Christmas in Northeast Ohio

Christmas Events in Northeast Ohio

Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Christmas season: Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Parades, Christmas Lights, Holiday Celebrations and more!

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Note: Event dates & times may be impacted by the weather or other factors. Please call to confirm event details before planning your trip.

Ongoing Events

Northeast Ohio Christmas Tree Farms

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees – Northeast Ohio Tree Farms where you can cut your own Christmas Tree.  Many of the farms also have other fun activities including Sleigh Rides and Santa Visits. {Find Out More}

Christmas Lights Northeast Ohio

Best Christmas Light Displays across Northeast Ohio – Houses with 1,000s of Christmas lights synchronized to music, drive thru displays and so much more.  You’ll want to see these Christmas lights this year.

Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden {Find Out More}
When: November 28-Janurary 4, 2014
Where: 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Cost: $16/non-member adult, $12/non-member child, FREE for Garden members

Holiday Village and Train Town at Crocker Park
Shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts at the Holiday Village, located on Main Street. After you’re done shopping, take a walk around the store and check out Train Town–a beautiful handmade train display {Find Out More}
When: November 22-December 24, 2014

FREE Historic Kirtland Nativity Exhibit {Find Out More}
When: November 28, 2014 – Jan 5, 2015
Where: 7800 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland Ohio 44094

Lodi Station Outlet Santa Express Train Rides {Find Out More}
When: Saturday & Sunday November 29-December 21, 2014; noon-5pm
Christmas Eve noon-3pm
Where: 9911 Avon Lake Rd. Lodi Ohio 44214
Cost: Adults $4, Children 12 and Under $6

Castle Noel {Find Out More}
America’s Largest Indoor Christmas Entertainment Attraction open year round.  Original Hollywood Christmas movie props and costumes from The Grinch, Elf, Christmas with the Kranks and more.  40,000 square feet all in-door.
When: November 21, 2014 – December 28, 2014 Open six days a week (closed Monday, execpt 12/22)
Where: 260 South Court Street, Medina, OH 44256
Cost: $16 per person (ages 3 and above). Free under 3 and $15 for 60+ and military.

Ma & Pa’s Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Remember the Days of O’le. Dashing through the snow into the woods and field then back to the cabin, warm up by the fire afterwards. {Find Out More}
When: December 1st. thru Mid March Weekend and Evening Rides Available Noon-9pm
Where: 15161 Main Market Rd. (SR 422) Burton, Ohio 44021
Cost: Varies by Age

1920s Elegance Holiday Tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion
Visit the Perkins Stone Mansion to view 1920s decorations and vintage clothing as part of the Summit County Historical Society’s 90th anniversary year.  Tours will start in the Carriage House this year featuring an expanded gift shop with 1920s era items including tin ornaments, wind-up toys, vintage games and more. {Find Out More}
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from December 3 – 20th, 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: 550 Copley Road Akron, Ohio 44320
Cost: $6 per person ages 6 and older

 

Week of November 3 – 9, 2014

Santa’s Pajama Party Arrival at SouthPark Mall
Wake-Up Santa Event at 10am at the Main Entrance, Costume Characters Meet & Greets from 12-2pm throughout SouthPark Mall (Mr. Jingeling, Rudolph, Frosty, Bearemy from Build-A-Bear Workshop, Frozen Characters) and more.  Pictures with Santa in Pajamas from 12-3pm under the Magical Clock Tower. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: 500 Southpark Ctr, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Cost: FREE

Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa at Great Lakes Mall
Crafts and activities, DJ by Zap Entertainment, including a strolling magician, face painter and balloon artist.  Simon Kidgits Club members will receive a special holiday gift. Not a member? It’s just $5 to join. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014; 8am-10am
Where: 7850 Mentor Ave, Mentor, Ohio 44060
Cost: FREE for Simon Kidget Club Members ($5 to join)

Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa at Summit Mall
Event include a DJ, crafts, activities, and entertainment! Not a member? It’s just $5 to join. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014; 8am-10am
Where: 3265 W Market St, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
Cost: FREE for Simon Kidget Club Members ($5 to join)

FREE Sunrise Farm’s Christmas Open House
Annual Christmas Open house at Sunrise Farm.  Santa will be there with his sleigh (1pm-3pm) and hay rides will be available weather permitting. {Find Out More}
When: November 8 & 9, 2014; 10am-5pm
Where: 13115 Kinsman Road (SR 87) Burton, Ohio 44021
Cost: FREE

Week of November 10 – 16, 2014

FREE Santa Loves at Parade at Belden Village Mall
Join Santa in the Food Court as he leads the way to unlock the new Santa’s Garden located in Center Court. This year be a part of the parade by watching the parade outside and follow Santa in to the mall to open the NEW Santa’s Garden! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014; 11:30pm
Where: 4230 Belden Village Mall, Canton, Ohio 44718
Cost: FREE

