As the holiday season fast approaches, north central Ohio is gearing up for the 4th annual Sip and Shop Holiday Event. This year’s event promises a journey through time and fantasy, starting with a Vintage Black Friday experience. Shoppers are welcomed into the early hours, from 5 AM to 2 PM on November 24, to snag swag bags filled with goodies and exclusive door-buster deals that harken back to the golden days of holiday shopping.

A Hallmark Movie Comes to Life

The following day, November 25, will see the Richland County Fairgrounds transformed into a scene straight out of a Hallmark movie. From 2 PM to 9 PM, families can immerse themselves in a Winter Wonderland extravaganza. The grounds will be sprinkled with holiday magic featuring Santa, his reindeer, and picturesque carriage rides. A giant gingerbread slide will provide delightful entertainment, setting the stage for a day of memorable family fun.

The Heart of Holiday Gifting

Beyond the festive entertainment, the event serves as a one-stop shop for all Christmas gifting needs. Over 85 vendors will showcase their unique crafts and products, offering a plethora of options for shoppers looking to find that perfect present. By choosing to shop local, attendees not only walk away with handpicked, personal gifts but also support the backbone of the community – small businesses and artisans.

More Than Just Shopping

But it’s not all about shopping; the Sip and Shop event is a multisensory experience. Live music will set the ambiance, creating a rhythmic backdrop for the bustle of the markets. Food trucks will offer a variety of culinary delights to keep shoppers energized, and throughout the event, there will be giveaways adding an extra layer of excitement to the holiday cheer.

Plan Your Visit

Set against the backdrop of the Richland County Fairgrounds, a nominal $6 admission fee opens the door to this holiday haven, with children aged 6 and under entering for free.

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