Christmas Open House
Nov. 9-11/NORWALK – Join Us at Naturally Country 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Let Us Help Make Your Christmas Light Up with Sparkle during our Fabulous and Festive Christmas Open House Weekends! Feel the Magical World of Winter Wonderland as you browse our dazzling showrooms filled with our exclusive Custom Floral Design Creations, Decorating Ideas and Home Decor, plus Gift Ideas for everyone on your list this Holiday Season. The porches and store are plumb full of the holiday feeling. Save 10% on your total purchases during this event. Enter to win a gift certificate. Holiday refreshments.
Nov. 24/WILMINGTON – There’s magic in holiday lights and its magic that the Hometown Holidazzle Parade and Festival holds annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Thousands of people gather to be delighted by thousands of lights, hundreds of entertainers, and over 100 entries in the illuminated parade. Each parade entry will be lit up for the holidays. Music will play a big part in the festivities. Entertainment for the day includes an array of acts on the main stage located on Main Street. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy this Holiday spectacle. Street vendors will serve up delicious food and specialty shopping will be plentiful in downtown venues. There will be clowns and many activities for the kids. The day’s featured celebrity will be none other than Santa Claus who will arrive in grand style aboard one of the illuminated floats. Photo ops with Santa will be available. >MORE
Thru Jan.1/CAMBRIDGE – Lighting up the night with thousands of pulsating lights synchronized to holiday music. This historic building, built in 1881, is bathed in colored lights with over 60,000 lights outlining the building. There are four different light shows that run from now until January 1, 2019 each evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. (beginning at 6:30 p.m. until the time change on Nov. 6) with the last show playing at 9:00 p.m. (Show continues until 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving weekend and Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1). It’s free to attend and watch night after night under the stars. Show Schedule – Top of the hour: children’s Christmas favorites / 15 minutes past the hour: traditional Christmas favorites / 30 minutes past the hour: contemporary Christmas music / 45 minutes past the hour: modern Christmas music.
Discover the amazing story of Dickens Victorian Village and the 186 characters that the community built as your costumed guide escorts you around Historic Downtown Cambridge on a Trolley Tour on Nov. 24, Dec. 8 & 15. Tickets may be purchased at the Dickens Welcome Center. Cost is $10 per person.
Roscoe Village Christmas Candlelightings
Dec. 1, 8/COSHOCTON – Take in the scent of simmering hot apple cider, the taste of freshly roasted chestnuts, the sounds of carols sung by strolling choirs and the candlelit glow on the faces of each adult and child blend to make Christmastime special in a town that celebrates traditions. When the crowd gathers on the street in the center of the village to witness the ceremony at 6 p.m., it’s the highlight of a day filled with the joys of the holidays. Those who have made the Candlelightings a tradition, know Candlelighting Saturday is a full day of experiences that make Christmas special. Local artisans have designed hand-cut pine boughs into decorative wreaths that decorate Roscoe Village and accent the warm glow of candles lighting every window in Roscoe’s historic district. Your visit to the village should begin with a tour of the lovingly restored homes and businesses of these settlers, with tales of life along the canal provided by entertaining, costumed interpreters who bring history to life. Throughout your day, you’ll find Roscoe’s many cozy shops are so much more than a welcome escape from the cold. Each of the village shops offers a feast for the senses – the soothing scents of candles, the distinctive aroma of the leather shop, or the scents of a marketplace brimming with meats, fresh cheeses, and distinctive foods. There are feasts for the eyes as well in shops that offer today’s fashions and accessories beautifully displayed within charming canal-era homes. Be dazzled by fine jewelry, captivated by locally made products or drawn in by cottage designs ready to fit in your house.The kids will be dazzled by toys and games, gifts for favorite pets, and a store stocked top to bottom with sweet treats for all ages. Enjoy a ride on a horse-drawn surrey while the footman shares tales of Christmas along the canal.