20 Christmas Events To Enjoy This Holiday Season

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Traditional Christmas events return this holiday season
Traditional Christmas events return this holiday season

Washington County, PA has it all for Christmas this holiday season – music, shopping, artistic performances, parades, children’s activities, a light up night, trolley rides and an old fashioned Christmas.

The area bursts at the seams with Christmas activities in 2021. Events that start first are listed first.

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Christmas in the Village Craft Festival
When: Nov 5 to 7 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
More about it: The theme is Candlelight Christmas. Stroll through their quaint town. Visit 50 crafters in various locations. Food will be served in three locations.
Where: Eldersville
Price: Free admission
Santa's Arrival
When: Nov 18
More about it: Santa & friends arrive at Washington Crown Center for the season.
Where: Washington Crown Center
Price: Free
Twelfth Night Tea for Ladies
When: Nov 20 at 12:00 Noon & 3:00 PM
More about it: Enjoy tea, pastries, and instruction in the art & politics of tea.
Where: Bradford House
Price: $30 per person – space is very limited
Scenery Hill Christmas Market & Light Up Night
When: Nov 20 & 27 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
More about it: Christmas tree lighting, Santa, shopping for gifts, baked goods, cider, cocoa & crafts for the kids.
Where: The Shoppes of Scenery Hill
Price: Free admission
Pick a live Christmas tree
When: Nov 24 to Dec 11 (except Thanksgiving) from 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM weekdays, 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM weekends
More about it: Choose from eight varieties of trees. Bring your own saw – no chainsaws or reciprocal saws – or borrow one of theirs.
Where: Candle Tree Farm
Price: $45 to $59
Arts and Crafts Holiday Marketplace
When: Nov 26 to 28 from 9:00 AM until 7:30 PM (Fri & Sat), 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sun
More about it: 30 booths of arts, crafts and food.
Where: Washington Crown Center
Price: Free admission
Ride The Santa Trolley
When: November 26 to 28, December 4 & 5, 11 & 12, and 18 & 19
More about it: Ride an old-fashioned trolley and meet Santa Claus at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.
Where: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Price: Adults $15, children $13, seniors $14
Madeline’s Christmas
When: Nov 26 to Dec 5
More about it: Take in a magical holiday adventure about a clever girl who saves the Christmas holidays with the help of unexpected friends.
Where: Little Lake Theatre
Price: Adults $16, children $14
Train Gang Model Trains
When: Nov 26 through Sun Dec 19 (except Mondays), hours vary
More about it: See model trains run through towns & villages and listen to train whistles.
Where: Washington Crown Center
Price: Free (donations go to local charities)
Christmas Craft & Vendor Show
When: Nov 27 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
More about it: Candles, soaps, gifts & more
Where: Prosperity Social Hall
Price: Free admission
Preschool at the Park
When: Dec 1 at 10:00 AM
More about it: It's a Christmas Pajama Party. Hear stories, enjoy a Christmas snack and do a winter craft. Oh, and wear pajamas.
Where: Mingo Creek Park Office
Price: $3 – advance registration required
Candy Cane Hunt
When: Dec 2 at 4:30 PM
More about it: Parks and Recreation hid candy canes along the Old Spring Trail. Children can bring a flashlight to find them, enjoy cookies and hot cocoa.
Where: Mingo Creek Park Shelter 1
Price: $2 – advance registration required
Jazzy Little Christmas
When: Dec 2 & 3 at 7:00 PM
More about it: Enjoy an evening filled with fun, laughter, Christmas music & dessert as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound bring their award-winning sound to Washington County.
Where: Crossroads Ministries
Price: $20
Holiday Market
When: Dec 3 from 4:00 PM until the start of the parade
More about it: Shopping, food, children’s activities, photos with Santa & live holiday entertainment.
Where: Community Pavilion in downtown Washington
Price: Free admission
Holiday Gift Shoppe
When: Dec 3 & 4
More about it: Historic Bradford House is full of local vendors. People can stop before the Holiday Market or the day after.
Where: Bradford House
Price: Free self-guided tours
Ho Ho Ho with the WSO
When: Dec 4 at 7:30 PM & Dec 5 at 3:00 PM
More about it: After shopping at the Holiday Gift Shoppe & dinner, it's off to a holiday concert.
Where: Trinity High School
Price: Ticket prices weren't posted as of publication date
Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas
When: Dec 3 & 4
More about it: It's like walking into a Hallmark movie – trees, festive store fronts, a parade with Santa, Candy Cane Land, Kid’s Christmas Corner, a gift market, food court, choirs and entertainers.
Where: Downtown Canonsburg
Price: Free admission
Christmas Belles
When: Dec 9 to 18
More about it: Return to Little Lake for their 2nd festive holiday show, a hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve.
Where: Little Lake Theatre
Price: Adults $22, children $16
Happy Holidays, With Love
When: Dec. 10 & 11 at 7:30 PM, Dec 12 at 3:00 PM
More about it: Old Schoolhouse Players present a play for people who may be feeling that you’re missing the traditional sights and sounds of the season. They promise songs, scenes & stories that will warm you up for the holidays.
Where: Mt Pleasant Township Community Center
Price: $22, students & seniors $18, children $10
Christmas Leg Lamp
When: Through Jan 7
More about it: See a unique Christmas decoration – a 20-foot high leg lamp. Bring the camera. Get ready to smile.
Where: The Pagac residence in Centerville – it can be seen from Route 40
Price: Free

Washington County is filled with things to do this Christmas – twenty holiday events at fifteen locations. Younger children and adults will find things to watch and things to do.

Events that are canceled following the article publication are removed from the list.

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