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Columbiana County

‘Peace on Earth’ Christmas Parade
Join Salem for a parade that starts at Salem Senior High School and runs to Second Street. There will be prizes for “best commercial,” “best religious” and “best nonprofit” categories. Applications are available at the Salem chamber’s website or by calling 330-337-3473.
Salem Senior High School, 1200 E. 6th St., Salem
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

New Waterford Christmas Parade
Meet up at Abundant Life Fellowship and walk down State Route 46. Kids can visit with Santa at the Methodist Church.
46469 State Route 46, New Waterford
Line-up: 3 p.m.
Parade Starts: 4 p.m.
4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Village of Lights! Lisbon Christmas Parade
Join the village and be dazzled by the lights. Register for the parade online by Nov. 26.
McKinley Elementary School, 441 E. Chestnut St., Lisbon
Line-up: 3:45 p.m.
Parade start: 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3

Cookie Walk & Craft Show
Winona United Methodist Church Annual Cookie Walk and Craft Bazar.
32114 Winona Rd, Winona, Ohio
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

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. Thursday–Sunday, Nov. 17–Dec. 4
6–9 p.m. nightly starting Thursday, Dec. 8

Tunes for Toys for Tots
Jacob’s Heart will be collecting new toys and gifts for the children who stay at the Akron Children’s Hospital – Beeghly Boardman Campus over the holidays. Enjoy live music from HayLex and Leo D’Angelo and The Dead Foxes. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.
Birdfish Brewing Company, 140 E. Park Ave., Columbiana
4–9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa
Choose from one of three time slots and enjoy a meal of all the breakfast favorites, such as muffins, French toast sticks, eggs, fruit and more. There will also be activities for the children to participate in, as well as the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Reservations can be made online.
The Vineyards at Pine Lake, 14101 Market St., Columbiana
12–3 p.m Saturday–Sunday, Dec. 10–11

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. 2–3 and 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

Buhl Park Carols and Choirs
Join the community for an evening full of all the favorite carols featuring a handful of local high school choirs. The event made its debut last year and we’re excited to bring it back for another year!
Buhl Park’s Performing Arts Center Outdoor Stage, 715 Hazen Rd., Hermitage
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Tractors and Tinsel
Join the Mercer County Ag Development Council for a drive-through parade. Plan to use the main entrance to the fairgrounds from Route 62 and follow signs that will guide you around the track to see all of the displays featuring agriculture in Mercer County. Admission is free, but canned goods and donations will be accepted and passed on to the food banks serving Mercer County communities.
Great Stoneboro Fairgrounds, 2381 Mercer Rd., Stoneboro
5:30–10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Shenango Twp. tree-lighting ceremony
The township plans to have a tree-lighting ceremony around the ice rink. There will be music, hot chocolate, and the community can decorate the tree.
Shenango Twp. Park
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

Holiday Cookie Marketplace
Enjoy holiday cookie demonstrations, sales, live music, food trucks and more.
Laurel Kitchen Incubator, 200 Sterling Ave., Sharon
9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

Christmas Music Through the Ages
Join the Greenville Area Community Theatre for a free performance of a variety of Christmas tunes ranging from the oldest classics to contemporary favorites. There will be refreshments available from the coffee shop.
Fresh Grounds Coffeehouse, 172 Main St., Greenville
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

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

Mahoning County

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

Letters to Santa
If you’re not sure how to get your letter to Santa, the Austintown branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County can help. Slip your letter in the Santa Mailbox — who knows, Santa might even reply!
600 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown
Nov. 21–Dec. 3

Knitted Hat Ornament workshop
Join the Austintown branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and make a cute ornament of a snowman wearing a knitted hat. Materials will be provided, but registration is required. For youths grades 4–12.
600 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown
6–7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Poland Express at Oh Donut Co.
Decorate cinnamon rolls, and visit with Santa and Buddy the Elf. The event is free and open to the public.
Oh Donut Co., 101 S. Main St., Poland
6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Drive-by Christmas Caroling
Join the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley for an evening of caroling and spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy Christmas music and hot chocolate, and make a donation to the mission in the spirit of giving.
1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown
7–9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29

Canfield Lighting on the Green
Start off the holiday season with a parade and other fun activities. Enjoy performances by students from C.H. Campbell and Hilltop at Canfield Methodist Church and Canfield Christian Church. Visit with Santa at the Township hall, and take a carriage ride around the green. Stop in at the War Vets Museum or the Dispatch Center for tours.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

