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

Christmas in Columbiana
Friday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m. – Sunday, November 21 at 4 p.m.
103 S Main St, Columbiana, OH 44408-1382
Start your Christmas shopping early. Take a walk around the beautiful town of Columbiana and visit many shops. 50 vendors and with three floors you will be sure to find a good treasure for yourself or someone you love.

Columbiana Joy of Christmas Lights at Firestone Park
Select nights from 6-9 p.m.:

  • Thursday – Sunday: Nov. 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • Thursday – Sunday: Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • NIGHTLY: Dec. 9 – Dec. 26
    Enjoy over 1 million lights on 80+ displays. Only cash will be accepted at the gate. It will be donations of $10/vehicle, $3/person on motorcoach, or $25/seasonal pass.

East Liverpool Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 4 from 5 p.m-7 p.m..
East 5th Street, East Liverpool, OH, 43920
Line up is at 5 p.m. and parade begins at 6 p.m.

Mahoning County

American Legion Post 737 Tots for Tots Event
At noon December 5
16465 Milton Ave., Lake Milton, OH\
Entry is $10 or a new, unwrapped toy. The event includes a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and food and drinks available for purchase. Lives bands will be there all day. The event is open to those ages 18 and older.

Boardman Park Christmas Lights Display
Starts December 5.

Breakfast with Santa
From 10 a.m. – noon Sundays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19
Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield
The cost is $18.95 per child or $19.95 per adult.
There are also “Tea with Santa” events planned from 1 – 3 p.m. on the same days for the same cost.
Reservations are required, and cameras are welcome. Call 330-533-4749 to make reservations.
A menu is available on the business’s website.

Canfield High School Senior Class Craft Show
Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Dr., Canfield, OH
There will be over 200 vendor spaces. In addition to the homemade crafts, jewelry and baked goods, there will also be a basket auction with over 100 baskets to win!
Parking and admission are free.
Visit the Canfield Schools’ website for more information.

Christmas Market at the Mansion
Friday, December 3, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
3128 Logan Way, Youngstown, OH 44505-2257
Support small local crafters, artisans and other local area businesses while enjoying an Old World Christmas Feel. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be joining us Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No entrance fees & Santa visits are free!

Elegant Christmas Lighting at the Canfield Fairgrounds
Nov. 9, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022
Canfield Fairgrounds
Elegant Christmas Lighting is pleased to bring to the Canfield Fairgrounds and surrounding communities a holiday light extravaganza, The Elegant Illusions Christmas Lights Drive Through. For nine weeks, holiday goers can enjoy thousands of twinkling and illuminated lights and displays over a mile and a half long.
Stop by the Christmas Village for a visit with Santa or the Grinch and take pictures.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

Holiday Flea
A special holiday edition of the Youngstown Flea will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 5 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at its new home at 365 E. Boardman St. For more information and a list of vendors, go to Youngstown Flea’s website.

Holiday Hustle Craft and Vendor Show
Southern Park Mall, Royale Renee’s Event Center (at BW3’s entrance to the mall)
Sat. Nov. 8, Sat. and Sun Nov 27-28, Sunday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 11. All dates are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Holiday gifts, baked goods and handmade holiday items will be available. For more information, contact Lori McDonald, hustleeventpro@gmail.com or at 330-307-6348 (text preferred).

Holiday Sip & Shop to Benefit Rowan’s Memorial Park
Dec. 2 starting at 4 p.m.
Oasis Center For Rehab & Healing, 850 E. Midlothian Blvd. in Youngstown
There will be local vendors for shopping along with a wine and spaghetti dinner for $8 per dinner.
All proceeds from the dinner will go toward Rowan’s Memorial Park.

Jackson Township Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
Happening at the gazebo located at 11613 Mahoning Ave. in North Jackson. Sponsored by Jackson Township Citizens Association.
The Gethsemane Lutheran Church Choir, as well as the Jackson Milton band will be there to play some carols.

New Middletown Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
New Middletown Municipal Building, 10711 Main St.
The Springfield Local Elementary Choir will be singing Christmas carols. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for pictures. Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.

Peace, Love, and Labras
Saturday, Dec. 18 (doors open at 6 p.m., and music begins at 7 p.m.)
2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH
Several bands will perform, including the Labra Brothers, Apostle Jones, Eastwood and Matt Jackson.
Santa will also be there. Bring your families for a picture with Santa in front of a holiday backdrop.
Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 at the door.
100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Austintown chapter of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Visit with Santa at Southern Park Mall
From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. November 19 – December 24
Santa will be at Southern Park and will be available for photos in the Center Court, across from the Youngstown Clothing Company.
Reserve your time slot in advance here. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Read COVID-19 guidelines here.
Pet photos will also be available from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 – Dec. 6. All dogs and cats must be on a leash and people-friendly.

Olde Fashioned Christmas At Lanterman’s Mill
Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit Lanterman’s Mill for Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Guests will see Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional, family-friendly, free admission event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, purchase unique handcrafted gifts, watch the Christmas Story movie on the big screen, a visit with Santa and crafts for the kids to enjoy! Santa will be escorted to the Mill by our very own Mill Creek MetroParks Police at noon on Saturday, November 27. To share the holiday spirit with others, consider bringing a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up local children in need this winter. For more information about the holiday weekend events in the MetroParks, please visit millcreekmetroparks.org.

