09/13/19 - 01/05/20
Presented by Dollar Bank
Sunday, December 08, 2019 1:00PM —
Sunday, December 08, 2019 7:00PM
Sunday, December 08, 2019
1:00PM - 7:00PM
10820 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
Experience Cleveland's cultural treasures at the 26th Annual Holiday CircleFest.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., more than a dozen of University Circle’s renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors and offer an afternoon of activities, music, food, fun, and shopping. Visitors can look forward to live performances from talented musicians, craft making, historic displays of holiday toys, storytelling, the city’s best gingerbread house competition, and much more. Most activities are free, but some do carry a small charge.
Outside, Wade Oval becomes Cleveland’s Central Park with ice carving demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, photos with Santa, The Rink at Wade Oval (from 1:00-7:00 p.m.), a Fire and Light show, and more! Visit the Dollar Bank tent for special giveaways, a kids craft, and the chance to win a Dollar Bank Mastercard gift card!
Outside on Wade Oval (FREE):
- Ice carving demonstrations every hour on the hour
- Horse drawn carriage rides
- Skating on The Rink at Wade Oval
- Photos with Santa
- Live Music
- Fire and Light show at 5:30pm
Indoors with our Partners:
Free Admission –
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Church of the Covenant
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation
Cleveland History Center
Cleveland Institute of Music
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland School of the Arts
Friends of the McGaffin Carillon in University Circle
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland moCa
Mt. Zion Congregational Church
The Music Settlement
The Sculpture Center
Paid Admission –
Cleveland Botanical Garden - $5
Cleveland Museum of Natural History - $5
For a full list of activities, click on the red Event Program button to the left.
PREPAY FOR PARKING
New this year, guests will have the opportunity to prepay for parking in University Circle’s Ford Road Garage using the Parkmobile app. Parking spots cost $9 and can be reserved up until midnight on Saturday, December 7. Guests will receive a ticket through their Parkmobile app, which can also be printed, to show to the parking garage attendant. More information is available at app.parkmobile.io/venue/wade-oval/events/91922/5195
For a full list of parking and public transportation options, visit ugointhecircle.com
Holiday CircleFest is accessible by RTA’s red line train, RTA’s HealthLine and several major bus routes. Use the BlueLink shuttle (operates 12 – 6pm on Sundays) to reach Wade Oval from the Little Italy - University Circle RTA rapid station (BlueLink stop #1) or the HealthLine at Euclid and Ford Drive (BlueLink stop #3). Use the Transit app for real-time RTA and shuttle trip planning on the go.
Use uGO’s bike parking map to identify the most proximate bike rack to your destination. There is limited bike parking on Wade Oval Park with higher capacity racks at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
New this year, guests will have the opportunity to prepay for parking in University Circle’s Ford Road Garage using the Parkmobile app. When paid in advance through Parkmobile, parking spots cost $9 and can be reserved up until midnight on Saturday, December 7. Guests will receive a ticket through their Parkmobile app, which can also be printed, to show to the parking garage attendant. To reserve your parking space in advance, click here. Parking at the Ford Road Garage (1980 Ford Drive) on the day of the event will cost $10.
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