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

Joy of Christmas Light Display
Harvey S. Firestone Park, 338 E Park Avenue, Columbiana, Ohio
Open nightly Dec. 10-27
For more information, call 330-482-2282 or visit tourcolumbianaohio.com.

Drive-thru live nativity
Columbiana Nazarene Church, 330 N. Elm St., Columbiana Ohio 
From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20
A drive-thru live nativity with a narrated story being told throughout several stations over the radio. A special treat given to everyone that comes. 

Mahoning County

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.

Kwanzaa Celebrations in Youngstown
Saturday, Dec. 26 at 5 p.m.
Virtual Umoja-Unity celebration on Facebook Live, hosted by New Bethel Baptist Church.
All other events are canceled.

Struthers Santa Drive-thru
Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santa and his happy helpers will be driving through Struthers, waving and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Listen for the merry music to know when Santa is getting close.

Struthers Santa Letter Drop-off
Monday, Dec. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mauthe Park
Drop a letter to Santa and get a letter back! (Don’t forget your return address.)

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
Through Dec. 24
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 southernparkmall.com for more information. To make reservations for a digital Santa experience, click here.

Youngstown Flea Holiday Market
365 E. Boardman St., Youngstown
Dec. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Specialty artisan vendors from the local area will be providing handmade, unique gift ideas for the holiday’s. A website page dedicated to the safety precautions being taken, can be found at http://youngstownflea.com/ShopSafe.

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.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra virtual performance
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is having a virtual performance, which will go live at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at thegreenvillesymphony.org.

Letters to Santa
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.

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.

Trumbull County

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 keystonesafari.com.

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 marketing@eastwoodmall.com.

Lakeview Schools Holiday Parade
Friday, Dec. 18 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Lakeview K-8 staff members will be taking part to bring Elf on the Shelf, Cupcake McSnowball and even Santa himself to their students!
Map of parade routes

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 – CANCELED

The Packard Band – Big Band Jingle Bell Swing – CANCELED

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.

TOUR OF LIGHTS DISPLAY

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

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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