Views of Clevelands skyline beyound boulders and shrubs along the wintery shoreline of Lake Erie at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy of Getty Images.
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3 things to do in Cleveland in December

With finals just around the corner at Case Western Reserve University, students are settling in for long study sessions while faculty and staff members put the last touches on various tasks ahead of the university’s winter recess.

But before you finalize your end-of-year plans, be sure to take a look at our suggestions for events to enjoy around The Land this month.

Want some more ideas? Check out the Destination Cleveland website.

Snow Day in Detroit Shoreway

Dec. 9

Embrace the falling temperatures and upcoming winter season at the Snow Day in Detroit Shoreway. This event is an opportunity to check out the small businesses that make up the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood and Gordon Arts Square District. 

There will be activities for children, movie screenings at Capitol Theatre, free photos with Santa and time to shop from local artisans. Some local businesses will offer specials.

The main event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., with other after-dark activities planned. 

See what to expect during Snow Day in Detroit Shoreway.

Pickle in the Land

Dec. 15–17

Pickleball is a rapidly growing sport characterized by its integration of elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Clevelanders will have the chance to see the sport in action during the Pickle in the Land tournament. 

The competition is expected to feature more than 600 participants from all skill levels—including professional players—on 30 courts at the Huntington Convention Center Cleveland. 

Want to join in? The deadline to register is Dec. 8. 

If you prefer to stay on the sidelines, the event is free for spectators.

Get more details about Pickle in the Land.

Beachland Holiday Flea

Dec. 16

Looking to find just the right gift for someone on your list? Or maybe even an end-of-year reward for yourself? Head over to the Beachland Holiday Flea Dec. 16 in the Waterloo Arts District for a unique selection of items.

Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this event at the Beachland Ballroom will feature works by local artists, classic vinyl records and vintage items.

Get information about the sale.