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Columbiana County

Joy of Christmas Light Display
Featuring more than 1 million lights in over 80 displays, bring the family to enjoy a festive light display. Afterward, stop by the Gingerbread House and Santa’s Ice Castle for cookies, hot chocolate and food from local nonprofit groups, and grab photos with Santa and the snow princesses. For a detailed list of activities, visit Firestone Park’s page at
Harvey S. Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave., Columbiana
6–9 p.m. nightly starting Thursday, Dec. 8 – 31

Santa is coming to Columbiana Dodge
Christmas Music, Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Pictures With Santa
100 State Route 14, Columbiana
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
December 15

Lawrence County

Holly Jolly Wine Trail
Finish out the year with some Christmas spirit. Enjoy specialty-themed food and drink and more.
1474 State Route 208, Pulaski
3–10 p.m. Fridays
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays
Dec. 2–3, 9–10, 16–17

Cookie Walk
Choose from an assortment of cookies available for sale, as well as different sizes of boxes. Customers pay per pound. Santa will also be available for free visits on both Saturdays.
Apple Castle, 277 State Route 18, New Wilmington
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Fridays–Saturdays
Dec. 16–17

Mercer County

Kraynak’s Santa’s Christmasland
Wander through Santa’s winter wonderland, then browse through and find Christmas gifts, treats, toys and more. Visit Kraynak’s website for more information.
2525 E. State St., Hermitage
9 a.m.–9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sundays

Hot Chocolate Bar
Celebrate National Cocoa Day with a hot chocolate bar and live Christmas carols. Kids and adults are welcome to enjoy the hot chocolate bar with a dozen different toppings to choose from. Adult spiked hot cocoa includes a shot of vodka or coffee liqueur
Webb Winery, 3180 E. State St., Hermitage
4–7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13

Live Bethlehem Nativity Scene
Drive your vehicle through a fire-lit path to see Roman Soldiers patrolling on foot and horseback, shepherds finding their way with their animals, wisemen with their camels, and Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus at the end.
Santa will be in the Safari pavilion, the Grinch will be around the park, and there will be opportunities for animal feeding and interaction, Christmas lights throughout, live ice carving and more.
It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. Tickets are $9 per person for those ages 3 and up. For season pass holders, it is $9 for a group of pass holders (not per person) and $9 per person in the vehicle without a season pass. Tickets are available online here.
Dec. 16-18, the walk-through is from noon to 9 p.m., with festivities beginning at 5 p.m.
Keystone Safari, 2284 Mercer Butler Pike, Grove City, Pa.

Mahoning County

Tour of Lights
Static Display

  • Cole Family Winter Wonderland
    4865 My Way Dr., Canfield, OH
  • Johns Family Christmas Display
    6818 Fairview Rd., Austintown, OH
  • McCoys Christmas Land
    292 Broad St., Struthers, OH
  • Jacobs Christmas Wonderland
    785 Wood Ave., Boardman, OH
  • Ken and Diane Hodges
    3393 East Calla Rd., Poland, OH
  • The Crum Family Display
    15065 Creek Rd., Diamond, OH

Pictures with Santa at the Southern Park Mall
Santa will be at his house in Center Court ready to hear children’s wishes for this Christmas season. Save time this holiday season and reserve your photo time slot in advance. Reserve a time slot online (reservations aren’t available on Dec. 23-24). Walk-ins are also welcome.
Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman, OH
Nov. 18 – Dec. 24

Memories of Christmas Past
Join the Arms Family Museum for a sparkling holiday season. Tour the home and learn about the history.
648 Wick Ave., Youngstown
Saturday, Nov. 19–Dec. 30

Jacob’s Christmas Wonderland
With over 800 Christmas decorations and novelties, over 150 inflatables and more, it might just be one of the best Christmas light displays in Ohio. It’s almost featured on the tv show great Christmas Light Fight. Donations are always welcome.
785 Wood Ave., Boardman
5–11 p.m. daily
Nov. 20–Dec. 27

Let’s Get Lit (Holiday Display)
6,000+ lights synchronized to music, approximately 33 minutes long. The show also features a tribute song to Military families. Tune to 107.3 FM, or music is playing outside.
910 Mathews Rd., Youngstown
Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 6-11 p.m.

