Cleveland Metroparks Chalet brings good tidings to you and your kin with extended holiday hours, money-saving promotions and festive holiday events. Whether you're occupying school-age children home on winter break or entertaining out-of-town holiday guests, the twin toboggan chutes at the Chalet Recreation Area in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville are a great way to make fun family memories together.
The tallest, fastest public toboggan chutes in Ohio are open through March 8. Plunge down a 70-foot vertical drop, traveling along 700 feet of ice. The toboggans can reach speeds up to 50 mph depending upon weather conditions. The refrigerated ice chutes operate with or without snow, but if temperatures exceed 50 degrees or if there is heavy rain, tobogganing may be cancelled. Call the Chalet at 440-572-9990 for updates.
New for this year, riders are able to track their speed! Watch the time display at the bottom of the hill and see whose toboggan was the fastest.
Looking for family-friendly holiday fun? Check out these festive holiday events and money-saving promotions:
Breakfast with Santa at the Chalet - December 14 from 8 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast (served 8 - 9:30 a.m.) plus a visit from Santa, make-n-take holiday craft, face painting and a winter themed photo booth. Price: $18/person, or add a toboggan ticket for a total of $25/person. Reservations are required; call 440-572-9990.
Kick Off the Holidays at the Chalet - December 19 from 6 - 9 p.m., tobogganing until 10:30 p.m.Join Santa at the Chalet and help decorate the Chalet's community holiday tree. Celebrate the spirit of the season by bringing a nonperishable food item or pet supply product that will be donated to a local food bank or animal shelter. In return, receive $1 off the purchase of a toboggan admission and an ornament to place on the tree.
Tis' the Season - children 11 and younger receive a FREE hot chocolate - one per person with paid child admission - December 24
Dollar Day - hot dogs and sodas only a buck each - December 12, February 6, and March 1
Family Four Pack Deal - four toboggan passes, four hot dogs and four sodas, $40 - February 22 and March 8
Sweetheart Deal - two toboggan passes, two hot dogs, two hot chocolates, $20 - February 13
Military ID Day - all service men and women with a valid ID pay only $5 - February 15
Student ID Night - every Thursday, (January 8 - March 5) students with a valid ID, $9
Cleveland Metroparks encourages everyone to come and enjoy a day of tobogganing. Hours are expanded over the holiday season.
Extended Holiday Hours:
Sunday, December 21: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Monday, December 22: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 23: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24: noon - 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 25: Closed - Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 26: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 27: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 28: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Monday, December 29: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 31: noon - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 1: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Friday, January 2: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 3: noon - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 4: noon - 5:00 p.m.
Adults, $12 (all day pass)
Children* 11 and younger, $10 (all day pass)
One-time riders, $6
*Children must be at least 42� tall to ride and accompanied by an adult.
For season passes, group discounts, private rentals and general tobogganing hours, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/tchutes or call 440-572-9990.
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