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. 7 in historic Town Center. Activities are sponsored by the City of Grove City and Heart of Grove City. Don’t miss holiday shopping, visits with Santa, live entertainment, the annual Christmas parade, tree lighting and more.

Visitors shop at Town Center businesses and Mistletoe Market locations; including City Hall, Grove City Brewing Company and Plum Run Winery; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for seasonal, creative gift items, artwork, decorations and delicious treats to enjoy or share with others while strolling through town. Don’t miss the Secret Santa shop located in the Grove City Museum, for children to purchase gifts for loved ones.

Download the Mistletoe Market Map. and Christmas Celebration Map

Christmas Celebration schedule:

  • 8 to 10 a.m.           Breakfast with Santa, Grove City Masonic Lodge
  • 2 to 6:30 p.m.        Meet Santa in the George Edge Music Park on Broadway, take your own photo or receive a print for a $5 contribution to T.W.I.G. 184 benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.   Ice sculptor at Jackson Street and Broadway
    4:30 to 6:30 p.m.   Live reindeer at Arbutus Avenue and Park Street
    4:30 to 6:30 p.m.   Holiday entertainment at the stage on Park Street, west of Broadway
  • 7 p.m.                    Grove City Community Christmas Parade

Holiday entertainment at Park Street stage schedule:

  • 4:30-5 p.m.      “Signs” of Christmas performing yuletide favorites set to American Sign Language
  • 5-5:30 p.m.       Grove City High School Choir
  • 5:30-6 p.m.       Central Crossing High School Choir
  • 6-6:30 p.m.       Grove City Christian School Choir
  • 7:30-7:45 p.m.  Tree Lighting (immediately following the parade)

The Grove City Community parade steps off at 7 p.m. and winds through the Town Center along Wilbur Avenue, Columbus Street, Broadway and Park Street. Santa, Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage and City Council members will depart the parade route in front of the tree to lead the annual tree lighting countdown.

Visit the Grove City website for Christmas Celebration traffic and parking restrictions.

The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society Christmas Open House & Bus Tour is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m., visit the Christmas Open House & Bus Tour webpage for details.