Make it Merry! Make it Kent!

November 27 – December 31, 2020

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright! The Kent community has come together to bring some magic and make this holiday season more special than ever. Collaborative efforts are underway, including festive decorations; fun, seasonal activities for all ages; and plenty of holiday spirit, with the support of  Acorn Alley, Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, College Town Kent, Kent Parks and Recreation, Hometown Bank, Kent State Hotel & Conference Center, Main Street Kent and the City of Kent.  With community health and safety top of mind and the importance of supporting our local businesses, we invite you and your family to Make it Merry…Make it Kent!

Shop Small for the Holidays

This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy! Shop Small and support your favorite small businesses, both in-store and online. Downtown Kent’s shops feature artisan cheeses, local art, gourmet caramel corn & chocolates, jewelry, music, books, toys, and gifts galore! No matter who’s on your list, you can find something special at the unique, locally-owned and operated shops of Kent, OH.

Elf Hits Downtown Kent!

November 27 – December 19

Find the MSK Elf in 10 participating businesses and be entered to WIN gift cards to our downtown businesses! Keep track of where you find him as you complete your shopping, then sign our guest book below. Enter where you found the MSK Elf on your downtown shopping adventures, and we’ll have a random drawing from all entries on Dec. 21, choosing TWENTY lucky winners! Happy Holidays!


Festive Photo Ops

Beginning in December

Giant holiday-themed banners are on display outdoors in downtown Kent, and you’ll find dozens of uniquely decorated snow-people on display in many flowerbeds on Water St., Erie St., and Main St. Stroll around the city and enjoy the pretty, festive lights and window decorations, and stop to capture a holiday moment with the family at any or all of them! Snow-people sponsored by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and “adopted” by local businesses and community members. Happy Holidays!