Downtown Sylvania lights recognized!
The “Downtown Sylvania Under the Lights” project was recently recognized with a cover photo on a national publication. A photo of downtown Sylvania’s Christmas lighting project was featured on Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland’s annual Commercial Display catalogue!


The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce completed the project in the fall of 2017. Strings of lights were hung between buildings along Main Street, creating a canopy of year-round bubble lights. In addition, the lights on the trees lining Main Street were replaced with new LED white lights that will stay lit year-round.

Large grapevine globes were hung at Christmas in addition to the bubble lights creating a snow globe-like scene upon entering downtown Sylvania.

Bronner’s chose to highlight downtown Sylvania on the cover of their national catalogue for its ambiance and the unique scene it created. The catalogue is distributed to over 5,500 towns across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam. Downtown Sylvania is the first town in the United States to create this canopy of lights across Main Street.

The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce, led by Executive Director Michelle Sprott and the Chamber’s Board of Directors, fully funded the project to contribute to the vibrancy in downtown. The Sylvania Chamber worked in partnership with the city of Sylvania, JDRM Engineering, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, AA Boos and Lake Erie Electric to complete the project. In addition, the Chamber worked collaboratively with the building owners of JDRM Engineering, The Stansley Group, Unverferth Architecture, Reve Salon and Spa and Sylvan Studios to bring the project to completion as the anchor points for the lights were drilled into the facades of their buildings.

“I was thrilled to see downtown Sylvania on the cover of this catalogue! It was a huge surprise when it came in the mail! I am grateful that the team at Bronner’s – a leader in their industry, chose to feature our beautiful downtown Sylvania as the top project they were part of in 2017. Our goal was to create an ambiance that is unlike any other in Northwest Ohio for people to enjoy when visiting, shopping and dining,” said Michelle Sprott, Executive Director, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information contact the
Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce at
419-882-2135 or visit the website