Schedule of Events:
All Day: Story Walk in downtown business windows sponsored by Mechanicsburg Public Library
8am-11am: Mechanicsburg Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Village Hall, $5 donation, proceeds support Lions Club projects
9am until after parade: Cookie Cutter Bake Sale at Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, proceeds support United Methodist Women mission projects
10am-3pm: Arts & Crafts Show at Masonic Temple and Fire House
10am: Christmas Music by Area Music Students at 1858 Meeting House
10am-1:45pm: Crafts and Games at Mechanicsburg Baptist Church
10am-1:30pm: Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides from Fire House to Heritage
11am-1:30pm: St. Nicholas Celebration at Church of Our Saviour
12pm: Read & Visit with the Grinch at Mechanicsburg Public Library
12pm: Reynoldsburg Community Band at 1858 Meeting House
1pm: Mechanicsburg High School Marching Band at 1858 Meeting House
1pm: Read & Visit with Mrs. Claus at Mechanicsburg Public Library
1pm-2pm: Carolers near Village Christmas Tree, provided by Hurst Farms
2pm: Parade from Heritage to the School. Line up at Heritage at 1:30, please email email@example.com to RSVP
After Parade until 3:30: Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at 1858 Meeting House
2:45pm: Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Fire House
3:00pm: Drawing begins for Basket Raffle at Fire House, all proceeds support Summer Celebration 2022 fireworks
The Village of Mechanicsburg is looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event and parade participants. If you would like to help out and/or participate in the parade, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you support The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum, your tax-deductible gift helps preserve and bring history to the lives of children, students, and the whole community!
Click here to make a donation, or donate on site. For questions or more information text (614) 403-2892.
All day itinerary:
10:00am Many local shops will open
11:00am Food trucks and street vendors will open
11:00am– 7:00pm DJ K-Stock will be playing holiday music all day
11:00am– 5:30pm Carolers and Holiday Hostesses will be strolling
4:00pm Carriage and trolley rides begin *they will stop at 5:30 to participate in the parade. Rides will resume after the parade until 8:00 p.m.
5:00pm Community caroling in the Park
5:30pm Tree Lighting Ceremony in Legacy Park, caroling
6:30pm Holiday Horse Parade begins
The following local businesses will have extended hours, and several are planning special events for the day:
Carmazzi’s Candy & General Store
Carriage House Salon- get your Santa Dos from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. then go to Serina Ann Photography, both will be open to help with great memories
In Good Taste Market
Let’s Eat Cake
Montego Designs Unlimited
Oxner’s General Store (Santa Land Location)
The Merchant- from 10am-8pm a "Secret Santa Shop" will be stocked with $1-$5 gifts for kids to come shop for everyone on their lists- moms, grandmas, dads, grandpas, siblings, friends, even pets! They will get to wrap each item in a bag and gift tag at the time of purchase. Around 5:30 they’ll be passing out FREE glow necklaces to any child that comes to 112 N Main St and we will have cool fiber optic wands for sale.
The Shop Around the Corner
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany- Carols, Candles and Cocoa, beginning at 5pm
Champaign County Youth Choir
The following Food Trucks will be in the Square:
Schmidt’s Sausage Truck
Cumberland Kettle Corn
DOOGS, including their famous mini donuts
Tommy’s Double Barrel BBQ
Mom Andrasik’s (Hungarian Cabbage Rolls)
Visit their website at http://champaignfamilyymca.org. Bidding will be under the auction tab. Stop in and see the YMCA staff where they will help you make your bid!
Preview date is Friday, December 3rd at 3pm and the auction is from Saturday, December 4th at 9am to Monday, December 13th at 6pm!
For questions or concerns please email:
Zackery Huff- email@example.com
Polly Long- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Henson- email@example.com
Melanie Bahan- firstname.lastname@example.org
The library was located at 160 West Market Street until November 25, 1996 and has since moved to 1060 Scioto Street. Can you believe it has been 25 years since the library opened at its current location?
Join the library staff for treats, scavenger hunts, a stroll down memory lane, and more!
There will also be special displays and activities through the end of the month for those unable to attend!