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2018 Holiday Calendar

2018 Holiday Calendar


Seasons greetings from the staff at the Scioto Voice! Check out our 2018 Holiday Calendar for the best Christmas events in our area!



The Christmas Cave


The Christmas Cave is a self-guided Christmas light display presented uniquely in the beautiful and mysterious passageways of an old underground mine.


When: Every Friday and Saturday from 4PM-10PM until December 22nd

Where: White Gravel Mines Minford, Ohio

Cost: Free admission, $1 donation is appreciated




‘Twas the Murder Before Christmas!


It’s Christmas time at the McPherson house. The entire dysfunctional family has joined together to meet uncle Charlie’s new bride, Tatiana, on Christmas Eve. Charlie is wealthy and the family is DYING to get their hands on his money!


When: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Where: Shawnee State Park Lodge

Cost: Ranged from $50 for dinner and a show to $249 room packages



Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Courthouse


The Scioto County Courthouse official Christmas tree lighting ceremony invites all residents to attend!


When: Friday, November 30thfrom 12-2 PM

Where: Scioto County Courthouse located at 602 7thStreet in Portsmouth

Cost: Free


Christmas Village


Come enjoy a spectacular lighted Appalachian village with tons of holiday activities to choose from!


When: Friday, November 30thfrom 5-9PM

Where: Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington, WV

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children


25thAnnual New Boston Breakfast with Santa


Bring your children for a free breakfast with Santa Claus!


When: Saturday, December 1stfrom 9-11AM

Where: Vern Riffe Community Center in New Boston

Cost: Free



Portsmouth Wind Symphony-The Power of Christmas


Join us to celebrate the POWER of Christmas, as we explore music that will help put us in the mood for “The MOST wonderful time of the year”, to quote Andy Williams! The Portsmouth West High School Choir and their director, Linda Tieman will be with us and we will sing and play our way through the tons of Christmas music we have in our library.


When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Cost: $10 per person



New Boston’s Christmas Parade


Join New Boston as they usher in the Christmas season with their annual XMAS parade!

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5 PM

Where: Pat Catan’s in New Boston, Ohio

Cost: Free


Christmas Tour of Homes


Join the Friends of the Highlands for a tour of beautiful homes decorated in Christmas splendor. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.


When: December 1st11AM-5PM, December 2nd1PM-5PM

Where: Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in Ashland, Kentucky

Cost: $25


Christmas Open House 2018


Check out the beautiful decorations at the Shawnee State Lodge and be tempted by the delicious

holiday buffet!


When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Where: Shawnee State Park Lodge

Cost: Free


Friends of Portsmouth presents Toyota Winterfest


Boneyfiddle’s Market Square becomes a winter wonderland this holiday season, with skating, millions of lights, and more than a few surprises! Join us for this modern take on an old-fashioned, downtown Christmas and get your spirits merry and bright.


When: December 1st from January 1st 11 am to 9 pm.
Where: Market Square Market Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Cost: Admission is free but events (such as ice skating) have fees. Check out their website for more information.


Main Street Portsmouth Tour of Lofts


MSP is brining back a classic event with a tour of the lofts. Take a casual Sunday stroll through various downtown Portsmouth lofts and see the storied history of the downtown.


When: Sunday, December 2ndfrom 1-5PM

Where: Main Street Portsmouth, located at 342 2ndstreet in Portsmouth

Cost: $20


Holidays at Adena


Step back 200 years into the home of the Worthington family for a special holiday tour at Adena!


When: November 26th, 27th, December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11thfrom 10AM to 4Pm

Where: Adena Mansion in Chillicothe, Ohio

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children


Christmas Town at Dogwood Pass


When: Every Wednesday through Friday from 2-9PM until December 30th

Where: Dogwood Pass in Beaver, Ohio

Cost: $5-$10



Portsmouth Civic Chorale- Christmas Concert


Begin your advent and Christmas seasons with beautiful choral music at historic All Saints’ Church.


When: Sunday, December 2ndat 4:30PM

Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth

Cost: Free


Annual Greenup Christmas Parade


When: Thursday, December 6that 6PM

Where: First Baptist Church located at 1116 Main Street in Greenup

Cost: Free


Le Nutcracker Cirque


The classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker presented with a circus twist!

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7 PM
Where: Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Cost: $45 for adults, $25 for students, and $15 for children


A December to Remember Christmas in Recovery


A great work ministries and raw addiction are coming together to create a night of sober holiday fun. Bring your dancing shoes!


When: Saturday, December 15thfrom 7PM to 10PM

Where: 17thStreet armory in Portsmouth

Cost: Free



80thAnnual Jaycee’s Christmas Parade


Join the City of Portsmouth in a true holiday tradition! The parade was rescheduled and will now work in conjunction with Portsmouth Winterfest.


When: Saturday, December 15that 5PM

Where: Steps off at Portsmouth High School

Cost: Free



A Port City Pub Christmas


Join the crew of the Pub for an old fashioned Xmas party complete with food and drink specials. Wear your ugliest sweater or best Christmas costume!


When: Saturday, December 15thfrom 6-11PM

Where: Port City Pub located at 424 Chillicothe Street

Cost: Free admission



Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols


Second Presbyterian Church is exited to host their annual festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring more than 75 participants in the choir and full orchestra!

When: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Second Presbyterian Church – Portsmouth, OH

Cost: Free

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