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10 Fun Fall Activities to do in Northeast Ohio

Happy fall! The cooler weather has arrived and it’s time to enjoy this beautiful season we call fall. We’ve rounded up 10 fun fall activities that are sure to entertain you and your family this season.

#1 Go Apple Picking

 

There is something special about picking your own apples right off the tree. It’s fun to do with your friends and family and makes for great pictures for years to come. You can enjoy Mapleside Farm’s fall festivals and pick apples on their 122-acre fully functioning apple orchard located in Brunswick.

 

#2 Take a Ride on a Train

 

That’s right! Ride along on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and take in the beautiful fall colors that surround you. You can board the basic excursion or try one of their special events like Ales on Rails or Polar Express.

 

#3 Boo at the Zoo

 

This scare-free event at both the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Akron Zoo is sure to delight the kiddos. Come with the kids dressed up and ready to enjoy Halloween treats.

 

#4 Enjoy Nature

 

Visit one of the many Cleveland Metroparks. From golfing on the green, hiking to a waterfall or grabbing dinner, these parks have you covered this season.

 

#5 Find Local Tresures

 

If you haven’t been to The Cleveland Flea, you need to go! They have local vendors who offer a variety of products such as vintage apparel, handmade items, and of course, food. You are sure to enjoy scrumptious adult beverages at select locations.

 

#6 Bake a Fall Dessert

 

Fall seems to be filled with pumpkin everything! Here is a recipe for some yummy pumpkin crumb cake muffins you can make with loved ones.

 

#7 Discover University Circle

 

University Circle offers world-renowned museums, unique restaurants, and gorgeous parks. Learn more about the opportunities and events this marvelous square mile has to offer.

 

#8 Get Crafty

 

Fall is the perfect season to fill your home with decorative pieces that exude warmth. Explore 50 Easy Fall Decorating Projects here that you can do yourself!

 

#9 Rake Leaves (The Fun Way)

 

You probably jumped in a big pile of raked leaves at some point during your childhood. This year, put the leaf blower down, do some old fashion leaf raking and enjoy the fall colors and smell of crunchy leaves with the kids.

 

#10 Visit Local Shops and Eateries

 

Northeast Ohio offers an abundance of fantastic local shops and eateries that are just waiting to be visited this fall! The Young Team members enjoy On the RiseLox, Stock, and Brisket, Patterson Fruit Farm and Popcorn Shop.

 

All in all, fall is a great time to be with loved ones and explore nature. We hope you’re able to enjoy these fun fall activities and will try them out yourself. Let us know which were your favorite, and how your experience was on our social media channels!

Yoga by the Falls

Summer is in full swing! We’ve been enjoying this beautiful weather outside by attending the Yoga by the Falls event at Triangle Park in Chagrin Falls. This is a free event where you can come, relax and practice a vinyasa-style yoga. All levels are encouraged to join! Come and listen to the birds chirping and people softly chattering in the morning hours. The classes are a great way to unwind and start your Saturday off right in nature!

Yoga by the Falls will be held between 9:00 – 10:00 am this Saturday, July 28th. Remember to join us Saturday, August 11th, and Saturday, August 25th as well! In case of inclement weather, the classes will be held at Chagrin Falls Township Hall. We hope to see you there!

  

  

 

Pet Portrait Photo Session Giveaway

 

Last month we held a Pet Portrait Photo Session Giveaway with our in-house photographer, Cara. We asked the people of the greater Cleveland area what their favorite thing to do in Cleveland was on our Instagram page (psst…go follow us!). We asked them to leave a comment in order to be entered into the giveaway and we had some great responses. People commented that getting ice cream at Mitchell’s and visiting Edgewater Beach were some of their favorite things to do. Our winner ended up being one of our past clients with the most handsome gray-faced boxer named Benny.

On a beautiful Saturday, Benny and his parents Brian and Danette met Cara at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills. They spent time letting Benny run around and also got some precious family photos together! We think Benny is the cutest and that the photos turned out so well.

What do you think of Benny and the photos? Let us know! Keep an eye out for future giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram channels. You never know, you could win an awesome giveaway too!

