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Experience the Magic of Syracuse Winterfest.

Syracuse Winterfest

Syracuse Winterfest Does Wonders for a Central New York Winter.

Itching for a getaway this winter? Syracuse is a wonderful, affordable destination for a romantic couple’s weekend getaway or a family vacation this winter. If looking for places to visit in the new year, we invite you to put the Marriott Syracuse Downtown on your 2018 travel bucket list. With plenty of things to do this winter in Central New York, we are always happy to share our favorite events with our guests, especially first-time visitors to Syracuse. One of our top recommendations is visiting the Syracuse Winterfest. The beloved event draws quite a crowd and is perfect for both the young and the young at heart. Pack your bags and come experience the magic of Syracuse Winterfest this year.

Save the Date for Syracuse Winterfest
February 15 – 25, 2018

Syracuse Winterfest promises 12 days of fun, with plenty to do for the entire family. No matter your age, the winter events in Syracuse is a must-see for anyone traveling to our area this February. In fact, more than 100,000 people attending dozens of indoor and outdoor events and abundance of winter activities in Syracuse.

Did you know that the second largest audience in Central New York is drawn by Syracuse Winterfest?

The events at Syracuse Winterfest 2018 include:

  • Miss Winterfest
  • Hungry Hour
  • Ice Block Party
  • Fireworks
  • Winterfest Express
  • Human Sled Dog Race at Clinton Square
  • Ice Carving
  • Culinary Cruise
  • Chili Cook-Off at Clinton Square
  • Chowder Cook-Off at Clinton Square
  • Wing Walk
    Plus so much more!

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is conveniently located near all of the events, making us a great choice for your overnight stay here in Syracuse. Browse our current hotel packages before reserving your room this winter. We offer spacious accommodations at an affordable price.

Come experience winter in Syracuse, NY. With so much to do, you’ll never get bored!

Wishing you a Happy New Year – Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Syracuse NY

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY!

“Say hello to the new and goodbye to the old.” Wishing you and yours a very blessed New Year from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Looking for ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY? Our annual “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20s” NYE party in downtown Syracuse is the perfect way to ring in 2018.

If you will be traveling to Syracuse for New Year’s Eve, we invite you to celebrate 2018 with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. This year’s theme is “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20’s,” paying homage to our historic roots.

While you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY, there will be plenty of exciting live music and entertainment to enjoy 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 live music, you can also expect Casino Gaming Tables, Photo Booths and Horse & Carriage Rides, making our New Year’s Eve event in Syracuse a must this New Year’s Eve.

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. 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.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe New Year’s Eve! We hope to see you at our “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20s” NYE party.

Happy Holidays! Celebrate at Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.

Wishing you a season of gladness and a season of good cheer. Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. If you’ll be traveling to Central New York this winter, we invite you to make us your home away from home this holiday season. We would be honored to have you as our guests!

If you will be making us your home for the holidays and looking for holiday events in Central New York, you won’t want to miss your last chance to experience Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, just 30 minutes from our hotel.

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles is the perfect holiday event near Syracuse, NY offering something for the entire family. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way! Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Guests can also enjoy a variety of holiday festivities in Skaneateles, which include horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, interactive street theater, roasted chesnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, plus so much more for the whole family to enjoy! Visitors can also enjoy live music, unique shopping and wonderful dining options while in Skaneateles, guaranteeing a fun-filled afternoon.

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, as well as Christmas Eve, December 24, from noon – 2:30 pm.

Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home for the holidays and indulge in our wonderful amenities, on-site dining, and spacious, well-appointed guest rooms. We also invite you to browse our special offers page so you can enjoy great savings this holiday season. Click here to browse our current hotel deals this winter.

Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season!

Enjoy our New Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Jazz at the Cavalier – Our New Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Join us on Wednesday nights for enjoyable, exciting evenings in our Cavalier Room at our Historic Hotel Syracuse. “Jazz at the Cavalier,” our new jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown features the smooth sounds of jazz in our cozy Cavalier Room, the perfect evening out for our guests and downtown residents alike.

We are pleased to partner with CNY Jazz Central to bring to life “Jazz at the Cavalier,” which will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Twenty eight events are scheduled, featuring Upstate New York’s finest resident jazz and cabaret vocalists with grand piano accompaniment.

Experience an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy surroundings of our Cavalier Room as you listen to the finest cabaret voices. There’s a new show every week! “Jazz at the Cavalier” is the perfect event in downtown Syracuse to help get you through the rest of the work week. Stop by and join us for our next jazz series on Wednesday, December 13 featuring Julie Falatico. The full schedule may be found at

Among the lineup of artists are Nancy Kelly, Ronnie Leigh, Moe Harrington, Andrea Miceli, Danielle Patrice, Scott Dennis, Just Joe, Rochester’s Jon Seiger and Ithaca-based Sally Ramirez, supported by pianists Rick Montalbano, Dick Ford, Dave Solazzo, Jimmy Cox and others.

Our Jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is free of charge and holders of CNY Jazz Club cards can enjoy a very special discount, which includes 10% off food and drink. If you’ll be in our area, come stop by our Cavalier Room and listen to the smooth sounds of jazz for a truly memorable evening out in downtown Syracuse.

We hope you’ll be joining us for our new jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Syracuse!

Thanksgiving in Syracuse

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Syracuse.

Warmest wishes for a plentiful Thanksgiving!

Wherever you may be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, we hope you and yours enjoy a very relaxing and memorable day. If you’ll be in the Syracuse area, we invite you to gather around our table and celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Syracuse. We are hosting a very special Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse.

Enjoy all of your Thanksgiving favorites at our Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our lunch will take place in our Persian Terrace at 11:30 AM. Adults are $42.00. Children 12 and under are $12.00. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Visit our previous blog post, “Gather Around & Enjoy Thanksgiving Lunch with us in Syracuse,” to learn more about our Thanksgiving feast.

The City of Syracuse will host its annual “Home for the Holidays” celebration the day after Thanksgiving Day on Friday, November 24, 2017. The event will feature the beloved Clinton Square tree lighting ceremony, with entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the tree being lit at 7:00 p.m.

Ice Skating in Clinton Square will be permitted all day, weather permitting, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The rink will open again shortly following the ceremony.

If you’ll be staying with us for the holiday season, sit back and make yourself right at home. We are conveniently located near all of the very best holiday events in Syracuse so you’ll never run out of things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Syracuse.

If looking for places to shop on Black Friday in Syracuse, we are located just minutes away from the Destiny USA shopping center. Destiny USA is New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

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 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.