Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cleveland with these hotel packages, restaurant specials, parties and family friendly events.
Cleveland Pops: New Year’s Eve Concert and Dance at Severance Hall, University Circle Neighborhood – Dec. 31, 9pm
Ring in the New Year with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at the 18th annual Cleveland Pops: New Year’s Eve Concert and Dance. Identical twins Will and Anthony Nunziata, will perform their “Broadway Nights” revue alongside the Cleveland Pops Orchestra in an evening of music, dance and laughter. Guests can complete their NYE experience by staying at the Intercontinental Hotel or the Courtyard Marriott University Circle.
Hard Rock Café: Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Hard Rock Café and The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Downtown Cleveland – Dec. 31, 6pm
Join The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and Hard Rock Café Cleveland as they team up to celebrate the beginning of a New Year. The night includes a live performance by the “Hey Monea”, an appetizer buffet, drinks, a champagne toast at midnight, deluxe overnight accommodations and complimentary self-parking,. Reservations required.
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland-Twinsburg and Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern New Year’s Eve Package, Twinsburg – Dec. 31
Celebrate with the Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland-Twinsburg and Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern for their New Year’s Eve package. This package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, a full breakfast for two in the Garden Bar and Grille, late checkout, and dinner for two at Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern ($60.00 gift card). While at Blue Canyon, enjoy live entertainment from 10pm-2am courtesy of “Shock Wave.” The midnight party includes a balloon drop and noise makers. Reservations required.
Windows on the River: New Year’s Eve 2013 and Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland-Downtown, W. Bank, the Flats – Dec. 31
This New Year’s Eve, Windows on the River’s NYE Party offers an open bar, hot hors d’ouevres, party favors, free parking and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP tickets give you all of that and access into the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, VIP lounge with top shelf liquor and beer, a souvenir picture in the aquarium, a “swag bag” and more. In partnership with the Hilton Garden Inn, a shuttle service will be provided. Reservations Required.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland –Dec. 31, 6:30pm-2am
Ring in 2014 in style by dining on an elegant five-course prix-fixe meal at The Ritz-Carlton’s award-winning restaurant, MUSE. Then, head to the intimate and festive Lobby Lounge on 6 to celebrate the New Year with live music, dancing and party favors. The Lobby Lounge on 6 offers a menu of light dishes and a vast selection of spirits as you toast your way in the New Year. This music and dancing is open and available to the public.
The holiday season is officially here and with all the hustle and bustle that comes with this time of year, if you’re not careful, you’ll miss it. Take some time to slow things down this weekend to experience Cleveland’s festive glow at these events.
12/7: Tinsel Town – PlayhouseSquare, Downtown Cleveland
What better way is there to dive into the holidays then with a hot chocolate bar and cookie decorating? Not to mention holiday crafts, pictures with Santa and more. Bring the family to the beautifully-decorated Palace Theatre lobby for simple holiday fun at Tinsel Town. All the proceeds benefit community engagement and education programs at PlayhouseSquare.
12/7- Ohio City Holiday Festival – Market District, Ohio City
There are some classic holiday activities we all love, seeing Santa, Christmas carolers and finding the perfect gift for someone. Ohio City Holiday Festival puts all your classic holiday fun in one place. Browse holiday goods, take photos with Santa, enjoy mulled Christmas ale, horse drawn carriage rides and pick out this year’s Christmas tree.
12/8: Holiday CircleFest – Cleveland, University Circle Neighborhood
Infuse your holiday with some cultural fun. On Sunday, Dec. 8 Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood transforms into a winter wonderland with something for everyone to enjoy. At the 20th annual CircleFest, visitors can experience many of the museums and cultural institutions all day long for free. Outside, enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations, the Rink at Wade Oval, live music, Santa and his sleigh complete with live reindeer, a gingerbread house competition, shopping and more. The evening concludes with the gorgeous and dramatic Winter Lights Lantern Procession put on by the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Now – 12/22: “A Christmas Story” – Cleveland Play House
Now – 12/30: Deck the Hall: Heaven and Nature Sing – Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Now -12/20: “Santaland Diaries“ – Cleveland Public Theater, Gordon Square
Now -12/23: Holiday Train – Tower City, Cleveland
12/6: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Hamilton - Quicken Loans Arena
12/6: Mix at CMA – Cleveland Museum of Art
12/6: Holiday Lantern Festival – The Cleveland Museum of Art, University Circle
12/6: Little Italy Art Walk - Little Italy, Cleveland
12/6-22: “A Christmas Carol” Presented by Great Lakes Theater - PlayhouseSquare
12/6-29 (Weekends): Lolly the Trolley Holiday Lights Tour – Powerhouse, Nautica Entertainment Complex, West Bank, The Flats
12/7: Light up Lakewood – Downtown Lakewood
12/7: A Christmas Story Run - A Christmas Story House, Tremont Neighborhood
12/7: Cleveland CAVS vs. L.A. Clippers – Quicken Loans Arena
12/7: Lunch With Santa - Grand River Cellars, Madison
12/7-8: The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: A Not So Silent Night and Jingle Ball Jazz – Hannah Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
12/7-29: Teddy Bear Tea- The Ritz Carlton Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland
12/8: Holiday Tour – Dunham Tavern Museum
For more ways to light up the holidays in Cleveland this season, visit www.holidaysincle.com.
