Sauder Village plans Christmas events


ARCHBOLD — Sauder Village will ring in the start of the Christmas season with two 1920s-themed holiday events.

The 1920s Main Street will be decorated with holiday lights, 1920s window décor and a 20-foot Christmas tree for the Holidays on Main Street family events on Saturday and Dec. 3 and 10 from 6-9 p.m. There will also be an adult-only Christmas event, Making Spirits Bright, on Dec. 2.

“Sauder Village is a great place for families to make history together during the holiday season,” said Kim Krieger, media relations manager. “During our popular 1920s Holidays on Main Street event, families are invited to come together to connect, walk through time, and create special memories while experiencing Christmas in Ohio 100 years ago.”

Pre-registered guests can take a stroll down Main Street to hear about holiday activities at the hardware store, bank, clothing store, jewelry store and other shops. There will be free train and trolley rides, and carolers will share festive Christmas music as Santa arrives on a vintage fire truck. Guests can enjoy watching a short holiday film, visiting animals in the livery, and experiencing a 1920s Christmas at the Grime Home and the District 16 School. The Soda Fountain will be open with hot cider and cocoa, doughnuts, and other tasty treats for sale.

Krieger said adults will have a good time at the Making Spirts Bright event.

“The Broken Barrel Speakeasy will be open with a variety of spirits and holiday cocktails available for purchase. We will have live entertainment in the 1920s theater featuring ‘A Toosoon Christmas with Mark & Chris,’ a group affiliated with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. Guests can also stroll down Main Street to learn about holiday activities at the hardware store, bank, clothing store, jewelry store and other shops,” she said.

The Sauder Village Gift Shop remains open year round and will be open during the evening for the special Christmas events.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required for the holiday events. Admission Tickets for Holidays on Main Street are $15 for adults and $10 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are free and special rates are available for Sauder Village members. Pre-registration is also required for the Making Spirits Bright event. Admission tickets are $15 for adults. For additional details, answers to frequently asked questions, and online registration visit the event page at

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