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Historic Fort Steuben's Holiday Event:
Nutcracker Village and Advent Market

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The Magic Continues!

Join us for the area's most magical holiday celebration - while maintaining all Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

Due to the changing directives from state and local authorities, it is best to call or email to confirm event schedules.

From November 24 to January 9, Fort Steuben Park and the streets and storefronts of Historic Downtown Steubenville will be inhabited by over 150 life size Nutcrackers created by Nelson's of Steubenville depicting local, literary, popular and historical characters - most open for viewing 24/7. For the five weekends following Thanksgiving, vendors will sell their wares from rustic chalets in the Advent Market located around the 30' Christmas Tree in Fort Steuben Park. Food and music will add to the festivities. The unique Nutcrackers and several fairytale figures will stand guard in Fort Steuben Park welcoming visitors young and old under a canopy of colorful lights. The Holiday Gift Shop in the Visitor Center will offer gifts and souvenirs of the Nutcracker Village as well as our usual variety of books, toys, historical maps and old-fashioned gifts. Tours of Historic Fort Steuben will be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 2-8pm and Sundays from 1-6pm for a taste of 18th century life in the Ohio frontier (admission fee $1).

For a list of all events and activities and up-to-date schedules go to


The 2020 Collectible Nutcracker is now on sale at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center!

Click HERE to get an order form.

2020 Advent Market and Events
***All scheduled events subject to change. Please call 740-283-1787 to confirm dates and times.***

A variety of food and craft vendors will be on site for the 2020 Advent Market - all conforming to current Ohio and Jefferson County Health Department directives.

Advent Market Dates & Regular Hours:

  • Fridays 2PM - 8PM, Saturdays 2-8PM Sundays 1PM - 6PM ·- Closed Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day

  • November 27th - November 29th

  • December 4th - December 6th Saturday, Dec. 5 (Nutcracker Magic Parade) Market open 11am to 8pm

  • December 11th - December 13th

  • December 18th - December 20th

  • December 26th - December 27th

Visitor Center and Holiday Gift Shop

120 S. 3rd Street, Steubenville

The Fort Steuben Visitor Center Holiday Gift Shop will be open for guests to shop and will be stocked with Christmas gifts, toys, nutcrackers, nutcracker village memorabilia, books and Christmas décor throughout the season.

  • Monday - Thursday 10AM - 6PM

  • Friday - Saturday 10AM - 8PM

  • Sunday 12PM - 6PM

  • **closed 12/24 - 12/25 and 12/31 - 1/1**


Group Tour Leaders

Call for information 740-283-4935


Would you like to be a part of the magic? Sponsorships are available!


Donations of any amount are welcome:

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Photos from the 2019 Event

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