Why? Holiday Festivities.

Why Cleveland?  Because we know how to celebrate the holidays.  From downtown to the ‘burbs, from the shopping malls to Public Square, Cleveland is bursting with holiday cheer.  Here’s just some of the fun festivations you can take part in:

Historic Warehouse District’s 11th Annual Holiday Tour – Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30pm-11pm – tour the Warehouse District’s historic buildings, nosh on great food from local restaurants, and end the evening with desserts and music at Constantino’s Market

The Rink at Wade Oval – open daily until January 2 – admission is free and skate rental is $3

A Christmas Carol – through December 23 at the Ohio Theater – see the classic Dickens story performed by the Great Lakes Theater Festival

Deck the Hall: A Dickens of a Christmas – weekends through December 30 at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens – if you haven’t gotten your fill of Dickens, check out the lights, decorations, holiday shopping, and hot chocolate

Winter Show 2010 – Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens – wander through greenhouses of seasonal plants, do some holiday shopping, and maybe get your skating on at The Rink at Wade Oval

The Black Nativity – through December 30 at Karamu House – see this moving performance of the play written by native Clevelander Langston Hughes

The Singing Angels – this youth chorus has a series of holiday concerts throughout the Cleveland area

Tobogganing – check out the toboggan runs in the beautiful Strongsville MetroParks

Snow Days – through January 2 at Progressive Field – check out tubing, ice skating, and fun for kids and adults
No matter how you choose to celebrate, CLE offers plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit!  What a great answer to “Why Cleveland?”

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