Winterblast Takes Off at Akron’s Local 3 With Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Fri 11/29 @ 6:30PM

Akron gets the jump on Cleveland, hosting its holiday tree lighting downtown on Friday — so actually, an intrepid Christmas lover could do both!

Winterblast at Lock 3 has its grand opening on Black Friday where, for the 16th year, it will offer outdoor activities through the season, including ice skating on an even larger rink, ice bikes, ice bumper cars, a new Candy Cane Lane with holiday-themed windows, Polar Putt-Putt and much more.

Opening festivities start at 6:30, with the tree lighting at 7:30. There’ll be fireworks (of course), make & take crafts, science activities, letter-to-Santa writing and more. Lock 3’s Winterblast will be open from 11am-11pm on opening day. Then come back on Sat 11/30 for the 10am “Welcome Santa” parade on Bowery from Exchange to Main Street.

Check the Lock 3 website for special holiday/winter activities all the way through February.

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