For many people, Christmas is a time to celebrate faith.
Area churches will be packed over the next two days as people gather for holiday masses.
"You've got a lot of college kids who have been away. Now they're back in town and they come back with their families. You have a few people who don't come to mass every Sunday but still feel the need to come on Christmas Day, " says Father Pius Pietrzyk.
Father Pius says sometimes there's standing room only in the...
Christmas shoppers are taking over the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.
If you were driving anywhere near the mall this afternoon, you probably ran into some traffic.
"Driving sucks. People run out in front of you, and you pretty much almost run into them....Was it hard to get a parking spot? Did you have to walk far?... No, I have to drive up and down the aisles a couple times though," says local shopper Bree Brown.
About 60 area students are getting some early Christmas presents this year.
The Zanesville Kiwanis Club held its annual Kids Christmas Party this afternoon.
The Kiwanis Club sent invitations to every elementary school in the county, asking them to choose five to six less fortunate children, and members picked up the kids and drove them to the Welcome Center for pizza, music, gifts, and a visit from both Santa Clause and one of his reindeer.
Christmas is traditionally a time of over consumption for many families. While many may splurge on toys and clothes, you can save money and give back to mother nature by going green this holiday season.
Now going green is all about saving energy. So Tip #1 Use LED Christmas Lights.
LED Christmas lights can save you around 30% on your Christmas electric bill and they are brighter than regular lights.
Rain and cold weather couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of hundreds of people at the Miracle on Main Street celebration.
This is the 16th year for Miracle on Main in downtown Zanesville. Sixty-one local businesses opened their doors to greet the crowds of people and some offered snacks and hot chocolate. The Zanesville High School Blue Knights also entertained the eager crowd with Christmas carols. For many families, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season....
One local community is coming together to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas.
The young and the old met at the Avondale Youth Center tonight for carriage rides, Christmas music, and a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Clause.
"You can look at some of these kids who are less fortunate and people who have some difficulties in their lives. We're giving back to some of those kids, " says Avondale Youth Center Director, Nathaniel Norris.