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Holiday CircleFest

Sunday, December 05, 2021 12:00PM —
Sunday, December 05, 2021 7:00PM

Holiday CircleFest

Join Us!

Sunday, December 05, 2021
12:00PM - 7:00PM

Map to Event

All are invited to share in a day of festive fun on Wade Oval and at organizations around the neighborhood.


  • Noon-7:00 p.m. – Skate on the fresh ice at The Rink at Wade Oval (tickets must be reserved at universitycircle.org/rink)
  • Noon-7:00 p.m. – Grab a bite to eat from one of Cleveland's famous food trucks
  • Noon-6:00 p.m. – Officers from the University Circle Police Department will be on Wade Oval accepting donations for the Cops in the Community program. Proceeds will be used to purchase hats, gloves, and scarves for local school children.
  • 1:00-7:00 p.m. – Shop for everyone on your list at the outdoor Holiday Market
  • 1:00-7:00 p.m. – Enjoy a leisurely ride around Wade Oval in a horse-drawn carriage
  • 1:00-7:00 p.m. – Take photos with Santa on RTA’s Holiday Trolley
  • 1:00-5:00 p.m. – Listen to live music around Wade Oval
  • 1:00-6:00 p.m. – Watch ice carvers transform solid blocks of ice into works of art at the top of each hour


CircleLink is a FREE circulator service that operates throughout the neighborhood. Hop on the BlueLink shuttle that travels through Wade Oval, Uptown, and Little Italy. On Sunday, the BlueLink shuttle operates from noon until 6:00 p.m. Click below for live tracking.



Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Avenue
Free Admission

  • 3:00 p.m. Carillon Concert, presented by the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon
  • 4:00 p.m. Carol Sing, presented by the The Church of the Covenant

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
$5 Admission Per Person

  • A Garden Holiday will delight the senses and transport visitors into a holiday wonderland filled with the colorful plants and towering trees that bring the most festive time of year to life.

Cleveland History Center
10825 East Boulevard
$5 Admission Per Person
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Visit with Mr. Jingleing! Mr. Jingeling is a cultural icon that has been unlocking imaginations since 1956, and bestowing magical keys to all he meets. His significance is deeply rooted in Cleveland’s holiday traditions, and has left a lasting mark on the city’s history.
  • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Enjoy holiday decorations throughout the Cleveland History Center, shopping, Hay McKinney house tours, a first look at the new exhibit Golden Age of Cleveland Art, and special guests from the Cleveland Utilities Division (sponsors of CircleFest). The first 25 families/households will receive one of Mr. Jingeling's Good Luck Keys. Additional keys will be available for $1 each.

Cleveland Museum of Art
11050 East Boulevard
Free Admission

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Make a free paper lantern in the CMA atrium during Holiday CircleFest and enjoy the museum’s galleries, café, and gift shop.

    Also at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Community Arts Center: throughout November and December, stop by the center for other lantern making festivities, including free art making during Open Studios, Saturdays 1:00-4:00. More details can be found at cma.org/learn/community-arts/community-arts-center

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
$5 Admission Per Person

  • 100 Years of Discovery: A Museum's Past, Present & Future. Through an interactive journey, you’ll experience some of the most awe-inspiring moments in the Museum's history and get a preview of what the future will hold.

Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center
11508 Mayfield Road
Free Admission

  • From 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. explore Cleveland's role in the Underground Railroad at the Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center thanks to Restore Cleveland Hope.

Magnolia Clubhouse
11101 Magnolia Drive
Free Admission

  • Shop for everyone on your list at the Magnolia Clubhouse Shop. Enjoy a declicious homemade scone and cup of hot chocolate!


University Circle Inc. is proud to partner with Downtown Cleveland Alliance to share the joy of the holidays throughout the City. Check out their webpage for fun, festive activities: winterfestcle.com


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