Support local businesses and restaurants this season by joining in the Home for the Holidays Hot Cocoa Stroll sponsored by the Chardon Square Association. On December 12 from 11 am – 5 pm enjoy free hot cocoa in a reusable cup outside of Beans while supplies last. Stores will also be handing out goodies and offering special sales. In addition there will be flyers available with a design on the back that kids can color and turn in by December 18 for a prize.

This will also be a good time for a photo op with the giant snowflakes on the Square and chance to look at the lit trees donated by area businesses. And be sure to drop off letters to Santa in the mailboxes at three locations – Antiques on the Square (outside), Beans (inside) and The Nest (inside).

Many stores will also be open with special deals December 18 from 5-8 pm during the Square Association’s “Christmas Under Twinkle Light Shop Under the Soft Glow” event.