Sandusky will be filled with holiday cheer at the Christmas lighting ceremony

As your black Friday shopping is winding down Christmas celebrations will be kicking off in Sandusky with the Sandusky Christmas Lighting Ceremony.
Amanda Amsel
Nov 20, 2012

Want to go?
WHAT: Sandusky Christmas Lighting Ceremony
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 23
WHERE: Schade-Mylander Plaza and Washington Park in downtown Sandusky
COST: Free

The Sandusky Community Celebration Council will be presenting their annual Christmas Light Ceremony at 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 23, at Schade-Mylander Plaza and Washington Park in downtown Sandusky.

“The celebration will start with Santa lighting the tree at Schade-Mylander Plaza at 6:15 pm,” said Richard Gallagher, member of the Sandusky Community Celebrations Council. “Santa will then proceed toward Washington Park and when he enters the park all the lights will turn on.”

As the lights turn on area residents will enjoy holiday music by the local bands and choirs.

“There will be thousands of lights all over the park,” Gallagher said. “We will also have a live manger scene presented by Calvary Temple and drinks and cookies served by the Salvation Army.”

If that is not enough to get you in the Christmas spirit maybe a visit with Santa will. Santa will then proceed to the Cookie House where he will briefly greet the children in attendance. Santa will continue to be at the Cookie House from 5-8 p.m. on the weekends until Christmas.

“The Sandusky State Theatre will also be showing the ‘Polar Express’ at 7 p.m. on Friday in case families want to take their children to the movies after the ceremony,” Gallagher said. “The Carousel Museum will also be open that evening for families to enjoy as well.”

With thousands of people expected to attend the ceremony, everyone will be in the holiday spirit by the end of the evening.

“It is just a fun holiday event for people of all ages,” Gallagher said. “It is a traditional way of celebrating the beginning of the holiday season, so take a break from your shopping and join us.”

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