9 ways to celebrate a Crawford County Christmas

The holiday season is very busy in our corner of Kansas. If none of the activities or events listed here interest you, be sure to check our full calendar.

#1 Downtown Pittsburg lights and Feztival of Trees

Saturday, November 19, 12p-7p
Sunday, November 20, 1p-7p
Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23, 4p-7p
Friday, November 25, 4p-7p
Saturday, November 26, 3p-7p

Lights are up throughout Downtown Pittsburg, and the Mirza Shriners are once again hosting their Annual Feztival of Trees. The Shriners forest of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and Shrine members is open to the public. Entry is $2 each, with kids 12 and under being free. Trees are raffled off as a fundraiser. Santa and the Grinch visit Saturday, November 19, Sunday November 20, Wednesday November 23, Friday November 25 and Saturday, November 26.

Mirza Temple Ballroom, 110 W 5th St, Pittsburg

#2 Holiday Craft Cocktail DIY

Friday, November 18, 6:30p

Learn to make signature cocktails and snack pairings for your upcoming holiday event. Celebrity bartenders will be on hand at this fundraiser for Miners Hall Museum.

701 S Broadway, Franklin

#3 Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 19, 8:30a-4p

Support local artists, businesses, and crafters.

Do all your holiday shopping in one great place. This will be an indoor and outdoor event. There is no cost to attend.

Landrith Event Center, 403 Brunetti Dr, McCune (old McCune school)

#4 Christmas Tree Lighting in Frontenac

Sunday, November 27, 5p

Commons Park, 114 E McKay St, Frontenac

#5 Pittsburg Christmas Parade

Monday, November 28, 6:30p

2022 is the 43rd annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Pittsburg. Marching bands, dance groups, animals and floats by area churches all participate.

Downtown Pittsburg

#6 Santa’s Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 9a

Celebrate the holidays with a special visit from Santa plus kids activities and hot cocoa.

Memorial Auditorium, 503 N Pine, Pittsburg

#7 Holiday Extravaganza Concert

Sunday, December 4, 3p

“Christmas Around the World” by the SEK Symphony will showcase Pittsburg State student conductors, PSU Dance Studio, SEK Danza Folklórica, local accordion player Gene Corsini, and more.

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg

#8 Christmas Parade & Festivities

Thursday, December 8, 6p

Downtown Girard

#9 KCS Holiday Express Train

Saturday, December 9, 4p

The festive, six-car holiday train brings Santa Claus and his elves in this annual tradition of charitable giving to the Salvation Army.

Elm & Monroe, Pittsburg

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