Nov 18, 2013

Union City's 8th Annual "A Community Christmas" opens soon

UNION CITY, OH - This year’s lighted Christmas parade will kick off the 8th annual “A Community Christmas” on November 29. Registration for the parade will be from 5-5:45 p.m. at Main Street Market. The parade will begin at that location at 6 p.m., continue onto Columbia Street, and then onto Oak Street to Harter Park. The light display will be turned on at the conclusion of the parade. For more information or to enter, call 765-964-6080.

The spectacular light display, which boasts over four million lights, with additional lights added each year, will be open from November 29 to December 15, and then open nightly from December 19 through New Year’s Eve. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Vehicles may enter from either drive off Jackson Pike on the east end of the park only.

There is no admission fee; however, donations will be accepted at the gate. Donations will benefit local groups who have volunteered to welcome visitors and also to continue the Christmas display in the future.

The Gift Shop will be in the enclosed shelter house near the horse arena and will be open Friday and Saturday evenings through December 21 from 6-9 p.m. Parking is available directly outside the Gift Shop. Kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Friday and Saturday through December 21 from 6-8 p.m.

The first annual "Light Up the Night 5k" will be held on December 7, at 6 p.m. The race will start in downtown Union City and will run to Harter Park, via closed to traffic residential streets. This unique run will go directly through the light display. For more information or to register, visit Rocketship Sports Management page on Facebook or All proceeds benefit "A Community Christmas."

Make it a family tradition to share the magic and joy of a winter wonderland during the 8th annual “A Community Christmas” in Union City, November 29. For more information, call 765-964-6302 or 765-964-6080.


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