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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.