Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Show
Open Every Day from December 7-26, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, 330-482-2282
Enjoy this drive-through holiday light display with the entire family. View one million holiday lights in 75 animated light scenes, stroll through the Gingerbread House and view hundreds of homemade gingerbread house displays. Stop by Santa’s Ice Castle for Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and food, live holiday music, crafts, face-painting, and Pictures with Santa! NEW for 2017: Music in the Air, and Dancing Lighted Christmas Trees on Mirror Lake! $10 donation per vehicle requested at admission.

10th Annual Memories of Christmas Past
Through January 7, Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm, extended hours on Thursdays until 7:00pm
(closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave, Youngstown, 330-743-2589
Youngstown’s newest family tradition delights generations young and old, with breath-taking vignettes featuring vintage Christmas decor from the 1800s through the 1960s. Prepare to revisit the best memories from your childhood. Exquisitely arranged in detailed, eye-catching, colorful vignettes, the vintage decor on display includes toys, trains, ornaments, lights, dolls, furniture, trees, and more. For the 10th anniversary of Memories of Christmas Past, the museum’s holiday exhibit designer Anthony Worrellia plans to bring back a “best of” the past nine years. 

Winter Celebration: Toyland – Fellows Riverside Gardens
Through December 31, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00am-5:00pm (closed Mondays)
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 330-740-7116
Bring the family to “come play!” as you discover Toyland in the Davis Center. Show your kids favorite games and toys from your past as you wander amongst giant game pieces, ten-foot toy soldiers, and more. Plus, enjoy the annual holiday tree walk, scavenger hunt, and of course, the seasonal blooms. During Saturdays in December, Winter Celebration is open late until 7 pm to experience the outdoor light display.

Dove Tale – Dinner Theater
December 8, & 9, 12:00pm & 7:00pm; and December 10, 7:00pm
Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 E. State Route 14, Columbiana, 330-482-5050
A touching Christmas story with music unlike any other, as you go into the hearts and minds of Joseph, Mary and the Angel Gabriel as they await the birth of the blessed baby Jesus. A Ted and Company favorite! Overnight packages are available.

Disney on Ice Presents: Dream Big
Friday, December 8, 7:00pm; Saturday, December 9, 11:00am, 3:00pm, & 7:00pm; and Sunday, December 10, 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front Street, Youngstown
Disney On Ice returns to Youngstown and reminds us all to Dream Big!

Kennsington Toys for Tots Toy Drive
Through December 8, between 10:00am and 6:00pm daily
Kennsington Golf Club Pro Shop, 4171 Westford Place, Canfield
Kennsington Golf Club & Grille will collect new, unwrapped toys to give to Mahoning Valley children who would otherwise go without this holiday season. In addition, anyone who donates a toy will receive a certificate for 9 holes of golf at Kennsington Golf Club, courtesy of the course.

A Christmas Carol – The Youngstown Playhouse
December 8, & 9, 7:30pm and December 10, 2:30pm
The Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown, 330-788-8739
Youth Theater presents Charles Dickens’ immortal holiday tale adapted for the stage.

It’s A Wonderful Life, the Musical – The Hopewell Theatre 
December 8, & 9 at 7:30pm; and December 10 at 2:00pm
The Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, 330-746-5455
The Hopewell Theatre (formerly The Victorian Players) presents this holiday classic.

Let It Snow – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, December 8, 15, & 22, 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 9, 16, & 23, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
A NEW holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 9, 9:00am AND 11:30am
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown
Celebrate the season as you enjoy a delicious kid-friendly breakfast by Inspired Catering by Kravitz with Santa Claus! Santa will be available to pose with you and your family for photographs throughout the event while children can participate in family-holiday inspired activities! Space is limited. Please call Fellows Riverside Gardens (330-740-7116) to make reservations. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. All participants, including children younger than 2 must be pre-registered. $15 ages 12 and older; $10 ages 2 -11, under 2 free.

Christmas on the Farm – White House Fruit Farm
Saturday, December 9, 11:00am-3:00pm
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Rd., Canfield, 330-533-4161
Experience the season on the farm. Santa will bring his reindeer and sleigh. We will have samples, crafts to make, great photo options and plenty of food gift items available.

History of Santa Claus
Saturday, December 9, 12:00pm
Carriage House – Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave, Youngstown, 330-743-2589
The
Mahoning Valley Historical Society welcomes Dr. George Johnson this for a lecture on the History of Santa Claus. Dr. Johnson, who has been collecting antique Christmas decorations for over 30 years, will speak in the Carriage House behind the Arms Family Museum. The lecture is part of Memories of Christmas Past and is included with regular museum admission.

Winter Celebration Nights

Saturdays, December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 5:00-7:00pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown
During Saturdays in December, Winter Celebration at Fellows Riverside Gardens is open late until 7 pm. Experience the outdoor light display, near the Davis Center, and the Toy Workshop and Reindeer Games. Plus, find that perfect gift at the Shop in the Gardens and savor refreshments available for purchase in the Garden Café.


Chords of Christmas

Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm
Ford Family Recital Hall at DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-0264
Northeast Ohio’s Rock-n-Roll Christmas experience performing the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and an original story. It’s a show for everyone.

Breakfast with Santa Claus – Piccadilly Parlour
Sundays, December 10, & 17, 9:00am-11:00am
Piccadilly Parlour, 114 South Broad Street, Canfield, 330-533-4749
$16.95 per child – choice of chocolate chip pancakes or French Toast Sticks, cheesy hashbrowns, 2 sausage links, and fresh fruit on the side. Choice of beverage. $17.95 per adult – our homemade quiche, cranberry pineapple salad, 2 sausage links, and cheesy hashbrowns, served with orange tea bread. Beverage included. Reservation required – cameras welcomed.

