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We have begun the countdown to our annual Hometown Christmas in Xenia! This year’s event -- held annually on the 2nd Saturday in December in downtown Xenia --will be Saturday, December 12th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The community is invited to share in the old fashioned sparkling magic of downtown at dusk.
Below are some highlights of what you will enjoy that day:
Hometown Christmas Silent Auction will be at The Flower Stop (57 W. Main St) – stop by and see the many gift items and place your bid before 8:00 p.m. the day of the event.
Window Decorating Contest – From Shop Local Saturday on Nov. 28 until the close of Hometown Christmas, everyone is invited to vote on your favorite storefront windows downtown. You can pick up a ballot at participating stores and drop your ballot at Xenia Shoe & Leather. All the ballots will be placed in a drawing to win prizes. This contest is brought to you by Downtown Xenia Now, by the efforts of downtown building and business owners who participate for your viewing pleasure, and by a generous donation by Xenia Glass and Lock – 1st prize is $300, 2nd prize is $150, and 3rd prize is $75. We will also be having our "Guess the Window" contest again this year. We heard from several of you that you missed this so it is returning again this year. If you have a downtown business and would like to participate in the window decorating contest, please click HERE.
Mr & Mrs Santa - Once again, Mr & Mrs Santa will be at Toward Independence handing out goodies to all the good girls and boys!
Carriage Rides - It wouldn't be Hometown Christmas without the jingling bells of our horse-drawn carriage rides, sponsored by Collett Propane and Legacy Village. Tickets are $1 for the open wagon rides located at Dodds Monuments and $3 each or 2/$5 for the closed carriages located at Narrow Path Plumbing/WBZI and the Xenia Library. To avoid long waits, purchase your ticket and take it to the carriage vendor to reserve your time then go and enjoy the event!
Christmas Music at the Courthouse - There will be music all evening long at the south courthouse lawn located at Main & Detroit.
In addition, we will also have the following:
Because we are still in the early planning stages, we don't have a complete list of the activities planned yet so watch for more information at www.facebook.com/xeniadowntown about this year's festivities.
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