The Best Holiday Events in Youngstown!

The Best Holiday Events in Youngstown!

The holiday season is here and with it comes countless holiday traditions and events! From holiday lights to performances there is no shortage of seasonal festivities in Mahoning County. Here are some of the best holiday events in the area to check out in the next couple of weeks!


Joy of Christmas Light DisplayJoy of Christmas Holiday Light Display
November 15-December 8, Thursdays through Sundays, 6:00-9:00pm, Open Every Night from December 12-26, 6:00-9:00pm
Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave, Columbiana

Come enjoy 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 food, entertainment, crafts and Santa! $10 donation per vehicle requested.


Memories of Christmas Past
November 23 – January 5, 2020, Tuesdays-Sundays, 12:00-4:00pm; until 7:00pm on Thursdays (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day)
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown

The Arms Family Museum is sparkling for the holiday season! Memories of Christmas Past, the annual holiday spectacular, is in its 12th year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms. The theme for 2019 is By the Fireside. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled to the brim with rare, one-of-a-kind, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, and toys.


Lanterman's MillOlde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill
November 30 & December 1, 11:00am-5:00pm
Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown

Enjoy the traditional holiday atmosphere at Lanterman’s Mill. Fire-roasted chestnuts, artisans demonstrating crafts, unique handcrafted gifts for sale, and festive entertainment will lift your spirits. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter.


Winter Celebration The Magical WoodsWinter Celebration: The Magical Woods
November 30-December 29, 10:00am-5:00pm (Closed Mondays & Christmas Day)
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown

Come visit a magical land of gnomes and fairy families throughout the Davis Center lobby, and discover other mythical creatures in The Enchanted Hollow. Plus, enjoy the annual holiday tree walk, scavenger hunt, and seasonal flowers.


Winter NightsWinter Nights – Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturdays, November 30; December 7, 14, 21, & 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown

Experience the outdoor light display and the Unicorn Games and crafts. Plus, find that perfect gift at the Shop in the Gardens and savor refreshments available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.


Holiday Craft Show & Tuba ChristmasHoliday Craft Show and Tuba Christmas
Sunday, December 1, 11:00am
Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown

Stambaugh Auditorium’s Holiday Craft Show will return as part of the 46th annual Tuba Christmas Concert. The 2:00pm concert features local tuba players joining together to perform a variety of Christmas classics. The Craft Show will feature local artisans and crafters before and after the concert.


Santa's Winter BarnSanta’s Winter Barn
Sunday, December 1, 11:00am-2:00pm
MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield

Santa is getting ready for the big day but has agreed to bring some of his animals from around the world for a visit. Great photo opportunity to sit in Santa’s sleigh and see a reindeer. Event is held in the Barn so dress for the weather.


Youngstown Holiday Parade and Tree LightingYoungstown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Central Square, Downtown Youngstown

Festivities begin throughout downtown at 4:00pm. The parade will commence at 6:00pm. The route will begin on E. Federal Street near Champion and will finish on W. Federal Street at Symphony Place. The tree lighting will take place immediately following the parade (approximately 7:30pm), followed by pictures with Santa.


Butler Craft Show49th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, December 8, 10:00am-4:00pm
Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown

This juried show features visual artists and craftspeople showcasing the best of their work. Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the beautiful surrounds of The Butler.


Miracle on Easy StreetMiracle on Easy Street
December 13 & 14, 7:30pm and December 14 & 15, 2:30pm
Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown

Youngstown’s original Christmas Spectacular is back for its 31st consecutive year. Join Easy Street Productions 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!


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