Santa Claus to make pre-Christmas stop in Bay Village on Dec. 7

Santa Claus will return to the Bay Village Community House on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Photo by Nancy Clark

Although this is a very busy time of the year for him, Santa Claus will spend an afternoon with good boys and girls in a visit to Bay Village on Sunday, Dec. 7. The jolly old elf will be touring the city aboard a fire truck that day, departing at 1:30 p.m. from the Bay Lodge, and will be greeting friends afterwards at the Bay Village Community House, 303 Cahoon Road, in Cahoon Memorial Park.

Santa’s route will be Ashton Lane, Lincoln Road, Knickerbocker Road, West Oviatt Road, Dover Center Road, Osborn Road, Parkside Drive, Huntmere Drive, Osborn Road, Bayfair Drive, East Oakland Road, Fordham Parkway and Wolf Road.

Santa will arrive at the Community House around 2:30 p.m., and will greet friends there until 3:30. The festivities will also include community groups offering holiday items and complimentary refreshments, as well as a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Tom Meyrose, director of Huntington Playhouse. Local choirs and choral groups are expected to participate.

The Rose Hill Museum and Osborn Learning Center will be open, and Bay Kiwanis will be selling trees.

The magical afternoon will conclude with the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in the Cahoon Park gazebo at around 3:15 p.m.

Those coming to greet Santa Claus at the Community House are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, or cash donations, for the city’s “Holiday Caring and Sharing Program.” All donations will be distributed to needy Bay Village families during the holidays.

New to the event this year is a gingerbread-house building contest. Entries will be submitted by school age groups (grades K-2, 3-4, 5-8), with a prize in each category. All gingerbread house ingredients should be edible. Entries should be brought to Rose Hill Museum at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, and picked up at 4 p.m. after judging.

All Bay Village community groups are invited to participate by decorating a holiday tree, to be displayed in the park. Tables in the Community House also are available for the sale of Christmas ornaments and merchandise. Anyone interested in taking part in the festivities or selling holiday merchandise should contact Rhonda Schneider at or Cynthia Eakin, 216-213-0312.

This event is co-sponsored by the Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Kiwanis.

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