Northern Ohio Tourism and Events


















The Holiday season is upon us. Keep up to date on all your Northern Ohio holiday events. For even more area events check out our Northern Ohio events page.


November 6 thru
December 29, 2013
(Summit County)

Hower House Spirit of Gifting: a holiday tradition

Our decorators have incorporated the Twelve Days of Christmas into their decorations this year.

Self-guided holiday tour schedule:
Wednesday – Saturday (noon – 3:30pm*);
Sunday, (1:00 – 4:00pm*) Last tour begins one-half hour before closing.
Group and guided tours by appointment.
|Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 23-26, Dec. 30-31)

Shop in the Cellar Door Store following your tour and enjoy a complimentary cup of wassail and a holiday cookie before you leave.

Free onsite parking for our guests.

The University of Akron
60 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio


November 23 thru
January 5, 2013
(Mahoning County)

Memories of Christmas Past - The Arms Family Museum
November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014; Tuesdays through Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm; Thursday evenings hours extended until 8:00pm (closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
The Arms Family Museum is sparkling for the holiday season! Memories of Christmas Past, the annual holiday spectacular, is in its sixth year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled to the brim with rare, one-of-a-kind, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, toys and trains in this stunning exhibit.

Arms Family Museum
648 Wick Avenue
Youngstown OH 44502


December 4 - 21, 2013
(Summit County)

Perkins Stone Mansion Holiday Tours from the Summit County Historical Society begin with a celebration of "1920's Christmas & All That Jazz." Tours run 1-4 p.m., Weds.- Sat. through the 21st.

Perkins Stone Mansion


December 18-23, 2013
(Summit County)

Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village
This Hale holiday favorite is a 90-minute evening tour transporting you to the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season on Christmas Eve, 1863, the third year of the American Civil War. With lantern in hand, stroll through our Western Reserve Village and discover the seasonal traditions and lore from local residents. Afterward, enjoy Victorian-era holiday treats in the Jonathan Hale House, delightfully decorated for the season. Tours depart every 20 minutes beginning at 6:00 pm. Dress appropriately for this indoor/outdoor activity. Tour schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
For more information website

December 7 thru
January 5, 2014

Fellows Riverside Gardens Winter Celebration

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

Tuesdays through Sundays 10-5 (closed Mondays)
The Davis Visitors Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the holidays. Enjoy 50+ decorated trees and stunning holiday floral displays throughout. Fun activities for the entire family. Stop by the Shop in the Gardens for unique holiday gift ideas. Winter Nights in the Gardens held on Wednesday Dec. 15, 22 and 29. The Davis Center will be open until 7pm. Stroll through the twinkling Gardens and enjoy the festivities of Winter Celebration during extended evening hours. There will be cookies, hot cocoa, entertainment, and more!

Fellows Riverside Gardens Davis Center - Mill Creek MetroParks
123 McKinley Ave
Youngstown OH 44509


Richland County

Kingwood Center
900 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44096


(Summit County)

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio


December 7 - 20, 2013
(Wood County)

Journey to a Winter Wonderland
Wood County Historical Center


Select times in December

A Christmas Story House
Tours of the home where the movie was filmed.
3159 W 11th St.
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 298-4919



December 21-22, 2013
(Medina County)

Santa's Workshop

Join Cleveland Metroparks at Santa's Workshop on Saturdays and Sundays, December 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Hinckley Lake Boat House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Santa's moving his workshop for just a few days and he's looking for some little elves. Children are allowed to choose from several crafts to make their own gift for someone special. All the crafts are $10 or less. Kids can enjoy free cookies and milk, too!

Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store is located off West Drive in Hinckley Reservation, between Bellus and State roads in Hinckley Township.

For more information about the Inspired by Nature Arts and Crafts Sale, call 440-734-6660 or go to

For more information about Santa's Workshop, call 330-278-2160.


Ashtabula County  

Thanksgiving thru
New Year's Eve, 2013
(Ashtabula County)

Ashtabula County's Lights on the Lake
Experience over 70 displays on Lakeshore Park's 54 acres of rolling hills and majestic Lake Erie backdrop. This holiday light attraction with some displays "as big as a truck", is great for creating family memories and family fun. Make it an annual family tradition to enjoy professional light displays in a beautiful picturesque setting.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday Thanksgiving thru New Year's Eve

************Special Days and Hours************
Dec. 24th, 25th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$5 per vehicle - buses $1 per person


Cuyahoga County  
November 24 thru
January 31, 2013
(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Public Square
Admission - FREE
All four quadrants of the square are decorated with thousands of lights.


December 4 thru the holiday season. GE's Nela Park Lights
Nela Park - Noble Road
East Cleveland, OH

Thru the season Independence, City of
Town Square

November 29, 2013 thru
January 5, 2014

GLOW at the Garden
Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, January 5 Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays | 10 am – 5 pm Wednesdays & Fridays | 10 am – 9 pm Sundays | Noon – 5 pm Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve | 10 am - 3 pm Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Tickets $12/non-member adult $8/non-member child Free for Garden members and children under 3

Dazzling, twinkling lights. The scents of gingerbread and fresh pine dancing in the air. Rosy cheeks alight with laughter. Glow at the Garden – Cleveland's most magical holiday tradition – shines spectacularly with the warmth of the season. What wintery wonder will you experience first?