Annual Austintown Christmas Tree Lighting
Join the community for a night of carols, cookies, cocoa, candy and lights. Santa will arrive from the North Pole on a firetruck. Refreshments are free, but donations to the Wickliffe Circle Christmas Committee are welcomed.
Wickliffe Circle Fire Station, 4102 Mahoning Ave., Austintown
Carols: 6:45 p.m.
Christmas tree lighting: 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1

Youngstown Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Flea on Phelps
Enjoy various activities around Central Square, shop at vendors at the Flea on Phelps. Enjoy yummy treats, drink specials and pictures with Santa, too.
Parade start: 6 p.m.
Christmas tree lighting: 7:15 p.m.
4–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

Hopewell Theatre presents “Child of Glory: A Gospel Nativity”
Written and directed by local actor/director Carla D. Gipson, the Christmas story is brought to life with gospel, hip-hop and traditional music. This family-friendly production brings a contemporary mood to the greatest story ever told. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students, and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the theater at 330-746-5455
Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown
7:30 p.m. Dec. 2–3, 9–10
2 p.m. Dec. 4, 11

Ward Beecher Planetarium’s Let It Snow
At 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17
Ward Beecher Planetarium, 100 Lincoln Ave. in Youngstown, OH
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.

The Alien Who Stole Christmas
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10
Ward Beecher Planetarium, 100 Lincoln Ave. in Youngstown, OH
Enjoy a tour of winter’s evening sky and then join jolly-old Saint Nick and Mr. Freep as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictional inhabitants. 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.

Youngstown Flea – Holiday Flea
Shop from local vendors for the perfect gift.
365 E. Boardman St., Youngstown
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Almost Home Holiday Craft Show
Come check out some local crafters and vendors for the perfect gifts. Food and snacks will be offered, too.
230 S. 12th St., Sebring
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Santa at the Fire Station
Children can visit with Santa, share their Christmas wishlist and receive a treat. Families are welcome to take pictures with Santa and enjoy a tour of the fire station.
229 N. Salem-Warren Rd., North Jackson
10 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Annual American at the Butler Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Join the Butler Institute of American Art for its 51st annual event. The holiday show and sale features one-of-a-kind creations from local artists and artisans. FInd pottery, paintings, prints, glass, decor, jewelry and more, including yummy treats.
524 Wick Ave., Youngstown
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Wreaths for Veterans
The community event begins with a ceremony honoring the veterans who are buried in the cemetery and the branches they served in. Participants are then invited to lay a wreath on the veterans’ graves.
North Jackson Cemetery, N. Salem-Warren Rd. (Route 45), North Jackson
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Lighting of the Village
Join the Poland Junior Women’s Club for festive activities that include holiday carols, cookies and cocoa, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa’s arrival, decorations and more.
Poland Village Hall, 308 S. Main St., Poland
5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Pet Photos with Santa
Presented by EGCC Vet Tech students, bring your furry friend for pictures with Santa. Photos will be emailed to participants. The event costs $5 and is cash only.
4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio
Enter through Door B
10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Antiques, Collectables & Christmas Sale
Angels for Animals will host a sale in honor of the holidays. The sale will feature antiques and collectibles such as textiles, toys, classic and costume jewelry, primitives, artwork, furniture, pottery, decorative, seasonal and Christmas decor.
4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio
Early Bird Sale: Friday, Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. for a $5 entry fee
Regular Entry: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ; Sunday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Community Tree Lighting
Join the community for a tree lighting event at the gazebo. There will be Christmas carols and a visit from Santa. Refreshments will be served.
Jackson Township Administration Building, 10613 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson
6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Family Crafting — Holiday Bag Workshop
Need something to help you carry those holiday packages? Come to Springfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and decorate a cloth bag of your own using stencils and fabric markers.
10418 Main St., New Middletown
4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5

Youngstown Lions Club Annual Christmas Party
The Youngstown Lions Club will host its 100th annual Christmas party for visually impaired and special needs students. Approximately 100 students from the Youngstown City Schools, Leonard Kirtz, Southside Academy, and individuals from Goodwill Industries will be treated to lunch, music and presents from Santa. For more information, contact
Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown
11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6

Christmas of Remembrance
Join the community for a prayer service held at the various cemeteries in the Valley. As families hang ornaments on the Christmas trees in remembrance of their departed loved ones, choirs will sing. All are welcome.
All Souls Cemetery, 3823 Hoagland-Blackstub Rd., Cortland
Resurrection Cemetery, 300 N. Raccoon Rd., Youngstown
Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 248 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown
5–7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6

