Winterfest at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

One of Cleveland’s most beloved holiday traditions is Winterfest at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. This annual event transforms the Botanical Garden into a twinkling winter wonderland. Wander through thousands of dazzling holiday lights and stop to admire large-scale light sculptures. Kids will love visiting Santa’s Workshop to share their wishlists and parents can find unique gifts at the artisan boutique. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa as you take in the sights and sounds of the season. The Cleveland Botanical Garden recommends booking your Winterfest tickets in advance online. General admission starts at $18 for adults and $12 for kids ages 3-12. Parking at the Botanical Garden is free but spaces fill up quickly during Winterfest. We recommend booking a charter bus so your entire group can easily be dropped off right at the entrance. After exploring all the holiday magic, your charter bus will be waiting to pick you up and keep your holiday celebrations going!

Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 721-1600

Christmas Story House

No holiday trip to Cleveland is complete without a visit to the iconic Christmas Story House. This Cleveland landmark was featured in the 1983 film A Christmas Story as the home of the Parker family. Take a guided tour of the home to see props and memorabilia from the movie. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop after your tour to grab some official A Christmas Story merchandise! The Christmas Story House is located in the Tremont neighborhood, just minutes from Downtown Cleveland. Your charter bus driver can easily navigate the neighborhood streets to drop your group off right at the front door. After your tour, your bus will be ready to pick you up and take you to the next stop on your Cleveland holiday itinerary.

A Christmas Story House & Museum 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109 (216) 298-4919

Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Zoo

Get into the holiday spirit surrounded by beautiful animal exhibits at the Cleveland Zoo’s Wild Winter Lights event. This annual event transforms the zoo into a magical winter wonderland with over a million twinkling lights. See impressive larger-than-life light displays like a glowing polar bear and shining sea turtle. Enjoy seasonal treats, shopping, and even visits with Santa during this wildly popular event. Wild Winter Lights takes place on select dates from mid-November through December. Event tickets can sell out quickly, so we recommend booking your group’s spots early. Parking is free for Wild Winter Lights guests but the lots fill up fast. Avoid the parking headache by reserving a charter bus to transport your group. Your driver will drop you off right at the zoo’s bus parking zone, allowing you to skip the traffic and start enjoying Wild Winter Lights!

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 (216) 661-6500

Christmas in the City

Downtown Cleveland comes alive for the annual Christmas in the City event. Public Square transforms into a magical holiday village, with ice skating, carolers, festive foods, Santa visits, and more! The 55-foot Norway spruce Christmas tree is the centerpiece of the event, sparkling with over 25,000 lights. Families will love writing letters to Santa at the North Pole Post Office and browsing the artisan holiday market. Christmas in the City takes place in late November and early December in Downtown Cleveland’s Public Square. Admission is free to enjoy the lights, music, and holiday ambiance. Due to road closures and traffic, we don’t recommend driving personal vehicles downtown for this popular event. Leave the parking and traffic headaches behind by booking a charter bus! Your driver will safely transport your group to Public Square where you can be dropped off right in the heart of Christmas in the City.

Public Square 1 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

Holiday Lights at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Celebrate traditions from around the world at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ Holiday Lights event. The Cultural Gardens transform into a dazzling winter wonderland, with thousands of twinkling lights and decorated trees representing over 30 global cultures. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, and foods from around the world as you stroll through the festive gardens. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Rockefeller Park. Due to limited parking, we highly recommend booking a charter bus for groups attending Holiday Lights. Your driver will drop you off right at the main entrance and will be waiting to pick your group up when you’re ready to continue on your holiday adventures!

Cleveland Cultural Gardens East Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 634-3349

Holiday Riverfest Boat Parade

A beloved Cleveland tradition, the annual Holiday Riverfest Boat Parade delights crowds along the Cuyahoga River. On a December evening, brightly lit and decorated boats parade down the river, featuring creative holiday themes and thousands of glittering lights. Grab a spot along the river in the Flats to catch the glowing parade glide by. Before or after the parade, enjoy the Flats East Bank neighborhood decorated for the holidays, with a sparkling tree and festive storefronts. The Holiday Riverfest Boat Parade takes place on a Saturday evening in early December. Spots along the river in the Flats fill up quickly for this popular event. Avoid the traffic jams and parking challenges in the Flats by booking a charter bus. Your driver will safely transport your group to and from the Flats, allowing you to focus on the magic of the holiday parade.

Flats East Bank 1055 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

Christmas Ale Fest

Tap into the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas Ale Fest in downtown Cleveland. Sample winter beers, ciders, and meads from over 40 Ohio breweries, all while benefiting a good cause. The festival supports the Malley’s Chocolates Foundation, an organization providing opportunities for people with disabilities. Beyond the beer tasting, enjoy live music, watch ice carving demonstrations, and of course, don’t miss the chance to meet the festival’s mascot, Sir Wenceslas the Generous. Christmas Ale Fest takes place on the first weekend of December at the Huntington Convention Center. Due to road closures for the event, driving and parking downtown can be challenging. Avoid the headache of navigating downtown traffic and parking by booking a charter bus. Your driver will drop your group off right at the entrance to the convention center. After enjoying the festival’s holiday beers and cheer, your charter bus will be ready to provide a safe ride back home.

Huntington Convention Center 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44113 (216) 928-1600

Shopping at Tower City Center

Tower City Center is Cleveland’s premier shopping destination, home to over 100 stores and restaurants. During the holidays, the center dazzles with elaborate decorations, including a 52-foot Christmas tree adorned with over 15,000 lights. Stores like A Christmas Story Gift Shop and the year-round Christmas store Santa’s Secret Shop offer perfect places for holiday gift shopping. After shopping, enjoy a meal with a view at one of Tower City’s many dining options. Tower City Center is located right in the heart of Downtown Cleveland. Avoid the stress of downtown parking by booking a charter bus to transport your group. Your driver will drop you off right at Tower City Center’s bus parking zone. When your holiday shopping extravaganza is complete, your charter bus will be ready to pick you up right outside the entrance.

Tower City Center 230 W Huron Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113 (216) 771-6030

Wildlights at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Experience the magic of the holidays at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Wildlights event. The zoo transforms into a winter wonderland with dazzling displays of over 1 million lights. In addition to the sparkling lights, Wildlights features ice carvings, model train displays, live music, festive treats, and more. Kids can visit Santa’s workshop to share their wishlists and even ride down the Arctic Rush snow tubing hill.Wildlights takes place on select dates in November and December leading up to Christmas. Due to the popularity of this event, parking fills up quickly at the zoo. Avoid parking headaches and traffic delays by booking a charter bus. Your driver will transport your group directly to the zoo’s bus parking area. After enjoying the merriment of Wildlights, your warm charter bus will be ready to take your group to the next holiday happening in Cleveland!

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 (216) 661-6500

Rent with Charter Buses Cleveland to Hit Every Attraction

The holidays are a special time in Cleveland, with so many festive events and activities to enjoy. But driving from place to place with a group can be a hassle during this busy season. Leave the parking, traffic, and transportation logistics to the professionals at Charter Buses Cleveland! Our charter bus rentals provide safe, comfortable, and convenient transportation for holiday parties, family gatherings, church trips, and any seasonal celebration. We have a wide selection of charter buses and minibuses to accommodate groups of all sizes. Each charter bus includes a professional driver, so you can sit back and leave the driving to us! Book your Cleveland charter bus today by callingĀ 216-249-7981. Our charter bus experts will help you select the perfect vehicle for your holiday group and occasion. We wish you a wonderful holiday season in Cleveland!