A Hometown Christmas Committee Letter To Xenia Merchants and Citizens (which includes Santa’s busy schedule (and the next meeting date-12/4 8AM)

Dear Xenia Merchants and Interested Citizens:

XAMA, the Xenia Area Merchants’ Association will hold our usual monthly meeting on the first Thursday, which this month falls on December 4. We will meet at 8 AM below Express Yourself Coffeehouse (The Cavern), 78 E. Main St.

We are planning another memorable Hometown Christmas all over Xenia this year. This is going to require a collaborative effort of Xenia businesses, organizations and local community citizen-sponsors in order to be successful. If you are interested in promoting your business, sponsoring a Carriage, or volunteering for this great event, plan to attend.

Hope to see you there,
Alan King, Co-Chair

Xenia’s Hometown Christmas 2008
Schedule of Events

Thurs- Sat
Discounts at many Xenia merchants including Tiffany Jewelers, Bluejacket Books, CJ’s Boutique, Fox Antiques, Xenia Shoe & Leather, and the Country Classic Connection.

Thursday 12/11
Open House at Victoria’s Bed & Breakfast, 209 E. 2nd St. 3-8 PM: Tour, refreshments, crafts, music.
Santa comes to Shawnee Park 6 PM: Children can visit with Santa, Tree Lighting and Carriage Rides. sponsored by Xenia Parks and Rec. Dept.

Friday 12/12
Historical Walking Tour 11 AM: Tour starts at the Greene Co. Historical Society’s Victorian House, King & Church St.
Dog Pictures with Santa at C J’s Boutique 4-6:30 PM 72 S. Detroit St. (Dogs must be on leash.)
Live Music at Xenia Towne Square Noon-7 PM: Open Stage sponsored by The Cavern
Llamas at Xenia Towne Square – 2-5 PM
Live Music by Lizz and Rex at Oasis Cafe: 6-8 PM Free, followed by Ballroom Dancing 8-11pm; Lessons begin at 8pm ($10 cover charge includes dance and light snacks.)

Saturday 12/13
Open Houses all over Xenia with refreshments and substantial Holiday discounts
Strolling Carolers all over town
Open Stage music at Xenia Towne Square 12-4 PM
Pancake breakfast and bake sale at Evangelical UM Church 195 W. Third St., 8-12 AM
Story Time at Blue Jacket Books 12-2 PM
Make a Christmas Ornament while listening to Live Music at Express Yourself Coffeehouse and Art Gallery, 78 E. Main St. 12-4 PM sponsored by Kiddie Kingdom Childcare.
Gift Wrapping at X*ACT/Second Act Thrift Store, 45 E. Second St. 12-5 PM Donations accepted
Bob Ford at Xenia Towne Square 4:30-7 PM: Traditional songs and folklore.
Carolers at Carr’s Corner Restaurant, 434 Cincinnati Ave. 5:30-7 PM
Keep-A-Breast Cancer Benefit rock show at The Cavern, 78 E. Main St. 8PM

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides sponsored by the Xenia Area Merchants Association
Noon-4 PM at IHS Pharmacy, 100 N. Detroit St. ($2 fee for anyone over 12)
1-4 PM at Montgomery Ins., 114 S. Detroit St. ($2 fee for anyone over 12.)

Horse Drawn People Carriers
12-5 PM at Dodd’s Monuments, 123 W. Main St. Free
1-4 PM at Handyman Ace Hardware in Kennedy Korners, 165 S. Orange St. Free

Santa’s Schedule:
1-1:45 PM CJ’s Boutique (bring your own camera)
2-2:45 PM Express Yourself Coffeehouse & Art Gallery
3-3:45 PM Homestead Frames & Art
5 PM Santa arrives at Towne Square on Xenia Fire Truck
5:05 PM Tree Lighting at Towne Square
5:15-7 PM Children visit with Santa

We are still searching for sponsors to help defray the very substantial costs of Xenia’s Hometown Christmas, especially the horses and carriages. If you would like to be recognized as a sponsor of this great community event, please contact one of the following members of the XAMA Hometown Christmas Committee:

Elizabeth Svendsen
Blue Jacket Books
60 South Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385

Caroline Archer
C J’s Boutique
72 S. Detroit Street
Xenia, Ohio 45385

Alan King
Express Yourself
Coffeehouse & Art Gallery
78 E. Main St.
Xenia, OH 45385

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