MEIGS COUNTY — Saturday will include a pair of Christmas events for the quickly approaching holiday season.
The Middleport Community Association will host its annual Christmas Market, parade and other activities in the village beginning at 10 a.m.
The Christmas Market with numerous vendors will open at 10 a.m. in the Riverbend Arts Council building.
At 1:30 p.m. carriage rides will begin with loading and unloading beside the arts council building. Rides will run until 4 p.m.
The community band will play at 4 p.m. in front of the arts council building.
Parade lineup will begin at 4 p.m. in the area of Dairy Queen and First Street. The parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at the Riverbend Arts Council building.
In addition to the event in Middleport, the Chester Shade Historical Association will host its Christmas Open House beginning at noon on Saturday at the Chester Courthouse.
Music by the Eastern Bell Choir, under the direction of Cris Kuhn will begin at 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be served following the music.
The event is free, with everyone invited to look at the old fashion decorations and enjoy the music.