Community Candlelight Walk
A Massillon Tradition Since 2001
5:00 to 7:30 Candlelight Walk—music and tours in historic churches
7:45 WHS choir concert and Candlelighting Ceremony at St. Mary Church
Treasure Massillon’s beauty and tradition as you stroll amidst luminarias and lovely architecture to enjoy musical entertainment at eight historic downtown churches and four local community partners. Enjoy the candlelighting ceremony and choral music at St. Mary Church at the end of the event! All FREE for you to enjoy!
Walk to all or some of the churches and attractions in any order. Set your own pace. Maps and schedules of music and tours will be available at every stop and from “elves” along the way. A printable map is available at communitycandlelightwalk.com.
Luminarias will surround participating churches, and the CHARM neighborhood association will line historic Fourth Street with luminarias.
Churches will offer musical performances and church tours; many will be decorated for Christmas; many serve cookies and warm beverages.
St. Joseph’s Catholic
St. Timothy’s Episcopal
St. George Greek Orthodox
St. John’s U.C.C.
First United Methodist
St. Paul’s Lutheran
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Massillon Museum—VOCI singers and the official warming station (free cookies, coffee, and cocoa)
Massillon Railroad Club (lower level of First United Methodist)—operating model railroad layout
Massillon Pubic Library—staff carolers on the steps
Five Oaks—see the mansion decorated for Christmas as live music fills the great hall
Downtown Massillon Association Santaland (lighting display)
Additional Churches, though not among the official historic churches, will complement the event:
Grace United Church of Christ (live music by Tuslaw High School from 4–5pm)
The Music Box Church (music)
First Church-Christ Scientist (music)
Downtown Massillon Association
Main Street Deli
Chapel Hill Community
Farmers National Bank
Paquelet Funeral Home
St. John’s United Church of Christ