Granville’s annual Candlelight Walking Tour returns this Saturday, Dec. 2, bringing carolers, a holiday market and horse-drawn carriage rides to the village for one of the community’s oldest holiday traditions. 

The event has been hosted in the village for almost 40 years, and businesses and organizations across the community will participate this weekend. Events and activities span from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. to ensure anyone and everyone can participate. 

During the day, barbershop quartets will stroll the streets, while businesses across town will open their doors for hot cocoa and sugar cookies. The Robbins Hunter Museum, adorned in its holiday finest, will be open for tours and to display entrants in its annual gingerbread house contest. 

The heart of the village will be embellished with holiday decorations, and as the sun sets, hundreds of candles will be lit. Those walking the streets can admire Granville’s historic downtown in the orange glow. 

The event is organized by the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, and shuttles will be available to bring attendees to stops across the village, from Broadway down to Cherry Valley Road. 

Come one, come all and bring your mittens!

Brin Glass writes for, the nonprofit news organization of the Denison University Journalism Program, which is funded in part by the Mellon Foundation and donations from readers.