November 3, 2017

Exploring Cleveland: 2017 Holiday Events

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With midterms in the books, it is a perfect time to get out of the house and explore all the seasonal delights Northeast Ohio has to offer.  Warmer temperatures are still lingering, but the coming of November promises that winter isn’t too far around the corner. Here are a few suggested activities that will help you embrace the changing seasons:

Hiking
Here are a few links that will get you started exploring the outdoors:
http://www.thisiscleveland.com/articles/view/fall-family-hikes/1427/
https://clevelandmetroparks.com/parks

The Cleveland Flea Holiday Showcase
This event will allow you to look for unique gifts for the upcoming holiday season. You have several weekend to choose from, but be sure to get your tickets in advance: Nov. 10-12 and 17-19; Dec. 8-10 and 15-17.

Winter Wine & Ale Fest
Taste all that local wineries, breweries, and restaurants have to offer Saturday, Nov. 18.

Glow
Every year, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens transforms with dazzling Christmas trees, a giant gingerbread competition, holiday music and much more. Nov. 24-Dec. 31.

Winterfest
On November 25th, Downtown Cleveland will host Winterfest featuring a tree-lighting ceremony, fireworks display, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, live music, food trucks, pop-up shopping, and more.

Holiday Lights Trolley Tours
Board a red Lolly the Trolley and get a guided holiday tour of Cleveland, or a visit to the house from the famous holiday movie "A Christmas Story."

Holiday Theater & Musical Productions
Check out some of the many holiday performances throughout the city, including Playhouse Square, and The Beck Center for the Arts,

Sporting Events
Go check out a Cavaliers basketball game or our very own hockey team, the Cleveland Monsters.

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