Head to Newark on the day after Thanksgiving for the Annual Lighting of the Licking County Courthouse on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 6pm.
The beautiful Licking County Courthouse looks AMAZING all lit up, and courthouse square is filled with larger than life Christmas displays. Enjoy a festive holiday evening of entertainment including a variety of musical guests, carols, and Santa Claus!
Come early for the Holiday Bazaar at the Canal Market District from 3 pm – 6:30 pm. Shop with over 40 vendors and pick up some Christmas gifts and amazing baked goods. Food trucks will be on site to dine from before the Courthouse lighting, or dine at one of the suggestions below!
Hungry? Grab dinner or a snack at one of these great eateries before or after the event in Downtown Newark! Please check hours before planning to dine at these, as hours may be adjusted for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and for the event.
- Elliot’s Wood Fired Kitchen and Tap
- Barrel & Boar
- Moe’s Original BBQ (they have a kids’ play area!)
- Buckeye Winery
- The Mark on the Square (great cocktails and food!)
- River Road Coffee House
- Christy’s Pizza
- McKenna’s Market
- Franks & Sammies
After the lighting ceremony, head over to Little Arrows Play Cafe (29 W. Church Street) with the kids for the Courthouse Lighting Celebration from 7:30 – 8:30 pm! Enjoy cookie decorating, crafts, free play, hot apple cider, and live music. Olaf will be there and the kids will have a blast!
Free parking is available along most streets in Downtown Newark, and there is a free parking garage on 2nd St just south of the Courthouse at the Canal Market District.
Licking County Courthouse Square
26 S 3rd St, Newark, Ohio 43055
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