Cleveland Thanksgiving Festivities
The holidays are upon us and there are so many ways to celebrate. Besides the obvious things like shopping and eating, Cleveland has a number of other fun things going on throughout the month of November.
Living in a city with so much to do, it’s hard to narrow down what events you should attend. No need to stress– we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do this holiday season.
Jr. Turkey Trot with Lorain County Metro Parks
Do you have little ones? Have them join us for a 1/2 mile fun run on the Hollestein Reservation Trail. This race is part of the Kids Fun Run Series, which has 6 events in total. All finishers will receive a ribbon and a post-race snack. Additionally, any participants who complete at least 4 of the 6 events will earn a medal! This event is for toddlers/preschooled-aged children and their families.
When: Sunday, November 10, 2019; 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Amherst HealthPlex Mercy Health & Recreation Center, 47160 Hollestein Dr., Amherst, OH 44001
Cost: FREE for members, $2 for nonmembers
Harvest Party with Lorain County Metro Parks
Would you like a day to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner without the kiddos around? We have the perfect event. On Wednesday, November 27, children 6 and older are invited to have fun in the splash zone, play games, and make crafts! It’s a great opportunity to get the kids out of the house before the big day.
When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019; 10am-2pm
Where: Splash Zone, 95 West Hamilton Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074
Cost: $7 per member, $10 per nonmember
Website to Register: https://reservations.metroparks.cc/programs/52752/
Annual Turkey Shoot Out Gemini Center
Join the fun at the 10th Annual Tukey Shootout Event! Teams consist of one adult and one child. Each team will have the opportunity to shoot free throws for a chance to win a free turkey! There are multiple age groups and three rounds of competition in each age group. It’s a really fun event for those with a little bit of a competitive streak.
When: Saturday, November, 16, 2019; 9:30am-11:00am
Where: Fairview Park Recreation Department at the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126
Cost: Member/Resident: $5 per team; Nonresident: $8 per team (Registration is required by Nov. 15th. Register online here.)
After School Adventures: Turkeys with Summit MetroParks
Calling all kids! On this adventure, you’ll get together with other kids and learn all about turkeys! Turkey tail fungus, turkey vultures, and, of course, wild turkeys will be highlighted during this interactive experience. A short hike will be included so please dress for the weather.
When: Thursday, November, 14, 2019; 5pm-6:30pm
Where: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron, OH 44313
Thanksgiving Eve Turkey Bowl at Roseland Lanes
Bring the whole family for 90 minutes of bowling (shoes included), games, prizes, and fun! All ages are welcome.
When: Wednesday, November 27, 2019; 7pm-11pm
Where: 26383 Broadway Ave., Oakwood Village, OH 44146
Cost: $8 per person
Curiosity Carnival at Great Lakes Science Center
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for a special exhibition like no other, featuring amazing feats of science! All of the sights and sounds of the carnival, from the spectacles to the midway games, are based on science. This Science Center-created exhibition will take you behind the curtain for an immersive, multi-sensory experience. The Curiosity Carnival embodies the excitement and vibrancy of a carnival atmosphere while examining classic games, rides, and experiences through a STEM lens.
When: November 15-21, 2019
Where: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
Cost: Regular admission rates apply.
Free Admission to the Cleveland Zoo
The Zoo uses this time of the year to say “thanks” to all visitors with FREE admission!
When: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Where: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Whatever you choose to do for the holiday season, we hope you have fun doing it. Do you know of any other great things to do in and around Cleveland this month? Let us know!
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