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Christmas Connection Returns to Cleveland’s I-X Center Nov. 19–21

A northeast Ohio holiday tradition returns this year with the Christmas Connection taking place November 19-21 at Cleveland’s I-X Center.  Visitors to the smaller-sized 2021 limited edition show will experience the magic of Christmas while finding great gift ideas from more than 250 exhibitors.

Favorite holiday songs will be performed on the stage while families stroll the aisles of exhibitors featuring everything from crafts, specialty foods and soaps to ornaments, wood creations, jewelry and more.  

Features and attractions include: 

  • The spirit of Christmas will envelop guests as they walk down the decorated entrance way to the tallest Santa in Cleveland – 30 feet – waiting to greet them!
  • The holiday spirit comes to life with live entertainment on the stage where guests can relax and kick up their feet and sing along to festive entertainment.
  • Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves in SantaLand.  Kids can also bring their letters to Santa to mail in the Santa Mailbox.
  • Looking for a great personalized gift?  Guests can paint their own masterpiece with Vanessa Zoellner, artist and owner of Artfully Mine. (Extra fee applies.)  Projects will be ready to paint and can be taken home that day!
  • Kids can shop in the Sugar Plum Shoppe featuring over 3,000 pre-wrapped gifts under $8.00 each, perfect for pint-sized wallets.
  • Free gift wrapping.  Donations to Prayers from Maria Foundation appreciated.

For the latest show info visit

2021 Show Dates & Hours:
Friday, Nov. 19 • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20 • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 21 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ticket Information:
$12 box office (adult admission)
$11 online at (adult)
FREE for children 12 and under

Theme Day: Sunday, November 21
Heroes Days – Active and retired members of the military, as well as first responders, receive free admission to the show with valid ID.