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Come Home to Hartville for the Holidays

Last updated on November 28th, 2022

Hartville, Ohio, with all its quintessential small-town charm, provides a magical holiday experience for people of all ages.

There's nothing quite like the Christmas season in Hartville. Although we've celebrated more than 56 times since the Hartville Kitchen opened in 1966, each year the holidays create a new sense of excitement, inner warmth (even when it's snowing outside!), and so many opportunities to bring people together. In 2022, we are especially thankful to open our doors to you and your loved ones, providing not only good food, unique shops, and Christmas concerts, but also the special spirit of season our employees love to share.

Visit With Santa

This year's highlights include, as always, the chance for all the children in your life to see and have pictures taken with Santa at no cost. Played by our friend Steven Merrill, Santa will be available in the Hartville Kitchen restaurant lobby on:

  • Tuesday, November 29, from 5-7 pm | Get a free 4" x 6" photo!
  • Tuesday, December 6, from 5-7 pm | Take your own photos.
  • Tuesday, December 13, from 5-7 pm | Take your own photos.

While you're visiting Santa, enjoy half off all kid's meals with the purchase of an adult meal. You can also enter our annual Santa Scavenger Hunt. Find all the clues before December 17, 2022, and enter a drawing to win a prize basket worth $170!

If you're a pet parent, Santa has a special time just for you. Bring your furry friend to Hartville Hardware's farm and pet department on Saturday, November 26, between 11 am and 2 pm and get free photos with St. Nick. Check out the Gingerbread Idea House while you're in the store!

The Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market welcomes Santa during their WinterFest event on Friday, December 9 from 6-10 pm. The event features live music, wagon rides, an ice skating rink, shopping, and more!

Shops For Every Age and Interest

If you've been to Hartville before, you know our community is replete with activities for children, adults, and seniors. Between Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, Hartville Hardware, Hartville Kitchen Restaurant & Bakery, the Shops at Hartville Kitchen (including our popular Children's Shop), the Hartville Antique & Thrift Trail, and Lehman's in nearby Kidron, everyone can find a place that's just right for their interests.

Get a preview of what we are featuring in our stores this year with the Hartville Hardware Christmas Catalog, Children's Shop Catalog and The Shops Christmas Catalog.

Learn More About Hartville From Recent Visitors

If you're new to Hartville, learn more about us through the eyes of some of our favorite guests:

Stay for an Uplifting Concert

If you'd like to listen to some great music while you're here, be sure to get tickets in advance for our upcoming shows, including:

  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (matinee and evening concert options)
  • The Kramers

To learn more and reserve your tickets, visit our events page.

Two little girls playing with a basket of toys at Hartville Kitchen & Shops in Hartville, Ohio.