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It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  Celebrating 29 years, Cleveland's premier Christmas Shopping Show brings vendors from 35 states to help you shop for the holidays, provide LIVE holiday entertainment and Breakfast with Santa presented by Schwebels for the little ones!

Take a peek at what's new at this year's I-X Christmas Connection and which of your favorites will be returning:


NEW! Take a trip back to Cleveland Christmas past as you walk through the I-X Christmas Connection entryway, featuring the Sterling Lindner Davis Christmas Tree and iconic replica items from A Christmas Story House. Pose for photos with the infamous flagpole, leg lamp and fire truck.

Monica Potter
NEW! Monica Potter, star of NBC's acclaimed drama series Parenthood, will be sharing her latest and most personal project at I-X Christmas Connection: Monica Potter Home. Monica Potter Home produces a line of home goods that are locally made by artisans and craftspeople in the Ohio Valley. Each season a new set of unique, high-quality, handcrafted items are made available and we are thrilled to kick off the winter collection at the show!

More Than 600 Booths to Shop From: The Christmas shopping season starts here with over 600 booths, including 140 new vendors, offering something for everyone on your shopping list, naughty or nice! Handmade soaps, pottery, gourmet dips, woven garments, flavored coffees, jewelry, furniture and much more will fill the aisles with Christmas cheer.

Live Holiday Entertainment: Holiday music throughout the weekend will get everyone into the holiday mood! Local choirs and gospel groups, Irish dance and music bands will be playing and performing all of the seasonal favorites.


SantaLand:  Kids will have a great time with special features just for them! In SantaLand they can write and mail their letters to Santa, or stick around to meet him in person. The Sugar Plum Shoppe features over 4,000 pre-wrapped gifts (under $6 each) and is perfect for pint-sized wallets to buy special little gifts for Mom and Dad. Breakfast with Santa presented by Schwebel's tickets are also available to add a little something special for your little ones! Click here for more information. Breakfast with Santa presented by Schwebel's includes general admission to the I-X Christmas Connection following breakfast! 

Gingerbread Square: At Gingerbread Square, the first 600 kids will have the chance to decorate – and eat! – their own holiday cookie. A giant gingerbread house will be on display to help inspire some sweet ideas. To burn off all that excitement, a children’s play area featuring child-friendly outdoor toys will be onsite.

Prayers From Maria: We are proud to partner with Prayers From Maria Foundation during the I-X Christmas Connection, November 21-23. Come out and show your support. For every I-X Christmas Connection Tote purchased this year, we will donate a portion to this Charity. Visit to learn about their impact on childhood brain tumor research and to discover how you can help plant hope for children battling this deadly disease.

Winter Wonderland Walkway: As you enter our Winter Wonderland Walkway, be sure to check out the new Dazzling Window Displays and take some ideas home to decorate your own winter wonderland! Thank you to our sponsor, Universal Windows Direct for the window and door displays.

Shop and Drop: This FREE service allows you to enjoy the event "hands free" but ensures you won't go home empty handed! Attendees will truly appreciate the Shop and Drop which allows shoppers to place their holiday purchases in a safe place while they explore the show floor! Simply drop your purchases off for safe keeping and come back later to pick them up before you leave! Gift wrapping is also available, free of charge, right next to the Shop and Drop for all attendees. A donation box will be located at the Shop and Drop and other show areas with all proceeds going towards the Prayers for Maria Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as "gliomas."

  Enjoy Some Christmas Fun. . . . . .

And Get Your Shopping Done!

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