Christmas in the Village

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2018 Christmas in the Village

Canal Winchester's annual storybook Christmas celebration will be held in the city's historic downtown on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8.

FRIDAY NIGHT: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SATURDAY NIGHT: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Activities will take place on the sidewalks and streets of downtown Canal Winchester as well as inside several business establishments around the city's municipal office building at 36 S. High Street.

For more information about Christmas in the Village, please contact Amanda Lemke at 614-834-9915. *For Craft Bazaar information, please contact Karen Stiles, Executive Director of Destination: Canal Winchester.  Vendor Application (PDF)

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 many local businesses and volunteers.

Christmas in the Village

Both Nights:

  • Tree Lighting 6:00 p.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Stradley Park - 36 S. High, Courtesy of Santa Claus)
  • Visit with Santa (Hosted by Huntington Bank - 37 S. High, Courtesy of Destination: CW) *Look for Canal Winchester Human Services' Adopt-A-Family Toy Box! Food, Toy, or Donation to Adopt-A-Family Program always appreciated!
  • Christmas Trolley (Stops at Huntington Bank, Community Center, and Train Depot)
  • Canal Winchester Area Historical Society's Prentiss School and Railroad Depot will be open to visitors each night. (Hosted by CW Historical Society - 96 N. High)
  • Popcorn Station (Hosted by Miss CW Pageant Queens, Stradley Place - 36 S. High)
  • Ice Sculptures (Stradley Place)
  • Christmas Music on S. High Street (courtesy of Councilman Mike Walker)
  • Children's Train Rides on S. High Street (courtesy of Stebelton Family)
  • Hayrides (In front of municipal building - 36 S. High, courtesy of Dill's Greenhouse, Mr. Larry Dowler, and Mr. Brenton Austin)
  • Gingerbread House Contest (Hosted by HER Realtors, Kelly Abbott - 11 S. High) *Meet Gingy & Ginger
  • Children's Games (Hosted by Chase Bank - 8 S. High, courtesy of Primrose School, CW)
  • Children's Crafts (Town Hall - 10 N. High, courtesy of Goddard School, CW)
  • Craft Bazaar (Community Center - 22 S. Trine, courtesy of Destination: CW) *vendor application (pdf) 
  • Train Display (Community Center - 22 S. Trine, courtesy Georgie Emerson Vintage)

1-Night Only:

  • *Friday - Brockstrong Holiday Lights Parade with Santa (Begins at 5:30 p.m. with Santa arriving downtown at 6:00 p.m.) Parade route (PDF)
  • *Friday - Christmas Carols by CWHS Choir  (Stradley Place - 36 S. High, 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • *Saturday - Santa Procession (Begins at 4:30 p.m. with Santa arriving downtown at 5:00 p.m.) Santa route (PDF)
  • *Saturday - Winchester Chimes Holiday Performance (Hosted by CW Historical Society, Prentiss School & Railroad Depot - 96 N. High 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. open-house style)
  • *Saturday - CWMS Vocal Ensemble Holiday Performance (Hosted by Faith United Methodist Church - 15 W. Columbus St. 5:30 p.m.)
  • *Saturday - Visit Santa's Reindeer  (Stradley Park - 36 S. High)


Visit our Historic Downtown Business District

during Christmas in the Village!

Both Nights:

  • Cookies & Cardmaking (Hosted by Faith United Methodist Church - 15 W. Columbus)
  • Meet Frosty the Snowman (Hosted by e-Merge Realty, The Megan Bell Group - 11 N. High)
  • Pet Pictures with Santa (Hosted by Friends for Life Animal Haven, Vasko office- 19 N. High)*$10 donation suggested
  • Meet the Grinch (Hosted by HER Realtors, Smith Home Group - 25 N. High)
  • Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Hosted by Rise Realty, CW - 36 N. High)
  • Food, Friends, & Fa-La-La Fun! (Hosted by our many quaint local shops & restaurants along High Street and Waterloo Street!)