Memories of Christmas Past

Admission for Memories of Christmas Past in Youngstown is approx. $10/person.

  • When: Usually the week before Thanksgiving to The first week of January  Tuesday – Sunday (closed on all Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve) from 12 – 4pm and Twilight Thursdays open until 7pm.
  • Location: (Map It) The Arms Family Museum at 648 Wick Ave. in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-743-2589
  • Web: click here

Memories of Christmas Past in Youngstown revisits the best holiday memories from your childhood.  This annual holiday spectacular at the Arms Family Museum features breathtaking vignettes and vintage Christmas decor from the 1800s through the 1960s. It fills seven rooms of the 1095 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms.

This one-of-a-kind winter wonderland rivals the best of the professional holiday displays as seen in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. Exquisitely arranged, the vintage decor on display includes toys, trains, ornaments, lights, trees, and more. Visitors say how much the vignettes bring back their best nostalgic childhood memories every year.

Visitors on the self-guided tour are welcome to make multiple passes through the period rooms. The Christmas Hands-On History Room will feel like walking into Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, with elves, reindeer games, and even a naughty and nice list.  Special events are scheduled throughout the exhibit, including a model train display, behind-the ropes tours and author visits.

Why not make it a weekend? There are so many special holiday events happening in the Youngstown area! For a complete list, please visit or the Mahoning County CVB at 800-447-8201 for more information.

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