The Christmas Connection is a festive marketplace where you can shop for holiday gifts, see works from local artisans, experience holiday displays that will inspire your own decorations, and much more!
Whether you’re joining us at the I-X Center with a long shopping list or just looking for a fun day out with family and friends, there’s something for everyone at the show with hundreds of vendors to explore and unique features to enjoy.
Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Christmas Connection
- The perfect destination for a busy person. One stop shopping means you can find everything you need for the holiday season, all under one roof. From apparel to decor, we’ve got you covered.
- Quality products and services. At the Christmas Connection we feature the highest quality vendors. Get ready to browse exceptional products from both local and national artisans.
- Tasty Treats. Whether you’re looking for a snack for yourself or a hostess gift for a holiday party, we have plenty of vendors serving up gourmet goodies that are perfect for the most wonderful time of the year.
- To save money. Everyone loves a show deal, and Christmas Connection exhibitors often have promotions on their products and services.
- Festive fun for everyone. The Christmas Connection is not just about buying presents– it features numerous activities for every member of your family. With daily events, unique workshops, holiday entertainment, and much more, the Christmas Connection is a great way to kick of the holiday season.
- Santa Land is great for the little kids as they'll visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Elves. Bring your Santa Letters and mail them in our Santa Mail Box!
- Kids can shop too in the Sugar Plum Shoppe featuring over 3,000 pre-wrapped gifts (under $8.00 each), perfect for pint-sized wallets.
- Come and meet Strung by Shawna! She will be hosting string art classes in our Craft Area located in the NEW South Hall.
- The tallest Santa in Cleveland (30 foot) will be waiting for you near the entrance!
- Take a break from shopping to rest your feet and catch up on an old favorite Christmas movie in our Movie area.
- Convenient Shop & Drop lets you leave your purchases and pick them up when you're ready to leave. While you’re there, make a donation to GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers.
- The holiday spirit comes to life with live entertainment on our stage where you can relax and kick-up your feet and sing-a-long to festive entertainment!
- Visit the Ohio Lottery booth for fun, games and prizes. You can also buy Holiday Lottery scratch offs at their booth. There will be three 2nd chance drawings each day, each winner will receive $100 in Ohio Lottery Christmas cash! Come join the fun.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2022: 10am-8pm
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022: 10am-8pm
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022: 10am-5pm
Adults (at the door): $12
Adults (online only): $11
Children Ages 12 & Under: Free
Group/Bus Sales of 15 or more : $10
(Groups 15-39: 1 free ticket & Groups 40+: 2 free tickets)