Christmas on the Canal

2023 Christmas on the Canal will be held November 11, 2023

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

Residents are invited to gather in downtown Bolivar near the Christmas House at the Canal Street parking lot behind the Wandering Wildflower. Most activities will be held outside, so dress for the weather!

Children can enjoy crafty ornament making with Mary Locy, and Canal Street Diner will have plenty of hot chocolate for all. Free Goody Bags filled with buttons and pencils from Bolivar Library will be given to children to take home.

The Bolivar Fire Department finishes up the parade, when they 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 with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Holiday time at Canal Street Diner

Outdoor warming stations 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)

Village of Bolivar

109 Canal Street
PO Box 117
Bolivar, OH 44612