TWINSBURG — Start the holiday season by helping those in need at Louie’s Light Exchange Nov. 22, a kickoff event leading up to LuminoCity’s community lighting celebration Nov. 25.

An enthusiastic team of elves will collect new, unwrapped toys at Twinsburg Township Square from noon until 1 p.m. and the Reminderville Athletic Club from 2 to 3 p.m. to benefit Summit County Children Services.

All community members who drop off a donation Nov. 22 will receive a special LuminoCity light up wand. Kids who bring their wand to LuminoCity Nov. 25 at Twinsburg Government Center at 6 p.m. will be entered for an extra special holiday experience, including flipping the switch to start the show, serving as grand marshal of the community march and more.

Don’t forget the camera for a few "elfies" or a photo with the LuminoCity train following the donation. For more information, visit TwinsburgRecreation.com.

The city of Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township and village of Reminderville will light up the holiday season with the community at LuminoCity Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. Gather with friends and family at 10075 Ravenna Road, for a magical lighting with Louie the Elf and friends before a march down Ravenna Road to Twinsburg Township Square for more family fun.

Entertainment on the Square takes on a festival atmosphere with performances by Twinsburg’s Great Expectations Show Choir, Fire and Light Performing Arts, Ohio Burn Unit and even fireworks. The event is free and offers something for the whole family. 

Festive attire and use of holiday lights or glow sticks is encouraged.