Peninsula plans events to celebrate holidays

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The Village of Peninsula Candlelight Walk is scheduled for Nov. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Shopkeepers and organizations will open their doors for an evening of holiday cheer, goodwill and fellowship as guests stroll a luminary lit Main Street. Special events, music, holiday treats and much more are all planned.

The celebration includes the Ohio's Best Hometown Ohio Magazine award presentation at 6 p.m. at the GAR Hall.

Visitors are invited to stroll through the North Pole from 6:30 to 7:30 as the elves prepare for the Polar Express, or don a costume and volunteer to be an elf as the trains arrive.

The Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road, at 7 p.m. will host "A Fifties Holiday Memory" with Bill Brauning. He will present a review of TV in the 1950s and 1960s during the holiday season, with commercials, specials and interesting holiday themes. Excerpts are from a Bob Hope USO Tour, commercials, sitcoms during the holidays and other holiday-themed items. Make reservations by calling 330-657-2291.

The holiday spirit continues in Peninsula with Christmas in Peninsula Day Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The activities around town will include visits from Santa, Santa's Elves, Frosty the Snowman, the Toy Soldier and the Grinch.

Two of Santa's live reindeer will be on the green space across from Yellow Creek Trading Co., 1685 Main St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Children will be able to view the reindeer, touch a pair of antlers, and ask questions.

The traditional Christmas experience will include carolers, shopping, elves, trains, music, shopping, gift wrapping, storytelling, live trees, tours, shopping, Santa visits, and movies.

For a complete list of activities, please visit www.explorepeninsula.com.

The Light the Night 2012 exhibit, featuring 25 artists, will run from Nov. 16 to Dec. 16 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Log Cabin Gallery. The artists will focus on creations in black and white, with a dash of red, helping to "light the night" with shiny, reflective, illuminated art.

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