Santa to visit villages Dec. 1

By Anna Bolton -

CEDARVILLE & JAMESTOWN — The neighboring villages will keep traditions alive with their downtown holiday festivities Saturday, Dec. 1.

Cedarville will light up during the 28th Annual Little Town of Lights 5:30 p.m. with the Christmas tree lighting and opening ceremonies. A parade will follow, where Santa will make his first appearance. Mr. Claus will then head to Beans ‘N Cream for photos with villagers and visitors.

A wreath auction benefit ting the local food pantry will take place at 6 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the Barber Shop.

Downtown businesses will be open 5:30-8 p.m. for local shopping, and vendors will be selling goods 6-8 p.m. at the senior center.

Horse drawn wagon rides through town will happen 6-8 p.m. Mammograms on-the-go will be available 3-8 p.m. by calling 855-887-7364 for appointments. And home-lighting contest winners will be announced 6:30 p.m.

Santa is also coming to Jamestown Saturday, Dec. 1. The village’s Small Town Christmas will will include festivities all day long.

Three churches will host events. St. Augustine’s Tike Shop will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The church will also host a bazaar 3:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

Jamestown Methodist Church’s Holiday Mall will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors, a coffee bar, baked goods and lunch and dinner. Women’s Christmas Bazaar at Jamestown Presbyterian Church will also be held at the same time with crafts, sewing gifts and baked goods.

Visitors can also check out Smalltown Christmas at the opera house between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit the senior center during the same time. Santa will visit the senior center between 2-4 p.m. for photos with guests.

Children can play life-sized Candy Land or create holiday ornaments at the community library between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Santa will make a second appearance in Jamestown in the village’s lot 5-8 p.m. Attendees should bring their cameras to take photos with Santa.

By Anna Bolton