Fun Things to do in Cleveland This Summer

Hi, I’m Rachel Permetti, Creative Marketing Director with Young Team Realtors and I’m going to tell you the places you need to be this summer in Cleveland! I have already enjoyed some of these places or events, and some are on my summer bucket list. Cleveland is a big city filled with adventures to be had. So read over these fun places and events and put them on your go-to bucket list.

 

Cleveland Museum of Art

If you’re an art lover and haven’t been to the Cleveland Museum of Art yet, you need to go ASAP. For starters, it’s FREE general admission, but donations are accepted. The museum holds an abundance of fascinating pieces. I personally enjoy the Ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman and the Rotating textiles and manuscripts sections. For the fellas out there, the Armor Court includes armor, swords, and chainmail that are sure to fascinate you. If you’re not sure what to expect, download their current map. Now, go and enjoy some art!

 

Edgewater LIVE

Edgewater LIVE is the perfect way to escape the workday and relax on the sand with friends. Presented by Cuyahoga Community College, the FREE event starts at 4:30 pm every Thursday through August 2 at Edgewater Beach. First, performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program kick off the night while you grab some delicious food from rotating local food trucks. Then, the Edgewater LIVE performers finish off the night while you enjoy a refreshment at the Edgewater Beach house. You are now able to rent standup paddleboards, umbrellas, chairs and other beach essentials from the Edgewater Nature Shop so you can fully enjoy the event and take in your surroundings.

 

Cleveland Botanical Garden

According to their website, “When you visit Cleveland Botanical Garden, you’ll find inspiration and enrichment through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse, and enchanting events.” The more I read about the beautiful gardens and unique Glasshouse, the more I want to visit! They have a garden specifically for children, an art gallery, group tours, and a photography club membership. Admission is $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 3-12 and free for children 2 and under. It sounds like a great place to explore by yourself, with your significant other, or with your kids. There is something there for everyone!

 

WOW! Wade Oval Wednesday

Here’s another entertaining event to enjoy on a weeknight in Cleveland. You can visit WOW! Wade Oval Wednesday on Wednesdays and Edgewater LIVE on Thursdays! Speaking from experience, weekly Wednesday soiree is a great way to spice up your work week. WOW! Wade Oval Wednesday is an event held at Wade Oval from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the heart of University Circle every Wednesday starting today through August 22. There is a FREE concert with food trucks and local vendors lined up around the circle. The event boasts different performers every week along with theme nights and activities. I’ve already attended this event and definitely recommend you do too!

 

There are so many fun things to do this summer in Cleveland. You could explore the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens or enjoy the delightful sounds of live music at Edgewater LIVE or Wade Oval Wednesday. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and get out and about. What fun things will you choose to do this summer?

How to Entertain Your Houseguests This Summer

How to Entertain Your Houseguests This Summer Infographic

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Summer is a time of togetherness. You have friends coming over after work and relatives staying over the weekend. It’s time to relax, but if you’re looking for a few new ways to make the most of the season, read our ideas for entertaining your houseguests during one of the greatest times of the year.

1. Barbecue

There is just something about grilling and barbecuing in the summer. Maybe it’s the people. Maybe it’s the food. Maybe it’s the weather or a combination of all three that make grilling out a time-honored summer tradition. So if you have a grill, get it out on the lawn and start preparing delicious food for your guests. If your guests are coming over from the neighborhood, have a potluck! You provide the main dish and your neighbors can bring the mac and cheese, baked beans, watermelon, and cornbread.

2. Game Night

Whether your guests are staying for the weekend or coming from around the corner, a game night is a great way to entertain. Playing board games or video games brings out peoples’ competitive sides. You may find out that Jenny is such a sore loser or that Andrew likes to fist pump every time he wins a game. You could also include darts, pool, or Ping-Pong to add pizzazz to your game night.

3. Craft Day

This one is for the ladies…but the gentlemen are welcome to join you, of course. There are a million different project ideas swirling around you say you want to try, but never do. Get your group together and create awesome crafts! You could paint canvases to use as décor, use nail polish to create a marble effect on coffee mugs, or take some old vintage maps and use them to create new coasters.