Tea with Santa – Piccadilly Parlour
Sundays, December 10, & 17, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Piccadilly Parlour, 114 South Broad Street, Canfield, 330-533-4749
$16.95 per child – includes chicken nuggets, mini cheese pizza, PBJs, mini corn dogs, fresh fruit on the side, and sweets served tea party style. Beverage included. $17.95 per adult – a medley of miniature tea sandwiches such as traditional cucumber, walnut cream cheese wedges, egg & chive, chicken and tuna salad, our homemade quiche slivers, and cranberry pineapple salad. Delightful sweets and beverage included. Reservation required – cameras welcomed.

Fireside Dinner & Luncheon – Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa
Luncheon: Tuesday, December 12, 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Friday, December 15, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa, 385 West Ohio Avenue, Sebring, 330-938-0423
Tour the mansion and enjoy lunch or dinner at this special holiday opportunity. Reservations are required by calling 330-938-0423. Overnight accommodations available – Winter Weekend Packages include two night suite, dinner events both nights, breakfast & more.

Behind the Ropes Tour – Memories of Christmas Past
Tuesday, December 12, 5:00pm
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave, Youngstown, 330-743-2589
Behind the Scenes Exhibit Tour & Talk with Anthony Worrellia. $12 MVHS Members; $15 Nonmembers. Call 330-743-2589 to reserve a spot.

Sip N’ Science: Ugly Sweater
Wednesday, December 13, 5:00pm-7:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Bring your own shirt or sweater to transform into an ugly sweater, all while learning about the science behind fashion! Ages 5 and up. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

1940’s Radio Hour – Broadway Musical
Friday, December 15, 12:00pm; and Saturday, December 16, 7:00pm
Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 E. State Route 14, Columbiana, 330-482-5050
Live production by a talented all-senior local cast directed by Erich Offenburg of Columbiana Ohio’s popular Crown Theater Productions and produced by the Dutch Village Inn. Full of 1940’s music, dancing and old-time sound effects portraying the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade of music on fictional New York Radio station WOV in December of 1942.

Miracle On Easy Street
Friday, December 15, 7:30pm; Saturday, December 16, 2:30pm and 7:30pm; and Sunday, December 17, 2:30pm.
DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, For tickets, call Easy Street Productions at 330-743-8555
Youngstown’s original Christmas Spectacular is back for it’s 29th consecutive year, Miracle on Easy Street. New York may have Radio City Music Hall and the Rockettes, but Youngstown has Powers Auditorium and Easy Street Productions! Join Easy Street co-founders Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock with over 100 singers, dancers, and little rascals for the annual extravaganza that has become a family holiday tradition in Youngstown!

Lunch With Santa – Austintown Bounce
Saturday, December 16, 11:00am-1:00pm
Austintown Bounce, 4317 Kirk Rd, Austintown, 330-793-5867
Admission is $7 per child and includes hot dog, small fountain drink, snow globe and unlimited play on inflatables. Santa will arrive at 11:30am and will be available for individual visits & pictures until 12:30pm. Photos by Doithere On-Site Photography are optional and will be available for an additional charge. Their prices are very reasonable and the price list is posted on our event page. We will also have some fun holiday games and prizes. No coupons or passes will be accepted.

Make! Gingerbread Edition – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, December 16, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Help us stock the OH WOW! Gingerbread Garage as we make and test our own Gingerbread machines. All ages with adult supervision: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Ornament Making Workshop
Saturday, December 16, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave, Youngstown, 330-743-2589
Fun Christmas crafts for all ages! Included with museum admission to Memories of Christmas Past.

Model & Toy Train Workshop
Sunday, December 17, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave, Youngstown, 330-743-2589
Join members of the Youngstown Model Railroad Association for a model and toy train set up in the Carriage House behind the Arms Family Museum. Included with museum admission to Memories of Christmas Past.

Fireside Dinner with Cahal Dunne – Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa
Saturday, December 16, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa, 385 West Ohio Avenue, Sebring, 330-938-0423
Enjoy dinner at the Mansion at this special holiday opportunity with Cahal Dunne, a composer, pianist, comedian, storyteller, and television personality. His style is rich and deep, reflecting the many strands in his distinguished career. Sit back and enjoy this entertainer extraordinaire. Reservations are required by calling 330-938-0423. Overnight accommodations available – Winter Weekend Packages include two night suite, dinner events both nights, breakfast & more.

Gingerbread House Holiday Program – Poland Library
Tuesday, December 19, 6:30pm
Poland Library, 311 S Main St, Poland
Sip hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music while you build and decorate a miniature gingerbread house using graham crackers, icing, gumdrops and more. For children of all ages; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636, or register at the Poland Library. For school-age children.

Cookies for Santa
Wednesday, December 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Community Center – Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-726-8107
Love making cookies with the kids but hate the mess and the clean-up? Come to Boardman Park and spend the evening baking with your child. Children will enjoy making cut-out cookies, holiday waffles, decorating their masterpieces, crafts and much more. This is ooey-gooey fun for all!! Tickets can be purchased in the Park Office or online. Ticket prices: $3.00 per person Boardman Resident/$4.00 per person Non-Resident.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Thursday, December 21, 7:30pm
Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 330-259-0555
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their extensive repertoire as well as Christmas favorites to Stambaugh Auditorium.

First Night Youngstown
Sunday, December 31, 4:00pm-midnight
Downtown Youngstown
Join in this family-friendly evening to ring in 2018 at a variety of venues in the downtown Youngstown area. For more information call 330-744-9966 or visit their website for the latest news and schedule information.