Medina schedules annual Candlelight Walk

November 14, 2018 by  

A beloved holiday classic is returning to Medina, as the Candlelight Walk weekend approached. The city is getting ready to close streets and alter traffic patterns to accommodate the more than 25,000 people expected to attend.

The Candlelight Walk has a huge impact on the city’s economy, generating as much as $250,000 in revenue over the three days of the event. The walk is a way for people to stroll through, and appreciate, Medina’s historic district and its public square, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The district features more than 75 independent shops, restaurants, and boutiques, many of which date back to the 1800s and have been restored to their original appearance.

Organizers of events like this can work with a poster printing company to create signs to help those attending find their way to alternative parking areas, or locate a specific shop or restaurant within the historic district.

Traffic changes begin tomorrow, November 15, when Broadway Street between East Liberty and East Washington Streets will become north-bound only, and narrow to one lane. All traffic will be prohibited from entering Medina Square from 5:15 pm until 6:45 pm this Saturday, November 17, the day of the Holiday Parade of Lights. In addition, there will be no parking allowed adjacent to the square from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm on Saturday to allow participants to get ready for the parade.