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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.

Syracuse University Football Season & Family Weekend

Syracuse University Football Season

It’s almost time for Syracuse University Football Season & Family Weekend!

As summer is coming to an end and students are heading back to the classrooms, many may be sad for the change in seasons. Yet, for many of us here in Syracuse, we are looking forward to all of the exciting things that autumn brings. The cooler temperature means the beginning of the 2017 Syracuse University football season. Whether on the field or cheering on the sidelines, Carrier Dome is an exciting place to be for fans and players alike.

The Syracuse University Football Season is as follows:

Friday, September 1, 2017 7pm Central Connecticut State Carrier Dome
Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:30pm Middle Tennessee Carrier Dome
Saturday, September16, 2017 3:30pm Central Michigan Carrier Dome
Saturday, September 23, 2017 TBA at LSU Baton Rouge, LA
Saturday, September 30, 2017 TBA at NC State, NC
Saturday, October 7, 2017 TBA Pittsburgh Homecoming/Orange Central Carrier Dome
Friday, October 13, 2017 7pm Clemson Carrier Dome Family Weekend
Saturday, October 21, 2017 TBA at Miami Miami Gardens, FL
Saturday, November 4, 2017 TBA at Florida State Tallahassee, FL
Saturday, November 11, 2017 TBA Wake Forest Military Appreciation Day Carrier Dome
Saturday, November 18, 2017 TBA at Louisville Louisville, KY
Saturday, November 25, 2017 TBA Boston College

We are the official hotel of Syracuse University Athletics and we welcome all Syracuse Orange fans to join us for our free tailgating party held prior to each SU football home game. Follow this link to learn more about our Syracuse Football Tailgate Block Parties.

Fall is also the time for students to reunite and show off their campus life with loved ones and friends. Syracuse University Family Weekend will take place on Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15.

If you are planning to attend the Syracuse University Family Weekend and looking for hotels near Syracuse University, we welcome you to kick up your feet and rest your head in our cozy accommodations just minutes away!

Whether coming to cheer on Syracuse Orange this fall or visiting your student for Syracuse University Family Weekend, we hope you’ll choose us as your home-away-from-home. Visit our website to check our availability for the dates of your stay.

Great New York State Fair Syracuse brings Concerts, Taste NY and more!

Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts

The 2017 Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts and Events.

Delicious food, captivating entertainment and great fun for all ages, just a few words that may come to mind when describing the beloved Great New York State Fair. The highly-anticipated fair is loved by locals and tourists alike and the perfect way to end the summer season here in Syracuse. More than one million people come out to experience the 13-day event, this year marking the 177th edition. What can you expect from the nearly two-week long attraction? The Great New York State Fair Syracuse will bring concerts from dozens of big-name entertainers, events and scores of exciting midway rides! Plan your stay with us today, as you won’t want to miss it.

The Great New York State Fair will return to the New York State Fairgrounds on August 23 – September 4, 2017. Whether you are a return visitor or a first timer, it is known that no two visits to the Great New York State Fair are exactly alike.

If you are coming for the music, you won’t be disappointed. The Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts include performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, Daya, Bret Michaels, Kansas, Post Malone and more! Click here to check out the exciting line-up for the Great New York State Fair.

Even with the exciting musical performances to look forward to and the thrilling rides to experience, the number one reason people come to the Great New York State Fair is for the food! During Taste NY, companies will be selling and offering samples of their local products. With such great food, exciting musical line-ups and unique spectacular rides and attractions from North America’s premier carnival company, Wade Shows, you can see why everyone loves the Great New York State Fair.

We invite you to plan your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, conveniently located near the great event and offering spacious, affordable accommodations to ensure the ultimate home-away-from-home experience.

The Parade Ends Here: St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Get out your green garb – it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse and this year, the parade ends here!

St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Syracuse is always ready for a party! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events in the area and this year, you can keep the fun going with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States.

Events leading up to the parade include charitable fundraising for the St. Patrick’s Hunger Project: 2017 Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run takes place March 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Shamrock Run is a four-mile run through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood the weekend before the parade.

Friday, March 10th will begin the weekend festivities when parade organizers paint the green stripe indicating the parade route at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday March 11 the Parade will take place at noon from Clinton Square and follows the route south along Salina Street.

Come Celebrate with at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party
The St. Patrick’s celebration will continue after the parade in our Lobby and Finger Lakes Ballroom. Join us for food, drinks, live music and Irish step dancing! This is a family friendly event and admission is $10 admission for adults.

The High Kings The High Kings Concert
In the evening, The Dublin based High Kings will be performing in our Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for General Admission. There will be food and drink concessions available. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. To purchase tickets, click here.

Stay Overnight at our historic hotel with our party packages

Friday Night Package (3/10) – starting at $199
Overnight accommodations for the night before the big parade day!

The High Kings Package (3/11) – from $309-$329
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, two general admission tickets to attend The High Kings concert in the Grand Ballroom and bonus entry for two into Finger Lakes Ballroom for the post-parade party!

Parade Party Package (3/11) – from $259-$279
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, Two wristbands for the afternoon Post-Parade Party in Finger Lakes.

The Hotel Syracuse was a major part of the St. Patrick’s Day event in Syracuse some time ago and it is so exciting that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown now continues the tradition with fun, updated twists! To reserve for any of the parties, events or overnight accommodations, visit our website or call 315-474-2424.