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December Christmas Traditions


Fun Family Christmas Holiday Traditions for December

December is the month for holiday traditions! Coolest Family on the Block has your family Christmas tradition needs covered from Christmas Pajamas, to Ugly Christmas Sweaters, to proof of Santa’s existence, and so much more!

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Book Countdown Advent
Christmas Book Countdown Advent

Christmas Morning Tradition: Gift Wrap Doorway
Christmas Morning Tradition: Gift Wrap Doorway

10 Ideas For Your Christmas Pajamas Tradition
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ugly Christmas Sweater Tradition
Ugly Christmas Sweater Tradition (Coolest Family on the Block

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Rules
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Rules

Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2010
Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition Tradition (Coolest Family on the Block)

Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2011
Ugly Christmas Sweater Tradition

Santa Proof

Santa Proof: Photos of Santa in your home!
Photos of Santa in your home!

Santa Proof: Santa’s Magical Sooty Bootprints
Santa Proof: Santa leave sooty boot prints

Santa Proof: Phone Calls from Santa
Santa Proof: Phone Calls from Santa

Santa Proof: Watch Santa feed his reindeer!
Watching Santa feed his reindeer

Dear Santa

Make Writing a Letter to Santa a Tradition
The tradition of Writing a Letter to Santa (Coolest Family on the Block)

How to Mail a Letter to Santa at the North Pole
How to mail a letter to Santa at the North Pole

Free Printable Santa Paper
Free Printable Santa Paper!

How to Email a Letter to Santa
Email a Letter to Santa

Fun Family Christmas Holiday Traditions for December

What are some of your family’s December traditions?
Let me know in the comments!


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April Holiday Traditions


Fun family traditions for the month of April

April is almost here and it’s time to start planning your holiday traditions!
Here are some ideas for family traditions for April holidays.

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*30+ APRIL FOOLS PRANKS TO PLAY ON YOUR KIDS
April Fools Pranks to play on your kids

If you’re not really digging the idea of pranking your kids maybe you can come together
as a family and create some silly and foolish April Fools Day fun with these…
*APRIL FOOLS DAY FAMILY TRADITIONS!
April Fools Day Family Traditions

*FREE APRIL FOOLS PRINTABLES!
Just print and prank!
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Free April Fools Day Printables

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*EASTER TRADITION: MAGIC JELLYBEAN PRAYER AND LOLLIPOP GARDEN
Magic Jellybean Prayer and Lollipop Garden

*FREE PRINTABLE EASTER BUNNY PAW PRINT TEMPLATE
Free Printable Easter Bunny Paw Print Template

*EASTER TRADITION: EASTER BUNNY TRACKS 2011
Bunny Paw Print Trail

*EASTER TRADITION: EASTER BUNNY TRACKS 2012
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*EASTER TRADITION: EASTER BUNNY TRACKS 2013
diy Easter bunny paw print trail tradition

*50+ EASTER EGG DECORATING IDEAS
Round up of 50+ Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

*NATURAL DYES FOR COLORING EASTER EGGS
Natural dyes for coloring Easter eggs

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May Day Traditions

MARCH HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
March Holiday Traditions

FEBRUARY HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
Holiday Traditions for February


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February Holiday Traditions


Holiday Traditions for February

Can you believe that January is more than halfway over already? February will be here soon, so it’s time to start planning your holiday traditions! Here are some ideas for family traditions for February Holidays. Okay, well, mostly for Groundhog Day. I have some kind of weird crush on Groundhog Day, I have no idea why.

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*Fun Ideas and Traditions for Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day traditions

*Groundhog Day Goodies
A round up of 50+ links to groundhog themed snacks, sweets, and treats!
Groundhog Day Goodies

*How to Make Shadow Puppets
Learn how to make shadow puppets with your hands, shadow puppets with paper (some free printables), and a diy shadow puppet theater! A round up of 30+ links!
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*The “I love you” Shadow: A Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Tradition for families
I Love You Shadow

*Valentine’s Day Link Love
Links to free printables, crafts, and more!

Valentines Day Links

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You still have another 2 years to plan your next Leap Year celebration!
Celebrating Leap Day

Which February holidays does your family celebrate? Do you have any special traditions? Let me know in the comments!


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The Noon Year’s Eve Celebration (that wasn’t)


Noon Years Eve for Kids

Below is a picture of my sister and I banging pots and pans at midnight for New Year’s when we were just 1 and 2 (I’m the super cute one on the right that appears to have no nose). No doubt this was my dad’s idea and I’m sure my mom was thrilled with the idea of having 2 toddlers up that late at night. Thrilled. 😉

1982 New Years Eve

Unlike my father and my long-suffering mother, I have absolutely no desire to have my little ones up past 8pm, let alone midnight. So, last year I set up a New Year Tree in preparation for a Noon Year’s Eve Celebration with my children and my nephew.

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BUT…I never finished the tree (nor was there any party) because I got the stomach flu. Then Adaline finished off the New Year by waking up puking in the middle of the night. All three kids continued to be some version of sick on and off for over a week. I finally gave up the idea of having a party, took pics of my kids in their tuxedo shirts and took down the tree.

I decided to share my party plans with you anyway (complete with pinnable images that don’t tell the whole story) because the concept is still good…if you’re not puking. Or maybe I’m just a poser. Either way…

Dollar Store New Year Tree

I got all of these “decorations” at the Dollar Tree half-off (December 2012). There are silver, gold, red, and green tinsel ornaments of various shapes, and while they’re kinda tacky, I really love their almost vintagey look. I also added some beaded necklaces and party blowers from the Dollar Tree. I was going to add balloons, paper clocks, and top it off with a sparkly top hat but I never got the chance before I got sick 😦

Here’s what it looks like in my mind (thank you, PicMonkey):
(…and yes, in my mind the paper clocks would’ve all been set to the same time and have an incorrect amount of dots rather than numbers. Shut up.)
The New Year Party that wasn't

To countdown to noon, I was going to write various times on the balloons and put a piece of paper in them with an activity written on it. Every hour (or half-hour) we would pop a balloon and then do an activity on that balloon.

