Play Eat Shop December 27 - December 29 2019

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Play Eat Shop December 27 - December 29, 2019

Itinerary #1: A Winter Wonderland  



  • Wild Lights, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, will feature the entire zoo decorated with amazing holiday lights and lighted displays.

  • The event also includes fun entertainment and delicious snacks. Costume characters Snow Queen, Snow Princess and Snowman will be available for meet and greets every day from 6 – 8 p.m. 

500 Edgewood Ave. | Akron, OH 44307 | 330.375.2550

Old 97 

OLD ’97

  • 'STOP 97' was the last trolley stop in Akron, and the Old 97, a local pub since the 40’s, was ready with a drink and a seat to welcome locals and travelers alike.

  • Today, with a completely renovated interior and a trendy new cocktail menu, Old 97 Cafe is ready to be a stop on your journey again!
  • Their full bar carries all the classics, and for beer drinkers, there is a daily selection of interesting local, seasonal, and international microbrews. 
  • The wine selection is superb and ever-changing.

1503 Kenmore Blvd | Akron, OH | 330.745.5493 




  • This structure is a storefront and house in the historic Woods Store building and is owned by the Peninsula village.

  • The gallery features contemporary art, crafts, handmade clothes, and personal care products.

1663 Main St Down | Peninsula, OH 44264 | 330.657.2204


Itinerary #2: Around Town 



  • Look no further for the freshest seafood in town!
  • Whether you’re in the mood for something cold or hot they’ve got you covered.

  • The “Chilled” menu offers dishes like Blue Point Oysters, Deviled Blue Crab Cocktail, and Middle Neck Clams, while the “Hot” offers Lobster Bisque, Grilled Oysters, and Bourbon Barrel Smocked Lamb Brisket.

  • Don’t forget to top it off with a selection from the dessert menu!

115 Montrose West Ave | Copley, OH 44321 | 330.777.2005

Hale Farm


  • Experience 19th century agricultural living by learning about period crafts like blacksmithing, candlemaking, and weaving all in the setting of historic buildings with live farm animals at pasture. 
2686 Oak Hill Road | Bath, OH 44210 | 330.666.3711

  Classic Hero Stan Hywet 


  • Nineteen rooms in the Manor House will be themed with the stories of classic comic heroes including favorites like Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and The Hulk. And while they are slightly outside of the “classic” comic hero time frame, the Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers are highlighted, as they’ll be nostalgic for a younger generation.

  • The giant interactive snow globe in Gingerbread Land (Playgarden transformed for the holidays) is the new experience at Deck the Hall.  Guests may walk into the snow globe, featuring a winter scene with gingerbread elements, for the perfect photo op with family and friends. Surrounding the snow globe are oversized candy canes, gingerbread men and more holiday lights.

714 N Portage Path | Akron, OH 44303 | 330.836.5533

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