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Canton's City of Lights


Experience the Victorian Christmas Festival on the Canton Square until Dec. 23.

Christmas in Canton is an annual, month-long Victorian-style extravaganza. Make time to visit the "City of Lights," to get into the holiday spirit with a ride on the carousel, an antique car or a buggy ride. The event, which lasts through Thursday, Dec. 23, features attractions for all ages.

During the holidays, Canton becomes a tourist destination spot for people from all over the country and the world. Townspeople and merchants deck the historic Courthouse Square with an array of more than 200,000 beautiful and enchanting lights.

One of the special crowd pleasers for the past 13 years is the Canton Animation Museum, which started with 22 antique window decorations and grew to 135 life-sized animated figures representing Canton's history along with whimsical fantasy scenes from children's stories.

Other attractions include the railroad museum, the log cabin and the nighttime Christmas parade guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone.

For more info about the "City of Lights," go to or contact the Canton Welcome Center at 800-844-3369.

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