Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving weekend? I have pulled together a list of fun events taking place right here in Cleveland. Check them out and enjoy the holiday!
R/S Made in the 216 Holiday Shoppe
November 29th (opening party)-December 24th
The Made in the 216 Holiday Shoppe inside of Room Service (2078 w. 25th St here in Ohio City) kicks off Friday with an opening party. Apparel, home goods, jewelry and gifts, all made in the 216, can be found at the shop between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. The opening party starts at 4pm and features music, beer, wine and snacks. Hours and other information for the Holiday Shoppe are available here.
Pop Up Shaker
November 30th-December 15th
Pop Up Shaker springs to life along Chagrin Boulevard beginning November 30th. Shoppers will be delighted by the unique gifts and DIY craft workshops from more than a dozen craft vendors curated by Cleveland Craft Connection, set up in a space decorated for the season at Lucy’s Sweet Surrender (20314 Chagrin). Taste buds will be tickled by the offerings from Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen, which will transform the café space in Juma Gallery (20100 Chagrin) into a food marketplace. Shop the Window will fill a vacant storefront between Lucy’s and Juma (20306 Chagrin) with gifts curated by Upcycle St. Clair, including some created by Shaker residents and artists.
Dates and Times for Pop Up Shaker: Saturday, November 30, 10 am-5 pm (Small Business Saturday); Sunday, December 1, Noon -5 pm; Thursday, December 5, 5 -9 pm; Saturday, December 7, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, December 8, Noon -5 pm; Thursday, December 12, 5 -9 pm; Saturday, December 14, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, December 15, Noon -5 pm
Winterfest & Cleveland Wine/Ale Fest
Taking place in Public Square, Winterfest features entertainment and activities all day long. Food trucks, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and Public Square’s holiday lighting ceremony and fireworks show are just a few of the fun activities taking place. A holiday pop-up shop can be found in the Square from 2-7pm. Check out Winterfest’s schedule for more details. Cleveland’s Wine & Ale fest follows the tree lighting. Get more information on tickets here.
5th Street Arcade Gift Box
From 11am-6pm on Saturday, the 5th Street Arcade is hosting the Cleveland Gift Box featuring local retailers. See a full list of vendors here.
A Christmas Story at Playhouse Square
November 29th-December 22nd
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, Cleveland Play House brings back this holiday hit. The holiday dreams of 9 year-old Ralphie Parker come to life again and you won’t want to miss Little Orphan Annie’s decoder pin, the ‘deranged’ bunny suit, the leg lamp, and, of course, the magic of Higbee’s Department Store. See event and ticket information here.