Hop aboard the Garden Express for a festive train ride

Decorate your own gingerbread house to bring the magic of Glow home

Leave your special holiday dreams on the Wishing Tree

Enjoy live performances of your favorite holiday classics

See the amazing gingerbread houses, holiday flowers, fancifully decorated trees and so much more!

We invite you to join us for Glow. The magic returns the day after Thanksgiving. Purchase tickets at the Garden ticket desk, online at or by calling 216.721.1600, ext. 100.

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-1600


Erie County  
November 22 thru
December 31, 2013
(Erie County)

Maritime Museum of Sandusky
Northern Lights & Winter Brights- 5pm - 10pm
A holiday light display will be lit nightly outside the Sandusky Bay Pavilion & Maritime Museum. The Museum will also be fully 'deck-ed' out inside as well and open regular hours.
125 Meigs Street
Sandusky, OH 44870-2834

Local Visitor Bureau


November 22 thru
December 31, 2013

14th Annual Festival of Lights Display
Sawmill Creek Resort

Millions of Lights Along the Sawmill Roadway
5 - 10 pm each night
Fri, Nov 22 – Fri, Dec 31, 5-10 pm, Santa will be there 6-9 pm, Sawmill Creek Resort. This annual event showcases area non-profit agencies, schools and businesses with festive lighting displays.


Holmes County  
Thru the season

Wachtel's Christmas Light Display
13079 tr 503 Big Prairie, OH 44611

Lake County  

Lake Metroparks Farmpark - Country Lights Immerse yourself into a fun-filled experience of the holiday season at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Country Lights is a tradition for many in Northeast Ohio highlighted by horse-drawn wagon rides through a winter wonderland trimmed with a quarter of a million of holiday lights lining the buildings, trees, rails, and the farm-themed displays.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094


Thru the season Mentor Home Light Display
7580 Parker Dr., Mentor, OH 44060
FREE. The synchronized lights play every half-hour.
Lorain County  
November 29 thru
December 30, 2013
Lorain County

Lorain County Metroparks
Holiday Lights
Sun-Thurs. 6-9 pm; Fri-Sat 6-10 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Carlisle Visitor Center at Carlisle Reservation
For more info website.

Lucas County  

November 15 thru
December 31, 2013
(Lucas County)

Toledo Zoo presents Lights Before Christmas

The Toledo Zoo's holiday tradition is a treat for people of all ages, with over a million lights, animation displays, model trains and Santa! Please note: Lights Before Christmas will be closed on Christmas Eve and the Zoo is closed on Christmas Day

2 Hippo Way, Toledo OH 43614
(photo courtesy of The Toledo Zoo)


Mahoning County  
November 22 thru
December 29, 2013
(Columbiana/Mahoning Counties)

Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Show

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 9:00pm

Enjoy this drive-through holiday light display with the entire family. New displays for 2013! View one-million Christmas lights and over 60 animated Holiday light scenes! Northeastern Ohio's biggest light display. New this year is a Christmas Train Ride or kids. Admission is $8 per carload.
6:00pm-9:00pm every Thursday through Sunday -- November 22nd through December 21; open every night December 23-29.

Firestone Park, E. Park Avenue, Columbiana OH
more info: 330-482-3822 or

Medina County  
November 29 thru
December 29, 2013
Medina County

Medina County Fairgrounds
Visit the area's largest drive-thru light display!
 Many families have the holiday tradition of piling into the car to look at all the Christmas lights.  Even if it has not been a part of your tradition in the past, now is a great time to start this future family memory.

Friday and Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Also open weeknights Dec. 16th through Dec. 19th and Dec. 23rd through Dec. 26th: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission: $7 per car; $15 per 15 passenger bus; $50 per bus
CASH ONLY PLEASE (Enter at Smith Rd. entrance)



Thru the holiday season.

Cartier's Christmas Magic
1228 Alexandra Ln., Medina, OH 44256

Portage County  

Friday Nov 29th and running thru saturday Dec 28.


