CLEVELAND--The holiday season is officially underway in Cleveland, with an event that brings a big crowd downtown every year.
There are lights everywhere you look on the square.
"It's beautiful; Cleveland is definitely shining tonight," said Anna Kime, who attended the event.
Thousands watched as Santa Claus and the Grinch made an appearance, Saturday.
Food trucks lined Public Square at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance event.
"It's very convenient; you don't have to travel everywhere just to find something to eat."
There was music from area artists like The Spazmatics and Amanda Jones.
It is truly a winter wonderland downtown, but the lights and the tree aren't the only focal points at Public Square this holiday season.
A true gem is the new ice skating rink. People skated for free on Saturday and plan to come back for more.