Holiday Happenings Around Northeast Ohio

Holiday Happenings Around Northeast Ohio

If your family is in the mood for some festive fun, you’re in luck. Plenty of holiday happenings are taking place throughout December in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.

*We recommend checking with the venue or organization before attending any of the following events for any “know-before-you-go” info, such as special hours, activities and health and safety precautions.

Ongoing

Through December 18

Christmas on the Farm. Photos with Santa, Candy Cane Forest, animals and more. Nickajack Farms, 2955 Manchester Ave., Canal Fulton, nickajackfarms.com

Elf, The Musical. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole and raised by elves. Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, weathervaneplayhouse.com

Through December 21

North Pole Adventure. Families can climb aboard and join this journey of a lifetime to a North Pole Adventure. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, 330-439-5708, cvsr.org

Through December 22

Festival of Trees. You will be surrounded by beautiful trees decorated by talented artists and designers. Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, clevelandplayhouse.com

Light it Up! A celebration of family, friends, community, and each person’s ability to make every day brighter. Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, clevelandplayhouse.com

Through December 24

‘Black Nativity.’ Langston Hughes’ famed retelling of the Nativity Story, performed in a gospel style and including popular Christmas carols. Karamu House, 2355 E. 89th St., Cleveland, karamuhouse.org

Santa’s Village at Crocker Park. Visit Santa for festive holiday pics and ride the express train. Across from East Park next to The Cheesecake Factory, crockerpark.com

Through December 30

Elf the Musical. This hilarious big-elf-living-in-a-small world comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity in a holiday bedazzled New York City. Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, beckcenter.org

Through December 31

Twinkle in the 216.  A holiday celebration featuring iconic Cleveland architecture and much-loved neighborhoods. Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, cbgarden.org

 Day-By-Day

December 2-18

Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. A hilarious and endearing tale about everyone’s favorite first graders. Magical Theatre Company, 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, magicaltheatre.org

December16-18, 20-23

Holiday Lantern Tours. Take a lantern-lit tour of the village and visit historic homes bustling with holiday preparations. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org 

Through 18

Cleveland Orchestra Holiday Concerts. An unforgettable experience that will fill Mandel Concert Hall with the sounds of the holiday season. 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, clevelandorchestra.co

December 18

Breakfast with Santa at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. 9:30 a.m. and noon. 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-721-1600, cbgarden.org

December 14-18

Scuba Claus Meet & Greet. Talk to the magical man in red while he’s underwater with sharks, stingrays, eels and angelfish on his “nice” list. Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

December 14-23

Meet Mrs. Claus at Pinecrest. Santa’s main squeeze will be walking about Pinecrest, handing out holiday cookies from Wojtila Bakery, surprising random shoppers with Pinecrest gift cards, and wishing everyone a happy holiday.  Pinecrest, 200 Park Ave., Orange Village, discoverpinecrest.com 

December 15-18

The Nutcracker. This magical production of the Cleveland Ballet promises to enchant and inspire all audiences. Connor Palace at Playhouse Square, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, playhousesquare.org  

December 16

Lunch With the Grinch. Lunch with the Grinch at The Bistro: Noon.-3 p.m. Vintage Carolers outside The Bistro: 7-9 p.m. Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, gervasivineyard.com

December 19

Menorah Lighting Ceremony.  A fun and festive community event filled with food, song, dance, and more. 6-8 p.m. 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, etonchagrinblvd.com

December 20

A White Christmas: Canton Palace Theatre. Watch this beloved holiday film on Canton’s largest screen. 7:30 p.m. 605 Market Ave., North Canton, cantonpalacetheatre.org

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