Christmas on the Towne and more holiday events for Reynoldsburg

By Christine Bryant
Staff Writer

As the weather continues to chill, the city of Reynoldsburg is gearing up for a packed schedule of holiday events kicks off later this month.

Tree lighting
The annual tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at City Hall, 7232 E. Main St.
Fourth-grade students from Rosehill Elementary School and French Run Elementary School will provide entertainment under the direction of music teacher Scot Ashton during the event, according to Mary Hudson with the Reynoldsburg Visitors Bureau.

First Service Federal Credit Union will provide refreshments, which will include hot chocolate.

Christmas on the Towne
Returning this year is the popular Christmas on the Towne, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in Olde Reynoldsburg along East Main Street between Lancaster Avenue and Waggoner Road.

The free event helps kick off the holiday season as local merchants open their shops with specials and giveaways for adults and kids.

The event also will include a visit from Santa Claus, a Secret Santa shop, carriage rides through Olde Reynoldsburg, live entertainment, cookie decorating, food and other activities.

Breakfast with Santa
This year’s Breakfast with Santa will take place from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive.

Cost is $5 per person for the event, which includes food and a visit with Santa.

Participants must register by 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Register online at or in person at Reynoldsburg City Hall, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone calls from Santa
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will make phone calls between 6-7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 to all kids interested in discussing their holiday wishes.

Calls must be local to Reynoldsburg residents, and to sign up, parents must complete the form on page 20 of the Community Guide and return it to the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Office to the attention of Santa by Nov. 27.

Copies of the Community Guide can be found at city hall, where the parks and recreation office is located.

Letters to Santa
Children wishing to write a letter to Santa can drop their notes off at Santa’s Mailbox, located outside city hall.
Letters may be dropped off beginning Nov. 27, and must be submitted by Dec. 18 in order to receive a reply prior to Christmas.

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