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Children’s Book Signing in Pittsburgh: Papa’s New Home


Book Review: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

Papa’s New Home is the award-winning story of a young girl who loses her grandfather, Papa, only to get to see him again in a miraculous visit to his new home, heaven.

Book Review: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

Here are a few of my favorite things about this book.
I like that the book not only mentions Jessie’s sadness and confusion about Papa’s death, but also her anger. I think that anger is an often overlooked stage of grief in regards to young children. While anger is only mentioned in one or two sentences I think that it’s enough to open up communication with a child who is experiencing anger in grief.
I like how Papa explains that bodies can get old, or sick, or hurt and stop working, but that our spirits never die.
I really like that Papa is portrayed as still looking the same age as when he passed. Many hold the belief that everyone in heaven is young, but I think that concept can be confusing for young kids.

Book Review: Papas New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

This book obviously contains spiritual elements with mentions of heaven, spirits, and angels. However, this is not a specifically Christian book as there is no mention of God or Jesus. This book would appeal to families of many different faiths. It paints a very vivid picture of Heaven beyond what is mentioned in Scripture depicting lost loved ones with jobs they enjoyed on earth (such as gardening) and living in houses with beloved pets and eating chocolate cake with relatives.

Book Review: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

The story is beautiful and the lovely illustrations definitely help portray a feeling of peace. For the right child it could be a powerful tool to help with the loss of a grandparent.

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area you can meet the author of Papa’s New Home, Jessica Lynn Curtis, at a book reading and signing this Saturday!

Book Signing: Papa's New Home by Jessica Lynn Curtis

BOOK READING AND SIGNING EVENT
Meet author Jessica Lynn Curtis, who will be reading and signing
copies of her Mom’s Choice, award winning title, PAPA’S NEW HOME!
Saturday July 26, 2014 11:15AM
The University Store on Fifth
4000 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Click here for directions or more information
(Book can be purchased at the University Store on Fifth)

Buy Papa’s New Home on Amazon!

You can also like the book on Facebook and follow Jessica on Twitter (@JessieLynn817!

*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you purchase through one of these links I may receive a small amount of money. I was not compensated for this review, all opinions are my own.


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Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark Pittsburgh


Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

This is a local post, but for my non-local readers I’m going to post the goods for you right away. You may not be near Pittsburgh to experience Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark firsthand, but you can be absolutely anywhere to watch me make an idiot of myself, get broke, and bust up my knee cap. Enjoy! (Watch video here)

Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

My family was invited to visit the VIP Grand Opening of Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark in Pittsburgh last Friday and we had so much fun!

The new facility is located at Pines Plaza Shopping Center on Perry HWY behind Shop N Save.
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

ABOUT THE SKATEPARK
The 33,000 square foot black light facility, located in the space under the Shop N Save in Pines Plaza Shopping Center is divided in sections based on skill level and every new skater, regardless of age or ability, is assigned an instructor for basic lessons. With ramps ranging in height from six foot tall down to short beginner ramps just about anyone can learn and have fun.

Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

The COOLEST Birthday Party and Family Fun Spots! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, looking for a unique group outing or just dropping in for some public skate time, you’re sure to experience wholesome family fun like you’ve never had before!

*BLACKLIGHT Environment
*Positive, Hi-Energy Music
*Learn to Carpet Skate CONFIDENTLY in Minutes
*Ramps, JUMPS, and Grind Rails
*Instructor-Taught TRICKS and Stunts
*Birthday party packages for ages 4-7 and 8-teen.
*Groups: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sports Team Banquets, Clubs, Home/Cyber School, Physical Education, Team Building, Pre Lock-Ins, Church Youth Groups, Field Trips

Super cool party rooms…
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Fun Slides, a multi-award-winning product from Simtec, Co., are plastic sliders that attach under athletic shoes. They provide the sensation of sliding on a hardwood floor with socks on. At Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark and Party Centers, kids and adults slide on the skatepark’s carpeted ramps, jumps and slide rails for an easy to learn thrill.
Athletic shoes must be worn in the park at all times! No FLIP FLOPS!
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Adaline is 4.5. She had difficulty mastering the standing slides, but she still had a lot of fun using the butt slides. (See video above)
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Everyone who skates at Fun Slides Park, must have a signed waiver.
*Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.
*18 and over may sign their own waivers given that they produce proper ID.
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

Fun Slides Park requires that helmets be worn by children under 8. Elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards are recommended in all areas especially for novice skaters.
We brought our own helmet and elbow and knee pads for Adaline, who is 4.5 years old.
(If you watched the video I posted above you’ll see me take a spill and smash my knee with no pads on. It’s only banged up now, nothing serious, but I’d still recommend using knee pads! Ouch!)
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

