Christmas on the Canal 2023 was held November 11, 2023

Ho Ho Ho – Christmas on the Canal ushers in Holiday Fun!

Residents gather in downtown Bolivar near the Christmas House. Most activities are held outside, so dress for the weather!

Children enjoy crafty ornament making with Mary Locy, and Canal Street Diner has plenty of hot chocolate and coffee for all. Free Goody Bags filled with buttons and pencils from Bolivar Library are given to children to take home.

The parade starts at 4:00, when the Bolivar Fire Department delivers the precious cargo of Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with a few of their elves!

Children are welcome to stop at the Christmas House to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Parents are welcome to take pictures of their child with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

New in 2023 was Santa’s Workshop (in the American Legion building), and an opportunity for families to have their photo done by JO Creative Co. for a small fee.

Music, hay rides, train rides and more kept spirits bright!

Santa’s mailbox is set up at the Christmas House. Children writing to the big guy who include their address will receive a reply from Santa himself! (For a reply, your letter should be in by Dec. 4, 2023)

Enjoy the photos below for previous years of Christmas on the Canal!