FREE Santa’s Arrival at Great Northern Mall
Join us in welcoming Santa Claus and meet “Holly” – Santa’s real live, living & breathing, reindeer-in-training (appearing until 1pm) {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014; 10am-1pm
Where: 4954 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
Cost: FREE (Charge for pictures with Santa)

FREE Santa’s Arrival at Eastwood Mall
Toy Soldier & Ballet Western Reserve entertains you leading up to the grand entrance of Santa and Mrs. Claus aboard The All Smiles Aboard Train. Performances are from 11am to 1pm in the Center Court.  {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014; 11am-1pm
Where: 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road Niles, OH 44446
Cost: FREE

21st Annual Christmas Tree Festival at Warther Carvings
A forest of beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be set amid Warther’s famous carvings. Each tree, with its own unique theme, will be for sale. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Union Hospital Auxiliary. {Find Out More}
When: November 15-23, 2014; 11am – 8 pm each day, closing at 5pm on Sunday the 23
Where: 331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622
Cost: $5 admission, children under 12 are free

Week of November 17 – 23, 2014

21st Annual Christmas Tree Festival at Warther Carvings
A forest of beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be set amid Warther’s famous carvings. Each tree, with its own unique theme, will be for sale. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Union Hospital Auxiliary. {Find Out More}
When: November 15-23, 2014; 11am – 8 pm each day, closing at 5pm on Sunday the 23
Where: 331 Karl Ave, Dover, OH 44622
Cost: $5 admission, children under 12 are free

 

FREE Medina Candlelight Walk
Tree Lighting, Holiday Parade of Lights, Santa, Fireworks and more. {Find Out More}
When: November 21, 22, 23, 2014
Where: Medina Historic District
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas Parade & Downtown Ashtabula Holiday Celebration
Kick-off the holiday season!  Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Parade, and After-Parade festivities! {Find Out More}
When: Friday, November 21, 2014; 5pm
Where: Downtown Ashtabula
Cost: FREE

FREE Columbiana Christmas Parade {Find Out More}
When: November 21, 2014; 6:30pm

FREE Window Wonderland
Santa comes to Downtown Wooster with activities, live music and holiday fun including: sleigh rides, lighting of the Christmas tree, children’s crafts & snacks, send a letter to Santa and much more! {Find Out More}
When: Friday, November 21, 2014; 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Downtown Wooster
Cost: FREE

FREE Annual Massillon Holiday Parade
Music, marching units, floats, and celebrities escorting Santa into town. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014; 10am
Where: Kick-off on Lincoln Way at Eighth Street NE continuing West toward Lincoln Way Viaduct
Cost: FREE

FREE Jingle Bell Jaunt & Holiday Parade Wadsworth {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11am

FREE Ashland Holiday Parade {Find Out More}
Saturday, November 22, 2014; 6pm

FREE Holiday Tree Lighting at Crocker Park
Live performances, Santa Claus and fireworks {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014; 5pm-8pm
Where: 189 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake Ohio 44145
Cost: FREE

FREE Holiday Tree Festival John S Knight Center {Find Out More}
When: November 22-November 30, 2014
Where: John S. Knight Center in AKron
Cost: FREE

Christmas Train and Toy Show at Lakeland Community College
Come to the Christmas Train and Toy Show and see over 200 dealers with model trains of all gauges, antique toys, and diecast toys and operating train layouts. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, November 23, 2014; 10am-3:30pm
Where: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland Ohio 44094
Cost: Adults $6.00 each, Family $15.00, Children (6-12) $3.00, under 6 free.  Active Military Free.

Week of November 24 – 30, 2014

FREE Holiday Tree Festival John S Knight Center {Find Out More}
When: November 22-November 30, 2014
Where: John S. Knight Center in AKron
Cost: FREE

FREE City of Bedford Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Bedford Firefighters Local 1683 will again be providing refreshments and Santa Claus will be stopping down to join us as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. {Find Out More}
When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014; 6pm-6:15pm
Where: Bedord Commons
Cost: FREE

FREE Come to Hudson for the Holidays
Catch a special appearance by Santa and his elves, and watch the lighting of the luminarias at 4:30pm. Join the Celebration of Lights & Caroling at the Gazebo at 5pm and chime in with the Western Reserve Community Band, Hudson Community Chorus and Santa who will lead the caroling. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, November 28, 2014; 2pm-6pm
Where: Hudson Ohio
Cost: FREE

