Santa will be coming to town at 6:00 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. Anyone who would like more information about on how to enter the gingerbread house contest should contact  Amanda Lemke at 614-837-8276 or
The City of Canal Winchester & Destination: Canal Winchester Proudly Present:
CRAFT VENDORS: If you would like more information about the Craft Bazaar, please contact Destination: Canal Winchester or (614) 270-5053. NOTE: We are a full house and unable to accept any more applications.
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 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5th 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! 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.

New this year will be an expanded Santa procession with lighted vehicles (click HERE for map) and "Meet the Grinch"! Returning favorites include the Art & Craft Bazaar and the Gingerbread House competition. This is one holiday event that won't fail to put you in the spirit of the season!
Street Activity Map:
‘Tis the season for  holiday specials and free activities throughout downtown!

Visit High Street and Waterloo Street retail shops and restaurants for holiday specials during Christmas in the Village

Pet Pictures with Santa Claus during Christmas in the Village - Michael Vasko office 19 N. High St (courtesy of Friends for Life Animal Haven)

Cocoa, Cookies, and Caroling 7pm – 7:30pm during Christmas in the Village - Faith United Methodist Church 15 W. Columbus St.