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Shelby will present A Night of Christmas Magic

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/21/2013

The City of Shelby will present “A Night of Christmas Magic” in Downtown Shelby on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The “Christmas Magic” in Shelby will include:

• Christmas Toy Drive & Winter Outerwear Donations from 4 to 8 p.m. Donate new toys for Shelby Christian Outreach’s Community Christmas Program and gently used or new hats, scarves, gloves and coats for Shelby Helpline Ministries. Donations can be dropped off at Shelby Monuments, 44 East Main.

• MedCentral Shelby Hospital Guild’s Festival of Lights, in Central Park at 4 p.m. The 15th annual event honors the memory of loved ones during the holidays. The ceremony also includes Christmas carols sung by Auburn Elementary School’s third grade class as well as a group sign-a-long.

• Kids’ Activities and Holiday Décor at Local Businesses starting at 5 p.m. Walk shop-to-shop to see the adorned businesses as well as what each business has to offer. Free activities, raffles and refreshments will be provided along the way.

• Central Park Lights Up the Night at 5:15 p.m. Mayor Marilyn John will ring in the Christmas season with the lighting of the Central Park trees and gazebo.

• The Polar Express Brings Santa to Shelby at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Ashland Railway and the Shelby Area Business Group, the Polar Express will bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to the Shelby Train Depot at 58 East Main. A train conductor will read ‘The Polar Express’ story to children in Central Park. Children will receive a flurry of gifts, including a golden ticket to “BELIEVE,” a bell and a stocking.

• Santa Procession at 6:20 p.m. Sponsored by the Shelby Area Business Group, Santa will be behind quite a show as he comes down West Main Street. A professional photographer will capture the moment when children visit with Santa inside the Central Park Gazebo.

• Community Thanksgiving Church Service at 7 p.m. The Shelby Ministerial Association invites the community to a Thanksgiving church service at Church of the Nazarene, 169 Mansfield Avenue. Due to the “A Night of Christmas Magic” event, several roads will be closed and parking areas will be available for all visitors. ROAD CLOSURES

• High School Avenue between East Main Street and the Log Cabin will be closed from 4 to 8 p.m.

• On East Main Street, the right hand turn lane leading into High School Avenue will also be closed at 4 p.m.

• East Main Street between Mohican Street and Broadway/Mansfield Avenue will be closed from 5 to 8 p.m. No street parking will be allowed within the closed area of East Main Street. Access to the BP gas station and Domino’s Pizza will be available.

PARKING AVAILABLE

• Behind Shelby City Hall (43 West Main Street). Take West Main Street east from Gamble Street and turn left on Water or Washington Street to access the municipal parking lot. The lot is also available off West Whitney.

• Marvin Memorial Library (29 West Whitney). Park in the library parking lot.

• First United Methodist Church (18 South Gamble Street). Park in the municipal parking lot behind the church.

• Blackfork Street. Access from West Main Street or South Gamble. Park in the former Shelby Police Department parking lot or on the grass south of the parking lot.

• Municipal Utilities Office (23 East Main) and Adjoining East Main Businesses. Access off Mohican Street. Park behind the Municipal Utilities Office or behind the adjoining East Main businesses.

• High School Avenue. Access from Mack Avenue off West Tucker. Park in the east parking lot (former Miami Systems) or in the designated spots in front of Central Intermediate School.

   
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