We all thought that Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark was really cool. Adaline had a blast going from slide to slide and even my husband enjoyed sliding around. We’ll definitely visit again.
Fun Slides Skatepark Pittsburgh

The World’s only carpet skate parks!
*Pines Plaza Shopping Center
1130 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15237
(Behind Shop N Save)
*Greensburg Shopping Center
410 E. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Behind Family Dollar (the old Bobby Dales)

Helpful info: Facebook / Website / Hours / Parent Info

Do you skateboard or roller-blade?
Would you ever try a carpet skatepark?
Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: My family received free admission to the skatepark as part of the VIP Grand Opening for bloggers and other media. I was not asked or required to blog about my experience. All opinions are my own.

If you are local to Beaver County PA or the Greater Pittsburgh Area, please like my local Facebook page Beaver County Family Fun for updates on local family friendly activities.
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Pittsburgh Area Pumpkin Patches 2012 (Local)


This list of farm festivals has NOT been updated for 2013. However, below you will find links to each farm’s website where they should have details about their festivals.  For more local updates please check my LOCAL PAGE and FACEBOOK PAGE.

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Please visit the individual websites for details on each farm’s activities.
Cheeseman Farm – Portersville, PA
Harvest Valley Farms – Valencia, PA
Hozak Farms – Clinton, PA
Janoski’s – Clinton, PA
Jodikinos – Clinton, PA
Port Farm – Waterford, PA
Pumpkin Patch Trolley – Washington, PA
Reilly’s Summerseat Farm – Pittsburgh, PA
Renshaw Family Farm – Freeport, PA
Schramm Farms – Jeannette, PA
Shenot Farm – Wexford, PA
Simmons Farm – McMurray, PA
Soergels Orchards – Wexford, PA
Spring House Market – Washington, PA
Trax Farms – Finleyville, PA
Triple B Farms – Monongahela, PA
Wooden Nickel Buffalo Corn Maze – Edinboro, PA
Woodward’s Orchard – Beaver Falls, PA (Chippewa Twp)
Columbiana Maze Craze – Columbiana, OH

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Listed here are local farms hosting fall/harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and fruit picking in Western PA’s greater Pittsburgh area during October 2012. A list of fall festival and events in Beaver County, PA and beyond can be found here for 2012.

PUMPKIN PATCHES
Listed alphabetically

CHEESEMAN FARM PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Portersville, PA


SEPTEMBER 22 and 29, 2012 12PM-5PM
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS OCTOBER 2012 12PM-5PM
Festival Hayrides: $4.00 per person ages 2 and up (does not include price of pumpkin
It’s time for harvest and here you can pickup your local favorites, Honey, Apple Butter and of course Pumpkins. The pumpkin festival is a great way to spend a day with the family and enjoy the fall weather. Start a new family tradition take a hay ride to our pumpkin patch and pick out this year’s holiday decorations. Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Hay Jump, Pumpkin Video (upon request), Concession Stand, Holiday Items, Pumpkins and Gourds, Indiana Corn, Corn Stalks, Hay Bales
Cheeseman Fright Farm



HARVEST VALLEY FARMS FALL FESTIVAL – Valencia, PA
EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY OCTOBER 2012 10AM-5PM
FREE
2012 Calender Of Events
October 6 and 7 Live Music / Saturday 10/06: Rick Bruening
October 13 and 14 Live Music / Sunday 10/14: Eve Goodman
“Treasure in the Haystack” / Proceeds benefit Local Food Bank
October 20 and 21 Live Music: Rick Bruening
October 27 and 28: Pumpkin Bowling and Pumpkin Basketball / Proceeds benefit SBC Meals on Wheels
You can take the hayride up on the hill to get a full view of the “harvest” valley, take a walk through the great pumpkin patch, and much more! Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin, Hayrides, Cornstalk Maze, Farm Animals, Concession Stand, Straw Tunnel, Fall Decorations, Fresh Baked Pies, Face Painting, Pumpkin Patch Special Weekend Features, Live Folk Music, Straw Treasure, Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Basketball. Try the hot apple cider! Facebook / Twitter


HOZAK FARMS FALL FESTIVAL – Clinton, PA
Free…Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch
WEEKDAYS OCTOBER 2012 2PM-6PM
September 29 and 30, 2012 10AM-6PM
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS OCTOBER 2012 10AM-6PM
COLUMBUS DAY October 08, 2012 10AM-6PM (No pony rides)
FREE
Weekday afternoons enjoy a short tractor drawn hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins. Plus, pumpkin painting, straw pile, maze, and farm animals are open every weekday afternoon.
Saturdays and Sundays Pony Rides, Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, Refreshments, Musical Entertainment, Fall Decorations, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, Scenic Hayrides through the woods. Facebook



