Medina Journal-Register — The Greater Niagara USA Region (GNR) has listed Medina as a good place to visit Saturday as an “alternative” kickoff to the holiday season. Calling downtown’s Main Street area a “nostalgia-filled adventure with small town holiday shopping and farm-to-table dining,” the village’s Olde Tyme Christmas celebration starts first thing in the morning and leads up to the annual Parade of Lights at 6 p.m.
The GNR mentioned Medina offers something for everyone, be it a cup of coffee or tea, or holiday cookies, cakes, pies or breads from some local culinary artists, or even a sit-down meal. Specialty shops offer a variety of unique clothing brands and books from local authors. There are also several different salons to suit multiple tastes, and various storefronts that carry the work of local artists and craftspeople.
Along with the participating businesses a number of local businesses will be set up as vendors showcasing their wares.
The first event of the day is the first-ever Home for the Holidays 5K, set to start at 9 a.m. in the Canal Basin. Most events, including the annual Cutest Little Elf Contest and a Window Scavenger Hunt, begin at 10 a.m.
A complete schedule of events is online at christmasinmedina.com or at local retailers.