Holiday Activities in the Cleveland Area for the Whole Family: 2019-20 Edition

December 04, 2019

There is so much to do with the family this holiday season in the greater Cleveland area. We did the research so you don’t have to!

1| It’s a Wonderful Life | Dec. 18

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A classic holiday movie in a classic theater—what else could be more perfect for a December night? The Capitol Theatre is hosting the Jimmy Stewart classic, and tickets include more than just a movie: they include complimentary drinks, appetizers, and admission to live music in the lobby.

2| Scuba Claus | Now through Dec. 24

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Old St. Nick … underwater? Santa Claus goes scuba diving at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium this December! Join him and ask questions about diving and more! It’s a great photo opportunity for little ones who love Santa.

3| Glow with the Cleveland Botanical Garden | Now through Jan. 4

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If you’ve never been to this holiday mainstay, this year is the perfect time! Enjoy over 100 gingerbread houses, a gnome scavenger hunt, decorated trees, indoor snow play area, crafting, The Garden Express Railway, and much more.

4| Wild Winter Lights | Now through Jan. 5

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The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is hosting holiday celebrations for the public throughout December. You’ll enjoy more than one million lights, interactive zones, and the Zoo’s version of the Northern Lights. And, don’t forget to take photos with Santa!

5| Skatetacular in the Square | Now through Jan. 7

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Strap on your skates for a season-long celebration including a light display, live choral performances, a Santa meet-and-greet, Trivia Night, Ugly Sweater Night, and a lot more. There will also be a nightly ticket giveaway for Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s show on December 27.

6| Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live | Jan. 18-19

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Does your little one (or do you?!) love classic Hot Wheels toys? This is your only opportunity to see the life-sized versions of iconic Hot Wheels like Tiger SharkT, V8 BomberT, Demo Derby and Hot Wheelsr Racing 1. The show will also feature the return of the King of Monster Trucks, BIGFOOTr.

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