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OCTOBER 2014
October 1-31, 2014
(Erie County)

"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum
301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
419.626.6111
website

 

October 1-31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering
through January 4, 2015
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive Cleveland OH 44106
Free with general admission
https://www.cmnh.org/Human-Plus

Discover tools that push human potential beyond limits. Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering tells compelling stories of engineers and users who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals—from everyday routines to lifelong dreams. Explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that restore and extend human abilities. Experience the creative, dynamic engineering process, which involves the user every step of the way. From customized wheelchairs for off-roading, to a vest that lets you feel music, to neuroprosthetic limbs controlled by a user's thoughts, Human Plus showcases innovations that improve lives every day.



October 1 thru
November 1, 2014
(Lorain County)

 

 

Haunvtille Haunted Houses
1579 West River Rd
Elyria, Oh 44035
(440) 655-0016
http://www.elyriahauntedhouse.com
email: hauntville@gmail.com
5 Mindblowing Attractions
Open Sept. 26- Nov 1, 2014
Thursdays and Sundays 7pm-10pm
Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-Midnight
(Directly across from Midway Mall)

 

October 24-31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents The Norwegians
2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

 


October 31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Q104 Boo Bash 18
Date: Friday, October 31,2014
Time: 8pm – 2am
Location: Dave & Buster's – 25735 First Street Westlake, OH 44145
Website: http://q104.cbslocal.com/boo-bash/

Description: Who says adults can't get in on a little trick or treat? Q104′s Boo Bash 18 returns on Friday, October 31 to Dave & Buster's in Westlake hosted by our very own on-air personalities! The party begins at 8 pm and the fun lasts until 2 am. Don't miss live music by Your Villain My Hero, a chance to win $1000 in the biggest costume contest in town, and more!

Tickets $10 adv/$15 dos...ticket fee includes a $12 Power Card.

Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 25 or older.

October 31, 2014
(Stark County)

Halloween at the Boo-seum

Come to our annual Halloween party on Friday October 31 from 6:00-8:30 PM and "Trick or Treat" in the Street of Shops and Discover World. There will also be hayrides (weather permitting, tickets are $1 for hayride), scavenger hunt, science shows and much more! Bring your appetite! A hot dog supper will be available for purchase in the Museum Cafe. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations are appreciated.

McKinley Presidential Library Museum

800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
(330) 455-7043

www.mckinleymuseum.org

 

October 31, 2014
(Stark County)

Annual Showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Movie
The annual tradition continues as the Canton Palace Theatre presents "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in HD digital quality on Canton's largest movie screen! Join in the fun with prop bags and a costume contest!

Movie Synopsis: A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Costume Contest: 7:00pm
SHOWTIME: 7:30pm
DOORS OPEN: 6:30pm
ADMISSION: Movie $7.00, Prop Bags $8.00 (no outside prop bags permitted)
RATING: R
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702
Phone: (330)454-8172 x302| www.cantonpalacetheatre.org

Local Visitor Bureau

 

October 31, 2014
(Summit County)
The Midtown Men
Time: 8:00 pm
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron
198 Hill St.
Akron, OH 44325
330.972.7570
website



October 31 thru
November 2, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

The Big Chuck and Lil' John Ghoulardifest
This year's Fest includes continuous live entertainment on stage, plus games, door prizes, and back this year Ghoulardi Shock Theater, featuring nostalgia TV shows and movies.
For more information www.theghoulardifest.com.

 

NOVEMBER 2014
November 1, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 2-4 pm
Departs: Akron Northside Station
Theme: 6th Annual Seasonal Beer Tour

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com


 


November 1, 2014
(Erie/Lorain County)

Amvets Post # 22 to Host Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser in Vermilion
Motive For Murder's "Murder Stage Right" on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

During an amateur performance of "Murder at Ravenshead Manor" life suddenly imitates art and the actors find themselves re-cast... as actual murder suspects. Hopefully a certain raincoat clad Lieutenant from Homicide, who just happens to be in the audience, can lend a hand and help solve this mystery within a mystery.

The cost is $35 which includes the mystery performance and dinner. There will be a cash bar.

For more information or reservations please call Linda @ 440-967-5610 or Dorothy @ 440-967-6582.

A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America' armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation' citizens and veterans alike. To learn more visit www.amvets.org.

For information: http://www.amvetspost22.com/Newsletter.html

Contact: travelbag@roadrunner.com

Phone: 440-967-5610

Amvets Post 22 in Vermilion, OH is a private company categorized under Veterans' and Military Organizations.


November 1, 2014
(Lake County)

Cleveland 2-Rail "O" Scale Train Meet
Come and see the high-end of "O" gauge model railroading with over 150 tables to view. There will be dealers from all over the United States showing their goods. Buy, Sell, or Trade for the hard to find add-on details or completed models. See models from Atlas – 3rd Rail – K-line – MTH and more. Diecast and Brass Engines, Scale Rolling Stock. Lets not forget Scale buildings, Supper Brass detail parts and landscaping materials and much more.

Lake County Juvenile Diabetes Walk Family (JDRF) will also be part of our show. Join them in trying to find a Cure for Diabetes.

The meet will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Lakeland Community College,
(AFC) Auxiliary Gym, 7700 Clocktower Drive,, Kirtland, Ohio 44094.

Please note this is a 2 Rail "O" Scale Meet and will not have any other gauge trains at it.

Admission: $7.00 each, Children 12 & under and Active Military Personal with ID Free.
Contact: Sam Shumaker at 440-248-3055


November 1, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Lantern Tours of Lanterman's Mill
November 1 @ 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM | Adults $3 R, $4 NR; 12 & under or 60 & over $2 R, $3 NR
11/1 | 6 pm, 6:15 pm & 6:30 pm

See the Old Mill in a different light during these guided lantern tours. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by 10/30. Adults $3 R, $4 NR; 12 & under or 60 & over $2 R, $3 NR
Lanterman's Mill - 980
Canfield Rd., Youngstown
330.740.7115
For more info http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/mill-creek-park/lantermans-mill/

 

November 1, 2014
(Mahoning County)
Civil War Ball - Mahoning Valley Historical Society
The Governor David Tod Civil War Ball
An evening of delightful, easy to learn, period dancing
at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center
Saturday November 1, 2014
6:00 -10:00 p.m.
Grand March of Regiments and Civilians
Period dress encouraged, but not required
(no metal heel plates, tacks, or nails on shoes)
All dances taught, no experience needed, no partner needed
Light refreshments served
$20 per person – $10 for ages 13-18
Free adjacent parking
For Reservations:
Janey Moy LaMonica
330-793-3072
For more info website.

November 1, 2014
(Summit County)

Downtown Akron Artwalk
Time: 5-10 pm
Artwalk Information
On the first Saturday of each month the Artwalk features nearly two dozen destinations for art, shopping, dining and entertainment with offerings that fit every budget. Hand-blown glass, pottery, ceramic, paintings, textiles, jewelry and eclectic house wares all dot the footprint of this spectacular monthly event. The participating spaces change every month, as do the exhibitions, food and entertainment. Each month is a unique experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists that make Downtown a culturally and artistically vibrant community.
For more information website.



November 1, 2014
(Wayne County)

Buckeye Book Fair
Date: 11/01/14
Hours: 9:30 am-4 pm
Location: Fisher Auditorium, OSU/OARDC, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-262-3244
Website: www.BuckeyeBookFair.com

Admission: $2.00

Description: Book lovers, readers, and holiday shoppers will have the opportunity to meet 100 Ohio authors and purchase autographed copies of their latest works.

