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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.


 
 
HOLIDAY HOME TOURS | CHRISTMAS LIGHTS | CHRISTMAS TREES
 
HOLIDAY HOME TOURS
December 1-28, 2014
(Richland County)

Christmas at Kingwood Presents..
Kingwood Sparkle

Thurs - Sun 3pm - 8pm
House Tour $5 Person
Children 6 & under free.
Closed Dec 5 & Dec 25. Closed Monday through Wednesday
900 Park Avenue West • Mansfield, Ohio 44906 • 419.522.0211 * Enter at 50 North Trimble Rd.

For more info see view website.

 

December 1-28, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Legends & Traditions
(holiday closings: 11/27, 12/24-25, 12/30-31)
Santa visitation day:
December 6, 2014
(noon until 3:00 pm with paid admission)

Self-guided holiday tours:
Wednesday – Saturday
12 noon – 3:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(last tour begins one half hour before closing)
Admission: $8/adults; $6/senior citizens;
$2 students
Children 12 & under free w/adult admission.

Guided tours by appointment.
Group tours/rates upon request.
Call for detailed information:
330.972.6909

website

 

December 1-31, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Memories of Christmas Past – Arms Family Museum
Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, January 4
Tuesdays through Sundays, 1-5 pm; Thursday evenings hours extended until 8 pm (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 seventh 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.
Location: Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Avenue, Youngstown OH 44502
http://mahoninghistory.org/arms-family-museum/memories-of-christmas-past/

Local Visitor Bureau


December 1-31, 2014
(Summit County)

Deck The Hall
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Hours: 5-8PM, Last admission is at 8PM however estate remains open until 9PM
Members: $14.00 Adults, $6.00 Youth, 5 and under: Free
Non members: $18 Adults, $8 Youth, 5 and under: Free

Bring the whole family to enjoy one of Ohio's largest and most spectacular holiday celebrations, Deck the Hall. Deck the Hall features our fantastic light show animated to music and (new this year) is Gingerbread Land in Playgarden.
For more info website.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio
330-836-5533



December 6 thru
January 4, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Fellows Riverside Gardens Winter Celebration
Saturday, December 6 - Sunday, January 4
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 Sunday Dec. 14, 21 and 28. 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!
Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens Davis Center - Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave, Youngstown OH 44509, 330-740-7116, www.millcreekmetroparks.org

Local Visitor Bureau

 

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
website

 

 

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Ashtabula County  
December 1-28, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Ashtabula County's Lights on the Lake
1700 East 1st Street
Ashtabula, OH
440.993.1051
website

Holiday light display Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the Friday after Thanksgiving until the last Sunday of the year. 6:00PM -9:00PM
Special Holiday hours, check our website. Mail address PO Box 1395, Ashtabula, OH 44005.

 

Cuyahoga County  
Thru the season

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

 

Thru the season GE's Nela Park Lights
Nela Park - Noble Road
East Cleveland, OH

Thru the season Independence, City of
Town Square

Glow - Cleveland Botanical Garden's winter spectacular and one of Cleveland's most celebrated holiday traditions - returns for its third year bigger and brighter than ever before.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 10am - 6pm
Wednesdays & Fridays · 10am - 9pm
Sundays · Noon - 6pm
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve · 10 am - 3 pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas & New Year's Day

$16/non-member adult
$12/non-member child
FREE for Garden members
For more info click here.

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

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
419.624.0274
www.sanduskymaritime.org

Local Visitor Bureau

 



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.
1.800.729.6455
website

 

Holmes County  
Thru the season

Wachtel's Christmas Light Display
13079 tr 503 Big Prairie, OH 44611
330.378.2273
website

Lake County  


December 3-23, 2014
(Lake County)

Country Lights
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

December 3 through 23, 2014 • 5 to 9 pm

Build a wooden toy in Santa's Workshop, enjoy a wagon ride through thousands of lights; visit Santa in his sleigh, wander through model train and old fashioned toy displays; visit with Farmpark animals, and enjoy special presentations. Dinner and snacks available in the Café; no reservations required.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets go on sale November 3.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

Thru the season Mentor Home Light Display
7580 Parker Dr., Mentor, OH 44060
FREE. The synchronized lights play every half-hour.
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  
December 1-31, 2014
(Lucas County)

The Toledo Zoo's Lights Before Christmas is a wonderful holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy displays containing millions of lights and many other holiday-themed attractions. Enjoy a holiday-themed Festive Feast at the Holiday Lodge, Watch the Dancing Lights display near Cheetah Valley, hear the joyous sounds of carolers on selected evenings, and of course don't forget visits with Santa in the Museum.
Thru January 4, 2015
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Sunday - Thursday: 3-8pm (Zoo closes at 9pm)
Friday and Saturday: 3-9pm (Zoo closes at 10pm)

The Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way
Toledo OH 43614
419.385.4040
www.toledozoo.org

(photo courtesy of The Toledo Zoo)

 

Mahoning County  

December 1-28, 2014
(Columbiana County)

Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Show

Enjoy this drive-through holiday light display with the entire family. View one-million Christmas lights and over 60 animated Holiday light scenes! Northeastern Ohio's biggest light display. Admission is $8 per carload.
Hours:
6:00pm-9:00pm every Thursday through Sunday -- November 21st through December 21; open every night December 22-28.

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



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)

website

 

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
website
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
419.522.0211
website

 


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)
website

 

Stark County  
Private Display
(Stark County)

Biviano House Christmas 2014
Tony & Sara Biviano
426 Poplar Ave NW.
Canton, OH 44708
Click here to view

 


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

 

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

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!
website



 

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.

website


Summit County  
 

Akron Lock 3
Downtown, Akron
website


  Coon Family Christmas Lights
969 Shepard Hills Blvd., Macedonia, OH 44056
Tune radios to 107.1.

 

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

 

 

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.
website

 

 

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. "
website

 

 

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Deck the Hall

Evening Festivities 5-8 pm
website

 

Wayne County  
  Eichel's Christmas Tree Farm Display
11844 Williams Rd., West Salem, OH 44287

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!

 

SLEIGH RIDES

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 www.maandpas.com

 

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS
Cowan Tree Farm

2754 Dawley Rd., Ravenna OH
(Portage County)


330.296.5752
Dutch Ridge Tree Farm
9595 Knauf Rd, Canfield, OH 
(Mahoning County)


330.533.2392
Emerald Ridge Christmas Trees
7000 Route 307, Madison, OH 
(Lake County)


440.428.6132
Galehouse Tree Farm
11762 Coal Bank, Doylestown OH
(Wayne County)


330.658.2480
Greig Christmas Tree Farm 35900 Eddt Rd. Willoughby Hills
(Lake County)

440.942.5423
Hanson Tree Farm
Stow, OH
(Summit County)


330.673.4093
Heritage Farms
6050 Riverview Rd, Peninsula OH
(Summit County)


330.657.2330
Kall Christmas Tree Farm
3605 Foskett Rd, Medina OH
(Medina County)



330.725.8870
3301 Hamilton Medina Twp
(Medina County)


330.723.2106
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)


330.877.6520
Patterson Farm
Chesterland, OH
(Geauga County)


440.729.9809
Rhodes Sisters
12020 Clay St Huntsburg, OH
(Geauga County)


440.636.5498
Shawnee Trail Tree Farm
900 Terex Hudson, OH
(Summit County)


330.653.6912
Timber Valley Tree Farm 4250 Bagdad Road, Medina
Christmas trees and smaller trees in containers. Cut-your-own or pre-cut pine, spruce and fir.
(Medina County)
330.722.3832 or 216.650.1566
     
 
 
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