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The Come Home to Galion Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s Come Home to Galion celebration will take place on Sat, Dec. 2nd, centered around Uptowne Galion. 

Come Home to Galion (CHTG) is an annual, family-friendly event that unites the Galion community at the beginning of the holiday season. The day is filled with a variety of activities, culminating in a Santa parade, the lighting of the community tree at dusk in the Uptowne Square, and the opening of Santa’s House (which will be placed for the season in the Square, next to the gazebo).  

This year’s events will kick-off with ‘Breakfast with Santa’ at the Big Four Depot, 127 N. Washington St. There will be three seatings: 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce office, 138 Harding Way W. 

Throughout the day, a ‘Find the Elf’ scavenger hunt will be held, with elves hidden around the windows of Uptowne Galion businesses. Crawford County Art Center will hold a greeting-card workshop. Some of the other planned activities for the day include: 

10am-4pm Holiday Open House at Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St. 

               [1-3:30pm Carriage Rides outside; Jazz Band performing inside] 

12-3pm Cookie decorating at Cake & Icing, 114 Harding Way W. 

12pm Reindeer Dash on N. Market St. 

1-4pm Live entertainment onstage in the Square, including performances by members of the Galion Community Theatre, Eagle Dance Center, and community musicians 

+PLUS+ Food trucks KC Delights and Kettle Krunch will be selling goodies in the Square 

1-4pm Galion History Center Open House at Brownella Cottage, NW corner of Union & Walnut St

1-3:30pm ‘Princess’ meet-and-greet with ‘Anna & Elsa’ sing-along @ Carrie’s Venue, 129 Harding Way E. 

1:30-3pm FREE hot cocoa (while supplies last) in front of Galion Family Health, 126 Harding Way E. 

4pm CHTG parade (step-off from Heise tennis courts on Jefferson St, proceed on HWW thru Square), featuring the winners of the Galion Health Dept. coloring contest, as well as ‘Anna & Elsa.” Parade entry form is on the ‘Come Home to Galion’ Facebook page.

4:45 Tree Lighting Ceremony, hosted by Galion Grace Point 

*Following Tree Lighting* Santa House open in the Square 

6pm Doors open for ‘Polar Express’; movie begins at 7pm @ Galion Community Theatre, 127 Harding Way W. 


The CHTG Committee comprises various organizations, individuals, school & city employees, and local churches.  

The cost for entertainment, promotion, and other CHTG activities continues to rise; your support is greatly appreciated by the committee. A donation of any size helps keep this Christmas tradition alive! Contributions can be sent to:  

Come Home to Galion – c/o Galion Community Foundation – 138 Harding Way West – Galion, OH 44833 

Source: Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce