SANTA, A STORYBOOK CHRISTMAS
Santa, A Storybook Christmas will be presented by Your Last Chance BBQ and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce this holiday season featuring "Not So Silent Night", "Jingle Bells & BBQ" and "Santa's Workshop".
Not So Silent Night
"Not So Silent Night" takes place Friday, November 25, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Come in your favorite Christmas jammies for free pictures with Santa in his sleigh, unveiling of Christmas Lights, cookies, cocoa and more at Your Last Chance BBQ, 5693 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.
Jingle Bells & BBQ
Santa arrives on his BIG RED boat on Saturday, November 26, 2022 beginning at 10 am. Watch Santa as he cruises the Vermilion River from 10:am to 10:45 am. The best place to watch Santa is McGarvey's Landing, Quaker Steak & Lube, and the Liberty Avenue blue bridge.
From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm free pictures with Santa in his Santa House will be offered at Your Last Chance BBQ, 5693 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.. Santa will arrive in style on the VFD Fire Truck. Caroling will be led by Trinity Handbell Choir. Don't be shy, join in by signing popular Christmas songs! Cookies, hot cocoa and more will also be offered.
"Santa's Workshop" takes place Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 12 pm to 2 pm. Free pictures with Santa and the Grinch in the Santa House will be offered at Your Last Chance BBQ, 5693 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Rock & Roll Express Entertainment will get you in the Christmas spirit with Christmas music, trivia and fun giveaways. Cookies, hot cocoa and more will also be offered.
Coloring Contest winners will be announced by 1:45 pm. (Pick-up your official coloring sheet from Your Last Chance BBQ 5693 Liberty Avenue, Szabo Apparel, Co. 5571 Liberty Avenue or the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 5495 Liberty Avenue beginning November 25th. Turn in your completed coloring sheet by December 10th at noon. Coloring sheet designed by Szabo Apparel.)
Presented by Your Last Chance BBQ and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce! Your Last Chance BBQ will have BBQ Santa specials too on the menu during the events. For questions or to have the coloring contest sheet emailed to you, email [email protected].
Event Sponsors: Your Last Chance BBQ, Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, Vermilion Chamber Foundation, Stein, Olsen & Stang, LLC, Bechtel Counseling and Consulting LLC, Cleveland Stone Company "The Shop", Sea La Vie Riverside & Riverbend Retreats, Szabo Apparel, Co., Rock & Roll Express Entertainment Company, Erie & Anchor, Above & Beyond Salon & Spa, Tiffany's Flower & Gift Boutique, Tails of Vermilion, Hometown Bakery, Rocky & Lela's Barkery & Boutique, Harbortown Marine, Inc., Harbortown Flag, Inc., Beauty By Bergan, The Olive Scene. Be sure to stop in at the businesses to thank them for helping us bring you "Santa, A Storybook Christmas." It is thru their generosity that we were able to bring you three amazing, festive days packed with Christmas FREE family FUN! Remember to SHOP, DINE, SUPPORT LOCAL this Holiday Season and throughout the year!
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ART SHOW
The Christmas Holiday Art Show takes place at the Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Original art is a great gift. You'll find a wonderful selection here along with scenes that celebrate the season. The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community. Gallery shows feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography, jewelry, potters, fiber art, wood and hand-crafted items.
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
Shop Small Saturday: takes place November 26, 2022. Shop Small Saturday is an American Express/FedEx event that encourages people locally and all across American to support small, local businesses, the very heartbeat of our downtown. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a jump start on Christmas shopping, meeting local business owners and investing your dollars back into the community.
Shop the Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery first. You’ll find original artwork, prints, photography, pottery, fabric art, jewelry, cards and more.
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Shop small. Shop local. Shop Vermilion.
TREE OF REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Riddle Funeral Home shares with the community the Annual “Tree of Remembrance Ceremony ” in November in Victory Park, located on the corner of Main and Ohio Streets in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The event honors family by remembering loved ones in a special tree decorating ceremony. As Riddle remembers each deceased family member that they have served throughout the past year, they invite your family and friends to place a special weatherproof ornament on a tree in commemoration of your loss. Once adorned, the “Tree of Remembrance” will be a lighted remembrance for all to share throughout this holiday season. Holidays, especially those family traditions celebrated during the Christmas season, can be overwhelming to families who try to celebrate in the absence of a loved one. Riddle hopes that through the “Tree of Remembrance” ceremony they can help shine a little light into the hearts of those who may find this time difficult. Bring a special ornament to share in a time of tree decorating, reflection, prayer, holiday music, hot drinks, and cookies.
VERMILION ART SHOWS & RECEPTIONS
The Vermilion Arts Guild hosts seasonal shows featuring artwork that reflect the season. The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community. Gallery shows feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography, jewelry, potters, fiber art, wood and hand-crafted items. Original art is a great gift. You'll find a wonderful selection here along with scenes that celebrate the season. The gallery location is 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.
VERMILION POSTCARD PROJECT
The Postcard Project features 15 big and beautiful, mural-sized recreations of vintage postcards that record local history and the nostalgic scenes that depict Vermilion as a long-time vacation destination. Enjoy a day downtown and all around Vermilion and see the award-winning Postcard Project for yourself. Stop in at Main Street Vermilion first for your keepsake Tour Guide (a $5 suggested donation). Postcards 1 through 10 are walkable throughout the historic downtown district. Postcards 11-14 are located along the eastern corridor of town and can be viewed on foot or by car. Postcard 15 is located 4.8 miles west of downtown at Beulah Beach, where the grounds are open to the public and the view of the lake is a wonderful way to end your day in Vermilion. This is the perfect social distancing activity, outdoors and spread out! Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.