I’m so ready to kick off the holiday season in Northeast Ohio! We had such a great time last year going to lots of festive events, so I thought I’d share some of our family favorites with you to help your holiday planning.
Dates: November 19 – January 1 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve)
Location: Penitentiary Glen Reservation in the Lake Metroparks
What: An indoor, life-sized Candy Land game perfect for kids of all ages
Pro tip: Make sure to snag a deck of cards and actually play your way through the game.
Dates: November 25 – December 31 (closed Mondays, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
What: Beautifully decorated Christmas trees and gingerbread houses created by local groups and individuals, train rides, live music, and more
Pro tip: Save time to visit the nearby University Circle Rink at Wade Oval too!
Admission: $16 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-12, free for members
Dates: November 18 – December 24
Location: Tower City Center
What: A truly imaginative and unique experience that takes you on a journey through Mr. Kringle’s workshop and includes a private audience with Mr. Kringle himself
Pro tip: If your kids are a bit young for the full Inventionasium experience, you can simply do the private audience and photos with Mr. Kringle.
Admission: Prices vary based on date and experience. Click here for more information.
Dates: November 25-27 and December 1-4, 8-23, 26-30
Location: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
What: Beautiful lights, a decorated Manor House, seasonal treats, animated Christmas windows, and more