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EVENTS

NOVEMBER

11/14/2014
Ice Skating

The Lock 3 ice rink opens Thursday, November 14, 2014 through Presidents Day, February 16, 2015. Admission to the ice rink is free to everyone. Skates can be rented for $3. Skate rental closes ½ hour before rink closes. The rink will be attended Wednesdays - Sundays in December and Thursdays - Sundays in January and February. At other times, during daylight hours, skaters may use the rink at their own risk.Click on the Ice Skating tab for hours of operation.

11/28/2014
The Holiday Market at Lock 3

November 28 - December 31

The Holiday Market at Lock 3, sponsored by Downtown Akron Partnership features the return of Mario Hausdorfer, a glassblower from the Erzgeberge (AIRTS guh bair guh) Mountains who is well-known to Lock 3 visitors who have enjoyed his hand-blown German ornaments since 2004. Local vendors include Highland Baking Co., Homemade Delites, Kre8ivLizard/Hailoy Graphics, The Lit Wick Candle Company, Nom Nom Popcorn Co., Old German Christmas, Tindercraft, NOTO Boutique and Yellow Bugg. The market is open November 29 - December 31 on Fridays 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Countdown to First Night®

November 28-December 31

A celebration in diversity and the largest community visual arts display in Northeast Ohio is Lock 3's "Countdown to First Night," featuring 40, hand-painted banners from schools, churches, community centers, ethnic organizations and civic groups - each one illustrating an expression of the winter holiday season. Lock 3 unveils a new banner on the State Street Parking Deck façade each evening, between Nov. 26 and First Night.

The Magical Train

November 28 - December 31

Ride the trackless train around Lock 3 and see the lights, cottages and ice rink. The Magical Train is designed for both adults and children. Fare is $3.


Wed & Thurs 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.,
Fri. & Sat. 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

www.magical-train.com

Lock 3 Food and Beverages

Open throughout the Lock 3 season, the concessions at Lock 3 will warm up skating and sledding enthusiasts with chillis, soups, hot dishes and hot chocolate, as well as a large variety of other food and drinks.

Reindeer Run

November 28-February 16

Reindeer Run is a 150 foot, all-season polymer coated slide designed to provide a fun ride for children 14 and under. Adults may accompany smaller children on the slide. Only sleds provided by Lock 3 may be used and are rented for $3 for 30 minutes. The number of sleds available each half-hour will be limited to ensure maximum fun.
Reindeer Run Hours

November
Friday, November 28 6pm-9pm
Saturday, November 29 1pm-4pm/6pm-9pm
Sunday, November 30 1pm-4pm

December
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 6pm-9pm
Saturdays: 1pm-4pm/6pm-9pm
Sundays: 1pm-4pm

Special Hours:
December 22-23: 1pm-4pm/6pm-9pm
December 24: 1pm-4pm
CLOSED CHRISTMAS
December 29-31: 1pm-4pm/6pm-9pm

January and February
Wednesdays and Thursdays: CLOSED
Fridays: 6pm-9pm
Saturdays: 1pm-4pm/6pm-9pm
Sundays: 1pm-4pm

Special Hours:
January 2: 1pm-4pm/6pm-9pm
January 19: 1pm-4pm
February 16: 1pm-4pm
Last day of Reindeer Run is February 16th.

 

Polar Putt-Putt

November 28-February 16

Visit Lock 3's newest addition to our winter line-up. 9 holes of indoor putt-putt golf that winds through the famous classic department store animated window displays that Akronites remember from the 1960's through the 1980's including The 3 Little Pigs, Peter Pan, Raggedy Ann and more. Fun for all ages. $3 for 9 holes.

The Akron History Exhibit & American Toy and Marble Museum

November 28 - February 16


Visitors can celebrate Akron's industrial history from canal boat building to cereal manufacturing, from rubber and tires to Lighter-than-Air and engage Akron's whimsical past at the Akron Toy Marble Museum . Lock 3 was where the American Toy Marble & Toy Manufacturing Co made marbles in the 19th century.


Hours:
Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-9pm
Fridays and Saturdays, Noon-9pm
Sundays, Noon-6pm

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DECEMBER

12/13/2014
Breakfast with Santa at Lock 3

December 13, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa on December 6, 13, 20 and 21 from - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 and available by calling Lock 3 at 330-375-2877, or by e-mailing lock3@akronohio.gov or in person during regular rink hours of operation. Walk-up tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Breakfast includes a pancake breakfast bar, a visit with Santa, a ride on the Magical Train and your choice of a skate rental, Reindeer Run voucher, or Polar Putt Putt voucher. Plenty of photo opportunities. Bring your own camera.  Start time for this event has been moved from 9:30am to 9am.

12/20/2014
Breakfast with Santa at Lock 3

December 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa on December 6, 13, 20 and 21 from - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 and available by calling Lock 3 at 330-375-2877, or by e-mailing lock3@akronohio.gov or in person during regular rink hours of operation. Walk-up tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Breakfast includes a pancake breakfast bar, a visit with Santa, a ride on the Magical Train and your choice of a skate rental, Reindeer Run voucher, or Polar Putt Putt voucher. Plenty of photo opportunities. Bring your own camera.  Start time for this event has been moved from 9:30am to 9am.

12/21/2014
Breakfast with Santa at Lock 3

December 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa on December 6, 13, 20 and 21 from - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 and available by calling Lock 3 at 330-375-2877, or by e-mailing lock3@akronohio.gov or in person during regular rink hours of operation. Walk-up tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Breakfast includes a pancake breakfast bar, a visit with Santa, a ride on the Magical Train and your choice of a skate rental, Reindeer Run voucher, or Polar Putt Putt voucher. Plenty of photo opportunities. Bring your own camera.  Start time for this event has been moved from 9:30am to 9am.

12/27/2014
Pancake Breakfasts

December 27, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

12/31/2014
First Night

 

December 31, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy New Year's Eve ice skating and fireworks at Lock 3. 

Kids Fireworks show 9:00 p.m.

Countdown to Midnight Fireworks Show 11:45 p.m.

www.firstnightakron.org

 

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JANUARY

1/3/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

January 3, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

1/10/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

January 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

1/16/2015
Annual Firefighters Chili Challenge

January 16-17

Friday: 11a.m. - Until chili runs out
Akron Police and Fire Departments compete
against 4 others for the honor of Best Chili.


Saturday: 11a.m. - 8 p.m.
The winning chili from Friday's competition will compete
against Whitey's Chili. Come down to Lock 3 and place
your vote! All proceeds benefit Akron Childrens Burn Unit.

1/17/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

January 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

1/19/2015
School's Out

January 19, 201

Enjoy your day off school!  $1 off skate rental from 11am-6pm.

1/24/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

January 24, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

1/31/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

January 31, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

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FEBRUARY

2/7/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

February 7, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

2/14/2015
Pancake Breakfasts

February 14, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Warm up from the frigid temperature with hot pancakes, sausage, orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee every Saturday from December 27 - February 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

 

2/16/2015
School's Out

February 16, 2013

Enjoy your day off school!  $1 off skate rentals from 11am-6pm.

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