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Cleveland Winterland (WinterFest) 2022

The official start of the holiday season in Cleveland

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WinterLand (also known as WinterFest) is the premier holiday attraction in Cleveland. Held for over 30 years on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the festival features amazing lighting displays, shows and performances, the appearance of Santa and his elves, and beautiful fireworks. Winterland reveals the true magic of Cleveland in the winter!

Many family-friendly attractions are set up in the Christmas village at Public Square in Downtown Cleveland, which resembles a European Christkindlmarkt. The Cleveland Bazaar offers a pop-up holiday shop at the 5th Street Arcades.

Best Winterland holiday experiences include caroling near the festive holiday tree, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, a beer festival, and much more. Most activities start around 4 pm, the festival's opening ceremony starts at 5:30 pm, and fireworks light up the skies at 6 pm. There are also plenty of food trucks with holiday treats and snacks from the best Cleveland food joints. The amazing outdoor ice rink, fire pits, and entertainment in Downtown Cleveland last until the end of February, The festival admission is free to the public.

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