Annual Christmas-at-Town Park is Sat., Dec. 1

Annual Christmas-at-Town Park is Sat., Dec. 1

City of Green’s Annual Christmas-at-Town Park Holiday Event is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
along Town Park Boulevard and at the Central Administration Building

Green, OH – The City of Green’s annual Christmas-at-Town Park Holiday Event is Saturday, December 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year the City teamed up with the Green Branch Library and the Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival to bring an afternoon of holiday events to the city center along Town Park Boulevard.

Beginning at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the City will host a holiday Knit for the Needy event at the Central Administration Building. Advanced and beginning knitters or crocheters are welcome to join to create scarves, hats and blankets to be donated to Green Good Neighbors. Yarn and materials will be provided; however, participants are asked to bring their own size 8 knitting needles or crochet hooks (size H).

This year the Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival, a Dane Foundation fundraising event, will be held at the Akron General Health & Wellness, 1940 Town Park Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival, visit

Other afternoon activities include an open house at the Akron-Summit County Library, Green Branch, 4046 Massillon Road, where families can join in story hour at 2 p.m., create make-and-take crafts, listen to Christmas music by the High School Select Choir at 3 p.m. and enjoy free refreshments.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the City is hosting the first annual Rudolph Run, a ½ mile fun run/walk, which begins in the parking lot of the Central Administration Building into the Green Memorial Stadium for a lap and back. Families and individuals are encouraged to dress-up in Christmas costumes for the run/walk. Family and individual prizes will be awarded in the following categories: best theme costume, most creative, bah humbug costume and spirit of Christmas costume. The run/walk is free; however, registration is required for the Rudolph Run. Register online at

At 5 p.m. local singer/songwriter Brian Lisik will perform holiday music, followed by Santa arriving at 5:30 p.m. to assist Mayor Dick Norton in lighting the holiday decorations and to lead the community Christmas carol sing-a-long, along with the Green Intermediate Choir. Following these activities, Santa will meet with children in the lobby of the Central Administration Building; free cookies and cocoa will be available.

Donations to Shoebox for Soldiers will be accepted in lieu of admission. For a list of donation items accepted, visit In the event of rain or inclement weather, please visit the City’s website at for cancellation information after noon on December 1.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit ###