Village welcomes all for a holiday tradition
- Published: December 8, 2011
When the air starts to crisp, and the time seems right for staying inside, think of sleigh bells and brass bands, cookies and hot chocolate, twinkling lights and just the right gift for your nephew or grandma… it’s all downtown Yellow Springs at this weekend’s Holiday in the Village.
In addition to over 50 shops and boutiques and more than 15 art galleries around town, Yellow Springs will host a series of holiday events to ring in the season during Holiday Fest on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11. The fun starts on Saturday with a treasure hunt for kids who are invited to find surprises at various locations around town from 1– 4 p.m. Free horse-drawn wagon rides will run from 2 to 5 p.m., starting in front of the Little Art Theatre. And Santa will make an early stop at Dunphy Real Estate (251 Xenia Avenue) between 3–6 p.m.
The Yellow Springs Montessori school will provide childcare at the United Methodist Church at 202 S. Winter, from 1 to 5 p.m. for a modest donation. Recommended donation is $10/first child and $5/each additional child. Reservations appreciated (614) 795-8423, but drop-ins are welcome.
Other events on Saturday, Dec. 10, include:
• Katty Whomp Us bluegrass, pop and folk band, 4–6 p.m. Spirited Goat Coffeehouse, 118 Dayton Street (formerly Brother Bear’s Coffeehouse)
• Holiday Pottery Show & Sale at John Bryan Community Pottery (Saturday and Sunday), 11 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Penguin Building behind John Bryan Community Center
• Portraits and Animal Paintings by Bekka Sage at Glen Helen Atrium Gallery, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Glen Helen Building, 405 Corry Street
• Strong Heart Press & Studio will hold a workshop on how to make handmade luminary ornaments, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Strong Heart Press & Studio, 143 1/2 E. Limestone Street. Workshop fee is $15. All Supplies included (except light).
The studio features a working letterpress, fine art and gifts. It is open Saturday for tours and shopping 10–4 p.m.
Events on Sunday, Dec. 11:
• “Through a Child’s Eyes: Art for Desmond” Monoprints by Laura Carpenter at the Glen House Gallery, Sunday, Dec. 11, 1–4 p.m., Glen House Bed and Breakfast, 1221 Glen Road (off of Grinnell Road and Grinnell Circle, 1/2 mile south of the village)
For more information and links to the local shops and galleries, visit the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Web site, http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/