Light Up Bay Village for the Holiday Season

2016 Cahoon Christmas

Once again this holiday season, the Christmas spirit will shine a little more brightly in Bay Village.

The Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Village Kiwanis are asking Bay residents and children of all ages to join them in celebrating an old-fashioned community Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A kickoff to the holiday season, the event will include a children’s craft at Rose Hill Museum, the reading of holiday stories, caroling and crafts for kids in the Bay Village Community House, the Kiwanis Christmas tree sale, a visit by Santa Claus and the lighting of the community tree in the Cahoon Memorial Park gazebo. Residents can help to “Light up Bay Village” by placing luminaries in their yards that evening.

Suvi Oenstringen, Nora French and Melia French helped Santa light the Bay Village Christmas tree last year

Bay Village community groups are invited to participate by decorating a holiday wreath, to be displayed in the gazebo. Tables in the Community House are available for the sale of Christmas ornaments and merchandise. Any civic or school groups interested in taking part in the festivities or selling holiday merchandise should contact Cynthia Eakin at info@bayhistorical.com or 216-213-0312, Rhonda Schneider at baykiwanis@gmail.com or 216-225-6538, or Bay Kiwanis President Foster McMasters at 440-670-5388.

Santa Claus will leave the Bay Lodge on a fire truck at 2 p.m. and will arrive at the Community House about 3 p.m. The Bay High Choraleers will sing holiday tunes beginning at 3:15 p.m. The Fairytale Foundation will provide photo opportunities. There will be a reading of, “’Twas the Night before Christmas.” The tree lighting will take place at the gazebo at about 4:15 p.m. The Bay Village Community Theatre will present a full production of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” beginning at 6 p.m. in the Community House. Admission is free and open to the public.

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