It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Twenty-twenty has provided us with many opportunities to reimagine our traditions. The holidays at Lakeside will look a little different this year, but Lakeside is open and ready to welcome you and yours for a Merry Little Lakeside Christmas.

The heart of Lakeside is all about connection - with family, with friends, and with our community both locally and globally. It's about great programming, exploring new ideas, and honoring tradition in a welcoming and inclusive environment. This winter, Lakeside has responded to the challenges presented by world events by curating programming designed to connect Lakesiders with one another in unique and meaningful ways.

The month of December is full of virtual opportunities to connect and explore with other Lakesiders in a series of interactive programs designed to appeal to a variety of ages.

Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to offer the Christmas Connections events free of charge as a gift to our community.
Celebrate the season with The Fine Print bookstore and walk through a Winter Storybook Trail in Bettinger Park featuring pages from the holiday classic, Finding Christmas by Lezlie Evans. Check our website for more details to come! This event will be available throughout December starting on Dec. 5.
Gather to solve clues that will lead you throughout the Business District to find Bradley the Elf’s favorite places to play during the winter. Once completed, stop at Miss Mercedes to take home a special surprise (while supplies last)! See our website to download the clues or stop by our administration office beginning Dec. 5 to pick up a copy.
Join Lakeside’s own Chip Richter for a very special livestream Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. on Dec. 5. Hear your favorite songs along with a few Richter originals. Watch for a link through Lakeside’s website and Facebook!
We appreciate your support of our Downtown businesses open to serve you this December including Joseph Wise Fine Clocks, Lakeside Beauty Salon, Marilyn's, Miss Mercedes, Sloopy's, The Fine Print & World Next Door. Find their hours here.
Join Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life, for the lighting of the four advent candles along with devotionals of hope, peace, joy and love. Watch through Lakeside's Facebook page on Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23.
Join our Master Gardener, Loretta Wilken and our new Rhein Center manager, Jennifer Wertz, in creating a handmade wreath or gingerbread house. Register for these workshops through our website here.
Join Dakota Harkins, Director of Education and Heritage Programs, on Dec. 6, 13 & 20 as she explores the elements of Christmas traditions including the Victorian Christmas, the history of the Christmas Tree, and other favorite traditions. Register through our website here.
Join Michael Shirtz, V.P. of Programming, as he shares some of his favorite Holiday songs through the stories of the composers and artists who performed them. This webinar will be repeated live on Dec. 8, 10 & 15. Register through our website here.
On Dec. 1, 2020 you’re invited to join the tradition to transform our community by giving to the Lakeside Annual Fund which helps to ensure your ancestors of yesterday, your friends of today and your great grandchildren of tomorrow share the same Lakeside experiences.
Last Day of Leaf Pickup
Lakeside's Fall Leaf Pickup ends on Friday, Dec. 4. You can download the schedule and review our guide to leaf pickup here.
Ward Catering To-Go Christmas Dinner
Check our website for menu and ordering updates!
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