Here are some of the things I planned on doing:
-Fill out interview sheets and/or do a video interview for a time capsule
-Make handprints to put in a time capsule
-Have a Dance Party
-Fun with Glow sticks
-Fun with Bubbles
-Fun with Silly string
-Bubble Wrap Stomp
-Balloon Drop at noon

Other fun things:
-Wear tuxedo shirts
-Drink apple juice in plastic champagne glasses

I wanted to keep the “activities” simple but fun. Also, my nephew likes to move around and I didn’t want to plan a bunch of crafts that he would quickly lose interest in. The kids were 3.5 and younger last year so simple things like bubbles and glow sticks were would’ve been a lot of fun to them.

New Years Tuxedo Shirts

I thought it would be fun to “dress up” for New Year’s Eve/Day by sporting some super classy tuxedo t-shirts. Classy, fancy, funny! 😉
Top hats, tiaras, and boas would also be fun!

Apple juice in plastic champagne glasses is a “big deal” for my kids because they almost always drink water, so juice is a treat. Although the entire idea is a tad ironic considering that we adults don’t drink alcohol at all, so we don’t even own real champagne glasses. I actually have two child sized champagne glasses that were given to me and my sister when we were flower girls in my aunt’s wedding. We were always so excited when we got to drink out of the “fancy” glasses and I look forward to when my kids are old enough to be trusted with them too.

Will there be a Noon Year’s Eve Party for 2013-2014?!
No. Luckily we’re all puke-free, but my nephew got sick again.
Maybe we’ll try tomorrow. Or next year. Or when they’re in college…

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How does your family celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Let me know in the comments!


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50+ Ideas for Thanksgiving Kids’ Table (Links)


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During the holidays we’ve all had to sit at the kids’ table at some point in our lives. Now everyone will want to sit at the kids’ table if you use these creative ideas for making your Thanksgiving kids’ table the coolest on the block!

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*Thanksgiving Kid’s Table: @ Fiskars
Silly turkey leg place card, pie treat holder, Mayflower drinking straw, decorative turkey clips, pilgrim hat crayon holder, Native American headband, and grateful tree centerpiece.
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*The Kids’ Table: Thanksgiving Placecards, Paper Bag Turkey, Thanksgiving Quiz, Bite Sized Pumpkin Pies, Faux Pumpkin Pie Place Cards, Game Time Thanksgiving Boat Races, Thanksgiving Pumpkin Roll: @ One Charming Party
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*Thanksgiving Kids Table: @ 11 Cupcakes
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*How to Create an Amazing Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Happy Home Fairy
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*Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Ideas: @ Craftberry Bush
Black Bristol board lines the table as a placemat or table cloth on a kiddie table that works just as a chalkboard. Wrap the utensils with a yellow and green napkin to simulate corn.
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*Eat, Drink, Be Thankful Kid’s Table: by Mirabelle Creations
@ Amy Atlas: Sweet Designs and Kara’s Party Ideas
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*Embrace the idea of a kids’ table: @ Country Living
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*Thanksgiving Place Settings: @ Fiskars
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*Giving Thanks: A Thanksgiving Kid’s Table: @ Frog Prince Paperie
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*Kids’ Thanksgiving Table: We Are So Thankful!: @ Frog Prince Paperie
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*Turkey Day Table Centerpiece: @ Parents.com
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*Happy Gobble Day: @ Anders Ruff
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*A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Denna’s Ideas
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*It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Halloween/Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Denna’s Ideas
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*Fun Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ La T Dah
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*Mayflower Celebration: Sandra Lee’s Cute and Crafty Kids’ Table for Thanksgiving:
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*Thanksgiving Kids Table: @ Alesya Bags
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*Set a Special Place for Kids: Ritzy Bee @ Southern Living
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*Set a Great Kids’ Table for Thanksgiving: @ Pottery Barn Kids
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*Mini Thanksgiving Feast: @ Small Fry Blog
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*Ultimate Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Party Bluprints
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Giggles Galore
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table: @ Saratoga Mama
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*The Best Thanksgiving Yet: @ Rococo Report
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*Kids’ Thanksgiving Table: by Parties for Pennies
@ Creative Home
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*Whoot of Thanks Playdate: @ The Savvy Mom’s Guide
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*Thanksgiving Child Setting: @ Momtastic
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*Color Full Kids Thanksgiving Table: @ Kara’s Creative Place
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*Free Printable Paper Pilgrim Hat and Bonnet: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*Free Thanksgiving Kids Table Printables: @ Shindig Parties to Go
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table and Free Printable: @ Sweet Metel Moments
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*Kids’ Table Printables: @ Alpha Mom
Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece, Thanksgiving Napkin Rings, Thanksgiving Crayon Holder, Thanksgiving Coloring Page
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*Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Setting: @ Lily’s Laundry Blog
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*Printable Turkey Trivia Cards: by Skip to my Lou @ Alpha Mom
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*Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemat: @ Whatever Dee Dee Wants
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*Free Thanksgiving Fall Printable Kit: @ Paper Glitter
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*Free Printable Thanksgiving Play Set: @ Chickabug
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*Free Printable Kid’s Thanksgiving Placemats: @ Darling Doodles Design
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*Thanksgiving Table for Kids: Free Printables: @ Design Dazzle
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*Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Tips: @ How Does She
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*Mayflower Crayon Holder: @ It’s Overflowing
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*Mayflower Treat Holder!: @ My Cotton Creations
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*(Pottery Barn Inspired) DIY Thanksgiving Treat Holders: @ Sheek Shindigs
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*Kids’ Table Centerpiece: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*DIY Paper Mayflower Centerpiece: @ Martha Stewart
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*Mayflower Place Setting: @ Whatever Dee Dee Wants
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*DIY Mayflower Tutorial (Pottery Barn Inspired): @ The Pink Peony of Le Jardin
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*DIY Mayflower: @ Making Life Whimsical