Western Reserve Joint Fire District’s Drive-Thru Santa event
Poland Fire Station 92 (7619 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Rd.)
From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 4
The Western Reserve Joint Fire District and the Poland Firemen’s Association are hosting their annual holiday celebration event by inviting the community to drive through their engine truck bay for the chance to talk to Santa. Families can come to Poland Fire Station 92 where they will have the chance to not only talk to Santa, but also enter to win gifts from local restaurants, visit with Sparky and Blaze the fire dogs, see the Poland fire
trucks, tower, and engines and enter a 50/50 raffle. Children are encouraged to bring their wish list for Santa
so that he can send them a customized letter before the holiday arrives.
Guests must remain in their vehicles, and the event is by donation. All proceeds will go to Christmas at Our
House, an annual event that provides Christmas to Poland families in need.
More information can be found on the Poland Fire District Facebook page @PolandFireDistrict.

2021 Youngstown Light Up Night & Holiday Market
Friday, December 3, 2021
The City of Youngstown, Youngstown CityScape, and Title Sponsor Premier Bank are excited to present
this year’s Light Up Night, Flea on Phelps, and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm with the Flea on Phelps powered by Platt Insurance. It’s a special edition, outdoor night market on the city’s newest pedestrian path along Phelps Street. There will be entertainment and music on the nearby Commerce Stage sponsored by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. All of this is paired with the City’s amazing, annual Tree Lighting (at approximately 6:15 pm). There will also be drink specials at downtown restaurants and a commemorative mug available at Avalon Downtown, Bistro 1907, Gringo’s, Prima Cucina, The Foundation Lounge, The Mocha House, West 34, and Youngstown Axe. The first 300 Flea shoppers will also be awarded a Spruce commemorative tote bag.

Canfield Village Green Lighting
Friday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is to help raise money for new gazebo in village green in Canfield. Starts at 6:30. Santa arrives at 7.

Lowellville Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Santa`s arrival to the Village of Lowellville will be December 5th. He will cruise around the village on the fire truck at 5:30pm and then will make his way to the gazebo for 6pm for the annual tree lighting. Stick around downtown for some hot cocoa, and a treat bag for the kids. Festivities will all be outdoors this year so dress for the weather!

Mercer County

Buhl Park Christmas Lights Display
The display will be around Lake Julia starting November 19.

Christmasland at Kraynak’s
Christmasland is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk through the displays for free.
Kraynak’s is located at 2525 E. State Street in Hermitage.

Tractors and Tinsel Drive-Thru “Parade”
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Stoneboro Fairgrounds
Admission is a canned food item or a cash donation. All donations will be used in the Mercer County community.

Grove City College Christmas Events

Grove City College is welcoming Yuletide with a week of music, worship and the lighting of the Christmas Star.

  • LAWRENCE COUNTYNov. 29- Carnegie Christmas Concerts: The popular weeklong concert series showcases student musical talent, with performances each day at noon through Dec. 3 in the Colonnade of the Carnegie Alumni Center. 
  • Nov. 30- The College will celebrate Light Up Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the patio of Mary Anderson Pew (MAP) South residence hall.
  • Dec. 3- The third annual “A Musical Christmas at Grove City College,” a concert featuring the Concert Choir, GCC Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Stage Band, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center.
  • Dec. 5- The week wraps up on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Harbison Chapel with a pair of candlelight services to celebrate the savior’s birth more than two millennia ago.

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Wampum Christmas Parade
Sat. Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus will greet children after the parade at Wampum’s gymnasium on Main Street.

Trumbull County

Cortland Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, Nov. 27
The event kicks off Small Business Saturday. The following activities will take place:

  • 3-7 p.m.: Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides through town.
  • 4-6 p.m.: Visit with and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Kids will also receive a special goodie bag during their visit (while supplies last).
  • 6 p.m.: The Tree Lighting takes place in the courtyard area and large parking lot across from Cortland Bank on West Main Street. The community is invited to bring an ornament to hang on the tree.
  • The Cortland Lions Club will be giving out complimentary hot cocoa and assorted cookies. The Lakeview High School choir/band will lead the visitors in caroling during the tree lighting. The Lakeview Teachers Association will be set up with an ornament-making station.

Hartford Police Community Dinner
Saturday, December 18 from 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
Hartford Police and United Methodist Church are providing a free Christmas dinner to all of those in the community who are in need. Santa will also be in attendance. If you would like to attend, contact the Hartford Police Department to sign up to be placed is an allotted time slot.

Niles Christmas Tree Lighting
The Niles Lions Club will be hosting their annual Christmas Tree Lighting on November 29, starting at 6:30 PM, at the Niles Fire Station. Cookies and donuts will be provided as always, Santa will be arriving for the little ones, and we’ll have Miss Niles and Little Miss Niles lighting the Christmas tree! If you are interested in joining the club, please visit the Niles Lions Club Facebook page.

Robins Theatre ‘Magical Polar Experience’
Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.
160 E. Market St., Warren
The “fully interactive” experience will include a showing of the film “The Polar Express,” live musical performances, dancers and ballerinas, “Northern Lights,” a visit to the North Pole, a visit from Santa Claus and photo opportunities. Tickets are $22.50 at www.robinstheatre.com and at the Robins Theatre Box Office.

TCTC Adult Training Center Holiday Express Drive-Thru
Thursday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
TCTC Adult Training Center parking lot, 528 Educational Highway
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday, TCTC will be kicking off the holiday season. Bring your family to experience the joy of the season comfortably from your own vehicle by driving through the Holiday Express. Enjoy candy, trinkets, cocoa and cookies.

Visit with Santa at the Eastwood Mall
Santa arrives at the mall on Saturday, Nov. 13. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be several events in Center Court, including coloring for the kids, music by DJ Damon and the Ballet Western Reserve’s performance from The Nutcracker.

Liberty Christmas Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
At the Liberty Township Gazebo. Liberty Choir will perform.

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