Canal Winchester’s 17th annual storybook Christmas celebration kicks off the holiday season in downtown Canal Winchester on December 1st and 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. A free public event, Christmas in the Village will feature Santa visits, a holiday craft bazaar, an iceless skating rink, kids’ activities, a gingerbread house contest, holiday music, and much more! Santa Claus will arrive downtown to start the event each night by officially lighting the Christmas tree at Stradley Park. On Saturday, December 2nd, arrive early to watch the Brockstrong Light up the Night Holiday Lights parade.
Many businesses, shops, and restaurants in the city’s historic downtown will offer special activities and attractions during Christmas in the Village, from visits with classic cartoon characters to special crafts or giveaways.
The weekend will also feature activities at the Historical Complex (10 W. Oak St) as part of the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society’s Storybook Christmas: The Grinch. Visitors will be transported to the storybook tale with special activities themed around the book. (For more information about the Historical Society activities, please visit www.cwhistory.org.)
A complete listing of Christmas in the Village attractions can be found at www.canalwinchesterohio.gov.
Christmas in the Village is a partnership between the City of Canal Winchester and Destination: Canal Winchester.