CW’s Christmas in the Village

Messenger photos by Linda Dillman
Kayley Shasteen (right) and four-year-old Kinley Shasteen (left) drove from Lancaster on Dec. 1 to join in the merriment of Canal Winchester’s Christmas in the Village and a Grinch Storybook Christmas. The pair admired the handiwork involved in decorating a tree in the Queen of the Line Depot where visitors could buy ornaments and sweet treats and tour the historic station.
Canal Winchester resident Janaya Turner, (left) and her son, Ellis Parsons, 3, (right) waited for Santa to arrive on Dec. 1 during Canal Winchester’s annual Christmas in the Village celebration. Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus, arrived on the back of a truck followed by a Madison Township fire engine and then welcomed visitors to share their holiday wishes inside the interurban station.
Historical Society volunteer Patty Flowers takes down one of dozens of Grinch ornaments for sale in the Queen of the Line Depot that was part of the organization’s annual Storybook Christmas event. Historic buildings were decked out in festive colors and lights and will be on display for the rest of the month.
A portion of the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society Queen of the Line depot was devoted to a multi-level scale model railroad of the local area to the delight of adults and children alike Dec. 1 and 2. Larry Flowers helped interpret the display for visitors.
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