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Holiday CircleFest Brings Seasonal Cheer to University Circle on Sunday, Dec. 5

Posted November 11, 2021 in Press Releases

University Circle is kicking off the holiday season with the return of Holiday CircleFest on Sunday, Dec. 5. All are invited to share in a day of festive fun on Wade Oval and at organizations around the neighborhood.

Wade Oval will bustle with free outdoor activities from Noon until 7 p.m. A full schedule is below:

  • Noon-7 p.m. – Skate on the fresh ice at The Rink at Wade Oval (tickets must be reserved at universitycircle.org/rink)
  • Noon-7 p.m. – Grab a bite to eat from one of Cleveland’s famous food trucks
  • 1-7 p.m. – Shop for everyone on your list at the outdoor Holiday Market
  • 1-7 p.m. – Enjoy a leisurely ride around Wade Oval in a horse-drawn carriage
  • 1-7 p.m. – Take photos with Santa on RTA’s Holiday Trolley
  • 1-5 p.m. – Listen to live music around Wade Oval
  • 1-6 p.m. – Watch ice carvers transform solid blocks of ice into works of art at the top of each hour

University Circle’s museums, schools, and nonprofit organizations will welcome guests and offer holiday exhibits, activities, performances and shopping. Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland History Center, and Cleveland Museum of Natural History will discount admission to $5 per person during Holiday CircleFest and other participants will offer free admission.

At 5 p.m., guests are invited to gather for a community lantern procession that begins at The Cleveland Museum of Art and winds its way onto Wade Oval.

Throughout the event, a representative from the University Circle Police Department will be on Wade Oval to accept donations for the Cops in the Community Program. The proceeds will be used to purchase hats, gloves, and scarves for local school children.

Attendees will once again have the opportunity to prepay for parking in University Circle’s Ford Road Garage using the Parkmobile app. Parking spots cost $8 and can be reserved up until midnight on Saturday, December 4. Guests will receive a ticket through their Parkmobile app, which can also be printed, to show to the parking garage attendant.

Support for Holiday CircleFest is courtesy of Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Department of Water, Cleveland Department of Water Pollution Control, and RTA.

For more information on Holiday CircleFest, visit universitycircle.org/holiday.

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