JANOSKI’S PUMPKINLAND – Clinton, PA
September 29 and 30th, 2012
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2012 10AM-5PM
October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28
$5.00 per person
Enjoy with your family our Haunted Barn, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Straw Jump, Pedal Bike Path, Pony Rides (for Children Only) Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Painting, face painting and much more. There are picnic tables and pavilions. Feel free to pack a lunch or visit our food booth. During this time our Farm Market, Gift Shop, Bakery, and Garden Center are open. Be sure to stop in and see our friendly staff and enjoy the bountiful fall harvest! Facebook



JODIKINOS PUMPKIN PATCH – Clinton, PA
Jodikinos Farm Market
195 Hanover Kendall Road Clinton, PA 15026
Currently no information available for Pumpkin Fest 2012. / Facebook


PORT FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL – Waterford, PA
September 15, 2012 through October 31, 2012
OPENING WEEKEND 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, September 15th
: Many special surprises are in store to honor the most fabulous, favorite, fun part of the last nine years – YOU! It will be a giant party, Port-style, with giveaways, contests and adventures galore for our guests

Sunday, September 16th – Scavenger Hunt and Scarecrows by Scouts: Searching for clues is a tradition if you visit the farm during kick-off weekend!
Prizes awarded to all who succeed in finding those clues and solving the riddle. Also,
today we host our scouts in appreciation for their scarecrow-building talents.

THIRD ANNUAL GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF
Saturday, September 22nd
: Third time is a charm! We are hoping to weigh-in a world record this year and have a TON of fun doing it. Witnessing these orange wonders is the ideal way to spend the first day of autumn.

FAMILY FUN AND GAMES along with MASCOT DAY
Saturday, September 29th
: Jump right in and spit some seeds, be a wheelbarrow or balance a pumpkin on your head! Guaranteed fun for all who join in. Local mascots will be sharing this day with plenty of handshakes and hugs to go around.

LEGACY EXPERIENCE Columbus Day Weekend
Saturday, October 6th and Sunday October 7th
: A homage to the heritage and history of our sacred ground here along French Creek. Encampments featuring storytelling, and traditional demonstrations are passionately expressed by French Creek Living History Association.

MUSIC MAKERS Saturday, October 13th: Traditional musicians share their talents and add a joyful element to the energy of the farm. Lend your ears, clap your hands and feel free to dance and sing if you’d like.
FARMER FOR A DAY Saturday, October 20th: Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a li’l dirty! Farm chores are hard work, but can be quite satisfying. Be a part of our Children’s Garden by pitching in and contributing to it’s splendor.
PUMPKIN-MANIA PARTY Saturday, October 27th: Near the end of the season, things get a little kooky and we see nothing but orange! This day is ALL about pumpkins and ways to use them for entertainment. Pumpkin treats and antics await you.
Facebook



PUMPKIN PATCH TROLLEY – Washington, PA
1 Museum Rd Washington, PA 15301-6133 724-228-9256
OCTOBER 2012 Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 10AM-5PM
Also open Columbus Day Monday, October 08, 2012
Children (ages 1-15) $7 / Adults $9
Enjoy fall at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum with Pumpkin Patch Trolley, where
children can pick a pumpkin and then decorate it plus much more!

/ Twitter / Facebook / Facebook Page: Frank J. Sprague Official Cat of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival



REILLY’S SUMMER SEAT FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL OF FUN – Pittsburgh, PA
EVERY WEEKEND OCTOBER 2012 10AM-4PM
Cost $6.50 per person
Reilly’s is open every weekend for a Harvest Festival of Fun! Hayrides to the great pumpkin patch where you’ll find all sizes of pumpkins for your picking pleasure, Pumpkin Patch Hayrides, the New Boo Barn with added excitement, the Cornstalk maze, Marshmallow roast, Balloon Typhoon, Pedal Go Carts, Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Cow Milking, Scarecrow-Making, Country Store, Wanda’s Games, Ducky Plucky, Carmel Apples, Refreshments. A one-price a super Harvest Festival ticket includes activities. No reservations needed, just come and have fun!
Facebook



RENSHAW FAMILY FARM – Freeport, PA
314 Ford City Rd, Freeport, PA 16229
Currently no information available for 2012 festival.



