Start 2019 Off Right with These Great Cleveland-Area Events

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Whether you are new to the area or you have lived in Cleveland for years, as the weather gets colder, you are likely looking for some fun things to do, especially if you have young children who get a little restless being inside for most of the day. While there are so many great things to do in and around Cleveland here are just five activities that you are sure to enjoy in early 2019.

Twilight Indoor Triathlon 2019

January 5, 2019- 8 pm

Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium- Cuyahoga Falls

If you’re feeling a bit antsy to get active, you may want to sign-up for this. The first wave will start at 8 pm with additional waves following. It includes both triathlon and biathlon options. The triathlon will consist of a swim, bike, and run while the biathlon will only contain the bike and run. The swimming part of the competition takes place in the swimming pool as well as the lap pool. For the bicycling part, you can use one of the facility’s Cycleops bikes. The running portion takes place on the upstairs track.There are many bonuses to this event over a traditional triathlon or biathlon. For example, instead of having specific distances for each event, it consists of 20 minutes of each discipline. This means that if you tend to be a little slower at one of the events, you don’t have to worry about being way behind the rest of the competition. Since you don’t have to go a specific distance in a set amount of time, you also don’t have to worry about keeping a certain pace to remain in the race. You can simply enjoy the experience at your own pace. Along with that, since it’s inside, you don’t have to worry about bundling up for your run or bike ride. If running, biking, and swimming is not your style, you can still participate in the event by volunteering as a counter.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

December 15, 2018- January 6, 2019 (times vary)

Market Square at Crocker Park- Westlake

It would take nearly 20 hours to watch all eight of the Harry Potter movies, and it would take far longer than that to read all seven books. Luckily, the seven books have been condensed down to a 70-minute performance in Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience.  This two-man show includes 360 Harry Potter characters, a fire-breathing dragon, and even a Quidditch match. If you’re a fan of the books or movies, it’s a must-see, and if you’re not yet a fan, you might be one after seeing this hilarious performance. Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience is appropriate for Harry Potter fans, and future fans of all ages.

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

Friday, January 11 and 18, 2019- 7 pm

Saturday, January 12 and 19, 2019- 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm

Sunday, January 13, 2019- 1 pm and 5 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2019- 7 pm

Sunday, January 20, 2019- 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm

Quicken Loans Arena- Cleveland

Children and adults alike have fallen in love with Disney movies and the overall Disney culture, and this the perfect opportunity to see some of your children’s (or your own) favorite Disney characters. Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party will be in Cleveland from January 11-20, 2019. With fourteen opportunities to see the show, some in the evening and others midday, you are sure to find the perfect one to fit your family’s schedule. The show is ideal for families with small children. Mickey Mouse and his friends follow a treasure map to try and find Tinker Bell. Along the way, they enjoy a great adventure. Many other Disney characters, including Belle, Moana, and Elsa, also join this ice skating adventure. Tickets range from $15-90 depending on your seat location as well as the specific show you have chosen.For an added adventure, Storytime with Belle can be added to your Mickey’s Search Partyadventure for an additional cost. Storytime with Belle takes place an hour before the show and provides photo opportunities, complimentary snacks and beverages, the opportunity to meet Belle and Mickey, and one printed photo in an autographed frame. Along with that, Belle retells the story of Beauty and the Beast. This is a fun opportunity to get out of the house and allow your young children to meet some of their favorite Disney characters.

Cinderella

January 15-18, 2019-7:30 pm daily

January 19, 2019- 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm

January 20, 2019- 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Conner Palace Playhouse Square- Cleveland

If you are looking for a fun musical that the whole family can enjoy, Cinderella is an excellent choice. With music by Rogers and Hammerstein, this will be a fun musical experience for the whole family. You can watch some of your favorite scenes from this beloved story. You can enjoy the pumpkin’s transformation into a beautiful carriage, Cinderella’s ballroom experience, and the moment that she loses her slipper. Because tickets start at $10, it can be a fun night out with the whole family or a wonderful way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

Harlem Globetrotters

January 31, 2019- 7 pm

Canton Civic Center- Canton

If you’ve never seen a Harlem Globetrotter’s game, you are in for a real treat. The Harlem Globetrotters are known for their fun mix of athletic skills, comedy, and crowd-pleasing tricks. This may include doing backflips, balancing the basketball on their heads, or otherwise making the crowd laugh. This a great experience for people of all ages. Whether you want to make it a date night, you want to go with a few friends, or you plan to take your whole family, including the kids, you are sure to have a great time watching the Harlem Globetrotters perform. You may even be able to get a few autographs and get a picture with your favorite player. Yes, Canton is a little outside of the Cleveland area, but it’s worth the drive for some great entertainment.At Fred’s Appliance Service, we are dedicated to helping you keep your appliances in good repair. If you’ve got an appliance that’s not working properly, contact us. We are dedicated to providing fast service, so you can get back to enjoying the great activities our area has to offer.