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Canal Winchester’s annual storybook Christmas celebration kicks off the holiday season in downtown Canal Winchester on December 7th and 8th. Christmas in the Village activities will take place Friday, December 7th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A free public event, Christmas in the Village will feature Santa visits, a holiday craft bazaar, model train displays, ice sculpting, 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 our Christmas tree at Stradley Park (behind the city’s municipal building at 36 S. High St). On Friday, December 7th, arrive early to watch the Brockstrong Light up the Night Holiday Lights parade. (For more information about the Holiday Lights Parade, please visit www.cwholidaylightsparade.com.)
A charming Christmas Trolley will make its way through downtown during Christmas in the Village, making stops on South High Street, at the Frances Steube Community Center, and at the Railroad Depot. Some of Santa’s reindeer will also make an appearance at Stradley Park on Saturday, December 8th! Don’t forget to stroll down High Street to visit the many shops and restaurants offering special activities and attractions, from visits with classic cartoon characters, to live performances by local school groups.
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 local businesses and volunteers. For more information about Christmas in the Village, including complete attraction listings, visit www.destinationcw.org or www.canalwinchesterohio.gov .