Uptown Plain City Organization’s Christmas Under the Clock Kicks Off the Holiday
Plain City, OH (November 2018) On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Uptown Plain City Organization’s (UPCO’s) Christmas Under the Clock will be held on Main Street (Rt 161) and Chillicothe Street in Uptown Plain City and spread out to Jefferson Avenue. In its seventeenth year, the event is free to the public and will begin at 5:00 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony kicking off the official holiday season in Plain City.
As always, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Clock Tower at Main and Chillicothe Streets will feature local entertainment from Starlight Twirlers and more, including everyone’s favorite, Santa. The entertainment will top off with the tree lighting by our Tree Lighting Pixies, winners of the Coloring Contest.
After the lighting you can move to the business open houses. Open houses of Plain City businesses and organizations will start immediately after the tree lighting ceremony. When you stop in at your first few open houses, be sure to pick up your map that shows the open houses and the activities and the entertainment provided by the businesses and organizations. Enjoy hot drinks and refreshments from the businesses and don’t forget to sign up to win each businesses’ prizes where applicable.
If you can’t wait to see Santa again, hop on a wagon that starts at Lovejoy’s Plaza on Main St and takes you to Yoder’s True Value Hardware. Get the pictures with Santa all taken care of then visit other open houses along Jefferson Avenue. Many of the businesses have more opportunities to win from drawings. Be sure to use the shuttles that will be moving visitors between the Jefferson Avenue businesses. Park Uptown, take the wagons and shuttles and we’ll bring you back. Or do it all backwards. Either way, we’ll get you back to where you started.
At Lovejoy’s Plaza is the start of the already mentioned wagon rides, ham and bean soup from UPCO, more entertainment, and Rock On Ice ice sculpting sponsored by Rummell-Brill Insurance. Throughout the Uptown, businesses on Main Street will keep you busy with prize drawings, kids’ crafts, the Plain City Public Library’s book sale, cookie decorating, and more.
Due to a shortage of UPCO volunteers, Daily Needs Assistance (DNA) will present the Craft Fair. Along with the Craft Fair and their usual activities, DNA has added a new activity from Plain City Church Fellowship, an interactive nativity scene. On Jefferson Avenue, go for the gift baskets and other raffle items along with plenty of food and warm drinks. UPCO will post the map in advance on our Facebook page and our website (uptownplaincity.com) so you can plan out your evening. The event is finished at 8:00pm. Don’t miss this fun-filled, family Christmas celebration!
This is one of the event activities that (UPCO) presents to the community. UPCO, a 501(c)3 organization, is a volunteer organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Historic Uptown, forging a stronger, more inviting, and more vibrant Plain City through community events and assisting Uptown businesses and property owners.
Our sponsor partners include Civista Bank, Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery, Foust Plumbing & Heating, Plain City Druggist, Rummell-Brill Insurance, Yoder’s True Value Hardware & General Store, ASE Feed & Supply, Jan & Tony’s Pizza, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crager Tobin Real Estate, and The Recovery Village. And we want to extend a special thanks to Stephany Foley from Civista Bank for all her work on this year’s Christmas Under the Clock and to volunteers from Hope Church, Journey Church, Annette Marble & Associates Key Realty, Memorial Health Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Mainstreet Treasures, the Village of Plain City, the Plain City Police, the Pleasant Valley Fire Department