4. Themed Party

You don’t have to make this a huge shindig. You can simply have a fun cocktail of the night or specific food prepared, like your famous chili, to add a little spice for your guests. If you want to go all out, try hosting a murder mystery party. This can be a unique experience for your friends. Guessing whodunit can be engaging and exciting and can make lasting memories.

5. Swimsuit Saturday

Who doesn’t want to chill by the pool? If you have a pool, have your friends come over and relax poolside with you. You can have a light lunch planned for when your guests get hungry, like a summer strawberry salad, finger sandwiches, and pasta salad. Don’t forget to have your summer cocktails ready and waiting as well. You’ll all enjoy having fun together in the sun.

We hope you take our ideas and run with them. If one of our ideas sparked an idea in you of how to entertain your houseguests this summer, let us know! Comment on this blog or send us a message on our Facebook page. We would love to know what your go-to summer entertaining ideas are or if you tried one of our ideas and it went swimmingly!

2017 Holiday Events and Activities Guide

Castle Noel @ 260 S. Court Street, Medina

Pay a Christmas visit to Castle Noel in Medina, a holiday museum where it’s always Dec. 25. With over 40,000 square feet, there are guided tours available for this year-round museum.

Now – Dec. 30: Kringle’s Inventionasium @ Mr. Kringle & Company
Take the family to assist Mr. Kringle® in the evaluation and creation of toys. Discover the departments of the Inventionasium®, Kringle’s® top secret toy lab. Invent with Kringle’s® elite team, explore various testing rooms and engage in hands-on activities.

Now – Dec 16: Polar Express @ Cuyahoga Valley National Railroad
A regional holiday favorite, your chance to get a golden ticket for the Polar Express is may be up, but take steps to help get a chance to ride the train next year.

Now – Dec. 23: A Christmas Story @ the Allen Theatre
Now in its 10th year, Cleveland Playhouse’s staged production of A Christmas Story excellently translates the classic movie’s cinematic charms. The record-breaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory.

Now – Dec. 31: Cleveland Orchestra’s Holiday Festival @ Severance Hall
Open your ears to the magic of the Cleveland Orchestra Holiday Festival in December. Various events range from a Christmas concert to a live performance of Nightmare Before Christmas.

Now – Dec. 31: Glow @ the Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Get into the holiday Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s annual show of lights, trees and gingerbread houses. Glow transports you to a world full of seasonal cheer, where all-new wonders and returning traditions await you.

Now – Dec. 31: Holiday Lights Tour @ Lolly the Trolley
The beloved Cleveland staple Lolly the Trolley offers two Holiday Lights tours throughout December: one highlighting displays downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods, and the other with a special stop at Tremont’s Christmas Story House & Museum.

Now – Dec. 30: Deck the Halls @ Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Bring the whole family to enjoy one of Ohio’s largest and most spectacular holiday traditions, Deck the Halls. The Stan Hywet estate is illuminated inside and out with over ONE MILLION lights and the historic Manor House is decorated and inspired by the theme of Postcards from the Past. DAZZLE is a fantastic outdoor light show choreographed to three new songs this year.

Nov. 24 – 26: Holiday Stroll @ Larchmere
Support small businesses on Black Friday at the annual Larchmere Holiday Stroll. Shop at local artisan shops, take a horse-drawn carriage, and dine at one of the restaurants located in the arts district.

Nov. 25: Winterfest @ Public Square
An all day holiday celebration, Winterfest has dozens of activities for the whole family to enjoy in the square and Tower City. This is a free public party and tree lighting marking the beginning of the holiday season in Cleveland.

Nov. 25 – Dec. 3: A Christmas Carol @ Ohio Theatre
Open your heart to Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of Northeast Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect gift of theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season with the ones you love.

Dec. 1 – 17: A Holiday Jazz Revue @ Karamu
Karamu celebrates the Holidays with an original Jazz musical revue. Featuring jazz standards from Irving Berlin to Cole Porter, and Holiday favorites from Ella Fitzgerald to Donny Hathaway. A “holly, jolly,” takes you on a jazzy ride down memory lane with whole-hearted hilarity and a touch of sass.

Dec. 1 – 3: Holiday Artwalk @ Little Italy
Shop Italian-style at the annual Little Italy December Art Walk where various shops and vendors are selling holiday gifts. Saturday night offers live Jazz and light refreshments.

