Christmas on the Canal

2022 Christmas on the Canal will be Nov. 12, 2022 from 4:30-7:00 pm

Ho Ho Ho – Christmas on the Canal ushers in Holiday Fun!

Holiday time at Canal Street Diner

Residents are invited to gather in downtown Bolivar near the Christmas House at the Canal Street parking lot behind the Shop on Canal Street. Due to Covid, this year all activities will be outside, with social distancing in mind.

Free Goody Bags filled with hot chocolate, Santa cookies, ornaments and buttons to decorate will be given to children to take home and decorate.

Parade begins at 5:00, when the Bolivar Fire Department will be delivering the precious cargo of Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with a few of their elves!

Children are welcome to stop at the Christmas House to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Parents will have the opportunity to take pictures of their child outside with Santa and Mrs. Claus behind them. A little different, but still bringing magical smiles!

Dress for the weather – all activities will be outdoors!

It’s holiday time!

Fire pits will help to keep everyone warm while music and carolling will keep spirits bright! Hay rides by Cedar Crest Farms and train rides by Little Roaming Train will keep things moving!

Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa and drop them off in the special mailbox located outside Canal Street Diner. Remember to include a return address so Santa can write back!

Santa arrives in Bolivar via Fire Truck!

Our sincere thanks to the many local businesses and organizations who have dedicated their time, talents and donations to this kickoff of Bolivar’s holiday season!

Join Bolivar Main Street Association most Novembers for a jolly good time!

Let the holidays begin!

Thanks to our past sponsors:

• Bolivar Branch Library • Bolivar Fire Dept & EMS  • Canal Street Diner • Cedar Crest Farms • Commercial Savings Bank • General Insurance Adjusting LLC • Hennis Care Center • Jo Creative Co Photography-Jackie Oliver • Lebold Smith Funeral Home • Mary Locy Cutler Real Estate  • Oberlin Antiques • Ragon House • Simply Cinnamon • Sublime Smoke • Take Exit 93 Fitness • Towpath Tavern • Tusky Valley High School • Wallace & Assoc Insurance Agency • Weathermakers Heating & Cooling • Tim White • Wilkshire Golf Course


Bolivar is now accepting cash payments in person only. (not to be dropped off in box)

Coronavirus Information

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