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Celebrate the holidays with a variety of upcoming events

| December 3, 2019

West Lafayette’s annual Christmas in the Village will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade starts at 1 p.m. and Santa will meet children afterwards at the First Baptist Church like he did last year. File | Beacon

COSHOCTON COUNTY – This weekend is full of opportunities to celebrate the holidays with family and friends or enjoy a few magical moments by yourself.

West Lafayette Christmas in the Village

Start the weekend off on Saturday, Dec. 7 with West Lafayette’s annual Christmas in the Village. Club Aries 32nd annual Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 688 E. Main St. The morning also includes the opportunity to compete in the Reindeer Run being hosted by the Ridgewood Cross Country program. Registration is $20 and opens at 9 a.m. at Burt Park. The race starts at 10 a.m.

After the Reindeer run, warm up with some hot cocoa at the West Lafayette Branch Library. Cocoa, cookies, a holiday craft, music and door prize drawings are all part of the library’s holiday open house, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Christmas parade will start at 1 p.m. Lineup is at 12:30 p.m. at Ridgewood Middle School. From there the parade route will follow Oak Street to Russell Avenue to State Route 751. It wraps up at the First Baptist Church where Santa will be. For information on joining the parade, call Parade Chairman Dave Rogers at 740-545-9298.

After Christmas in the Village you can continue your holiday celebrating at either Roscoe Village or the Pomerene Center for the Arts.

Roscoe Village Christmas Candlelightings

Roscoe Village’s Christmas Candlelightings will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. on the main stage in the center of the village, but there are plenty of activities to enjoy beforehand. Hands-on crafts will be offered in the visitor center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., roasted chestnuts will be served from 3 p.m. until they are sold out, free hot mulled cider and cookies will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. and strolling carolers will help spread holiday cheer. Santa also will be stopping by from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, which also will have activities for kids and adults.

Another option for Saturday evening entertainment is the Pomerene Center’s night of music.

Pomerene Center Holiday Music

This year marks Donovan Rice’s Seventh annual Christmas Cabaret at the Pomerene Center for the Arts featuring a mix of jazz and holiday music. This year he performs with a new group of old friends who have wanted to perform together for some time. Vocalists Christopher Graves and Andy Hall will join Donovan for a lively evening of song supported by Jane Crow on piano and Jim Frady on bass. Performances will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7.  The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. This is a ticketed event. Visit the Pomerene Center website or Facebook page to purchase your tickets.

Coshocton Community Choir Concert

Christmas music also will fill Coshocton High School’s auditorium when the Coshocton Community Choir present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. This year’s theme is “Where Shepherd’s Knelt.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased online at coshoctoncommunitychoir.org, from any choir member, or at the following businesses: Marilyn’s Natural Foods, Buehler’s, Coshocton County Visitor’s Bureau, Home Loan Savings Bank in West Lafayette, or Baker’s Food in Newcomerstown.

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