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*DIY Thanksgiving Tallship: @ Let’s Go Fly a Kite…
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*Turkey Handprint Tablecloth: @ How Does She
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*Thanksgiving Party: @ Happy Hawkins
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*Pilgrim Straw Toppers: @ Daily Party Dish
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*Turkey Pencil Holder (Tutorial): @ Pottery Barn Kids
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*Pom Pom Tom Turkey Decoration: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*Thanksgiving Entertainment for Kids: @ The Idea Room
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*Thanksgiving Kids’ Table Activities: @ The Mother Huddle
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*Moccasin and Pilgrim Treat and Placecard Holder: @ Can’t Stop Making Things
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*Turkey Table Topper and Turkey Nut Holder: @ Spoonful.com
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*Thanksgiving Chalk Cloth Placemats: @ Flamingo Toes
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*Toddler to Teen Thanksgiving Table: @ The Celebration Shoppe
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*Turkey Chair Covers: @ Wild Olive
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*Turkey Chair Covers Tutorial: @ Spoonful
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*Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Ideas: @ Spoonful
Turkey Napkin Holders, Pilgrim Napkin Rings, Photo Napkin Rings, Fall Tableware Napkin Rings, Wrapped Rings, Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings, Funny Fall Napkin Rings, Turkey Napkin Rings and Holders, Indian Corn Napkin Rings
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*Thanksgiving Table for Kids: @ MarthaStewart.com
Thanksgiving Place Mats, Paper Pilgrims Thanksgiving Table, Gourd Gobblers, Cornhusk Dolls, Mayflower Centerpiece, Headdress Napkin Wrap, Paper Boat Place Cards, Finger Puppet Favors, Turkey Trivia
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What’s your favorite memory of sitting at the kids’ table?
Do you have ideas for making the kids’ table more fun?
Please share in the comments!

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Beaver County PA Holiday Events December 2011 (Local)


ATTENTION: This list is from December 2011. An updated list will be published when information becomes available (November/December 2012). Please check my LOCAL: Beaver County, PA page until a new blog post has been published. Click the button below for a list of events happening October 2012. Thank you.

If you’re looking for a place to have some holiday family fun in Beaver County, PA this December…you’ve come to the right place! Parades, light-up nights, visits with Santa, craft shows, model trains, and more in Western PA’s greater Pittsburgh area. Who knew there was so much to do in Beaver County?!

I’ve also added a few events that are happening in Western, PA but they’re outside of Beaver County. They might be worth the drive!

*New events that have been added since the original post on 12/01/2011 will be in red text until the event is over. This should make it easy to scroll down the list to find new events.
Bookmark this link as I’ll be adding more events to the list as information becomes available (subscribe here).

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KRAYNAK’S SANTA’S CHRISTMASLAND 2011
Kraynak’s Hermitage, PA

DECEMBER 01, 2011

SEWICKLEY SERIES: HOLIDAY MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Avenue, Sewickley, PA
Thursday December 01, 2011 7PM-9PM
Celebrate the season with a lively concert of holiday music from around the globe. Explore Sewickley / sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

HOLIDAY mART LUNCHEON AND HAPPY HOUR

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street Sewickley, PA
November 27, 2011 to December 04, 2011
(Monday-Thursday) 11AM-7PM
(Friday) 11AM-10PM
(Saturday & Sunday) 11AM-5PM
ADMISSION TO Holiday mART IS FREE!
Sweetwater is celebrating its seventeenth annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. This year we will be inviting a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares, along with some of our favorites from previous years. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and much more! Explore Sewickely / sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

DECEMBER 02, 2011

22nd ANNUAL BEAVER COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca
Friday December 02, 2011 5PM-9PM
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 11AM-6PM
Ages 13-62, $4; seniors 63 and older $3; 6- 12 years old $1; ages 5 and under free
Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the Kid’s Corner, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. All proceeds benefit the Valentine Dream Fund for Kids and Search, Rescue and Recovery for Missing Children and Adults.

SEWICKLEY LIGHT UP NIGHT

Beaver and Broad Streets Sewickley, PA
Friday December 02, 2011 5PM-9PM
Come celebrate the holidays at Sewickley’s annual Light Up Night. Stroll the streets of the Village while enjoying food from street vendors, free horse drawn carriage rides, and live holiday entertainment on two stages from No Bad JuJu, Dancing Queen and many local dance groups. Local stores and restaurants will be open for shopping and dining. The lighting of the village to start at 6:30pm and will be followed by a fireworks show. Free parking.
sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

HOLIDAY mART LUNCHEON AND HAPPY HOUR

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street Sewickley, PA
November 27, 2011 to December 04, 2011
(Monday-Thursday) 11AM-7PM
(Friday) 11AM-10PM
(Saturday & Sunday) 11AM-5PM
ADMISSION TO Holiday mART IS FREE!
Sweetwater is celebrating its seventeenth annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. This year we will be inviting a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares, along with some of our favorites from previous years. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and much more! Explore Sewickely / sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

VOLANT NOEL NIGHT (Light Up Night)

Friday December 02, 2011 5PM-9PM
Enjoy a special customer appreciation evening with complementary hors d’oeuvres as you stroll from shop to shop in our magically lit town! Strolling carolers will entertain you! Please come and celebrate the season with us and make Noel Night a part of your holiday tradition! Facebook

SOERGEL SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL
2573 Brandt School Rd, Wexford, PA 15090-7625
December 02, 2011 Snowflake Festival 6PM-9PM
Horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, an ice carver, wood carver, carolers, gourmet food sampling, wine tasting, door prizes, bonfire, kids toys & activities, visit Santa and much more! The Amish will be here making their famous donuts.

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm (412-364-8270)
1120 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
December 02: Christmas Open House 7:00 PM
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December 10-11, 2011
December 17, 2011
Times: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree, Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season, A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals, Light lunches – our own farm made chili will be served in the Tropical Café, Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee to add a bit of Christmas spirit. Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm. Click the above link to read about Santa’s List, a must-do if you plan on visiting Santa!

DECEMBER 03, 2011

YMCA BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Beaver County YMCA
2236 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066 (724-891-8439)
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-1PM
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Get Involved: Christmas of Giving Program

ROCHESTER BOROUGH HOLIDAY LIGHT UP
Rochester Borough Building
350 Adams Street Rochester, PA 15074
Saturday, December 03, 2011 4PM-8PM
FREE
We will have food, face painting, crafts and Chinese auction items. We will also have Santa from 6-8 pm. Pictures are $3. We have the Stryke 3 Band playing Christmas music for your enjoyment.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA / VENDOR & CRAFT SHOW
Crescent Fire Hall
79 McGovern Blvd, Crescent PA 15046
Saturday December 03, 2011 from 10AM-4PM
FREE
Photos with Santa for people and pets. Kris’s Photography & Sweet Moon Baking PRESENTS: Pictures with Santa for People and Pets with Craft and Vendor Show. Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Celebrating Homes, AVON, Scentsy, The Leather Guy, Miche Bags, CPR Training, and more!
Crescent Twp / PA Vendors

