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Holiday Activities at Levis Commons

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:

Casey Pogan

Marketing Director

Hill Partners, Inc.

The Town Center at Levis Commons

cpogan@hillpartnersinc.com

419.931.8888

Holiday Activities Abound at The Town Center at Levis Commons

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (October 15, 2015) ­ There will be no shortage of winter wonder at Levis Commons this holiday season. In addition to shopping and dining, guests will enjoy a variety of family-friendly events and activities. From thousands of white twinkling lights lining the boulevard, to Santa greeting young visitors and horse-drawn carriage rides circling the 50-foot tree, the sights and sounds of the season are alive and inviting.  

The 11th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will officially kick off the holiday season at Levis Commons on Saturday, November 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The evening will get underway with the arrival of Santa at 6:00 p.m. Following his grand entrance, Santa will be available for visits in his house on the boulevard until 9:00 p.m.

Guests of the tree lighting will have the first opportunity to donate to Lucas County Children Services “Give the Best Gift Ever” campaign. From dolls and puzzles, to footballs and stuffed animals, the community-based toy drive provides gifts for children living with their families under LCCS supervision, or who are living with relatives in order to be safe. Donations will be accepted at the tree lighting ceremony and throughout the holiday season at various Levis Commons merchant locations.

Once Santa has arrived and the carriage rides have begun, the performances on the main stage will begin. At 7:00 p.m. dancers from Julie’s Dance Studio will take the stage and dazzle audience members with scenes from the Nutcracker All Jazzed Up. The entertainment continues at 7:45 p.m. when Sheri LaFontaine performs seasonal favorites from her Christmas CD “Wonder”.

At 8:00 p.m. a special guest will help lead the crowd in a countdown to bring more than 150,000 lights to life on the

50-foot tree. The Levis Commons Tree Lighting Ceremony is a night for family and friends to gather and make special holiday memories.

For a complete list of all the activities at Levis Commons this season, visit www.shopleviscommons.com

Santa House:

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to visit with children in the Santa House on the boulevard near the fountain throughout the holiday season. Visitors should bring their own cameras to record the moment.

November 27th through December 20th

Fridays: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

December 21st - December 23rd

Daily: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Santa Mailbox:

Children can also leave their letters for Santa in the mailbox next to his house. Letters with a return address will receive a personal response from Santa, and every week a selection of letters will be published on www.ShopLevisCommons.com.                                 

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides:

For a truly magical holiday experience, hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride around Levis Commons. Carriage rides take place every Saturday from November 28 through January 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pick-up is located on Chappel Dr. near Taste of Toledo and Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Holiday Toy Drive

Share the holiday spirit with a local child in need and donate a new, unwrapped toy, gift card or other donation to the Lucas County Children Services Holiday Gift Drive! Donations will be accepted until Friday, December 18, 2015. Visit www.ShopLevisCommons.com for a list of participating stores and offers.

Holiday Hours of Operation

Levis Commons has extended holiday shopping hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 6 p.m. The center will be closed on Christmas Day and will be open on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2016) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Town Center at Levis Commons is a 319,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of national, regional and local specialty merchants.  The center contains over 60,000 square feet of Class-A office space featuring views of The Town Center and unparalleled regional access via I-475, I-75 and the surrounding freeways.  The developer, Hill Partners, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is responsible for merchandising, retail leasing and management of the center. Reichle Klein is handling the office leasing responsibilities.

For more information, please contact Casey Pogan, Marketing Director, Hill Partners, Inc., The Town Center at Levis Commons at 419.931.8888.

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