The Village of Garrettsville will kick off the holiday season this coming Saturday at 5 pm when the Christmas on Main promotion begins.

Christmas on Main is a celebration of the area local businesses and it is a shopping program that promotes buying local. Sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, over thirty area merchants will be participating in this promotion.

Beginning on Saturday, November 25th at 5 p.m., customers will have the opportunity  to collect holiday stamps when they patronize any of the  participating merchants and spend at least $5.  The shopping program works like this:

1) Pick up an entry card at any of the participating merchants on November 25th

2) Spend a minimum of $5 per visit at any merchant and receive a sticker on your card.

3)Once your card is filled — $100 worth of stamps — drop your card off at any participating merchant location to be entered into a drawing.

The promotion ends on Saturday, December 17th.  All filled cards must be entered for the drawing by 5 pm Monday, December 19th.

The drawing will take place on December 21st during the Chamber of Commerce meeting and the winners will be notified.

Customers are encouraged to shop locally and try their luck at winning the $500 grand prize, a poinsetta lottery tree or various other prizes.  Posters will be in the windows of the participating businesses (listed below).

Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. with a small gift for the children at the clock tower.  Enjoy free refreshments provided by the Garrettsville McDonalds, singing of Christmas carols and the lighting of the Christmas tree and clock tower.   Many of the businesses will be open late, some until 9 p.m., offering specials to holiday shoppers.

Businesses participating in Christmas On The Main are : Art N Flowers, Cals, Candlelight Winery,  Cellar Winery, Chic N Shabby, Cornerstone Emporium, Dairy Queen, Denette’s Designs, Dominoes, Garrettsville Animal Hospital, Garrettsville Cinema,  Garrettsville Hardware, Garrettsville McDonalds, Geauga Vision, G-Plex, IGA, Italian Garden, Main Street Grille and Brewing Company, Miller’s Family Restaurant, Roller Hutt, S& K Sales, Sean’s Pub,  Shaker Tree, Sky Lanes, Slim n Jumbos, State Street Salon, The Bay Window, The Brick,  The Hiram Inn, The Weekly Villager,  Village Bookstore  and Villager Printing.


So, come out and see what Garrettsville has to offer!  You may just be surprised!