November 1-16, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents The Norwegians
2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

 

November 1-30, 2014
(Erie County)

"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum
301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
419.626.6111
website

 

November 2, 2014
(Carroll County)

Our Lady of Mercy Polish Fest — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Social Hall, 616 Roswell Rd., Carrollton. All you can eat Polish buffet. $10/adults, $4/children 5-12, children under 4 eat free. Families of 5 or more, $45. Carryout is available (330) 627-4464. Entertainment: Marilyn and Her Ever-Lovin' Polka Pals. - See more at: http://visitcarrollcountyohio.com/2014/10/autumn-events/#sthash.3zojWqFU.dpuf

November 2, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours

Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the parks paved roads in its 741 acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and old, families, romance and celebration. Reservations are required at www.ladybugranchllc.com Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/

Local Visitor Bureau

November 4-16, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Disney's Newsies

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

November 6, 2014
(Lake County)

"A Branson Country Christmas"
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Croation Lodge Ballroom
Featuring the Ozark Jubilee, this holiday show is not to be missed! Tickets are $47.50 for Lunch and Show, $34.75 for Show Only. Call to order tickets.
website


November 6-15, 2014
(Summit County)

Godspell

The University of Akron (UA) Theatre Program opens its 2014-2015 season with a Steampunk version of the musical Godspell at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall.

Tickets for Godspell are $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors and UA faculty, staff and alumni; and $6 for students. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Guzzetta Hall is at 139 Buchtel Ave., Akron. For more information on performances or UA's High School Drama Day, call (330) 972-7895 or visit www.uakron.edu/dtaa or on www.facebook/TheArtsStartHere

 

November 7, 2014
(Lake County)

108th Gingerbread House Arts & Crafts Show

Friday, Nov. 7 from 4pm - 9pm & Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10am - 3pm
Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue Mentor, Ohio 44060
FREE Admission & Parking

Shop the wonderful array of handmade items by 60+ local crafters, Attic Treasures, bake shop, Middlefield cheese, kid's crafts, & more!
Spaghetti dinner Friday (by donation) 5pm - 8pm. Lunch served Saturday from 11am - 2pm featuring homemade soups and pies.

Sponsored by the Mentor United Methodist Women. All proceeds benefit the local, national, and international missions projects of the UMW.

For more info, contact Kim at:
440-255-3496 or gingerbread@mentorumc.org
http://GingerbreadCraftShow.wikispaces.com

 

November 7, 2014
(Lake County)

2014 Paranormal Exploration of the Lake County Historical Society
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM to
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00 AM
Lake County Historical Society
415 Riverside Drive
Painesville Twp., OH

For more information click here.

 


November 7-8, 2014
(Wayne County)

Shakespeare Festival
Dates: November 7 & 8, 2014
Hours: 7:30 PM
Location: Wayne College/University of Akron, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667
Phone: 330-684-8729
Website: www.wayne.uakron.edu/shakespeare
E-mail: 330-684-8729

Admission: In Advance (show only): Students (age 12 and over): $10; Adults: $15

Description: Don't miss this opportunity to see Shakespeare performed live by the world- renowned professional troupe, The American Shakespeare Center on Tour. Friday: "Much Ado About Nothing." Saturday: "Hamlet." Call for ticket purchase and pricing options.

 



November 7-9, 2014
(Lake County)

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Adapted from the book "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Wacky characters and silly songs turn classic fairy tales inside out. –Rated G
Admission.

Nov. 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Nov. 8 & 9 at 2:00 pm
The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094

440.951.7500

fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


November 7-9, 2014
(Medina County)

German Shepherd Dog IPO3 National Championship
Friday-Saturday, November 7 and 8, 7:30am to 5pm, Sunday November 9, 7:30am with closing ceremonies at 1:30pm

United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) and O.G. Buckeye is pleased to host the 2014 USCA German Shepherd IPO3 National Championship. Seventy national- and world-level dog and handler teams from all over the country will compete for points in the areas of tracking, obedience and protection. The event includes daily raffles with top prizes including dog crates, vendors featuring dog toys and training gear and much more.

Food is available for purchase. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle, per day or a 3-day pass for $10. IPO is securely founded on obedience and control of a dog's natural instincts and drives. This sport promotes the use of dogs for working applications such as search and rescue, narcotics and explosives detection, police and military applications. For more event information, visit http://uscanationals.com or the event Facebook page at 2014 USCA German Shepherd Dog IPO3 National Championship. For more information on IPO, visit the USCA website at www.GermanShepherdDog.com. For more information on the host club, visit www.ogbuckeye.com or www.mideastregional.com.

 


November 7-9, 2014
(Stark County)

Start the Holiday Season with the 43rd Annual Christkindl Markt, the Premier Fine Arts and Crafts Show of Northeast Ohio at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts/Canton Museum of Art. Christkindl Markt will be open on November 7, 8, and 9.

This premier fine arts and fine crafts show draws artists from across the country offering unique and handcrafted items in all price ranges. Door prize of a $1,000 Shopping Spree donated by Andreas Furniture of Sugarcreek can be won with a purchased admission ticket. Visit www.cantonchristkindl.org to purchase advance tickets online for pick up at the door. Advance tickets also available by calling 330.453.7666, ext. 105. Free parking in a security-patrolled parking deck and surrounding lots is available courtesy of Christkindl Markt and this year's parking patrons.

HOURS:
Friday, November 7: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 8: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 9: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ADMISSION: Admission is $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door; children 12 and under are free. Strollers are not allowed at the event. Admission includes parking. Advance tickets are available at 330.453.7666, ext. 105 to purchase by credit card and pick up tickets at the door. Or visit www.cantonchristkindl.org to order advance tickets secure online.

 

November 8, 2014

Grand River Valley Wine Region to Host 7th Annual Turkey Trot to Help Local Food Banks
A Progressive Food & Wine Tasting Event

For more information click here.

Local Visitor Bureaus

November 8, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Departs: Rockside Station
Featuring: 16th Annual Holiday Wine Train

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

November 8, 2014
(Medina County)

Medina County Arts Council's
Spotlight Showcase

Sit back and enjoy an evening of music by Medina County performers while supporting the Medina County Arts Council. This year's production will also have a bit of local history interwoven with the musical acts. Whether your favorite music is Jazz, Folk or Contemporary, the evening will be an entertaining event for the entire family.

8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Haddad Theatre/ Broadway Hall
Medina Co. Admin. Bldg.
144 N. Broadway St.
Medina

TICKETS:
Adults $10., Students & Seniors $5.
Available Oct. 15 at all Medina County Buehler's Stores and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

http://www.medinacountyartscouncil.org

 

November 8, 2014
(Stark County)
Lincoln's Sculptress Tea

Time: 11AM to 1PM

$35 Admission $31 Members
First Ladies LIbrary
205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44718
330.452.0876 ext 307
website

November 8, 2014
(Summit County)

Escape on the Undreground Railroad
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This educational program at Hale Farm & Village brings the Underground Railroad to life. Transport back to the 19th century and learn what life was like for a runaway slave. Hale Farm's historic buildings and grounds become fictional Underground Railroad sites in this dynamic living history program that allows you to become part of the story.

Approved and listed on the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, A Fugitive's Path examines an essential period in United States and local history. Experience the emotional and vivid recreation of the trauma of those traveling the Underground Railroad as you play the role of fugitive slaves struggling to reach freedom in the North.

Reservations are required. Call 330-666-3711 ext. 1720 to make yours.

Because of the vivid nature of this program, please use discression when bringing children of a young age.

Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210
330-666-3711
www.wrhs.org

 

November 8-9, 2014
(Medina County)

Nature Art Fest
Wolf Creek Environmental Ctr, 6100 Ridge Rd, Sharon Township
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-4pm
www.medinacountyparks.com.

 

November 9, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

November 9, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours

Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the parks paved roads in its 741 acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and old, families, romance and celebration. Reservations are required at www.ladybugranchllc.com Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/

Local Visitor Bureau


November 9, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Brunch Tea
Sunday – November 9, 2014
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
We are proud to partner with Tea & Thyme and we are honored to have The Stabrova Youth Ballet Company (SYBC) perform excerpts from the ballet "The Nutcracker" during this wonderful holiday brunch celebration.
Tea Menu
Sugar Plum Fairy – Eggnog Cream Scones
Baby Greens, Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds and Silvered Red Onion with Champagne Vinaigrette
Holiday Florentine Spirals
Clara's Blueberry & Cream Cheese Strata
The Mouse King Canadian Bacon
Nutcracker Chocolate Truffles
Gingerbread Squares
Candy Cane Parfaits

$30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12
Limited seating with advanced reservations, Pre-paid.
Reservation deadline: November 1st.
For reservations or more information call the Hower House at 330.972.6909.

Click here for flyer.

 


November 9, 2014
(Wayne County)

Greater Wayne County Train & Toy Show
Date: 11/09/14
Hours: 10 am-4 pm
Location: Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton, OH 44618
Phone: 330-262-7488
Website: www.cjtrains.com
Admission: $5.00 (Children 12 and under: Free)

Description: Browse through 550+ 8' dealer tables filled with trains and toys for sale and enjoy over 10 running layouts. Discuss trains of all gauges, farm and vintage toys, parts, collectibles, die-cast models, NASCAR items, videos, train books and magazines, and rare pieces with over 170 dealers. Enjoy good food and drink in a family atmosphere with plenty of free parking!

 


November 14, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Opera Western Reserve presents: Don Giovanni
Mozart's timeless opera, Don Giovanni will be staged by Opera Western Reserve in beautiful Stambaugh Auditorium, for one performance only.
Come experience the thrill of live opera in a beautiful, historic auditorium.
Time: 7:30 pm

Location:
Stambaugh Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown OH 44504
call: 330-259-0555 for ticket information
www.operawesternreserve.org

 

November 14, 2014
(Stark County)
Canton Ballet Nutcracker Ball
Time: 6:30 to 11:00 PM

The 11th Annual Nutcracker Ball honoring Tim Belden will be a joyous celebration. The Pegasus surroundings will be transformed and feature delicious appetizer and dessert stations, entertainment, and silent and live auctions.

Location:
Cultural Center for the Arts Great Court
1001 Market Ave. N.
Canton, Ohio 44702
website




November 15, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Fall Family Night& Hayrides
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Family Astronomy Day:
Rockin' on the Moon
Bring the whole family for a very "rocky" day. Learn
about what makes up the rocky planets and more than
175 known moons orbiting the planets of our Solar
System. See how craters happen on rocky worlds,
touch a real Moon rock, see a special planetarium
show, and so much more!
Saturday, November 15
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $4/person
28728 Wolf Road
Bay Village, OH
440.871.2900
website

 

November 15, 2014
(Summit County)

Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln
November 15 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
President Abraham Lincoln makes his return to Hale Farm & Village for another Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted in the Gatehouse of Hale Farm. Reservations must be made in advance, so please call 330-666-3711 ext. 1720 to secure your spot at the table.

Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210
330-666-3711
www.wrhs.org

 


November 16, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Gingerbread House Family Workshop
Sunday, November 16
2:00pm-3:30pm
Just in time to enter the Annual Gingerbread Competition! Join this delightful decorating workshop with CHEF TONY SMOODY OF BON APPETIT and transform gingerbread houses into edible winter wonderlands with a delicious assortment of candies and other treats. All materials provided (adult and child will share one house). Enter your creation in the Gingerbread Competition on display during this year's holiday show at the Garden, or bring a box to transport it home and enjoy for the season! Recommended for children ages 6-12.

Discounted parking and Garden admission included. Please register in advance online or by calling 216.721.1600 x100.

Please join us during GLOW to see the annual gingerbread house competition, November 28 - January 4, 2015.

Member Child and Adult: $45
Non-Member Child and Adult: $60

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

 

November 16, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours

Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the parks paved roads in its 741 acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and old, families, romance and celebration. Reservations are required at www.ladybugranchllc.com Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/

Local Visitor Bureau

November 19-20, 2014
(Summit County)
The Illisionists
Time: 7:30 pm
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron
198 Hill St.
Akron, OH 44325
330.972.7570
website




November 21-22, 2014
(Medina County)

Wadsworth Candlelight Walk & Jingle Bell Jaunt
Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22

Enjoy a traditional Holiday celebration with your family and friends right here in Historic Downtown Wadsworth. On Friday, November 21st from 6pm to 9pm enjoy a candlelight walk of the Downtown area with over 400 luminaries, horse drawn carriage rides, food, music, displays and children related activities. Santa Claus himself will arrive in style with special surprises.

Saturday, November 22nd, enjoy the traditional Jingle Bell Jaunt from 9am to 10am. Purchase jingle bells for a nominal fee and enjoy a Jingle Bell Carriage Ride through the town.

At 11am, the Holiday Parade starts and after the parade enjoy "Lunch with Santa" for a nominal fee. For more information, contact Downtown Wadsworth at 330.335.9301.

 


November 21-23, 2014
(Medina County)

30th Medina Candlelight Walk
Friday, November 21st
Lighting of the Luminaries, 4:30pm
District lighting and kick-off of the Medina Holiday Season, 7pm
Saturday, November 22nd
Holiday Parade of Lights 5:30pm and Santa arrives, followed by Light up the Night Fireworks at 7pm
Sunday, November 23rd
Visits with Santa, District shopping

For more fun things to do in Medina County click here.

 


November 21 - 30, 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


November 21-30, 2014
(Wayne County)

Festival of Trees
Dates: 11/21/14-11/30/14
Hours: Opening 11/21, 2-9:30 PM, Weekends 2-8 PM. 11/26, 2-8 PM. Closed Weekdays.
Location: Wayne County Red Cross Building,
Phone: 330-264-9383
Website: http://www.redcross.org/oh/wooster
Admission: Free Admission

Description: To kick off this cherished Wooster holiday tradition, the Wayne County Red Cross building is decked out for the holidays with Christmas decorations containing thousands of lights, hundreds of ornaments and miles of garland. Trees and decorations of all shapes and sizes with themes ranging from the traditional to the highly innovative are presented. The area's top designers take up the challenge of creating the most beautiful Christmas decoration, competing for awards. Also on display will be items donated by area businesses and retailers. Visitors to the Festival of Trees have the opportunity to voice their opinions on their choice for the most beautiful Christmas tree by voting for the People's Choice Award. The Christmas trees, holiday decorations and special items will be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefiting the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The trees are auctioned off as follows:
Festival of Trees Auction
Date: December 2, 2014
Time: 5-10 pm
Location: Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre, 50 Riffel Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-264-9383
Website: http://www.redcross.org/oh/wooster
Call or check website for auction admission price.

 

November 22, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Tony Bennett

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

November 22 - 23, 2014
(Medina County)

A Victorian Christmas
John Smart House, 206 N Elmwood St, Medina, 2pm-6pm, admission, 330.722.1341.

For more information click here.

