This year will mark the 21st Annual Christmas in the Park in Garrette Park in West Jefferson. The event will take place from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11 from 5:30 to 10 pm.
Christmas in the Park gets underway with the Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 pm on Friday evening when Santa arrives and turns on the park lights. Music will be performed by the West Jefferson High School Jazz Band and Choir.
Following Santa’s arrival, you can visit with him and stop by his workshop. There will also be carriage rides and concessions.
On Saturday, December 10, the Parade of Lights heads out at 5:30 pm from the American Legion and winds its way through town to Garrette Park.
For more information on the parade and how you can participate, go HERE.
There will be a Home Decorating Contest that will be judged the week of December 5-9. The winners will be announced on Sunday evening at 7:45 pm with cash prizes for the top three best decorated houses.
To learn how you can enter the Home Decorating Contest, please go HERE.
To find out more and see the full schedule of events, visit the Christmas in the Park web site HERE.
Donations are always needed, including donations of time as volunteers are essential to help on each night of the event and in preparation beforehand.
Monetary donations can be sent to: Christmas in the Park, PO Box 262, West Jefferson, OH 43162.
Christmas in the Park is an extension of the not for profit corporation, West Jefferson Community Association, and is comprised of volunteer citizens in the community.
Like Christmas in the Park on Facebook HERE.
Please join us this Saturday, December 3, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5-8 pm during Christmas Under the Clock.
We will have lots of food and other goodies, plus seasonal music and discounts. There will also be Christmas crafts for the kids and our staff will all be wearing ugly Christmas sweaters–pick which one you think is the most revolting (you won’t hurt our feelings!).
Participating open house locations will be giving away lots of prizes, gifts, and refreshments. The more open houses you visit, the more chances you have to win. Pick up a map at the first open house you visit to locate all of the other places holding open houses. There is also a copy of the map at the end of this posting that you can print before the event.
Enter the raffle at each open house location to win a $250 Visa Gift Card from UPCO. The winner will be notified at the end of Christmas Under the Clock.
Please bring some non-perishable food items or toiletries for the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 West Main Street. Share your blessings this holiday season.
Get around town safely by riding one of the shuttle vans running from Lovejoy’s Market to Yoder’s Hardware between 5:30 and 8 pm, arriving and leaving every thirty minutes. Wagon rides will take place in the Uptown leaving Lovejoy Plaza and traveling to Yoder’s Hardware to visit Santa.
Here at the drugstore, we will be giving away gift certificates to many local businesses. So stop in and sign up to win!
We’ll be raffling off gift certificates for:
- Lovejoy’s Market
- Main Street Treasures
- Mike’s Pit Stop
- Ol’ 42 Grub House
- Plain City Computers
- Plain City Lanes
- Rex’s Marathon
Christmas Under the Clock actually gets under way at 5 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron between Chillicothe and Main Streets). There will be local carolers, Starlight Twirlers (baton twirlers), and much more entertainment at the Tree Lighting. The tree will be lit up by the Tree Lighting Pixies, winners of the Christmas Coloring Contest.
Once you’ve been dazzled by the tree lighting ceremony and entertainers, head over to the Plain City Auction, 145 East Main Street, for a Christmas Raffle and Craft Fair.
Bring your pre-decorated Gingerbread House to Daily Needs Assistance (DNA), 340 West Main Street (the old elementary school building) by 3 pm on Saturday to enter in a competition to win a $150 gift card to Carlisle Gifts. To find out more, read this article in the Plain City Advocate HERE.
You can take a horse drawn wagon ride to Yoder’s True Value Hardware for photos with Santa. As you wait for a wagon ride in Lovejoy Plaza, enjoy ham and bean soup and roasted chestnuts from UPCO and the Plain City United Methodist Church.
Rock on Ice is back this year. See them create ice masterpieces in Lovejoy Plaza.
On your way to see Santa, stop by the Plain City Library, 305 West Main Street, for live music with Classical Sounds and the Friends of the Library’s Book Sale. The sale will feature an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room, as well as a selection of gift items made from recycled books including jewelry, bookmarks, buttons, and other unique creations. The Book Sale gets underway during Christmas Under the Clock and continues through December 10 during regular library hours (Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm).
Like the Library on Facebook HERE and keep up on all their events.
Carlisle Gifts will hold “A Night of Giving” during Christmas Under the Clock. Receive a free gift with a purchase of $10 or more. Get a free greeting card with a $20 purchase and take part in prize drawings every hour.
For more information on the 15th Annual Christmas Under the Clock celebration, go HERE.
While you can walk Main Street downtown, it is a little more tricky to get out to us on Route 42. Luckily, as mentioned previously, there will be van shuttles available to take people from Yoder’s Hardware to Lovejoy’s IGA and up and down Jefferson Avenue (Route 42). Let the skilled Christmas Under the Clock volunteer drivers get you safely where you need to go.
Read an article in the Plain City Advocate on the CUTC event HERE.
Stop by the Plain City Public Library, 305 West Main Street, for the Friends of the Library’s Book Sale on Saturday, December 3 from 5- 8 pm during the Village’s Christmas Under the Clock celebration.
The sale will feature an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room, as well as a selection of gift items made from recycled books including jewelry, bookmarks, buttons, and other unique creations.
The Book Sale gets underway during Christmas Under the Clock and continues through December 10 during regular library hours (Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm).
Like the Library on Facebook HERE and keep up on all their events.
Joe and I want to wish everyone a very peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving.
Please note that Plain City Druggist will be closed on Thursday, November 24, in observance of the holiday.
We will re-open on Friday, November 25, at 9 am, which also happens to be Ann Murray’s 88th birthday. Ann, as many of you know, worked for us for a good while and had even worked with Ray Berry in the old pharmacy downtown. Ann is a dear friend and still helps out with pharmacy events any time we ask her!
If you have an emergency or need anything while we are closed, please call the after hours number: 614-240-8421. If Joe does not call you back within an hour, call again and leave another message with your phone number.
Thank you to everyone reading this blog posting. We appreciate your continued support of us and the pharmacies!
Enter Your Gingerbread House in the DNA Contest to Win a $150 Gift Card During Christmas Under the Clock.
Drop off your gingerbread house by 3 pm at the DNA building, 340 West Main Street (the old Elementary building) to be entered in the contest.
The entry fee is $25. The Plain City community will judge the finished gingerbread works of art.
The Grand Prize is a $150 gift card to Carlisle Gifts.
All proceeds from the registration fees will benefit DNA’s “Strengthening Families, Building Communities” campaign to support vulnerable families in and around Plain City.