Island businesses will be hosting the first 12 Days of Christmas in July from Thursday, July 18 to Monday, July 29 at various businesses throughout the island.
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WHAT: 12 Days of Christmas in July
WHEN: Thursday, July 18 to Monday, July 29
WHERE: Various bars at Put-in-Bay
“Businesses decided to expand the holiday because guests were getting confused about the weekend the celebration took place and would come the wrong weekend,” said Maggie Beckford, executive director of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce. “By expanding the celebration more people can come and join in on the fun.”
In honor of the Christmas themed holiday bars decorate with lights and tinsel and offer food and drink specials. In past years there has also been a parade featuring Santa and his special helpers.
“We always have Christmas in July around the weekend of July 25, which is the halfway point to Christmas,” Beckford said. “This time of year is also the most popular time on the island, so a lot of people come over to celebrate with us.”
Some of the bars that will be getting in on the fun include the Round House, the Beer Barrel Saloon and Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille.
“Each of the bars do their own thing, but every place is very busy,” Beckford said. “A lot of places will have live entertainment and holiday themed events going on.”
Guests also get in on the fun by dressing up as Santa, wearing Christmas themed bikinis and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer outfits.
For more information on events happening at Put-in-Bay for the 12 Days of Christmas in July, visit www.putinbay.com.