When it comes to Christmas, Cleveland is known for a few things every holiday season. Outsiders visiting family & friends in Cleveland look forward to drinking a glass or 5 of Great Lakes’ Christmas Ale, visiting the house where TBS’s favorite holiday movie, The Christmas Story, was filmed and driving by the lake front & seeing all the beautiful Christmas lights at night.
When it comes to sports over the holiday season, there is still a lot to do/watch from now to mid-January.
- Cleveland Indians’ Snow Days at Progressive Field: Snow Days is back for the second year and looks better than ever! For those who have never heard of Snow Days, The Cleveland Indians have turned their stadium into a winter wonderland! There are activities for the whole family including snow tubing and ice skating. Snow Days starts up November 25, 2011 and ends January 16, 2012!
- College Basketball: Just because the NBA is on Santa’s naughty list and will not be playing anytime soon doesn’t mean there is zero hoops being played. Northeast Ohio right now is prime time for college right now! In the nearby area, we have the Kent State Golden Flashes, Akron Zips and Cleveland State Vikings. All three teams have a great chance of getting to the dance at the end of the season. Tickets are much cheaper than any NBA game and its great authentic basketball. I know, I know! I miss our beloved Cavs just as much as the next guy, but look at the bright side! Without the NBA this holiday season, Santa can’t take his talents down to the South Pole!
- Lake Erie Monsters: Minor League Hockey at the Q! The Lake Erie Monsters will be playing all winter long!
- Outdoor Hockey: As a part of the Cleveland Indians’ Snow Days, there will be a great number of hockey games played at Progressive Field. From December 2 to the 4th, there will be a High School Hockey Tournament with schools from NE Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. On January 5th, 2012, The Holy War will be on the ice when St. Edward High School faces off against St. Ignatius. To finish of “The Frozen Diamond Faceoff”, The Ohio State Buckeyes will be battling their rivals, The Michigan Wolverines; in the first-ever outdoor college hockey game in the great State we call Ohio!
- Pray for the Browns: I don’t have anything to say about them…
As the weather gets colder, there are still sports to watch until the weather warms up next spring. I would like to wish everyone I safe and happy holiday season! Go Cleveland!