The Olde Pickerington Village Business Association's Olde Village Holiday is planned from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in historic downtown Pickerington.
The free event will include carolers, carriage rides, old-fashioned storytellers, children's crafts, cookie decorating and a visit from Victorian-era Saint Nicholas.
Olde Pickerington Village will be illuminated by candlelight courtesy of the Pickerington Area Kiwanis Club, which traditionally installs luminarias on Columbus Street.
Downtown merchants will be open and several shops are planning free events.
Storytelling and holiday book readings are planned in the Pickerington-Violet Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St. and at 7:30 p.m. in Gazebo Park the city tree-lighting ceremony will be held.
The PCMA Food Pantry will kick-off its annual Plaza of Lights campaign next to the Carnegie Building whereupon strands of holiday lights will be lighted in exchange for donations to the pantry.
For more information about the Olde Village Holiday celebration, go to pickeringtonvillage.com.