This Holiday Weekend in Cleveland: November 29 – December 1

WeekendBlogHolidays-November29Thanksgiving has come and gone, the leftovers are awaiting you in the refrigerator. You’ve spent time catching up with friends and enjoying time with loved ones. Holiday music is officially playing in every store and on your favorite radio stations. Now is the time to dive into the holiday season with some of these fantastic events.

More events can be found on our searchable calendar. And don’t forget, tag all of your holiday photos with #HomeinCLE for your chance to win an authentic “A Christmas Story” leg lamp. Learn more here.

11/29-12/1– The Rink at Wade Oval: Opening Weekend, Wade Oval Park, University Circle Neighborhood

Your shopping mission has been accomplished. Without starting one fight you got that toaster for $2 and that television at 80 percent off. Why not reward yourself with a calm outing of ice skating at The Rink at Wade Oval, one of Cleveland’s only outdoor ice skating rinks? The Rink at Wade Oval opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs through March 17th, free of charge(skate rental is $3 or you can bring your own). Whether you can barely stand up or you do triple axles in your spare time, The Rink at Wade Oval is the perfect complement to all the holiday events in University Circle.  On Wednesdays throughout December, The Rink at Wade Oval will feature outdoor concerts, movie nights and even Skate with Santa.

11/30: Winterfest – Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
The Saturday following Turkey Day, Huntington Bank and Downtown Cleveland Alliance present Winterfest in Downtown’s Public Square. What better way to end November and kick off December than with a day of free holiday entertainment and activities. Activities include free tours of downtown on horse-drawn carriages, food trucks, Radio Disney concerts, The Holiday Pop-Up Shop, a holiday lighting ceremony, outdoor holiday movie showings, a majestic firework display and, afterwards, a public after party with Santa at the Tri-C Hospitality Management Center. While the kids are hanging out with Santa why not stop by the Wine and Ale fest, for a locally crafted beer or a glass of wine. This holiday extravaganza has something for everyone. Bundle up the kids and bring them down to Public Square for some fantastic holiday fun.

12/01: Cleveland Pops Annual Holiday Concert – Palace Theater, Playhouse Square

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s Annual Holiday Concert is a joyous showing of holiday cheer and beautiful performances. Come and see the orchestra perform beautiful arrangements of some of your favorite songs. Folks of all ages will enjoy this performance as it ignites the spark of excitement for the weeks of holiday music to come.

Also Nov. 29 and 30, don’t miss the A Christmas Story 30th Anniversary and Convention at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and A Christmas Story House and Museum in the Tremont neighborhood.  With a variety of activities it will be the perfect way to celebrate the 30th birthday of the classic holiday movie.

More Events:

11/22-29: A Christmas Story- Allen Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

11/29-30: Larchmere Holiday Stroll-Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland

11/29-12/1:  A Dickens of a Christmas- Burton Log Cabin, Burton

11/29-12/30: Deck the Halls, Stan Hywet Akron

11/29-1/5: Ice Age - Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle

11/29-1/5: Glow- Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle neighborhood

11/30: Artie Lange- Palace Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

11/30:  Cleveland Gift Box- 5th street Arcades, Cleveland

11/30: Bowl with Santa- Corner Alley, Euclid Avenue

11/30-12/22: Christmas Carol- Ohio Theatre PlayhouseSquare

For more information, visit Positively Cleveland’s website at

– Brittney Rzucidlo

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