November 22-30, 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/

 

November 23, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours

12pm-8pm
Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the parks paved roads in its 741 acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and old, families, romance and celebration. Reservations are required at www.ladybugranchllc.com Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/

Local Visitor Bureau

November 26-30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

The Cleveland Orchestra presents
The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

November 28, 2014
(Erie County)

Holiday Open House
6-8 pm
Follett House Museum, 404 Wayne St. (off US 6), Sandusky
Gather at the Follett House Museum for one of Sandusky's treasured traditions: the Annual Holiday Open House. The Museum will be decorated in all its holiday splendor by Kirk Miller Floral Designs. Refreshments and live entertainment will be provided. If you can't make it to the evening open house, there is a daytime celebration as well on Friday, December 6. Starbucks coffee and cookies will be provided.
419.625.3834
www.sandusky.lib.oh.us/follett_house


November 28, 2014
(Wayne County)

Home for the Holidays
Come home to Orrville for the holidays and the annual kick-off to the holiday season and arrival of Santa Claus. Downtown venues will feature a jolly mix of food, entertainment, and neighborly good cheer. Downtown Orrville 5-8 PM 330-682-8881 www.orrvillechamber.com

 

November 28-29, 2014
(Medina County)

Christmas Around the World
Community Center at the Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Rd, Medina
Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, admission
Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 60 and up, $2 ages 6 to 12 and ages under 5 are free.
www.christmasinthecolonies.com.

 



November 28 - 30, 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.


November 28-30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

A Christmas Story

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 


November 28-30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

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

November 28-30, 2014
(Geauga County)

Country Hearth Christmas & Christmas in the Village: A Dickens of a Christmas

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair. Enjoy the many holiday activities including Santa at the Burton Log Cabin. Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp Burton Chamber of Commerce 440-834-4204; 800-526-5630 www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org
Time 10am - 4pm

Local Visitor Bureau


November 28-30, 2014
(Lake County)

Country Lights
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

November 28, 29, 30 and 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

Local Visitor Bureau

November 28-30, 2014
(Lake County)

Historic Kirtland Nativities
Times: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Historic Kirtland Village
7800 Kirtland-Chardon Road
Kirtland. OH
440.256.9805
For more info website.






November 28-30, 2014
(Lake County)

Willy Wonka
Based on the book "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Directed by David Malinowski
Join us this holiday season in Willy Wonka's magical world of chocolate dreams, featuring your favorite songs from the classic film. –Rated G
Nov. 28; Dec. 5, 12 & 19 at 7:30 pm
Nov. 29 & 30; Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $25/adults; $23/seniors & students 11 yrs. & up; $15/children 10 yrs. under reserved seating

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html



November 28-30, 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

November 28 -
December 31, 2014
(Huron County)

Firelands Festival of Lights
5-10 pm
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron
Free; donations accepted
The Festival of Lights is a wonderful, family-oriented, Christmas light display that involves over 30 local, non-profit organizations. Take a drive along Sawmill Creek Dr. to experience the lights and meet Santa!
419.433.3800 ext. 784
facebook.com/firelandsfestivaloflights

 

November 29, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

WinterFest

An all day holiday celebration! Take in the magic as you experience Downtown's vibrancy through horse and carriage rides, the annual Public Square and tree-lighting ceremony, a fireworks show and more!
For more information website.

 


November 29, 2014
(Wayne County)

Train Rides with Santa and Holiday Open House at the Depot

Dates: 11/29/14 & 12/06/14

Hours: Train Rides:10 am, Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm.
Open House: 10 am-5 pm
Location: Orrville Depot, 145 Depot Street, Orrville, OH 44667
Phone: 330-683-2426
Website: www.orrvillerailroad.com

Admission: Train Rides:
Coach: Adults: $29. Children 12 and under: $19.
First Class: $43 (all ages, seating limited).
(Tickets must be purchased in advance)
Open House: Free Admission

Train Ride Description: During the 2-hour fun rail trip, Santa will visit with the children on board and collect their Christmas lists. Each child also receives a gift bag. On-board entertainment. Concessions available.

Holiday Open House at the Depot Description: Tours of 1868 Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, now a museum.

 

November 29-30, 2014

Christmas Trolley Rides
Fri & Sun 1-4 pm, Sat 12-5 pm
Downtown, Vermilion
Donations accepted
Take a horse-drawn trolley ride, pulled by Grospitch horses, through downtown Vermilion.
440.654.8847

 

November 29-30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

A Christmas Carol

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

Lantermans Mill
November 29-30, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill
Saturday, November 29 - Sunday, November 30, 11 am – 5 pm

Lanterman's Mill will be decked out in holiday finery for this special event. You can taste chestnuts roasted over an open fire, give Santa your wish list, purchase unique gifts, and watch artisans demonstrate crafts like weaving, pottery and wood carving. Musical entertainment throughout the day. Bring a hot, scarf or pair of mittens for the "Giving Tree". A Youngstown tradition!
Location: Lanterman's Mill - Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown OH 44511
330-740-7115, www.millcreekmetroparks.com


November 29-31, 2014
December 1, 2014

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK HOME
at Malabar Farm •
Visit Louis Bromfield's Big House decorated for the holidays. Enjoy piano music, international foods, visit with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and the Bromfield family. Tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm & 5 pm. $25/single, $40/couple; Groups of 10 or more $20 each. Must pre-register.
For information call 419-892-2929 or visit www.MalabarFarm.org

 

November 30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Pops Orchestra: The Magic of Christmas

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 


November 30, 2014
(Mahoning County)

The Lettermen - Holiday Show
Sunday, November 30 – 7 pm

Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown will be the first stop of The Lettermen Holiday Concert Tour. The pop vocal trio will perform Christmas classics which may include "White Christmas," "Silver Bells," and "Little Drummer Boy" along with Lettermen classic hits "Goin' out of My Head," "Theme From a Summer Place," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." The Lettermen have been entertaining audiences since 1959, and lone original member, Tony Butala, is a native of Sharon, PA. Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton complete the trio.
Location: Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504
330-259-0555, www.stambaughauditorium.com

 

November 30, 2014
(Medina County)
A Victorian Christmas
John Smart House, 206 N Elmwood St, Medina, 2pm-6pm, admission, 330.722.1341.

November 30, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Breakfast with Santa
Time: 7:30 am - 11am)

Treat your children to one of the most beloved holiday traditions, Breakfast with Santa, at Punderson Manor State Park Lodge & Conference Center in Newbury, Ohio. The most festive destination in Geauga County. Punderson Manor, with its famed holiday decorations and Sunday breakfast, serves as a back drop for creating rich childhood memories. Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/

Local Visitor Bureau

November 30, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours

12pm-8pm
Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the parks paved roads in its 741 acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and old, families, romance and celebration. Reservations are required at www.ladybugranchllc.com Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/

Local Visitor Bureau

   
DECEMBER 2014
December 1-21, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

A Christmas Story

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

December 1-23, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

A Christmas Carol

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 



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.



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



December 1-31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

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

December 1-31, 2014
(Erie County)

"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum
301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
419.626.6111
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 2-14, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

December 3-6, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Tour of Perkins Stone Mansion
550 Copley Road, Akron
Time: 1pm -4pm

330.535.1120
website


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

Local Visitor Bureau

 

December 4, 2014
(Geauga County)

Chardon Square Christmas Lighting

Christmas is a special time on the Square. Main Street and the Park are decorated for the holiday with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, complete with musical entertainment and a special visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Tree Lighting is held each year on the first Thursday after Thanksgiving.TimeL 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

On Historic Chardon Square www.chardonsquareassociation.org/events/christmas-lighting/

 

December 4, 2014
(Summit County)

CANDLELIGHT WALK
DATE(S): December 4
TIME:5:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Village of Peninsula,
1600 West Mill St.
WEB: www.explorepeninsula.com
CONTACT: 330-657-2788
EMAIL: explorepeninsula@gmail.com
FEE: FREE
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the Heart of the Holidays with a traditional Candlelight Walk throughout the Village of Peninsula. Shops, organizations, churches, museums and restaurants will greet you with festive holiday treats, music, special events, goodwill and cheer.

