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The Suburbanite
  • GET OUT! Village of Zoar comes alive with holiday event

  • Early American and German holiday traditions will be on display this weekend as the annual Christmas in Zoar event unfolds.

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  • Event highlights
    • Early American and German holiday traditions will be on display this weekend as the annual Christmas in Zoar event unfolds.
    •The two-day event will include visits from German Belsnickel and Kristkind, horse-drawn wagon rides (1 to 4 p.m.), tours of decorated private historic homes and Santa’s Workshop in the Garden House. Costumed volunteers in the museum buildings will demonstrate the old ways of holiday preparation, and the Zoar Bakery will serve free cookies and cider.
    •Holiday shoppers can find a variety of gifts among the 40 juried folk and craft artisans stationed throughout the village. Among the offerings: 2012 “Horn of Zoar” ornaments at the Zoar Store and limited-edition Christmas cards depicting a 19th-century Zoar Hotel winter scene, painted by local artist Don Weisgarber.
    •Visitors also will be treated to an array of music provided by local entertainers. Saturday’s performers include choirs from Hoover, New Philadelphia and Malvern high schools, the Trinity Ringers Bell Choir, Trinity United Church, the Trumpet Singers and local classical guitarist Denny Vlahos. On Sunday, choirs from Northwest and Tusky Valley high schools, Mixed Up Strings dulcimer group, the Black Rivers Boys and Denny Vlahos will entertain.
    • Saturday will feature special activities, including a presentation of “A Christmas Carol” by historical interpreter Mark Dawidziak at 1 p.m. in the Meeting House. A live manger scene will be on display from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Meeting House, with manger animals in the Historic Zoar Garden from 1 to 4 p.m. Organ music and a candlelight service will be offered at 5:15 p.m. in the Meeting House, followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. in the garden. A free concert by the Alliance String Quartet is set for 7 p.m.
    About the event
    When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
    Where: Village of Zoar, off state route 212 in Tuscarawas County.
    Tickets: $7 for adults; free for children under 12. An extra charge of $3 per child will be issued for visits to Santa’s Workshop.
    Info: Call 800-262-6195 or visit www.historiczoarvillage.com.
    How to submit your event
    E-mail: angie.younessi@cantonrep.com
    Online: Visit CantonRep.com and fill out the submit news form at http://media.cantonrep.com/submit-news
    Mail: The Repository, c/o Events, 500 Market Ave. S, Canton OH 44702
    Fax: 330-454-5745
    COMPILED BY ANGIE YOUNESSI

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