COOKIE CARNIVAL
Our Lady of Fatima Church
Saturday, December 03, 2011 10AM
Join the Relayers of the 2012 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hopewell at our Christmas Cookie Carnival!! Numerous varieties of cookies will be available for your choosing to create or complete your holiday trays! Perfect idea for the busy person who would love homemade cookies for the holidays but doesn’t have the time! A great idea for gift boxes! A yummy way to support the American Cancer Society! When you arrive, you will be given a box or boxes. Walk the tables and let our Relayers know what you would like added to your box. At the end of the line, your box will be weighed. $7.00 per pound of cookies! Look for great, quick gift ideas to be available also! Contact: 412-919-1052

HOLIDAY MUSIC: Chippewa E. Free Church

Beaver Valley Mall Center Court
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
Saturday December 03, 2011 3PM
Join Chippewa E. Free Church for Holiday music in Center Court at 3pm. Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK BRIGHTON LIGHTS
Townsend Park, Third Avenue, New Brighton, PA
Saturday, December 03, 2011 5PM-7PM
All ages/free
The town lights up a 6 P.M. with the arrival of Santa Claus. Over 50 wreaths decorated by elementary school students to be auctioned. Children place pinecones with peanut butter on tree in the park for wildlife. Hot chocolate and cookies. Join in welcoming the Christmas season on Saturday, December 3, 2011, when the New Brighton Community Life Committee will sponsor their annual Christmas in the Park-Brighton Lights event at Townsend Park. The events will begin at 5:00 PM, with the official lighting of the decorations at 6:00 PM. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Wreaths decorated by New Brighton Elementary School students will be on display and auctioned off later in the evening. Santa Claus will also be arriving after the decorations are lit. Children and families are welcome to visit with Santa during this festive occasion. 724-846-1870

MONACA HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
MONACA CHRISTMAS PARADE & LIGHT UP NIGHT

Saturday, December 03, 2011 2PM-6PM
Hometown Christmas 2PM-6PM
Monaca’s #1 Fire Department 928 Pennsylvania Ave. Monaca, PA
2PM-4PM Santa Arrives, Photos with Santa, Gift Bags for all Children, Cookie Decorating, Face Painting, “Tackie the Clown” Balloon Sculptures, Christmas Crafts, Carriage Rides.
3PM-3:30PM Children Sing-a-Long
3:30PM-4PM Performance by the Five Fun Ghouls (Collecting donations for Give-a-Christmas)
Parade and Light Up Night 5PM
George Washington Plaza Monaca, PA
Christmas Parade featuring the Snow Prince & Princess & Santa Elves
Tree Light-up with Music by the Monaca High School Band and Chorus.
Santa will only be available from 2pm – 4pm to visit with children. He will not be available after the parade. This event is free of charge and funded through generous donations from the Monaca Recreation Board, Businesses and Social Clubs

SEWICKLEY SANTA PARADE
Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA
Saturday, December 03, 2011 10:30AM-11:30AM
Come tell Santa what you’re wishing for! Then stay in Sewickley for Santa at Wolcott Park, free carriage rides and holiday music from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Stroll the streets and do some holiday shopping while you are here. Parking is free all day on Saturdays.
sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

FATHER DAUGHTER HOLIDAY GALA
Center Stage
Saturday, December 03, 2011 5PM-9PM

NIGHT OF MUSIC
Shippingport Community Building, 164 State Route 3016, Shippingport
Saturday, December 3, 2011 6:30PM
All ages/donations
Night of Music Featuring local musicians, silent aution, live auction, cookie sales, lunch items and drinks. Enjoy a variety of musicians and instruments such as the dulcimer, violin and guitar. Christmas cookie sale, vocal and silent auctions. Food and refreshments available. 724-899-4165

CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION 2011
The William Vicary Mansion
1235 3rd Ave Freedom, PA 15042
Saturday, December 03, 2011 2PM-8PM
All ages/donations accepted
Candlelight tours of the Vicary Mansion. Various Christmas trees will highlight decorations from different eras from the 1770’s to the 1960’s. Christmas music presented by local choirs. Demonstrations by bobbin lace makers, tatters and woodcarvers. Children will be able to make Christmas decorations to take home. 724-775-1848

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Saturday, December 03, 2011 9AM-3PM
Christmas Bazaar is a free event.
Christmas Bazaar and Craft show with more than 50 vendor/crafters, homemade baked goods, Christmas Café with hot lunches served. Winter Silent Auction, Santa’s Shop for kids to do their shopping. Also, Santa will be available for taking family and pet photos. 724-843-4828

PICTURES WITH SANTA
North Sewickley Volunteer Fire Department
887 Mercer Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Saturday, December 03, 2011 9AM-3PM
Avoid the lines at the mall; support your local Volunteer Fire Department; and create a beautiful keepsake–all at the same time! We’ll have delicious breakfast & lunch foods to enjoy during your visit and yummy baked goods to take home! Have your child’s pictures taken with Santa by Lisa Crespo of Photography by Lisa C. Bring your camera and (weather permitting) have the kids’ pictures taken with a truck! Plenty of local businesses will be showcasing their services and goods. Prizes, drawings and lots of fun!!! Pictures are $15 for each child and that includes: a printed picture, a CD with the picture, a drawing ticket, and goodies for the kids!!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Independence Fire Department Social hall
116 School Road Aliquippa, PA 15001 Independence Township.
Saturday, December 03, 2011 9AM-11AM
Pancake and sausage breakfast. All welcome. 724-378-3739

CHRISTMAS WITH BELSNICKEL
Old Economy Village, Visitors Center
270 Sixteenth Street Ambridge, PA
Saturday, December 03, 2011 10AM-12:30PM
Ages 5-12 years old / Please call for reservations $25.00 per child
Introduce your child to the history of Belsnickel, the German Santa Claus. Children will decorate a gingerbread man, make a tree top Belsnickel and take a brief tour of Old Economy Village. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Belsnickel, Children can talk with Belsnickel and share their special Christmas wishes. Learn an Old Christmas Tradition to share with Mom & Dad, Shop in the Children’s Christmas Store for secret family gifts, Listen to a beautiful Christmas story, Make a special craft to remember your day, Have a picture taken on Belsnickel’s lap while singing Christmas Carols! Let’s see who is naughty or nice in Belsnickel’s Great Book! Parents may enjoy a guided tour of the decorated site while the children are enjoying “Belsnickel” then
join the party for Christmas Treats!
724-266-4500

SANTA SNACK
Penn Bistro, 615 Penn Avenue, New Brighton, PA
Saturday, December 03, 2011 10AM
10 years and under
Visit with Santa and have a snack. Play Christmas games, do crafts and color a picture. 724-846-1391

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 31, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday January 01, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County. Hours of the open house are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission to our open house is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated. Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA (724-266-4787)
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.”
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22nd ANNUAL BEAVER COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca
Friday December 02, 2011 5PM-9PM
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 11AM-6PM
Ages 13-62, $4; seniors 63 and older $3; 6- 12 years old $1; ages 5 and under free
Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the Kid’s Corner, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. All proceeds benefit the Valentine Dream Fund for Kids and Search, Rescue and Recovery for Missing Children and Adults.

