The Village of Sunbury’s 35th Annual Christmas on the Square Celebration, scheduled for 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 3, is only a few short weeks away, and it’s not too late to plan a float or other parade entry for this year’s popular Big Walnut area Christmas gala.
Christmas on the Square will feature a 5:30 p.m. Lighted Christmas Parade (parade stages at 5 p.m. at Burrer Drive), visits with Santa, Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, a Holiday Open House for Local Merchants around Sunbury Village Square, and a Donut Eating Contest.
Other Christmas on the Square highlights include ice sculpting, the Forman Realtors Cookie & Candy Contest, the Forman Realtors Beard and Mustache Championship, and the Sunbury Lions Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale, with proceeds going directly to Big Walnut Friends Who Share.
“The Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to be presenting the 35th Annual Christmas on the Square to the community,” said chamber executive director John Fox. “We’re expecting a record participation for the Holiday Open House this year from the businesses on the square.”
Fox said the chamber is especially excited to be able to invite people in out of the cold and show off the chamber of commerce office and meeting space where the Holiday Craft & Gift Fair will be held. The Chamber of Commerce is located at 39 East Granville Street, on the south side of Sunbury Village Square.
“We’re still accepting registrations for the annual lighted parade that will kick off the evening’s festivities,” Fox said.
More information about this year’s lighted parade and a registration form can be found at < SunburyBigWalnutChamber.com > or call the chamber office at 614-965-2860.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.