SYLVANIA, Ohio (13abc Action News) - Sylvania is decking the halls for Christmas this weekend and you're invited.
A busy weekend of events includes art exhibits, crafts, food, a 5K run and parade begins Friday. Among the highlights is the annual Festival of Lights Parade which begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 3.
13abc's Shaun Hegarty is host, announcer for the parade in downtown Sylvania and 13abc's Hope for the Holidays parade float will be included.
Miracle on Main Street is presented by Dave White Chevrolet and 13abc in partnership with Sylvania Community Arts Commission, Downtown Sylvania Association, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, Sylvania Historical Village and Red Bird Arts District.
Below is the full listing of activities:
FRIDAY | DECEMBER 1
5pm-8ish Red Bird Arts District First Friday Art Walk
NEW Mistletoe Marketplace on Maplewood Avenue with 15+ artisans and crafters
6pm Sylvan/Maplewood Choir (4th and 5th graders)
6:30 Lighting of the Square with Mayor Craig Stough
7-9pm Strolling Carolers from Cutting Edge Theatre Company
Heritage Center Museum
5pm-8pm | Deck the Halls for History: A silent auction fundraiser of one-of-a-kind holiday decor at the Sylvania Historical Village
5pm-10ish Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce: Warm up in a tent on Maplewood avenue with holiday movies, hot cocoa and popcorn available for purchase, and a cash bar. Live music from Mikes With Mics from 7-10ish
SCAC Pop-up Gallery at Kevin Charles Sylvania
• Bring in a toy donation and enter a raffle for a Make Over. All donations support Caly Cares
• Piano Performance by Christine Stammer
• Jewelry | Stacy Sprung-Spinazze
• Letterpress & Stationary | Pineapple Press-Design
• Tara Otten | Jewelry and Glass
• Fibers & Pottery | Mary Weiss
• Illustration Prints | Johnathon Lightle
• Tara Hubbard Handbags (Friday) and Originals by Kina Hoffman (Saturday)
• SCAC Banner Bags and Shirts
Kathy Rennels Design with Children's Illustrations
Reve Salon and Spa
Jewelry | Rachel Najarian
Harmony in Life
Art Carved Candles
Mosaic Glass Guitars | Animal House Glass, llc
Eden Fashion Boutique | 30% Off all shoes & Accessories
Book signing with Local Author Amy Seiffert from 5-7pm | Chin Up, A beautiful book about motherhood that would make the PERFECT Christmas gift!
TK Lanes Boutique
Lake Erie beach Glass Jewelry | Mary Ann Strayer
Sylvania AdVantage Newspaper
Galaxy Rose Crochet
Inside the Five Brewing Company
Pop-Up Shop with Merchandise
Chandler Cafe – Orchestra & 10 Year anniversary
The Sodbuster Bar – Live Music with Scott Biddle & Nichole Koury
River Centre Foundation – New Artist Hope Olson and Craft Beer
Hudson Gallery – Cool Yule Exhibit and Jewelry Trunk Show
Featuring Sue Szabo, Regina Jankowski and Katy Mims
SATURDAY | DECEMBER 2
10am-4pm ART WALK CONTINUES for more shopping during the holidays!! See list of artists above! Enjoy a special Pop-Up Gallery and Mistletoe Marketplace with 20+ vendors!
1pm-4pm Warming tent with live holiday music by Megan Fitzpatrick and Johnny K AllDay and SV High School String Quartet
kids crafts with McCord Road Christian Church and hot cocoa
1pm-4pm Deck the Halls for History Silent Auction at the Heritage Center Museu
5pm-9pm Beer Tasting at River Centre Gallery – Buy tickets here $25 – https://rivercentrefoundation.ticketspice.com/river-centre-gallery-holiday-brews-event
Upside Brewing – $1 off Noale - a Christmas ale with optional caramel honey and cinnamon sugar rim
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 3
12pm-5pm Deck the Halls for History at the Heritage Center Museum & Historical Village will be open.
12pm-5pm | Chamber Warming Tent on Maplewood – Holiday Movies & Music, Hot cocoa & popcorn available for purchase, Kids activities & cookie decorating
3pm – Visits with Santa start
3-8pm | Beer Garden with Upside Brewing in parking lot
4pm – 5k Run/Walk starting on Main Street (Register)!
5pm – Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
5:30 pm Festival of the Lights Parade