Holiday Ideas and Attractions

March 19, 2017
Holiday ideas and attractions

Delight your group with these holiday experiences in Cleveland


Cleveland lights up for the holidays. Here are several ways you can enjoy the season during your group tour.

A Christmas Story House
Visit the official A Christmas Story House and Museum featuring original props, costumes and memorabilia from the 1983 film. Open year round.

Public Square skating rink
Glide in the shadow of Cleveland's iconic downtown architecture at the Cleveland Foundation Ice Skating Rink in Public Square.

Castle Noel
See it all at America's largest indoor, year-round Christmas entertainment attraction featuring a privately owned collection of Christmas movie props and costumes used in movies including "Elf," "Grinch," and "Turboman."

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Glow at the Garden. Hop aboard the Garden Express for a magical train ride and enjoy musicians and carolers. Decorate gingerbread houses and holiday shop at the Treetop Shop and The Garden Store.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Ranked one of the top five orchestras in the world! Take in their acclaimed sound at one of the many diverse holiday concert performances.

Cleveland Play House
A Christmas Story, the local stage performance, is based on the quirky motion picture in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory.

Cleveland POPS Orchestra
Take in The Pops Annual Holiday Matinee or the festive annual New Year’s Eve Concert and Dance. Enjoy celebrations from around the world with guest performances.

Great Lakes Theater
Enjoy the annual holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Open your heart to Charles Dickens’ tale of one man’s ultimate redemption.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Winter Waterland transforms the aquarium for the holiday season with lights and decor, special animal displays, crafts, live music and appearances by Scuba Claus himself.

Historic Kirtland Temple
The annual exhibit “Unto Us a Son is Given” features more than 600 nativity scenes, thousands of lights and sacred Christian music. Voted one of ABA’s Top 100 Events in North America.

I-X Center’s Christmas Connection
Share your wish list over breakfast with Santa, enjoy The Market Place, Sugar Plum Shoppe and more. Stay for entertainment from local choirs and bands.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Celebrates the season with Country Lights. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through a winter wonderland trimmed with thousands of holiday lights and farm-themed displays.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
A 65-room historic mansion that was once home to the F.A. Seiberling family, co-founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Enjoy a Victorian Christmas experience. Features spectacular holiday décor and 500,000 lights.

The Rink at Wade Oval
University Circle's ice skating rink is located in the beautiful park in one of Cleveland’s premier arts and cultural districts. Skate rental and hot chocolate available.

Free assistance with hotel accommodations, itinerary planning, restaurants, shopping ideas and more. Please contact Jane Tougouma, Group Tour Sales Manager at Destination Cleveland, 216.875.6607 or

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