 

December 5, 2014
(Wayne County)

Downtown Churches Walking Tour
Free walking tour of downtown churches highlighting their history, architecture and music. Downtown Wooster 6-8 PM 330-262-6222 www.mainstreetwooster.org

 



December 5-7, 2014
(Ashtabula County)
The Nutcracker
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, OH
440.964.3396
Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season!
The Nutcracker
Dec 5-7, 12-14, 18-21
Thursdays, fridays and saturdays @ 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets: Adult $17, Senior/Student $15, Children 12 & under $11
website

December 5-7, 2014
(Lucas County)

Heralding the Holidays is a free, three-day winter celebration centered around family, art, holiday cheer, commerce, and community.

Wander around the Toledo Botanical Garden as we turn the Artist Village into a winter market. There will be a horse drawn carriage giving free rides through The Garden, storytellers, Santa Claus, live music, workshops, a garden elf hunt, hot cider, and food. The Artist Guilds are having open houses and performing demonstrations, there will be strolling carolers and a juried holiday market for finding great art and unique handcrafted holiday gifts.

Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Dr.
Toledo, OH 43615
419.536.5566 
website

 

December 5-7, 2014
(Medina County)

"Miracle on 34th Street", Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina, Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, presented by Medina County Show Biz Company, visit www.medinashowbiz.org for ticket information.

 

December 5-7, 2014
(Richland County)

CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS

Friday - December 12, 2014
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider. Fee charged. No pre-registration required.
For more information call 419-892-2784 or visit www.malabarfarm.org

Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784

 

December 5-7, 2014
(Wayne County)

Wayne Center for the Arts Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
This holiday favorite and community tradition brightens the season with the magical tale of Clara and her adventure in the Land of Sweets. Wooster High School Fri & Sat 7 PM, Sun 2 PM 330-264-2787 www.wayneartscenter.org

 



December 5-21, 2014
(Lake County)

Willy Wonka
Based on the book "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Directed by David Malinowski
Join us this holiday season in Willy Wonka's magical world of chocolate dreams, featuring your favorite songs from the classic film. –Rated G
Nov. 28; Dec. 5, 12 & 19 at 7:30 pm
Nov. 29 & 30; Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $25/adults; $23/seniors & students 11 yrs. & up; $15/children 10 yrs. under reserved seating

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


December 5-31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

 

December 5-21, 2014
(Geauga County)

Annie Warbucks
(Fri.& Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm)

The action picks up where ANNIE left off: Christmas morning, 1933. Amidst celebration, Child Welfare Commissioner, Harriet Doyle, arrives to inform Daddy Warbucks that he must marry within the next sixty days or he will lose the newly-adopted Annie from his family. All the characters that you loved from Annie are in a new family friendly holiday musical. 440-286-2255 www.geaugatheater.org

 

December 6, 2014
(Erie County)

Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
10 am-1 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
$20/person (lighthouse kit), $6/child
Adults can decorate a gingerbread lighthouse. Kids can choose to make an edible 'Mermaid Palace' or a 'Caribbean Hut' with a boat dock. Pre-registration required for both projects.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

December 6, 2014
(Geauga County)

Christmas Craft from Nature's Bounty

(Sat. 9am - 12pm)
Back by popular demand, Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik, is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you'll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, lilttle ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch, add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of OSU Extension 440-834-4656; geauga.osu.edu

 

December 6, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council Christkindl Markt
Downtown Port Clinton
Unique gifts for you and your loved ones. All items are handmade or handcrafted--recycled art, sculpture, children's toys, kissing balls, fresh evergreen wreaths and arrangements, hand painted ornaments, tasty jams and sauces, crafts, glass art, jewelry, and more.
419.732.2101
portclintonarts.org


December 6, 2014
(Medina County)

Basket Weaving 101: Jingle Bell Basket, Wolf Creek Environmental Ctr, 6100 Ridge Rd, Sharon Township, 9:30am-12:30pm, ages 12+, program fee, call 330.336.5951 by Nov 29 to register.

 

December 6, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Main Street Port Clinton Community Christmas
Downtown, Port Clinton
Santa will be here to greet the children while downtown businesses are open for shopping, eating, and tours. Santa will arrive by parade downtown where carolers will sing throughout the event. Later, head to Adam's Street Park to light the community Christmas tree and listen to the high school students perform.
419.734.5503
portclintonchamber.com

 

December 6, 2014
(Stark County)

Christmas on the Canal

Event Time: 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Stroll through the streets of Historic Downtown Canal Fulton. Visit Santa Claus, enjoy Christmas shopping, an electric lights parade, tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas caroling, children's activities, prizes & much more!

Location:
Historic Downtown Canal Fulton
125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
330.854.6835
View Website

December 6, 2014
(Stark County)
First Ladies Library Christmas Candlelight Tour
Time: 4:30 pm
$15.00 Admission $12.00 Members
Speial candlelight program & tour to see the Saxton McKinley Home. Also, it is a great historic peek of past First Families!
Reservations required.

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44718
330.452.0876 ext 307
website


December 6, 2014
(Summit County)
Breakfast with Santa at The Hower House Victorian Mansion

Santa Breakfast is planned for Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am (until 11:45am) followed by a walk-through tour (included in price) of the House. The jolly old elf will be present at the breakfast so the children can visit with him.

The Santa breakfast cost for children is $22 each (ages 3-12); adults $15 each, children 2 and under are free with paid adult. (Please note we do not offer high chairs) Limited seating, so call and get your prepaid reservations in early! Reservations will close when all seats have been sold. Call Hower House at 330.972.6909.

Children are welcome to leave a letter for Santa during their visit. Cameras are also welcome in Santa's Workshop only for personal photos of your children with Santa.
60 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44325
website


December 6, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Lantern Tours
December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hale Farm & Village continues its tradition of Holiday Lantern Tours this year. Enjoy a 90-minute, lantern-lit tour of the grounds at Hale Farm. During the tour, you'll learn about the historic holiday traditions of the Hale family, enjoy holiday treats, and sing Christmas carols in the Meetinghouse. During the hours of Lantern Tours, guests can also shop at the Hale Marketplace for locally-made and unique holiday gifts!

Reservations are required.

Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210
330-666-3711
www.wrhs.org

 

December 6, 2014
(Wayne County)

Holiday Open House at the Depot
Tours of 1868 railroad station and train displays. Orrville Depot 10 AM-4 PM 330-683-2426 www.orrvillerailroad.com

 

Dececmber 6-7, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

An Old-Fashioned Williamsburg Christmas Celebration
Free Family Christmas Fun Williamsburg style! Sleighbell wagon rides, pinyata, ice sculpture, early games, caroling, make an ornament, gingerbread house contest, Christmas stories, 3-5pm at the historic Jefferson Depot Village. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Jefferson Depot Village
147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH
440.812.1100
website

December 6-7, 2014
(Geauga County)

Country Hearth Christmas & Christmas in the Village: A Dickens of a Christmas

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair. Enjoy the many holiday activities including Santa at the Burton Log Cabin. Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp Burton Chamber of Commerce 440-834-4204; 800-526-5630 www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org
Time 10am - 4pm

Local Visitor Bureau

December 6-7, 2014
(Mahoning County)

44th Annual American Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show - Butler Institute of American Art
Saturday, December 6 - Sunday, December 7

The Butler Institute of American Art welcomes you to its 44th annual American Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts show. This juried show features visual artists and craftspeople showcasing the best of their work. Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the beautiful surrounds of The Butler. Over 100 vendors.
Hours: Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.
Location: Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown OH 44502
330-743-1107, http://butlerart.com

Local Visitor Bureau

 

December 6-7, 2014
(Tuscarawas County)

Christmas in Zoar

Spark the holiday magic with a visit to Christmas in Zoar! Musical entertainment in the Zoar Church, private home tours, a live manger scene highlight this holiday event. Shop the juried craft show for unique gifts, or visit Santa's workshop to help your children make a unique item. Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides and a candlelight church service and tree lighting ceremony on Saturday. Food and drink can be found throughout the village. $7/adult, children 12 and under FREE. Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 12-5.

