December 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Friday, December 1st, 2017
December 2017 Event Preview

‘Tis the season to attend your favorite events! December has arrived, and that means more of the holiday events, attractions, and fandom events we can’t get enough of. Check out our preview of what’s coming up this month, and reserve your tickets today!

Northeast

December 2017 Deck the Halls Various Locations, Seneca Lake Area, NY – December 1-3, 2017

Raise a glass filled with holiday cheer as you “Deck the Halls” at various Seneca Lake area wineries this month! This self-guided wine trail excursion between participating Seneca Lake area wineries pairs delicious, unique wines with a healthy serving of holiday spirit. We can’t think of a tastier way to start the season!

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – December 8-10, 2017

Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center for yet another fantastic weekend filled with amazing artists, celebrity guests, and vendors galore. This month’s edition of Steel City Con features an absolutely stacked celebrity lineup, including Richard Dreyfuss, John Cusack, James and Oliver Phelps, Levar Burton, Barbara Hershey, and so many more! 3-Day Passes are already sold out, so act quickly before you miss what’s sure to be one of the best Steel City Cons yet!

Walker Stalker New Jersey New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ – December 9-10, 2017

As we approach The Walking Dead’s midseason finale, don’t let the impending lack of post-apocalyptic zombie action get you down! Walker Stalker Con hits the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center this month, and the celebrity guest lineup is jam-packed with your favorite fighters of the undead. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, and plenty more fan favorites will be there for photo ops, autographs, panel discussions, and more undead fun!

South

Nights of a Thousand Candles Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC – Now through December 17, 2017

Thousands of hand-lit candles and dazzling lights illuminate South Carolina’s Brookgreen Gardens at its beloved annual holiday event, Nights of a Thousand Candles. Stroll through this breathtaking light display with family and friends as you enjoy delicious food and treats, live entertainment, and the nightly lighting of the 80-foot-tall Christmas tree at the center of it all! Be sure to reserve your tickets early for this unforgettable holiday experience!

Fantasy in Lights Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA – Now through January 6, 2018

“The Most Spectacular Holiday Light and Sound Show in the South” is back in full force this winter, and you won’t want to miss it! Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights features fifteen dazzling scenes consisting of eight million lights, all creating one unforgettably magical night for you and your family. Don’t miss this year’s chance to witness one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. Reserve your tickets today!

Magical Winter Lights® Dallas-Fort Worth Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX – Now through January 7, 2018

A seasonal hit in Houston, Magical Winter Lights has brought its larger-than-life displays and dazzling lights to the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year. Stroll through five themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Lone Star State, Mystery of the East, Dinosaur Land, and Christmas Candy Land. Treat yourself to a dinosaur ride (yes, you read that correctly), marvel at daily acrobatic performances, and enjoy live entertainment as you explore everything that this amazing winter festival has to offer! We’ll see you soon, DFW!

Midwest

North Pole Express St. Paul Union Depot, St. Paul, MN – Now through December 10, 2017

This holiday season, take a vintage steam locomotive ride to visit Santa Claus, with activities, treats, and more to enjoy! You and your family will board the North Pole Express at St. Paul’s Union Depot and take a trip all the way to the North Pole. This popular family excursion is the largest yearly fundraiser for Friends of the 261, the nonprofit organization devoted to maintaining and operating the star of the show, the Milwaukee Road #261 steam locomotive. All aboard!

The Art of the Brick Omaha 222 North 12th Street, Omaha, NE – Now through February 19, 2018

Get ready to check out one of the most unique art exhibitions you’ve ever seen, Omaha. The Art of the Brick features original sculptures and recreations of famous works, all completely constructed of LEGO® bricks! Plus, after exploring the exhibition’s various brick-filled galleries, you’re welcome to create a LEGO masterpiece of your own! Open now through February, see for yourself why CNN named The Art of the Brick one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions.”

Awaited: A Christmas Show Crossroads Church Oakley and Mason, Cincinnati Area, OH – December 1-23, 2017

Experience the familiar story of Christmas in a new and immersive way at Crossroads Church’s annual holiday show, Awaited. These free, ticketed shows feature a 90 minute retelling of this cherished holiday tale in an environment that’s fun for the entire family. Guests are encouraged to arrive up to an hour before each performance to enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, delicious cookies, DIY photo opps and a beautiful space to meet up with friends and family. Be sure to act quickly to reserve your seats for one of the year’s most highly anticipated Christmastime events!

West

Candy Cane Express – Coastal Excursion Train, Garibaldi, OR – Now through December 17, 2017

Visit with Santa while sipping hot chocolate and nibbling on a Christmas cookie on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad’s Candy Cane Express! Take in the beautiful scenery and festively decorated train cars on this hour-long family excursion. The Candy Cane Express runs the first three weekends of December, so catch it while you can and soak up the holiday cheer!

Christmas in Color Provo Towne Centre, Provo, UT – Now through December 30, 2017

From the team that brought you the magical winter phenomenon that is Ice Castles, Christmas in Color is a mile-long, drive-through holiday light display synchronized to some of your favorite Christmas tunes. This is truly a light show unlike any other, featuring tunnels and immersive displays that are fully captivating for children and adults alike. With Utah locations in Provo and South Jordan, as well as its Goodyear, AZ location, Christmas in Color is sure to become a new Christmas tradition for all who experience it!

Candytopia LA Hangar Studios, Los Angeles, CA – December 15, 2017-March 15, 2018

Prepare your taste buds for a sweet pop-up exhibition unlike any other, Los Angeles. Candytopia is a visual and experiential celebration of all things sugary and sweet! Find yourself in a larger-than-life candy dish as your tastiest dreams become reality right before your eyes. This completely immersive pop-up exhibition from the mind of Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin will only be open for a limited time, so be sure to secure your ticket to a candy-coated experience even Willy Wonka would be jealous of!

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