Top Five Things to do in Cleveland during the Holidays
It’s the most beautiful time of the year. Christmas trees, lights, snow… the list goes on and on. From celebrating your family and any religious holidays you may observe, to the feeling of giving, there is so much to be thankful for around the holidays. We want you all to make the most of this cheerful time by fully enjoying the holiday season with those you love. That is why we searched to find some of the most holiday-themed activities that you could enjoy. Without further ado, here is our list of top five things to do in Cleveland during the holidays!
Ice skating in Public Square
Ice skating is definitely up there on the list of top Christmas-y things to do during the holidays, so we had to include it on our list of top five things to do in Cleveland during the holidays. What better place to take part in this tradition than downtown Cleveland? That’s right, the Cleveland Foundation Ice Rink in Public Square is open from now until February 28th. Lace up your skates and give it a try! At just $10 to skate (yes, that includes your skate rental) this makes the perfect family day or even a fun night out skating under the lights with friends. The more friends you bring, the better, as they offer group discounts.
Visit the “A Christmas Story” House and Museum
Speaking from personal experience, this is something you don’t want to miss out on seeing if you’re a fan of the classic movie, “A Christmas Story.” Because we know that movie has some die-hard fans, we just had to include it on our list of top five things to do in Cleveland during the holidays. Take a tour of the Bumpus house and check out the family car, Randy’s snowsuit, and more, all from the movie. The best part? They are now letting people stay overnight. This will be one very unique overnight trip you won’t forget. The House and Museum feature a gift shop as well, so be prepared to buy some movie merch.
Lighting Display at Nela Park
The lights display at Nela Park is definitely one to check out, especially because it features more than 500,000 LED lights for six blocks.This will be the 94th year for this lights display, and for good reason. A lights display that is almost 100 years old obviously deserves a spot on our list of top five things to do in Cleveland during the holidays. More than 9,000 went through to view the lights last year, so you can be assured that this one will be a hit. Grab the kids, your best friend, or a group of people to check out this beautiful display.
Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm
For this idea, we wanted to switch it up and find something more unique than ice skating, or cookie baking. Turns out Hale Farm offers lantern-lit holiday tours through their charming little village of historic houses. The cute little village is modeled after a 19th century Western Reserve and is sure to be a hit. This unique little holiday activity could just become your new tradition, so we made sure to add it to our list of top five things to do in Cleveland during the holidays.
Pick out a christmas tree
We saved the best, and maybe the most special, holiday activity for last. This might also be the most predictable, but who doesn’t love that special moment of finding the perfect Christmas tree? Obviously picking out a Christmas tree had to be included in our list of the top five things to do in Cleveland during the holiday. We decided to go ahead and make a list of some of the top places in the Cleveland area to pick out your perfect Christmas tree.
Sugar Pines Farm - Chesterland, Ohio
With a 100 acre farm, you’re sure to find the perfect tree. According to their website you can even shop for holiday greenery, go on a wagon ride, and enjoy some sweet treats like ‘smores, hot chocolate, and more. Round up the family and go get yourself some treats and a beautiful tree for your living room.
Kall Christmas Tree Farm - Medina, Ohio
From Scotch Pines to Norway Spruces, to Concolor Firs, Kall Christmas Tree Farm has it all. No matter what type of tree you’re looking for, they’ve got you covered. They even have a cool chart on their website listing all of the tree types they have as well as the height lengths available in each individual tree type. Head on over from now until December 23rd if you want to get your tree!
Wintergreen Tree Farm - Mantua, Ohio
One of the nearest “cut-your-own” Christmas tree farms to the Cleveland area, Wintergreen Tree Farm offers many different types and sizes of trees. This tree farm sure knows how to provide the best christmas trees… they’ve been in business since 1986! Not only do they offer Christmas trees, but they also have pick-your-own blueberry and chestnut farms. Talk about a Christmas tree farm that goes above and beyond.
Now, go enjoy the holidays!
There you have it everyone… our list of top five things to do in Cleveland during the holidays. We hope you all have a great holiday season, spent doing fun things with those you love. Happy holidays from Cobos Insurance Center. Give us a shout if you have any insurance related questions this holiday season!