The Update | Last-Minute Market at B&O Station; Holiday Home Tour in Columbiana

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual Last-Minute Market and Art Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16-17, at B&O Station banquet hall, 530 Mahoning Ave.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $1 (free for children 12 and under).

The event is presented by Artists of the Rust Belt and will feature unique items made by local artisans.

An array of handmade cards, jewelry, reclaimed and repurposed décor, paintings, photography, crochet fashions, soaps, mandala designs, leather workings, local honey products, confections, baked goods and more will be for sale. The items make for original Christmas gifts.

The historic building will be decorated for the season. On the first floor, vendors will sell fine spirits and other beverages and food, adding to the nostalgic atmosphere of this holiday tradition.

Holiday Home Tour in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Women’s Club’s annual holiday home tour will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

Six homes in Columbiana and Leetonia will be decked out in holiday décor and will be open to visitors on the self-guided tour.

Cost is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Willows by Wehr, 702 E. Park Ave.; and Sitler the Printer, 707 E. Park Ave. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at Columbiana Women’s Club, 121 N. Main St., starting at 1:30 p.m.

Lecture on Christmas Tree Decorations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Have you ever wondered why Christmas trees are decorated with garland and tinsel? And what’s with the pickle ornament?

Those questions and more will be answered Dec. 21 when local Christmas historian George Johnson delivers his presentation at the Tyler History Center, downtown.

Johnson’s address, titled “Why in the World Is that on a Christmas Tree,” will take place at noon and is part of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s monthly Bites and Bits of History series.

Guests can bring a lunch to the free educational event.

Pictured at top: Jewelry by Lunalu will be one of the vendors at the Last-Minute Market.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.