Greater Cleveland Family Holiday Events 2015


The Toy Soldier at Tower CIty

The Greater Cleveland area has so many festivities going on this holiday season.  Don’t miss an event with this list of Holiday Happenings for 2015!

Ongoing Events

Santa Visits at the Ice Palace at SouthPark Mall (Nov 7 – Dec 24)

Gingerbread Lane at Great Northern Mall (Nov 11 – Dec 24)

The Polar Express (Nov 13-15, 19-24, 27-30 /  Dec 1-20)

Visit Santa at Great Northern Mall (Nov 13 – Dec 24)

The WILD Days of Winter Game at Penitentiary Glen (Nov 21 – Jan 3)

Kringle’s Inventionasium (Nov 21, 22, 27-29 / Dec 4-6, 11-13, 18-23)

Castle Noel (Nov 21 – Jan 3)

Holiday Village & Toy Train Town at Crocker Park (Nov 21 – Dec 24)

Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens (Nov 27 – Jan 3)

The Rink at Wade Oval (Nov 27 – March 6)

Lake Farmpark Country Lights (Nov 27-29, Dec 3-23)

Kirtland Nativity Exhibit (Nov 27 – Jan3)

Santa’s Toy Workshop at Farmpark (Nov 27-29/Dec 26-29, 30 & 31/Jan 2-3)

A Christmas Story at the Allen Theatre (Nov 27 – Dec 23)

Scrooge the Musical presented by the Fine Arts Assoc. (Nov 27-29 / Dec 4-6, 11-13, 18-20)

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet (Select Evenings Nov 27 – Jan 3)

Celebrations: Holiday Traditions in the Western Reserve at the Cleveland History Center (Nov 27-28 / Dec 5-6, 12, 19, 26-27, 29-31)

A Christmas Carol produced by the Great Lakes Theater (Nov 28 – Dec 23)

Nutcracker Ballet at the Akron Civic Center (Nov 28, 29 / Dec 5-6)

International Trees and Model Trains Display in Lorain (Nov 28 – Dec 27)

Santa Express Train at Ohio Station Outlets (Saturdays & Sundays Nov 28 – Dec 20, Dec 21-24)

Visit with Santa and Help a Great Cause at Legacy Village (Saturdays & Sundays Nov 28 – Dec 20)

Seas ‘N Greetings at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium (Nov 29 / Dec 6, 13, 20)


November Events

Breakfast with Santa at the Great Lakes Mall (Nov 7)

Santa’s Pajama Party at SouthPark Mall (Nov 7)

Preschoolers – All About Turkeys at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation (Nov 10)

Santa’s Arrival at Great Northern Mall (Nov 13)

102 Pilgrims at North Chagrin Reservation (Nov 13)

Little Explorers Let’s Talk Turkey at Rocky River Reservation (Nov 16)

I-X Christmas Connection (Nov 20-22)

Medina Candlelight Walk (Nov 20-22)

Thanksgiving with Abraham Lincoln at Hale Farm & Village (Nov 21)

Holiday Tree Lighting at Crocker Park (Nov 21)

Wild Turkey Walk at Big Creek Reservation (Nov 25)

Thanksgiving at the Zoo at Cleveland MetroParks Zoo (Nov 26)

Gingerbread Tea and Tour a the Western Reserve Historical Society Cleveland History Center (Nov 27)

Turkey Tech at the Great Lakes Science Center (Nov 27-29)

Winterfest at Playhouse Square (Nov 28)

Luminocity Holiday Lighting Celebration in Twinsburg (Nov 28)

Waterfront Winterfest in Lorain (Nov 28-29)

Cleveland Pops Orchestra Happy Holidays at Connor Palace (Nov 29)

Santa Sunday Visit at Lorain County Metro Parks (Nov 29)

December Events

Black Nativity at Karamu House (Dec 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24, 26-27)

Willoughby Tree Lighting Ceremony (Dec 3)

Breakfast with Santa at the SouthPark Mall (Dec 5)

Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm and Village (Dec 5, 11, 12, 18-23)

Visit Santa in Willoughby at his house in Wes Point Park (Dec 5-23)

Bistro Lunch with Santa at Gervasi Vineyards (Dec 5, 12, & 19)

Make a Box Drop-By at West Creek Reservation (Dec 5)

Light Up Lakewood (Dec 5)

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium (Dec 5, 12, 19)

Soothing Santa at the SouthPark Mall (Dec 6)

Soothing Santa at Great Northern Mall (Dec 6 & 13)

Breakfast with Santa and the Animals at the Akron Zoo (Dec 6, 12-13, 19-20)

Holiday CircleFest in University Circle (Dec 6)

Nutcracker Tea presented by the Cleveland Ballet (Dec 6)

Euclid Symphony Orchestra: Christmas Concert (Dec 6)

Breakfast with Santa at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens (Dec 7 & 14)

Hanukkah Candlelighting at the Maltz Museum (Dec 9)

Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concerts (Dec 11-13, 18-20)

Christmas Brass Quintet at Severence Hall (Dec 11-12)

Tinsel Town at Playhouse Square (Dec 12)

Coventry Village Holiday Festival (Dec 12)

Recycled Card Ornaments at Rocky River Nature Center (Dec 12)

Polar Express Pajama-rama at the Great Lakes Science Center (Dec 12 & 19)

Breakfast with Santa at Hard Rock Cafe (Dec 12, 19, & 20)

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (Dec 14-15)

Home Alone accompanied by the Cleveland Orchestra (Dec 16)

Breakfast with Santa at the Western Reserve Historical Society Cleveland History Center (Dec 19)

Brass Band of the Western Reserve Holiday Pops Concert (Dec 19)

Drop-In Discovery – Make a Holiday Craft at Brecksville Nature Center (Dec 19)

Candlelit Hike and Caroling at South Chagrin Reservation (Dec 19)

Scuba Santa at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium (Dec 21-24)

Reindeer Hike at West Creek Reservation (Dec 23)

Chinese Food and a Movie at the Maltz Museum (Dec 25)

Elf at Connor Palace (Dec 29 – Jan 3)



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