CLEVELAND - It's the last weekend before Christmas so if you're busy doing some last minute shopping or want a break away from the hustle and bustle, there are events going on around Northeast Ohio to do just that. From going to a ramen noodle pop-up to escape the winter cold to "tailgating" before the Browns' away game inside a brewery, here are 15 things to check out this weekend.
Who doesn't love ramen noodle pop-ups during the cold winter months? Ohio City's Mason's Creamery is hosting another ramen noodle pop-up. They will be serving the usual pork tonkotsu or mushroom veggie. Space and ramen supplies are limited so get there early.
When: Friday, December 22 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, December 23 at 2 p.m. until ramen is sold out.
Crawl into the weekend with a festive, jingle bell crawl in Cleveland's Warehouse District. Tickets include a drinking mug, drink specials at every bar and a Santa Hat or Reindeer Ears so you can feel your most festive self! Velvet Dog, Tequila Ranch, Nauti Mermaid, Dive Bar and Johnny's Little Bar are some of the bars participating. There are only 300 spots available so get your tickets here.
When: Saturday, December 23 from 7 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Where: The Warehouse District | 1261 W. 6th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Enjoy some family time with a day immersed at the Cleveland History Center. Dress up and build a town the family style Kidzibits hands-on gallery. The Cleveland Starts Here exhibit features an old carousel ride from the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.
When: Saturday, December 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cleveland History Center | 10825 East Blvd Cleveland, Ohio 44106
After all the holiday shopping, it's time to relax and throw back some cold brews at one of your favorite local breweries. Terrestrial brewery is hosting some 90s acoustic jams with some strong brews to ease you into the Christmas weekend. Bring your best Christmas sweater and plate of cookies and get ready to dance the night away!
When: Saturday, December 23 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Terrestrial Brewing Company | 7524 Father Frascati Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44102
His voice is synonymous with Christmas music. Michael Sonata is one of Cleveland's favorite crooners, imitating the classic by the singer. Dinner reservations are required and tickets should be purchased in advance. Tickets are $10. Buy them here.
When: Saturday, December 23 from 7 p.m. through 10 pm.
Where: Music Box Supper Club | 1148 Main Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
It's a chance to be inside while tailgating before the Browns game. Noble Beast Brewing Company is hosting die-hard Browns fans while the team is away playing the Chicago Bears. Corn hole will be set up inside, $3 Wolf Boy Provisions hotdogs and the best part? All house beers go on happy hours prices for 5 minutes every time the Browns score a touchdown.
Don't let the holiday stress get to you. Stop in for a pint or a glass wine at this annual holiday shopping event featuring framed and matted photography from local photographer Thomas Mulloy. Traditional Irish bakery will keep you satisfied and handmade gifts are also available for purchase.
Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and a few of your closest friends you want to spend the holiday with. The holiday party includes a free scavenger hunt at 4 p.m. followed by an ugly Christmas Sweater contest and ugly sweater beer pong tournament.
When: Saturday, December 23 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Scene 75 Entertainment Center | 3688 Center Road Brunswick, Ohio 44212
This is the first series of events at The Whiskey Bar that focuses on paintings by local artists that are sold at 50 percent off at auction. If you need any last minute gifts, this is the place to get some local art!
When: Saturday, December 23 at 4 p.m.
Where: 2767 Euclid Heights Boulevard Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106
Step inside the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for a holiday transformation. Floral designers decorated the manor house interiors and outside, Santa lights the Christmas trees and courtyard. Enjoy cocoa, hot Bavarian pretzels, wine and beer and gingerbread cookies while you walk around the property, which is great for family photos.
When: Friday, December 22 and Saturday, December 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens | 714 N. Portage Path Akron, Ohio 44303