It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Start a new family tradition this holiday season, and celebrate “A Lakeside Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 7. For the third year, Lakeside is expanding its annual  Community Christmas Dinner  into an all-day event filled with sleigh rides, visit from Santa, children’s activities, family entertainment, holiday shopping and much more!

Festivities will be held in conjunction with the Marblehead Merchants’ “Village Lights,” an event that highlights local shops and restaurants on the peninsula. Admission and parking for both events are free.
With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect gift? Take a look at our list of Lakeside-inspired gift ideas!

Join us at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 for a Pajama Party and showing of "The Polar Express" (G) . At 9 p.m., we'll feature "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (PG) .

Those who consider themselves warm-blooded, brave-of-heart and in generally good health are invited to make a chilly jump into the lake.

Enjoy a 15-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride throughout Lakeside ($3/person). Sign up outside the Fountain Inn; first come, first served.

Children of all ages are invited to see Santa and take part in holiday crafts and story time. Register from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Milk and cookies will also be served.

Chip Richter's free family concert features something for everyone, offering fun, high-energy music with a positive message that connects with children and adults.

Eat, drink and shop local. Several businesses throughout the Village of Marblehead and Lakeside will be open with specials throughout the day. View the lights during the evening.

Special rates are being offered at the Fountain Inn for the weekend. To book, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 and ask for our "Winter Weekend Getaway Special."

This special evening includes a visit from Santa, appetizers, dinner buffet and a Christmas carol sing-a-long following dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m. Registration for the dinner has closed.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Dec. 7. Volunteers aren't required to work the entire day, as shifts are available. If interested, contact .
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