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Holiday CircleFest

Sunday, December 04, 2022 12:00PM —
Sunday, December 04, 2022 7:00PM

Holiday CircleFest

Join Us!

Sunday, December 04, 2022
12:00PM - 7:00PM

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Holiday CircleFest is BACK for the 28th year!

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 (free admission for Holiday CircleFest - 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.
  • 1:00-2:30 p.m. - Visit with Mr. Jingeling at The Rink at Wade Oval. As Keeper of the Keys for Santa, Mr. Jingeling will be passing out 100 keys to his first visitors.
  • 1:00-6:00 p.m. - Watch ice carvers transform solid blocks of ice into works of art at the top of each hour
  • 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
  • 2:00-6:00 p.m. - Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus on RTA’s Holiday Trolley
  • 3:30-6:30 p.m. - Music by Sheela & The Others, playing your favorite hits from the 60s & 70s, plus holiday tunes throughout the day
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Explore fire displays & winter lanterns

University Circle’s museums will welcome guests and offer holiday exhibits, activities, performances, and shopping.

Phoenix Rising

University Circle Inc. is thrilled to partner with Ingenuity Cleveland to bring Phoenix Rising to Wade Oval. First created as part of the Cuyahoga 50 celebration in remembrance of the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire, Phoenix Rising is a testament of hope and rebirth. As the final chapter of Holiday CircleFest closes, Phoenix Rising is the perfect symbol for the rebirth of winter at Wade Oval with new experiences and events coming in 2023.

Emily Appelbaum, John Kasunich, Fire Guys LLC
Additional artist credit includes Tom Stoll, Steve Pitman, and The Ingeneers. Created in partnership with Burning River Foundation at IngenuityLabs with Ingenuity Cleveland.


  • Blasian Fusion
  • Pleasant Picnic
  • He Loves Curves Boutique
  • Positive Vibes by Ty
  • Crafted Condiments
  • Take Flight Empire
  • Drizzle Me Sweet Gourmet Apples
  • Quiet Falls Woodworks
  • Etched & Delivered
  • Glacier Concessions
  • Designs by Sylvia
  • The Bom Parties
  • Light-It-Up
  • Adoration of Colors
  • Olio Montecalvo LLC
  • Catlin Naturals


Photography and/or videos are taken during events for promotional use. Please click here to read our disclaimer.


Please note - traffic will be one-way around the Oval going clockwise around Wade Oval Drive (vehicle traffic flows from CBG heading towards CMNH. East Blvd maintains two way traffic).


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