Join Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus, and friends for the Annual Community Holiday party with food, fun, and crafts! This event is sponsored by the Peninsula Library, the Peninsula Police Department, and the Valley Fire Department. This event will take place at the Boston Township Hall on the corner of Rt. 303 and Riverview Rd.
Peninsula Candlelight Walk
The highlight of the evening will be the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree from Heritage Farm. The tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the Bronson Church green. Local residents are encouraged to add Christmas ornaments to the village’s holiday tree. Attendees are invited to wear an “UGLY” Christmas sweater or festive holiday hat to add to the celebration.
The Woodridge High School Rhapsody Singers and the Kent Roosevelt Choir will lead carols at the tree-lighting ceremony, followed by a short choral concert in the Bronson Church.
Costumed “strollers” from Hale Farm will wander with lanterns throughout the village as they bring to life historical characters.
- Yellow Creek Trading Company will be serving wine and cheese as they welcome customers. Twenty percent discounts off of one item will be given to customers wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. There will be a drawing for a free season pass to Spicy Lamb Farm.
- The Log Cabin Gallery will serve complimentary cookies and cider as guests shop for locally crafted unique gifts and enjoy the gallery’s ”Twinkle of Lights” Exhibit. Warm up around the campfire and view the “North Pole” from the scenic overlook. Fresh chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire. It’s magical up here!
- River Light Gallery will offer complimentary appetizers as customers shop for locally crafted gifts.
- Elements Gallery will be serving light refreshments as customers browse through the artwork of over thirty of the region’s finest crafts people.
- Trail Mix – Peninsula. Warm up with hot refreshments while you create a unique luminary from recycled materials. Find unique gifts for family and friends from an assortment of exclusive national park items and creative children’s gifts.
- Peninsula Library will show the classic film “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 6:30 p.m. Visitors can shop the Bizarre Bazaar during the evening and through December 30, where all items are available for donations going to the Friends of the Library, and visit the display of holiday mini-trees decorated by local merchants and organizations. Raffle tickets for the trees will be on sale, with proceeds to programming for children at the library and the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce.
- At the Peninsula Art Academy, shop for artisan gifts in the academy’s boutique, including jewelry, felted mittens and scarves, blown glass objects and so much more. Gift certificates for classes will also be available. Refreshments will be served.
- Brandywine Country Club will offer its house wines at $10 per bottle, half off regular prices.
- MBA Design will offer cookies, coffee and hot chocolate to guests as they admire custom millwork and designs for kitchens and baths.
- The Peninsula United Methodist Church sanctuary will be open while Christmas music is played by the carillon. [? Not yet confirmed]
- Century Cycles will feature winter cycling and FAT BIKE equipment and gear throughout the season.
- The Brown Rabbit will serve refreshments while shoppers browse for antiques and holiday uniques.
- The Winking Lizard will serve its Christmas ales, along with its regular extensive menu of food and drink.
- Ohio Hardwood Furniture features a wide selection of Ohio-milled and Amish built furniture. Hot chocolate will be served.
- Heritage Tree Farm will be open from 9:00 a.m until 7:00 p.m. Families can select and cut their own Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations.
- Fishers offers a wide selection of food and drink.
Meet Me in St. Louis
(MGM, 1944, 113 minutes)
Just as teenaged Esther (Judy Garland) and her siblings are starting to become romantically inclined, their father Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames) announces that he has a new job in New York City. On top of all that, the World’s Fair is coming to town and no one wants to miss it! With a great supporting cast that includes Mary Astor, Marjorie Main, Margaret O’Brien and June Lockhart, this Technicolor musical introduced the world to The Trolley Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Directed by Vincente Minelli (the future husband of the star), this film is a warm-hearted homage to a by-gone era. To top it all off, Judy Garland is at her singing best in this holiday-themed musical!
Children ages 3 and up are invited to join us for a morning of Christmas craft making. Reservations are required, please call 330-657-2291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this program.
Christmas Movie: Prancer ((MGM, 1989 103 minutes rated G)
Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell) plays an angel in her school pageant…but she becomes a real guardian angel when she finds an injured reindeer in the forest. Convinced that the deer is Santa’s very own Prancer, Jessica vows to nurse him back to health and return him safely home. But before she can carry out her plan, Jessica discovers that her father (Sam Elliott) has made a different plan of his own! Will Jessica be able to help her antlered friend find his way back to Santa in time to make their deliveries on Christmas Eve? The magical final scene is sure to make your heart soar!
Still Life. By Louise Penny. (#1 Chief Inspector Gamache Series) Mystery
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.