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With so many incredible Holiday-themed events and attractions around Southwestern PA and Ohio, it’s no wonder why this area is a great place to celebrate the season.  Here is our shortlist of a few local attractions guaranteed to put you in the Christmas Spirit

 

Pittsburgh & Surrounding Areas

 

Wintergarden @ PPG Place

If you haven’t been to the Wintergarden, the exhibit runs from late November to Early January every year.  This bright and open, all-glass environment hosts the annual Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House exhibits, not to mention expertly decorated winter plants and trees. For more information and hours of operation, please visit: http://www.ppgplace.com/directory/wintergarden/

 

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

This magnificent event can be found at the Big Butler Fairgrounds.  Shadrack’s provides a show like no other.  This drive-through light display also hosts an indoor Santa’s Village complete with snacks, crafts, and carnival-style rides for the kids.  For more information, please visit their website: http://shadrackchristmas.com/pittsburgh-pa

 

Chad Branton/North Hills Monthly

 

Overly’s Country Christmas

This Christmas Town, located in Greensburg, is mainly operated by volunteers.  The nonprofit organization provides instant Christmas memories with a walk-around Christmas Village filled with caroling around bonfires, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and pictures with Santa.  Experience the warmth of old-fashioned traditions this Christmas.  For more information please visit: http://overlys.com/

 

Overly’s Christmas Village

 

Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at Phipps Conservatory

Each year, Phipps dazzles with a new theme and this year is no exception with “Holiday Magic!”.  Treat your loved ones to a wonderful walk including an over-the-top winter feast, Santa’s Workshop, and a sparkling New Year’s Eve celebration.  This year’s magic is brought to life with ornate props, artful LED lights, decorated fir and pine trees, amaryllis, orchids, and over 2,000 poinsettias.  For more information please visit https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/calendar/detail/winter-flower-show-and-light-garden

 

Phipps Conservatory

 

Holiday Lights at Kennywood

What is a Pittsburgh Christmas without a visit to Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights?  Holiday songs are performed by local choirs, enjoy a light show on the lagoon, and take a ride on the Gingerbread Express to see Santa.  For more information please visit: https://www.kennywood.com/holidaylights

 

Santa’s Christmasland @ Kraynak’s

Located in Hermitage, PA, this impressive lawn and garden store hides an even more impressive world of Christmasland.  Twinkling lights, glittering trees, and detailed characters bring the holiday magic to life!  Each tree is uniquely decorated, so no two trees are the same.  For more information please visit: http://www.kraynaks.com/christmas.html

 

OHIO

 

Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Show

Located in Firestone Park in Colombiana, this is a drive-through Holiday Light Display with one million lights in 75 animated holiday light scenes.  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!  For more information please visit: http://tourcolumbianaohio.com/joy-of-christmas/ 

 

Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau

 

Holiday Light Display – Boardman Park

Fifteen elaborate light displays will be on display for families to enjoy, free, in a drive through the park. Tune in to 88.9FM to enjoy the music with the light show!  For more information, please visit: http://youngstownlive.com/holiday-light-displays/

 

Light Up Downtown

Happening Thursday, December 7th, Light Up Downtown features all your favorite holiday characters in a very special main stage show that will light up the skies and light up your spirits with musical acts, fantastic fireworks and a holiday visit from the man from Santa Claus.  Santa Claus is coming to Downtown!  Join us on December 7th in downtown Canton for our stage show at 5:45 PM, fireworks immediately following the stage show!  You’re in for a night of surprises and fun for all ages! Best of all?  This festive festival is FREE!  Please visit their website for more information: www.cantonchamber.org/light-up-downtown

 

A Christmas Story House

Located in Cleveland, A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year-round to the public for tours and overnight stays.  Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes, and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos.  Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car.  After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia.  You can even shop through our online gift shop here.  Proceeds from the gift shop and overnight stays help support and maintain A Christmas Story House & Museum. For more information please visit: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

 

A Christmas Story House

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