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Holidays in the City – Joyful Holiday Events in Syracuse

Holiday Events in Syracuse

The Joyful Holiday Events in Syracuse.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t miss the joyful holiday events in Syracuse this year. The one-of-a-kind winter celebration will be fun for all ages. Gather the entire family or your group of friends and make holiday memories at Holidays in the City, taking place just outside of our doors at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Picture twinkling holiday lights, real reindeer at city park, street-side carolers, free movies and outdoor ice skating with Santa in Clinton Square. It will feel like you’ve been transported inside the winter wonderland of a Norman Rockwell painting.

The holiday events in Syracuse will include:

Real Reindeer Interaction – Santa’s Reindeer will be making a special appearance in Hanover Square from noon to 4pm on December 16 & 17!

Food and Drink Specials in Downtown – Select restaurants and shops will be offering specials, deals and entertainment.

Holiday Window Walk – Stroll through the city to see all the lights and décor!

Free Movie at the Landmark Theatre – This year’s holiday movie will be How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, on December 17 from 3-6pm at the Landmark.

Smart Santa Experience – Santa will be visiting the Galleries on Salina Street on Dec. 17th from noon-4pm.

Erie Canal Museum Gingerbread Exhibit – Over 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages will be on display. Check out the amazing and edible works from 10am-5pm each day.

OHA Holiday Exhibit – More details to come!

Skating with Santa in Clinton Square – More details to come!

Street-side Carolers – Visit Hanover Square at the following times to listen to some amazing holiday songs by a few local choirs.
Sat. December 16 – 1 p.m. (CBA Choir)
Sat. December 16 – 2 p.m. (Harmonic Collective Choir)
Sun. December 17 – 2 p.m. (The Scarlet Choir)

Santa-Palooza Bar-Crawl – Visit Armory Square from December 16th from 2pm-9pm and hop from bar to bar and partake in the Santa themed bar crawl.

Visit the Holidays in the City website to learn more about each of the holiday events in Syracuse. With so much to see and do, make Syracuse, NY your holiday travel destination this winter. We invite you to plan your overnight stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We are the perfect spot to warm up after a day filled with holiday adventures.

Gather Around & Enjoy Thanksgiving Lunch with us in Syracuse!

Thanksgiving Lunch with us in Syracuse

Join us for our Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse.

Looking for where to dine out for Thanksgiving in Syracuse? Gather your loved ones and join us for our delectable Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse. We’ll be serving all of your Thanksgiving favorites with all the trimmings to help you feel right at home.

Thanksgiving Lunch at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Thursday, November 23, 2017
One seating at 11:30 AM from 2:00 PM
Adults are $42.00. Children 12 and under are $12.00. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Gather with your friends and family around our table in the Persian Terrace and enjoy the following Thanksgiving lunch buffet selections:

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Main St. Farm Fall Harvest Salad
  • Lively Run Goat Cheese & Beet Salad
  • Plainville Roast Turkey
  • Ravine Meritage Braised Short Ribs of Beef
  • Bourbon & Honey Glazed Pit Ham
  • Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Roast Sweet Potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Brussel Sprouts w/ Brown Butter & Pecans
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Mashed Root Vegetables
  • Scalloped Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Cranberry Relish
  • Assorted Pies & Desserts

Children are encouraged to join! We will be offering an Arts and Crafts table, filled with fun holiday activities to keep your little ones engaged and entertained the whole time. Our family-friendly Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse will also feature live music to listen to throughout your lunch.

This year, make the choice to celebrate Thanksgiving without the hassle of cooking and leave the hard work to us. Simply sit back and enjoy our warm and festive atmosphere.

Click this link to purchase your tickets for our Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse. The maximum number of tickets an individual may purchase is 10. If a group requires more than 10 tickets, please contact us directly for assistance.

We hope you will attend our Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse, New York and celebrate the start of the holiday season with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Let us be your Holiday Party Venue in Syracuse.

Holiday Party Venue in Syracuse

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at our Holiday Party Venue in Syracuse.

The holidays are just around the corner and as we get ready to deck our halls, we invite you to celebrate the season with us at our historic hotel in downtown Syracuse. Whether you are looking to host a large, lavish gathering or an intimate social affair, let us be your holiday party venue in downtown Syracuse.

There is no denying that the holiday season is a magical time here in Syracuse. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer a variety of unique, elegant event spaces in Syracuse to help you celebrate the holiday season with good cheer and good friends.