Dec. 1: Chill & Toast @ Downtown Shaker Heights
Gather for a toasty evening under the stars. Share a fireside holiday beverage with friends, see retailers’ top gifting selections, and shake it to live music or dine the District to kick off the holiday season.

Dec. 2 – 3: Holiday CircleFest @ Wade Oval
Welcome winter at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Winter Lights Lantern Festival/Holiday CircleFest. This year is the first year the festival is expanding to two whole days to bring you open-air shopping, ice skating, and carriage rides. Admission on Sunday is be free to the area’s esteemed museums.

Dec. 2: CLE SantaCon Bar Crawl @ Flats East Bank
Time to bring out your best St. Nick gear. Get an early start on holiday drinking as an enormous gathering of Santas descends on the Flats East Bank for the CLE SantaCon Bar Crawl.

Dec. 2: Harry Potter End of Term Feast @ Side Quest
This exclusive, intimate, and opulently decorated event will give you the full End of Term Feast experience. The event will include a full 6-course, white-gloved meal, catered by the amazing Clark Pope of Pope’s Kitchen. Each course is paired with craft cocktails and wine.

Dec. 6 – 17: The Santaland Diaries @ the Outcalt Theatre
The Cleveland Public Theatre steps out from its Gordon Square home to present The Santaland Diaries, a one-man stage adaptation of Sedaris’ well-loved, raunchy account of his time as a Macy’s Christmas elf. Leave the young elves at home for this one.

Dec. 6: The Hip Hop Nutcracker @ the State Theatre
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary reimagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.

Dec. 8 – 10: The December Flea @ 3333 Lorain Ave in Ohio City
The Cleveland Flea is a small business incubator that draws thousands of Northeast Ohioans to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city to shop curated vintage, culinary all-stars and the most talented makers in the region. December’s market promises to serve great gift ideas for family and friends.

Dec. 9: Polka Brunch with Santa and Krampus @ Supper Club
Described by some as punk polka, the Chardon Polka Band plays at this day-drinking brunch on the West Bank comes complete with photo opportunities with Santa and Krampus.

Dec. 9: Santas in Tremont @ Hermes Road Racing
Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by running with the Santas in the Tremont one-mile walk and run. Reward yourself for your hard work with Great Lakes beer, Tito’s vodka, and the highest concentration of great restaurants Cleveland has to offer.

Dec. 9: WinterTide @ Gordon Square
A unique holiday shopping experience, merriment and performances at this all-ages festival and celebration of the arts in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.

Dec. 9: Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl @ Various Lakewood Bars
Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to hop around Lakewood in the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl that will take you around to different bars with drink specials.

Now – Jan. 1: Christmas Light Display @ Nela Park
General Electric’s Nela Park campus has been drawing visitors to East Cleveland since 1924 for its Christmas lights displays. Now, for the first time since the ’50s, GE will open the gates so visitors can see the entirety of the 92-acre campus. The displays inside the Nela Park gates will be open to the public and accessible only by non-commercial passenger cars, trucks or vans on three Fridays.

Dec. 9 – 10: Holiday Gift Bazaar @ 78th Street Studios
Shop local, support handmade! Go to 78th Street Studios in Gordon Square and find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Since 2004, handmade artists from across Northeast Ohio have gathered at 78th Street Studios to sell their work during the holiday show.

Dec. 13: Friends of the Museum Candlelighting @ Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Children of all ages and backgrounds are invited to celebrate the Jewish festival of lights! Sing songs, play the dreidel game, learn the story of Hanukkah and indulge in a sweet cookie reception.

Dec. 15 – 17: December Maker Market Flea @ 3333 Lorain Ave in Ohio City
The Cleveland Flea is a small business incubator that draws thousands of Northeast Ohioans to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city to shop curated vintage, culinary all-stars and the most talented makers in the region. December’s market promises to serve great gift ideas for family and friends.

Dec. 15 – 17: Nutcracker Suite @ Hanna Theatre
Once again the City of Cleveland will have their very own holiday favorite ballet, The Nutcracker Suite. Thru Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, this ballet suitable for audiences of all ages will transport you on an adventure thru the imagination of a young girl to a journey around the world.

