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The holiday season is in full swing. There are no shortage of things taking place around the county this weekend. This definitely feels like one of the busier weekends of the year. Visitbeavercounty.com put together a great guide of everything going on, and you can check it out by going clicking here. With so many to choose from, here is our top five!

Christmas at the Vicary Mansion

This is probably somewhere most people in Beaver County have never been to. So what is it? The historic Vicary Mansion in Freedom is decorated to resemble Christmas from the 1800’s. Various Christmas trees will highlight decorations from different eras. Candles on a Civil War decorated tree will be lit at 5 pm and 7 pm Christmas music will be presented by local choirs. Demonstrations by bobbin lace makers, tatters and woodcarvers. Make and take Christmas decorations for children of all ages. The best part about this event is that it’s free, although they do welcome donations. It’s going on Saturday, December 3, from 2-8 pm. 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom.

Beaver County Festival of Trees

Year 27 for the Festival of Trees, held at the Bradys Run Park Lodge. It’s sponsored by U.S. SARR Corp. Walk into a Winter Wonderland and be amazed with a wide variety of creatively designed Christmas trees displayed each with a different theme and wreaths. Visit the North Pole Café, Santa Land, Candy Lane gift shop, enjoy the newly expanded model train display and local entertainment. Dasher will be here too! Free shuttle service from the Beaver County Ice Arena parking lot. The cost to attend is $6 ages 13-62; $5 seniors 63+; $3 children 6-12; 5 and under free. The Festival of Trees takes place Friday-Sunday 12-9 pm. You can can find more info at www.beavercountyfestivaloftrees.org

Elf the Musical, Jr. 

Everyone knows the Christmas movie, “Elf.” Well, this is Elf the Musical, Jr. – aka it’s for kids! Follow along as everyone’s favorite Christmas-loving elf Buddy, sets off on his comedic quest to and his true identity. It’s going on all weekend at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s  Main Stage in Midland. Tickets are $20, $18, or $15. Show times are Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm. For tickets, call 724-576-4644 option 2.

R-ACT’s Annual Holiday Radio Show

The Radio Show provides an opportunity for audience members to experience some of what home entertainment was like in the past. This year they will perform “Meet Me in St. Louis”, which tells the adventures of an American family in anticipation of the World’s Fair of 1904. As always, a local non-profit organization will receive all money collected. It takes place at the Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton. Tickets are $8. 7 pm. For tickets, call 724-775-6844. Visit them on the web at www.RACTProductions.com

Beaver Valley Choral Society “Christmas is Coming” Concert

Enjoy the holidays with this thrilling concert of sacred Christmas choral and orchestral music featuring our choir of 100 voices and 20 musicians. Arrive early for good seating. The concert begins at 4 pm, and admission is free. Donations appreciated. It will be held at Pathway Church, 239 Braun Road, Chippewa Township, Beaver Falls. www.bvchoralsociety.org

Have fun, be safe, and enjoy the Christmas spirit this weekend!

Marc is a lifelong resident of Beaver County. A 2001 graduate of Center High School and 2005 graduate of Point Park University, Marc is employed by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and officiates high school and college football. Follow Marc on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram @marcgrando