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Visit downtown Lancaster to take part in this national campaign to encourage shoppers to shop local! Stop by the Destination Downtown Lancaster offices at 109 N. Broad, Suite 100, from 8am-Noonish (until supplies last) and get some Shop Small goodies and a list of participating businesses and their specials!
$5 per Car | $10 per Passenger Van/Shuttle Bus
Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds at the Broad Street and Fair Avenue entrance and drive through the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and then exit on Columbus Street. The festival is strictly drive-through, but there will be a place visitors can stop for hot chocolate and other refreshments and hear Christmas carols on the grounds. A variety of Christmas sights including a Christmas tree, numerous holiday figures like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shrek, nativity scenes and more can be seen along the way.
This display will be open from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Annual Holiday Gathering featuring the Festival of Lights at the Food Pantry at 5:30 and the City Tree Lightning at 7:00. Free family friendly event. Visit with Santa, pet a reindeer, decorate cookies, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, listen to Christmas stories, make a craft, watch ice carving, ride a horse-drawn wagon or the circulating trolley, check out the live nativity and the indoor gift market, and much more.
Experience a one-of-a-kind shopping event that showcases the talents of local Ohio craft and artisan vendors. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for the holidays and find unique gifts for everyone on your list!
The Picktown Palooza is a celebration of community. It includes: • Live entertainment featuring national celebrities as well as local acts • Children’s area featuring rides and activities designed for kids • Carnival rides and games for the whole family • At least 15 food and beverage vendors • Beer Garden • Car & Bike Show • Freedom 5k & Kids’ Fun Run • Business Showcase row for local and national companies • FREE parking
Parade 10:00 am and Fish Fry 11:00 am