CLEVELAND (WJW)– If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit, there are plenty of ways in Northeast Ohio from Christmas lights to the Christmas Story House.
Akron Zoo Wild Lights
500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
Select dates from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for children ages 2 to 14. Prices are lower for Akron Zoo members or if you buy pre-sale tickets.
The Akron Zoo gets in the holiday spirit with thousands of lights, dozens of displays and fun photo ops. There’s also costumed characters and Santa!
Ashtabula County’s Lights on the Lake
1700 East 1st St., Ashtabula
Friday, Saturday, Sunday through Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 per car.
More than 70 displays along Lakeshore Park’s 54 acres with Lake Erie as the backdrop.
260 S. Court St., Medina
Check the website for dates and times. Tickets start at $23.50 for adults, and $19.50 for those 12 and under. You can book online.
Castle Noel is America’s largest year-round, indoor Christmas entertainment attraction. It houses props from Christmas movies like “The Grinch,” “Elf” and “Christmas Vacation.” There’s also animated window displays from New York City department stores.
Castle Noel tours are sold out through the end of the year.
The Christmas Cave
4007 White Gravel-McDaniel Rd., Minford
Open Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
This self-guided, 30-minute light display winds through an underground mine. More than 28,000 people visited last year.
Christmas Story House and Museum
3159 West 11th St., Cleveland
Open year-round, except major holidays. There are extended hours during December. Tickets are $15 for adults, $11 for kids ages 3 to 12, and children 3 and under are free.
Take a tour of Ralphie and Randy’s house, check out props from the classic movie “A Christmas Story,” and buy your own leg lamp at the gift shop.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wild Winter Lights
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland
Select dates until Jan. 2. Walk-thru tickets are $20 for non-members and $18 for members. Tickets are $60 a car for non-members and $54 for members for the drive-thru.
More than a million lights and hundreds of light displays brighten up the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Enjoy a walk through with carousel rides, costume characters, ice carvers and choirs. Drive-thru dates also available.
Country Lights Drive-Thru
8800 Euclid ChardonRd., Kirtland
Until Dec. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets available online and in advance only. $27.50 per carload.
The Lake Metroparks Farmpark gets a festive makeover. Enjoy the ride, which takes 20 to 45 minutes, from the comfort of your own car.
Deck the Halls at Stan Hywet
714 North Portage Path, Akron
Select dates until Dec. 30. Check online for times and to purchase tickets,
More than a million lights help bring the theme, “Lights, Cameras, Christmas” to life. That gardens will dazzle this year with three holiday songs choreographed to lights.
Holidays in the Hay Candlelight Tours
10825 East Blvd., Cleveland
Thursdays, general admission is $20.
The Cleveland History Center offers tours of the Hay-McKinney Mansion and museum galleries. Refreshments provided.
Magic of Lights
19201 East Bagley Rd, Berea
Until Jan. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Advanced tickets start at $21 for standard vehicle, $50 for limo and $80 for bus.
The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds transforms into a dazzling drive-thru light experience with LEDs and digital animations.