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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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November 24-December 22, Cleveland
Gingerbread House Workshops
Cleveland Botanical Garden

Learn the secret to making a magical gingerbread house and make your own to take home to enjoy for the holidays.  This is a fun workshop for all ages and fun for the whole family! Saturdays 2-3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. $35 per gingerbread house. Register by visiting or calling 216-721-1600 ext. 100.

November 16-December 30, Cleveland
Annual Gifts from the Heart Nature Show/Sale
Holden Arboretum

Enjoy live holiday music and refreshments at the preview party for the 34th annual holiday gift show. All their unique works of art, ranging from jewelry to handcrafted wood items, are inspired by nature and made from environmentally responsible materials. Show/sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m., regular gate admission (members free, non-members $12, youth ages 3-12 $8, 2 years and under free). For more information, visit

November 17, Newark
Give Thanks Centerpiece Workshop
Dawes Arboretum

Create a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece using elements of nature (many collected at the arboretum). All materials will be provided as a kit. You will also receive easy care instructions on keeping your centerpiece looking beautiful through the holiday season. Noon-2 p.m., non-members $45, members $35. For more information or to register, visit

November 17, Cleveland
Seasonal Wreath Workshop
Cleveland Botanical Garden

Design a seasonal woodland wonderland wreath to take home. We will be incorporating rustic items such as bird’s nests, pinecones, branches, dried vines, and other interesting dried materials. Materials included, but bring a handheld pruner or clipper, as well as gloves if desired. 10 a.m.-noon. $65 per member, $80 per non-member. Register by visiting or calling 216-721-1600 ext. 100.


November 23-January 5, Cleveland
Glow at the Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden

Northeast Ohio’s magical holiday experience is filled with unforgettable gingerbread displays, thousands of twinkling lights, hundreds of holiday plantings, the garden express train ride, spectacularly decorated trees, live music, and so much more. Free for members, non-members $16, non-member children $12, children 2 and under free. For more information, visit

November 23-December 30, Akron
Deck the Hall featuring Dazzle and Gingerbread Land
Stan Hywet Hall

The estate will be illuminated inside and out with more than 900,000 lights and the historic Manor House is decorated and inspired by the theme of Winter Wonderland. DAZZLE is an extraordinary musically animated lightshow extravaganza. 5-8 p.m. select evenings, last admission 8 p.m.; estate is open until 9 p.m. For more information, call 888-836-5533 or visit



December 6-8, Newark
Holiday Greenery Workshops
Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum will supply all the greens, decorations, and candles to make your own festive holiday arrangement for the hearth or table. The sight and smell of pine, holly branches, cedar berries, and other greens collected all from the arboretum is sure to put you in the holiday mood! Multiple days and times: Dec. 6, noon- 2 p.m.; Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 9-11 a.m. or noon-2 p.m. Non-members $45, members $35. For more information or to register, visit

December 13, Columbus
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
The Chadwick Arboretum Lane Avenue Gardens

Walking the candlelit labyrinth in Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is a peaceful way to welcome winter. Director Mary Maloney will give a brief overview of the labyrinth as a meditative tool at 6 p.m. All are welcome to this free event! 5:30-7 p.m. in the Lane Avenue gardens (northeast corner of the Agricultural Administration building 2120 Fyffe Rd. 43210, please use parking kiosks in the surrounding parking lots). For more information, visit


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