Click on 'Learn More' for additional information such as confirm date , time, location, availability (ie. seats still available, etc.) and any cost associated with the event.  Previous major OC Events are listed at bottom of this page.  Orange Celebration is not responsible for any date/location changes or alterations/cancellations to events.  Contact us to get your event listed for free! 

OC EXCLUSIVE!  Looking for a place to purchase a live Christmas tree? Check out our exclusive directory of places in our area to find the perfect Christmas tree! Also, we've included a link to "Visiting a Christmas Tree Farm: What should you expect on your trip to the tree farm? How should you prepare?"  Check all of it out here - LEARN MORE

Letters To Santa Mailbox, Now through December 18, 2019, Orange Township Hall - Santa will be accepting letters from his believers, now throught Wed, Dec 18.  When making out letter, please be sure to legibly print your first and last name and mailing address.  LEARN MORE

Gift Kindness, Now through December 27, Polaris Fashion Place - This year we are spreading holiday magic through the gift of kindness. Join us on Friday, November 29 as we kick of the season of giving with our Gift of Kindness installation located at the Food Hall hallway in between Subway and Sbarro. You can enter to win $1,000 to a charity of your choice by posting your act of kindness on Instagram with the hashtag #GiftKindnessContest, following and tagging @polarisfashionplace and tagging the charity of your choice. See you there! LEARN MORE

Sounds of the Season, Saturday, December 14 (check times below), Polaris Fashion Place - Sounds of the Season is a program where local schools, organizations, dance groups and singers can spread holiday cheer for all to hear. Performances will take place every hour on the Lower Level by the Play Area on Saturday, December 14th from 10:30 AM - 7 PM. For more information or general inquiries, please call the Polaris Mall Management Office at (614) 846-1500. LEARN MORE

For Kids: Holiday Crafts, Saturday, December 14, 2pm - 4pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Make simple holiday crafts to celebrate the season. Program at nature center. Parking maybe limited. Visitors may need to park in Oak Coves Picnic area and walk to the nature center. Free. Ages 3+. LEARN MORE 


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One Warm Coat 4 Mile & 2 Mile Run/Walk, Saturday, December 14, 9am - 11am, Mount Carmel Lewis Center - Join us on Saturday, December 14 for a 4 mile and 2 mile run/walk from Mount Carmel Lewis Center. We are changing things up for the event this year. The primary goal of the event is for the running and multi sport community of Central Ohio to give back and support others in need. The cost of the event is only $10-20 (depending on registration date) and helps to cover the cost of event labor, timing tags and bibs, traffic control and any event sundry needs. Long sleeve shirts will be an option to purchase. To keep cost down we are not going to provide medals or awards as the focus of this event is for our running and multi sport community to give back.  LEARN MORE

Christmas Bird Count, Saturday, December 14, 8am - 12pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Help us count birds in the park for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Afterward, warm up with hot chocolate in the nature center while we tally our results. Ages 10 and older. Meet at the nature center. No experience necessary.  LEARN MORE

Christmas Vacation Christmas Party, Saturday, December 14, 11am - 11pm, The Food Truck Depot - The Food Truck Depot Christmas Vacation Christmas Party! Dress up as your favorite Christmas Vacation character and come out and enjoy our holiday festivities with free food, live music and lots of fun games and prizes!  LEARN MORE

Howl at the Moon Dog Hike, Saturday, December 14, 5pm - 7pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Bring your canine friend on a 3.5-mile hike. Dogs must be leashed. All ages. Meet at nature center. Program is free of charge. LEARN MORE

Get Started with Drones in School, Monday, December 16, 9am - 3pm, Ready Made RC - Build and take home your very own Nano-sized First-Person-View (FPV) Racing Drone! Learn the basics for getting your team up and running for the 2018-19 Drones in School season and bring first-person view (FPV) drones to your school. Each ticket holder will get to build and fly their own racing drone during the workshop. At the end of the day, each registered attendee will get to take home nearly $300 in equipment to kickstart their Drones in School program or to begin their own exciting hobby of drone racing! LEARN MORE   

Reserve your space DEC 18th , 2nd Annual Kids' Maker Market, Wednesday, December 18, 5pm - 9pm, gather - We have so much interest and so many awesome kiddos that want to participate, we are opening up additional spots and making this a 2 night event! Our 2nd annual Kids’ Maker Market will be held on December 18th + 19th 5-9pm. Entrepreneurial makers ages 5-18 are invited to bring their hand-crafted items to sell at this special Kids' Maker Market. We are also collecting children's artwork to be displayed during this event - check out our Doodle for Donations event on our Events Page. Whether your child is creating art, selling their craft OR BOTH, this is an opportunity for local kiddos to experience the creative process, bring their ideas to life and to exercise business skills... all while giving back during the holiday season.

