Two hundred nutcrackers adorn the streets of the historic business district as Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village celebrates the Christmas season in style.
The intricately detailed nutcrackers are designed and made locally by the workshops at Nelson’s of Steubenville. Long known as German keepsakes representing good luck and protection, nutcrackers became synonymous with Christmas thanks to Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker Suite in 1892.
Young and old alike will enjoy strolling through this elaborate village as you recognize familiar faces from The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, John Glenn, Father Christmas, and many more. The display is open 24/7; however, the magic takes place on weekends.
The Holiday Market, located in Steuben Park, features gifts and decor for all your holiday needs. And who could miss the 32’ Christmas tree with model trains running around the tree? A forest of Animated Trees lights up the central lawn while movies, Holly Trolley, puppet shows, and more excitement await.
The town of Steubenville doesn’t let the celebration end there. Hayrides, children’s crafts, carolers, and who can resist taking the chill off at the German Gluhwein Garden? Enjoy an Eastern European Christmas tradition with a cup of hot cider or mulled wine.
If you can find all the nutcrackers, stop by Leonardo’s Coffeehouse, claim a prize, and vote on your favorite. Check out the second floor and enjoy the exhibit of classical Christmas Masterpieces.
The Steubenville Nutcracker village is a blend of tradition, holiday excitement, stunning craftsmanship, and small-town celebration. Create new memories or celebrate favorite childhood memories with a visit to Steubenville this holiday season.
For more information, please visit The Steubenville Nutcracker Village.