Traditional tree lighting among Christmas events

The village’s traditional Christmas tree lighting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Dec. 9 at Wick Park. Santa will arrive on Dec. 23.

The Leetonia library will host this year’s event and will follow it with a Polar Express at 6 p.m. at the library.

According to Library Director Lisa Rohrbaugh, the library offered to host the event after nobody was available to coordinate the event for the village.

“We didn’t want to see it go to the wayside,” she said. “It’s something unique that helps make a small town.”

Cookies and hot drinks will be available at the library following the lighting. The Polar Express will include fun stories, crafts and refreshments for children of all ages. There is room for 50 children to participate. To register call the library at 330-427-6635.

Then at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 the Friends of the Library will host a visit from Santa Claus at the library. The event will include a Christmas carol sing-along, cookies and refreshments, as well as photos with Santa with a color print for a nominal fee. There will also be a cookie decorating contest with prizes. No registration is required.

Additionally the Friends will host a holiday luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome to attend. Covered dish is optional.