Our event venues at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown include:

Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet
Persian – 4,050 square feet
Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet
Empire Room – 2,940 square feet

We also have a professional event planning staff on-site to help secure all of the important details of your celebration. Our culinary team is also available and can create customized menus to help suit your tastes and budget. Along with holiday parties, we are also exceptionally equipped to host a variety of special events such as:

  • Anniversary party
  • Birthday party
  • Quinceanera
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Baby/Bridal Shower
  • Graduation
  • Reunion
  • Engagement Party

For more information on hosting your holiday party, wedding receptions, bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, or other social events and celebrations, please fill out the Request for Proposal form here. If you would like to contact the Sales Team directly, please call 315-554-3535.

If you will be visiting Syracuse during the holiday season, we would love to be your home away from home for the holidays! Syracuse has an extensive amount of festive events and activities to look forward to and we invite you to book your overnight accommodations with us. We hope to see you this holiday season at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Stay tuned for details regarding our Thanksgiving Lunch, coming to our blog next week.

“Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20s” – Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

New Year's Eve at Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Ring in the New Year in style and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Can you believe that 2018 is right around the corner? We’re not sure where the time went but we are looking forward to ringing in the New Year at our highly anticipated New Year’s Eve party in Syracuse. If you’ll be in our area, we invite you to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. This year’s theme will be “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20’s,” paying homeage to our historic roots and most recent renovation.

Let’s dance the night away and ring in the new year together. The evening will be filled with wonderful live music and entertainment throughout our property! Enjoy the Stan Colella Orchestra in our beautifully restored Lobby, the DeSantis Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom, Atlas Band in the Persian Terrace and the Mere Mortals in the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Along with joyful music, guests can also expect Casino Gaming Tables, Photo Booths and Horse & Carriage Rides.

Your ticket selection reserves your table and seat for dinner in the designated ballroom of your choice. After dining with us, your tickets include access to all entertainment and activities throughout the night.

Our New Year’s Eve hotel package in Syracuse will include Cocktail Hour starting at 7:30pm with a Premium 5 Hour Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, Late Night Snack and a Champagne Toast at Midnight. The event will end at 12:30am.

If you’d like to begin your celebrations a little earlier, we encourage you to join us for pre-event festivities that will take place in the Lobby from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Our pre-event celebrations will include Ballroom Dancing, Social Games, Best Dressed Award and live music.

Please click here to purchase tickets for New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Ticket sales will close on December 30th or sooner if the packages are sold out. *You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.

No need to drive home once the event is over. We welcome you to book a room with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown before we sell out! Visit our website and reserve your room with us today.

The Pumpkin Hollow – Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides & Fun for All in Syracuse.

The Pumpkin Hollow

The Pumpkin Hollow is our top pick for fall fun in Syracuse.

’Tis the season for pumpkin picking, hay rides and fresh homemade apple fritters. If looking for the best places to go pumpkin picking in Syracuse, an afternoon at The Pumpkin Hollow is sure to please. It’s one of our favorite fall attractions in Syracuse, offering something for the whole family to enjoy.

With 30 varieties of pumpkins and gourds, you may need the entire afternoon to truly make the most out of your visit. Be sure to set aside enough time to explore the beloved Syracuse pumpkin patch. Here’s everything The Pumpkin Hollow has to offer:

  • Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and Indian corn.
  • Hot Fresh Apple Fritters.
  • Acres of fun in their expanded corn maze. $3 each or $10 for a family.
  • Hay Ride through the pumpkin patch $2 each.
  • Face Painting
  • Interact with a variety of farm animals! Free (animal food costs extra).
  • Climb and jump through stacks of loose and baled hay.
  • Scoop and build in the Corn Barn.
  • Enjoy a sweet treat in the Ice Cream Shoppe.
  • Wide selection of food, gifts and seasonal decorations in the Pumpkin Gift Barn.

The Pumpkin Hollow is located at 3735 W. Seneca Tnpk. in Syracuse, only a 15 minute drive from our hotel. Once you’ve finished exploring and enjoying your afternoon, come retreat back to our hotel and rest your feet.

We offer two on-site dining options that may just hit the spot after the long day. Eleven Waters and Shaughnessy’s Pub offers delicious entrees, refreshing beverages and delectable desserts to help you end your day.

The Pumpkin Hollow is open daily 10am-6pm from now through October 31st. It’s always a great time to plan your visit! Book your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and celebrate the fall season in New York.