Upcoming Holiday Events

| November 28, 2016

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland will be at The Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, 221 W. Canal St., Newcomerstown, on Dec. 2 – 4. Hours for Friday and Saturday are 4 – 8 p.m. and Sunday is 2 – 6 p.m. They will have Christmas decorations for sale, entertainment by choirs, and refreshments will be served. Contact: 740-498-7735 or 740-498-5636.


Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Coshocton Footlight Players present “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” on Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. Box office is now open and tickets are available. Call Monday through Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. on performance dates. Contact: 740-622-2959 or online at footlightplayers.com.


Craft Bazaar

The Upper Room Assembly and Worship Center, 331 Main Street, Coshocton, will be having their annual Christmas Craft Bazaar on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Great place to shop for those family members who are hard to buy for. Contact: 740-610-0082


Annual Cookie Sale

Prairie Chapel Church will have its annual cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The church is located at 44494 CR 23 and SR 83. A quilt drawing will be held at 2 p.m.


Higher Hopes Auction

Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center will have its 16th annual auction on Dec. 3 at River View High School. Doors open at 4 p.m. and auction begins at 5 p.m. Auction items: toys, tools, tack, donated items, travel packages, theme baskets, fruit baskets. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, silent auction, cake auction, saddle raffle, and door prizes. All proceeds go to Higher Hopes. The school is located at 26496 SR 60N, Warsaw. Contact: 740-824-4183 or 740-502-4433.


Roscoe Village Christmas Candlelightings

Dec. 3, 10 & 17, Roscoe Village Main Stage, 6 p.m. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. In the evening, Roscoe Village celebrates the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Experience the tradition of the Christmas tree lighting and the lighting of each individual candle as everyone softly sings the first verse of “Silent Night.” Admission and parking are free. Activities vary for each Candlelighting.


A Roscoe Christmas Tour

Roscoe Village will offer A Roscoe Christmas tour during each Candlelighting. Christmas cards, toys, treats, “visions of sugarplums” and letters to Santa – learn how these holiday traditions were practiced in the 1830s. Saturday Tour Times: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Sunday Tour Times: 1 p.m.

Tour Cost:  $9.95 Adults / $4.95 Students. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7 p.m.  Reservations for the evening tour must be made in advance. Contact the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 740-622-7644/800-877-1830.


Christmas Crafters’ Event

Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Roscoe Village Lock Landing (located at the bottom of the Visitor Center)

Crafters in Attendance: The Longaberger Company – “Make a Basket” demo (pottery ware basket), Razorsharp Wood – Wooden jewelry and Christmas items, Golden Memories – Little Golden book birdhouses, It Started With a Tree – Inspirational wall art, Chocolate Treasures – Homemade chocolate candies, Tara’s Kountry Krafts – Primitive decor and candles


Christmas in the Village of West Lafayette

Christmas in the Village of West Lafayette will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The Santa Parade will start at 1 p.m. and the holiday craft show begins at 9 a.m. at the West Lafayette Baptist Church.


Holiday Open House

Mingle & Jingle with friends at the West Lafayette Branch Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 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.


Christmas Dinner

Chalfant Church will have its annual Christmas carry-in dinner on Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. followed at 2 p.m. by a program of Christmas music and readings. Historic Chalfant Church is located about four miles north of Dresden on Coshocton County Road 439.


Coshocton Community Choir Christmas Festival Concert

The Community Choir Christmas concert will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in McKinley Auditorium at Coshocton High School. More than 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio participate in this annual Christmas concert. The choir, now in its 45th season, 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 children’s choir, The Roscoe Brass Quintet, and the 60-voice teen choir, all performing a mix of sacred and secular choral music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. They are available at the door or online at coshoctoncommunitychoir.org.


Live Nativity

Journey back through time to the Live Nativity, which will be Dec. 9, 10, and 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, 23891 Airport Rd., Coshocton. The Live Nativity, in its 15th year, has become a holiday tradition for many in the past. Luminaries light the way as visitors drive through the live scenes depicting the birth of Christ, and other well-known events of His life. This ten-minute journey begins at the market place in Bethlehem where the dreaded tax collector awaits, the inn which is full for the evening leads to the stable where Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus find rest. A host of heavenly angels alert the shepherds guarding their sheep with good news of Jesus’ birth, while the Wise Men worship the newborn Christ child. The journey is completed with scenes of the most told stories about Jesus: the carpenter’s shop, Jesus walking on water, a soldier praying at the cross and Jesus at the tomb. This event is free.


Cookie and Candy Sale

Isleta United Methodist Church will have its 11th annual “Christmas Cookie and Candy” sale in the church basement on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 – 11 a.m. There will be hundreds of delicious holiday cookies and candies to choose from, and you can make up your own assortment of favorites. Price is $6.50 per pound. Plan to come early for the best selection! Isleta UMC is located at 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown.


Jingle Bell Jangle 5K

Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas-themed Night Race 5k around the paths at Lake Park on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. A brand new course around Lake Park that will be decorated with holiday-themed decorations and lights. Every runner will be provided with jingle bells to wear during the run if they choose as well as a light up giveaway item. Hot chocolate for everyone will be available at the finish. Make sure to bring a monetary donation or toys for the Coshocton County Firefighters Toy Chest. Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at 4 p.m. in the Lake Park Canal Boat Parking Lot and is $30. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category both male and female as well as overall male & female.
Polar Express

The Polar Express will be making its return to the Coshocton library on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Please register your child for this event. Proper attire is pajamas. For children age 3 to 8. Santa will also be in the Children’s Room at that time for photos. Registration not required to see Santa.


Holiday Chi and Tea

Take a break from the holiday stress and relax at the Holiday Chi and Tea on Dec. 15 at the Coshocton Public Library from noon to 2 p.m. After class, brew some tea and talk with friends.

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