Check out these Coshocton County holiday events

| November 26, 2015

COSHOCTON COUNTY – Here is a look at some holiday events going on around the county.

Warsaw Candlelighting: The Warsaw Candlelighting ceremony will be Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in the gazebo at the village square in Warsaw. The event offers musical entertainment, an honorary candlelighter, and a message of hope from a local pastor.

Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas: The Coshocton Footlight Players will be performing this holiday production at 8 p.m. at the Triple Locks Theatre on Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19th. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. This play features 15 holiday stories adapted to the stage, and written by the author of “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten”, Robert Fulgrum. Call 740-622-2959 for reservations. The theatre is located at 685 N. Whitewoman Street in Coshocton.

Greystones Coshocton Springs Holiday Bazaar: Greystones Coshocton Springs will have its holiday bazaar on Friday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. They are located at 1991 Otsego Ave. There will be holiday crafts, baked goods, and Santa will be stopping. Crafters and vendors are welcome. Call 740-622-2074.

Christmas Candlelightings: This annual tradition has been a holiday favorite for many people of Coshocton County and surrounding counties. This year, the candlelightings will be Dec. 5, 12, and 19 located on the Main Stage in Roscoe Village. Admission and parking are free. There will be a variety of holiday activities from a visit with Santa, Christmas carolers, free Christmas crafts, carriage rides and A Roscoe Christmas tour. The Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony is at 6 p.m. each Saturday where a Christmas story will be read, and the 35-foot Christmas tree lit.

A Roscoe Christmas Tour: “A Roscoe Christmas” Tour coincides each year with the Christmas Candlelightings and features a self-guided Roscoe Christmas leisure tour from noon to 5:30 p.m. and a guided candlelight tour at 7 p.m. Learn how holiday traditions such as Christmas cards, toys, treats, “visions of sugarplums,” and letters to Santa were practiced during the canal era. You’ll receive nice Christmas tokens and many warm memories to take home.

West Lafayette Branch Holiday Open House: Mingle and Jingle with friends at the West Lafayette Branch Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, a holiday craft, music, and door prize drawing. The holiday celebration is held in conjunction with the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce ‘Christmas in the Village’ community event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 Christmas in the Village of West Lafayette: The Village of West Lafayette will ring in the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 5. There will be a Santa Parade at 1 p.m. (line up starts at noon at Ridgewood Middle School – no pre-registration), a holiday craft show with an eat stand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be at the First Baptist Church and there will be breakfast by the Lions Club at the Methodist Church from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Santa will visit with the kids after the parade at the church. The “Grinch” will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Baptist Church with free popcorn and drinks for $.50.

Christmas in the Kingdom Musical: The public is invited to attend Christmas in the Kingdom Musical at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Cookies and cappuccino will be served as refreshments. The church is located at 29445 County Road 10 Fresno and can be reached at 740-545-9707 or

Coshocton Community Choir Christmas Festival Concert: More than 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio participate in this annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the McKinley Auditorium at the Coshocton High School. The choir, now in its fourth decade, has commissioned a number of arrangements from well-known composers. Musical selections span the centuries with classics from each era being performed. This concert features the 100-voice adult choir, the 70-voice children’s choir and the 60-voice teen choir, all performing a mix of sacred and secular choral music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online at or at the door.

Holiday Chi Class and Tea: A special relaxing Holiday Chi Class at the Coshocton Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. Afterwards they’ll set up tables, brew some tea and share food and fellowship. Everyone is invited to bring finger food to share. For more information, call the library at 740-622-0956 and ask for Holli.

Santa, Story, and Song: Make Coshocton Public Library a holiday destination this year. On Saturday, Dec. 12, they are offering a three-fold program bound to appeal. From 11 – 11:30 a.m., Santa Claus will be visiting the Children’s Room. He will be more than happy to listen to each child’s wishes and will be available for photo opportunities. From 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., child author, Piper C. Hawkins, of “Visions of Light: A Christmas Story” will read her story and be available to answer questions on her writing process. Holiday cookies and punch will be served. From 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., move to the Magazine Area to be led in a holiday sing-a-long by members of Certified Gold. Registration is requested. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Workshop in Roscoe Village: Make your own holiday flower arrangement with Ed Kiefer of Kiefer Florist on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roscoe Village Visitor’s Center located at 600 N. Whitewoman Street in Coshocton.

Live Nativity: Travel back in time to Jesus’ birth during the Live Nativity on Dec. 11, 12, and 13 at the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, located at 23891 Airport Rd in Coshocton. This drive-it-yourself event is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and features living outdoor scenes beginning at the marketplace in Bethlehem and traveling through the inn, the stable where Mary and Joseph rest with the baby, and other important events in Jesus’ life including Jesus walking on water, a soldier praying at the cross, and finishing with Jesus’ resurrection.

Jingle Bell Jangle 5K: Get in the hoiday spirit with a Christmas-themed Night Race 5K around the paths of Lake Park on Saturday, Dec. 19. A brand-new course around Lake Park will be all decked out in holiday decorations and lights. Each runner will be provided with jingle bells to wear as they run, if they choose. Hot chocolate will be provided at the finish line. Pre-registration is $25 and will be taken up until Dec. 6. Race Day cost is $30. Meet at the Lake Park Canal Boat Parking Lot. The race begins at 5:30 p.m. To pre-register, visit

Bluegrass Music Christmas / New Year’s Party: The Bluegrass Music Christmas / New Year’s Party will be Saturday, Dec. 26 at the Coshocton Village Inn and Suites located at 115 N. Water Street in Coshocton from 6 – 11 p.m. The featured band is yet to be determined. Bluegrass Music event supports Relay for Life and features a different headliner band each month. Admission is $6 per person. There is no charge for children 12 and under.

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