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Dec 3rd-Dec 10th-Dec 17th-Christmas in Peninsula

Return to the Heart of the Holidays this Year as we welcome you to Christmas in Peninsula.

Check back as we plan the events for 2017.

Here is a look back at what we did in 2016…

Saturday, December 3rd: Reindeer Day in Peninsula

Holiday feastvies will continue throughout the village. Santa’s live reindeer will be on the green next to Bronson Church, sponsored by Yellow Creek Trading Company, Ohio Hardwood Furniture and the Friends of the Peninsula Library. Make sure children see the
educational reindeer display and pick up the recipe for magical reindeer snacks for Christmas Eve. Join in the reindeer fun by purchasing red Rudolph noses or antlers, with proceeds going to the Peninsula Chamber for special events.

Santa himself will welcome children at Trail Mix – Peninsula from 1:00-3:00p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18. His elves will help children make special gifts. Letters to Santa can be mailed “special delivery” at mailboxes outside of Trail Mix and the Brown Rabbit. Make sure to include a return address so Santa can write back!

Peninsula Library will present Christmas craft -making for children ages 5 and up from 10:30-12p.m. Call 330-657-2291 to register. The movie “Prancer” will be shown at 1:30 p.m.

  Yellow Creek Trading Company features real lambs from Spicy Lamb Farm. Wool blankets and throws made of the farm’s wool will be for sale in the shop.

  Elements Gallery will serve light refreshments as shoppers browse through the artwork of over 45 regional craftspeople.

  The Brown Rabbit – Cookies will be served as you shop for Christmas uniques and antiques.

  Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast, located on Rte. 303, offers a unique holiday gift idea. For the couple with everything, or that special someone, purchase a night at the Silver Fern. Gift certificates available at 10% off the nightly rate. Reservations include overnight accommodations and breakfast. Such a lovely gift idea! To purchase a gift certificate, contact Gary Beckley at 330-417-7194.

At  the G.A.R. Hall, old-fashioned concerts and sing-alongs will be held at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00p.m. featuring a merry cast of musicians, elves and the toy soldier. Free admission!

The Yum Yum Sweet Shop offers an extensive candy selection, Pav’s ice cream, popcorn, and specialty soft drinks.

Historic holiday lantern tours will be conducted at Hale Farm & Village. Reservations required at 330-666-3711, ext. 1720.

Hale Farm’s Market Place will be having an open house from 10:00-5:00 on Dec. 3. They will feature one of a kind handcrafted at Hale products along with other Ohio and national brands. Enjoy Ohio themed wine and beer tastings from 12:00-5:00 pm.

Heritage Tree Farm will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Boston Township Hall at 1775 Main St. will be hosting a Community Christmas Bazaar from 10:00a.m. unit l 4:00p.m. Handmade, repurposed and vintage items from over 45 vendors will be featured.

 Peninsula Art Academy—Shop for artisan gifts in the Academy’s boutique, including jewelry, felted mittens and scarves, blown glass objects and so much more. Gift certificates for classes will also be available.

 G.A.R. Hall’s “Voices in the Valley” concert series will feature David Mayfield’s Holiday Hootenanny at 8:00p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Saturday, December 10th: Santa’s Elves Come to the Village

Merchants will sponsor a scavenger hunt for vintage elves hidden in businesses throughout the village. Children can pick up the list of elf locations to start their hunt at Yellow Creek Trading Company before hunting for the elves. All participants who complete the hunt will receive a special prize. Children and parents are encouraged to wear their own special elf attire.

Peninsula Library hosts an Adult Christmas Coloring event at the library from 10:00-1:00p.m. on Dec. 10. Relax and enjoy refresh- ments while you color! Learn your Elf name from 10:00-4:00p.m. and join us for the Christmas movie “Elf” at 1:30p.m.

 Children can visit with Mrs. Claus at the G.A.R. Hall from 1:00- 3:00p.m. She will help them decorate their own cookies. Singer- songwriter Brent Kirby will be performing his annual Christmas show  at 4:00p.m. $10 admission.  All proceeds go to the Bronson Church building steeple fund

 Live lambs at Yellow Creek – see Dec. 3.
Letters to Santa – see Dec. 3.
 Customers at Yellow Creek Trading Company will receive a free orna-ment with a $10 purchase.

 The Log Cabin Gallery – visit Santa’s elves and enjoy a tasty treat if you are wearing elf attire.

 At Elements Gallery – see Dec. 3.

 Terry Lumber will serve free popcorn from its vintage popcorn machine. Favorite gift suggestions include John Deere toys and Lodge cast iron cookware.

 Hale Farm and Village – same as Dec. 3.

 Peninsula Art Academy – same as Dec. 3.

 G.A.R. Hall “Voices in the Valley” – Crowd favorite Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys will perform at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30, see for tickets

 Heritage Tree Farm will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17th: The Grinch is Back!!

Children can visit the Grinch and get a sweet treat from 1:00 until 2:30 at Yellow Creek Trading Company. They can help the Grinch improve his reputation by donating socks for needy men and women for the Akron Snow Angels Organization to help the homeless. (Dona- tions accepted throughout the Village throughout the month of December). After his visit to Yellow Creek, the Grinch will wander through the Village for photo opportunities. Visitors can buy raffle tickets to support Christmas in Peninsula and in the hope of winning the Grinch’s bountiful basket of goodies from Peninsula businesses.

 Santa at Trail Mix – see Dec. 3.

 Christmas lambs at Yellow Creek – see Dec. 3.

Letters to Santa – see Dec. 3.

 Peninsula Library will show “The Grinch” (rated PG)
at 10:30 a.m. There will be a free concert of NEO harpists playing traditional Christmas music at the Library at 2:00.

 At Yellow Creek Trading Company, pick a candy cane to reveal a percentage off of holiday merchandise.

 Musical favorites “Red Brick Rhoades” will perform at Elements Gallery from 2:00 to 4:00.

 Visit with Frosty the Snowman from 2:00 to 3:00 at The Log Cabin Gallery. Frosty enjoys having his picture taken with Christmas lovers!

 The Brown Rabbit will serve refreshments while customers shop for holiday uniques and antiques

Shop for hand-crafted gifts or purchase a gift certificate for classes at Peninsula Art Academy 

 Heritage Tree Farms will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 Terry Lumber – see Dec. 10.

 Hale Farm – see Dec. 3.
 Peninsula Art Academy – same as Dec. 3.

 G.A.R. Hall “Voices in the Valley” concert series features Hillbilly Idol’s Christmas show.  Doors open at 7:30, performance at 8pm.  Ticket information at

Please note that West Mill Street will be blocked from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 10th & 17th for Polar Express matinees.

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