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 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.
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.
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 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.
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:
- 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!