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Fun holiday attractions to check out in Cleveland

Michelle McQuade | December 6, 2019

The Terminal Tower and Public Square in Cleveland Ohio colorfully lit up for Christmas

The spirit of the holidays is alive throughout Cleveland this time of year, and there are many activities and destinations to enjoy! Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift, looking forward to live performances, or planning to end your year in style at a fun New Year’s Eve event, there’s a wide variety of attractions and events for you to enjoy this holiday season.

Here are some great holiday activities for you to check out in Cleveland:

Holiday festivities at Holly Hall

Holly Hall in Chagrin Falls has tons of fun activities and attractions in store this holiday season. During the past couple of years, holiday activities were always sponsored by a single organization. However, it’s extra special this year as downtown merchants, civic groups, arts organizations, and the village government all collaborate to bring joy to the season.

Watch out for photo ops with Santa, horse and carriage rides in the shopping plaza, concerts and performances, and other fun holiday activities by checking out Give! Chagrin Valley’s Facebook page.

“A Christmas Carol” at Playhouse Square

Celebrate a northeast Ohio holiday tradition by witnessing a spectacular retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale at Playhouse Square. Performed by the Great Lakes Theater company, “A Christmas Carol” is perfect for audiences of all ages.

For tickets and schedules, visit this page.

See the dazzling lights at Nela Park

A holiday tradition since 1925, Nela Park comes alive with a dazzling display of lights each year. The park’s annual holiday lighting display is one of its most anticipated events. Although visitors are not allowed to drive through the campus itself, seeing it decorated with thousands of lights is still a sight to behold.

General Electric’s manufacturing facility in Nela Park also produces the lights and ornaments that adorn the White House’s National Christmas Tree each year.

Catch a holiday concert at The Cleveland Orchestra

Enjoy a series of holiday concerts and special events this year presented by The Cleveland Orchestra and Orchestra Chorus. Some of the shows scheduled this holiday season include:

You can head to this page to check out the full schedule.

“Glow” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s “Glow” winter attraction transports visitors to a winter wonderland filled with hundreds of decorated trees, gingerbread houses, and an expansive indoor snow play area for kids.

Plenty of fun Christmas-themed activities and events will also be in store for guests, such as storytelling sessions, holiday craft making classes, scavenger hunts, and live holiday music.

For tickets, schedules, and more information about “Glow” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, visit this page.

Deck the Hall 2019: “A Classic Comic Hero Christmas” at Stan Hywet Hall

Take your kids to the Manor House at Stan Hywet Hall for a fun superhero-themed Christmas! 19 rooms will be dedicated to classic comic superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more. The Corbin Conservatory will also feature a Green Lantern theme and will include a traditional poinsettia tree, offering a memorable photo op for guests.

One of the new attractions this year is a gigantic interactive snow globe in Gingerbread Land, where guests can walk inside and explore a winter scene complete with sparkling lights, gingerbread men, giant candy canes, and other colorful Christmas decorations.

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