Christmas in the Village

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2020 Christmas in the Village - A Drive-Thru Visit with Santa

Canal Winchester’s annual storybook Christmas celebration will be held in the city’s historic downtown on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 from 6 - 9 PM. Although the 2020 celebration will look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still want to provide our community with a bit of holiday cheer!

Christmas in the Village is a partnership between the City of Canal Winchester and Destination:Canal Winchester. For more information about Christmas in the Village, please contact Karen Stiles, Executive Director of Destination: Canal Winchester at 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 Event Details


Friday and Saturday Night:

Drive-Thru Visit with Santa - Take a stroll down "Santa Claus Lane" (Liberty Street) to visit Santa, all from the safety of your vehicle! Residents will drive down Liberty Street via Washington Street to the greenspace of Stradley Place, behind the city's Municipal Building, where Santa will be waiting to hear all of the Christmas wishes! Santa's friends will also be at the greenspace to deliver special surprises to your car while you wait!

  • Live Reindeer
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Take-Home Crafts (Hosted by the CW PTO)
  • Gingy the Gingerbread Woman (Hosted by Kelly Abbott and the A Team -HER Realtors)
  • Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Hosted by Rise Realty)
  • Frosty the Snowman (Hosted by e-Merge Realty, The Megan Bell Group)
  • The Grinch (Hosted by HER Realtor- Shari Smith)

Participation in the drive-thru event is limited to those inside of vehicles. Stradley Place will be closed during the drive-thru, and no walk-up visitors will be permitted.

Saturday Only

Santa Parade - Santa knows not every boy and girl will be able to make it to the drive-thru, so he is coming to you! Keep an eye out for Santa on the firetruck to come through your neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. Official route and time will be released soon! BrockStrong Holiday Lights Parade with Santa - Santa will join his friends for the annual BrockStrong Holiday Lights Parade, with a new, longer route! But don't worry, he will be back in place for the drive-thru visits by 6 PM!

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