Here’s what to expect at this year’s Winterfest celebration in downtown Cleveland


*See video from last year’s celebration above.*

CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Downtown Cleveland Alliance is getting ready for its annual Winterfest celebration, which kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The festivities begin with a holiday lighting ceremony in Public Square at 7 p.m. that day.

“Winterfest will then continue throughout the season with a variety of interactive happenings made possible by partners across Downtown Cleveland,” organizers said in a press release.

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s Winterfest:  

  • Holiday light shows
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Cleveland Foundation skating rink
  • Virtual visits with Santa
  • Saturday Night Lights at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Organizers said all events and experiences will be conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines and are subject to change based on city and state mandates.

For a complete list of Downtown Cleveland holiday events, visit

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