Events & Promotions

First & Main is proud to be the backdrop for many special events in Hudson. From concerts to wine and food festivals to community sidewalk sales, First & Main is an integral part of the community.

Click on an event to the left for more detailed information and join us to create special memories at one of our signature events.

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November 27

Kick off the holiday shopping season with a trip to Hudson on the day after Thanksgiving. Special events begin at 2:00 p.m. Catch a special appearance by Santa and his elves. Join the Celebration of Lights & Caroling at the Gazebo at 5:00 p.m. and chime in with the Western Reserve Community Band, Hudson Community Chorus and Santa who will lead the caroling. Visit for an updated list of events and times.

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December 5

A favorite tradition in Hudson, join us as Santa officially arrives in Hudson on Saturday, December 5th via a fire engine! Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the gazebo green. Get your line ticket early and enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of our many restaurants. Listen to carols, shop, dine and enjoy the holiday charm that Hudson has to offer. Santa will be visiting with children from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hudson,

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Sunday, December 6 | 12-5pm

Join us for activities for the entire family during the Hudson Holiday Walk. Visit with Santa & his elves, enjoy horse & carriage rides, see the Live Nativity on the Clocktower Green, and many other activities from noon – 6:00 p.m. Visit for a complete schedule of holiday happenings.

Event Schedule:

11:00 -1:00: Visit with Santa at Caffe Gasperi (Evaporator Works)

12:00 -5:00: Live Nativity on the Clocktower Green

1:00 – 4:00: Hot cocoa bar; kids crafts; operation snowflake and more in the Kids Corner on Village Way

1:00 – 5:00: NEOPAT Toy Drive: Bring new, unwrapped toys and help us STUFF THE HUMVEE to assist local less fortunate military families.

1:00-4:00: Horse & Carriage Rides at First & Main

1:30-3:30: Visit with Santa at Hudson Visitor Center (Terrace Level)

2:00: Caroling on the First & Main Green

4:00: Christmas in Vienna Holiday Concert at First Congregational Church

4:00-6:00: Visit with Santa at Epiphany (First & Main)

First & Main is proud to partner with NEOPAT (Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism) this holiday season for two special promotions to support military families in our area:

Stuff The Humvee Toy Drive

Bring new unwrapped toys to First & Main during the Holiday Walk on Sunday, December 6 from 12 – 5 p.m. and help us stuff the Humvee with toys for military families in need this holiday season. Uniformed reservists will be on site to accept the donations and families are invited to participate in the activities on site that day including: horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, a hot cocoa bar, crafts and the opportunity to send a holiday card and special messages to our troops!

Toys will also be accepted at the Hudson Visitor Center located at 89 First Street, Suite 205 from November 27 through December 6, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Operation Snowflake

From November 27 through December 6 we will be collecting snowflakes with holiday and inspirational messages for active military in all divisions. The snowflakes will be distributed to active units via NEOPAT and their partners in an effort to bring holiday cheer to those that are protecting our freedom around the world. We invite all families, schools and community groups throughout Northeast Ohio to join in this operation and create snowflakes at home with messages and bring them to the Hudson Visitor Center located at 89 First Street, Suite 205 from November 27 through December 6. There will be snowflakes available to write messages on during the Hudson Holiday Walk on December 6 and at the Hudson Visitor Center or click the link below to download a snowflake pattern to work on at home!

To download a snowflake click here!

For more information contact Debra Sherman at 330-256-8704 or

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