Holiday events in the Valley

Holiday Events

A list of holiday events from around the Valley

Christmas Holiday Events

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Columbiana County

A Very Columbiana County Christmas — CANCELED

Columbiana Holiday Drive-In Double Feature
On Saturday, Dec. 5, “Nightmare Before Christmas ” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will play at the Firestone Farms Drive-in Lot located on the gravel behind the Harvey House. Cost is $10 per car, or $15 for both movies. The first movie starts at 5:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m. The second movie starts at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 7:30 p.m., unless you stayed for the double feature.
Bring a new toy for the toy drive and get entered into a raffle for prizes. Receive one ticket per toy.
Refreshments will be available.
Decorate your car to earn the “Griswold” award and prizes.
Purchase tickets at the gate or watch for online ticket sales later this week.

Joy of Christmas Light Display
Harvey S. Firestone Park, 338 E Park Avenue, Columbiana, Ohio
Thursday through Sunday, starting Nov. 19 – Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m. Open nightly Dec. 10-27
For more information, call 330-482-2282 or visit

Lisbon Christmas Drive-thru Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5 starting at 5 p.m.
Columbiana County Fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon
The floats will stay in place while spectators drive through. Thirty floats are participating and Santa will be there, too!

Mahoning County

Austintown Tree Lighting
Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The Wickliffe Tree Lighting will not be held in-person this year. It will be streamed live on the Austintown Trustees Facebook page.

Breakfast with Santa Claus
Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tearoom, 114 S Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio
Sundays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon
Breakfast with Santa Claus is $17.95 per child and includes a choice of chocolate chip pancakes or waffles, cheesy hashbrowns, 2 sausage links and fresh fruit served on the side. It’s $18.95 per adult and includes homemade quiche, cranberry pineapple salad, 2 sausage links and cheesy hashbrowns, served with orange tea bread. Beverages are included.

Chillin’ in a Winter Wonderland: An Evening of Seasonal Jazz and Pop Tunes
Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
The YSU Department of Theatre of Dance will present the cabaret-style event virtually this year. YSU welcomes viewers to tune in from their homes for free for a night of your favorite seasonal music. It will be available on YouTube. For more information, call the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.

Christmas on the Farm
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 State Route 62, Canfield, Ohio
Dec. 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Santa will be on the farm for a photo opportunity. There will be horse-drawn rides and the Winter Gift Barn will be open for shopping.

Drive-thru Nativity
Poland United Methodist Church
1940 Boardman-Poland Rd., Poland
Dec. 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Live characters and animals will be on display

Drive-Thru Visit with Santa
Station 92, 7619 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, Poland, Ohio
Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Poland Fireman’s Association is making sure everyone can still see Santa this year while social distancing.

Festival of the Trees at the Southern Park Mall
Every Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27 – Dec. 13
The event will be open Fridays from 4-7 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Festival of Trees supports the MCC Relay For Life and will continue this year in a reimagined way, keeping safety and social distancing in mind.
Tickets can be purchased in person, or online.

Jim Brickman – Comfort & Joy at Home
Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman is hosting a virtual concert tour this holiday season. A portion of each ticket purchased to this live event will benefit Stambaugh Auditorium. For tickets and more information, visit Stambaugh Auditorium’s website.

Kwanzaa Celebrations in Youngstown
Everything is canceled. Instead, families are encouraged to celebrate together in their homes.

Steel Town Studios and Friends Christmas Market
From noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13
Concept Studio, 217 W. Federal St., Youngstown, OH 44503
Featuring area artists Bob Barko Jr., Jody Cercone, Will Duck Jr., Megan Factor, Mary Ann O’Leary and Daniel Rauschenbach.
Admission is free, though the number of people admitted into the venue at one time will be limited. Face coverings are required.

Tea with Anna and Elsa
Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tearoom, 114 S Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio
Dec. 26 from 4-6 p.m., Dec. 27 from noon – 2 p.m., Jan. 2 from 4-6 p.m. and Jan. 3 from noon – 2 p.m.
$18.95 per child and includes chicken nuggets, mini cheese pizza, PBJs, mini corn dogs, fresh fruit on the side and sweets served tea party style. $19.95 per adult includes a medley of miniature tea sandwiches such as traditional cucumber, walnut cream cheese wedges, egg & chive, chicken and tuna salad, homemade quiche slivers, and cranberry pineapple salad. Delightful sweets and beverages are included.

