Holiday events in Canal Winchester

Holiday concerts
David’s United Church of Christ, 80 W. Columbus St., Canal Winchester, will host three holiday concerts. Mark your calendars as follows:

•Nov. 30 – The Lancaster Handbell Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m.. The troupe, which debuted at the 2011 Lancaster Art Walk, rings five octaves of Malmark Handbells and Chimes.

•Dec. 5 – The Winchester Steel Company’s Holiday Jam at 7 p.m.

•Dec. 18 – The Canal Winchester Bell Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for all three concerts.

Christmas in the Village
Canal Winchester’s 17th annual storybook Christmas celebration kicks off the holiday season in downtown Canal Winchester on Dec. 1 and 2 from 6 –9 p.m. A free public event, Christmas in the Village features Santa visits, a holiday craft bazaar, an iceless skating rink, kids’ activities, a gingerbread house contest, holiday music, and more. Santa Claus will arrive downtown to start the event each night by officially lighting the Christmas tree at Stradley Park. On Dec. 2, 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 also features activities at the Historical Complex, 10 W. Oak S., 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.

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.

Children’s book giveaway
A “Children’s Free Book” event will be from 4-7 p.m. on Nov. 28 at David’s United Church of Christ, 80 W. Columbus St., Canal Winchester. As part of this “Giving Tuesday” event, hundreds of books, toys and games will be available. The toys and games will be available for a donation in which you can afford. The books will be free. All toys, games and books are used but in good condition and have been checked to makes sure all pieces are there.

he children’s items are made possible because the church daycare was suspended this school year due to staffing. For more information, contact Jamie Neutzling, DUCC Office Administrator, at 614-837-7734.

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