FREE Winterfest a Fairview Park
Tree Lighting (6pm), Music, Ice Carving, Santa, Food Trucks and more. {Find Out More}
Where: Fairview Parkway between Lorain Road and West 213 & 214 Streets
When: Friday, November 28, 2014; 5:30pm-8pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Lock 3
Musical Entertainment, Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Fireworks and Pyrotechnics show finale. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, November 28, 2014; 7pm
Where: Lock 3 – Downtown Akron
Cost: FREE

Welcome Santa Parade at Lock 3
Downtown Akron’s Main Street will turn into a winter wonderland with over 100 parade units including costumed characters, floats, musical ensembles, marching bands, and Santa! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014; 11am
Where: Lock 3 – Downtown Akron
Cost: FREE

Riding with Santa The Orrville Railroad
Visit with Santa aboard The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society’s vintage passenger cars decorated for the Christmas season. During this short round trip from McGill Street to Orrville Junction, Santa will move through the train to visit with each child and collect their Christmas list. A Christmas Story will be read and holiday music by Harry Arble will be provided. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014; Departures hourly between 11am-4pm
Where: 145 Depot Street Orrville, Ohio 44667
Cost: $5 per passenger

FREE Santa Nights at Lakeview Park
Come visit Santa and celebrate the magic of this holiday season with hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts. Be sure to bring your camera to take a photo with Santa and capture all the wonderful memories. More info call 440-245-1193. {Find Out More}
When: November 29 & 30, December 3, 6, 7 & 10, 2014; 5pm-7pm
Where: 1800 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052
Cost: FREE

FREE Light Up Lorain
Parade, Fireworks, Horse & Carriage Rides, International Tree & Model Train Display and more. {Find Out More]
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014; 4:30pm-10pm
Where: Lorain Ohio
Cost: FREE

FREE Tuba Christmas in Cleveland
Enjoy Christmas Music performed by a large number of tubas with holiday decorations. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, November 30, 3014; 5:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church – 3630 Fairmount Blvd Cleveland, OH 44118
Cost: FREE

FREE Santa’s Winter Barn at MetroParks Farm
Welcome Santa and some of his unusual animal friends from around the world such as a camel or yak. Sit in Santa’s sleigh for that special holiday picture.  Event is staged in Barn, but not heated so dress appropriately. Craft fee $1 {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, November 30, 2014; 11am-2pm
Where: 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406
Cost: FREE

Church Lights Experience 2014 – Indoor Display
Include animated light display, face painting, crafts for children, puppets, live performances, and hot wassail.  Visit their facebook page to Find Out More View video of the display here, here and here
When: Every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (starting November 30) from 6pm-8pm
Where: Pleasant Hills UMC – 13200 Bagley Rd Cleveland Ohio 44130
Cost: FREE. Donations accepted and will be passed along to the local food pantries to help families in need this Christmas season.

Week of December 1 – 7, 2014

Holiday Market and Tree Lighting in North Olmsted
Musical Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Sweet Treats, Sled Dogs, Bonfire, Santa and more {Find Out More}
When: Monday, December 1, 2014; 6pm-8:30pm
Where: North Olmsted Park, Community Cabin & Senior Center

FREE Light Up Downtown Canton
16 city blocks come alive with attractions, entertainment, refreshments and fun for children of all ages.  Live entertainment, children’s crafts and activities, carriage rides, fireworks and more. {Find Out More}
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014; 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Downtown Canton
Cost: FREE

FREE Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting in Peninsula
Celebrate the Heart of the Holidays with a traditional Candlelight Walk throughout the Village of Peninsula. The tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the Bronson Church green. {Find Out More}
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014; 5pm-9pm
Where: Village of Peninsula
Cost: FREE

FREE Chardon Square Christmas Lighting {Find Out More}
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014; 7pm

FREE Youngstown Holiday Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting
Activities for children, OH WOW! Children’s Center will offer FREE admission.  At 5:30pm, the Parade will start and then the tree lighting will be at 6:30pm.  There will be a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, with pictures.  Chestnuts and hot chocolate will also be available.  The entire event is FREE! {Find Out More}
When: Friday, December 5, 2014; 4:30pm-8pm
Where: 20 Federal Place in downtown Youngstown
Cost: FREE

Holiday Family Night at the Perkins Stone Mansion
The Perkins Stone Mansion takes on a different “glow” at night. Guests will gather in the Carriage House gift shop where children may write letters to Santa before taking a tour of the Mansion, visiting Santa in the Wash House and enjoying the carols of The University of Akron’s Rhythm & Roos a Capella group. Cookies and wassail will also be provided. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, December 5th, 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 550 Copley Road Akron, Ohio 44320
Cost: $25 family max – $10 adults, $5 children 6 and over

