• Christmas Movies, Memories and MORE Tour

  • Late November or December OR Christmas in July

    Enjoy a yuletide visit to the northeastern Ohio around Cleveland.  Remember the good old days of the holidays; Christmas lights and the excitement you had as a kid.  You might include some of the following:

  • Glow at the Garden

    Visit Cleveland Botanical Gardens where enticing scents of evergreens and gingerbread fill the air. Twinkling lights and festive music immerse you in the spirit of the season. This holiday event is spectacular by day and even brighter by night! 

  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    Featuring Scuba Claus, as he dives into the Shark SeaTube exhibit, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium will be transformed into an underwater winter wonderland, featuring larger-than-life decorations, twinkling lights, holiday crafts, live music and caroling.

  • Stan Hywet Hall


    Tour an elaborate 65-room manor house and gardens during its annual holiday celebration - Deck the Hall, aglow with over 800,000 lights. Be amazed by DAZZLE, an extraordinary musically animated lightshow extravaganza. 

  • Holidays at the Higbee

    Visit the Jack Casino Cleveland (formerly Horseshoe Casino Cleveland) this holiday season for a nostalgic look back at "everything that is old is new again" featuring vintage Higbee Department Story holiday decor and beautiful displays inspired by seasons past.

  • Root Candles

    Makers of decorative and liturgical candles, Root Candles was founded in 1869 as a maker of Beehives. The company has manufactured candles since 1928. It’s located next to the former Medina Railroad Station, which is now a gift shop. What is more Christmassy" than red or green. Candles that smell like cinnamon and pine??

  • Miss Molly’s Tea House

    Enjoy tea in a lavishly decorated Tea Room and Gift Shop. Victorian decor takes you back in time to a gentler, more relaxing period in our country’s history. 

  • Harry London’s Candy Factory

    Visit this state-of-the-art candy making operation, and learn how cocoa beans are harvested. Then walk the Chocolate Hall of Fame, follow techniques of modern candy making, see candy packaged, and then sample and buy choco- lates as good or better than found in Switzerland. No tour is complete without a sweet treat. 

     

  • Castle Noel

    Castle Noel America’s largest indoor, year- round, Christmas entertainment attraction. Boasting over $2 million of animated New York City Department store Christmas windows and the entire Movieland prop and costume collection from Hollywood. Meet Kris Kringle and enjoy an optional meal along with storytelling, hot chocolate, and cookies. 

  • “Unto Us A Son is Given” Nativity Exhibit

    A moving display featuring more than 700 lovingly loaned nativity scenes. Thousands of lights and sacred Christmas music fill the air. Among the hundreds of nativities are representations from more than 30 countries – depicting how cultures around the globe celebrate Christmas.

  • Donzell’s Flower and
    Garden Center

    This Christmas Wonderland features more than 100 permanent trees on display, including more than 30 beautiful theme trees done in original settings, with mechanical and animated characters. There are also complete display of lights, garlands, candles, wreaths, crafts and ribbon displays, along with a large selection of professionally designed arrangements.

  • Medina Toy and Train Museum

    All aboard! Make this whistle-stop and see plenty of railroad memorabilia. The museum features running exhibits of model trains, interactive children’s exhibits, real train exhibits, model cars and airplanes dating back to 1900, toys, dolls and more. As well, there are more than 500 actual train engines on display. 

  • Visit the Christmas Story House

    Visit the Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor. Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the- scenes photos. 

  • Penitentiary Glen Reservation

    Sing and play along in an indoor Winter Wonderland. Get in the action on The Wild Days of Winter, a life-sized game board guided by the familiar holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Discover through interactive play the many things that nature gives to us in winter as you take your turn and move along from space to space. Reminisce with your friends about your favorite childhood board games through an exhibit of classic games from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.