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

HOLIDAY mART LUNCHEON AND HAPPY HOUR

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street Sewickley, PA
November 27, 2011 to December 04, 2011
(Monday-Thursday) 11AM-7PM
(Friday) 11AM-10PM
(Saturday & Sunday) 11AM-5PM
ADMISSION TO Holiday mART IS FREE!
Sweetwater is celebrating its seventeenth annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. This year we will be inviting a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares, along with some of our favorites from previous years. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and much more! Explore Sewickely / sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

SANTA TROLLEY
November 25, 26, 27, 2011 10AM-5PM
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm (412-364-8270)
1120 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
December 02: Christmas Open House 7:00 PM
December 03-04, 2011
December 10-11, 2011
December 17, 2011
Times: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree, Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season, A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals, Light lunches – our own farm made chili will be served in the Tropical Café, Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee to add a bit of Christmas spirit. Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm. Click the above link to read about Santa’s List, a must-do if you plan on visiting Santa!

TRAX FARMS BREAKFAST/LUNCH WITH SANTA
528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332
Saturdays & Sundays 9:30AM or 1PM
December 03-04, December 10-11, December 17-18, 2011
Make a gingerbread house, coloring contests, meet Santa and more!

MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST
The Arms Family Museum
648 Wick Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502
Saturday, December 03, 2011 to Sunday, January 08, 2012
Tuesday-Sunday 1PM-5PM / Closed Mondays
Closed December 24 and 25 and January 1, 2012
Admission: $6.00 Adults / $5.00 Seniors (with I.D.) / $4.00 Children (ages 3-18)
Free admission for children ages 3 and under
Rekindle the magic of yesteryear with a nostalgic stroll through a vintage holiday wonderland! For five weeks in December and January, seven period rooms at the historic Arms mansion are decorated with rare, one-of-a-kind, vintage holiday decorations from the past two hundred years. “Memories of Christmas Past” is a self-guided tour for visitors of all ages and includes handicap accessibility. Visitors wishing to view all three floors of the museum should allow at least one hour for their visit. The museum’s lower level has a hands-on history room for families to engage in hands-on activities. Make “Memories of Christmas Past” part of your holiday tradition! Facebook

DECEMBER 04, 2011

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS at Harmony Ridge

The Venue at Harmony Ridge,
1280 Breitenstein Road, Ambridge, PA 15003
Sunday December 04, 2011 9AM-12PM
Adults $7.95 / children 12 and under $4.95
Harmony Township Fire Department will bring the famous couple in around 10am. All children will receive a gift from Santa and have an opportunity to get a photo with SANTA. Please notify Ricki Paul at Harmony Ridge if you are planning to attend. Reservations Recommended: 724-266-2414 Facebook

CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE VILLAGE
Old Economy Village, Visitors Center, 270 16th Street, Ambridge
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Ages 18 and older. $60 member; $65 non-member
Enjoy a very special evening combining the rich culture of the Harmony Society with a unique dining experience. Drinks and Hors d’ oeuvres will served in the Historic Granary. Then on to the Historic Feast Hall for a delicious dinner. Lanterns light the Hall and musical interludes punctuate the evening. Call 724-266-4500 ext. 101 for reservations.

GIRLS GONE SHOPPING
CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW FOR AUTISM AWARENESS
Center Stage, 1495 Brodhead Road, Monaca PA 15061
Sunday, December 04, 2011 10AM-3PM
Girls Gone Shopping – A Craft and Vendor show for Autism Awareness event where all proceeds go towards Autism Speaks. Event will include a Chinese Auction and food will be sold.
Some vendors and crafters include: Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, BeautiControl, Premier Designs, Avon, Designer Purses, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Miche Bags, Thirty-One, Bel Monili, Apple City Scents, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Usborne Books, Willow House, Kara Vita, Silpada, All Occasion Gifts, Bow Wow, Cupcakes, Stella and Dot, Cooler Coasters, Erra Designs, Noah’s Ark Traveling Toy Workshop, Signature Home Styles, quilts, Christmas crafts, Steeler and Penguin apparel, artwork, wood work, and more!

SANTA TROLLEY
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

HOLIDAY mART LUNCHEON AND HAPPY HOUR

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street Sewickley, PA
November 27, 2011 to December 04, 2011
(Monday-Thursday) 11AM-7PM
(Friday) 11AM-10PM
(Saturday & Sunday) 11AM-5PM
ADMISSION TO Holiday mART IS FREE!
Sweetwater is celebrating its seventeenth annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. This year we will be inviting a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares, along with some of our favorites from previous years. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and much more! Explore Sewickely / sewickleyyuletide.com / Facebook / Twitter

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 31, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday January 01, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County. Hours of the open house are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission to our open house is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated. Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA (724-266-4787)
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.”
Facebook / Ohio Valley Lines / ohiovalleyfines.org

22nd ANNUAL BEAVER COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca
Friday December 02, 2011 5PM-9PM
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-9PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 11AM-6PM
Ages 13-62, $4; seniors 63 and older $3; 6-12 years old $1; ages 5 and under free
Walk into a Winter Wonderland featuring the Spirit of Christmas. A wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the Kid’s Corner, the Candy Lane gift shop and enjoy the model train display. All proceeds benefit the Valentine Dream Fund for Kids and Search, Rescue and Recovery for Missing Children and Adults.

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm (412-364-8270)
1120 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
December 02: Christmas Open House 7:00 PM
December 03-04, 2011
December 10-11, 2011
December 17, 2011
Times: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree, Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season, A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals, Light lunches – our own farm made chili will be served in the Tropical Café, Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee to add a bit of Christmas spirit. Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm. Click the above link to read about Santa’s List, a must-do if you plan on visiting Santa!

