Top ten things to do this month

We've picked ten events that are happening in December that we don't think you should miss out on. Check out our list and start planning your month.
Morgan Addington-Hodge
Dec 5, 2012

1.   Just us Girls
Why you should go: This event is a Funcoast favorite with live music, wine, vendors and all sorts of fun. Get out with the girls at this fun event for ladies only at Corso's Flower and Garden Center. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings with Soozi from Piccolo's Wine Shop as you stroll through the holiday showcase. Music by Paul Unplugged, "Acoustic Feel & Rock Appeal."
WHEN: 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5
WHERE: Corso’s Flower and Garden Center, 3404 Milan Rd., Sandusky
COST: Free
INFO: 419-626-0765

2.   FSO Holiday Pops with Lynne Wintersteller
Why you should go: Revel in the sounds of the season with the Firelands Symphony, hometown Broadway star Lynne Wintersteller and local high school choruses. You and your whole family will delight in this joyous celebration of favorite carols, endearing moments and musical surprises.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: Gold-$30; Silver-$27; Student-$13

3.   A Christmas Story - Live on Stage!
Why you should go: Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun under the tree for Christmas. Mix in the antics of the school bully, a trip to see Santa at the department store and of course the "imported" prize lamp, and you've got a sure-fire fun-family holiday event.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 20-22
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: $12-$39

4.   A New Beginning: Mayan Toga Party
Why you should go: If the world actually is going to end on December 21 of this year, why not spend the day partying it up at Kalahari? This Mayan and Toga crossover themed party is going to be a really fun time with food, drinks and shows. You can get in for $20 and buy drinks and food throughout the night, or purchase a VIP ticket for $150 and enjoy free food, premium drinks, VIP lounges and premiere seating for the shows. Proceeds will benefit the Firelands Regional Medical Center Pediatric Services Department.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21
WHERE: Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky
COST: Regular admission - $20, VIP admission - $150
INFO: 419-557-7150

5.   CVI New Years Eve Party
Why you should go: Ring in the new year with friends and delicious food at CVI. Enjoy a three course meal, plus crudites, hors d’oeuvres and dessert made by amazing chefs with ingredients fresh from the chef’s garden. Plus, after enjoying all of the delicious foods, you can still make it home in time to watch the ball drop from where ever you choose.
WHEN: 7-10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31
WHERE: Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 State Route 13, Milan
COST: $100 per guest, optional wine pairing $35 per guest
INFO: or 419-499-7500

6.   Tarantino XX “Pulp Fiction” showing
Why you should go: If you looked up “cult classic” in the dictionary there would probably be a picture of a “Pulp Fiction” poster next to it. One of the most well known cult films, “Pulp Fiction” is a movie everyone should experience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this academy award winning Tarantino film on the big screen.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
WHERE: Cinemark Theater, 5500 Milan Rd., Sandusky
COST: $10.50/Adult, $8.50/Child & $9.50/Student & Senior
INFO: or 419-621-1380

7.   We Need a Little Christmas
Why you should go: Enjoy a fabulous meal and listen to the sweet sounds of the holidays, sung by the critically acclaimed recording artist, Raine Austen along with Nick Costa and David Strieter in the beautifully appointed State Room.
WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Dec. 12
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: Adults-$33; Students-$21

8.   Walleye Madness at Midnight
Why you should go: This insane New Year’s tradition is a huge hit with locals. If you want to have an awesomely weird New Year’s Eve then head to Port Clinton to party it up and watch a gigantic fake walleye drop as you ring in the new year. There’ll be tons of people and all sorts of Walleye food specials going on at the local restaurants.
WHEN: 3 p.m.-12 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31
WHERE: Madison Street, Downtown Port Clinton
COST: Free

9.   Earth to Table Dinner with special guest author Jody Eddy
Why you should go: The monthly earth to table dinners at CVI are well worth the cost. With delicious food made by amazing chefs, this is a perfect date night event. Plus, at this month’s dinner special guest author Jody Eddy will be in attendance talking about the book she co-authored, “Come In We’re Closed.”
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
WHERE: Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 State Route 13, Milan
COST: $75/person plus tax and gratuity
INFO: 419-499-7500

10.   Santa’s Helper Craft Day
Why you should go: Make a fun craft for your own fridge or to give as a present at this family-friendly event. Bring the family to have a fun time making Christmas crafts. Don't miss this opportunity to make great holiday gifts for family members and friends while making new friends. Refreshments will be served and there will be prizes given out throughout the day.
WHEN: 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13
WHERE: Berlin Public Library, 4 E. Main St., Berlin Heights
COST: Free
INFO: 419-588-2250