- Brittney Rzucidlo
Thanksgiving has come and gone, the leftovers are awaiting you in the refrigerator. You’ve spent time catching up with friends and enjoying time with loved ones. Holiday music is officially playing in every store and on your favorite radio stations. Now is the time to dive into the holiday season with some of these fantastic events.
More events can be found on our searchable calendar. And don’t forget, tag all of your holiday photos with #HomeinCLE for your chance to win an authentic “A Christmas Story” leg lamp. Learn more here.
11/29-12/1– The Rink at Wade Oval: Opening Weekend, Wade Oval Park, University Circle Neighborhood
Your shopping mission has been accomplished. Without starting one fight you got that toaster for $2 and that television at 80 percent off. Why not reward yourself with a calm outing of ice skating at The Rink at Wade Oval, one of Cleveland’s only outdoor ice skating rinks? The Rink at Wade Oval opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs through March 17th, free of charge(skate rental is $3 or you can bring your own). Whether you can barely stand up or you do triple axles in your spare time, The Rink at Wade Oval is the perfect complement to all the holiday events in University Circle. On Wednesdays throughout December, The Rink at Wade Oval will feature outdoor concerts, movie nights and even Skate with Santa.
11/30: Winterfest – Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
Now that the first official snow has fallen, it finally feels right to start getting into the holiday spirit. Need a way to kick-start the holidays? Check out some of these unique and fun events that will make you appreciate that it is that snowy time of year again.
Looking for more events to get into a festive holiday mood? Check out our calendar.
This weekend, celebrate the start of the holiday season Cleveland style at these events. While you’re out there reveling in the festivities be sure to snap a photo and either upload it to our Facebook page here or tag it #HomeinCLE on Instagram or Twitter. You could be the lucky winner of your own “major award,” an authentic 50-inch “A Christmas Story” leg lamp to be displayed in all it’s glory.
More events can be found on our searchable calendar.
The holiday season is certainly a time for celebration and cheer, filled with festive parties and dinners galore. But with so much to do, you often times find yourself wondering, “What do we do about the kids?”
Positively Cleveland says, “Take them with you. “
Listed below are some family-friendly holiday happenings that will allow you and your little ones to celebrate the merriment of the season together.
From sporting events, to arts and cultural extravaganzas, Cleveland has you covered with this weekend’s events.
More events can be found on our searchable calendar.
11/1: American Hockey League: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Quicken Loans Arena
This Friday (11/1), watch the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters take on the Grand Rapids Griffins at the Quicken Loans Arena in what is sure to be an exciting match up of hockey finesse. For tickets and more information, visit www.lakeeriemonsters.com.
Ghosts, goblins and Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. Sounds like Halloween in Cleveland. Celebrate Halloween’s spooky sights and sounds while sipping some sumptuous suds at these stellar Cleveland events. Purchase your tickets now as these popular events are selling out quickly.
You can always visit our searchable calendar for more events at: www.positivelycleveland.com/play/events.
10/25: Ales on Rails – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Independence
Attendees have the opportunity to experience the nation’s 10th most-visited National Park aboard a vintage train car on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad all while drinking specialty craft brews. The evening experience features boxed suppers, courtesy of the Winking Lizard, and seven different beers such as Thirsty Dog’s 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale, the High Five IPA from Lager Heads Brewery and more. Tickets for the “Executive,” “Lone Star” and “Coach #1” train cars have already sold out, so purchase your tickets for the remaining cars soon. For tickets and more information, visit www.clevelandbeerweek.eventbrite.com.
Great Lakes Theater invites you to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Hmmm… a rather peculiar name for a Broadway musical… and a rather peculiar storyline, too, for that matter. But do not let the name or the plot fool you, as Sweeney Todd is, perhaps, the greatest musical ever written for the Broadway stage, and in my opinion, Stephen Sondheim’s very best. And now the demon barber of Fleet Street has come to East 14th Street to the stage of the gorgeous Hanna Theatre in Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare.