Why? Cleveland Christmas Events!

The turkey has been eaten and now it’s officially time to celebrate the Christmas season in Cleveland!


Here’s a round up of some of our favorite holiday events going on around town to fete the holidays:

Winterfest and HoliDazzle

This Saturday, November 25, downtown Cleveland is the place to be for Winterfest and HoliDazzle. From Public Square to Playhouse Square, there will be holiday shopping, ice skating, crafts and character appearances, live entertainment, food trucks, and lots of sparkling holiday lights! Even if you miss Winterfest, head down to see the lights and skate at the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink.

Magic of Lights

Pack the family in the car and head to Victory Park in North Ridgeville for the Magic of Lights. From the warmth of your car, you’ll enjoy incredible holiday lights displays, with proceeds benefiting Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Candy Land Has Gone Wild!

From now through January 1, visit Penitentiary Glen Reservation in the Lake Metroparks to play Candy Land on a real life scale at Candy Land Has Gone Wild! Kids of all ages will enjoy this fun and magical game. There are also special holiday events on weekends, such as campfire s’mores!


Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is one of the most aptly-named holiday events in town, happening now through December 31. You can check out trees decorated by local garden clubs, creative entries in the gingerbread house contest, ride on the Garden Express train, and lots more. You can also stop by The Rink at Wade Oval for ice skating and outdoor lights.

Kringle’s Inventionasium

Cleveland’s most original holiday offering has to be Kringle’s Inventionasium, a wacky, loveable twist on Santa’s workshop. You can take a complete tour or just enjoy a one-on-one visit with Mr. Kringle.

Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concerts

The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra offers many ways to bring the music of the season to life at the gorgeously-decorated Severance Hall. There are the traditional Christmas concerts offered December 14-23, the PNC Holiday Rainbow concerts focused on kids ages 3-6 on December 9-10, and “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” with the live score played by the Cleveland Orchestra on December 19-20.

Deck the Hall

From now through December 30, the historic Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland at Deck the Hall 2017. Aside from lots of lovely lights, you can also enjoy live music, visits with Santa and Rudolph, gingerbread cookies, and unique holiday shopping.

Wherever and however you celebrate, there are so many great ways to get in the holiday spirit!



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