20 Holiday Things Everyone Should Do at Least Once in Cleveland

Your Facebook page is probably inundated with event reminders and invitations, and your family has probably already booked you for a Christmas…

By Scene Staff

 Wild Winter Lights at the Zoo
     From now until December 23rd, the Zoo is transformed into an awesome holiday light display where you can walk or drive through and see over one million individual lights. There’s also a 50-foot tall tree, carousel rides, costume characters, model train displays, ice carvers, live music and much more. 
    
    Photo via Cleveland Metroparks/Facebook
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10 Things to Do This New Year's Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 30 - Jan. 1)

There are a ton of things to do this last weekend of 2016. Make some plans.

By Scene Staff

First Night Akron 2017 
    When: Sat., Dec. 31 
    Phone: 330-374-7690 
    Email: firstnight@downtownakron.com 
    Price: $10 
    www.downtownakron.com/explore/first-night-akron
    Downtown Akron’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night Akron will feature more than 40 performances. Theater, visual arts, dance and music groups will be on hand and there will be children’s activities, delicious food trucks, and two "bursting" firework shows. METRO shuttles will be available to help make getting around downtown easier. Downtown Admission buttons are $10 and are available online, at Acme Fresh Market and at participating FirstMerit Bank locations. Children under 10 are free. The party gets started at 6 p.m. (Courtesy First Night Akron/Facebook)
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10 Things to Do This Holiday Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 23 - 25)

Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there's plenty to do around Cleveland to keep you busy.  

By Scene Staff

Cavs vs. Golden State 
    When: Sun., Dec. 25
    In what looks like it's becoming a Christmas Day tradition, the Cavs once again take on the Golden State Warriors. The two teams squared off last Christmas Day on the Warriors' turf and came up just short. The Cavs had the last laugh, however, as they would beat the Warriors in the Finals despite losing to them twice during the regular season. The Warriors have retooled this season, adding Kevin Durant to an already strong roster. Expect this nationally televised game to be a real battle. The game begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at a whopping $175. (Photo courtesy Emanuel Wallace)
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Photos: The Annual Santas in Tremont Fun Run and Party

If you happened to catch a couple hundred santas running down the street in Tremont over the weekend, here's why. Check out…

By Scene Staff

Photos: The Annual Santas in Tremont Fun Run and Party
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 9 - 11)

From booze and bars to holiday fun, there's a little something for everyone this weekend in Cleveland.

By Scene Staff

The Santaland Diaries 
    When: Thursdays, Fridays, 8-9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 5-6:30 & 8:30-10 p.m., Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18 
    Phone: 216-771-8403 
    Price: $30.00 
    www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/the-santaland-diaries-1
    Produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, The Santaland Diaries is best-selling author David Sedaris’ semi-autobiographical story of a jaded, 33-year-old out-of-work actor who takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at a Macy’s department store. As thousands of holiday customers gaily tromp through his display, Crumpet regales the audience with hilarious observations about the realities of holiday cheer, all performed with a sardonic wit that has made The Santaland Diaries an enduring holiday favorite. Starring Ray Caspio. This show is intended for mature audiences. (Photo courtesy Cleveland Public Theatre)
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Preview: SCENE Annual Holiday Bar Blast in Willoughby

It's that time of year again! Our annual Holiday Bar Blast is in downtown Willoughby this weekend, and it's not too late…

By Scene Staff

Preview: SCENE Annual Holiday Bar Blast in Willoughby
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10 Things You Should Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 2 - 4)

Eat, drink and be merry--all in one weekend in Cleveland. Take a look at our list of things going on around town…

By Scene Staff

Holiday Bar Blast 
    When: Fri., Dec. 2
    Scene's Holiday Bar Blast returns to Downtown Willoughby tonight. Join us as we eat, drink and merrily make our way through Downtown Willoughby bars including Willoughby Brewing Company, The Morehouse Willoughby, The 1899 Pub, Frank and Tony’s Place, Mullarkey’s Irish Pub, Ballantine, The Wild Goose and Nickleby’s Roundbar. Ticket price includes drink specials at all eight participating bars, light appetizers during check-in and a special present from Santa. Pick your group when you buy your ticket. Participants will be divided into eight groups, and each group will start at a different bar. Choose from Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph. After check in at Willoughby Brewing Company, groups will head out with their captains to one of the eight participating bars. Every 30 minutes, your captain with blow their whistle and you’ll blast over to the next bar. The event is part of Miracle on Erie Street, the weekend-long holiday celebration in Downtown Willoughby that includes tomorrow night's annual Holiday tree lighting. The event enefits Downtown Willoughby Organization and Willoughby-Eastlake Schools Food Pantry. Day of tickets are $20. sceneholidaybarblast.com. (Courtesy Emanuel Wallace)
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18 Wintry Things You Might Not Have Done in Northeast Ohio But Should

It's not winter in Cleveland without this list of things to do when the weather turns frigid. (Don't worry, not all of…

By Scene Staff

Cleveland Playhouse Festival of Trees - The Cleveland Playhouse's holiday tradition involves more than 70 professionally and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, all put together and sponsored by some of the city's more respected institutions. The show is on now, and it lasts through the end of the year. (Photo via Cleveland Play House, Facebook)
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33 Photos of Winterfest 2016 at Public Square

Take a look at the first Winterfest at Public Square since the multi-million dollar renovation project was completed. Photos courtesy Emanuel Wallace

By Scene Staff

33 Photos of Winterfest 2016 at Public Square
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10 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Cleveland (Nov. 25 - 27)

There's something for everyone this weekend. Photos courtesy Facebook & Flickr

By Scene Staff

A Christmas Story 
    When: Starts Nov. 25. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23 
    Phone: 216-771-8403 
    Email: marketing.intern@playhousesquare.org 
    Price: $25 - $110 
    www.playhousesquare.org/events
    He's back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn't come true. The record-breaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Tickets $25 - $110 *Student discounts available *10+ group discount through Cleveland Play House SHOWTIMES: 7:30 p.m. Nov 25, 26 Dec 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 6:30 p.m. Nov 27 Dec 18 2:30 p.m. Dec 3, 4, 10, 17, 18 1:30 p.m. Dec 22, 23
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