For more info see website.

 


December 6-7, 2014
(Wayne County)

Dalton Holidays Festival
Hours: 9:30 am-5 pm
Location: Dalton High School, 177 North Mill Street, Dalton, OH 44618
E-Mail: admin@daltonfestival.org

Website: www.daltonfestival.org

Description: Coolest parade in Ohio steps off Saturday at 2 pm, juried craft show, entertainment, children's activities, Fireman's Ham Dinner on Sunday. (Handicapped accessible)

 

December 6-7, 2014
(Wayne County)

Christmas in the Village

Visit Christmas past. Roast marshmallows, sing carols around the Schantz Pipe Organ and visit with St. Nicholas. Shop in the Mill Gift Shop. Smithville Historical Society Sat 6-8 PM, Sun 2-4:30 PM 330-669-9308 www.rootsweb.com/~ohschs/index.html

 

December 6-8, 2014

CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS • December 6-8, 2013
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider. Fee charged. No pre-registration required.
For information call 419-892-2784 or visit www.malabarfarm.org



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

 

December 7, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Holiday CircleFest
Time: 1pm - 7pm
From 1:00-5:30 p.m., more than a dozen of University Circle's renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors free of charge and offer an afternoon of activities, music, food, fun, and shopping. Visitors can look forward to live performances from talented musicians, craft making, historic displays of holiday toys, storytelling, live animals, the city's best gingerbread house competition, and much more. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? There's no better place to shop than Holiday CircleFest.
For more information website.


December 7, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Breakfast with Santa
Time: 7:30 am - 11am)

Treat your children to one of the most beloved holiday traditions, Breakfast with Santa, at Punderson Manor State Park Lodge & Conference Center in Newbury, Ohio. The most festive destination in Geauga County. Punderson Manor, with its famed holiday decorations and Sunday breakfast, serves as a back drop for creating rich childhood memories. Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/

Local Visitor Bureau

December 7, 2014
(Medina County)

A Victorian Christmas, John Smart House,
206 N Elmwood St, Medina, 2pm-6pm, admission, 330.722.1341.

 


December 7, 2014
(Summit County)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


December 7-8, 2014
(Erie County)

Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes
6-9 pm
Various locations, Sandusky
$10/person
419.627.0640
oldhouseguild.org/tour.html

 

December 8-19, 2014
(Tuscarawas County)

Zoar Historic Village

Holiday Tours
Learn the Christmas legends and traditions of Zoar including the broomstick tree and the clay horn story. See the historic buildings decorated for a nineteenth century Christmas and enjoy Christmas carols played on the organ in the original meeting house, now the Zoar United Church of Christ. $8/adult, $4/child, $7/adult for groups of 10 or more. Call to make your reservations at 330-874-3011. You may want to add an authentic German lunch to your day and we can help you make your reservations.

For more info see website.

 

December 9, 2014
(Geauga County)

Annual Cardinaires Christmas Concert

Presented by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at Grandview Restaurant. Reservations for this traditional beginning to the Christmas Season are $20 a person, includes the concert and luncheon buffet: entree, vegetable side dish, salad, roll & butter, beverage and dessert. Please call the Middlefield Chamber office at 440-632-5705 for reservations, please leave message. 440-632-5705 www.middlefieldcc.com

 

December 10-13, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Tour of Perkins Stone Mansion
550 Copley Road, Akron
Time 1pm -4pm

330.535.1120
website


December 11-14, 2014
(Mahoning County)
Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes

Seven Performances: 12/11 and 12/12 at 7:00pm; 12/13 at 11:00am, 3:00 pm and 7:00pm; 12/14 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula's slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty's Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. Join Elsa and Anna and the hilarious snowman Olaf, from Disney's blockbuster hit Frozen, and discover how an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!

Location:
Covelli Centre
229 E. Front Street
Youngstown OH 44503
www.covellicentre.com
tickets: 330-746-5600 option 3 or ticketmaster.com

Local Visitor Bureau


December 12, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Annie Moses Band Holiday Concert
Friday, December 12 - 7:30 pm

Their Christmas specials have delighted live audiences and PBS viewers for years. Officially formed in 2002, the Wolaver siblings have been featured on PBS with over 1,000 hours of airtime. They are classically trained musicians and feature instruments such as violin, harp, cello, guitar, and viola. Named for their maternal great-grandmother, this ensemble has been described as being Christian musicians with a sound range of Classical, Folk, Celtic, Pop and Jazz.
Location: Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504
330-259-0555, www.stambaughauditorium.com

Local Visitor Bureau

 

December 12, 2014
(Seneca County)

Ritz Theatre presents

The Texas Tenors
Deep In The Heart of Christmas Tour

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to see The Texas Tenors become "the #1 vocal group in the history of America's Got Talent." Winning the hearts of millions, The Texas Tenors burst onto the national scene and never looked back. Since then, the group has performed more than 600 concerts around the world with their unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway style.

For ticket and subscription information contact The Ritz Theatre Box Office at 30 S. Washington St., downtown Tiffin, 419.448.8544 or info@ritztheatre.org. Information is also available online at ritztheatre.org.


December 12, 2014
(Stark County)
Holiday Open Hearth Dinner

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will offer a special open-hearth cooked dinner on Friday December 12 from 6:00-8:30 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 and guests will be able to observe the meal being prepared at the hearth. Dinner will be served at 6:30 in the Museum's Street of Shops. Your meal will include pumpkin soup, chicken, green beans, bubble and squeak, fresh baked bread, warm apple cobbler, and beverages. Guests will be able to tour the fully decorated museum. The Museum Shoppe will be open for holiday shopping. The cost for this exciting evening is $30 per person. Reservations are required and payment is due at the time reservations are made. There is limited seating available so sign up today! The deadline to make reservations is December 8. For more information or to make reservations please call Christopher Kenney at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum at 330-455-7043.

McKinley Presidential Library Museum

800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
(330) 455-7043
www.mckinleymuseum.org



December 12-14, 2014
(Ashtabula County)
The Nutcracker
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, OH
440.964.3396
Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season!
The Nutcracker
Dec 12-14, 18-21
Thursdays, fridays and saturdays @ 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets: Adult $17, Senior/Student $15, Children 12 & under $11
website

December 12 - 14, 2014
(Richland County)

CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS

Friday - December 12, 2014
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider. Fee charged. No pre-registration required.
For more information call 419-892-2784 or visit www.malabarfarm.org

Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784

 

December 12-14, 2014
(Stark County)
Canton Ballet The Nutcracker

Enjoy classic sets, elegant costumes and Drosselmeyer's magic as young Clara's 1860 Christmas Eve dream of a Nutcracker Prince and the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy comes true in all its splendor. Under the artistic and executive direction of Cassandra Crowley.

Shows at 7:30 on Friday, Dec. 12, 2:00 & 7:30 on Saturday,Dec. 13 and 2:00 on Dec. 14.

