Deck the Halls in Beaver County
Fa la la la la la la la la….It’s that time of year when our main streets are lit with twinkling lights and draped with greenery. Santa and his elves roam around everywhere, oh and snow…lots and lots of snow, you may even feel like you’re inside a snow globe that’s been shaken just a bit too much. So we say tis’ the season for plenty of festivities that let you experience the holidays in Western Pa.
Activate your holiday cheer at Beaver Light Up Night. An annual tradition, that kicks off with a Santa parade the day after Thanksgiving and other events that continue through Small Business Saturday. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides through the picturesque town, live musical performances, magical Zambelli fireworks, gift-friendly boutiques, and incredible restaurants. It’s as if you’ve been transported to a town straight out of a Hallmark Movie. Need a place to stay? Check out the postcard-worthy Todd House or Riverside B&B, both close to where the action happens! For a more remote reprieve, Felicity Farms B&B is an excellent choice with panoramic views of the countryside and plenty of room to dash through the snow.
November 26; Light Up Festival begins at 5 pm
November 27; Small Business Saturday starts at 11 am
Beaver Falls’ wide main street is truly the perfect location for a parade. The annual and beloved Beaver Falls Christmas Parade and Winterfest are on November 27, starting at 6 pm on 7th Ave. from 17th St. (McDonald’s area) to 10th St. This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Movies,” and there will be a Facebook contest for “best window decorations” for downtown merchants, and “Best in Show” for parade participants.
There is so much to do in December in Beaver that you might as well make a weekend out of it!
Kick-off the month of December at the Ellwood City Area Chamber Light-Up Weekend on Friday, December 3 from 5:30-8 pm for music, vendors, food, fireworks, and of course the tree lighting! On Saturday, December 4, participate in the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run starting on Joffree Street near Helling Stadium in Ewing Park. Register Here! Continue the fun at the Reindeer Route at 5:30 pm. Pack up your family, snacks, and wear your best holiday pajamas and get in line at Spring and Glen Avenue to enjoy this magical ride. The best part, you don’t even have to leave your vehicle. Perfect for us folks that like to relax in style and stay warm.
For more drive-thru parade fun, visit Ambridge’s Christmas on Merchant Street Live on December, 3 beginning at 6 pm. This unique holiday event features a “reverse parade” where motorists in a single line drive down Merchant Street looking at festively decorated businesses. Carolers, Christmas inflatables, a live nativity, the Ambridge High marching band, and more joyous activities pack Merchant Street.
More, more, more! The fun doesn’t stop in Beaver County! Welcome the holiday season on December 4 with the New Brighton Community Life Committee at their annual Christmas in the Park event held at Townsend Park. The event will begin at 5 pm, with the official lighting of the decorations at 6:00 pm with Santa promptly arriving after. The Wassail Walk, which runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, is a fun night of walking the New Brighton Business District, enjoying time with your friends, getting to know the merchants downtown, and sampling their wondrous wassail and hors d’oeuvre. The evening will begin at the library where participants will receive a map, which also doubles as the ballot for the Best Wassail and Best Hors d’oeuvre awards. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased at the library. The library will also be hosting a Christmas shopping boutique, 50/50 raffle, and other auctions.
Have A Very Merry Christmas in Chippewa with their first walk-through holiday event on December 4, from 4-8 pm. Visits from Santa and Mrs. Clause, vendors, food, live music, light displays, and more, ensure an evening of festive family fun! There is a $10 fee per vehicle and you can pre-purchase tickets here. The Day of Fee will be $15 at the gate per vehicle.
The Monaca Borough Hometown Christmas, December 4 from 1:30-5:30 pm, begins with a parade starting at St. Johns Church and ending at Washington Place where activities, food, music, a gingerbread house contest, caroling, and a bake sale awaits. The traditional lighting of the Christmas tree is at 5:30 pm. Entertainment includes DJ Ziggy, the Beaver County Brass, and caroling by R-ACT Theatre. While you’re there, stroll through town and view the decorative nutcrackers that will be displayed.
Believe it or not, there are event more winter-themed, holiday events happening around Beaver County, all through the month of December. Check out our events calendar, or stay tuned for our next blog post! Don’t see your community event on our calendar? Simply sign-up on our website and submit your event for approval and promotion!