Tea with Santa Claus
Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tearoom, 114 S Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio
Sundays, Dec. 6 through Dec. 20 from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23 from 6-8 p.m.
Tea with Santa is $18.95 per child and includes chicken nuggets, mini cheese pizza, PBJs, mini corn dogs, fresh fruit on the side and sweets served tea party style. $19.95 per adult includes a medley of miniature tea sandwiches such as traditional cucumber, walnut cream cheese wedges, egg & chive, chicken and tuna salad, homemade quiche slivers and cranberry pineapple salad. Delightful sweets and beverages are included.

The Tyler Holiday Story This event has been postponed until further notice. The Tyler History Center is closed due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St. Youngstown, Ohio
Fridays through Sundays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 20, and Dec 21-23 from noon to 4 p.m.
Guests can shop for new and vintage holiday merchandise in the Thomas Ballroom, on the second floor of the Tyler History Center.

Visit with Santa at Southern Park Mall
Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St, Youngstown, Ohio
Nov. 27 through Dec. 24 (excluding Nov. 30 through Dec. 2)
Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guests can visit with Santa while maintaining a physical distance. Masks are required. Visit for more information. To make reservations for a digital Santa experience, click here.

Winter Gift Barn
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 State Route 62, Canfield, Ohio
Open Friday through Monday between Nov. 6 and Dec. 13
Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy holiday shopping at the annual Gift Barn and a warm beverage from the Coze Coffee Bar.

Mercer County

Christmas at Kraynak’s
2525 E State St, Hermitage, Pa.
Now through Dec. 31
Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Santa’s Christmasland” is a 300-foot, indoor starlight avenue of uniquely designed artificial Christmas trees. Each tree has a specific theme that is enhanced and complemented by surrounding scenery and a cast of lifelike, animated characters.
This year, Santa will be at the Garden Center starting Nov. 13. Santa will be there Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Children will be sitting on a bench in front of plexiglass. They will not be sitting on Santa’s lap.
Masks and social distancing are required.

Christmas in the Park
Grove City Memorial Park, 500 Memorial Drive, Grove City, Pa.
Black Friday through Jan. 2, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Enjoy drive-through light displays from area businesses.

Letters to Santa
Starting Small Business, the Olympic Fun Center in Hermitage will be offering a Santa experience for every child, free of charge. Kids will be able to see the 10-foot inflatable Santa and pose for pictures with him. The Fun Center will also have a mailbox set for letters to Santa, and those who write letters will receive a response from Santa.
One lucky child will have their letter drawn to win a $25 gift card.
The Olympic Fun Center is located at 4070 E. State St. in Hermitage.

Drive-thru Santa on the Square
Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Mercer County Courthouse, 120 S. Diamond St., Mercer
Lift your spirits! Come see and greet Santa from the cozy comfort of your car. There will be treat bags available at the chamber office while supplies last. Visit the merchants’ window displays. All volunteers will be social distancing and wearing masks. If you are interested in decorating or donating a tree, contact the Mercer Chamber. The tree lighting will be at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Shenango Valley Shop Around Holiday Giveaway
Nov. 28 – Dec. 23
The Shenango Valley Shop Around is a holiday giveaway event that invites the business community to provide a giveaway of some kind – gift card, gift basket, etc – in their place of business. Any business can participate. Winners will be drawn Dec. 23.
More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

Shenango Valley Chamber’s Holiday Luncheon
Dec. 10
The chamber will host its inaugural Holiday Luncheon with music provided virtually by the Shenango Valley Chorale. The $30 ticket price includes a link to a Shenango Valley Chorale video featuring holiday music; a local restaurant gift card valued at $15 and a holiday gift bag with PPE items and a Daffin’s Candy bar, among other items.
Guests are also invited to drop off toys at the chamber to be donated to Toys For Tots via Morris Chiropractic in Hermitage who are hosting a drive.
Those interested in participating in the luncheon can contact the chamber office at 724-981-5880 or email for ticket information. Individual tickets are $30 or a group of 8 for $200.

Trumbull County

Drive-thru Visit with Santa
Dec. 12 from 1-4 p.m.
Vienna Fire Dept., 833 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd NE, Vienna, Ohio

Christmas Market at Woodland Cellars
Woodland Cellars Mansion, 3128 Logan Way, Liberty, Ohio
Dec. 4 from 5-9 p.m., and Dec. 5-6 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Celebrate the season with crafters, artisans, baked goods, wine and more. There will be a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visit their Facebook for more information.