SCHRAMM FARMS FALL FEST – Jeannette, PA
OCTOBER 2012
WEEKDAYS M-F 9AM-7PM
WEEKENDS SAT 9AM-7\6PM / SUN 10AM-6PM
We have play hay, and a corn stalk maze free of charge. For a few dollars we offer pony rides and hay rides around the pumpkin patch. Facebook


SHENOT FARM HAYRIDES – Wexford, PA
September 29, 2012
WEEKENDS OCTOBER 2012 11AM-5PM
COLUMBUS DAY October 08, 2012 1PM-5PM
We offer hayrides to our pumpkin patch and corn maze. It is a great way to spend an afternoon with your family, and it’s the perfect time to get your jack-o-lanterns, cornstalks, straw bales, decorative Indian corn–as well as our delicious sweet corn, apples, cider, and vegetables. Of course don’t forget to stop at the fudge counter! Facebook


SIMMONS FARM FALL ACTIVITIES – McMurray, PA
170 Simmons Road, McMurray PA 15317
7 Days a week OCTOBER 2012 M-F 9AM-6:45PM Weekends 9AM-5:45PM
Scenic Hayride and Field Pass: $8.50
Pumpkin Scenic Hayride & Field Pass: $11.00
Over five acres of pumpkins, Free Apple sample and cup of cider, Hay maze and 3 acre corn maze and 1 acre corn maze, 100ft slide and smaller Fire Truck slide!, farm animals. Weekend Extra Activities Include: Food Concessions, Pumpkin Carving Display, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Typhoon, Apple Sling Shot, Music by Fiddlin’ Mike and the Fiddlin’ Around Band, Apple Picking (weekend activity availability due to weather may vary call ahead). Facebook


SOERGEL ORCHARDS FALL FESTIVAL – Wexford, PA
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS OCTOBER 11AM-5PM
September 22-23, 2012 to October 27-28, 2012
EAT: There will be a ton a great food every fall festival weekend including Amish donuts every Saturday for $1 each (cash only Amish donuts).
PLAY: Come play all your favorite festival games and try some new ones too! We have games suited for children of all ages and some free activities as well! Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, Cornstalk Maze, Straw Tunnel, Duck Pond, Duck Race, Sluice, Ring Toss, Bounce House, Train, Spin Art, Tiny Town play area*, Straw Stack*, Pirate Ship play area*, Farm Animals*
*denotes free activity
ENJOY: Pick your own pumpkins 11AM-5PM, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch 11AM-5PM, Pony rides 1PM-3PM, Horse drawn wagon rides 2PM-4PM, Free samples and demonstrations
Facebook / Facebook: Garden Center / Facebook: Naturally Soergels / Twitter / Pinterest


SPRING HOUSE MARKET PUMPKIN PATCH HAYRIDES – Washington, PA
EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY OCTOBER 2012 11AM-4PM
$6 per person + $3 to pick a pumpkin
Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, Pick your perfect pumpkin, Pumpkin Land Characters, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo,…and MORE! Facebook


TRAX FARMS 43rd FALL FESTIVAL – Finleyville, PA
EVERY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 22 to OCTOBER 28, 2012 10AM-5PM

FREE Admission
Hayrides: Adult $8, Children (3-12) $6, Children 2 and under are FREE
Enjoy a hayride to our pumpkin patch to pick-your-own pumpkin or see if you can find your way through our giant, 4-acre corn maze! There are fun things to do and great things to eat and drink including fresh apple cider and over 15 varieties of apples grown at Trax Farm, candy apples, heavenly pumpkin gobs and other seasonal treats from our bakery. Apple Cider and Caramel Apple Dip during fall festival only!
(Free Petting Zoo; Ticketed Activities include: Rainbow Express Train, Trax Challenge/ Corn Bin Mini Maze, Balloon Chase, Slide, Bounce House, Spin Art, Land Ball, Bungee Jumper, Wall Climb; Cash Activities include: Pony Rides and Glitter Tattoos)
Facebook


TRIPLE B FARMS FAMILY FALL APPLE and PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – Monongahela, PA
September 29, 2012 to October 31, 2012
WEEKENDS 10AM-6PM (begininng September 29th)
M-F 10AM-4PM Only Pumpkinland and Cornmaze ($2.50 each)
W-TH-F 4PM-7PM (beginning October 5th)
Open Columbus Day, October 08, 2012 12PM-6PM
Activity Wristband: $11.00 per child; $7.00 per adult
Children 2 and under FREE
Wristband includes: Boo Barn, Rope Maze, Pumpkinland, Funny Farm, Hayride, 2 Giant Slides, Barnyard Carnival, Cornmaze, Farm Flinger, Duck Derby, Duck Slide Facebook

WOODWARD’S ORCHARD – Chippewa Twp, PA
727 Achortown Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Monday-Saturday 10AM-5PM
Welcome to Woodward’s Orchard. We are a family owned orchard located in Chippewa Township. (Above Brady’s Run Park) Our store will open for the season August 1st 2012 Hope to see you. God bless you. 724-891-0102

CORN MAZES
Many of the above pumpkin patches include corn mazes, please check the descriptions. The following are corn mazes only.


