Dublin residents get ready for the holidays

December 5, 2013 by  

Dublin, Ohio, residents are getting ready for the holidays, with the Holly Days celebration getting underway this weekend.

Holly Days take place in Historic Dublin, which, as its name implies, is the oldest part of the city. Once known as Sells Settlement on behalf of early settler John Sells, the area was renamed Dublin by John Shields; a surveyor Sells hired. He did such a fine job that Sells, according to legend, let Shields name the town, which he called after his birthplace in Ireland. Today, the Historic Dublin district is home to many of the city’s restaurants, shops, and other attractions.

The Historic Dublin Business Association hosts Holly Days, at which restaurants and shops will be offering specials all day long. There will be live music at various venues throughout the district, and dance groups will perform as well. This Saturday, December 7, Dublin firefighters will be collecting toys for children from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Dublin library, located at 75 North High Street. Dancers from the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance will appear at noon in Bri-Hi Square, then Columbus Zoo animals will appear from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

A temporary stage will be placed before the Indian Run Elementary School to provide performance space for choral groups from Deer Run Elementary School and Glacier Ridge Elementary. If that’s not enough, the Dublin Singers will be strolling through the historic district, singing carols.

There are so many events in so many places that Dublin officials might consider working with a flyer printing company to create handouts to be distributed to residents.