Presented by the City of Loveland:
Christmas in Loveland
December 17, 2016, in Historic Loveland
4 – 9 p.m.
2016 Event Schedule
Santa Arrives on a Fire Truck at 4 p.m.
Santa will be escorted from Veterans Memorial Park to City Hall by dancers from the Loveland Stage Company, Premier Dance Studio, and the Loveland High School Band. Line up along W. Loveland Avenue between Riverside Drive and Grear Millitzer Drive to watch Santa come to town.
Performances on the Main Stage
Santa will perform on the Main Stage at City Hall at 4:15 p.m., followed by an array of performances throughout the night by local choirs and musicians. Special guest and emcee Randi Rico, WLWT Channel 5 Meteorologist, will help us celebrate the occasion.
Winter Wonderland & Visits with Santa
Visit Santa Claus, meet the Frozen characters Elsa and Anna, and watch the movie Frozen at City Hall.
Live Nativity Scene
New Hope Baptist Church will host a live nativity scene on the lawn in front of the Running Spot.
Horse and Carriage Rides
Enjoy a festive carriage ride. Pick-up will be on Railroad Avenue, across from Nisbet Park.
Ice Carving Demonstrations
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department will host an ice carving demonstration at the fire station, located at the corner of E. Loveland Avenue and State Route 48, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kiddie Train Rides
Tour the Greater Loveland Historical Museum to see train displays, take a ride on the kiddie train, and create a Christmas craft.
Loveland Stage Company
Presents “Step into Christmas,” with free performances at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.
Sweet Maize Kettle Corn, Caveman Crepes, Catch a Fire, and Quite Frankly
Mosaic Church is sponsoring an escape room for ages 16 and older at the Linda J. Cox Parking Lot, next to Eads Hardware. “Unlock Christmas” with Mosaic Church
Across the Bridge
Don’t forget to walk across the bridge for more activities. The American Legion will be placing wreaths on the military memorials. They will also offer Christmas music from 4-7 p.m. Visit their tent to get information about purchasing memorial pavers and becoming a member of the American Legion.
Stop in at Tufts Schildmeyer between 5 and 7 p.m. to hear live performances by Marilyn Tufts Schildmeyer and Mildred Jones. They will also be offering free hot chocolate and candy canes.
Be sure to visit the Greater Loveland Historical Museum to see model trains, special performances by Ohio Valley Voices and Loveland Presbyterian Church. The kids can take a ride on the kiddie train and make crafts in the log cabin. The gift shop will be open and refreshments will be offered.
Santa’s Goody Bag Band
The Santa’s Goody Bag Band Annual Christmas Tour will make a stop in Loveland at 9 p.m. Watch for them at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bella’s, and Paxton’s Grill. Proceeds benefit the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and other children’s charities.
Visit Local Businesses for More Free Activities
Paxton’s Grill – Hot chocolate. Comey & Shepherd and Branches Church – Photo booth. Pizazz – Face painting. Graeter’s – Cookie decorating. Whistle Stop Clay Works – Ornaments and bonfire. Tano Bistro – Bread Pudding. Scrooge Snowball Throw – Loveland Hardware. Diamond Quality Clean and Prince of Peace Church – Crafts.
Be sure to check back, as new activities may be added.