Christmas in the Village

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Canal Winchester's annual storybook Christmas celebration will be held in the city's historic downtown on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. Activities will take place on the sidewalks and streets of downtown Canal Winchester as well as inside several business establishments around the city's municipal office building at 36 S. High Street.

For more information about Christmas in the Village, please contact Amanda Lemke at 614-834-9915. For more information about the Craft bazaar contact Karen Stiles at 614-561-3498.

Activities will take place on the sidewalks and streets of downtown Canal Winchester as well as inside several business establishments around the city’s municipal office building at 36 S. High Street.

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.


Activities


Both Nights

  • Tree Lighting 6:00 p.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Stradley Park - 36 S. High, Courtesy of Santa Claus)
  • Visit with Santa (Hosted by Huntington Bank - 37 S. High, Courtesy of Destination: CW) *Look for Canal Winchester Human Services' Adopt-A-Family Toy Box! Food, Toy, or Donation to Adopt-A-Family Program always appreciated!
  • Christmas Trolley (Stops at Huntington Bank, Community Center, and Train Depot)
  • Canal Winchester Area Historical Society's Prentiss School and Railroad Depot will be open to visitors each night. (Hosted by CW Historical Society - 96 N. High)
  • Popcorn Station (Hosted by Miss CW Pageant Queens, Stradley Place - 36 S. High)
  • Ice Sculptures (Stradley Place - 36 S. High)
  • Christmas Music on S. High Street (courtesy of Councilman Mike Walker)
  • Children's Train Rides on S. High Street
  • Hayrides (In front of municipal building - 36 S. High, courtesy of Dill's Greenhouse and Mr. Larry Dowler)
  • Gingerbread House Contest (Hosted by HER Realtors, Kelly Abbott - 11 S. High)
  • Children's Games (Hosted by Chase Bank - 8 S. High)
  • Children's Crafts (Town Hall - 10 N. High, courtesy of Goddard School, CW)
  • Craft Bazaar (Community Center - 22 S. Trine, courtesy of Destination: CW)
  • Train Display (Community Center - 22 S. Trine, courtesy of Georgie Emerson Vintage)

Friday Only

  • Brockstrong Holiday Lights Parade with Santa (Begins at 5:30 p.m. with Santa arriving downtown at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Christmas Carols by CWHS Choir (Stradley Place - 36 S. High, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.)

Saturday Only

  • Santa Procession (Begins at 4:30 p.m. with Santa arriving downtown at 5:00 p.m.)

Located Outside of Christmas in the Village

  • Cookies and Cardmaking (Faith United Methodist Church - 15 W. Columbus)
  • CW Middle School Vocal Ensemble Holiday Performance *SATURDAY ONLY - (Faith United Methodist Church - 15 W. Columbus St. 5:30 p.m.)
  • Meet Frosty the Snowman (e-Merge Realty, The Megan Bell Group - 11 N. High)
  • Pet Pictures with Santa (Vasko offices- 19 N. High)*$10 donation suggested
  • Meet the Grinch (HER Realtors, Smith Home Group - 25 N. High)
  • Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rise Realty, CW - 36 N. High)
  • Outdoor Christmas treats (Re/Max Connection – 74 N. High)
  • Food, Friends, and Fa-La-La Fun! (Hosted by our many quaint local shops and restaurants along High Street and Waterloo Street!)

Some activities will be hosted by businesses located outside of the Christmas in the Village street closures. Please use sidewalks and crosswalks when walking downtown, and watch carefully and cautiously for traffic.

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