NEW PHILADELPHIA Dover, Oh

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Visitors can experience Historic Zoar Village beautifully decorated for the season during the Christmas in Zoar event this weekend. (Historic Zoar Village)

ZOAR – Historic Zoar's popular Christmas event is returning this weekend with all the activities attendees have come to expect along with a few new additions.

Christmas in Zoar is set for Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm featuring a juried craft show, horse-drawn wagon rides, building tours, and appearances by holiday icons Santa, Kristkind and Belsnickel. Crafters and stores will remain open both days until 7 pm so visitors can finish up their Christmas shopping while enjoying the sounds of carolers and strolling musicians. The Christmas Designer Showcase will also be back at the Bimeler House, and John Ferris will be at the Zoar United Church of Christ Saturday to deliver a one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol." There will also be a candlelight service at the church starting at 5pm on Saturday. 

Christmas in Zoar admission is $10 for visitors ages 13 and up and free for kids 12 and under. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195.

About Historic Zoar Village 

Historic Zoar Village was founded by German Separatists in 1817 and thrived as a communal settlement for more than 80 years. Today, the village is home to approximately 75 families living in homes built from 1817 to present. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark District. Dozens of village structures have been painstakingly preserved through the collaborative efforts of the Zoar Community Association and the Ohio History Connection.