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Holiday events 2018

A list of holiday events from around the Valley

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Events are in order of dates/times.

Santa's Christmas Land at Kraynak's
Sept. 10 through Dec. 31
Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kraynak's (2525 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa.)
Santa will visit starting Nov. 9 until Christmas Eve
Visit the 300-foot indoor avenue filled with Christmas scenes, trees, lights and life-like characters
For more information, visit the Kraynak's website

Hermitage Holiday Light Parade
Nov. 17
The Merry Christmas Mile begins at 5:50 p.m. at Kerrwood Drive near the plaza
The parade begins at 6 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and Kerrwood Drive
For more information on how to participate in either the race or parade, visit the event's Facebook page

Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m.
St. Patrick Church, downstairs hall (367 N. Main St., Hubbard)
All are welcome
For more information, call Fr. Michael Swierz at 330-534-1928 or email at mswierz@youngstowndiocese.org

Fowler Community Christmas Walk
Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Downtown Fowler
Shop Small Business Saturday while enjoying music, food, a visit from Santa and more
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

Gingerbread Walk
Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cortland
Eleven local shops are participating in the walk, along with pop-up shops in-between. The first person to visit all the shops will win a prize. Each shop will have special holiday sales and giveaways. There will also be a gingerbread contest and craft show at the Cortland Christian Church.
For the official route with participating shops and gingerbread contest application, visit the event's Facebook page

Small Business Saturday Holiday Extravaganza
Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Downtown Sharon
Prizes, selfies with Santa, sleigh rides, carolers and more
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

Leetonia Christmas Light Up Night
Nov. 24, 5-8 p.m.
Along Main Street downtown (between Chestnut and Walnut streets)
Local businesses will run specials, refreshments and cookies will be offered
Santa will arrive at 5:15 p.m. and the lights will be turned on at 6 p.m.

Columbiana Joy of Christmas Light Show, Hayride and Petting Zoo
Nov. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Firestone Park (338 E. Park Ave., Columbiana)
Hayride is $5 per person and includes the petting zoo, drive-thru light show is $10 per car
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

Christmas on the Farm
Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Molnar Farms (3115 E. Western Reserve Rd., Poland)
Over two dozen vendors featuring unique handmade items
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

Youngstown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 30, 4-8 p.m.
Downtown Youngstown
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and pictures with Santa
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

65th Annual Community Sing and Holiday Dance Showcase
Dec. 1, 4-5:30 p.m.
Sharpsville High School (301 Blue Devil Way)
Enjoy dance performances by Buhl Club dance students, musical performances, raffle baskets and a visit from Santa
Adults $5, children 3-18 $3 and children two and under are free
Purchase tickets in the Buhl Community Recreation Center Business Office

Weathersfield Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1, 5:45 p.m.
Hot cocoa, Christmas carols, live nativity, a visit from Santa

East Liverpool Annual Christmas Parade & Light Up Night
Dec. 1, parade begins at 6 p.m. followed by Light Up Night events
Consider donating to "Fill A Truck" (non-perishable foods, new toys and new clothing) for The Salvation Army

New Middletown Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Municipal building (10711 Main St.)
Elementary school choir performing, Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments and more

Great Russian Nutcracker, presented by the Moscow Ballet
Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m.
DeYor Performing Arts Center (260 W. Federal St., Youngstown)
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the DeYor Performing Arts Center's website

Christmas in the Square
Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m.
Courthouse Square in downtown Warren (161 High St. NW, Warren)
Free and open to the public
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Western Reserve
Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. & Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 5th Ave., Youngstown)
For more information and to buy tickets, visit Stambaugh's website

Journey to Bethlehem Living Nativity at Disciples Christian Church
Dec. 9, 1-3 p.m.
565 Boardman Canfield Rd., Boardman
Live animals, including camel. Crafts, cookies, hot chocolate. Photo spot -- so bring your camera!
Free family event. Handicap accessible. Tours run approximately every 15 minutes.

Toys for Tots sponsored by the American Legion Post 737
Dec. 11, 1 to 8 p.m.
16465 Milton Ave., Lake Milton
U.S. Marines will be on site for the fundraiser. Admission cost is $5 or a new, unwrapped children's toy. Live entertainment, 50/50, Chinese auction, door prizes, cash bar and food. Adults only.

Miracle on Easy Street, presented by Easy Street Productions
Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
DeYor Performing Arts Center (260 W. Federal St., Youngstown)
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the DeYor Performing Arts Center's website

Breakfast with Santa at The Vineyards at Pine Lake
Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
14101 Market St., Columbiana
Kid-friendly activities, Christmas music and, of course, Santa Claus!
Purchase tickets and make reservations at The Vineyards at Pine Lake's website


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