News Brief: Stambaugh Auditorium preps for holiday season

Crafters from Youngstown and surrounding areas will exhibit and sell their work at a Holiday Craft Show on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium. 

Returning for the seventh year, TubaChristmas in the Valley will perform a free concert at 3:30 p.m. in the concert hall. Artisans will showcase a variety of items including, but not limited to, holiday decor, baked goods, pet apparel, handmade artwork and holiday ornaments. 

Additional to three floors of crafters, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase lunch items both hot and cold. Vendor applications will be available at Stambaugh Auditorium’s website  until Oct. 31.

TubaChristmas is a celebration of the holidays as tuba players come together to perform a variety of Christmas classics. The various sizes and sounds of the instruments along with the spirit of the musicians make this event memorable. The idea for TubaChristmas was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor, William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. 

The first TubaChristmas was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1974. Registration for performers is available at its website

For additional information about the Holiday Craft Show or Tuba Christmas, visit Stambaugh Auditorium’s website or call (330) 747-5175.