For every child that submits artwork or reserves a spot at our Maker Market, we will donate a craft kit or coloring book with crayons to Nationwide Children's Hospital in their name.  LEARN MORE

The Daily Growler Ugly Sweater Party, Wednesday, December 18, 6pm - 8pm, The Daily Growler Polaris - Join us at The Daily Growler-Polaris for our 2019 Ugly Sweater Party! Wear your best (or worst) holiday themed sweater while enjoying some tasty beers from The Daily Growler!  LEARN MORE

For Families: Birds of Prey, Thursday, December 19, 11am - 12pm, Highbanks Metro Park - Meet owls and hawks from Ohio Wildlife Center. Learn about their amazing adaptations for survival. Ages 6 and older. Meet at nature center. Program is free. LEARN MORE

KidX: Cookies & Claus, Friday, December 20, 4:30pm - 6pm, Polaris Fashion Place - Enjoy cookies with Santa Claus on Friday, December 20 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM at Santaville in Center Court! Decorate your own Cheryl's cookie with frosting and holiday sprinkles, complimentary of Polaris Fashion Place.  LEARN MORE

C8 Corvette Reveal Tour, Friday, December 20, 11am - 7:30pm, Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC - Join us on December 20th, 2019 from 11 AM to 7:30 PM at Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC to come to see, touch and feel the BRAND NEW 2020 C8 Corvette in person! Representatives from Chevrolet will be at the store all day to answer questions and present vehicle features. We will have live DJs from The Conspiracy Band-Columbus, Ohio-Sutton Entertainment along with food and giveaways.  LEARN MORE

Run the Lights 2019 - Presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, Saturday, December 21, 5 AM – 7 AM, Alum Creek State Park / Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights! - Run the Lights is limited to 500 total runners - 250 in 5AM and 250 in in 6AM race.  This is your unique opportunity to run the light show at the Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights! This is our 2nd annual run and it's like no other run (or walk)! Get to see all the lights in this very special experience. This is the only public run through the light show - normally only cars are permitted through it. Register your family and friends quickly as this event will be sure to sell out quickly. The 1.5 mile runs are partial runs through the light show. The 3 mile run is a run throught the entire light show!  LEARN MORE

Berlin Baseball Winter Skills Camp, Thursday, December 26, 8am - 10am and 10am - 12pm,  and Friday, December 27, 8am - 10am and 10am - 12pm, Olentangy Berlin High School - BERLIN BASEBALL WINTER SKILLS CAMP.  GRADES K-8.  Grades 5-8 8:00-10:00; Grades K-4 10:00-12:00. OBHS Aux Gym.  CAMP OVERVIEW:  Hitting | Throwing | Infield | Outfield | Base Running.  Each participant will receive a Berlin Baseball T-Shirt. 

COST $40/1 Day or $60/2 Days.  LEARN MORE

Daddy-Daughter Dance, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 6pm - 8pm, Ohio Wesleyan University - The City of Delaware invites you to join us SATURDAY January 11, 6:00-8:00PM at the OWU Student Center! Recommended ages 4-17!  Please note that the Dance will be held on a Saturday with an earlier start time!  An Ice Cream Bar will be available at 6:00PM, followed by games and dancing. A professional digital photo is included in price. Formal dress is encouraged. Registration is going on now!  The event may sell out. Register at the Y's Welcome Center or online.  Cost: $25 for the couple, $10 for each additional daughter. $5 late fee after Jan 1.   Online - register one person as a couple - if you need an additional daughter purchase the additional daughter option.  LEARN MORE

Application Priority Deadline, Friday, January 17, 12am - 11:59pm, Delaware Area Career Center - The Application Priority Deadline for the 2020/2021 school year January 17, 2020. Any application received on or before this date will be given priority over those received later. We also look at grades, attendance, and three essay questions.  LEARN MORE

Zoo School Readiness Exam, Wednesday, January 29, 4pm - 6pm, Delaware Area Career Center - DACC will be hosting a readiness exam for all students applying to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium School program for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a REQUIRED part of the application process. Please select one date and time to register for the exam.  LEARN MORE

2020 Winter Hike: Highbanks, Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10am - 11am, Highbanks Metro Park - Join us for a 2.5- or 5-mile hike through the park. Food and hot drinks served after the hike. Hike to a greener place - Here's how you can help:

- Bring a reusable mug or bowl 

- Buy a bowl from Friends of Metro Parks

- Car pool with friends

- Donate canned goods and receive a collector’s mug

O N G O I N G  E V E N T S

Ministries for Adults, Grace Polaris Church - Bible studies and programs for both men and women. LEARN MORE

DACC Fall & Winter Schedule. The Delaware Area Career Center, in partnership with community, is an innovative model for developing lifelong learners, quality leaders, and critical thinkers for the dynamic and global environment.  Events up through May, 2020  SCHEDULE & EVENTS

