The Grove City community is invited to celebrate an entire weekend of holiday fun at the Grove City Christmas Celebration, Heart of Grove City Mistletoe Market and more. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Town Center.
Kicking off the celebration is the Heart of Grove City Christmas parade, which steps off at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 and winds through the Town Center. Following the parade, Santa joins Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage and city council members as they lead the annual countdown to light the Hometown Christmas Tree at Broadway and Park Street.
“We look forward to welcoming the community in celebration of the holidays as we light the Town Center Christmas trees,” said Stage. “Two days of family fun and festive activities, including a Community Winds concert, bring seasonal joy to our community.”
More holiday activities throughout the weekend include:
•Photos with Santa, 4 from 6:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 – Parents can take their own photo or receive a print for a $5 donation, benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in the Mistletoe Market tent.
•“Reindeer” Rides, 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the green space at Arbutus Avenue and Park Street.
•Breakfast with Santa, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, Grove City Masonic Lodge 689, 3558 Park St.
•Maker’s Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, Visit Grove City, 3995 Broadway.
•Grove City Community Winds and Chamber Singers Concert, 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road.
•Christmas in the Village, hosted by the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec.3, Century Village, 4185 Orders Road.
Throughout December, residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a variety of fun activities:
•The Nutcracker Hunt, Friday, Dec. 2 through Tuesday, Jan. 3, in historic Town Center.
•“Treats for Wildlife,” Gardens at Gantz Farms holiday display at Gantz Park, 2255 Home Road.
•Share your festively decorated home on the 2022 Grove City Christmas Lights Tour map. Include your home on the tour map for others to drive by and enjoy your holiday display.
•Various holiday activities are hosted at the Grove City Library, 3959 Broadway, and Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3891 Broadway.
•Christmas photo stops. Take holiday selfies or family photos and tag us in your social media post using hashtag #GroveCityChristmas.
Visit GroveCityOhio.gov for all activities or call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 614-277-3050.