Finding a Local Santa in Akron Ohio Area to Start the Christmas Season!

This week starts off many many many Christmas Celebrations across Northeast Ohio.  Find your Favorite Santa Visit Location!

Just Remember that There’s So Many Santas… but only one Lord of All.

Summit Mall in Fairlawn

Santa is at the Mall Monday to Saturday from 10am – 9pm, and Sunday 11am – 6pm.

Chapel Hill Mall in Akron

Santa is located in the Center of the Mall and available continuously Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.

Graf Growers in Copley

I have many photos of my children inside the Graf Growers Greenhouse.  They do a wonderful job at no cost to parents.  Find Santa December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13th from 11am to 3pm.

Roscoe Village Christmas Candlelightings

Join with other guests on December 5th, 12th and 19th by bringing your own candle to softly sing “Silent Night” . Meet Santa, enjoy tasty treats and enjoy the carolers, carriage rides, and guided tours. This looks really nice. See the Roscoe Village Website.

Light Up Downtown(Canton) December 3rd!

Santa’s very first Children’s Elf is popping back in to downtown Canton for a magical, musical, holiday jamboree and ELFstravaganza on Dec. 3 between 5:30 and 8:30!

Watch for special events on the main stage, children’s crafts, dance troupes and a transformed downtown ready for the Winter Wonderland it will become! More Information at

Christmas in Zoar

December 5th and 6th.

Experience all the joy and cheer the season has to offer with a visit to Historic Zoar Village! Enjoy musical entertainment, a juried craft show, historical demonstrations, a Saturday church service and tree lighting ceremony, and much more! In addition, visit Santa and take a wagon ride through town! While you are strolling around the village, stop in the Zoar Store to pick up a Zoar ornament. Cost for Christmas in Zoar is $8/person and children 12 and under are FREE! Hours are Saturday, December 5 10am-6pm and Sunday, December 6 12pm-5pm.

Brimfield DARE Breakfast with Santa

Visit Applebee’s at 220 Tallmadge Road starting at 8:30am. on December 5th. Ages 2 and Under are free, Kids age 3-12 are $6, and Adults are $9. Children Meet Santa and Receive a special treat. Purchase Tickets at the Brimfield Police Department at 1287 Tallmadge Road no later than Friday December 4th. Breakfast includes French Toast, Eggs and Bacon!

The Polar Express at The Dennison Depot

December 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th 2015

The Dennison Train Depot and Museum in nearby Tuscarawas County has a lovely Polar Express Program that visits the North Pole. I know that the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad always books out months ahead- maybe there is more availability at this location?

Youngstown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Santa will arrive with the Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Youngtown. Check out Holiday Vendors, live caroling, a Christmas Parade at 5:30 and the Tree Lighting at 6:30, followed by Pictures with Santa. Free Admission.

Breakfast with Santa at Lock 3 in Akron

Enjoy Breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf on December 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th. A wonderful Pancake Breakfast with sausage is provided. A Magical Train Ride and your choice of Skate Rental, Reindeer Run Slide or Polar Putt-Putt is provided. Call 330.375.2877 for recommended reservations.

Santa on the Green in Hudson

December 5, 9 AM-3 PM – Santa on the Green
Santa officially arrives in Hudson! Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the gazebo green. Get your line ticket early. Listen to carols, shop, dine and enjoy the holiday charm that Hudson has to offer.

Hudson’s Holiday Walk

Sunday, Dec. 6, 12 noon – 5 PM Location: Downtown Hudson, including Main Street, First & Main, Acme Plaza.  Inspect a Live Nativity on the Clocktower Green, Discover Caroling all around town and Find Santa visiting with his elves:11 AM-1 PM at Caffe Gasperi, 1:30-3:30 PM at the Visitor Center, and 4-6 PM at Epiphany Church.  Activities at First & Main will include horse drawn carriage rides, caroling by the Girl Scout troops, a warm-up station with hot cocoa and kids’ activities.

Many shops and restaurants will have specials, drawings, giveaways and events.

Craft in Santa’s Workshop

December 3, 10, 17 between 5:30 and 8:30 – Kids ages 3 to 12 can FREEly meet Santa and his helpers and try out some make and take craft projects. Great Photo Opportunities along with Complimentary Cookies and Punch.

Santa Meet and Greet Lodi (Ohio Station) Outlets

Every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5pm, Join Santa on the Santa Express that wraps around the outlet mall in beautiful Lodi, Ohio. Cost is $7.

Santa at Castle Noel in Medina

Meet Santa on Santa Klaus Mountain (i.e. A Christmas Story Mountain) with Misses Klaus throughout the Holiday Season at Castle Noel. Reservations are encouraged for Museum Entry (which includes Santa Meet at the Top of the Mountain and Ride down the Slide. Admission $17.

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet

Help Santa light the Christmas Tree at Stan Hywet this holiday Season and view the Dazzle Light Show. A Must See in Akron!More Details at or read about our experience here .

Christmas @ Town Park in Green

Join Santa on Saturday December 5th at the Central Admin Building at 1755 Town Park Blvd from 4 to 7 pm. Enjoy Children’s Activities, Refreshments, Fireworks at 5:40 and a Half Mile Reindeer Run starting at 4pm.

Here Come’s Santa (Canton Sippo Lake Park)

Stark County Parks and The Stark County Park District Library Kick off The Season on December 5th from 10am to 4pm. Bring your Camera to photograph Santa with your children as they listen to stories, and live Music. More Information

Christmas at the Ranch (Burbank,Ohio)

On Saturday December 5th, head West to Burbank’s Buckin’ Ohio Event Grounds for Live Performances, Wagon Rides, a Western Santa, Christmas Village Live Nativity and more. Find out more at

Canal Fulton Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to Historic Canal Fulton on Saturday December 5th from 1 to 7 PM. Expect Ice Carvings, Photos with Santa, an Electric Lights Parade, Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Entertainment! Call 330.352.1862 for more information.

Downtown Kent Festival of Lights

Head to downtown Kent on Saturday December 5th from 5:30 to 8 for the Festival of Lights.

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