Preserving Galion

Come Home to Galion

Come Home to Galion

Here is an online guide to the many events taking place on Saturday, December 2 during Come Home to Galion.


8:00 AM and 9:30 AM -- Breakfast with Santa -- Big Four Depot Pavilion

Limited tickets available; can be purchased at 138 Harding Way West or by calling 567.393.6446. Proceeds benefit Big Four Depot restoration.

10:30 AM to 4:30 PM -- Amercian Legion Auxiliary Craft/Bake Sale -- American Legion, South Market Street

Open to public as well as the kitchen for food. Come support our crafters we are booked full.

11:00 AM -- Reindeer Dash

Run, jog or just walk this fun relay between Market Street and Union Street on Harding Way West. Get a team of 2 or 4 of your family, friends or co-workers and race to complete your Reindeer Attire! All participants get antlers, a red nose and jingle bells. Cost is $10 per person. Register by Monday, November 27 to be guaranteed an event shirt! For more information contact Miranda at 419-468-7737 or email

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM -- Holiday Open House -- Galion Public Library, North Market Street

There will be music (OH70 Jazz Ensemble from 1-3, GHS Showtunes at 1:50); sleigh and wagon rides; punch, cookies, and a hot chocolate bar; door prizes; the Friends' Twelve Days of Christmas raffle;
crafts and cardmaking for kids; and special story times at 1:30 and 2:30. 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM -- Come Home to Galion at Brownella Cottage -- South Union at West Walnut

Beautifully decorated...Brownella Cottage, Historic Grace Church, and the Carriage House Museum will be open to the public. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.
A live nativity will be located across the street on the Historic Union Schoolyard.

1:00 PM to 4:15 PM -- Uptowne Galion events

Ice sculpting, carriage rides, food on Park Square.

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM -- Moana Luau Party -- Gill House, 342 Harding Way West

Wear a luau party outfit or come dressed as your favorite Moana character! Games, craft, and the movie. All children who attend are welcome to walk in the Come Home to Galion Parade.
Line up at 3:30PM behind the First United Church of Christ off of West Church Street.

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM -- Elf Hunt -- Start at Galion Public Library, North MarketStreet, Uptowne Galion

Forms needed by participants will be available at the Galion Public Library anytime during library hours that day, beginning at 9 a.m. and must be returned to the Brush & Palette Art Gallery by 3:30 p.m. to receive prize(s).

4:15 PM -- Come Home to Galion Parade -- Uptowne Galion (Christmas Tree lighting immediately afterwards on Public Square)

7:00 PM -- The Polar Express Experience -- Start at Big Four Depot Pavilion SOLD OUT!

Pajamas, a trolley ride, hot chocolate and the Polar Express?! Yes, please! Join us for the First Annual Polar Express Experience sponsored by My Floors, by Prints & Paints. Tickets are now sold out as of November 27.