. Donations will be received for the organ repair fund.

Dec
31
Sun
New Year’s Eve Popcorn Pop-n-Drop @ Downtown
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:00 am

Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration.

The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse at 11:30 p.m. to watch the large “popcorn” ball drop at the stroke of midnight, followed with a New Year’s-worthy display of fireworks. Free hot chocolate and activities from 11:00 p.m. to midnight.

Jan
12
Fri
Presidio Brass @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Since forming in 2006, PRESIDIO BRASS has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, CA, captivating audiences the world over.

Through their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance.

Each member of the ensemble began his music career by joining his school’s band program. Inspired by the dedication of their school music teachers, Presidio Brass came together with the primary mission to promote music education and music appreciation in youngsters. This is why at every opportunity, performances are coupled with a master class or school program. Marion area students will have the wonderful opportunity to share in this experience!

Audiences and music critics agree: Sounds of the Cinema is “Two Thumbs Up”, a “Must See!”

Jan
14
Sun
2018 Bridal Show @ All Occasions Banquet & Catering Facility
Jan 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

If you are a bride or a soon to be bride, please join All Occasions Catering for our annual Bridal show. It will be held on Sunday,January 14th from 12:30 – 3:00. With a spectacular bridal runway fashion show & booths from the areas best known wedding professionals, we have it all! The day will be filled with delicious food items, door prizes, raffles, and a grand prize for one special bride to take home. Whether you are just beginning your planning, finishing up last minute details, or anywhere in between, you will find everything you need to make your dream wedding come to life.

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Whether it’s a White Christmas you’re dreaming of or you just can’t wait for your friends and family to be Home for Christmas, you’re sure to enjoy this annual holiday production featuring all of your Read more...
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Downtown Marion
Watch people actually push a peanut across the street with their nose. A King and Queen are crowned. They are chosen by how much money they raise for the Junior Service Guild Christmas Clearinghouse to Read more...
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