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 Village residents and children of all ages to join them in celebrating an old-fashioned community Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 1, noon to 3 p.m. A kickoff to the holiday season, the event will include the reading of holiday stories, caroling and crafts for kids in the Bay Village police station community room, 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.
Tables in the police station community room 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-213-0312, Rhonda Schneider at email@example.com or 216-225-6538.
Santa Claus will leave the Bay Lodge on a fire truck at about noon and will arrive at the police station community room about 1:30 p.m. The Bay High Choraleers will sing holiday tunes. 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 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.