FREE Santa and Super Heroes Come to Kamm’s Corners
Help greet Santa and Mrs. Claus when they arrive in Kamm’s Corners by sleigh! Refreshments, face painters, a balloon twister, and caricatures and more. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, December 5, 2014; 6pm – 8:30pm
Where: 17407 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44111
Cost: FREE Admission

Goodyear’s Santa Claus Express
Make a donation to Toys for Tots while driving their cars through The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s Wingfoot Lake blimp hangar {Find Out More}
When: Drive-through hours include Dec 5 (noon to 10pm), Dec 6 & 7 (10am-8pm)
Cost: Donation for Toys for Tots

FREE Annual Journey to Bethlehem in Walnut Creek
Experience the drama, the sights and the sounds of first-century Israel with eight stops representing the search for the Christ child. {Find Out More}
When: December 5 & 6, 2014; 4pm-8pm
Where: Walnut Creek Ohio
Cost FREE

Candlelight Christmas Tours at Malabar Farm
Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the holidays while enjoying freshly baked cookies and hot cider. {Find Out More}
When: December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14, 2014
Where:  4050 Bromfield Road Lucas, OH 44843
Cost: Adults $5, Children $3

Breakfast with Santa at Cheese Louise
Breakfast includes Pancakes, cheesy eggs, sausage, oj, picture with Santa. Santa will also read the kids a book and do magic. Time slots are 9am-10am, 10am-11am, 11am-12pm. RSVP required. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9am-12 noon
Where: 315 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, Ohio 44702
Cost: $10 adults, $8 kids

FREE Fairport Harbor Holidays
Schools, Churches, Organizations, Museums and Business have special events, ethnic foods, raffles, auctions and more. {Find Out More}
When: December 6, 2014; 11am-4pm
Where: Throughout the Village
Cost: FREE

FREE New Philadelphia Christmas Parade {Find Out More}
When: Friday, December 5, 2014; 6pm-7pm
Where: The kickoff will be at Tuscora Park
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas in Peninsula
Holiday festivities will continue throughout the village. Santa’s live reindeer will make a guest appearance. Santa’s friends and workers will also visit with parents and children. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Where: Various locations in Peninsula
Cost: FREE Admission

FREE Tuba Christmas in Niles
Enjoy Christmas Music performed by a large number of tubas with holiday decorations. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; noon – 2pm
Where: Eastwood Expo Center – 5555 Youngstown Warren Rd Niles, OH 44446
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas on the Canal
Visit Santa Claus, enjoy Ice Carving Demonstrations, Christmas shopping, an electric lights parade, tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas caroling, children’s activities, prizes & much more! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 1pm -
Where: Historic Downtown Canal Fulton
Cost: FREE

FREE Old-fashioned Williamsburg Christmas Celebration
Enjoy sleighbell wagon rides, ice sculpture, early games, make an ornament for the community Christmas tree, sing carols around the old piano and the potbelly stoves, listen to Christmas stories and break the candy-filled  pinyata {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 3pm
Where: 47 E Jefferson St Jefferson, OH 44047
Cost: FREE

FREE Santa on the Green in Hudson {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 9am-3pm
Where: Gazebo Green -  27 E. Main St. Hudson, OH 44236
Cost: FREE

Elyria Festival of Lights
A fun-filled day of holiday events and activities including: children’s petting zoo, crafts, movies, free gift bags for the first 500 children, TWO caricature artists, story time, Santa’s Workshop, caroling, Santa and more! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 2pm-8pm
Where: Ely Square, Elyria City Hall and Finwood Estate
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas at Town Park in Green
Event includes Children’s activities, story time, Christmas Music, Refreshments, Santa, Fireworks and more! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 4pm-7pm
Where: The City of Green Central Administration Building
Cost: FREE

Christmas in the Park in Madison Village
Come and enjoy friends, neighbors, hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn and SANTA! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 6pm – 8pm
Where: Village Square Park
Cost: FREE Admission & Parking

FREE Light Up Lakewood
Parade, Vendors, Christmas Lights, Activities for all ages and more {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 14701 Detroit Avenue #LL 10, Cleveland, OH 44107
Cost: FREE

FREE City of Kent Festival of Lights
Santa arrives by train, enjoy carolers, lights and more {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 5:30pm-8pm
Where: Downtown Kent
Cost: FREE

FREE Dover Christmas Parade
The parade is in line on East 3rd St and will move toward downtown {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 5pm
Where: Dover Ohio
Cost: FREE

FREE Broadview Heights Tree Lighting & Holiday Party
Carolers, Santa arrives by firetruck, tree lighting ceremony followed by fireworks, free family photos, crafts, games and much more. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 6pm-8:30pm
Where:  Rec Center – 9543 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Cost: FREE

