By Liza Weinberger 

  1. Go to an outdoor ice rink.

Outdoor ice skating is such a fun winter activity to get you in the holiday spirit! Here are two outdoor ice rinks in the Cleveland area that will surely make you feel as if you are in a Hallmark movie!

Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink 

Address: 3 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44115



Monday to Thursday: CLOSED 

Fridays, 5 – 10 PM

Saturdays, 12 – 10 PM

Sundays, 12 – 6 PM

DECEMBER 19 – February 20

December 19 – 23, 12 – 10 PM

Christmas Eve, December 24, 12 – 6 PM 

Christmas Day, December 25, 2 – 9 PM

December 26 – 30, 12 – 10 PM 

New Year’s Eve, December 31, 12 – 6 PM

New Year’s Day, January 1, 2 – 9 PM

Price: $12 (includes skate rental)

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Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Ice Skating Rink 

Address: 2085 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Hours: Friday:  3-8 pm

Saturday-Sunday:  12-8pm


December 21 – January 3: 12-8 pm

December 24: 10-4 pm

December 25: CLOSED

December 31: 10-4pm

Price: Free admission; $5 skate rental 

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  1. Go see The Nutcracker. 

The Nutcracker is a must-see ballet with beautiful music! The Cleveland Ballet is performing this classic ballet at Playhouse Square this holiday season.

Connor Palace at Playhouse Square 

Address: 1615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

Dates: Thursday, December 15 – Saturday, December 17

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  1. Go to the Cleveland Orchestra’s Holiday Concert.

If you love Christmas carols, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Holiday Concert is perfect for you! 

Severance Hall

Address: 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

Dates: Thursday, December 8 – Sunday, December 18

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  1. Go skiing or tubing. 

If you love skiing and are staying in Cleveland over the holidays, there are many great places to go skiing and tubing. Boston Mills and Alpine Valley have hills for all levels of skiers, and they also offer tubing if skiing isn’t your thing!

  1. Visit Patterson Fruit Farm’s Farmers Market.

Patterson Fruit Farm’s Farmers Market is a winter wonderland! Enjoy donuts and hot chocolate by the fire and shop the gorgeous Christmas decorations. You will definitely feel like you are in a Hallmark Movie at Patterson’s!

Paterson’s Fruit Farm

Address: 11414 Caves Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm