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Holiday Happenings in Hilliard

Posted November 15, 2021 in Community Events by Anna Subler

There are many ways to celebrate the holidays right here in Hilliard! From one of the biggest family friendly events of the year to smaller celebrations such as themed classes and ways to give back, there is something for everyone.

Annual Tree Lighting event

Sunday, December 5

4 – 6:30 p.m.

Ring in the Holiday season in Old Hilliard at the annual Tree Lighting event.  Stroll between Hilliard’s Station Park, Main Street, and the Historical Village or ride the trolley between the Chase Bank parking lot and the Historical Village! Convenient, free parking is available at the Franklin County Fairgrounds and at the lot at Madison and Wayne streets. The full list of activities can be found here.

Letters to Santa

Nov. 19 – Dec. 16

Drop off letters to Santa at Hilliard Station Park. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a return letter from Santa. The red Santa mailbox is located at the corner of Main and Center streets.

Santa Calls

Dec. 9, and Dec. 14.

A popular choice for children who want to hear Santa’s voice while adding in a personal touch for your child. When registering, please be sure to select a day and time, and Santa will call your child within that time frame. Calls will be personalized as parents will be required to answer a few questions at the time of registration to help personalize the message.

Calls will be made the night of Thursday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 14 to any believer!


Cookie Creations

Dec. 17

Ages 3-5

Make, Bake & Take sugar cookies in holiday shapes. Drop off your child and let them experience creating delicious holiday cookies. Register.

Ice, Ice Cookie

Ages 6-11

Tis’ the season for holiday cookies and cheer. Join us for festive cookie baking and decorating. Register.

Ornament Party

Ages 3-5

Join your preschool friends at the Hilliard Community Center for a holiday ornament decorating party. You and your child will work together to create five different ornaments. These ornaments will make great gifts for family members. Register.

Ornament Party

Ages 6-11

Drop your child off for a fun time decorating and making ornaments for the Holiday season. These ornaments will make great gifts for family members. Register.

Cram the Cruiser

Residents are invited to help local children bundle up this winter by donating new winter items, such as coats, gloves, hats, snow boots, scarves, and hooded sweatshirts to the City of Hilliard’s third annual Cram the Cruiser event.

Donors may use the collection boxes at the Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive; Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway; or Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way.

Drop-off is encouraged during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the boxes will be available after hours. Items will be collected at the boxes through Dec. 6, 2021.

Donations also can be dropped off at the Hilliard Tree Lighting, slated for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Old Hilliard. A cruiser will be located near First Responders Park.