Canton Palace Theatre
605 Market Ave. N, Canton, Ohio 44702
For more information http://www.cantonballet.com/


December 12-14, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Lantern Tours
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hale Farm & Village continues its tradition of Holiday Lantern Tours this year. Enjoy a 90-minute, lantern-lit tour of the grounds at Hale Farm. During the tour, you'll learn about the historic holiday traditions of the Hale family, enjoy holiday treats, and sing Christmas carols in the Meetinghouse. During the hours of Lantern Tours, guests can also shop at the Hale Marketplace for locally-made and unique holiday gifts!

Reservations are required.

Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210
330-666-3711
www.wrhs.org

 



December 13, 2014
(Lake County)

Plaid Tidings
By Stuart Ross
Vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg, David Snyder
Original Forever Plaid Vocal and Musical Arrangements by James Raitt
Musical Continuity and Supervision by David Snyder
Original Direction and Musical Staging by Stuart Ross
Directed by James Mango
The Plaids are back with this delightful holiday version of "Forever Plaid." With their dulcet harmonies and irresistible charm The Plaids are the perfect accent to your holiday season. –Rated G
December 13 & 20 at 7:30 pm
December 17 at 1:00 pm
Ticket Price: $20 all tickets reserved seating

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html



December 13, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra-Holiday Celebration Concert featuring Jodie Benson
Saturday, December 13 – 8 pm

Winner of the Disney Legends Award and the voice of Ariel in the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid, Jodie Benson joins the orchestra for a Holiday Celebration with The Youngstown Connection and Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir.
Location: Powers Auditorium-DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal Street, Youngstown OH 44503, 330-744-0264-box office, www.youngstownsymphony.com

Local Visitor Bureau


December 13-14, 2014
(Summit County)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


ecember 14, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Breakfast with Santa
Time: 7:30 am - 11am)

Treat your children to one of the most beloved holiday traditions, Breakfast with Santa, at Punderson Manor State Park Lodge & Conference Center in Newbury, Ohio. The most festive destination in Geauga County. Punderson Manor, with its famed holiday decorations and Sunday breakfast, serves as a back drop for creating rich childhood memories. Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/

Local Visitor Bureau

December 14, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra-Stained Glass Series Concert

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents the third of four Stained Glass Concerts in the community. The final concert will be Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3 pm at St. Edward's Church in Youngstown. All concerts are free.

Location:
St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church
5235 South Ave, Boardman
330-744-0264
www.youngstownsymphony.com

 

December 15 - 25, 2014
(Medina County)

Holiday Lights Drive-Thru
Visit the area's largest drive-thru light display! Marvel at over 100 handmade wooden and metal displays designed by local crafters. Watch computerized automation display.

Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 10pm
Sunday: 6pm to 9pm

Open weeknights December 15th thru December 25th: 6pm to 9pm
Admission: $7 per car; $15 per 15 passenger bus; $50 per bus
CASH ONLY PLEASE

Enter at Smith Road entrance
Medina County Fairgrounds Office - 710 W Smith Road - Medina, Ohio 44256
330.723.9633 Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
www.medina-fair.com

 

December 16, 2014
(Wayne County)

Wayne County Choral Union
The Wayne County Choral Union presents its annual Christmas Concert. Traditional Christmas selections and carols will be presented. Directed by Tim Frye and accompanied by Jason Metheney. Guest instrumentalists Paul Vaschiko and Roxanne Fetterhoff will accompany the choral union on several numbers. Free will offering.

Zion Lutheran Church, N. Market Street, Wooster 7PM www.waynechoralunion.org

 



December 17, 2014
(Lake County)

Plaid Tidings
By Stuart Ross
Vocal and musical arrangements by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg, David Snyder
Original Forever Plaid Vocal and Musical Arrangements by James Raitt
Musical Continuity and Supervision by David Snyder
Original Direction and Musical Staging by Stuart Ross
Directed by James Mango
The Plaids are back with this delightful holiday version of "Forever Plaid." With their dulcet harmonies and irresistible charm The Plaids are the perfect accent to your holiday season. –Rated G
December 17 at 1:00 pm
Ticket Price: $20 all tickets reserved seating

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


December 17-20, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Tour of Perkins Stone Mansion
550 Copley Road, Akron
Time 1pm -4pm

330.535.1120
website



December 18-21, 2014
(Ashtabula County)
The Nutcracker
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, OH
440.964.3396
Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season!
The Nutcracker
Thursdays, fridays and saturdays @ 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets: Adult $17, Senior/Student $15, Children 12 & under $11
website

December 19, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 


December 19-21, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Miracle on Easy Street
Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21
Location: Powers Auditorium – DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown, OH 44503, www.easystreetshows.com

Local Visitor Bureau

 

December 19-23, 2014
(Summit County)

Holiday Lantern Tours
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hale Farm & Village continues its tradition of Holiday Lantern Tours this year. Enjoy a 90-minute, lantern-lit tour of the grounds at Hale Farm. During the tour, you'll learn about the historic holiday traditions of the Hale family, enjoy holiday treats, and sing Christmas carols in the Meetinghouse. During the hours of Lantern Tours, guests can also shop at the Hale Marketplace for locally-made and unique holiday gifts!

Reservations are required.

Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210
330-666-3711
www.wrhs.org

 


December 20-21, 2014
(Summit County)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


December 21, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Breakfast with Santa
Time: 7:30 am - 11am)

Treat your children to one of the most beloved holiday traditions, Breakfast with Santa, at Punderson Manor State Park Lodge & Conference Center in Newbury, Ohio. The most festive destination in Geauga County. Punderson Manor, with its famed holiday decorations and Sunday breakfast, serves as a back drop for creating rich childhood memories. Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com/

Local Visitor Bureau

December 21, 2014
(Geauga County)

Winter Solstice
(Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Explore the roots of our modern holiday celebrations, many of which were derived from Roman, Viking, Druid and other ancient traditions associated with the winter solstice, on a candlelit walk through time. Program is held primarily outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Free shuttle provided from nearby parking areas. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center geaugaparkdistrict.org


December 22, 2014
(Medina County)
Community Christmas Sing-A-Long
Buehler's Plaza, Wadsworth,
visit www.wadsworth200.com for details.
December 26, 28, 2014
December 30-31, 2014

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Through Spiegel Grove
1-4 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$3/rider
Take a tour through the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes using the mode of transportation he used - a horse-drawn sleigh. Young and old alike will delight in these nostalgic holiday tours through Hayes' 25-acre estate. Afterward, warm up with a visit to the elegant 31-room Hayes Home or the 2-story Hayes Museum.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org


December 27-28, 2014

Christmas of Yesteryear
Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue
Experience the tastes, sights, and sounds of Christmas past.
419.483.4949
lymevillage.com

 


December 31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
New Year's Eve at Noon
Adults: $10 ; Youth $8
Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Can't wait until midnight to ring in the New Year? Join us for our annual New Year's at Noon! celebration. Participate in fun, hands-on activities and make a craft to take home. This year, we will explore the Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age exhibit and investigate how animals and humans adapt to extreme cold. Count down to noon in the planetarium with a special show. Apple juice for toasting, a light snack, and noisemakers will be provided. There is limited space so make your reservations early.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio  44106
216.231.4600 or 800.317.9155
www.cmnh.org

 

December 31, 2014
(Erie County)

Toast to the Town New Year's Eve Gala
6-8 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$15/person
Ticket includes admission into the event, food, beverages, carousel rides, and music.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

December 31, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Walleye Madness at Midnight
3 pm-12 am
Downtown Port Clinton, N. Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Annual event will provide fun and excitement for the whole family! Be sure to keep updated with events vendors and new entertainment on the Facebook page "Walleye Madness at Midnight."
walleyemadness.com