TRAX FARMS BREAKFAST/LUNCH WITH SANTA
528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332
Saturdays & Sundays 9:30AM or 1PM
December 03-04, December 10-11, December 17-18, 2011
Make a gingerbread house, coloring contests, meet Santa and more!

DECEMBER 06, 2011

BCCC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

Keystone Education and Simulation Center
612 Frankfort Road, Monaca, PA
Tuesday December 06, 2011 5:30PM-7PM
$10 per person (Dinner, dessert, wine and beverages)
RSVP by December 02 to BCCC Office 724-775-3944 / info@bcchamber.com

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 07-08, 2011

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 10, 2011

JANOSKI’S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA


Janoski’s Restaurant across the street
1714 State Route 30, Clinton, PA (724-899-3438)
Saturday December 10, 2011 9AM-1PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 9AM-1PM
FREE Pancake and sausage breakfast for kids ages 8 and under! Bring your wish list!
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CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT
Monaca United Methodist Church
813 Indiana Avenue Monaca, PA 15061
Saturday December 10, 2011 5:30PM-8PM
Free
Kids’ Night Out. Wear your pj’s, bring a pillow and blanket, and watch some Christmas specials with us. Contact Jennifer: 724-777-5962 / Monaca United Methodist

CENTRAL VALLEY PTA HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-3PM
Center Grange Primary School
225 Center Grange Road, 15001
Admission: Free / Food Pantry Donation
Food, craft vendors, home business vendors, Santa pictures, CV students North Pole and more. Times Online Listing

CHARITY GIFT WRAPPING

Beaver Valley Mall Main Fountain
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
Saturday December 10, 2011 11AM-4PM
Visit the Main Fountain from 11am -4pm to have your gifts wrapped and support a great cause! Donations accepted for: Riverdale Church
Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

“A GRIMM’S FAIRY TALE” CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE
Old Economy Village
270 16th Street Ambridge, PA
Saturday December 10, 2011 2PM-9PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 2PM-7PM
Adults $12.00 ~ Children 3-11 $6.00 ~ Under 3 free
We will be closed until the event starts at 2:00
Christmas at the Village only:
Tour the decorated Village and step back in time to relive your favorite childhood Fairy Tale, Enjoy Musical performances throughout the site, Shop for unique gifts at the Weihnachtsmarkt, Experience the delights of homemade apple strudel and mulled cider, Concerts in the Feast Hall Saturday and Sunday by several area choirs, Many hands on activities for children, Free carriage rides, Storytelling and games in Das Kinderhaus, German dinners served in St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dinner and refreshments in the Feast Hall on Sunday, OEV Orchestra Concert on Sunday at 6pm in St John’s Church Sanctuary, Live Nativity St John’s Church, Saturday 5pm to 7:30pm Facebook / Twitter

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW AND SALE
River’s Edge Studio, 709 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, PA
Saturday, December 10, 2011 10AM-3PM
Featuring handmade items by local crafters. Jewelry, accessories, glass work, Christmas decor and more. Need to bring the kids? Let them make a craft with us while you shop or make one yourself. 724-581-4783

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS
Saturday, December 10, 2011 1PM-4PM
McCarl Industrial & Agricultural Museum of Beaver County
Route 168 and Plumb Street, Darlington, PA
Visit with Santa Claus at the Log Cabin 724-843-4361

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
Fern Hollow Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley, PA
Saturday December 10, 2011 11AM-12:30PM
The workshop is geared for children ages 6 and up
FHNC Member $15 / Non-members $20 per child
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: www.FHNC.org or call 412-741-6136
Join Erin Shriver, natural bodycare product designer, for a fun-filled workshop creating a custom holiday bath product. We’ll be whipping up gingerbread and candy cane-scented bath salts and packaging them so they are all ready for holiday gift-giving.

MARY ROBERTS RINEHART NATURE PARK WINTER EVENT
Saturday, December 10, 2011 3PM-5PM
Make Bird Feeders, Holiday Music, Story Telling, Refreshments, Open To All!

SANTA TROLLEY
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 31, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday January 01, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County. Hours of the open house are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission to our open house is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated. Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA (724-266-4787)
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.”
Facebook / Ohio Valley Lines / ohiovalleyfines.org

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm (412-364-8270)
1120 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
December 02: Christmas Open House 7:00 PM
December 03-04, 2011
December 10-11, 2011
December 17, 2011
Times: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree, Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season, A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals, Light lunches – our own farm made chili will be served in the Tropical Café, Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee to add a bit of Christmas spirit. Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm. Click the above link to read about Santa’s List, a must-do if you plan on visiting Santa!

THE SPRINGHOUSE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
1531 Route 136, Washington, PA 15301
December 10, 11 and 17, 2011 8AM or 10AM
$12/person for adults & children / Call for reservations: 724-228-3339
Breakfast with Santa (by reservation only) Includes hearty breakfast, craft, gift for child, memory making morning! (Click above for menu)

DECEMBER 11, 2011

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT

Beaver Valley Mall in front of Macy’s
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
Sunday December 11, 2011 2PM
Featuring Vanessa Campagna and special guest The Delaney’s.
Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

PHOTOS WITH SANTA
New Sewickley Township Municipal Building
233 Miller Road, Rochester, PA
Sunday, December 11, 2011 1PM-4PM
All welcome/free
Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their elves, will be at the Township building on Sunday, December 11th from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop in and visit with Santa, have your picture taken and enjoy some cookies, milk or hot cocoa. Take pictures with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas. Cookies and hot cocoa available. 724-728-2914

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS DINNER
Harmony Museum
Sunday, December 11, 2011 5PM
Candlelight Christmas Dinner 5PM Reservations required. Facebook

MEET SANTA AT THE STATION
Sunday, December 11, 2011 11AM-1PM
Program is FREE and open to the public
The Cochran Hose Company, 601 Thorn Street
Please join Cochran Hose Company and Fern Hollow Nature Center for a fun morning with Santa. This free event features a chance to get your picture with Santa and talk to him about your Christmas list for this year, children crafts, treats, and a raffle with a grand prize of a fire truck ride for your family with Santa. Money raised from the raffle will be used for environmental programming at Fern Hollow Nature Center with the hopes of connecting all children, their families and the community to nature so they can play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives.

