What is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition in Cleveland?

This holiday season is in full swing and luckily there is still enough time to finish shopping for everyone on your list. Don’t forget to send WOW! Cookies! to your favorite neighbor or a far-away loved one this year! They will love your thoughtfulness almost as much as they love the amazing cookies!

There is Still Enough Time Take in a Few Holiday Traditions

If you are in the Cleveland area, where WOW! Cookies! is based, there are many different holiday traditions and events from which to choose this year.  Don’t miss the festivities. Plan something fun with friends and family and have a great time!

Here are a few Holiday options:

  • A Christmas Story HoA-Christmas-Story-30use – 30-Year Anniversary – open 7 days, year round – Numerous fun events and activities planned to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic movie: A Christmas Story.  Call for more information (216) 298-4919
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens – until Dec 30th – Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens transforms itself each holiday season into a winter wonderland. For 2013, the theme is “Heaven and Nature Sing.” There’ll be music, trees, lights, and floral decorations in the 21 decorated rooms. Outside, the gardens will be strung with thousands of glittering lights. The museum shop will be open for holiday shopping and the cafe will serve hot chocolate, cookies, and other holiday treats.
  • WinterFest at Public Square – until Jan 6th – A unique holiday light display in each quadrant of the square and the Christmas tree in front of Tower City.
  • “A Christmas Carol” by the Great Lakes Theater Festival – until Dec 22nd – See this Dickens classic about Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future at the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square.
  • Holiday Display at the Rockefeller Greenhouse – until Jan 1st – Each holiday season the Cleveland Greenhouse, just north of University Circle, transforms itself into a holiday wonderland with hundreds of red, white, and pink Poinsettias and other Christmas flowering plants.
  • Lighting Display at Nela Park – until Jan 1st – The lighting display at the GE Lighting Center in Nela Park in East Cleveland has been a holiday tradition since 1925. The elaborate display lines GE’s property along Noble Road.
  • Christmas at Hale Farm – until Dec 23rd – The holiday season at Hale Farm, in Bath, harkens back to the 19th century with Lantern Tours of the historic site, all decked in traditional fashion for the holidays.
  • The Black Nativity at Karamu House – call for dates – Karamu House, located in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood, is the oldest African-American theater in the United States. An annual Cleveland tradition, the Black Nativity, written by hometown literary master Langston Hughes, is a retelling of the Gospel according to St. Luke, set to the music and dance of the Black church.
  • Cleveland Orchestra Holiday Concerts at Severance Hall – until 22nd – The Cleveland Orchestra and Orchestra Chorus present a series of holiday concerts featuring all of classics carols.
  • Country Lights at Lake Farmpark – until Dec 23rd – For the holiday season, Lake Farmpark becomes a winter wonderland with horse-drawn wagon rides through the festive landscape, a Santa’s workshop for kids, a grove of decorated trees in the visitors’ center, and frequent visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • Wild Days of Winter at Penitentiary Glen – until Jan 5th – Step into the life-size board game with this new holiday attraction. There’ll be wildlife, holiday trees, music, food and prizes.
  • Winter Waterland at the Cleveland Aquarium – until Dec 23rd – The Cleveland Aquarium, located in the Powerhouse on the west bank of the Flats, is transforming itself into a winter, water wonderland for the holidays, with lights and decorations, special animal displays, crafts, live music and appearances by King Neptune himself.

Surely there are many, many more holiday events that are not listed here. But we hope this list will help you add some fun and excitement to your holidays this year.

Happy Holidays from WOW! Cookies!




Source: http://cleveland.about.com/od/events/tp/clevchristmas.htm