The Grove City community is invited to celebrate a full day of holiday spirit at the Grove City Christmas Celebration, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 in historic Town Center. Activities are sponsored by the City of Grove City, the Grove City Town Center Inc., Grove City Museum and others. Don’t miss shopping, visits with Santa, live entertainment, a parade and much more.
In the George Edge Music Park on Broadway, children can meet Santa and parents can take their own photo or receive one for a $5 contribution to T.W.I.G. 184 benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Donations of money, food or personal hygiene products for the Grove City Food Pantry and of toys and gift cards for the Jackson Township Firefighters for Kids holiday toy program also are accepted on the plaza.
During Mistletoe Market from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. shop for unique, creative, one-of-a-kind gift items, decorations, artwork and delicious treats to enjoy or share with others while strolling through festive market spaces in City Hall and Town Center businesses. Included in the Mistletoe Market is a Secret Santa shop located in the Grove City Museum for children to purchase gifts to present anonymously to loved ones playing upon a tradition of giving celebrated around the world. The Mistletoe Market vendors are located inside City Hall and various Town Center businesses, a map will soon be available on the Heart of Grove City website.
Experience the sights of community history and holiday traditions. Celebrate an afternoon of old-style holiday fun on the Historic Christmas Tour from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Stop by Century Village, 4185 Orders Road; the Grant-Sawyer Home, 4126 Haughn Road; or the Grove City Museum, 3378 Park St., to enjoy a ride to each destination. Tours end at 4:30 p.m.
From 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, view reindeer at the southeast corner of Civic Place and Broadway.
The Grove City Community parade steps off at 7 p.m. after the parade wraps up, Santa returns to help light the community tree in the Town Center Plaza.