City of Reading Holiday Walk

Kick off the holiday season with a festival on Reading's charming Benson Street.

Presented by the Reading Bridal District and WeTHRIVE! in Reading.

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 6:30-9pm
West Benson St., Reading, OH 45215

Crib Dedication & Tree Lighting

Join the girl scouts for a City of Reading Christmas tradition! The crib dedication (6:30pm) and tree lighting (6:45pm) will take place at the corner of Reading Rd. and Benson St.

Storefront Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy a bit of Christmas nostalgia as you stroll past beautifully-decorated storefronts. Pick up a scavenger hunt passport from the WeTHRIVE booth in front of Lace Bridal Couture.

Photos with Santa

Bring your camera or phone and stop by Redwine & Co. to take a photo with the big guy. There will also be a festive photo backdrop located near the Reading Community Arts Center.

Hot Drinks

Keep cozy with hot chocolate and other hot drinks from local vendors!

Christmas Shopping

Support small businesses and shop for unique, locally-made gifts at our local shops and pop-up vendor tents.


There will be plenty of snack vendors, including a s'mores station and a funnel cake booth. Grab a snack and support our community organizations-- Win-win!

Face Painting

Face painting by Mock Trial.


Keep an ear out for the carolers from St. Paul Lutheran Church and First Baptist Church of Reading who will be spreading Christmas cheer throughout the evening

Schedule of Events

6:30pm: Crib Dedication

6:45pm: Tree Lighting

Pop-Up Vendors

2 Crafty Mamas

Arctic Buckeye

Artrageous Attire and Gifts

Bitter Sweet

Blue Devil

Brenda’s Bourbon Balls & Buckeyes

Coretta Renee's Homemade Pickles

D&D’s Boutique

Dō Rei Me Holistic Wellness LLC

Emma's Cafe & Coffee Shop

Heartfelt Tidbits



Metamorphic Forest

Prayinggrandma Art

RLYF 6th Grade Team

Reyes Designs Customs & More

Seas The Day Designs

Silver Lining Stitches

Silver creek mystic treats

Stargaze Collective

Tracy Tekulve

Two Broke Heifers

Wibbels Custom Creations

Wanda DeMar Avon Sales

Wibbels Custom Creations

Open Local Spots