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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 Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail is Where You’ll Find Locally Crafted Beverages!

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail Features 13 Breweries, 5 Wineries + More.

Sip On Syracuse

Drink local. If you are looking to enjoy the local drinking scene, Sip On Syracuse features 13 breweries, 5 wineries, 2 distilleries, 8 pubs and a cidery, making it the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy locally crafted adult beverages in Syracuse. No matter your beverage of choice, Sip on Syracuse may have something for you! The Beverage Trail is a great way to spend an afternoon in Syracuse, especially if you are traveling with a group.

From farm breweries to family-owned wineries in Syracuse, Sip on Syracuse supports the local craft movement offering visitors a selection of area beers, wines, spirits and ciders. Here is how the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail works:

1.) Make a beverage purchase at one of the participating locations and receive a passport sticker for that stop.
2.) Collect stickers from 8 locations and you will earn a free Sip On Syracuse koozie.
3.) Show your passport book at either the Visit Syracuse offices at 115 West Fayette St. (weekdays only 9am-5pm) or anytime at Empire Brewery, 120 Walton St., to collect your koozie.

Click here for more information regarding the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail.

If you visit all 27 stops on the Trail, you can mail your completed passport book and contact information to Visit Syracuse, 115 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13204. You will also be entered to win a Free Beverage Tour, to six trail stops for yourself and 11 friends. Drawing will occur this December 2018.

Visit Syracuse has mapped out the various Syracuse wineries and breweries for your convenience! Plan a stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and enjoy the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail during your stay. Browse our Marriott Syracuse Downtown website to view our availability and put Syracuse, NY on your list of places to visit this year.

The Upcoming Holiday Shows in Syracuse.

Holiday Shows in Syracuse

The Beloved Holiday Shows in Syracuse.

Your favorite holiday shows are coming to Syracuse this season, guaranteed to make your days merry and bright. Experience the magic of the holiday shows in Syracuse during your visit this winter.

Syracuse City Ballet presents The Nutcracker on December 2nd & 3rd, 2017 – Whether it’s your first year attending or your a loyal fan of the classic holiday production, each year the holiday show in Syracuse evolves with new additions. A performance for the entire family, The Nutcracker in Syracuse is filled with “fun surprises, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and imaginative choreography,” according to visitsyracuse.com. Learn more about the Syracuse City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters in Syracuse by visiting the website.

Dasher’s Magical Gift on December 9, 2017 at 11 AM. CNY Arts continues its 36-year long tradition of providing an educational and affordable production filled with a talented cast, beautiful ballet and music, doses of humor and the magic of the holiday season.

Symphoria Pops Series: Holiday Wonder on December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm. Don’t miss the holiday spectacle at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater. The holiday show in Syracuse is filled with dancers, chorus members and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin.

Holidays in the City on December 16-17, 2017 – The one-of-a-kind winter experience features real reindeer at a city park, a smart Santa experience, street-side carolers, a Holiday Window Walk, free movie at the Landmark Theatre, outdoor ice skating and more!

Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home away from home this holiday season. Conveniently located near the holiday events in Syracuse, our historic hotel in downtown Syracuse is the perfect place to end your evening. Unwind with a nightcap in our on-site restaurant and bar or rest your head in our cozy accommodations.

Visit our website to learn about our special offers taking place and begin planning your holiday season with us in Syracuse.

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.

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.