The Village of Lakewood is excited to announce their Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This festive, family community event open to the public will include holiday shopping with craft and gift vendors located under a huge outdoor tent in the former Wilson Farms parking lot and the Lakewood Memorial Library until 4 p.m. Local business sidewalk sales and restaurant specials will also be available in the Village of Lakewood.
Complimentary merchant coupon books with special offers will be available to all shoppers throughout the day. These books will include a map of all vendor and merchant locations as well as a village basket raffle game including a chance to win a free Kindle donated by the Lakewood Memorial Library.
Free hot cocoa and cookies will also be available to all guests along with all day sledding down the hill at the Richard O. Hartley Park and a chance to give back by donating to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
At the Lakewood Memorial Library, children and families can also enjoy storytellers on the hour, free holiday make and take crafts, mini book and gift sale, free hot cocoa and vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special violin performance will be hosted there by the Lakewood Suzuki Strings under the direction of Sue Tillotson from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Vince Liuzzo of the Sherwood Arts Complex will present a live chainsaw carving demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Independent Health insurance office at the four corners.
A live reindeer from Sun Dance Kids Farm will make an appearance from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on the corners of Chautauqua and Summit Avenues and the village invites everyone to enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides provided by Rod Anderson from 2 to 5 p.m. with pick up at Group Ther-Happy in the former Yesterday’s parking lot.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive with their elves at 12 noon and will be available for children visits and photographs by parents until 4 p.m. Personalized event photos will be available for sale inside the former Wilson Farms building at a nominal fee provided by Priceless Studios Photography.
Christmas carolers from the Lakewood Baptist Church will also adorn the streets in song from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. with a tree lighting celebration at 5:00 p.m. in Recognition Park.
Local sponsors of the event are Shults Auto Group, Matco Tools, Jamestown Awning and Party Tents, Benderson Development, Hope’s Windows, Inc., Century 21 Turner Brokers, H & R Block, R-Patti Excavating & Concrete, Jamestown Mattress, H&R Block, Larry Spacc Lakewood Resale, Group Ther-Happy, Larson Orthodontics and Eventz by Scott.
Questions about Christmas in the Village should be directed to the Village of Lakewood office at (716) 763-8557 or on Facebook at Village of Lakewood, NY.