Festival of Trees and Winter Nights
Fellows Riverside Gardens hours will be extended Saturdays from Dec. 3-31 until 7 p.m. for guests to experience Winter Nights featuring an outdoor light display highlighting the beauty of winter. Inside the Davis Center, enjoy live music and special appearances on Dec. 3 from Disney character Elsa and on Dec. 17 from The Grinch.
This year, 50 uniquely decorated trees by local nonprofits will bring magic to the Davis Center for all to enjoy. Visitors will also be able to participate in a scavenger hunt and view the beautiful seasonal flowers on display. Plus, stop by to find that perfect gift at the Shop in the Gardens and savor refreshments available for purchase in Kravitz’s Garden Cafe.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Dec. 3-31

Ward Beecher Planetarium’s Let It Snow
A holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show, and no reservations or tickets are needed. All shows are free, but donations are appreciated.
Ward Beecher Planetarium, 100 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown
8 p.m. Dec. 16-17
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa
Come on down with the family for a fun-filled day for the kids. Get photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, decorate cookies, and enjoy activities, brunch and drink specials and more. Reservations are needed, so call 330-951-0070.
The Mocha House, 120 E. Boardman St., Youngstown
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

Mahoning and Shenango Valley Community Hanukkah Celebration
The Hanukkah celebration will feature the Consecration of five students, Hanukkah presentations from the religious school classes, Hanukkah celebration and activities for people of all ages, and traditional holiday food such as latkes, jelly donuts, gelt and more. A special performance by the Harambee dance will also take place.
An evening minyan will complete the celebration at 5:30 p.m.
RSVPs are required and can be made by emailing or by calling (330) 744-5001. You can also register for the program online by visiting
Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m. 
Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom

Luminary Lights
Make a $20 donation in honor of a loved one or furry friend and Angels for Animals will light a luminary in their honor. To purchase a luminary, visit Angels for Animals in person or go to its website. Refreshments will be available for a donation in Andrews Hall. Proceeds will go toward animal care.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22

Pop-up Fundraiser for All About the Pawz & Youngstown Blue Coats
Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave. between Joe Lantz Fitness and Aaron’s
The 6th Annual 1-Day Holiday Small Biz Pop-Up to benefit All About the Pawz Dog Rescue will be held at the Austintown Plaza. There will be 50 raffle baskets to benefit All About The Pawz. In addition, the Blue Coats will be collecting sleeping bags, coats, dry boots, warm gloves, blankets, tents, new socks, and other winter items. More than 40 vendors and local small businesses will be set up inside the former Goodwill location, between Aaron’s and Joe Lantz Fitness. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be on-site for cell phone photo ops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mahoning and Shenango Valley Community Hanukkah Celebration
The event will be in person and will highlight the community’s students. The Hanukkah celebration will feature the Consecration of five students, Hanukkah presentations from the religious school classes, Hanukkah celebration and activities for people of all ages, and traditional holiday food such as latkes, jelly donuts, gelt and more! A performance by the Harambee dance will also take place. An evening minyan will complete the celebration at 5:30 p.m.
RSVPs are required and can be made by emailing or by calling (330) 744-5001. You can also register for the program online by visiting For more information, contact Executive Director, Sarah Wilschek at or (330) 719-8047.
Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m.
1119 Elm Street, Youngstown, OH

New Year’s Eve Party at Penguin City Brewing

The new year is just days away, and Penguin City Beer in downtown Youngstown is preparing for a big New Year’s Eve party. The event will consist of plenty of entertainment and Youngstown food favorites by Kravitz. There will also be two balloon drops that total 2,500 balloons.
The event is $10 to see Del Sinchak perform and $50 if you want to eat from the buffet.
Del Sinchak will provide the polka from 7-10 p.m., then DJ Spruce will take the floor from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Trumbull County

Photos with Santa at the Eastwood Mall
Nov. 12 – Dec. 2: Monday-Friday 12-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Dec. 5 – 24: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
More information online.

12 Days of Merry Mecca Christmas
Starting Dec. 1 through Dec. 18, Mecca Township has lots of events planned, from storytimes and comedy shows to brunches and workshops. For more details on events, visit Mecca Township’s Facebook page.

St. Joseph the Provider School’s Musical Christmas Program
The musical program is under the direction of Mr. Joseph Spurio. All are welcome to attend.
St. Joseph the Provider School, 1145 Turin St., Youngstown, OH (St. Anthony Church complex)
Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Live Nativity
The Live Nativity features live characters and live animals. People can drive through to see the nativity.
Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Hoagland Blackstub Rd., Cortland
4–7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

The Jordan School of Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”
“The Nutcracker” is an 1892 two-act ballet with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The plot is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” To find more information about the Jordan School of Ballet, visit Tickets are available online.
Robins Theatre, 160 E. Market St., Warren
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18

Robins Theatre presents “White Christmas”
The Robins Theatre is proud to present the classic Holiday film “White Christmas.” Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. and cost $7 plus applicable fees. They will be available for purchase at Robins Theatre Box Office or on its website.
160 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23