The Twinsburg Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for the annual Turkey Trot 5-mile distance race and fun run on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Participants will start at the Twinsburg Fitness Center on Ravenna Road, with check-in at 9 a.m. and the race commencing at 10.

The route will take runners north through Center Valley Park to Glenwood Drive and then head back south through the park along Graydon Road, ending at the fitness center.

All pre-registered 5-mile runners will get a Turkey Tort moisture wicking T-shirt, while fun run participants will receive a sport bag.

Advanced entry fees are $10 for the 1-mile fun run and $20 for the 5-miler. The latter will increase to $20 on the day of the race.

Residents can sign up at the Twinsburg Community Center, the fitness center or online at For further details, call 330-963-8722.

City officials also are offering several year-end holiday events in November and December.

Those begin with Louie’s Light Exchange, which will take place Nov. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. on the township square and 2 to 3 p.m. at the Reminderville Athletic Club.

Residents can donate a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Summit County Children’s Services and receive a LuminoCity light-up want.

Children who take their wands to LuminoCity will be entered to win a special experience as grand marshals of the community march.

LuminoCity — the holiday lighting celebration — will take place Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. as Louie the Elf and Peppermint Sparkles light up the holiday season with residents from the city, township and Reminderville.

LuminoCity will start at City Hall, and residents will march down Ravenna Road to the township square, where there will be performances by Fire and Light Performing Arts and the Ohio Burn Unit, followed by fireworks.

The event is free and offers something for the whole family. Festive attire, glow sticks and lights are welcome.

Winter Wonderland will take place Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Twinsburg Fitness Center, where there will be photos with Santa, inflatables, rides, games and entertainment for the entire family. Fee for persons age 4 and older is $1, with children 3 and under free.

Breakfast with Santa will be Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Fire Station 1. Cost for age 4 and older is $8 and children 3 and under are free. Nonresidents can begin signing up Nov. 30 for $13 each.

All registrations must be completed in person at the community center or fitness center.

The final big event prior to Christmas is Light the Night on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the community center. It is a Hanukkah celebration, with food and activities for everyone, and it is free.