I-X Christmas Connection

Friday, November 16th at 10:00am
I-X Center
1 I-X Center Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
United States

Event Description:

For 33 years the I-X Christmas Connection has been Northeast Ohio’s premier Christmas Show and one you won’t want to miss!

Kick off the Christmas shopping season with more than 700 booths filled with unique gift, crafts, specialty foods, home décor, jewelry and much more. This weekend-long event, features 140 new vendors to shop, complimentary gift wrapping and Cleveland’s finest song and dance studios performing daily.

Bring the little ones for a day of fun too! Children 12 and under are FREE and will be delighted to see their favorite Ice Princess, her sister and the friendliest snowman in Arendelle. Make their Christmas wishes come true with Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves, shop in the expanded Sugar Plum Shoppe featuring over 4,000 pre-wrapped gifts (under $8.00 each) and enjoy Breakfast with Santa on Saturday and Sunday for an additional fee.

WHEN:  The event takes place November 16-18, 2018. Children 12 and under are free, unless participating in Breakfast with Santa.

Open to the public, general admission tickets and Kris Kringle Packs* are on sale Friday, September 7th and available online and at select Discount Drug Mart store locations.

  • Friday, November 16: 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday, November 17: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday, November 18: 10am – 5pm

Tickets to Breakfast with Santa for Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, are $23.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 12 and under.

Highlights Include:

Get ready for more shopping with an expanded show floor – OVER 700 booths filled with crafts and unique gift vendors!

The tallest Santa in Cleveland (30 foot) will be waiting for you near the entrance!

Get ready for your red carpet debut as you enter the festive entryway leading into the show. Enjoy winter movie scenes from classics like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Rudolph,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and meet your favorite friends from “Frozen” in front of their enchanted 35ft. themed Christmas Tree.

Share your Christmas wishes and capture the moment with a photo when you visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in SantaLand.

Visit Gingerbread Square, the first 500 kids will have the chance to decorate and eat their own holiday cookie.

Kids can shop too in the expanded Sugar Plum Shoppe featuring over 4,000 pre-wrapped gifts (under $8.00 each), perfect for pint-sized wallets.

Paint your own holiday Masterpiece with Vanessa Zoellner, the Artist and Owner of Artfully Mine all weekend long (extra fee applies).

Authors-on-the-Go will be at I-X Christmas Connection this year for an autograph signing and talking to fans while discussing their books and CD’s. The authors appearing are Bob Adamov, Dan Coughlin, Marc Bona, Ian Adams, Chuck Gove and Beth Richards.

Don’t miss Cleveland’s own Denise Dufala, Emmy-award-winning journalist, on Saturday, November 17 for a story-time and signing of her latest release “Bomba the Brave.” All proceeds from the book will go to the Values-in-Action Foundation.

Breakfast with Santa delights parents and kids alike! Sing and dance with your favorite ice princesses and their friendly snowman. Then watch the magic as Mrs. Claus and her enthusiastic friends help Santa find his way to the I-X Center. All kids attending will receive a special present and a photo opportunity with our guests of honor (attendees must bring own camera and an extra fee applies).

The I-X Christmas Connection gives back in a big way this year. The proud charitable partner is The Gathering Place who will be on site in booth 664.

Convenient Shop & Drop lets you leave your purchases and pick them up when you’re ready to leave – while you’re there, donate to The Gathering Place

Life’s made easier with gift wrapping for all attendees, located right next to the Shop and Drop. Gift wrapping is free, but a donation to The Gathering Place is appreciated.

Get in the holiday spirit in our Entertainment Theater all weekend long and see the Singing Angels for two performances on Friday, November 16.

Enjoy a nice home cooked meal in our Christmas Café.