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Experience the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival

If you’re wondering what’s happening in Syracuse this summer, look no further than the New York Chinese Lantern Festival.

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What’s Happening in Syracuse at the New York Chinese Lantern Festival?

Plan a relaxing yet interesting night out with your loved ones, family, or just by yourself this summer where you’ll experience Chinese culture through lights, music, and more.

The Chinese Lantern Festival takes place at dusk so you can stroll along a brilliant lantern-lit path through the state fairgrounds. Watch vendors as they work their craft, which festival patrons may purchase. The event also features two 30-minute sets of live music showcasing Chinese culture, and you won’t go hungry because food and beverages will be available.

The New York State Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 takes place from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the New York State Fair Grounds in Geddes. The event runs from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, July 1st. Kids are welcome at this event. Admission is free for children under five.

Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse

If you’re thinking about attending the festival, why not make a night or weekend out of it? Consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our hotel is in the heart of historic downtown Syracuse and we’re not far from the festival in Geddes. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer luxurious accommodations and amenities including a fitness center.

Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse

There are plenty of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in and around Syracuse!

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Interesting Activities on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse

Celebrate Memorial Day in Syracuse at the Memorial Watchfire 2018. This annual event is rain or shine and stems from the military tradition that after a battle, a large fire would be started to help guide those missing or lost back to their comrades. The Watchfire is a way to continue that tradition and also honor those who have served our country. The lighting of the pyre begins at dusk, but it is recommended that you get there early to get good seats and also have the chance to enjoy the many on-site food and drink vendors.

Another celebration taking place over the weekend is the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. The festival runs from 5:30 PM to 11 PM and will highlight Chinese culture through food, music, live performances, artisan crafts, and elegant lanterns.

Tree Frogs and Peepers is an exciting event for young folks and the young at heart. Head to the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus for a nighttime hike to the pond. Bring a flashlight to look for the spring tree frogs and peepers. The rainy nighttime weather in late May is perfect for this activity.

Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse

If you’re planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse, consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The historic downtown area is the perfect place to spend your relaxing Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer spacious rooms with fine furniture and many amenities to make the most of your stay.

Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse

Treat Mom to the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse!

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Enjoy a Decadent Brunch in the Grand Ballroom

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown would like to welcome all those who wish to celebrate the special woman in their lives to the hotel for brunch. Your mother, grandmother, aunt, or motherly figure will be delighted to enjoy a beautiful visit to the Grand Ballroom which features spectacular views of the area along with an extravagant spread in a grandiose setting.

Mom is sure to love the sheer number of available options. Brunch will include a number of delicious displays including artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and breakfast pastries as well as a carving station, grilled cheese station, seafood options, and specialties like bouillabaisse and truffle and cheddar mac n’ cheese. There is also a mouth-watering number of desserts like banana bread pudding with espresso syrup and strawberry shortcake made fresh to order.

Plan a Trip to Downtown Syracuse for Mother’s Day

We are currently taking reservations for brunch on Sunday, May 13. There will be two available seatings, one at 10:00 a.m and one at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $49 for adults and $19 for children under 12. Children 5 and under are free, and tickets are non-refundable.

Make the most of the celebration and book a stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our historic hotel with a modern twist is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion or just enjoy some time away from home. We offer several packages to help make the most of your stay.

Upcoming Events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater

From jazz and comedy to dancing, the Syracuse Landmark Theater has options when it comes to what’s happening in Syracuse.

Visit Downtown Syracuse for Dinner and Enjoy the Theater for Dessert

It’s so convenient to grab a delicious bite at one of the many restaurants near the theater before heading over to one of their exciting shows. Laugh with comedian Jim Gaffigan on May 4th or author David Sedaris on April 12th, or rock out with Alice in Chains April 30th.

Other upcoming events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater include STOMP taking place April 17th-18th and Dirty Dancing with several dates in May.

STOMP is an eight-member percussion troupe using brooms, lighters, garbage cans and more to fill the theater with foot-stompin’ sound. Dirty Dancing features captivating dancing and spirited music based on the movie.

Gov’t Mule, appearing April 20th, is a band playing an eclectic sound of blues, jazz, soul, and country that’s garnered them fans across the world.

Stay Close to Make the Most of the Theater

A five-minute walk takes you to all the events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater when you stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

The Marriott Syracuse offers convenience to all the food and fun the downtown area has to offer. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect restaurant to round out your evening at the theater and we even offer shuttle service if you’re feeling weary if the weather’s bad.

If you’re ready to take advantage of the Landmark Theater, book a room with us and take your experience to the next level.

It’s Syracuse Graduation Time!

What’s Syracuse Graduation Like?

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It’s that time of year again, and Syracuse University is sending off its next batch of the best and brightest with a commencement ceremony that’s sure to touch hearts and minds.

Syracuse University Graduation is not just a moment—it’s an entire weekend. Different schools and colleges within the University host special convocations on the day prior to commencement to celebrate their achievements.

There’s excitement everywhere, as each school hosts events in different areas of campus. Tickets aren’t necessary for either event and there are ample facilities for guests with mobility limitations.

Be warned, though—downtown Syracuse is extremely busy this weekend, so be prepared for delays at local eateries and on roadways. Given the sheer number of visitors during this time, the best way to enjoy a relaxing Syracuse graduation weekend is to stay close to the University.

Stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for a Stress-Free Graduation Experience

Commencement is fun but stressful. Take some of the anxiety out of the weekend by staying at the Marriott right here in Downtown Syracuse, only four minutes from the University.

A historic hotel with award-winning accommodations, our opulent surroundings will have you charmed from the moment you step inside. We’ve got two on-site restaurants to make finding delicious food easy, and of course, there’s room service if you’re feeling weary by the end of the day.

With lodging that provides every amenity you could need, you can simply relax and enjoy the moment.

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.