PLYMOUTH -- The Plymouth Improvement Committee (PIC) is excited to announce that its 5th annual “Christmas in the Village” open-air holiday street market is expanding to three days this year.
The market will be opened on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Plymouth Improvement Committee’s mission is to ensure that all activities at the event are FREE to all visitors so everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere. Thanks to a number of generous sponsors, this year’s event will be the “Best Day(s) Ever!”
More than 80 handmade craft vendors and food trucks will be featured, along with the village skating rink and PIC’s “Christmas Spirits Tent,” will be open each day. The main attraction on Thursday, Dec. 3 will be a kids’ skate-along on the village’s 2,000 square-foot iceless rink with characters from “Frozen.” A live dee-jay will provide music while visitors enjoy tree carving, an ugly sweater competition and other surprises.
The village Christmas Parade, starting at 6 p.m. will be the highlight of Friday’s events, along with the official tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. A very special visitor will also be on hand. Along with vendors and food trucks, the skating rink will be opened and train rides will be available courtesy of the Plymouth Lions Club’s own version of the “Polar Express.” Adults will be able to enjoy axe-throwing, and from 7 to 9 p.m., Frank and Dean, back by popular demand, will provide live music.
The market will be opened from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and will feature a live reindeer exhibit, carriage rides, train rides, a kids’ singalong, ice carving, the Alpen Horn Group, Roger & Robin, Disney and Marvel characters, a photographer and several other surprises. The Cleveland band “Juke Box Heroes” will round out the live entertainment on Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Plymouth Improvement Committee will observe all social distancing and CDC guidelines and recommends that all visitors wear masks so everyone can enjoy “Christmas in the Village” safely. For daily updates on the market and for more detailed information, visit the Plymouth Improvement Committee Facebook page.