Performers throughout the day will include The Cincinnati Christian Worship Choir and Linden Elementary School. Lane Public Library will host story times and have other activities available out in front of the building. One new business, lit*tle haus, a storytelling workshop and bookery, will be transformed into a cuckoo clock for the walk.
“The walk was started in 1992. One of the biggest things that’s kept this going from the beginning are the donations from the community, including businesses, corporations, and individuals. It’s been pretty remarkable,” said Dennett, “The reason for the walk was to highlight Hamilton and the German Village, and for people to know what the German Village is about.”
In 2019, there were 27 stops, including tours of homes, businesses and the historical buildings, including the Lane Hooven House, St. Julie Billiart Catholic Parish, Wilks Insurance, Butler County Historical Museum, Lane Public Library, YWCA and the William C. Wilks Carriage House, among others. The first Christmas Walk had 13 stops. German Village is a nine square-block area that runs from Dayton Street to Hensel Place. Some of the buildings in German Village date back to the 1830′s.
“It’s going to be a little bit different format this year, and I’m intrigued to find out how it’s going to work. We have a lot of good things happening, and people are ready to get out and move around,” Dennett said.
How to go
What: 30th Annual German Village Christmas Walk
When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021
Where: Hamilton’s German Village Historic District
Cost: Free, includes all activities and entertainment. Items are available for purchase.
More Info: Brochures with a map and a complete schedule of events will be available at the event. Note: Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be an all-outdoor event with stops on porches, strolls and activities throughout German Village.