Akron’s WinterBlast is the hallmark of holiday celebrations, a tradition that brightens the winter season with sparkling lights and joyous activities. This year, as we welcome the holidays, there’s no better place to start making those cherished memories than at Akron’s very own beacon of Christmas spirit—Lock 3.
Usher in the Holidays with Ice Skating and More
The heart of downtown Akron is a winter wonderland. Enjoy Ohio’s largest outdoor seasonal ice skating rink temporarily located between the State St. bridge and Canal Park Stadium. Whether you’re gliding across the ice for the first time or returning for a beloved tradition, WinterBlast is where memories are made and the holiday season officially begins.
An Akron Tradition: The WinterBlast Experience
From the shimmering ice rink to the animated chatter of Archie the Snowman, WinterBlast in Akron is a robust celebration of all things winter and Christmas. As you look for Christmas events in Ohio, don’t forget to add this Akron staple to your list, promising festive fun for toddlers to teens and every family member in between.
With its historic charm and festive offerings, Akron’s WinterBlast is a seasonal festivity that invites you to step into a scene from a holiday card and make new memories with loved ones.
At WinterBlast, you can enjoy the sweet side of winter without the chill. Rent an igloo or a fire pit, where you can warm up with family and friends, enjoying treats and drinks under the sparkle of a million lights—one of the coziest Christmas events in Ohio.
As a mom who has watched her kids grow from wide-eyed youngsters to cool teenagers and young adults, I can attest that WinterBlast has something for everyone. It’s not just one of the many Christmas events in Ohio; it’s a unique tradition where families and friends come together to celebrate the joy of the season.
If you have little kids, don’t miss Breakfast with Santa on December 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a holiday extravaganza perfect for the entire family! This festive event includes a delightful breakfast from the BREAKFAST BOX, entry to the Akron Children’s Museum, ice skating with skate rental, Polar Putt-Putt, an Ice Bumper Car Ride, and memorable photo ops with Santa – all for a presale price of $15 or $18 on the day (children under two free). Reserve your spot now and don’t miss out on the fun – space is limited!
With activities ranging from ice skating to breakfast with Santa, there’s no shortage of holiday cheer at Akron’s favorite winter hotspot.
200 S Main St