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

“A GRIMM’S FAIRY TALE” CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE
Old Economy Village
270 16th Street Ambridge, PA
Saturday December 10, 2011 2PM-9PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 2PM-7PM
Adults $12.00 ~ Children 3-11 $6.00 ~ Under 3 free
We will be closed until the event starts at 2:00
Christmas at the Village only:
Tour the decorated Village and step back in time to relive your favorite childhood Fairy Tale, Enjoy Musical performances throughout the site, Shop for unique gifts at the Weihnachtsmarkt, Experience the delights of homemade apple strudel and mulled cider, Concerts in the Feast Hall Saturday and Sunday by several area choirs, Many hands on activities for children, Free carriage rides, Storytelling and games in Das Kinderhaus, German dinners served in St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dinner and refreshments in the Feast Hall on Sunday, OEV Orchestra Concert on Sunday at 6pm in St John’s Church Sanctuary, Live Nativity St John’s Church, Saturday 5pm to 7:30pm Facebook / Twitter

SANTA TROLLEY
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 31, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday January 01, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County. Hours of the open house are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission to our open house is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated. Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA (724-266-4787)
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.”
Facebook / Ohio Valley Lines / ohiovalleyfines.org

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm (412-364-8270)
1120 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
December 02: Christmas Open House 7:00 PM
December 03-04, 2011
December 10-11, 2011
December 17, 2011
Times: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree, Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season, A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals, Light lunches – our own farm made chili will be served in the Tropical Café, Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee to add a bit of Christmas spirit. Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm. Click the above link to read about Santa’s List, a must-do if you plan on visiting Santa!

THE SPRINGHOUSE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
1531 Route 136, Washington, PA 15301
December 10, 11 and 17, 2011 8AM or 10AM
$12/person for adults & children / Call for reservations: 724-228-3339
Breakfast with Santa (by reservation only) Includes hearty breakfast, craft, gift for child, memory making morning! (Click above for menu)

PORT FARMS COOKIES WITH SANTA
2055 Stone Quarry Road. Waterford, PA 16441 (814-796-4500)
Sunday, December 11, 2011 4:30PM-6:30
Sunday, December 18, 2011 4:30PM-6:30
Call Today 814-796-4500! *LIMITED SEATING*
$8.95 adult / $5.95 ages 3-12 / $3.95 2 & under
Includes time with the REAL Santa & Mrs. Claus, a special gift, cookie buffet & more!

DECEMBER 13, 2011

POLAR EXPRESS PARTY
B.F. Jones Memorial Library, 663 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa, PA
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Duration: All Day
Pre-school-elementary age children.
Let your mind travel to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus while listening to the reading of the “Polar Express.” Plus more stories, crafts and snacks. 724-375-2900 ext. 106 Facebook

SLOW FOOD SERIES- FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 6PM-8PM
Fern Hollow Nature Center
1901 Glen Mitchell Road
Admission: FHNC Members $25 per person/Non-members $30 per person
Please join FHNC and the Italian Garden Project in a celebration of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Learn about this Italian Christmas Eve tradition, sample some of the seasonal delicacies and participate in a hands-on demonstration as we prepare some of our favorites.

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 14, 2011

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 15, 2011

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 17, 2011

LUNCH WITH SANTA

Center Twp Fire Hall #1
3385 Brodhead Rd
Saturday December 17, 2011 11AM-2PM
Donation: 2 canned goods or $2 a child
All proceeds go to local food banks. Santa will arrive at 11am and pictures can be taken with Santa. Ornaments can be purchase for $5 (while they last).

JANOSKI’S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA


Janoski’s Restaurant across the street
1714 State Route 30, Clinton, PA (724-899-3438)
Saturday December 10, 2011 9AM-1PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 9AM-1PM
FREE Pancake and sausage breakfast for kids ages 8 and under! Bring your wish list!
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VISIT WITH SANTA
Hopewell Community Park, Nature Center, Hopewell Township, PA
Saturday, December 17, 2011 11AM-2PM
Free / Parents with preschooler’s-elementary children
The Nature Center will be bustling with Christmas excitement from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm when Santa arrives at Hopewell Community Park. Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be available for photos so bring your camera! Cookies, crafts and fun activities for your little elves will complete your day and get your holiday season off to a fantastic start! 724-378-1406 ext. 101

SANTA TROLLEY
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 31, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday January 01, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County. Hours of the open house are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission to our open house is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated. Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA (724-266-4787)
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.”
Facebook / Ohio Valley Lines / ohiovalleyfines.org

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM – CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm (412-364-8270)
1120 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
December 1-24, 2011 Christmas in the Country
December 02: Christmas Open House 7:00 PM
December 03-04, 2011
December 10-11, 2011
December 17, 2011
Times: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM
Holidays present the perfect time to bring us together with loved ones, and remind us what is really important. Come visit, step back away from your hectic surroundings, and experience Christmas in the Country at Reilly’s. You’ll find special memories that will last a lifetime. A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree, Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season, A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals, Light lunches – our own farm made chili will be served in the Tropical Café, Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee to add a bit of Christmas spirit. Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm. Click the above link to read about Santa’s List, a must-do if you plan on visiting Santa!

THE SPRINGHOUSE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
1531 Route 136, Washington, PA 15301
December 10, 11 and 17, 2011 8AM or 10AM
$12/person for adults & children / Call for reservations: 724-228-3339
Breakfast with Santa (by reservation only) Includes hearty breakfast, craft, gift for child, memory making morning! (Click above for menu)

DECEMBER 18, 2011

HOLIDAY MUSIC: New Brighton Free Methodist Church

Beaver Valley Mall Center Court
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
Sunday December 18, 2011 2PM
Join New Brighton Free Methodist Church for Holiday music at 2:00pm in Center Court.
Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

SANTA TROLLEY
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011 10AM-5PM
Admission: $9 Adults / $8 Seniors (62+) / $6 for Children ages 3-15, under age 3 free / $35 Family rate (2 adults and 4 kids)
Children meet Santa on the trolley while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Visitors are also treated to the annual PTM Lionel toy train layout and the Yuletide Shuttle with our popular Mr. Conductor.