FREE Santa Nights at Lakeview Park
Come visit Santa and celebrate the magic of this holiday season with hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts. Be sure to bring your camera to take a photo with Santa and capture all the wonderful memories.  More info call 440-245-1193. {Find Out More}
When: November 29 & 30, December 3, 6, 7 & 10, 2014; 5pm-7pm
Where: 1800 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052
Cost: FREE

FREE Annual Dalton Holiday Festival
Live Musical Entertainment, Visit with Santa, Ellie Elf Balloon Twister, Model Train Show, Scavenger Hunt and much more. {Find Out More}
When: December 5 – 7, 2014
Where: Dalton High School – 177 North Mill St Dalton, Ohio 44618
Cost: FREE Admission

Swim with Santa at Massillon Rec Center
Center visiting and posing for pictures with the boys and girls. Proper swim attire is required. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014; 1pm
Where: 505 Erie Street N Massillon OH 44646
Cost: $3

FREE Stearns Homestead Farm Christmas at the Farm
The Homestead will be decorated for the season. Santa will again be arriving in the cabin for photos – donation to animals $5- if you would rather take your own photo- donation $3. the main barn will be open for visitors to see the horses, rabbits and pot bellie pigs. {Find Out More}
When: December 6 & 7, 2014; noon-4pm
Where: 6975 Ridge Road Parma, OH
Cost: FREE

Bowl with Santa at Roseland Lanes
Unlimited bowling, includes shoe rental, games, door prizes and holiday tatoos. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 2pm-4pm
Where: 26383 Broadway Ave Oakwood Village, Ohio 44146
Cost: $8.50 per person

FREE “Light Up the Lake” at Brunswick Lake
Holiday lights, Santa’s WOrkshop & craft for kids, Visit from the Grinch, Photos with Santa, Carolers, and more.  Park at the back of the GE parking lot or the Cleveland Clinic lot for easy access. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 6pm-8pm
Where: Brunswick Lake
Cost: FREE

FREE St. Nicholas Feast at Mayfield Church
Food, Fun and Festivities for all ages! Learn the story of St. Nicholas, feast on yummy food, meet nativity characters, play games, and more!  Register in advanced to be entered in a drawing for a Veggie Tale St. Nicholas DVD. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 4:30 pm
Where: 7747 Mayfield Rd. Chesterland, OH 44026
Cost: FREE.  You may bring baby diapers and wipes for children in need, in honor of baby Jesus.

FREE Live Nativity in Hudson
Live Nativity with animals and costumed characters {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 1pm-6pm
Where: Clocktower Green in Hudson
Cost: FREE

FREE Holiday CircleFest
Holiday activities at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Stories, Live Music and more. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 1pm – 5pm (Lantern Procession at 5:30pm)
Where: 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas on Hoover Farm
Features holiday décor throughout the Hoover family home, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, refreshments, and Christmas caroling through Hoover Park on horse-drawn wagon. Small fee for wagon rides. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 1pm-4pm
Where: Hoover Historical Center – 1875 E Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720
Cost: FREE

FREE Bay Village Community Christmas
Includes story time at the decorated Rose Hill Museum, caroling and crafts for kids in the Bay Village Community House, popcorn and cider, the Kiwanis Christmas tree sale, a visit by Santa Claus and the lighting of the community tree in the Cahoon Park gazebo. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 1:30pm-3:30pm
Where: Bay Village Ohio
Cost: FREE

An Evening in the Village
Santa arrives by firetruck (4:45pm), Tree Lighting Cememony (5pm), Wagon Tides, Live Nativity, Story Telling, Cookie Contest and more. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 4pm-7:30pm
Where: Historic Downtown Hartville
Cost: FREE Admission & Parking

Church Lights Experience 2014 – Indoor Display
Include animated light display, face painting, crafts for children, puppets, live performances, and hot wassail.  Visit their facebook page to Find Out More View video of the display here, here and here
When: Every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (starting November 30) from 6pm-8pm
Where: Pleasant Hills UMC – 13200 Bagley Rd Cleveland Ohio 44130
Cost: FREE. Donations accepted and will be passed along to the local food pantries to help families in need this Christmas season.

