Community Features

Candlelight Walk rings in the holiday spirit for Downtown Wadsworth


With Christmas only three weeks away, many community members are looking forward to the events that are happening around town that bring in the holiday spirit.

One of the most anticipated events is the annual Candlelight Walk, an outdoor event hosted by Main Street Wadsworth, an organization focusing on blending historical traditions and modern culture in downtown. This year’s Candlelight Walk was held on November 16, from 6-9 pm.

Refreshments are offered by community businesses; inside Crossroads, cookies were available to be decorated and hot chocolate was available down the street. Photo Courtesy of Wadsworth City

The walk features family friendly activities and refreshments to help beat the cold. Over thirty businesses helped with this year’s activities; places such as Crossroads Community Church, The Wadsworth Public Library and Buehler’s helped to make the night as magical as the community hoped it would be.

While businesses in the area helped to contribute to the success rate and happiness of the community with the turn out, some were disappointed by the band being unable to participate.

Hay rides were offered for those attending the Candlelight Walk downtown. Photo courtesy Wadsworth City

Even without the band, the walk was success in the community. Community members of all ages loved the ice sculptor, the chance to see Santa at the library, and the carriage and hay rides.

Mayor Robin Laubaugh  finished the evening by lighting the tree in the Gazebo. Downtown will stay decorated throughout the month of December help encourage the holiday spirit.

Be sure to check back at downtown to see Main Street Wadsworth’s Victorian Christmas on December 2 for more holiday fun.

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