Category: FREE Event, Holiday Activities

Massillon Community Candlelight Walk 2018

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Location Information

Location: Downtown Massillon
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downtown Massillon
Massillon, Ohio

Contact Information

Name: Margy Vogt
Phone: 330.832.8469

Treasure Massillon’s beauty and tradition as you stroll amidst luminarias and lovely architecture to enjoy musical entertainment at eight historic downtown churches and four local community partners. Enjoy the candle lighting ceremony and choral music at St. Mary Church at the end of the event!  All FREE for you to enjoy!

Carolers will sing on the steps of Massillon Public Library, the Massillon Museum will add a historic highlight, the Five Oaks Mansion will welcome guests, and Massillon Railroad Club will fascinate with its large model train display. Visit the warming station at the Thomas H. Russell House on historic Fourth Street for cookies and warm beverages. Choose your own route; set your own pace. Enjoy the candlelighting ceremony and choral music at St. Mary Church at the end of the event! All FREE for you to enjoy!

Walk to all or some of the churches and attractions in any order.  Set your own pace.  Maps and schedules of music and tours will be available at every stop and from “elves” along the way.  

Luminarias will surround participating churches, and the CHARM neighborhood association will line historic Fourth Street with luminarias.

Sunday, December 2
5:00 to 7:30 Candlelight Walk—music and tours in historic churches
7:45 WHS choir concert and Candlelighting Ceremony at St. Mary Church

Churches will offer musical performances and church tours; many will be decorated for Christmas; many serve cookies and warm beverages.
St. Joseph's Catholic
St. Timothy's Episcopal
St. George Greek Orthodox
St. John's U.C.C.
First United Methodist
St. Paul's Lutheran
Central Presbyterian
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Additional Attractions
Massillon Museum—VOCI singers and the official warming station (free cookies, coffee, and cocoa)
Massillon Railroad Club (lower level of First United Methodist)—an amazing operating model railroad layout
Massillon Pubic Library—staff carolers on the steps
Five Oaks—see the mansion decorated for Christmas as live music fills the great hall

Downtown Massillon Association Santaland (lighting display)
Additional Churches, though not among the official historic churches, will complement the event:  Grace United Church of Christ (live music by Tuslaw High School from 4–5pm), The Music Box Church, and First Church-Christ Scientist.
The Independent
Aqua Ohio
Downtown Massillon Association
Main Street Deli
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chapel Hill Community
Farmers National Bank
Koby Electric
Paquelet Funeral Home
St. John’s United Church of Christ
PPI Graphics

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Massillon Community Candlelight Walk 2018
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