Mill Creek MetroParks presents Winter Celebration: Frozen in Time

From December 1 through December 30, the D. D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center will be adorned for the annual Winter Celebration event, which is a family-friendly, admission-free event sponsored by WKBN 27 First News. This year’s theme, “Frozen in Time”, is a celebration of the Garden’s 60th anniversary and can be experienced by visitors Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with special extended hours on Saturdays. 


Bring the family to discover a sparkling winter wonderland brought indoors to the Davis Center. View photos displayed of favorite memories at Fellows Riverside Gardens submitted by Valley residents, participate in a scavenger hunt, and of course, the beauty of seasonal blooms on display. Guests will also be able to experience the annual tree walk on display throughout the Davis Center where non-profit organizations display their uniquely decorated trees.


Every Saturday in December, the Gardens will be open until 7 p.m. for guests to experience Winter Nights featuring an outdoor light display highlighting winter’s beauty. Inside the Davis Center you’ll find the Toy Workshop and Reindeer Games along with live holiday music by local musicians (except for December 29th).  Additionally, the “Snow Sisters” will be visiting the Gardens on Saturday nights to greet winter’s littlest fans!


In the spirit of giving, non-perishable food item donations are being accepted for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. Please note special dates for Visitor Center hours include being CLOSED on Mondays.


For more information, please call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 or visit