Week of December 8 – 14, 2014

Candlelight Christmas Tours at Malabar Farm
Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the holidays while enjoying freshly baked cookies and hot cider. {Find Out More}
When: December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14, 2014
Where:  4050 Bromfield Road Lucas, OH 44843
Cost: Adults $5, Children $3

FREE Holiday Lights Planetarium Show
Annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year. Suitable for all ages. {Find out More}
When: December 12, 13 & 19 2014; 8pm
Where: Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University
Cost: FREE

A Christmas at the Hollow
Self-guided tour through the decorated 40-room Manor House where you will also find cookies and hot wassail, live entertainment, and a visit with Santa. Make & take ornament, wagon ride and more. {Find Out More}
When: December 11-13, 2014; 6pm-9pm
Where: 13480 Congress Lake Ave. Hartville, Ohio 44632
Cost: $2 for 18 years and older

FREE Live Nativity at The Wanake Ranch
Come experience what it was like that first Christmas night in Bethlehem.  Talk to a shepherd, hear from the eastern Magi, experience the babe in the manger.  Nativity tours take approximately 30 minutes. {Find Out More}
When: December 12, 14, 19, 21, 2014: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 9463 Manchester Ave. SW Beach City, Ohio 44608
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas in Peninsula
Merchants will sponsor a scavenger hunt for elves hidden throughout the village. Children can pick up the list of elf locations to start their hunt at Yellow Creek Trading Company before hunting for the elves. All participants who complete the hunt will receive a special prize. Children and parents are encouraged to wear their own special elf attire. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Where: Various locations in Peninsula
Cost: FREE

Breakfast with Santa at Lifehouse Church
Come and enjoy breakfast while Santa and his friends stroll spreading Christmas joy.  There will also be crafts.  Reservations Required. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014; 8:45am-11am
Where: 14030 Radcliffe Road Leroy, Ohio 44024
Cost: FREE

Westlake Early Childhood PTA’s Breakfast with Santa
Secret Santa shop, Face painting, ornament craft, Balloon Bender Dave, holiday decorations raffle, and a visit with Santa with photo packages starting at $5. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13th from 8am-11:30am
Where: Rocky River Memorial Hall.
Cost: $15/person. Children under 2 are free

FREE Tuba Christmas in Wooster
Enjoy Christmas Music performed by a large number of tubas with holiday decorations. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday December 13, 2014; noon
Where: Wooster High School – 515 Oldman Rd Wooster, OH 44691
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas in Bedford Falls
The holiday event will feature: Santa & Mrs. Claus, puppet shows, storytelling, letter writing to Santa, Balloon Bender Dave, pixie shoppe, face painting, craft making with Pat Catan’s, VFW’s letters to Veterans, holiday music, giveaways, and this year we will feature LOLLY THE TROLLEY rides through town! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014; noon-4pm
Where: Bedford Falls Ohio
Cost: FREE

Christmas Sweater Night at at C.E. Orr Ice Arena
Wear your Christmas sweater and receive $3 admission. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014; 7pm-8:30pm
Where: 22550 Milton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44123
Cost: $3

FREE Holiday in the Park Jackson Township North Park {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014; 5pm-6:30pm
Where: Jackson Township North Park
Cost: FREE

FREE Night in Bethlehem in North Canton
Walk through Bethlehem. Experience shepherds and rabbis and innkeepers. Enjoy an interactive marketplace with hands on children’s activities! Live animals! {Find Out More}
When: December 13 & 14, 2014; 4pm-8pm
Where: 7707 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44721
Cost: FREE

FREE The Alien Who Stole Christmas Planetarium Show
New family holiday program. Suitable for all ages. {Find out More}
When: December 13 & 20, 2014; Show times at 1pm & 2:30pm
Where: Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University
Cost: FREE

Breakfast with Santa at Massillon Senior Center
Join Santa for a tasty breakfast as he makes a stop right here in Massillon! Children and their families get to visit with Santa and create a holiday craft as well.  Each child will have a chance to have a personal visit with Santa and tell him their holiday wishes. All children will receive a keepsake photo. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014; 8:30am or 9:45am
Where: 39 Lincoln Way W Massillon OH 44647
Cost: $4/adults $5/children

Pandy’s Candy Cane Festival
Biggest kids event that benefits the toys for tots toy drive. Play kids games including elf bowling, candy cane toss, face painting, decorate a cookie with Mrs Claus and give Santa your wish list. Make an ornament to take home. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014; 11am-2pm
Where: 41600 Griswold Rd Elyria, OH 44035
Cost: FREE Admission. Games $.50 each and donated to toys for tots.