COLUMBIANA MAZE CRAZE – Columbiana, OH
45107 State Route 14 Columbiana, Ohio 44408
(Corner of State Routes 7 and 14)

OCTOBER 2012
Wednesdays: 5PM-10PM (last ticket sold at 8pm)
Fridays: 5PM-12AM midnight (last ticket sold at 10pm)
Saturdays: 11AM-12AM midnight (last ticket sold at 10pm)
Sundays: 11AM-9PM (last ticket sold at 7pm)
(Check website for weekend weather closures.)
Ages 12 and Over $9.00 Children 5 to 11 $7.00
Hayrides: $3.00 Ages 4 and up / Barrel train rides: $1.00 per ride (S/S 12PM-5PM)
(Check website for group rates and other rates/discounts.)
NEW THIS YEAR…GEM STONE MINING ATTRACTION!!!
The maze this season is 20 amazing acres, 4 separate mazes in 2012, 18 checkpoints to locate! Play FSI and Farm Tracks. Gemstone Mining Attraction, Straw Pyramids, Corn Box, Corn Hole, Wood Cut-outs for Photos, Swingset, Hayrides and Barrel Train rides (Saturdays and Sundays check prices), Concessions by GandG (sausage sandwiches, steak hoagies, corn dogs, great french fries, apple dumplings, lemon shakes, ice cream, popcorn, and more! This is not a haunted maze, but you are welcome to come after dark and bring your own flashlight, or you can purchase one for $3.00 when you arrive.
*Pumpkins supplied by local farmers are available to purchase
/ Facebook



WOODEN NICKEL BUFFALO FARM CORN MAZE
5970 Koman Road Edinboro, PA 16412
(814)734-2833 Toll Free: 1-866-203-5268

Open Friday August 31, 2012
Website / Facebook

LINKS TO LINKS
Fairs/Festivals – Western PA
Pumpkin Patches and more – Western PA

FALL IN PA
Fall in PA
Pittsburgh Fall Foliage Driving Tours

VISIT BEAVER COUNTY/PA
VisitBeaverCounty.com
PAvisnet.com – Beaver
VisitPA.com

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 fall! 🙂

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Our Trip to the Bunny Trolley 2011


Last year we made our first trip to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA to ride the Bunny Trolley. Adaline loved it and we’re planning a trip this year too. The Bunny Trolley opened yesterday.

Adaline enjoyed playing on the kid-sized trolley.

All aboard the Bunny Trolley!

Waiting for the Easter Bunny.

Adaline sticking her foot out of the window at the same time the lady is telling everyone to keep their arms and legs inside the trolley at all times.

The Easter Bunny arrives!

Adaline meets the Easter Bunny…handshakes and high-fives!

Weeee! The trolley is moving!

Time for photos with the Bunny.

After the trolley ride we got a chance to make a keepsake Easter card. Adaline colored with crayons and markers and we traced her hand.

Next was the Easter Egg “Hunt”.

Adaline really enjoyed picking up eggs and putting them in her basket. There was a limit of 7 eggs per child otherwise she would’ve been happy to collect them all!

Adaline’s stash from the hunt.

Believe it or not Adaline talked about the Bunny Trolley all year and she’s so excited to go back again this year and bring her baby brother.

If you live locally be sure to check out my post listing local Easter Egg Hunts and other events!

Related Posts:
*Happy Easter 2011
*A Loooong Trip Down Bunnylane
*Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs (Links)
*Easter Bunny Footprints

* 50+ Easter Egg Decorating Ideas (Links)

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LOCAL: Beaver County Easter Egg Hunts and Events (2012)


ATTENTION: This list was originally from March/April 2012 and has been removed. You can find the updated list for 2014 here. I’m trying to add more events as I find them. Please check the Beaver County Family Fun Facebook Page for updates. Thank you.

BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Visit Beaver County)
BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Town Center Beaver County Main Street Network)
BEAVER COUNTY EVENTS (PA Vendors)
For Easter Egg Hunt listings for PA and other states try:
*EasterEggHuntsAndEvents.org

Beaver County Easter Egg Hunts and Events 2012


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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).

VISIT BEAVER COUNTY, PA
BEAVER COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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PAvisnet.com – Beaver
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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
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!

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
Beaver County YMCA / Facebook
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.”
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.

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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