Preparation is well under way for this year’s Nutcracker Village, Advent Market and Christmas Parade.
Having met with such huge success last year, The Nutcracker Village has grown from 37 characters to an impressive, almost unimaginable 112! Bringing even more excitement to the Village/Fort Steuben Park is the addition of a 30′ Christmas tree to be erected over the fountain. There will also be other new, festive decorations added both outside and in the Magical Christmas Wonderland located inside the Visitor Center. The Advent Market will have a larger number of vendors as well and will be open more weekends.
The Village will be open from November 22nd through January 8th in the Fort Steuben Park. The Advent Market will be open for Light-up Night November 22nd, and the weekends of November 25th – 27th, December 2nd – 4th, December 9th-11th, and December 16th – 18th. Trolley Tours and Hayrides will also be a part of the festivities, as well as the indoor “Magical Christmas Wonderland and Gift Shop”.
There will also be a Nutcracker Original Musical ‘The Wooden Heart Follies’ presented at the Masonic Hall at 2:00pm on four Sunday afternoons (November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18). Admission is $7 – adults, $4 – students, and under 6 years is free. Tickets can be obtained at the Steubenville Visitor Center or at the door.
The Steubenville Christmas Parade “Sights & Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic” takes place right in the middle of all this excitement on Saturday, December 10th at Noon. Of course, the parade will include a number of the Nutcrackers, who will ‘escape’ from the Village just long enough to participate. Be sure to attend and watch for your favorite character. Last year the parade drew the largest crowd since the 1950’s and we are hoping for a repeat this year!
So mark your calendar now and set aside a few days because you won’t be able to get it all done in just one!
The Nutcracker Village, Advent Market, Magical Christmas Wonderland and Gift Shop, Trolley Tours & Hayrides are all located at, or leave from, Fort Steuben Park and Visitor Center, 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville, OH. The Masonic Hall, site of the Nutcracker Musical Production “The Wooden Heart Follies” is located at 227 North 4th Street, Steubenville. The Steubenville Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Steubenville along Fourth Street from North to South Street.
For more information: Call 740.283.1787.