Winter activities in downtown Akron

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There are many activities downtown to help visitors embrace the season. From ice skating, ice bumper cars and Polar Putt-Putt at Lock 3, to shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, downtown Akron is hot in the wintertime.

Ongoing Events:

November 8 - November 23
Donation drive for Akron Canton Food Bank at The Great Escape Room Akron

November 14 - December 22
Hower House Holiday Wonderland Tours at Hower House - The University of Akron

November 14 - December 28
Holidays on the Hill at Summit County Historical Society

November 15
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical at Akron Civic Theatre

November 19 - December 22
Holiday Gift Card Sale at Chill Ice Cream

November 21
Shop Small in the Northside during 3rd Thursday at Northside Marketplace

November 22
Opening Night 17th Kaleidoscope Holiday Art Show at Summit Artspace

November 23 - December 21
Kaleidoscope Holiday Art Show presented by AVA at Summit Artspace

November 23 - December 1
Akron Children's Hospital Holiday Tree Festival at John S. Knight Center

November 26 - December 21
Holiday Retail Special at Mint Hair Collective

November 27 - December 24
Holiday Shopping Hours at Zeber-Martell Clay Studio and Gallery

November 29 - December 1
Small Business Weekend Specials at Sweet Modern

November 29 - November 30
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Specials at Rubber City Comics

November 29 - November 30
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Gift Card Sale at Jilly's Music Room

November 29
Black Friday Gift Card Sale at Barley House

November 29
Downtown Akron Partnership & City of Akron Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lock 3

November 29 - February 17
Ice Skating at Lock 3

November 29 - December 30
Wild Lights at Akron Zoo

November 29 - December 2
Black Friday Sale at Full Grip Games

November 30 - February 16
Ice Bumper Cars at Lock 3

November 30 - December 1
11th Annual Crafty Mart at Bounce

November 30
Welcome Santa Holiday Parade at Akron Children's Hospital

November 30 - February 15
Ice Bikes at Lock 3

November 30
Tenants Of Summit Artspace Small Business Saturday at Summit Artspace

November 30
Jilly’s 6th Anniversary Celebration at Jilly's Music Room

November 30 - December 8
Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio at Akron Civic Theatre

December 1
Museum Store Sunday at Akron Art Museum Store

December 1
Small Brewery Sunday at Akronym Brewing

December 1
Blue Sunday Sale at blue: A Goodwill Boutique

December 5
Trunk Show at Akron Zoo

December 6
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: A Motown Christmas at BLU Jazz+

December 6
Annual Myers School of Art Holiday Shop at The University of Akron Myers School of Art

December 6
Children’s Tree of Lights & Lighting Celebration at Akron Children's Hospital

December 7
Story Time: Polar Express at Akron-Summit County Public Library

December 7
Main Street Art Explosion at Canal Place LTD

December 7 - December 21
Elf on the Shelf promotion at blue: A Goodwill Boutique

December 7
Hower House Santa Breakfast at Hower House - The University of Akron

December 8 - December 22
Santa Breakfast at Lock 3

December 8 - December 20
Toy Collection for Toys for Tots at The Great Escape Room Akron

December 8
Hands On Holidays at Akron Children's Museum

December 8
Free Guided Tour at Countryside Public Market at Countryside Public Market

December 9 - December 24
Gift Card Promotion at The Great Escape Room Akron

December 9
Drink up Grinches at Crave

December 10 - December 12
The 11th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza at Akron Civic Theatre

December 10
Piedmont Holiday Wine Dinner at BLU Plate

December 14
A Very Grinchy Night at Lock 3

December 14
Holiday Pop Up Shoppe at Northside Cellar

December 14
Third Annual Holiday Hop at Zeber-Martell Clay Studio and Gallery

December 15
Island of Misfit Toys at Akron Art Museum

December 15
German Christmas Carol Service at Zion Lutheran Church

December 15
Elf presented by Wayside Furniture at Akron Civic Theatre

December 15
The Polar Express presented by Wayside Furniture at Akron Civic Theatre

December 18
Customer Appreciation Party at Brubaker's Pub

December 19
Live Music by Missile Toe at Akron Art Museum

December 19
Ink Blowing Activity with Akron ArtWorks at Chill Ice Cream

December 19
Holiday Block Party at

December 19
Ugly Sweater Party at Akronym Brewing

December 19
Holiday History Walk at Lock 3

December 20
Sam Blakeslee Large Group: "Home for the Holidays" at BLU Jazz+

December 20
An evening with Chevy Chase following a screening of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation at Akron Civic Theatre

December 20 - December 22
Summit Choral Society: Christmas Candlelight Concert at St. Bernard Parish

December 21
Barbara Rosene: Home for the Holidays at BLU Jazz+

December 21
Brunch with Santa! Holiday Jazz w Tracey Thomas & Tim Longfellow at Jilly's Music Room

December 21
Selfless Elf 5K

December 21
Creative Keepsakes Clay Workshop at Akron Children's Museum

December 21
Ugly Sweater Party at Woody's Bar

December 21
Lightwire A Very Electric Christmas at Akron Civic Theatre

December 22
Connor Bogart O'Brien's Christmas Under the Stars at Akron Civic Theatre

December 23
Christmas Hair-a-thon at Hair Geek Studio

December 23
Holiday Choir Classic featuring ETC Show Choir and YEPAW at Akron Civic Theatre

December 27
Grim Republic Holiday Headliner at Musica Performing Arts

December 29
Ready, Set, Glow! New Year's Eve Party at Akron Children's Museum

December 31
NYE 2020 with Runaway Lucy/Red Rose Panic/The Brainwreck/RTT at Musica Performing Arts

December 31
NYE Rainbow Ball: Roaring Twenties at Akron Civic Theatre

December 31
Zoo Year's Eve at Akron Zoo

December 31
Round Midnight New Year's Eve Gala ft. Wesley Bright, Dan Wilson at BLU Jazz+

December 31
7th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Jilly's Music Room

January 11
Cottage Crawl at Lock 3

January 18
Ninja Pizza Party at Lock 3

January 26
Toy Time Weekend