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“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.

Freddy Fest at Palace Theater in Syracuse.

Freddy Fest at Palace Theater in Syracuse

Freddy Fest at Palace Theater pays tribute to iconic ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Franchise.

Oh, what a frightfully fun way to spend a fall evening in Syracuse. For many, the crisp fall evenings are best spent curled up watching a spooky film. If you fall into that category, Freddy Fest at Palace Theater is exactly what you have been looking for!

Horror fans and movie buffs alike will love the all-day event, Freddy Fest, at Palace Theater on Saturday, October 14. The film festival in Syracuse is dedicated to the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise and all films from the franchise will be shown on original 35 mm film, with a few exceptions. The movie marathon will not include “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” or the 2010 remake of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street.’

The Freddy Fest line-up at Palace Theater includes:

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 : Freddy’s Revenge
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 : Dream Warriors
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 : The Dream Master
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 5 : The Dream Child
  • Freddy’s Dead : The Final Nightmare (with 3D sequence)
  • Freddy Vs. Jason

Special guests for the Syracuse event include Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Clu Gluager and director Jack Sholder with a discussion and panel about the film. For ticket information and pricing for the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ screening at Palace Theater, click here. Only those 18 or older will be admitted. Doors open at 11 a.m.

After the marathon, join us for dinner and drinks at Eleven Waters and Shaughnessy’s Pub to discuss the films in further detail. We also invite you to stay the night. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is conveniently located just minutes from the Palace Theater. Turn your day at the movies into a mini getaway and book one of our historic rooms after the iconic film festival.

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours – Unique Way to Tour Downtown Syracuse!

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Embark on a food adventure with Sampling Syracuse Food Tours.

What better way to spend the afternoon than sampling delicious food from the diverse restaurants located around Syracuse? The Sampling Syracuse Food Tours offers guided walking tours around our city allowing visitors to enjoy a delicious and educational afternoon in Syracuse.

The Sampling Syracuse Food Tours are perfect for foodies and adventure-seekers alike, offering a Downtown Food Tour to please every palette.

Discover Downtown Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Downtown Syracuse
Tours occur Saturdays at 12:00pm

This one of a kind culinary adventure takes visitors on a journey through Downtown Syracuse while allowing you to indulge in some of Syracuse’s tastiest treats. The 3-hour walking tour provides a unique way to tour the award-winning Syracuse restaurants, as well as the cultural and historic landmarks.

The fascinating history of Downtown Syracuse mixed with the vibrant food scene is the perfect ingredient for a fun and educational day. Whether you are a first time visitor or a local native, the Sampling Syracuse Food Tours are perfect for any one looking for things to do while in our area. Bring a group or embark on a solo adventure, either way you’ll have a great time.

You will cover two miles, walking at a moderate pace, so be sure to pack your sneakers! The participating Syracuse restaurants include:

  • Pastabilities
  • Modern Malt Bakeshop
  • Freedom of Espresso
  • Kitty Hoynes
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Why head home after the tour is complete? Head to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and rest your feet in our cozy and spacious accommodations in downtown Syracuse. We offer a variety of hotel packages to ensure your stay is the best it can be! Visit our website and begin planning your fall getaway to Syracuse today. With plenty to discover, you’ll never run out of things to do!


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.

Dino Babers’ Radio Show will air live from Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub

Dino Babers’ Radio Show

Catch the Dino Babers’ Radio Show live!

Dino Babers’ Radio Show will now be held in our newly-opened Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Show will be hosted by Matt Park, Voice of the Orange/Cuse TV Host along with Coach Dino Babers.

During show breaks, guests can enjoy raffles, trivia, and prizes held by Michael John Heagerty, our Food & Beverage Marketing Manager and official MC during breaks.

Radio Show Dates & Times:
Wednesday, 8/30/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 9/7/17  from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 9/14/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 10/5/17 from  7:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, 10/11/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 11/9/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 11/23/17 from  7:00pm-8:00pm

As the official hotel of Syracuse University Athletics, we welcome all Syracuse Orange fans to join us for our free tailgating party held prior to each SU football home game. The fun will start three hours prior to kickoff! We will be closing off One block of Warren Street (between Harrison and Madison) during the party for live music, games, food trucks and an outdoor bar.

Eleven Waters and Shaughnessy’s Pub will have an outdoor bar and food service and several local food trucks will also be onsite to help you fuel up before the game. Local musicians, including several area high school marching bands, will provide entertainment each week. ESPN will broadcast its pregame show, featuring Brent Axe, live from Shaughnessy’s Pub during the party. It’s going to be great fun for all fans!

Fans and party guests who park in our hotel garage can also enjoy a free roundtrip shuttle bus transportation to the Carrier Dome. Shuttle service for other guests will be $5.

Tailgate Dates & Times

Game Date / Tailgate Party  Time   /  Game Opponent

Fri 9/1/17        4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Central Connecticut St

Sat 9/9/17        12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Middle Tennesee

Sat 9/16/17      12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Central Michigan

Sat 10/7/17      **Game time TBA**   Pittsburgh

Fri 10/13/17    4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.   Clemson

Sat 11/11/17    **Game time TBA**   Wake Forest

Sat 11/25/17    **Game time TBA** Boston College

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown staff wishes good luck to Syracuse Orange this 2017 football season. Go Orange!

Recognizing 35 Years of Syracuse Jazz Fest!

Syracuse Jazz Fest

Onondaga Historical Association Recognizes 35 Years of Syracuse Jazz Fest.

All that jazz! Take a journey through 35 years of the history of Syracuse Jazz Fest. The Onondaga Historical Association is offering a visual exhibit located on the second floor’s west gallery at the OHA Museum located just minutes away from us in downtown Syracuse. It’s a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, especially for music lovers visiting with us this summer and fall. The exhibit is free and will run through October 3, 2017.

What does the OHA Museum showcase? Visitors can view highlights of the Syracuse Jazz Fest, from the different venues, to music industry superstars and jazz legends, as well as homegrown musical talent. With a variety of musical tastes that exist in the Central New York area, Syracuse Jazz Fest has touched almost all of them.

Take a walk down memory lane! Just a few of the many wonderful things that you will be able to view include Dizzy Gillespie’s bulging cheeks while playing trumpet, Jean Luc Ponty’s electrifying violin, B.B. King’s guitar Lucille, Buckwheat Zydeco’s accordion, Wynton Marsalis’ big band style orchestra, or Kenny G’s saxophone; or maybe singing to the songs of Aretha Franklin, the Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Natalie Cole, or Smokey Robinson.

With help from Jazz Fest founder and Executive Director, Frank Malfitano, the Syracuse Jazz Fest visual exhibit is a must-see attraction while in town. The OHA Museum is located at 321 Montgomery Street in
Syracuse, NY.

We invite you to plan your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, located just minutes from the Syracuse attraction. Visit our website to learn more and reserve your stay with us today. We offer a variety of hotel deals to help make your stay the best it can be. Browse our hotel packages today and turn your day trip into a weekend getaway.