Hometown Christmas set for November 29

Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Hometown Christmas is packed full of activities to usher in the Christmas Spirit.

Hometown Christmas will be from 5 to 8 p..m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Akron.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving in Akron on a fire truck. They will arrive at the west end of Reed Street and go to the Legion Hall. There will be a tree lighting ceremony. Bring the whole family and welcome the Claus’ to town.

Afterward, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children in the Akron Public Library Meeting Room.

While at the library, children can write letters to Santa of their Christmas wish lists or bring one with them — the librarians will collect the letters and make sure Santa takes them with him when he and Mrs. Claus return to the North Pole. There will also be a “Children’s Coloring Corner” in the library for children to enjoy while waiting to see Santa.

The Claus’ visit is just the beginning of fun to behold and participate.

Be sure to stroll up and down Reed Street, where businesses and organizations have plenty of Christmasy things to do and see.

• Barwick’s Ag Parts & Service: a lighted window display.

• State Farm Financial Services: Owners Brad and Jeannine Fowler will be serving refreshments.

• Jim’s Barber Shop: see lighted scenery.

• Akron Chiropractic Center: listen to Christmas music, see lighted display.

• Akron City Hall: While children sign up at a drawing to win a free two-hour 2018 Summer Swimming Pool Party, adults can place bids in the Wreaths for a Reason Silent Auction, and all can purchase Chamber Bucks at a Holiday 15% Discount.

• Dirks Hardware: Legionnaires host Soldiers Christmas Campsite and Jay Dirks will have a display of gift ideas.

• Maynard’s Foods: Stop in for a Christmas treat.

• Akron Jo’s Cafe: Make Your Own Hot Cocoa Kit.

• Click n Pick: Decorate a photo frame and take photos with elves.

• Broken Kettle Wine Cellars: Decorate an Ornament for the store’s tree and bring a toy or make a donation to Holiday For Our Heroes Toy Drive.

• Akron Gold & Silver: Coupon Sale – $5 off purchase of $20 or more.

• Akron Hometowner: Enjoy Sandy’s Puppy Chow and children get a free face painting by Expressive Arts Studio & Gallery owner Vivian Miller.

• Chub’s Country Store: See tree decorated by the Akron Ministerial Association and listen to Akron-Westfield singers.

• New Horizons United Church of Christ: Live Nativity Scene and children can make a nature ornament.

• Akron Veterinary Clinic: “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window” window display…check out the dogs in the window.

• Post Rock Brokerage: lighted window display.

• Thorson Drug: Christmas Open House, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Holiday specials & refreshments.

• Security National Bank & Security National Insurance Agency: lighted window display.

• Legacy Financial LLC: porch display.

• Akron Post Office: Akron Care Center Bell Ringers perform 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Watch for more details next week!

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