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Destination Cleveland unveils “18 Ways to Welcome the Winter Holiday Season in Cleveland”

Need ideas for places to take your family for some holiday fun? We've got you covered!

CLEVELAND — Each Christmas season, the city of Cleveland spreads holiday cheer across Northeast Ohio.

Our friends at Destination Cleveland have helped you get into the spirit of the holidays with their “18 Ways to Welcome the Winter Holiday Season in Cleveland." Check out the list with detailed links below: 

1. Winterfest

2. Wild Winter Lights at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 

3. Scuba Claus at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

4. Breakfast with Mr. Kringle 

  • Dates: Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 19 at 8:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. 
  • Location: The Burnham Restaurant at Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave. E, Cleveland
  • Website for tickets: https://mrkringle.com/breakfast-with-santa/

5. Light up Lakewood 

6. Cleveland Pops 

7. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s North Pole Adventure 

  • Dates: November 5 through December 19, 2021.
  • Location: Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence or Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge St.,  Akron 
  • Website for tickets: https://www.cvsr.org/npa-info/

8. Menorah Parade 

9. Downtown Menorah Lighting 

10. Chanukah Hoopla

11. Hanukkah Woodworking Craft 

12. Great Lakes Theater Company: “A Christmas Carol”

13. Light it Up! 

14. The Nutcracker 

15. Elf the Musical 

16. The Black Nativity 

17. Cleveland Orchestra Holiday Concerts 

18. Christmas Brunch 

For those interested in visiting the Cleveland Visitors Center, please note that they will operate under the following special hours during the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Week of Thanksgiving: 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov.  26, closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Week of Christmas: 

  • Tuesday, Dec. 21 - Thursday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 24 - Monday, Jan. 3, Cleveland Visitors Center closed; visitor services available virtually via phone,  live chat and email. 

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