VAN WERT - On Nov. 21 at 6:30 The Children's Garden at Smiley Park in Van Wert will magically become the Christmas Garden for the holiday season. Bring the entire family and make this a new Christmas tradition. Don't forget to check out the Candy Cane patch while you are there and pick yourself one while they last.

The garden will be lit nightly from 6 to 11 starting Nov. 21 and running through Jan. 2. There is no charge to visit but donations will be accepted from anyone wishing to help keep the garden lighted during the Christmas season.