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

BEAVER COUNTY MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE
Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society, 416 6th Street, Monaca
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 31, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday January 01, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages/donations
HO Scale Model Train display of Beaver County. Hours of the open house are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission to our open house is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated. Contact: 724-775-8023

OHIO VALLEY HOLIDAY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Library & Museum
1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA (724-266-4787)
Saturday December 03, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 12PM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
All ages. Adults, $5; 6-12 years of age, $1; age 6 and under free
The 50’ x 50’ display is set in the early fall of the 1950’s and 60’s. The more than 400 ft. HO gauge, mainline track is operated by digital command control. Ask about, “The Trains for Kids Program.”
Facebook / Ohio Valley Lines / ohiovalleyfines.org

CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT AT THE MERRICK
The Merrick Art Gallery
1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton, PA
December 10-18, 2011
Tuesdays-Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM
Sundays 1-4PM / Closed Mondays
All welcome/free
Exhibition of themed Christmas trees and settings. 724-846-1130

PORT FARMS COOKIES WITH SANTA
2055 Stone Quarry Road. Waterford, PA 16441 (814-796-4500)
Sunday, December 11, 2011 4:30PM-6:30
Sunday, December 18, 2011 4:30PM-6:30
Call Today 814-796-4500! *LIMITED SEATING*
$8.95 adult / $5.95 ages 3-12 / $3.95 2 & under
Includes time with the REAL Santa & Mrs. Claus, a special gift, cookie buffet & more!

DECEMBER 19, 2011

HOLIDAY MUSIC: Western Beaver High School Choir

Beaver Valley Mall Center Court
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
Monday December 19, 2011 7PM
Join Western Beaver High School Choir on December 19 at 7pm in Center Court for a special Holiday performance!
Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

DECEMBER 20, 2011

HOLIDAY MUSIC: State Street Elementary School Choir

Beaver Valley Mall Center Court
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
Tuesday December 20, 2011 12PM
Join State Street Elementary School Choir for Holiday Music at Noon in Center Court.
Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 21, 2011

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP
Center for Creative Arts Expression
1217 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday November 15, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesdays-Thursdays 3PM-6PM / Saturdays 11AM-4PM
The Christmas Shoppe will be housed in the Center for Creative Arts Expression on the main street of Beaver Falls.

DECEMBER 24, 2011

CHRISTMAS MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY
Greersburg Academy, 304 Market Street, Darlington, PA
Saturday December 03, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 04, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 10, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 11, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 17, 2011 10AM-5PM
Sunday December 18, 2011 12PM-5PM
Saturday December 24, 2011 10AM-5PM
All welcome/free
Fourteen trains of various sizes are operated on multiple tracks in a variety of settings. Refreshments are served and the Academy is open for tours. Visit the McCall Industrial Museum and
visit Santa at the Log cabin on Dec. 10th.
Contact: 724-827-2855 Darlington Borough

DECEMBER 31, 2011

SILVESTER – GERMAN NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
Harmony Museum and Harmony Square
218 Mercer Street, Harmony, pa
Saturday, December 31, 2011 2PM-6PM / 3PM 5K Race / 6PM Fireworks
Free/All Welcome / Dinner is $12
Celebrate the New Year with German traditional Bleigiessen (lead drop in glass of water fortune telling). A 5K race at 3 PM Dinner of- pork and sauerkraut served throughout. New Year’s Ball dropped and fireworks at 6 PM. 724-452-7341 Facebook

NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
River’s Edge Studio, 709 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, PA
Saturday, December 31, 2011 8PM-1AM
All ages
Adult Couple: $30.00 / Adult Single: $20.00 / Child: Age 15 and under $10.00
Ring in the new year with us! All Inclusive! Live Music by Park West, Interactive Art, Door Prizes, Professional Portrait, Food and Drink. Celebrate the New Year with a hors d’oeuvre buffet, door prizes, professional photography and more! Formal attire suggested. This is a non-alcoholic event. 724-581-4783

MALL SANTAS and MALL EVENTS
For details on Pittsburgh area mall Santas and mall events click the button below.

*BEAVER VALLEY MALL: SANTA PHOTOS
Beaver Valley Mall Center Court
570 Beaver Valley Mall Monaca, PA 15061
November 19, 2011 to December 24, 2011
Monday–Saturday 10am-9pm Break Times: 1-2pm & 5-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm Break Time: 2-3pm
Saturday, December 24 10am-6pm Break Time: 1-2pm
Pet Photos with Santa Mondays 6pm-9pm
All children who visit Santa receive a free gift. Click here to see a Santa Photo price list. By purchasing a Santa Fast Pass, you will be able to bypass the regular line and hop on to our faster VIP entrance line. Click here for more details!
Beaver Valley Mall Events / Beaver Valley Mall / Facebook

*ROSS PARK MALL: PHOTOS WITH SANTA
The Giving Tree at Nordstrom / Ross Park Mall / Facebook
*THE MALL AT ROBINSON: PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Pet Photos with Santa / December Events / The Mall at Robinson / Facebook / Twitter
*MONROEVILLE MALL: PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Monroeville Mall / Facebook / Twitter
*CENTURY III MALL: PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Santa’s Arrival Pet Photos with Santa / Story time with Mrs. Claus / Century III Mall / Facebook / Twitter
*SOUTHERN PARK MALL: PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Holiday Kiddie Train Ride / Southern Park Mall / Facebook

PITTSBURGH AREA TREE FARMS
For details on each farms activities, please click below.

*ALLISON’S CHRISTMAS TREES Aliquippa, PA 15001
*BUCHANAN FARMS Hookstown, PA
*FLEMINGS CHRISTMAS TREES Indiana, PA & New Alexandria, PA
*GRUPPS CHRISTMAS TREES Facebook Harmony, PA
*HOZAK FARMS Clinton, PA
*JANOSKI’S FARM Facebook Clinton, PA
*LAKE FOREST GARDENS Fombell, PA
*NUTBROWN’S CHRISTMAS TREES Carnegie, PA 15106
*PORT FARMS Waterford, PA 16441
*REILLY’S SUMMERSEAT FARM Pittsburgh, PA
*SIMMONS FARM McMurray, PA 15317
*SOERGEL ORCHARDS Wexford, PA 15090-7625
*TRAX FARMS Finleyville, PA 15332

Have you attended one of the events listed here? Please tell us about your experience in the comments section.

Feel free to email pictures if you would like them featured on the blog. I hope your family has a fantastically fun-filled holiday! 🙂

(If you know of an event in Beaver County not listed here and would like to add it to this list, please email me at coolfamilyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com. Sending an website link or flier (pdf or jpeg) with more information is appreciated!)

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*Pittsburgh Area Mall Santas and Events

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