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'Christmas in the Village' set for Saturday in Plymouth

• Nov 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s historic village square will be transformed into a holiday street market and unique Christmas experience Saturday when The Plymouth Improvement Committee sponsors its second annual “Christmas in the Village.”

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The street market features more than 85 crafters, artisans and “makers, as well as a a wide variety of specialty foods. A few vendors will be housed indoors at the Plymouth Village Building; however, most will be outdoors. Shoppers can even purchase live Christmas trees and greens in the market. At the center of everything, visitors will find a 1,000 square foot “iceless” skating rink as well as a stage where they can enjoy live entertainment while they enjoy lunch or a snack from one of several food trucks that will dot the square.

Live performers include the Ashland University “Drop of a Hat” singers, the Fun Center Chordsmen, a Plymouth village choir and several local high school choirs and ensembles. In addition, the Small Town Singers will stroll around the square entertaining shoppers with their unique blend of Christmas carols old and new. From 12:30 to 1 p.m., there will be a holiday “Strut your Mutt” pooch parade where pet owners can enter their furry pals wearing their Christmas finery.

The Plymouth Lions Club will provide train rides on their “Plymouth Polar Express” all day long. From noon to 2 p.m., children of all ages will enjoy a special treat when Santa and his live reindeer stop in for all to see. The little ones might even catch a glimpse of a couple of their favorite Disney princesses.

Just across the square, the Plymouth Area Museum will host its annual Elf Village, where children under 12 can shop for gifts for their loved ones — no adults allowed. Santa’s elves will be on hand to help children select and wrap their treasures in secret.

Elf Village will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

After they shop, the little ones can even visit the letters to Santa station in the museum where requests are guaranteed to reach the North Pole well before Christmas.

The one-day event is an outreach project of the Plymouth Improvement Committee.

Free admission and all outdoor activities, including the skating rink, are made possible by Civista Bank; FC Bank of Shiloh; Secor Funeral Homes, OhioHealth, Autobahn Sales and Service and by numerous other local and area sponsors.

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