Holiday and winter activities in Downtown Akron

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From the holiday window displays in the O’Neil’s and Polsky’s building windows downtown, to the Lock 3 Winterfest activities (ice skating, polar putt-putt, Reindeer Run), to the Nutcracker at the Akron Civic Theatre and First Night Akron on New Year's Eve, downtown Akron comes alive in the wintertime. Experience #wintedowntown!

Ongoing Events:

November 11 - December 21
The Polar Express - SOLD OUT at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad/Akron Northside Station

November 23
Black Christmas at The Nightlight

November 24 - December 30
Wild Lights at Akron Zoo

November 24 - February 19
Ice Skating at Lock 3

November 24 - February 19
Reindeer Run at Lock 3

November 24 - February 19
Polar Putt-Putt at Lock 3

November 24 - December 31
L3 Express Train at Lock 3

November 25 - December 3
The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio at Akron Civic Theatre

November 29
Tuesday Musical - ‘Christmas in Vienna’ with the Vienna Boys Choir at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

November 29 - December 23
Home for the Holidays Tours at Summit County Historical Society

December 1
The Nutty Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio at Akron Civic Theatre

December 1 - December 3
37th annual Christmas Arts & Craft Show at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

December 2
Santa Breakfast & Visitation Day at Hower House - The University of Akron

December 2 - December 17
Snack with Santa at Akron Zoo

December 8
Home for the Holidays with Helen Welch at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

December 9
ELF the Movie and ELFcon at Akron Civic Theatre

December 9 - December 17
Breakfast with Santa at Lock 3

December 9
TubaChristmas at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

December 9
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at Summit Artspace

December 10
Historical Homes Holiday Tour at Summit County Historical Society

December 12
Cirque Dreams Holidaze at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

December 13
Lightwire Theatre presents A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS at Akron Civic Theatre

December 13
The Lettermen Holiday Show at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

December 14
Apollo's Fire MusicAlive! An Irish-Appalachian Christmas at Akron Art Museum

December 15
It's a Wonderful Life at Akron Civic Theatre

December 16
Jingle Bell Bash at Lock 3

December 16
Akron Walking Tour: Downtown Christmas Windows & Attractions at Lock 3

December 17
Holiday Choir Classic at Akron Civic Theatre

December 20 - December 21
The 9th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza at Akron Civic Theatre

December 30
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

December 31
First Night Akron 2018 at Downtown Akron Partnership