Get in the Holiday Spirit with our Go! Weekend Picks

Are you, like us here at Barker, Beck, Collins & Kronuage,  looking forward to having your fill of turkey and the trimmings tomorrow?

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Once you have had your wonderful Thanksgiving Day, then you can get yourself in the mood for the Christmas holiday season with Our Go! Weekend Picks … The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s evening of The Lost Christmas Eve or the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra ~ The Live Debut of The Lost Christmas Eve
The time is now to purchase your tickets to this year’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO’s) live event taking place on December 6 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH.

Julie Naumer, our social media  specialist, went to see a TSO event a number of years ago and was impressed with the effects and grandeur of the show. It was an evening well spent.

If you have never heard of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, you are in for a treat. They are a progressive  rock opera band formed in 1993 by producer, composer and lyricist Paul O’Neill. 

Watch this YouTube video to get an idea of what the evening would be like.

Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill

One of our favorite parts of the Christmas holiday season are the Christmas lights and a great way to see a beautiful presentation of them is the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill that opens the day after Thanksgiving and will run each night until January 1st. It takes 6 men over 3 months to put up the display of over 3.5 million lights that illuminate the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges.

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while strolling through the grounds of the centuries old still active Clifton Mill, in Clifton, OH, just east of Yellow Springs, Oh.

At the beginning of each hour watch as all the lights go out leaving the audience in total darkness.  A medley of Christmas songs begins to softly serenade the crowd as the lights on the bridge slowly begin to twinkle. The lights continue to dance blinking off and on to the beat of music. By the end of the song, the music is booming and the lights have completely captivated the audience. At the end of the song, all the lights go out, once again leaving the audience in complete darkness. Then, before they have time to say Merry Christmas to all, the 3.5 million lights all come back on at once. Breathtaking!

If you want to go, their website says that Mondays – Thursdays are much less crowded. Saturdays are the most crowded. The festivities start at 5 pm and the lights come on at 6 pm each night. The gates close at 9:30 pm most nights, except Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve when they close at 8:00 pm. Admission is $10 per person for those 7 or older. Children 6 and under are free.
For directions and further information, click here.

Enjoy your weekend!!!