Christmas Events and Activities 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!

Know of any events not listed? Please email me with the details and we’ll get them added.

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

Holiday Tree Festival John S Knight Center
Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Winter Fun and Holiday Market at Lock3
Deck the Hall: Heaven & Nature Sing Stan Hwyet
Historic Kirtland Nativity Exhibit – http://www.kirtlandchristmas.com/
Lodi Station Outlet Santa Express Train Rides – http://www.lodistation.com/events.aspx
Santa on the Train AC&J Scenic Railroad Line – http://www.acjrscenic.net

Riding with Santa The Orrville Railroad – http://www.orrvillerailroad.com

Santa Nights at Lakeview Park – http://www.metroparks.cc/

Week of November 3 – 9, 2013

Old Fashioned Canton Christmas at Canton Palace Theatre
November 8, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org

Cleveland Botanical Gardens Gingerbread House Family Workshop
November 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunrise Farm’s Christmas Open House
November 9 & 10, 2013

http://www.sunrisefarmgifts.com/

Week of November 17 – 24, 2013

FREE Medina Candlelight Walk
November 22, 23, 24 2013

http://www.mainstreetmedina.com

Christmas Parade & Downtown Ashtabula Holiday Celebration
November 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

http://www.downtownashtabula.com/

Columbiana Christmas Parade
November 22, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

http://www.tourcolumbianaohio.com

FREE Annual Massillon Holiday Parade
November 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am

http://www.massillonohchamber.com

FREE Jingle Bell Jaunt & Holiday Parade Wadsworth
November 23, 2013 @ 11:00 am

http://mswadsworth.org

FREE Holiday Tree Lighting at Crocker Park
November 23, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE Ashland Holiday Parade
November 23, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

http://www.visitashlandohio.com

Week of November 24 – December 1, 2013

FREE City of Bedford Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm

http://www.bedfordoh.gov

Lights of Love Ceremony & Christmas Parade
November 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

http://www.visitconneautohio.com

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Lock 3
November 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

http://www.lock3live.com/winterevents.aspx

FREE Light Up Lorain
November 30, 2013 @ 4:30 am – 10:00 pm

http://lightuplorain.com/

City of Akron Welcome Santa Parade
November 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am

http://www.lock3live.com/winterevents.aspx

Christmas at Town Park in Green
November 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

http://www.cityofgreen.org/christmas-town-park

Cleveland Pops Annual Holiday Concert
December 1, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

http://www.playhousesquare.org

Willoughby Hills Holiday Fest Holiday Fest & Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

http://lakecountyohioevents.com

Week of December 2 – 8, 2013

Story Time with Mrs Claus! at The Upton House
December 4, 2013 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

http://www.uptonhouse.org/

Mr. Jingeling Fun Nights at Southpark Mall
December 4, 2013 @ 6-7pm
December 11, 2013 @ 6-7pm
December 18, 2013 @ 6-7pm

http://www.shoppingsouthparkmall.com

FREE Light Up Downtown Canton
December 5, 2013 @ 5:30 am – 8:30 pm

http://www.events.downtowncanton.com/light-up-downtown/

FREE Chardon Square Christmas Lighting
December 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Tours at Malabar Farm
Friday, Dec 06, 2013 @ 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 @ 5pm – 9pm
Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 @ 11am – 5pm
Friday, Dec 13, 2013 @ 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 @ 5pm – 9pm
Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 @ 11am – 5pm

http://www.malabarfarm.org

FREE Annual Dalton Holiday Festival
December 6-8, 2013

http://www.daltonfestival.org/

Discover Hartville Shop Hop
December 6-7, 2013

http://www.discoverhartville.com/hartville-shop-hop

Christmas in the Park AKron Fossil & Science Center
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 from 6pm-9pm

http://www.akronfossils.com

Holiday Party at McKinley Museum
December 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

http://www.mckinleymuseum.org

LENSC Holiday Night Tree Tradition
December 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

http://www.lensc.org

Spring Mist Farms Candy Cane Christmas
very Friday and Saturday, December 1 through 23, 2013 from 6pm-9pm

http://www.springmistfarms.com/candycane.htm

FREE Jefferson Holiday Celebration
December 7, 2013

http://jeffersonchamber.com/events.php

Trees for Troops Weekend at Sugargrove Tree Farm
December 7, 2013

FREE Christmas in Peninsula Celebration
December 7, 2013

http://www.explorepeninsula.com/christmas-in-peninsula

Willoughby Hills Breakfast with Santa
December 7, 2013 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://lakecountyohioevents.com