Main Street Delawares Farmers Market, Now thru end of October 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, On the shady side of Sandusky Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Delaware - Main Street Farmers’ Markets offer an enticing array of seasonal fresh produce, baked goods, live and cut flowers and plants, and craft items including homemade soap and pottery. Income-eligible senior citizens can get vouchers for farmers’ market foods from SourcePoint.  LEARN MORE

Walk with a Doc, Every Saturday, 8:30am, Polaris Mall - Every Saturday we walk, talk, and exercise our way to a healthier you! - Learn with a high yield health discussion given by a local expert healthcare provider - Exercise with new friends, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. What's better than a walking opportunity with others, healthy tips for smart living, and way to talk to your doctors and nurses without any copays!? Come... Walk with a Doc! Ask questions, get to know your doctors, and have a great time improving your life! Join Us at the next one! We'll check blood pressures, give away lots of free stuff, and get you to use exercise as medicine to improve your life!  Be green and bring a reusable water bottle from home to stay hydrated!  LEARN MORE 

Hike Ohio! - Novices of the outdoors - This group is for anyone who likes to hike and walk on nature trails, backpacking trails and just about anywhere in the great outdoors. All those who are dedicated to hiking excursions in Ohio, with a focus on leaving no trace of litter on our lands can join us! We will get together for evening hikes on metro parks trails, gather for day hikes in the Ohio State park and forest system and maybe even do overnight trips if anyone is interested. Lace up your hikers and hit the trail with us! And don't forget to check out the Polls section to vote on when/where to go on the next hike. We are trying to get some dog friendly hikes in for you and your canine companions. Check out the calendar for upcoming meet ups.  LEARN MORE

Your Neighborhood Clinic, 1st Wednesday of each month, 10am - 11:30am, Delaware General Health District - Call 740-203-2040. LEARN MORE

Do you have a local event in the Orange Township area you would like for us to promote for free? - Here is a great opportunity to get the word out about your upcoming event. We will list it on our EVENTS page for FREE!  Offering a Seminar, Fundraiser, Grand Openings, or something else?  We can also expand your event to include a banner ad, social media, emails and more.  LEARN MORE

Orange Branch, Delaware Library - December 2019 Schedule

Heartful Meditation12-2-20197:00 PMOrangeAdult
ESOL Class12-2-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
Delaware Toastmasters Club12-3-20197:00 PMOrangeAdults
Anime Club: Studio
Ghibli Gift Workshop
12-4-20196:30 PMOrangeTweens/Teens
ESOL Class12-4-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
ESOL Class12-6-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
Heartful Meditation12-9-20197:00 PMOrangeAdults
Art Class12-9-20196:30 PMOrangeAdults
ESOL Class12--9-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
Morning Book Club12-10-201910:30 AMOrangeAdults
Tai Chi Workshop12-10-20194:00 PMOrangeAdults
IKEA Storytime12-10-201912:00 PMOrangeChildren
Cookbook Club12-11-20197:00 PMOrangeTeens/Adults
Teen Advisory Board12-11-20197:00 PMOrangeTeens
ESOL Class12-11-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
ESOL Class12-13-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
Heartful Meditation12-16-20197:00 PMOrangeAdults
Books & Brews12-16-2019
7:00 PMOrangeAdults
ESOL Class12-16-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
Tai Chi Workshop12-17-20194:00 PMOrangeAdults
ESOL Class12-18-201912:15 PMOrangeAdults
Gift Making Workshop12-19-20197:00 PM OrangeAll Ages
ESOL Class12-20-201912:15 PM OrangeAdult
Tween Book Discussion12-30-20196:30 PM OrangeTweens
(Select Library Branch)

Library Board of Trustee meetings generally take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Meeting locations rotate. The remaining meetings in 2019 are listed below. Check prior to meetings for agendas and location information.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH 43015
Meeting will include discussion of construction of new branch to be located at corner of Steitz & Home Roads

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 121.22, all meetings of the Delaware County District Library Board of Trustees are open to the public.

For more information about the Delaware County District Library or its Board of Trustees, please contact Nicole Fowles at or (740) 362-3861

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Previous Major Orange Celebration Events

This includes events where was the organizer, partner, sponsor or attended to provide an overview. 

2017 Orange Township Parade

2017 Little Bear Summer Fair

2017 Halloween Decoration Contest

2017 LC FallFest

2017 Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser  Promotional Video

2017 Holiday Shop

2017 Little Bear Holiday Shop

2016 Orange Township Parade

2016 LC Holiday Market

200 Year Bicentennial Celebration

2016 Halloween Decoration Contest

2016 FallFest Event

2016 Orange Township Holiday Lights Contest

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