Holiday CircleFest Kicks Off at University Circle

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — People got the chance to experience Cleveland’s cultural treasures, mostly for free, and to get into the Christmas spirit Sunday during the annual Holiday CircleFest.

Hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art and University Circle, visitors were given free admission to most museums, gardens and galleries downtown and schools and churches also opened their doors.

There was music, carriage rides, ice carving and even live reindeer.

The event is meant to attract people who wouldn’t normally visit University Circle.

“It’s a chance for people who don’t always get down here or people who can’t handle the pricing to come to the museums, experience everything and get in holiday spirit.”

It was the 19th annual event, and was to run until at least 7 p.m. Sunday, ending with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Dramatic Winter Lights Lantern Procession.

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