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Canal Winchester’s annual storybook Christmas celebration kicks off the holiday season in downtown Canal Winchester on December 6th and 7th. Christmas in the Village activities will take place Friday, December 6th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 7th 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 6th, 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 historic “Queen of the Line” Railroad Depot.
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 live performances by local school groups.
Christmas in the Village is a partnership between the City of Canal Winchester and Destination: Canal Winchester.