Santa on the Green in Hudson
December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

http://www.hudson.oh.us/calendar.aspx

Grand River Cellars Lunch with Santa
December 7, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

http://grandrivercellars.com/happenings/

Lunch with Santa at Quirk Cultural Center
December 7, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

https://cfo.cityofcf.com

FREE Stearns Homestead Farm Christmas at the Farm
Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ noon-6pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013 @ noon-4pm

http://www.stearnshomestead.com

Tinsel Town Holiday Celebration for Families
December 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

http://www.playhousesquare.org

Christmas Open House at Grand Pacific Junction
December 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

http://www.gpjmerchants.com/blank.html

Swim with Santa at Massillon Recreation Center
December 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

http://www.massillonparks.com

FREE Youngstown Holiday Parade & Festival
December 7, 2013 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

http://youngstownlive.com

FREE Christmas on the Canal Historic Canal Fulton
December 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

http://www.discovercanalfulton.com/events/christmas/index.html

FREE Old-fashioned Williamsburg Christmas Celebration
December 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

http://www.jeffersondepotvillage.org/Depot_Activities.html

FREE Light Up Lakewood
December 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

http://downtownlakewood.org/light-up-lakewood/

FREE Dover Christmas Parade & Lighting Ceremony
December 7, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

http://traveltusc.com

FREE City of Kent Festival of Lights
December 7, 2013 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

http://www.kentbiz.com/calendarevents/

FREE Broadview Heights Tree Lighting & Holiday Party
December 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

http://www.broadview-heights.org

Christmas Party at Splash Zone
December 8, 2013 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 pm

http://reservations.metroparks.cc

FREE Santa at the Geauga Theater
December 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

http://www.geaugatheater.org

FREE Live Nativity in Hudson
December 8, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

http://www.hudson.oh.us/calendar.aspx

FREE Holiday CircleFest
December 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

http://www.clevelandart.org/

FREE Christmas at Hoover Historical Center
December 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

http://www.walsh.edu/events2

FREE Bay Village Community Christmas
December 8, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

http://www.cityofbayvillage.com

FREE Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival
December 8, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

http://www.stow.oh.us/rtefile.php?id=1760

FREE Tuba Christmas in Cleveland
December 8, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

http://www.tubachristmas-cleveland.org/

Week of December 9 – 15, 2013

Santa Jump at Pump It Up Hartville
December 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

http://www.pumpituphartville.com/

A Christmas at the Hollow
December 12th, 13th, and 14th 6-9pm

http://discoverhartville.com/blog/christmas-at-quail-hollow-state-park/

The Polar Express at The Dennison Depot
December 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd  2013

http://dennisondepot.org/new_website/event-schedule/polar-express/

Hale Farm Holiday Lantern Tours

http://www.wrhs.org/Calendar/calendar.aspx?DT=12/2/2013&A=

Christmas Sweater Night at C.E. Orr Ice Arena
December 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

http://www.cityofeuclid.com/recreation/icearena/SpecialEvents

FREE Holiday Lights Planetarium Show
December 13, 14, 20, 21 2013

http://www.wbplanetarium.org/home/public-program-schedule-1

FREE George & Oatmeal Save Santa Planetarium Show
December 14, 21 2013

http://www.wbplanetarium.org/home/public-program-schedule-1

FREE Holiday Fun Day with Santa at Bay Middle School
December 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

http://www.cityofbayvillage.com

Santa’s Workshop and Meet Santa at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
December 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

FREE Holiday Party at The Cute Little Cake Shop
December 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

http://www.thecutelittlecakeshop.com

FREE Tuba Christmas in Ashtabula
December 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

http://www.ashtabula.kent.edu

FREE Christmas in Bedford Falls
December 14, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

http://www.bedfordoh.gov

Great Lakes Science Center Polar Express Pajama-rama
December 14, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FREE Holiday in the Park Jackson Township North Park
December 14, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

http://www.jacksontwp.com

FREE Tuba Christmas at the Lorain Palace Theater
December 15, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

http://lorainpalace.com

Week of December 16 – 22, 2013

Mentor Skateland Christmas Roller Skating Party
December 18, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
www.mentorskateland.com

FREE Visit Santa at Playground World Chesterland
December 20, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
www.pgworld.com or https://www.facebook.com/PGWorld

FREE Candlelit Hike and Caroling
December 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com

FREE Tuba Christmas at EJ Thomas Hall
December 21, 2013

http://www.uaevents.com/site/page.php?id=155&title=TubaChristmas

Christmas on the Bonnie Brae Farm
December 21, 22, 2013

http://theelkfarm.com

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

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