Vermilion's Holiday Events


Nothing can stop the holidays even though they will look different this year. Together we can make them fun and meaningful. Main Street Vermilion has created a variety of ways to celebrate and add joy to the season.  MSV hopes you’ll take advantage of a few ways to make a difference in your holidays…and for others, too.

Christmas Countdown!

MSV created 25 days and more than 25 ways to shop, find gifts, enjoy the season, be nice to yourself and bring joy to others. Starting December 1st MSV will reveal each day of the countdown and maybe a new way to get in the spirit and make Christmas special.

Follow Main Street Vermilion daily on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). MSV hopes you’ll join them and enjoy discovering what’s in store each day.

Tell MSV which five things you did in the Christmas Countdown during December and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a package of gift certificates and reasons to return to Vermilion in the New Year! Simply download and print an entry form, complete and turn into Main Street by December 31, 2020 (drop it in the letters to Santa Mailbox or scan and email to mainstreetvermilion@gmail.org). Winner will drawn on New Year’s Day 2021 and announced on social media.

Scavenger Hunt November 28-December 20

Kingston of Vermilion has created a fun holiday scavenger hunt around downtown Vermilion, in and out of the shops You’ll learns a thing or two about a business, business owner or a little piece of Vermilion history while you’re having fun. Pick up your clues at Main Street Vermilion (or download here). Return your completed hunt to Kingston of Vermilion, 4210 Telegraph Road by December 20th to be entered into a drawing for a Vermilion gift basket filled with certificates and merchandise courtesy of our local business community.

Tell us which five things you did this holiday. Simply download this form, complete and return to Main Street by December 31, 2020. They'll pick a winner on January 1, 2020 and start someone’s New Years with a great prize. Stay tuned for prize details!

Light Up Vermilion, Thursday, December 3, 5-8 pm

Enjoy an evening of extended shopping hours and beautiful window displays, lights, decorations and frills.
Our local business owners have created beautiful window displays for your enjoyment as your stroll around town. They want your vote, too! Each is vying for the title of Light Up Vermilion Fan Favorite and a $100 prize.

Ballots are available at Main Street Vermilion and participating merchants. Completed ballots can be dropped off at Main Street Vermilion from December 3rd to the 19th. Fan Favorite will be announced via Facebook live that day at 4 pm.

You can win, too! Your completed ballot will be put into a drawing for a package of gift certificates that will give you plenty of reasons to come back to Vermilion in the New Year!

Selfies of the Season: Snap, Post & Win

Everyone’s wearing them these days so make a holiday fashion statement with your mask and win!  Main Street Vermilion has four $25 gift certificates from Erie & Anchor, Vermilion’s newest and coolest nautical and Lake Erie inspired clothing store. All you have to do is snap a selfie of you and your holiday-themed mask while in Vermilion, post to your social media and add either #44089shop or #44089dine. That’s it!  MSV will pick a winner from the entries every Friday during December. May the best selfies win!

Gifts of Fun for Kingston Residents!

Main Street is collecting games and activities that will bring Kingston of Vermilion residents some fun and enjoyment as they patiently isolate and miss their family and visits from the community. From now until December 19th, MSV is collecting puzzles (300 pieces), adult coloring books, colored pencils, crossword puzzles, word search books, 1-person games, sketch pads and other activities they might enjoy. Bring them, unwrapped, to Main Street Vermilion. They’ll make sure they get to the residents with your holiday wishes. For donating, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Brummer’s Chocolates. What a sweet deal!

Letters to Santa Mailbox

The special red mailbox is out at Main Street Vermilion and waiting to collect Christmas wishes. Letter and notes can be added anytime up until Christmas Eve when they will mailed to the North Pole just in time for Santa to read them all! Main Street Vermilion might even share a few wishes on social media.

Vermilion Arts Guild Holiday Show

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. The holiday show delivers the spirit of the season in a variety of medium including framed original paintings and framable prints, photography, pottery, textiles, jewelry, greeting cards and more. The Vermilion Arts Guild is the home for 34 local artists and is located in downtown Vermilion. Make it part of your visit to Vermilion this holiday season. The Gallery is located at 685 Main Street (next to Swan Creek Candle) and is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 pm. All major credit cards accepted.

Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.