Christmas Family Event: Miracle of Jesus
Join us for a free interactive Christmas experience as we walk through the times of Bethlehem. Stations include Wool Trader, Spice Shoppe, Bethlehem Bakery, Fishers’ Pier, Census Taker’s Office, Toy Shoppe, and The Stable. Light refreshments will be served. The children’s choir will sing at 4:30. All welcome! {Find Out More}
When: Sunday December 14, 2014; 4-6pm
Where: Strongsville United Methodist Church – 13500 Royalton Road Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Cost: FREE

Hands On Holidays- Akron Children’s Museum Holiday Fundraiser
The Highland Theatre will be hosting a Museum fundraiser for families to enjoy. The historic Akron theater will show a short holiday film, providing popcorn and drinks for all. After the show, enjoy an interactive sing along and a much anticipated visit from Santa. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 14, 1pm – 5pm
Where: Highland Theatre – 826 W Market St Akron, OH 44303
Cost: $10 donation per person (Kids under 1 free)

FREE Tuba Christmas in Canton
Enjoy Christmas Music performed by a large number of tubas with holiday decorations. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 14, 2014; 4pm
Where: Church of the Lakes – 5944 Fulton Dr NW Canton, OH 44718
Cost: FREE

FREE Tuba Christmas in Lorain
Enjoy Christmas Music performed by a large number of tubas with holiday decorations. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 14, 2014; 2pm
Where: Lorain Palace Theater – 617 Broadway Ave., Lorain OH 44052
Cost: FREE

FREE Winter Nights at Fellows Riverside Gardens
Take a stroll through the twinkling Gardens during Winter Nights. Enjoy the festivities of Winter Celebration, plus outside carolers, during extended evening hours. Refreshments will be available for purchase. {Find Out More}
When: December 14, 21 & 28, 2014; 5pm-7pm
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens –‎ McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509 United States
Cost: FREE

Dinner with Santa at the Warren/Cortland Quaker Steak & Lube
Pictures with Santa, Ornament Decorating, and Hot Chocolate Station. Kids Meals (under 8) $1.99 {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 14, 2014; 5-8pm
Where: 2191 Millenennium Blvd. Cortland,OH

Church Lights Experience 2014 – Indoor Display
Include animated light display, face painting, crafts for children, puppets, live performances, and hot wassail.  Visit their facebook page to Find Out More View video of the display here, here and here
When: Every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (starting November 30) from 6pm-8pm
Where: Pleasant Hills UMC – 13200 Bagley Rd Cleveland Ohio 44130
Cost: FREE. Donations accepted and will be passed along to the local food pantries to help families in need this Christmas season.

Week of December 15 – 21, 2014

Christmas Roller Skating Party
Santa Claus will be there to celebrate the season with games, raffles, and prizes! {Find Out More}
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 5615 Andrews Road in Mentor on the Lake, OH
Cost: Skaters admission is only $5 and skate rental is available for $2.

Cookies & Crafts with Santa
Parents, sign your little ones up for a few fun filled hours of cookies, crafts, holiday singing and a personal visit with Santa himself. Please plan on dropping off a wrapped Christmas gift (under $20) with your child’s name on it to the Massillon Recreation Center (505 Erie St N) for Santa to hand out to your child. {Find Out More}
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: The Legends of Massillon – 2700 Augusta Drive S.E. Massillon OH 44646
Cost: $5

Twas the Night Before 5k at Harvey Firestone Park
A 5k night race through the Joy of Christmas light show.  Festive atmosphere for a second annual event.  Proceeds benefit the Columbiana Clipper run teams. {Find Out More}
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Race starts at 6:00pm. Registration begins at 4:30pm
Where: 338 East Park Avenue, Columbiana, Ohio 44408. Pavilion #1
Cost: $15 to $20

FREE Holiday Lights Planetarium Show
Annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year. Suitable for all ages. {Find out More}
When: December 12, 13 & 19 2014; 8pm
Where: Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University
Cost: FREE

FREE The Alien Who Stole Christmas Planetarium Show
New family holiday program. Suitable for all ages. {Find out More}
When: December 13 & 20, 2014; Show times at 1pm & 2:30pm
Where: Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University
Cost: FREE

FREE Live Nativity at The Wanake Ranch
Come experience what it was like that first Christmas night in Bethlehem.  Talk to a shepherd, hear from the eastern Magi, experience the babe in the manger.  Nativity tours take approximately 30 minutes. {Find Out More}
When: December 12, 14, 19, 21, 2014: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 9463 Manchester Ave. SW Beach City, Ohio 44608
Cost: FREE

Holiday Kick-off Party at the Chalet with Santa
Celebrate the spirit of the season by bringing a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank or animal shelter and receive a $1 discount off the purchase of a toboggan admission, and receive an ornament to place on the Chalet’s community holiday tree. {Find Out More}
When: Friday, December, 19, 2014; 6pm-9pm
Where: 16200 Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation
Cost: Admission rates apply

FREE Tuba Christmas at EJ Thomas Hall
A gift to the community from The University of Akron School of Music and EJ Thomas Hall, TubaChristmas combines hundreds of tubas – many festively adorned with tinsel, garlands and lights – and sing alongs in a beautiful setting. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014; Shows at noon & 2:30pm
Where: 198 Hill St, Akron, OH 44325
Cost: FREE