Christmas Market at the Mansion on Logan Way
3128 Logan Way, Youngstown, Ohio
Dec. 4 from 5-9 p.m., Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with crafters, artisans, baked goods, food trucks, mulled Wine, Hot Cider and so much more! Plus special visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Woodland Cellars.

Christmas on the Square in Warren: CANCELED
The square will still be lit up, but all activities are canceled.

Festival of Trees
Tuesdays through Fridays in December from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum, 40 S. Main St., Niles
This Christmas display includes trees decorated by various groups across the Valley. COVID-19 guidelines will be in place.

Keystone Safari holiday lights and drive-thru nativity
Keystone Safari in Grove City will be open for select evening hours, beginning Friday, Nov. 20.
The park’s walk-thru zoo area has been decorated with holiday lights. Guests can meet the park’s reindeer and say hello to Santa while visiting other animals in the park.
Renowned ice sculptor, Richard Bubin, will be on site each day, Friday through Sunday, for animal-themed ice-carving demonstrations in an open-air pavilion at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.
There will be no carriage or camel rides due to COVID-19. The park has, however, added a drive-thru Bethlehem nativity utilizing a 15-acre area of the park’s drive-thru safari section.
The park is just 1.5 miles from the I-79 Grove City exit. Use the main entrance for the walk-thru park and holiday lights or just 1/8-mile further south is the drive-thru entrance.
Rates will be discounted to $12 per person ages 3 and up for the walk-thru and $8 per person for the drive-thru or $17 for a combo ticket to visit both.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit

Holiday Performances and Gift Wrapping
Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, Ohio
Nov. 27 through Dec. 24, times vary
For more information, contact 330-652-6980 or

Nutcracker Drive-In
Eastwood Field Parking Area, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles, Ohio
Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
Tickets will be $45 per car and can be purchased here.

The Packard Band – Christmas Band Concert
W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio
Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.
Admission price is free.

The Packard Band – Big Band Jingle Bell Swing
W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio
Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.
Admission price is free.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave., Warren, Ohio
Dec. 12, from noon-6 p.m. and Dec. 13, from 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Admission price is $6 per child.
Call 330-360-0901 to reserve a specific time for your child/children’s visit with Mrs. Claus.

Trees in the Gallery
Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio
Nov. 14 through Jan. 9
Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m., Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the curated walk-through marketplace with more than 30 tree displays while visiting the TAG Gift Shop. There’s also a chance to win a fully-decorated Christmas tree.

Visit with Santa
Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, Ohio
Available daily through Dec. 24
Families can visit Santa Claus in his safe, acrylic booth, which is sanitized after every visit. Eastwood Mall is using a large acrylic shield placed between visitors and Santa. That way, kids can visit and take pictures with him while still social distancing. No one will be allowed to sit on Santa’s lap. To schedule a visit, click here.

The Autism Society is also sponsoring a special visit by Santa at the Eastwood Mall on Dec. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. It’s set up to support the sensory, physical or other development needs of children with all abilities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be practiced and the visit will be in scheduled 15-minute increments. There will be an acrylic wall between Santa and visitors, allowing for safety and a great photo op.



Cole Family Winter Wonderland – 351 Shadydale Dr., Canfield (roll down windows for music)
Canfield Christmas Lights – 333 Fairfield Ave., Canfield (Tune to 107.7)
Dr. Musser’s Winder Wonderland – 3946 Montereale Dr., Canfield (107.7)
North Aspen Christmas Display – 4720 North Aspen Ct., Canfield (107.7)
John’s Family Christmas Display – 6818 Fairview Rd., Austintown
Christmas at the Crossroads – 251 Forest Hill Dr., Austintown
Christmas Austintown, 3810 Dunbar St., Austintown (Tune to 89.5)
Boardman Park Holiday Lights – 375 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman (Tune in to 88.9)
McCoy’s Christmas Land – 292 Broad St., Struthers
Kinser Family Lights – 4762 Beechwood Ave., Paris (Tune to 88.1)
Old 344 Christmas Lights – 38164 Old Rt. 344, Leetonia (Tune to 107.7)
SMC Holiday Light Display – 4121 Porter Rd., Rootstown (Tune to 90.5)
Bright Lights on Bramblebush – 1639 Bramblebush St. NW, Massilon (Tune to 102.7)
Igo’s Griswold Light Show – 9093 12th St., North Benton (Tune to 107.9)
Worona Family House Dispaly – 6735 Sodom-Hutchings Rd., Girard (Tune to 88.1)

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