Dec. 17: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Cleveland Cinematheque
You’ve seen It’s a Wonderful Life a dozen times by now, but now you can experience it through the lens of Arizona State film professor (and Northeast Ohio native) Joe Fortunato. He provides a commentary on the behind-the-scenes story and how to “read” the film like a moviemaker.

Dec. 20: Think and Drink – Winter Solstice @ Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Think & Drink series is a wonderful pairing of local beer and science. This month’s subject is the winter solstice, and the beer will come from the creative brewmasters at Platform Beer Co.

Dec. 23: Jingle Bell Rock Bar Crawl @ the Warehouse District
Holiday drinking is always more fun with a cause. Join the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Rock Bar Crawl in raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland. Your $15 will get you a holiday-themed hat and drink specials at the participating bars.

Dec. 31: Noon Years Eve Lunch Cruise @ Nautica Queen
Ring in 2018 onboard the Noon Year’s Eve Lunch Cruise. Enjoy Champagne Toast and Party Favors with your Lunch Buffet! There will be a DJ, a champagne toast, and a countdown to 12pm.

Dec. 31: Noon Years Even @ Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
A kid-themed new years celebration, this event Kicks off the New Year with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve with a dance party, roaming characters and a special countdown at the stroke of noon.

Dec. 31: Decades and Diamonds @ Vault
Celebrate the beginning of a new year iconically at Decades and Diamonds, Vault’s exclusive New Year’s Eve party. The iconic evening will include complimentary beer and wine, masterfully crafted hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment.

Dec. 31: 100 Year New Years Even Party @ Guarinos
This year, do something historic for your New Year celebration in Cleveland. Join the family as Guarino’s Restaurant turns 100 years old at midnight. Gather together and celebrate a century of memories as Cleveland’s oldest restaurant.

Dec 31: Cloud Nothings NYE Show @ Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland’s favorite grungy sons return home for a retro ’90s-themed New Year’s Eve show in one of the city’s greatest music venues.

10 Articles Proving Why Cleveland Is The Best Place To Call Home

It’s a wonderful time to live in Cleveland.

The national spotlight has shown on the city all year. From the Cavs championship, to the Republic National Convention, to the Indians taking on the World Series, it feels like there’s a lot to be excited about after decades of saying, “Maybe next year.” Cleveland sports aside, the city is also becoming a popular Midwest attraction for dining, arts, and culture.

In the words of LeBron James at the Cavs Ring Ceremony, “At this point, if you’re not from here, live here, play here, dedicate yourself to Cleveland, then it makes no sense for you to live at this point — Cleveland against the world!”

Check the articles below for a look at what makes Cleveland the best place to call home.

1) GREATER CLEVELAND ATTRACTED 17.6 MILLION TRAVELERS IN 2015, CLEVELAND.COM

That number is up 3.7 percent from the year before and sets another record, according to Destination Cleveland, the region’s convention and visitors bureau. 2016 will likely set yet another tourism record. Click the next article below to see why Cleveland is attracting visitors.

 

2) CLEVELAND DRAWS NEW VISITORS, USA TODAY

Writer Trevor Hughes travels to Cleveland to experience downtown life with restaurants, locals, and museums.

 

3) A WEEKEND IN CLEVELAND, SAMANTHA BROWN

Blogger Samantha Brown shares how to have an unforgettable weekend in Cleveland with more eating, drinking, and museum visiting.

 

4) CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART RANKS NUMBER 2 FOR THE BEST MUSEUMS IN AMERICA, BUSINESS INSIDER

Cleveland’s art scene attracts new visitors, and also delights locals alike. Using FourSquare data, INSIDER ranked the top 25 museums in the US. Just behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Arts comes in at number two.

 

5) CLEVELAND IS NAMED AN UNDERRATED CITY FOR ART LOVERS, US NEWS

“The Hilton Cleveland Downtown houses some of the most unique locally curated art in the city with a photo mosaic mural composed of 2,800 selfies by Clevelanders that depicts the Cleveland skyline.”

 

6) CLEVELAND GETS AN ART TRIENNIAL, NEW YORK TIMES

In an effort to capitalize on the bustling art scene, a group of Cleveland boosters kicks off a new citywide art called Front International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art in 2018.

