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It’s Christmas Time In Newark, Ohio.

Newark, Ohio Courthouse Lit For Christmas

Licking County Courthouse Lit For 2011 Christmas Season

The 2011 Lighting Of the Courthouse event is over. Santa Claus arrived as scheduled for his annual visit to light the Licking County, Ohio Courthouse. As usual, there were a few technical glitches to work out, but with the help of the crowd cheering on, they got it lit and it will remain so for the rest of the Christmas season.

It’s become an annual tradition for Newark, Ohio to usher in the Christmas season with the lighting of the courthouse. Donations are made all year long and events like the Lite The Nite car show are held to pay for the lighting. The community makes quite an effort to ensure that this happens every year. The end result is a stunningly beautiful display and a fun memory made for everyone. 

Carolers sang while the crowd anxiously waited for Santa’s arrival. Santa made contact by radio and the fire truck had to pick him up after some difficulties with the sleigh. The fireman were happy to pick him up with the fire truck. I even seen Homeland Security there to ensure his safety. A police escort was also there to assist. 

If you’re town doesn’t have a Christmas tradition like Newark, Ohio, you’re missing out. It’s a great time kids and adults alike. Unlike big events, it’s just a few hours out of the season that’s for everyone, but especially the kids. What other time of year do kids get to see a large gathering of adults that are for the most part, just having fun? 

Here are some videos. Not the greatest quality, but good enough to get an idea of what the Christmas gathering in Newark, Ohio is all about. 

 Santa Arrives On The Fire Truck


The Crowd Must Cheer To Overcome The Technical Difficulties With The Lights. Happens Every Year.

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Newark, Ohio 2011 Lighting Of The Courthouse

November 25, 2011
6:00 pmto9:00 pm
Licking County Courthouse in Newark, Ohio With Christmas Lights

Every year Newark, Ohio welcomes the Christmas season with a lighting of the Licking County Courthouse. This year, Santa is scheduled to stop in and light the courthouse on November 25, 2011 at 6 PM.

The event is an exciting one and for some reason, there are always some glitches. It seems that the lights require so much power that it takes a huge amount of electricity from the excitement of the crowd to get it lit. The louder they cheer, the more lights that come on. It’s a great way to join with the community as they kick off the festivities for the rest of the Christmas season. Work is already being done to prepare for the lighting of the Newark, Ohio Courthouse.

Here is a video of a Licking County Courthouse lighting from 2006.


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Toboso United Methodist Church Soup Supper And Christmas Candy Bar

December 10, 2011
3:00 pmto7:00 pm
Toboso United Methodist Church 2011 Christmas Soup Supper

Image by Doramon via Flickr

The Toboso United Methodist Church is having their 2nd Annual Soup Supper and Christmas Candy Bar on Dec. 10, 2011 from 3 to 7 pm.

Cost is by donation.

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1st Sign Of The Christmas Season In Newark, Ohio.

Every year Newark, Ohio lights the beautiful Licking County Courthouse for Christmas. The combination of the old downtown with the Midland Theater, the downtown shops and restaurants, and courthouse as the centerpiece all lit up, makes for a festive atmosphere for the Christmas season. Santa makes a stop at the courthouse to plugin in the gigantic power cord that lights the courthouse up to kick off the season. It’s a fun time for young and old.

It may be way to early for most of us to start preparing, but for the workers at the courthouse, it’s time to get started. I caught a few workers on the roof making the first preparations.


Roof of the Licking County Courthouse

Look close and you'll see a worker on the Licking County Courthouse Roof

Worker setting up Christmas Lights Of Licking County, Ohio Courthouse

Worker on Licking County Courthouse roof sets Up Christmas lights.

Worker walking on the roof of the Licking County, Ohio Courthouse

Worker exits small door and walks on the roof of the Licking County Courthouse.

The end result will look something like this –

Christmas Lights On The Licking County Courthouse in Ohio.

The Licking County Courthouse in Newark, Ohio Lit Up For Christmas.


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