Best TOLEDO Gifts of Experience to Give this Christmas 

What’s the best gift you can give this Christmas? Time. The best gift you can give is the gift of your time.  Think about it, how much time do you spend at work, commuting, running errands, where are you spending a significant amount of your time? Chances are it’s not with your spouse/partner, children, parents, siblings, neighbors or friends. This Christmas give the best gift you can give, make epic memories by spending quality time with loved ones, and enjoying some of the best experiences Toledo has to offer! Including….

1.Give the Gift of a Live Performance at Stranahan: Blueman Group & Disney’s The Lion King are coming to Toledo…..




Wednesday, January 11, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 12, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to BLUE MAN GROUP are available for purchase at,, by calling
419-381-8851, or in person at the Stranahan Theater box office.

More than 50 million people around the world have experienced the smash-hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! BLUE MAN GROUP returns to TOLEDO for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. 

It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

Disney’s The Lion King on stage…..

Disney’s The Lion King US North American Tour, Rafiki Tour opening night October 26 2017 at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse cast: Gerald Caesar (Simba), Nia Holloway (Nala), Gerald Ramsey (Mufasa), Mark Campbell (Scar), Buyi Zama (Rafiki), Greg Jackson (Zazu), Nick Cordileone (Timon), Ben Lipitz (Pumbaa), Keith Bennett (Banzai), Martina Sykes (Shenzi), Robbie Swift (Ed)

Stranahan Theater stage on Wednesday, April 19 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, May 7. The opening night is Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. 

In Toledo, The Lion King will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. There will also be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Thursday, April 20. Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a souvenir program and a cinch bag, are also available. CLICK HERE for more details.

2. Spend quailty time together in the Glass City creating glass artwork at Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts…….


Copper Moon Studio Gallery & Gifts

Phone: (419) 867-0683


Address: 8007 Airport Hwy Holland, Ohio 43528-8295


Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays 12pm-5pm 


3. Store bought doesn’t hold a flame to your very own personalized custom candle from RiverFront Candle Co….

RiverFront Candle Co

Address: 105 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: (567) 331-8761

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, and by reservation (reservations are required for groups of 4+)


Cost: Varies…you can make wax tarts, room sprays, smaller candles, large candles…

Appropriate for what ages: 5+ – 105 years of age

4. Go Plant-based in Frogtown with Buff City Soap….make soap, bath bombs…

Buff City Soap 

Address: 3444 Secor Rd Suite 215 Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (567) 742-7471


Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 10AM-8PM Fiday-Saturday 10AM-9PM and 11AM-7PM on Sundays (looking to make your own bath bombs or soap? Click on link, and go to Book/Make Appointment or DM them to reserve a time slot,

Cost: Varies

5. Now We’re Cookin…give the gift that’s both practical and fun, cooking classes at FOODOLOGY….


Address: 2059 W Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43613

Phone: (419) 567-7100


Native Toledoan and Chef Julie Daunhauer is finally answering the question we have been asking for years, “Where can I take cooking classes in Toledo without enrolling in a college program or certification course?” She offers a variety of courses at various class levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) if you are just looking to take a class (adults are welcomed to bring an adult beverage to enjoy while they cook) or you could set up a private party, checkout the website for more! Foodology supports local businesses and farmers and strives to purchase locally grown food for the cooking classes whenever possible. 

6. Where Science and Imagination collide, Imagination Station & Key Bank Theater…(Gift tickets or better yet, give the gift that keeps giving, a membership!)

Imagination Station & Key Bank Theater 

Where:1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604

Hours: Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm OPEN Labor Day 10am-5pm 

Phone: (419) 244-2674


Non-Member Cost: $14 (13-64), $13 (65+), $12 (3-12), kids 2 and under are free 

Lucas County Residents: On Saturdays-FREE admission for kids 12 and under with a paid adult admission (adults receive a $2 discount on admission) and FREE admission for kids 12 and under to see a film at the Key Bank Discovery Theater (now through September 6th)

Theater Cost: $6.50 (general admission), $4.50 (members), 2 and under are free

Combination (Theater & Science Center) Cost: $19 (13-64), $18 (65+), $17 (2-13), 2 and under are free 

Tickets: For more discounts, including $2 off for Lucas county members, military, & teacher discounts, and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE 

Where to park: Avoid the detours by parking at the Vistula Parking Garage located at 610 N Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604. (We parked here and it cost $5 for 3 hours with a $1 discount for members, thus $4 and it was worth the convenience & not getting rained on)

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