Holiday Traditions Start Here

Kick off the holiday season with a visit to the Cleveland History Center. The halls are decked with seasonal vignettes, and weekly hands-on activities for the kids. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum features one of the largest indoor Blow Mold displays in Cleveland, the Bingham-Hanna mansion features a dining room dressed for Chanukah, while the Hay-McKinney Mansion is Mad For Plaid with a Victorian Christmas flair.



 Holiday Circlefest | December 1-2

  •  Make & Take Crafts
  • Free Admission on 12/2/18


Holiday History on Tap:| December 8, 1pm – 4pm

Party in the historic Hay-McKinney Mansion with Holiday History on Tap!

Delve into the world of plaid and its connection to the Holiday season.


– Special scotch tasting ($)
– Bring your favorite childhood holiday photo for a chance to win prizes
– Ugly sweater contest
– Exclusive look at the great Scots of Cleveland’s past

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Breakfast with Santa | December 15, 9am- noon

  • Meet Santa AND Mr. Jingeling
  • Delicious food
  • Unlimited carousel rides
  • A reading of the holiday favorite T’was the Night Before Christmas
  • Other festive activities the kids will love!


Ghosts of Christmas Past Candlelit Tours | December 20 [ SOLD OUT], December 21 [SOLD OUT] & December 22 [SOLD OUT]

Tour the Hay-McKinney mansion by “candle light” on the longest night of the year. Guests will explore the house and experience Christmas traditions, Victorian fashions, and Dickensian ghosts and superstitions. Each tour ends in the historic dining room with hot cider and a cash bar.

Two tours at 5:30pm

Two tours at 6:30pm

All slots/tickets are filled first come first served. Tours will last about 45 minutes.

Festive activities to enjoy  November 23 – January 6 include:


Holiday tours in the Hay-McKinney Mansion


Holiday Tradition Activities | Saturdays and Sundays from 11-2pm and December 26-29, January 2-6

  • Make & Take crafts and hands-on activities
  • Winter scene self-guided craft station
  • Learn about the Holidays on the Homefront in A City Worth Fighting For | Cleveland in WWI