It’s official! Christmas season begins

Nov 23, 2021 | Featured | 0 comments

Port Clinton lit its traditional downtown Christmas Tree on Saturday night. Flipping the switch were Marshall and Katie Brink, and their youngsters Mitchell, 4, and Kelsey, 2. The blue spruce had towered over their Glendale Dr. home, and was gifted to the city to dazzle holiday shoppers. (Photo by D’Arcy Patrick Egan)

Community Christmas in Port Clinton

Downtown Port Clinton will celebrate Community Christmas downtown on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2-6:30 p.m., featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Island House from 3-5 p.m., followed by a Lighted Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m.

Local businesses will have holiday activities from 2-5 p.m. There will be cookies and cocoa, Christmas Carols, a window decorating contest and the 6th annual Chili Tasting Competition at downtown shops.

Bassett’s welcomes Santa, and his reindeer!

Santa and his reindeer will be making a couple of trips to the Bassett’s Market stores in Port Clinton, making sure girls and boys get to have their photos taken with Santa and his four-legged friends.

The Bassett’s Market in the Catawba Knoll Crest location will host the jolly old guy and his reindeer on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5-7 p.m., and Bassett’s Market in the Port Clinton City Market on Sunday, Dec. 5, also from 5-7 p.m. Hot cocoa and cookies will be featured, and so will horse drawn carriage rides.

Olde Fashioned Christmas lands in Oak Harbor

Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will guide him through the Village of Oak Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4:15 p.m. They’ll be heading to the Log Cabin at 5 p.m. to light the Village Christmas Tree, and where girls and boys can share their Christmas wish list with Santa.

Children will receive Santa Bucks and be able to shop for two free gifts from several businesses in downtown. The Portage Fire Station will host parents and children for cocoa and cookies from 5-7 p.m., and to win prizes.

Marblehead Lions to light ‘ribbon tree’

The Marblehead Lions will have a virtual lighting of its Christmas Tree on Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at James Park. The unique “ribbon tree” will be decorated with special ribbons purchased in the honor or memory of loved ones, which will be sold by many area merchants. Funds will benefit community charities.

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