Candlelight Cove Light Show
11325 Center Road, Garrettsville, OH 44231
Richland County  
November 30 thru
December 29, 2013
(Richland County)

Kingwood Center
The theme for this year is "Symbols of Christmas".  This year we will be open every Thursday - Sunday from 3 PM - 8 PM starting November 30 through December 29 with the exception of Friday, December 6th, which we are closed for our annual Members only C.K.King members Christmas Party.  Admission to Kingwood Hall is $5 per person.
900 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44096


November 30 thru
December 26, 2013
Richland County

Ohio's Finest Drive-Through Light Display
presented by The Richland County Agricultural Society
Nightly through Christmas night. $6.00/vehicle, $17.00/van or small bus-15-35 passengers, $60.00/tour bus. Horse drawn wagon rides Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st, 5:00-9:00 & $6.00 per vehicle.
Open nightly in December through Dec. 26
5:30 - 9 p.m
Admission per vehicle is $6, $17 small bus (15-35)


Stark County  
Private Display
(Stark County)

Biviano House Christmas 2013
Tony & Sara Biviano
426 Poplar Ave NW.
Canton, OH 44708
Click here to view


December 1-29, 2013
(Stark County)

Christmas at Crownpoint *FREE*
70,0000 lights and video screen choreographed to Christmas and Disney music and includes very special guests in this 25 minute show! Radios can tune to 102.7 FM to listen from the warmth of their cars! The show runs nightly December 1st through the 29th from 7pm to 10pm each night. During weekend shows (weather permitting) plenty of hot popcorn and candy canes along with other goodies are delivered right to your car!
3459 Crownpoint St. NW Massillon Ohio 44646


Thru January 1, 2014 Christmas in Brewster
Next to the Fire Station - East Main Street, Nrewster, OH 44613
Turn radios to 102.7.

Thanksgiving thru
New Year's Day

North Canton Christmas Light Display
3556 Farnham St. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Display Hours:
Sunday through Thursday 5:30 P.M. til 10:00 P.M.
Friday and Saturday 5:30 P.M. til 11:00 P.M.

Tune car radio to 93.5 FM and listen to the lights!

(Stark County)

Tyler Christmas Light Show
2505 Fallen Oak Circle NE
Massillon OH 44646
Shows run from Thanksgiving until Christmas (sometimes past Christmas). The shows begin on the hour and last about 30 minutes. Monday – Friday shows begin every half hour between 6PM and 9PM. Friday – Sunday shows begin every half hour between 6PM and 10PM.


Summit County  
November 29 thru
December 31, 2013
(Summit County)

Akron Lock 3
Downtown, Akron

Thanksgiving thru
January 1, 2014
Coon Family Christmas Lights
969 Shepard Hills Blvd., Macedonia, OH 44056
Tune radios to 107.1.

November 29 thru
January 3, 2014

Glena's Christmas House
8661 Lawron Drive, Macedonia, OH 44056
Over 50,000 lights and


November 30 thru
December 31, 2013
(Summit County)

Lake Anna, Barberton
Christmas Walk and Park Lighting (November 30, 4-9pm )
Features over 45,000 holiday lights with each corner of Lake Anna decorated in a particular theme.


Summit County

Silverdale Lights (private home)
1374 Silverdale Circle
Twinsburg, OH 44087
"Silverdale Lights was created by the Larsen Family to provide a wholesome Holiday display that can be enjoyed by the community. "


November 29-30, 2013
December 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-23, 26-30, 2013
(Summit County)

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Deck the Hall

Evening Festivities 5-8 pm


Wayne County  
November 24 thru
January 1, 2014
Eichel's Christmas Tree Farm Display
11844 Williams Rd., West Salem, OH 44287

January, 2014
(Wayne County)

Santa's Christmas in Motion

Time: 5-10 pm
Location: 1400 East Milltown Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-345-7119
Description: A walk-up Christmas display with over 200 animated figures-a wonderful holiday family tradition!



Ma & Pa's Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Remember the Days of O'le.  Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh!  Afterwards warm up by the fire with some fresh maple coffee and cookies made by Ma.  Shop 'til you drop in our 1820's log cabin.  A winter adventure you won't forget.  Make a Memory this Winter here at Ma & Pa's!  Ma & Pa’s Gift Shack  440-548-5521


Cowan Tree Farm

2754 Dawley Rd., Ravenna OH
(Portage County)

Dutch Ridge Tree Farm
9595 Knauf Rd, Canfield, OH 
(Mahoning County)
Emerald Ridge Christmas Trees
7000 Route 307, Madison, OH 
(Lake County)
Galehouse Tree Farm
11762 Coal Bank, Doylestown OH
(Wayne County)
Greig Christmas Tree Farm 35900 Eddt Rd. Willoughby Hills (Lake County) 440.942.5423
Hanson Tree Farm
Stow, OH (Summit County)
Heritage Farms
6050 Riverview Rd, Peninsula OH
(Summit County)
Kall Christmas Tree Farm
3605 Foskett Rd, Medina OH (Medina County)
Medina Christmas Tree Farms
3301 Hamilton Medina Twp
(Medina County)
McKoskey Tree Farm 14740 Leroy Center, Leroy (Lake County) 440.298.1412
Moore's Christmas Tree Farm
6767 Edison St, NE Hartville, OH 
(Stark County)
Patterson Farm
Chesterland, OH (Geauga County)
Rhodes Sisters
12020 Clay St Huntsburg, OH
(Geauga County)
Shawnee Trail Tree Farm
900 Terex Hudson, OH (Summit County)
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