Downtown Cleveland is your prime destination for kicking off the holiday season. On the Saturday following Thanksgiving, bring your family Downtown as Huntington presents Winterfest, an all day holiday celebration. Take in the magic as you experience Downtown’s vibrancy through horse and carriage rides, the first ever tree-lighting ceremony at PlayhouseSquare, a fireworks show and more!
Winterfest 2014 is Saturday, November 29th at PlayhouseSquare.
Be sure to take advantage of all the festive activities taking place in the Gateway District while you’re Downtown!
5th Street Arcades
10 a.m.-7 p.m.:
Get crafty at the Cleveland Bazaar, Northeast Ohio’s longest-running independant craft show!
East Fourth Street
Stop by East Fourth Street to enjoy ice sculpting, live music, holiday bowling, delicious foods and warm holiday drinks for all ages.
Enjoy homemade hot cocoa & marshmallows outdoors with fun holiday adult drinks at Society Lounge, accompanied by Phil Turk singing Rat Pack Era vocals with a holiday twist.
“Erie Island Coffee’s Charlie Brown Christmas” is a celebration of everything Cleveland & Christmas. Stop in wearing something Charlie Brown & get 10% off a hot chocolate, coffee or espresso drink! Adults are invited to Wonder Bar, who’s teaming up with Cleveland Whiskey, to craft the Christmas in Cleveland, a Winterfest exclusive beverage.
5 – 8 p.m.:
Rock out to a live & local special Winterfest performance, Crossroads, at House of Blues featuring Holiday Music.
10 a.m.-7 p.m.:
This holiday season, the Cleveland Visitors Center will be under construction as they prepare to welcome visitors to Cleveland with a redesigned look in the spring of 2015. Not to worry, though, because their CLE Concierge Team is still available to help guide you through Downtown’s Winterfest wonderland. Head to their temporary location inside 5th Street Arcades from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and receive customized itineraries, sightseeing tour information and tips to help your family and out-of-town guests plan additional trips to Cleveland during the holiday season. Afterwards, make your way to E. 13th St. and Euclid Ave. to see their larger-than-life #ThisisCLE sign. Snap photos along the way and throughout the season and tag #ThisisCLE to share how you celebrate your holidays in Cleveland.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.:
Monument will be open to guests
Santa will be present for photos.
Tri-C Hospitality Management Center
Free public After Party at Tri-C Hospitality Management Center
The celebration continues! Enjoy free cookies, hot cocoa, and snap some photos with Santa immediately after the beautiful fireworks display.
To learn more about other Winterfest activities, including all the excitement at PlayhouseSquare, where the tree lighting will take place, click here.