The Hoover Historical Center was in full Christmas spirit on Dec. 4 for the annual Christmas on Hoover Farm at the Hoover Historical Center inside Walsh’s Hoover Park. Hundreds of people attended the free event that included cookies, hot chocolate, horse-drawn wagon rides and a visit with the man himself, Santa Claus.

Volunteers decorated the Center and various community service groups assisted The Herb Society to decorate the Christmas tree inside the Center. Pawsitive Ohio had a container for donations of dog treats, food or toys for homeless dogs that the non-profit organization works hard to save.

There were also volunteers helping to bake and handout free cookies. Cutout cookies were being baked in the kitchen of the Center using the old-fashioned stove. And, the North Canton Girl Scout Troops provided gingerbread houses to compliment the holiday décor.

Families stood in line to take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Hoover Park. The Yoders from Jacob’s Classic Carriage from Millersburg brought their two all black Percheron horses to pull the wagon. The clip-clop of the horses could be heard throughout the park.

The weather was cold but that’s how many Northeast Ohioans like it at this time of the year. The only thing missing was a light covering of snow but that didn’t stop the fun and families spending time learning about the Center and enjoying time together.