Grove City Christmas Celebration
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Grove City Town Center
Come celebrate the spirit of the season with the community throughout the Grove City Town Center during this popular annual event!
CITY-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES
Santa Visits | Town Center Plaza | 2 to 7 p.m.
Children share their wishes with the jolly, old elf. Take your own photo or make a $5 donation to T.W.I.G. 184 benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital to receive one.
Charitable Donation Collection Point | Town Center Plaza
Drop off monetary, non-perishable food or personal hygiene products for the Grove City Food Pantry or a toy or gift card donation for the firefighters' holiday toy drive.
Grove City Arts Council Christmas Art Exhibit | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
City Hall Council Chamber
View the annual juried art exhibit of works by local artists and cast a vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
Grove City Christmas Parade | 7 p.m. Step Off
The parade features marching bands, floats decorated in Christmas lights and more. The parade route starts at Park Street Intermediate School, proceeds north on Wilbur Avenue, turns west down Columbus Street, travels south on Broadway through the Town Center then east on Park Street back to the school. To participate in the Christmas parade, contact the Grove City Town Center via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 614-539-8762.
Community Tree | Town Center Plaza, Park Street, northwest corner
Check out this year’s tree and watch for the lights to come on after the parade.
Ice sculptor | Broadway and Jackson Alley
What symbol of the season will this year’s block of ice be transformed into?
Reindeer | Broadway and Civic Place
See a real reindeer like the ones living near the North Pole.
OTHER TOWN CENTER ACTIVITIES
Mistletoe Market | Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Park Street west of Broadway
Building upon the tradition of the German Kristkindl Market dating back to the sixth century, the Grove City Town Center is hosting the annual Mistletoe Market. This festive holiday shopping market brings old world charm and warmth to Grove City’s historic Town Center. Shop for unique and creative gift items, decorations and delicious treats to enjoy yourself or share with others while strolling through festive market spaces including Town Center businesses, the heated grand tent, various outdoor tents and inside City Hall’s lobby and Council Chambers.
Secret Santa dates back to a time where children had the ability to purchase gifts for parents, siblings and friends at little to no cost. Children can shop at the Secret Santa tent during the Mistletoe Market.
OTHER GROVE CITY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Grove City Arts Council Christmas Art Exhibit | Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City Hall Council Chamber
View the annual holiday exhibit featuring works by local artists on display through Friday, Jan. 9.
Grove City Community Winds Concert | Saturday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.
Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road
The Grove City Community Winds is a group of talented and dedicated area musicians providing quality musical entertainment. Join them for their annual concert featuring the finest yuletide music. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Grove City Food Pantry. For details, visit the Grove City Community Winds website.
Jackson Township Fire Holiday Toy Program donate gifts through Friday, Dec. 19
Drop-off at Jackson Township Fire Stations: 4343 Grove City Road, 3650 Hoover Road, 2650 London-Groveport Road and 4900 Buckeye Parkway.
The Jackson Township Fire Department continues their Firefighters for Kids program to provide toys during the holidays to less fortunate children up to age 12. They appreciate the huge role the public plays in supporting this program.
To donate, drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift card at a Jackson Township Fire Station.
Register a child to receive gifts: Jackson Township Fire Station 202, 3650 Hoover Road
Monday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 4; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. or Tuesday, Dec. 2 and Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration for an in-need child must be completed in person during the assigned hours. Applicants are required to bring a photo ID, utility bill with current address and a birth certificate for each child for whom assistance is requested. Applicants must live in Jackson Township, Grove City or Urbancrest. For more information, call 614-875-5588 or visit the Jackson Township Fire Department website.
12 SELFIES OF CHRISTMAS
Find hidden nutcrackers for festive fun and prizes during Grove City’s 12 Selfies of Christmas contest.
“Like” the 12 Selfies of Christmas Facebook contest page for clues, beginning Friday, Nov. 28. Follow the clues to find the hidden nutcrackers each week in businesses across Grove City. Every week discover three new nutcrackers, each in a different location. Find each nutcracker, then take a creative selfie with the location identified in the photo, and post it to the Facebook page.
The most creative selfie award for each nutcracker will be awarded to the person with the most votes from Facebook users at the end of each week (three prizes per week). There is a special prize at the end of the contest for the selfie with the most likes. Each photo post is one entry in a drawing for a grand prize gift basket that includes prizes from all of the locations.
Use the hashtag #12SelfiesGC on each photo.
12 Selfies of Christmas Contest rules:
You have five days from when the clue is posted to find each nutcracker to take and post your selfie. Selfies must be taken at the business location identified. The photo must be posted to the contest Facebook page. Each post is worth one entry to the grand prize drawing.
Week 1: Friday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 3
Week 2: Friday, Dec. 5 through Wednesday, Dec. 10
Week 3: Friday, Dec. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 17
Week 4: Friday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Dec. 23
Grand Prize: Winner announced Monday, Dec. 29