Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Giving the gift of Lakeside Chautauqua  is wonderful year after year, but there are so many different ways to gift Lakeside to your family and friends. Here are just a few ideas to get your holiday shopping started.

Chautauqua Pass Certificates

pavilionShare the Chautauqua experience with friends and family this holiday season, and give the gift of Lakeside. For information about purchasing a Season or Daily Chautauqua Pass Certificate, contact Sylvia Chappell at (419) 798-4461, ext. 247 or


Hotel Gift Certificates

Hotel Lakesidehotel lakeside and Fountain Inn Gift Certificates are available for the 2015 summer season. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For more information, contact Steve Koenig at (419) 798-4461, ext. 343 or


Honor a Loved One

fountainA gift in honor of a loved one is a special way to pay tribute to their love for Lakeside. The gift can celebrate milestones – the birth of a child, wedding or anniversary – or remember a loved one. For more information, contact Gretchen Colon at (419) 798-5396 or


The Lakeside Symphony comes to Town

2024924895 Inspired by the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO), The Lakeside Symphony Comes to Town is the portrayal of the various musicians in the LSO and the town that becomes their home during the summer season.

The Lakeside Symphony Comes to Town is available for purchase online. The book will also be available at The Fine Print bookstore this summer. Proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the LSO.

The Dream Tree CD

cover170x170Purchase children’s singer-songwriter Chip Richter’s latest album,The Dream Tree, for kids this holiday season.

The Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media, has awarded The Dream Tree with a “Recommended” Award.

Purchase your album at CD Baby or on iTunes.

What the Rafters Heard

Rafters_HeardWhat the Rafters Heard is the second printed work from the Lakeside Writing Project. The book tells the story of what the rafters in buildings around Lakeside have heard over the last 140 years through a collection of short stories, poetry, photos and more.

All printed works in the book were submitted by Lakeside community members this past summer.  What the Rafters Heard is available online.  The book will also be available next summer at The Fine Print bookstore.

Lakeside Rascals

Lakeside_RascalsLinda Smith is selling her book, Lakeside Rascals. The story involves two friends who find fun in Lakeside.

This book may be purchased before Christmas by emailing your name and address to Shipping is an additional $4.The book will also be available at The Fine Print bookstore this summer. Profits from book sales will go to the Lakeside Fund to support the Rhein Center.

What Lakeside gifts are you giving to family and friends this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below.











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