When: Sat., Nov. 28 2015
To celebrate the holiday season, the folks at Playhouse Square and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance have teamed up to present Winterfest. The free, family event includes free horse-drawn carriage rides, a variety of live entertainment, tasty treats and more. Activities in Winterfest Village in Playhouse Square start at 1 p.m. Then, at 5 p.m., downtown gets lit up in holiday lights and the lighting of the tree will feature lively musical performances, fireworks and an appearance from Santa. Winterfest shares the day with Small Business Saturday. Start holiday shopping at the Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Playhouse Square; local retailers with the Cleveland Bazaar will set up at the 5th Street Arcades. In Tower City, children can enjoy Holiday Express Train Rides, Kringel’s Inventionasium, Bruce the Talking Spruce, the Toy Solider and Fairy Godmother holiday show while the Old Stone Church Choir performs. The Cleveland Public Library will be starting off the season with toy trains in the lobby and will also host a holiday-themed family music program and children’s activities throughout the day. Later in the evening, adults can enjoy wine, beer and cuisine from downtown restaurants at the 6th annual Winter Wine & Ale Fest. Those tickets are $65 and include parking. (Niesel) downtowncleveland.com/events/winterfest.aspx.