On Saturday, December 1st downtown Port Clinton will celebrate Community Christmas. Families can visit over 20 businesses that host activities like face painting, ornament making, cookie decorating and games. While the kids are busy having fun the adults are able to sample some delicious chili at several different businesses during our 4th Annual Chili Tasting Competition. Families are also able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Island House Hotel. Then head to 2nd Street and watch the 4th Annual Lighted Christmas parade which ends at Adams Street Park for the City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Gift of Lights
Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Gift of Lights where they will decorate a tree for charity. Businesses and organizations may purchase a tree for a $30 donation. The trees will be located at Adams Street Park in downtown historic Port Clinton. People will vote for their favorite or best-decorated tree for a dollar donation.
Organizations and businesses may decorate their trees beginning on Friday, November 23. All trees should be completed by Friday, November 30th. Voting begins on Saturday, December 3 during Community Christmas. The deadline to vote is Friday, December 14 at 12:00pm.
Businesses and organizations should remove their decorations the week of December 31, 2018.
If you are interested in decorating a tree, please contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503. Please make checks payable to the Port Clinton Recreation Department.