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LIST: 15 things to do this weekend in Northeast Ohio, December 8-10

LIST: 15 things to do this weekend in Northeast Ohio, December 8-10
Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 13:11:02-05

With just a little more than two weeks until Christmas, holiday markets offering handmade, local items are popping up throughout the city. Holiday lights and festive displays decorate the neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio like something out of the Polar Express. Ride through one of several lighting displays, some spanning a mile-long.


Over 35 local crafters and businesses are selling handmade items that are perfect gifts for Christmas. Some confirmed vendors Tastefully Simple, Cutco Cutlery, Crocheted by Sheila and many more!

When: Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Columbia Station VFW | 25742 Royalton Road Columbia Station 

The Cleveland Flea Holiday Markets

It's another round of the indoor Cleveland Flea— a chance to get your holiday shopping in a local way. On Friday, indulge in a ramen pop up with Ushabu and finish it off with boozy milkshakes from Mason's Creamery. Eat your brunch and shop the flea, too on Sunday.

  • Friday, December 8 from 6-10 p.m. (FREE)
  • Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (FREE)
**$10 admission from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Buy them here.
Tis' the season to be in Tremont celebrating everything the neighborhood has to offer. Tremont restaurants will have holiday-themed food and drink specials. The trolley will be riding through the neighborhood offering free rides.
When: Friday, December 8 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: 2406 Professor Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
If you're looking for a holiday lighting display, you won't be disappointed at the Magic of Lights, which spans more than a mile and features more than 400 displays used digital animations and LED technology.
When: Friday, December 8 through December 10 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Victory Park Ohio | 7777 Victory Lane North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
Admission: Monday through Thursday: $20. Friday through Sunday: $25. Find tickets here.
Santa Claus is coming to town, specifically at Jukebox! Get your photo taken with Santa for a $5 donation to the May Dugan Center. This event is for all ages! There's also happy hour all Saturday afternoon.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 4-7 p.m.
Where:  Jukebox | 1404 W. 29th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Shop all things related to music and vintage items like vinyl records at the annual Rock N Roll Holiday Flea Market. More than 25 vendors will be selling a range of items. The kitchen and bar will be open for brunch!
When: Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p..m
Where: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern | 15711 Waterloo Road Cleveland, Ohio 44110
The 5th Annual Coventry Village Holiday Festival includes a list of fun activities for all ages. From hot chocolate and story time at the library to a Coventry cash machine where adults can grab  "Coventry Cash" to be used throughout the day. More info on the eventhere.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 12 -11 p.m.
Where: Friends of Coventry Village | Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Your favorite childhood board game went life-sized. As visitors draw a card, they become the game piece and move along the board from space to space. Travel through the winter wonderland as you relive a childhood classic.
When: Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Penitentiary Glen Reservation | 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Admission: FREE
Step inside the world of elves and Christmas cheer at Kringle's Inventionasium Experience. It's a performance offering an interactive experience into the world of Santa Claus. Buy tickets here.
When: Friday, December 8 from 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, December 9 from 10-8 p.m.; Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Kringle's Inventionasium Experience |  Tower City Cleveland, Ohio 44113
If you are already aware of homebrewing basics, then this class is for you. It's ideal for brewers interested in switching to all-grain brewing. The course covers recipes and techniques. Find tickets here.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 12-2:30 p.m.
Where: The Cleveland Brew Shop | 4142 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Stop by the Gordon Square Art District for shopping and live entertainment.  At Wintertide at Gordon Square, "Christmas Story" will be playing at Capitol Theatre. Admission is only $1. Throughout the afternoon, there will be live music, drinks, s'mores and fire pits on W. 65th Street in front of Capitol Theatre. Find a full list of events here.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 12-8 p.m.
Where: 1386 W. 65th Street Cleveland, Ohio
 Have you been to the Dunham Tavern Museum? It's a former stagecoach stop and is one of the oldest buildings in Cleveland dating back to the early 1820s. Enjoy a free tour of the museum followed by music, crafts and hot cider in the barn.
When: Sunday, December 10 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Dunham Tavern Museum | 6709 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and get into the drinking spirit. Tickets include a signature ugly sweater bar crawl t-shirt, exclusive drink and food specials and much more. Tickets are $25. Buy them here.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 12-9 p.m.
Where:  Around the Corner | 18616 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Watch the Christmas favorite: ELF the Movie! Before the movie, witness the ELFcon which includes an ELF costume contest along with ice skating and a reindeer run sled hill at Lock 3. The movie is free but tickets are required! 
When: Saturday, December 9 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Akron Civic Theatre | 182 S. Main Street Akron, Ohio 44308
Taste 100 wines from 2017 along with appetizers in this self-directed tour.
When: Sunday, December 10 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Trattoria Vaccaro | 1000 Ghent Road Akron Road 44333