A Weekend of Holiday Cheer in Downtown Sylvania

Join us for a weekend full of events to celebrate the holidays in our community. Explore downtown Sylvania through art exhibits, live music, crafts, food, a 5k run and family fun including a parade, tree lighting, Santa and more! Shop for the holidays with our local businesses and artists!

Register for the 5k run and Santa’s Little Helper, Kids Dash!

Register for the parade!

Presented by Sylvania Community Arts Commission, Downtown Sylvania Association, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce and Sylvania Historical Village






Friday, December 1 | 5pm-8ish


First Friday Art Walk
Explore art, listen to live music, dine and shop at local businesses. Stop by the special Pop-Up Gallery and Mistletoe Marketplace with holiday crafts.



List of Artists & Businesses

Deck the Halls for History
A silent auction fundraiser of one-of-a-kind holiday decor at the Heritage Center Museum. Bidding closes on Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm.


Chamber Warming Tent
Warm up in a tent on Maplewood avenue with live music, holiday movies, hot cocoa and popcorn available for purchase, and a cash bar.




Saturday, December 2


10am–4pm Holiday Art Walk
The art walk continues for more holiday shopping! Browse the local businesses along with a Pop-Up gallery and Mistletoe Marketplace.



List of Artists & Businesses

1pm–4pm Deck the Halls for History
A silent auction fundraiser of one-of-a-kind holiday decor at the Heritage Center Museum. All proceeds benefit the Sylvania Historical Village.



5pm-9pm Craft Beer Tasting
Join the River Centre Gallery for a holiday craft beer tasting of 12 craft beers. Purchase tickets here to reserve your spot.




Sunday, December 3


Festival of Lights Parade Festivities
12pm-5pm Deck the Halls for History at the Heritage Center Museum & Historical Village will be open.
Chamber Warming Tent on Maplewood – Holiday Movies & Music, Hot cocoa & popcorn available for purchase, Kids activities
3pm – Warming Tent and visits with Santa
4pm – 5k Run/Walk starting on Main Street (Register)!
5pm – Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
5:30 pm Festival of the Lights Parade and Tree Lighting