Holiday Movie Matinee
Join the Campbell branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County for a holiday movie and some snacks. Registration is required.
436 Struthers-Coitsville Rd., Lowellville
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

Winter Thunderland 2022
Check out one of the most rockin’ holiday bashes of the season. Join Westside Bowl for an evening of bowling, beer, pizza and more. Shop through the artist market, and stick around for live music performances featuring Lake Lake, Neighbor Dan, The Rollin’ Rust, Greywalker and more. Proceeds from the raffle and photos with Santa will go to the Rescue Mission of the Valley.
Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown
4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

Pet Photos with the Grinch
Choose from holiday shirts, custom pet ornaments and raffle baskets to raise money for Friends of Fido.
Mahoning County Dog Pound, 1230 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown
12–4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
12–2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11

Breakfast with Santa Claus
Kids can enjoy a pancake, hashbrown, fruit and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus while adults can enjoy a sophisticated meal of homemade quiche, cranberry pineapple salad and orange tea bread. Reservations and tickets are available by calling 330-533-4749.
Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield
10 a.m.–12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11

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

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.

Mesopotamia Christman Historical Event
The Mesopotamia Memorial and Historical Association will have a decorated Christmas tree and wreath sale. There will also be tables of Christmas rummage and Longaberger baskets for sale. This is a cash-and-carry event. Munch on hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, pie and drinks. The historical museum will be open to the public on both days.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Steel Panther Claus & Paws Holiday Party
Join Packard Music Hall for Steel Panther’s metal take on holiday classics. Tickets are available at
1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren
Tuesday, Nov. 29

Robins Theatre presents “The ‘Elf’ Experience”
Buddy himself will be there to bring all of the laughs and the antics he is known for! Come dressed in your favorite elf attire and get your picture taken with Santa and the cast. Enjoy a full presentation of the movie “Elf,” live musical performances and more. All tickets cost $23.50 and are available at the box office, online at or by phone at 234-437-6246.
Robins Theatre, 160 E. Market St., Warren
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

Christmas in the Village
Join the Newton Falls Area Commerce Association and some of your favorite local businesses for a fun evening filled with good cheer, holiday shopping, entertainment and more.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Christmas Parade
Join the Hubbard community as Santa Claus comes to town for a Christmas parade to ring in the holiday season. After the parade, shop around and support some local small businesses. For more information or to participate, call the mayor’s office at 330-534-3090.
Parade lineup: 4 p.m.
Parade start: 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3

Girard Tree Lighting Festival
Enjoy food trucks, music, free arts and crafts, vendors, holiday performances and a parade.
Grass lot across from Farmer’s National Bank, North State Street, Girard
4–5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Weathersfield Christmas Tree Lighting
Embrace the season with a community Christmas tree lighting. There will be a holiday trunk-or-treat, visits with Santa and a non-perishable food collection.
Weathersfield Township Community Park, Mineral Ridge
5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

The Magical Polar Experience
Join Robins Theatre for a fully interactive experience filled with holiday wonder. Come dressed in pajamas and enjoy “The Polar Express” on the big screen, live musical performances, photo opportunities and more. Tickets cost $23.50 and are available at
160 E. Market St., Warren
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Autism Society of Mahoning Valley’s Special Santa event
To accommodate families with special needs, the mall opens two hours early for the sensory-friendly event with Santa. Register online for Special Santa. The sign-up is for 30-minute time blocks so the center court of the mall isn’t too busy at one given time.
Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles
9–11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Christmas in the Village
Join the village for the 40th annual event. Sing carols loud enough and Santa just might appear!
Ohio Avenue, McDonald
6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Pet Portraits with Santa (and Humans, Too)
Get a photo with Santa, benefitting “It’s About Standards” rescue. You’ll receive a flash drive with 10+ photos. There will also be vendors set up for Christmas shopping. The price is $15. Reserve appointments by calling 330-716-3051.
Howland Pet Resort, 8645 E. Market St., Howland
9 a.m. –5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

Hometown Holiday Parade
Sign up for the parade and spread some holiday cheer in downtown Warren. Anyone downtown for Hometown Holidays is a spectator!
180 N. Park Ave., Warren
Parade lineup: 4 p.m.
Parade start: 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10

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