- All are invited to enjoy a pre-recorded holiday celebration show on the City of Grove City Facebook page from the comfort and safety of home. Put on your coziest holiday sweater, grab your hot cocoa, and stream the virtual Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Follow along as Santa and his elves harvest and decorate the Town Center Christmas tree before joining Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage for a virtual tree lighting. The show includes a musical celebration of the season with virtual performances from local high school choirs and bands. Santa will visit local businesses and answer questions submitted by curious young minds. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see how Santa prepares for the season.
- There’s nothing like the magic of a letter from Santa to light up a child’s face. By special arrangement with the North Pole, the City of Grove City established a direct mail route to Santa. Youngsters can drop their letters in Santa’s mailbox Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 6. His mailbox is located in front of the Grove City Welcome Center & Museum, 3378 Park St. To receive a response, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with every letter.
- The City of Grove City and Heart of Grove City 2020 holiday activities open with the fourth annual Nutcracker Hunt. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 28, find all 30 nutcrackers at local Town Center businesses for a chance to win a grand prize holiday basket. Families and businesses are encouraged to share Nutcracker Hunt adventures and photos. Remember to mask up and social distance while hunting.
- Capture the magic of the season with a call from Santa the week of Dec 7. Make a reservation, beginning at noon, Monday, Nov. 30 to schedule a call with Santa, for a $5 per family donation to the Jackson Township Firefighters for Kids toy drive. Families will receive a call for a brief, personal chat with Santa. Calls are available Mon., Dec. 7 or Wed., Dec. 9 evenings. Register online: select “Search” then “Activity Search.” Enter “Santa” or “5142012” in keyword search field. A household account is needed to register; call 614-277-3050 set one up.
- There’s no place like home for the holidays! The Taylor Team – Keller Williams Premier Realty and Visit Grove City are hosting a Grove City Holiday Festival of Lights contest during December for exterior decorations at Grove City residences and businesses. Entry forms for the contest and People’s Choice voting is encouraged and the top three winners receive a prize. Learn more and register on the Taylor Team website.
- Don’t miss the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Arts in the Alley Home Edition shopping, art and entertainment throughout the season, visit the Arts in the Alley Home Edition Marketplace for holiday shopping and more.
Share your holiday adventures using the hashtag #GroveCityChristmas and as always, #GroveCityAdventures. For additional information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 614-277-3050.