This Weekend in Cleveland: December 20-22, 2013

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Are you #HomeinCLE for the holidays? Make the most of the final weeks of 2013 with these events. Tag your photos #HomeinCLE to help spread holiday cheer as we make our way into 2014. You never know, you could be the recipient of your own major award. One random #HomeinCLE photo will be chosen as the winner of an authentic “A Christmas Story” leg lamp.

For more ways to light up the holidays in Cleveland, visit

12/16-30: December Days at the Zoo – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest, Cleveland

What better way to finish off another fabulous holiday season then with a trip to the zoo. Join some of your favorite cold weather friends for a day of holiday fun. At December Days at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest, you can enjoy some fantastic seasonal activities including holiday crafts, live music, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause (Dec 16-24 only), cookie decorating and more. 

12/21: Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk The West Woods Nature Center, Geauga Park District

Bring some light into the longest night of the year at the Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk. Take an interactive walk through Geauga Parks reservation and learn about how different civilizations throughout time observed the winter solstice. Then, enjoy hot beverages and traditional holiday music from the Pilgrim Brass Choir inside the nature center.

12/22-1/05: Wild Days of Winter– Lake Metroparks: Penitentiary Glen Reservation, Kirtland

As you are preparing gifts for loved ones or enjoying your own gifts, stop by the Wild Days of Winter to learn about what Mother Nature’s gives to us during this winter season. On a life-sized game board guided by the familiar holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” visitors can take a turn to pop the dice, move along from space to space and discover through interactive play all the wonderful things nature gives to us each year. There also are family crafts, activity pages and scavenger hunts, as well as a classic board game exhibition.

More Events:

12/17 + 12/20: Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Games – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

12/18: The Cleveland Orchestra plays Home Alone – Severance Hall, University Circle

12/19: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire – Stone Mad, Gordon Square

12/20: The Story of Christmas through Song– The Grog Shop, Coventry

12/20: Polar Express Sleepover – Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland

12/20-21: Winter Wonderland 3D Christmas Walk Thru – Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky

12/20- 1/05: Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge – Great Wolf Lodge, Sandusky

12/20- 1/05: Winter Waterland Featuring Scuba Claus – Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland

12/20- 3/09: Chalet Toboggan Chutes – Cleveland Metroparks Chalet, Strongsville

12/21-22: Christmas on the Farm – Bonnie Brae’s Elk Farm, Wellington

12/21: Candle Lightening – Roscoe Village, Coshocton

12/21: Polar Express: Pajama Rama – Great Lake Science Center, Cleveland

12/25: Chinese food and a movie – The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood

Now-12/20: Santaland Diaries – Cleveland Public Theater, Gordon Square

Now-12/22: A Christmas Story – Allen Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Now-12/22: Christmas Carol – Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Now-12/23: Holiday Events at Tower City – Tower City, Downtown Cleveland

Now-12/29: Teddy Bear Tea – The Ritz Carlton Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland

Now-12/30: Deck the Halls – Stan Hywet, Akron

Now- 1/05: Glow – Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle

Now-1/05: Ice Age – The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle

Now-3/17: Rink at Wade Oval – Wade Oval Park, University Circle

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