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Avon's Tree Lighting Festival

Date: December 7, 2019
Shoppes of Olde Avon Village
Saturday, December 7, 2019
3:30 - 7:30 PM
Event Location:
French Creek District, Avon, Ohio
Municipal Lot behind the Avon Senior Center (36784 Detroit Rd)
Parking is available at the:
* Municipal lot behind the Avon Senior Center (36784 Detroit Rd)
* Avon Board of Education Building (36600 Detroit Rd)
Additional Parking available at the:
* Avon Aquatic Facility (36265 Detroit Rd) -- Lucy Idol Cener shuttle busses running every 10 minutes between 3:00 and 8:00 PM.  Busses pick-up and drop-off at the Aquatic Facility (36265 Detroit Rd) and in the municipal parking lot directly behind the Avon Senior Center (36784 Detroit Rd).
Santa has reserved time exclusively for families with kids with special needs. 
1:30 - 3:30 PM — Santa will be at the Avon Senior Center (36784 Detroit Rd).  The building is wheelchair accessible and activities will be available while you wait to have your family's time with Santa.
Space is limited, so please sign-up using this link to Sign Up Genius (
Download Flyer
1:00-2:00 PM — Gingerbread House Contest Drop-Off
3:30-7:30 PM — Live Entertainment, Music, DJ; Meet Fairytale Characters; Activities & Crafts; Appearance by Stomper; Gingerbread House Viewing
5:00-5:15 PM — Santa's Parade thru Olde Avon Village to the Avon Municipal Lot. Follow him!
5:15 PMSanta Arrives with the "Ride with Santa" Contest Winner! (DJ Stage)
5:15-5:30 PM — Tree Lighting Ceremony (DJ Stage)
5:15-7:30 PM — Live Reindeer & Ponies
5:30-6:00 PM — Avon School Choirs Perform (DJ Stage)
5:30-7:30 PM — Visit with Santa (Santa's Tent)
5:30-7:30 PM — Pizza, Hot Cocoa, Cookies, Coffee & Treats
6:30 PM — Raffle Drawing; Gingerbread House Contest Winners Announced
7:00 PM — Contestants Pick-up Gingerbread Houses
Tree Lighting Festival Schedule of Events:
Ride with Santa Contest
To enter the "Ride with Santa" contest, download the contest form then "write to Santa" letting him know that you would like to ride with him to the Tree Lighting Festival and help him light the holiday decorations.
Parents, complete and sign the bottom of the form, then mail it to French Creek Foundation, P.O. Box 111, Avon, OH 44011, **OR** drop-off the form at Wealth Health, LLC, 35651 Detroit Road, Avon.
Children who are 3 to 14 years old prior to December 31, 2019, may enter the contest.  One entry per child.  Contest forms must be received by Monday, November 18, 2019, at 5:00 PM.
A winner will be selected from the letters received.  The winner and their parent or guardian will be notified prior to December 7th.
On December 7th, at 5:00 PM, the winner will ride with Santa to the Tree Lighting Festival and help him light the decorations.
December 7th:
1:00 - 2:00 PM — Drop-Off Entries in the Gingerbread Tent at the Festival.
2:00 - 4:00 PM — Judging
5:00 - 7:00 PM — Gingerbread Houses available for viewing.
6:30 PM — Winners announced  (Winners need not be present)
7:00 PMContestants must pick-up their Gingerbread Houses before 7:00 PM
Gingerbread House Contest
​​Donate a canned good, gift wrapping supply, or make a monetary donation in the main tent at the Tree Lighting Festival, for a chance to win a LIVE Christmas Tree courtesy of
All proceeds to benefit
​​Drawing on December 7th at 6:30 PM.  Must be present to win.
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