FREE Holiday Hot Chocolate Hike
Hike from the valley, up stairs, to the scenic observation deck at the Brookside Reservation. Hot Chocolate provided. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December, 20, 2014; 8am-9:30am
Where: Cleveland Metroparks Brookside Reservation
Cost: FREE

FREE Christmas in Peninsula
Children can visit the Grinch and get a sweet treat from noon-2pm at Yellow Creek Trading Company. They can help the Grinch improve his reputation by donating canned or non-perishable food items. From 2pm – 3pm, the Grinch will wander through the village. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Where: Various locations in Peninsula
Cost: FREE

FREE Candlelit Walk and Caroling
Hike on a candlelit trail through the dark forest in near silence. Join back together around a campfire and sing carols into the night with a cup of cocoa to warm our hands. Singing will take place in the Lodge if weather necessitates. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, December, 20, 2014; 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation
Cost: FREE

Santa Jump at Pump It Up of Hartville
Kids will decorate their very own Christmas cookie! We’ll even have Christmas Carol Karaoke! Kids, bring your best Christmas joke & win a prize! Lots of photo opportunities & bouncing with Santa! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, Dec 20 10am-noon or Monday, Dec 22 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 1135 W Maple St Hartville, OH 44632-8529
Cost: $12 per child

FREE Light of Bethlehem at Mayfield Church
Join us in celebrating the Solstice with friends and family. Live music, holiday readings, and theatrical performances. And don’t forget the cookies and hot cocoa!. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 21, 2014; 5:30 pm
Where: 7747 Mayfield Rd. Chesterland, OH 44026
Cost: FREE

FREE Candlelight Service with a Presentation of: The Legend of the Candy Cane {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, December 21, 2014; 7pm
Where: Garrettsville Church of God – 12888 ST RT 88 Garrettsville, OH 44231
Cost: FREE

FREE Winter Nights at Fellows Riverside Gardens
Take a stroll through the twinkling Gardens during Winter Nights. Enjoy the festivities of Winter Celebration, plus outside carolers, during extended evening hours. Refreshments will be available for purchase. {Find Out More}
When: December 14, 21 & 28, 2014; 5pm-7pm
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens –‎ McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509 United States
Cost: FREE

Church Lights Experience 2014 – Indoor Display
Include animated light display, face painting, crafts for children, puppets, live performances, and hot wassail.  Visit their facebook page to Find Out More View video of the display here, here and here
When: Every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (starting November 30) from 6pm-8pm
Where: Pleasant Hills UMC – 13200 Bagley Rd Cleveland Ohio 44130
Cost: FREE. Donations accepted and will be passed along to the local food pantries to help families in need this Christmas season.

Week of December 22, 2014

Santa Jump at Pump It Up of Hartville
Kids will decorate their very own Christmas cookie! We’ll even have Christmas Carol Karaoke! Kids, bring your best Christmas joke & win a prize! Lots of photo opportunities & bouncing with Santa! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, Dec 20 10am-noon or Monday, Dec 22 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 1135 W Maple St Hartville, OH 44632-8529
Cost: $12 per child

As a reminder, if you know of any events not on the list or have feedback, please leave a comment below or submit the details here and I’ll get it added.

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Comments

  1. says

    Holy Cross Church in North Canton is hosting its 6th annual Night in Bethlehem. Free event! Walk through Bethlehem. Experience shepherds and rabbis and innkeepers. Enjoy an interactive marketplace with hands on children’s activities! Live animals! December 13 & 14 4-8. city tours run continuously!

  2. Kim says

    Will you be doing a list of Christmas light displays by county again this year? It was so helpful last year! Thanks for doing such a great job!
    Kim

  3. says

    Breakfast with Santa.

    12/13 8:45-11:30

    Come and enjoy breakfast while Santa and his friends stroll spreading Christmas joy!!

    Menu: buttermilk pancakes. Scrambled eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins, juice, and coffee!!

    There will also be Christmas crafts!!!

    Cost $5.00/person. Seating limited reservations required. Sign up on our website. Lifehousechurchohio.org.

  4. says

    Holiday Market and Tree Lighting, North Olmsted
    12/1 from 6-8:30pm

    Indoor/outdoor event in North Olmsted Park featuring the North Olmsted High School Brass Ensemble and A Cappella Choir and Chestnut’s Orange and Black Choir. Don’t miss our arts and crafts vendors, sweet treats, sled dogs, bonfire, singing, Santa and more!

    North Olmsted Senior Center
    28114 Lorain Rd.

    Hosted by Celebrate North Olmsted

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