Fun and Festive Events in Northeast Ohio for the Weekend of Nov. 18-20

Fun and Festive Events in Northeast Ohio for the Weekend of Nov. 18-20

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Family-friendly events abound this weekend in the Greater Cleveland area, including Thanksgiving-themed gatherings and many happenings to welcome the holiday season. Check the list below for a sampling, or visit for a full event calendar.

Hear music from middle school and high school students who have pre-professional training experience in a full symphony orchestra at the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra’s Autumn Concert. These performances are open to all ages, making them a perfect opportunity to introduce children to an orchestra concert.

The 32nd Medina Candlelight Walk is a three-day holiday kick-off that features live entertainment, a parade, visits with Santa, fireworks and extra time for shopping and dining, as stores and restaurants of the nine-block historic district will be open later into the evening to welcome guests.

Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving feast with family and friends as you dine with President Lincoln and Hale Farm & Village costumed interpreters.

Families with children ages 12 and under can come to Morely Library in Painesville for fun fort-building and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss event, part of a national initiative of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, aims to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide find comfort and gain perspective through shared stories of healing and hope.

Your family can help Santa Claus count down to light up Crocker Park in Westlake at the annual Tree Lighting. Guests can enjoy family-friendly activities featuring live music, strolling entertainment, and great performances — plus all the shops and dining that Crocker Park has to offer.

On a life-sized Candy Land game board, discover the many flavors that nature provides as your family plays along and travels through the seasons in the indoor wonderland at Lake Metroparks’ Penitentiary Glen Reservation

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