10 Things to Do at Crocker Park this Holiday Season

10 Things to Do at Crocker Park this Holiday Season

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This holiday season, Crocker Park in Westlake has a host of holiday-themed attractions to delight the entire family. You can spend an entire day at Crocker Park, experiencing these magical attractions, as well as getting some holiday shopping done!

1. Kick off your adventure at the Lake Ridge Academy Santa House, open now through December 24 from noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. Your children can get an audience with the big man of the season and meet some of his friends and helpers, too. The Lake Ridge Academy Santa House is located in the East Park, between Cheesecake Factory and Vieng’s Asian Bistro.

2. Continue up the street to the Lawrence School Santa’s Sleigh Photos, open now through December 24. This giant wooden sleigh, constructed in Alabama, will be the perfect spot for a family photo or for a pretend ride through the night sky to deliver presents! Santa’s Sleigh is open Monday through Saturday, noon-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m.

3. By now you’re probably getting hungry, so stop at the food kiosks for Merry Meals for Kids. Mikey’s Pizza will offer two pizza slices for $5 and Nathan’s Famous will offer a $5 hamburger combo.

4. Then hop aboard the Potted Potter Express Train, from now through December 31. The train runs from noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. The cost to ride is $3 (cash only). This is a fun and festive way to see all the holiday attractions around Crocker Park!

5. You’ve reached the 50-foot Christmas Tree at the intersection of Main Street and Crocker Park Boulevard. From now through December 31, there will be a Choreographed Nightly Light Show at the tree, from 4:30-10:30 p.m. The Christmas lights will dance with seasonal music for a magical experience!

6. Then pop in to the 13-Foot Holiday Ornament Walk Through, open now through December 31. This interactive display is the perfect place to take an elfie (what you call a Christmas selfie).

7. Nearby, you also can enjoy the Holiday Tree Garden, open now through January 6 and featuring trees decorated by Crocker Park tenants.

8. Near Regal Cinemas, Noodlecat and Nordstrom Rack, you can chill out at the Cleveland Monsters Skating Rink. The skating rink is open from 3-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday through January 6. Tickets to skate are $7 and skate rental is $3.

9. Warm up indoors at the Toy Train Town & Gingerbread Village, open now through December 28 from noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Located between CycleBar and The Gap near Market Square, this display is free to the public. The Northern Ohio Garden Railway Society has built a customized train set that will be on display, along with gingerbread houses created by Crocker Park tenants.

10. Finally, Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss “Potted Potter — The Unauthorized Harry Experience,” returning to Cleveland for the third time, and making its debut at Market Square at Crocker Park. Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors and BBC presenters Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious family-friendly minutes. Click here to buy tickets for the show, which runs from December 15 through January 6.

You easily can spend an entire day just basking in the holiday glow of the many seasonal activities throughout the property. And of course, there’s also holiday shopping opportunities, delicious meals, and fantastic memories all waiting for you this season at Crocker Park.

About the author

Jen Rome
Jen is a born-and-raised Cleveland girl who is dedicated to experiencing and celebrating all the wonderful places in town, with her son Jeffrey, her husband Matthew, and a cavalcade of the best gal pals you could ever want. Jen owns her own consulting business; blogs for her own site, as well as Northeast Ohio Parent and Cleveland Plus; and holds board positions with Playhouse Square Partners and the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter. She likes to say she wears many hats, all of them sparkly. Oh, and Jen is a big fan of all things sparkly, festive, and fun! Join her as she continues to find new and exciting things to do in the city we proudly call home!

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