Don’t forget to join Santa and his elves at Castle Noel’s Christmas-themed Elf Labs before it’s too late! There are only three dates remaining: December 1, 8 and 15. Each Elf Labs event allows children to enjoy six different unique stations where they will experience the magic of Christmas. They will be able to visit Mrs. Klaus for a special story time, do arts and crafts with the elves and even meet Santa himself. Spots are extremely limited. Visit castlenoel.com to make your reservation before it’s too late. 

Candy Cane Christmas at Spring Mist Farms

Beginning on Saturday, December 1, Spring Mist Farms will offer their annual Candy Cane Christmas every Friday and Saturday in December until December 23. Candy Cane Christmas will have a live animal nativity scene, 10-15 decorated Christmas trees, model trains and miniature towns for viewing and, of course, the man in the big red suite. This is an all indoor experience and is open on Friday’s from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday’s from 4-8 p.m. Cost of admission is $5 for children ages 1-10 and $3 for children and adults ages 11 and up.

Medina County Recognized by National Wildlife Federation

Recently, Medina County was recognized as a Community Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation. Medina County is the first county in the state to be recognized with this distinction, and the achievement was marked when the county registered its 400th habitat garden–the number required to become certified. 

Medina Christmas Tree Farm

The Medina Christmas Tree Farm offers a variety of trees including Scotch Pine, White Pine, Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir and Fraser Fir. Their trees range from a couple feet tall to 15 feet tall. They also offer Christmas decorations for your home, including wreaths and fresh pine roping. They are open every Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday 3:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. until Christmas Day.