For years, my family has been trying to de-commercialize Christmas. The focus of our holiday festivities is not gift-giving and rampant commercialism, rather, we have decided to base our holiday time around an experience.

Physical possessions break, fall out of favor, or wear out. Memories, however, last for a lifetime.

Go make some memories.

This year, we toured the newly opened Greater Cleveland Aquarium, the Cleveland Zoo Rainforest, with a visit to Sweet Moses (an authentic soda fountain in the Gordon Square district) in between.

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