HomeLocal NewsHo-Ho-Holidays at the Holland: Ice Skating, Jazz, and a Free Community Band ConcertHo-Ho-Holidays at the Holland: Ice Skating, Jazz, and a Free Community Band ConcertSat, November 18, 2023 by April KingSHARE NOW BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio – December will be a fun and festive month at the Holland Theatre.The holiday celebrations begin with the Christmas Celebration on Ice on Monday, December 11. Experience world-class ice skating, high-flying tricks, special effects, a modern twist on some classic Christmas stories, and favorite Christmas carols mixed with brand-new songs – sure to become family favorites! The event is sponsored by Beasley Architecture and Design. Tickets start at $29.Recently added to the Holland Presents lineup is Yuletide 5 on Friday, December 15. Featuring some of central Ohio’s most talented jazz musicians, including Logan County native Isaac Bednarki and Benjamin Logan band director Myles Bowers, this jazz combo puts a festive twist on holiday classics. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for youth.Finally, enjoy the sounds of the season at a free concert from the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band. The all-volunteer band includes amateur musicians, professional musicians, educators, and students hailing from multiple Ohio counties.Tickets for this popular annual event are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for all shows are available at TheHolland.org/tickets or through the box office, at 937-592-9002. Contact the box office for group discounts and youth ticket pricing.The Holland Presents series continues in January with the bluegrass and gospel harmonies of Darin and Brooke Aldridge on Jan. 27 and the Dallas String Quartet’s dynamic classic rock fusion on Jan. 31. Season sponsors are Beasley Architecture & Design and Marker, Inc.; media sponsors are the Bellefontaine Examiner and V-Teck Communications; and season support is provided by Honda of America and Ohio Arts Council.Built in 1931 in downtown Bellefontaine, the Holland is the nation’s only atmospheric Dutch theater. The building had fallen into disrepair in the 1990s after being converted into a cineplex but was saved from demolition when a local teacher and students took an interest in the structure. Buoyed by community support and government and private grants, the theater completed a multimillion-dollar restoration in 2019 and today is a vibrant nonprofit center for the performing arts.