 

JANUARY 2015
Januaury 1-4, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

 

January 1-5, 2015
(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

 

January 2, 2015
(Mahoning County)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - in concert
Friday, January 2, 2015 - 3:00pm & 8:00pm

TSO returns to the Covelli Centre with an all new show: The Christmas Attic. The narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl's curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic. She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parent's home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure! Performances at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Location: Covelli Centre, 229 E Front Street, Youngstown OH 44503
330-744-5600 option 3 or ticketmaster.com, www.covellicentre.com

Local Visitor Bureau

 


January 2-3, 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


January 2-4, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

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

January 17-18, 2015
(Summit County)
Guys and Dolls
Time: 8:00 pm
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron
198 Hill St.
Akron, OH 44325
330.972.7570
website



Januaury 23-31, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
Slowgirl


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

January 29, 2015
(Mahoning County)

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour
The Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind family show features stars such as Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and Moose Weekes - along with many other fan favorites, including female stars TNT Maddox and T-Time Brawner. The famous "Magic Circle" gets underway at center court, as the players take turns in a mesmerizing showcase of blazing ball handling prowess, each teammate highlighting his own unique skills. For the next 90-plus minutes, the Globetrotters exhibit a captivating assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks, and precise timing - with a side-splitting array of comedy guaranteed to entertain both the young and the young at heart.

Location:
Covelli Centre
229 East Front Street
Youngstown OH 44503
www.covellicentre.com
tickets: 330-746-5600, option 3, or ticketmaster.com

Local Visitor Bureau

   
FEBRUARY 2015
February 1-15, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
Slowgirl


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

February 14-15, 2015
(Stark County)
Olde Stark Antique Faire

10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
A large indoor exhibition of quality antiques and collectibles offered by over 100 select dealers and collectors. Nostalgic collectibles of every description from fine heirlooms to folk art await your perusal. A great way to meet the dealers, gain insight, befriend other collectors, find bargains and have a great day.

Location:
Stark County Fairgrounds
305 Wertz Ave. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

Local Visitor Bureau

February 16, 2015
(Mahoning County)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Set in Oregon in 1850, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that hearkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Location:
Powers Auditorium-DeYor Performing Arts Center
260 W. Federal Street
Youngstown OH 44503
330-744-0264-box office
www.youngstownsymphony.com

Local Visitor Bureau

 

February 20 - 21, 2015
(Mahoning County)
Toughest Monster Truck Tour

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 7:30pm - Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 7:30pm

Catch Big Trucks and Big Excitement when the Toughest Monster Truck Tour comes to the Covelli Centre.

Location:
Covelli Centre
229 East Front Street
Youngstown OH 44503
www.covellicentre.com
tickets: 330-746-5600, option 3, or ticketmaster.com




February 20-28, 2015
(Lake County)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sandy Kosovich Peck
Presented by The Yarnell Youth Theatre Company
An enchanted forest... mischievous fairies... woodland creatures... is it all just a dream? Shakespeare's classic tale of perfect love. –Rated G
Feb. 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm
Feb. 22; Mar. 1 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $17/adults; $15/seniors & students 11 yrs. & up; $10/children 10 yrs. under

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


   
MARCH 2015


March 1, 2015
(Lake County)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sandy Kosovich Peck
Presented by The Yarnell Youth Theatre Company
An enchanted forest... mischievous fairies... woodland creatures... is it all just a dream? Shakespeare's classic tale of perfect love. –Rated G
Feb. 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm
Feb. 22; Mar. 1 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $17/adults; $15/seniors & students 11 yrs. & up; $10/children 10 yrs. under

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


March 6-29, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
Becky Shaw


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

March 18-29, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)
Cleveland International Film Festival
Tower City Cinemas
Cleveland, OH

For more information www.clevelandfilm.org
   
APRIL 2015
April 11-12, 2015
(Stark County)
Olde Stark Antique Faire

10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
A large indoor exhibition of quality antiques and collectibles offered by over 100 select dealers and collectors. Nostalgic collectibles of every description from fine heirlooms to folk art await your perusal. A great way to meet the dealers, gain insight, befriend other collectors, find bargains and have a great day.

Location:
Stark County Fairgrounds
305 Wertz Ave. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

Local Visitor Bureau


April 17 - 25, 2015
(Lake County)

19thAnnual One Act Festival
By David Ives & David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Ann Hedger
David Ives. David Lindsay-Abaire.
What do they have in common?
Besides being award-winning playwrights, this season's festival features a collection of one acts by each of them which are...wait for it...quirky, quick and hilarious. –Rated Adult
Apr. 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm
Apr. 19 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Price: $20 all tickets reserved seating

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


April 24-30, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
Superior Donuts


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

April 25, 2015
(Stark County)

First Ladies Library
White House Weddings

10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. program
A light wedding lunch will follow the program.
$35.00 Admission $31.00 Members
Call for reservations 330-452-0876 ext. 307

On June 2, 1886, twenty-one year old Frances Folsom married Grover Cleveland in the Blue Room of the White House, thus becoming the wife of a sitting President and First Lady in the few minutes it took to say "I do." Frances & her sister – in –law, Rose Cleveland, recall the "Wedding of the Century" as well as the nuptials of Presidential children from the first to the most recent.

205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44718
330.452.0876 ext 307
website


April 30, 2015
(Summit County)
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild LIVE!
Time: 7:00 pm
E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron
198 Hill St.
Akron, OH 44325
330.972.7570
website



   
MAY 2015
May 1-24, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

DOBAMA Theatre presents
Superior Donuts


2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Office 216.932.6838
Box office 216.932.3396
For more info dobama.org

May 2-3, 2015
(Stark County)

24th Annual International Battle of Magicians

It's a fun time again in Canton, Ohio as the "Battle of Magicians" 24th Annual Magic, Comedy and Illusion Show takes the stage at the Palace Theatre. Six of the BEST magic acts from around the world! With performances on Saturday May 2nd at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday May 3rd at 2:00 P.M., you won't want to miss this once in a lifetime show at the "Battle of Magicians", where Las Vegas comes to Canton.

Location:
Canton Palace Theatre
605 Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44702
website

 

May 20-21, 2015
(Stark County)

Taste of Canton
Time: 11:30 AM to 09:30 PM
This incredible spring festival, featuring local flavor and local fare, is brought to you by the Canton Development Partnership (a department of the Canton Regional Chamber).. Stark County food enthusiasts will enjoy an exciting evening of the best foods that the county has to offer!

Location:
Kresge Green Space - Downtown Canton
Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44702
330.458.2072
website

Local Visitor Bureau

   
JUNE 2015

June 5-21, 2015
(Lake County)

Mel Brooks' The Producers, the Musical
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman by special arrangement with StudioCanal
Directed by James Mango
A pair of scheming theatrical producers find themselves with a "perfect plan" that backfires in this multi-Tony Awards-winning Mel Brooks musical. –Rated PG-13
June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm
June 7, 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $25/adults; $23/seniors & students 11 yrs. & up; $15/children 10 yrs. under reserved seating

The Fine Arts Association
38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.951.7500
fineartsassociation.org/theatre/performance.html


June 12-13, 2015
(Stark County)

Canton Blues Festival
Event Time: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Boogie woogie your way to Northeast Ohio's premier Blues Festival for a 2015 lineup that's sure to strike a chord with blues fans large and small! The 13th installment of the FREE summer festival is happening in downtown Canton on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13!

Location:
Kresge Green Space
Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44702
website

Local Visitor Bureau

   
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