Santa will be coming to town at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Both evenings he will be escorted by the Madison Township Fire Department.  Tree lighting will take place after Santa’s arrival on each night, with local High School Choir’s singing. Be sure to bring your camera for visits with Santa, starting after the tree lighting each night. Toy or cash/check donations to the Canal Winchester Human Services' Adopt A Family program are appreciated and can be dropped off at a designated box next to Santa's chair at the Huntington Bank.
The City of Canal Winchester & Destination: Canal Winchester Proudly Present:
Anyone who would like more information about on how to enter the gingerbread house contest should contact Diane Mays at 614-834-7501 or If you would like more information about the Craft Bazaar, please contact Destination: Canal Winchester or (614) 270-5053. Christmas in the Village is a partnership between the City of Canal Winchester and Destination: Canal Winchester.  This free community event would not be possible without the support of many local businesses and volunteers.
Christmas in the Village
Roving carolers, Santa visits, horse-drawn carriage rides, hay rides pulled by antique tractors, ice sculptures, kids activities, & much much more return to kick off the holiday season during Canal Winchester’s annual storybook Christmas celebration! This ever-popular event will be held again in the city’s historic downtown on Friday, December 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (see maps below). Activities will take place on the sidewalks and streets as well as inside several business establishments around the city’s municipal office building at 36 S. High Street. All activities at the event are free and open to everyone.

Back by popular demand! ...returning this year will be the gingerbread house contest. There will be two age categories, a 12 year and under category and a family category. All gingerbread house contest entries will be on display at Village Wines & Bistro, 10 S. High Street.

Gingerbread Houses
Street Activity Map:
NEW!: The C.W. Art Guild is offering the brand new 2014 calendar "The Doors and Windows of Canal Winchester"
The first 100 copies will be signed by each artist featured in the calendar. Autographed copies are $20 un-autographed are $15 each.

Calendars will be available at:

Robert Warren's Art Loft-75 N. High St.
Studio 7.5. (above Harvest Moon)
CornerSmiths-1 S. High St.
Shaws Jewelry-15 S. High St.

Artists featured in the calendar are:
Robert Warren, Rick Mock, Linda Henry Boving, Bill Ray, Annette Simon, Jim Schwarz, Hilda Waddell, Donna Noice, Matt Hickman,
Anne Blackwell, Margaret Ericksen, Christine Koch