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Holidays at the Fort

The 18th century frontier fort will be lit and open but will be just a part of the 2021 Christmas at the Fort festivities beginning November 23. As in the past six years, the entire city block that encompasses Historic Fort Steuben, the First Federal Land Office, and Fort Steuben Park is transformed into a magical holiday experience with lights, music, and numerous activities. From the Advent Market with chalets filled with crafts and gifts and food to Fairytale Friends and Nutcrackers to enchant the young, Fort Steuben Park will be a destination for families making holiday memories.

New this year will be Firetruck Train Rides, Milly's Kid Zone, and Friday Christmas films on the weekends. The Holly Trolley will make its rounds through the downtown, stopping at the Model Railroad Display and the Jefferson County Historical Mansion Museum. Christmas choirs and the Courthouse Light Show add to the festivities. The event is now part of the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail, one of 43 attractions selected by Ohio Tourism to help visitors find these awesome displays around the state.

Visitors can tour the Fort and then browse the Christmas & More Gift Shoppe, see the model train village, and write letters to Santa in the Visitor Center. All proceeds go to support Historic Fort Steuben. Special thanks go to the many sponsors who help keep most of the activities free, especially Trinity Health System, Eastern Gateway Community College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, WTOV9, M&M True Value Hardware, Eastern Construction, and IBEW. #OhioForTheHolidays

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