Akron Walking Tour: Downtown Christmas Windows & Attractions

Addresse200 S Main St
AtLock 3 Akron, Ohio
CountyWashington (CO1276)
200 S Main St
Lock 3 Akron, Ohio
Washington (CO1276)
Tel 2017-12-16
Categoria Events
Akron Walking Tour: Downtown Christmas Windows & Attractions

Author Joanna Wilson will lead a walking tour and discussion of Akron's history of downtown Christmas window displays. From her research on Akron's Christmas attractions--which resulted in the book "Story of Archie the Talking Snowman" (2015)--Wilson uncovered the 100 year history of the breath-taking, eye-catching Christmas displays that filled the windows of retailers O'Neil's, Polsky's, Yeagers, and more. THIS YEAR'S DISCUSSION WILL FOCUS ON THE MORE OUTRAGEOUS AND MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS ATTRACTIONS and WINDOW DISPLAYS in Akron's long history. Love seeing the Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and Peter Pan storybook window displays each Christmas in downtown Akron? Come discover the story behind those sets and the long history of Christmas window displays of downtown retailers each year in Akron.

We'll also talk about the Journey to Bethlehem windows at the Mayflower, the corner window displays at Polsky's, and the displays at the Landmark Building. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16th, at 6pm in front of the windows at the former O'Neil's department store (next to the entrance at Lock 3) in downtown Akron on Main Street to participate in the discussion. The talk will go on rain or shine--so bring an umbrella, if necessary. After the talk, Wilson will be available to sell copies of her book "Story of Archie the Talking Snowman" ($20) which details this history of Akron's Christmas window displays. Or, you can purchase it ahead of time from the publisher 1701 Press: http://www.1701press.com/ Show your hometown pride and join the conversation about Akron's history.

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