Plymouth's Christmas in the VIllage skaiting rink

Plymouth's Christmas in the Village will feature a skating rink.

PLYMOUTH -- Holiday magic returns to Plymouth’s historic downtown on Dec. 2 through 4 when the Plymouth Improvement Committee (PIC) hosts its 6th annual “Christmas in the Village” outdoor marketplace and street fair.

The marketplace will feature more than 80 vendors of handmade, Ohio-made crafts, décor, foods and more. Other highlights include food trucks, the iceless Village Skating Rink, a carousel, carriage rides, train rides, a live reindeer exhibit, a variety of Disney and comic book characters, axe throwing, a huge model train exhibit, ice carving and, of course, live entertainment and a cocktail lounge for the grown-ups.

An exciting addition to this year’s festival is a fireworks show on Friday night, following the annual Parade of Lights and village Christmas Tree lighting. And of course, kids are invited to visit “Santa Square” so they can talk with the Jolly Old Elf, himself.

The marketplace will open on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. Hours on Friday, Dec. 3 from noon to 9 p.m., with the Parade of Lights at 6 p.m., followed by the Tree Lighting and Fireworks. Back by popular demand, Frank and Dean will provide entertainment on Friday night.

Saturday hours are 10 am to 9 p.m. Live entertainment on Saturday night will feature the return of “Jukebox Heroes.”

In conjunction with “Christmas in the Village,” the Plymouth Area Museum will host its annual “Elf Village” Christmas shopping experience for children 12 and under on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Finally, The Plymouth Improvement Committee invites residents, businesses, civic and charitable organizations, high schools bands, classic car collectors, and anyone else in the Plymouth community and the surrounding area to participate in the “Parade of Lights” on Friday, Dec. 3.

Registration is free and can be completed on the PIC Facebook page or at the Plymouth Village offices.

For more information about “Christmas in the Village” and the “Parade of Lights,” visit the Plymouth Improvement Committee Facebook page or contact PIC at picourvillage@gmail.com.

“Christmas in the Village” is the Plymouth Improvement Committee’s annual outreach to the community of Plymouth and the surrounding area, and as always, admission is free, as are all featured attractions. The event is funded by PIC and by donations from businesses and private citizens who help to ensure that everyone can participate and enjoy the most magical, family-friendly experience in the region. Donations can be made through Venmo @PlymouthImprovementCommittee, or dropped off at the Plymouth Village Offices, 48 W. Broadway, Plymouth.

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