Tree Lighting FAQ

Tree Lighting is our biggest event of the year so we wanted to be sure that your have all the answers you might need to any questions leading up to the event.

Browse the frequently asked questions below to see if they help answer your questions, or you can email us at with your inquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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When is Crocker Park Tree Lighting?

Crocker Park’s Tree Lighting takes place on Saturday, November 18th. Our Holiday Experiences open at 12pm, we have a special Block Party starting at 4pm, and the ceremonial tree lighting with a Sing-Along with Santa & Friends at 7pm.

What Time Does Tree Lighting Start? Where can I find a schedule of the day’s activities?

The schedule of events for the day is:

-Holiday Experiences Open
– Ice Skating Rink presented by Cleveland Monsters
– Snowflake Garden presented by Devon Oaks
– Crocker Park Marquee
– Walk Through Ornament
-Santa’s House Opens
– Santa’s Sleigh presented by Lake Ridge Academy
– Christmas Towne Holiday Decor & Gifts
– Guest Services (Crocker Park Gift Cards)

-Block Party Begins
– Food Trucks: Cleveland Cookie Dough Co., Funny Cakes, Thai It Up, Ono Brew Cafe. Plus Pasta Co-Op!
– Vendors: Cleveland Cavaliers, ATA Karate, Sweet Kiddles, Sylvan Learning, Urban Air, Light Up Balloons and more!
-RealPopFusion takes the Main Stage
-The Dance Step, Dance Showcase
-Princess Story Time

-Cleveland Ballet Nutcracker Performance
-Hayden Grove Performance

-RealPopFusion Giveaways, Games, and Activities
-The Workshop, Dance Showcase
-Westlake Barre Dance Academy, Candy Cane Lane Dance

-Ceremonial Tree Lighting Begins with Sing-Along with Santa & Friends
-Introductions from Rob Matousek, American Greetings
-The Cleveland Carolers Performance
-Westlake Barre Dance Academy Performance
-Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting

–Photos With Santa inside Santa’s House
–50ft Tree Nightly Light Show
–Holiday Street Lights presented by Westland Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Where is the best place to park?

There are a limited number of metered spots available during Tree Lighting, your best bet is to arrive early and park in one of our 7 free parking garages. They are located throughout property. Don’t forget the American Greetings Garage & Parking lot which are located on the southern end of property but has a ton of parking available.

 The Detroit Road Garage will have a special event rate of $5 for the evening of the event, you will pay upon entry and then have easy exit access at the end of the night.

 As garages fill up, Crocker Park Security will close them down and route the public to the open and available garages. We also encourage people to carpool and rideshare to help reduce traffic on property.

What food trucks will be attending?

Food Trucks will be serving food from 4-8PM located on Main Street just south of the Christmas Tree.

• Cleveland Cookie Dough Co.
• Funny Cakes
• Thai It Up
• Ono Brew Cafe
• Pasta Co-Op (Booth)

Will there be holiday activities at Crocker Park after Tree Lighting?

Yes! Crocker Park is bringing the holiday cheer all season long including:

• Santa’s House
• Photos With Santa presented by Stack Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
• Christmas Towne Holiday Decor & Gifts
• Guest Services for Gift Cards, Train Tickets, Maps and Information
• Santa’s Sleigh presented by Lake Ridge Academy
• 50ft Tree Nightly Light Show
• Crocker Park Marquee for holiday photos
• Holiday Street Lights presented by Westland Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
• Cleveland Monsters Ice Skating Rink
• Snowflake Garden, presented by Devon Oaks Assisted Living
• Serpentini of Westlake Express Train (Opens Sun, Nov 19th)

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