 

7) CLEVELAND RANKS AS THE 15TH BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE US, NEW YORK POST

Affordable housing prices, a revitalized downtown and neighborhoods, hospitals, and Lake Erie living puts Cleveland as the 15th Best Place to Live in the US. Not bad for a city where it snows six months out of the year.

 

8) CLEVELAND IS THE BEST CITY TO GET AROUND CAR FREE, USA TODAY’S 10BEST

Forget the card reader parking meters because the new UH Bikes, free Trolley, and the RTA’s rapid and bus system make Cleveland the best city to get around without a car.

 

9) TOP CITY TO LIVE IN UNDER 40K, AARP

In Cleveland, you can live good for less, so you can still enjoy the orchestra, thriving downtown, elite medical centers, miles of biking and hiking trails along Lake Erie and championship sports teams.

 

10) CLEVELAND’S THE NEW COOL, BLACK BOOK

The writers of this article enjoy Cleveland and all it has to offer in the revitalized neighborhoods, downtown, restaurant scene, and art scene.

November Events And Activities In Cleveland

November 4-6: LEGO KidsFest @ The I-X Center
The LEGO KidsFest makes a stop in Cleveland bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together.

November 11-13: Fabulous Food Show @ The I-X Center
Cleveland’s largest presentation of food, fine art, breweries, wineries, restaurants, and vendors all under one roof with a wide variety of live demonstrations and hundreds of companies showcasing specialty foods, drinks and culinary gadgets.

Nov. -12-Dec. 20: The Polar Express @ Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on a trip with The Polar Express to create wonderful memories with family.

November 18-20: I-X Christmas Connection @ I-X Center
Explore over 600 booths filled with crafts and unique gifts. Enjoy live festive entertainment, visit with Santa, and reminisce with movies from Christmas past.

November 19: Captain Neo’s Adult Swim @ Greater Cleveland Aquarium
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium presents its annual Christmas Ale & Cider tasting with a series of rambunctious tasting parties featuring a different theme each night.

November 19: Crocker Park Tree Lighting @ Crocker Park
Kick-off the holiday season at Crocker Park with performances from community groups and a lighting ceremony.

November 19: Winter Wine & Ale Fest @ Playhouse Square
Experience holiday treats and year-round favorites from more than 30 local craft breweries and wineries and some of Downtown’s best restaurants.

November 25-27: Larchmere Holiday Stroll @ Shaker Square Neighborhood
Spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing the holiday weekend stopping at 45+ independent stores and services on Historic Larchmere Boulevard.

November 25-December 23: Country Lights @ Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Take a wagon ride through light displays to the Equine Center where you’ll see operating model trains, meet farm animals and enjoy presentations in the arena by the Holiday Horses.

November 25-31: Glow @ Cleveland Botanical Garden
Glow  is Cleveland Botanical Garden’s winter spectacular and one of Cleveland’s most celebrated holiday traditions.

November 26: Winterfest Downtown Holiday Lighting @ Public Square
Take in the magic as you experience Downtown’s vibrancy through free horse and carriage rides, the tree-lighting ceremony at Public Square, a fireworks show and more.

Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 1-4, 8-23, 26-30: Deck the Hall @ Stan-Hywet Hall & Gardens
Bring the whole family to enjoy one of Ohio’s largest and most spectacular holiday traditions with over 900,000 lights and the historic Manor House decorated and inspired by the theme of “A Storybook Christmas.”

ONGOING EVENTS

Tobogganing: Mill Stream Run Reservation, feel the rush of adrenaline this holiday season as you speed down a 700-foot ice chute at speeds up to 50 miles per hour

Walk All Over Waterloo: Waterloo Arts District, Cleveland’s Collinwood Neighborhood, first Friday of each month

Free First Saturdays: Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland’s University Circle Neighborhood, first Saturday of each month

Walkabout Tremont: Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, second weekend of every month

Think & Drink with the Extinct: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland’s University Circle Neighborhood, third Wednesday of each month

Third Fridays: 78th Street Studios, Gordon Square Arts District, Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood, third Friday of each month

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties: Music Box Supper Club, Downtown Cleveland, every Wednesday