Christmas Celebration Planned for Historic Downtown Hartville

The 19th Annual An Evening in the Village will be held Sunday, December 4th from 4:30-7pm in Historic Downtown Hartville. The evening includes a live nativity, wagon rides, cookie contest and open houses at downtown shops. The Christmas tree in the square will be lit in honor of Lake Township’s Bicentennial. Following the lighting, three local church and school choirs will perform. Visitors can also bid on silent auction items to benefit Hartville’s new police K9 unit.

Many family memories will be made when kids watch Santa arrive by fire truck to kick off the evening. Crafts, barrel train rides, and story time in the train car will keep them busy all evening.

Adults, teens, kids, and families can enter the 1st An Evening in the Village Ugly Sweater Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most creative tops, just bring a breakfast item for the Lake Twp FISH food pantry to enter. Also new this year, wooden trees painted for the 2016 Community Art Project will make their debut decorating downtown for the holidays.

For more information call 330-877-9650 or visit