Shop Local

Find unique gifts, holiday home décor, or purchase a gift card to a local restaurant, winery, brewery or coffee shop. Find where to shop local in the Youngstown area.

Take a Break

Order carry-out from a local restaurant or have Breakfast with Santa at Piccadilly Parlour.

Don’t let baking be a source of stress this season, order cookies from one of our delicious local bakeries!

Cut your own tree at Pioneer Trails Tree Farm or let them help with curbside pick-up. Fodor Tree Farm also offers a variety of Christmas trees and hand-made wreaths.

Drive-thru fun

Experience the drive-thru light displays at Boardman Park or Joy of Christmas all season long. View all area light displays including home displays.

At-home experiments

Have fun at home, check out OH WOW!’s at-home experiments, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s holiday crafts, or the Public Library’s virtual programs.


The sights and sounds of the holidays through one of the many holiday events happening this month. Check out our events calendar.

Visit Butler Art

Start a new family tradition with a visit to The Butler Institute of American Art to check out their latest exhibits.

Buy Candy

Shop locally for tasty stocking stuffers from favorites like Giannios Candy Co. or Gorant Chocolatier – visit their Factory Store, Boardman or Austintown locations.

Take a Winter Hike

Mill Creek MetroParks offers 45 miles of trails to discover. Check out these 5 winter hiking trails to try in Youngstown.

Show Kindness

When out and about shopping or at home baking, consider those who might need help or a kind word…shop for a neighbor, drop off cookies, write a nice note of appreciation, support a local nonprofit.

Please adhere to CDC Guidelines and observe proper social distancing, and wear a mask.

We suggest you reach out to locations of interest directly in order to obtain information about adjusted business hours/event cancellations.