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Experience the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival

If you’re wondering what’s happening in Syracuse this summer, look no further than the New York Chinese Lantern Festival. What’s Happening in Syracuse at the New York Chinese Lantern Festival? Plan a relaxing yet interesting night out with your loved ones, family, or just by yourself this summer where you’ll experience Chinese culture through lights, music, and more. The Chinese Lantern Festival takes place at dusk so you can stroll along a brilliant lantern-lit path through the state fairgrounds. Watch vendors as they work their craft, which festival patrons may purchase. The event also features two 30-minute sets of live music showcasing Chinese culture, and you won’t go hungry because food and beverages will be available. The New York State Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 takes place from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the New York State Fair Grounds in Geddes. The event runs from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, July 1st. Kids are welcome at this event. Admission is free for children under five. Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse If you’re thinking about attending the festival, why not make a night or weekend out of it? Consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our hotel is in the heart of historic downtown Syracuse and we’re not far from the festival in Geddes. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer luxurious accommodations and amenities including a fitness...

Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse

There are plenty of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in and around Syracuse! Interesting Activities on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse Celebrate Memorial Day in Syracuse at the Memorial Watchfire 2018. This annual event is rain or shine and stems from the military tradition that after a battle, a large fire would be started to help guide those missing or lost back to their comrades. The Watchfire is a way to continue that tradition and also honor those who have served our country. The lighting of the pyre begins at dusk, but it is recommended that you get there early to get good seats and also have the chance to enjoy the many on-site food and drink vendors. Another celebration taking place over the weekend is the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival. The festival runs from 5:30 PM to 11 PM and will highlight Chinese culture through food, music, live performances, artisan crafts, and elegant lanterns. Tree Frogs and Peepers is an exciting event for young folks and the young at heart. Head to the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus for a nighttime hike to the pond. Bring a flashlight to look for the spring tree frogs and peepers. The rainy nighttime weather in late May is perfect for this activity. Plan Your Trip to Downtown Syracuse If you’re planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Syracuse, consider staying with us at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The historic downtown area is the perfect place to spend your relaxing Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in Syracuse. At Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer spacious rooms with fine furniture and many...

Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse

Treat Mom to the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse! Enjoy a Decadent Brunch in the Grand Ballroom The Marriott Syracuse Downtown would like to welcome all those who wish to celebrate the special woman in their lives to the hotel for brunch. Your mother, grandmother, aunt, or motherly figure will be delighted to enjoy a beautiful visit to the Grand Ballroom which features spectacular views of the area along with an extravagant spread in a grandiose setting. Mom is sure to love the sheer number of available options. Brunch will include a number of delicious displays including artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and breakfast pastries as well as a carving station, grilled cheese station, seafood options, and specialties like bouillabaisse and truffle and cheddar mac n’ cheese. There is also a mouth-watering number of desserts like banana bread pudding with espresso syrup and strawberry shortcake made fresh to order. Plan a Trip to Downtown Syracuse for Mother’s Day We are currently taking reservations for brunch on Sunday, May 13. There will be two available seatings, one at 10:00 a.m and one at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $49 for adults and $19 for children under 12. Children 5 and under are free, and tickets are non-refundable. Make the most of the celebration and book a stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our historic hotel with a modern twist is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion or just enjoy some time away from home. We offer several packages to help make the most of your...

Upcoming Events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater

From jazz and comedy to dancing, the Syracuse Landmark Theater has options when it comes to what’s happening in Syracuse. Visit Downtown Syracuse for Dinner and Enjoy the Theater for Dessert It’s so convenient to grab a delicious bite at one of the many restaurants near the theater before heading over to one of their exciting shows. Laugh with comedian Jim Gaffigan on May 4th or author David Sedaris on April 12th, or rock out with Alice in Chains April 30th. Other upcoming events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater include STOMP taking place April 17th-18th and Dirty Dancing with several dates in May. STOMP is an eight-member percussion troupe using brooms, lighters, garbage cans and more to fill the theater with foot-stompin’ sound. Dirty Dancing features captivating dancing and spirited music based on the movie. Gov’t Mule, appearing April 20th, is a band playing an eclectic sound of blues, jazz, soul, and country that’s garnered them fans across the world. Stay Close to Make the Most of the Theater A five-minute walk takes you to all the events at the Syracuse Landmark Theater when you stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Marriott Syracuse offers convenience to all the food and fun the downtown area has to offer. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect restaurant to round out your evening at the theater and we even offer shuttle service if you’re feeling weary if the weather’s bad. If you’re ready to take advantage of the Landmark Theater, book a room with us and take your experience to the next...

It’s Syracuse Graduation Time!

What’s Syracuse Graduation Like? It’s that time of year again, and Syracuse University is sending off its next batch of the best and brightest with a commencement ceremony that’s sure to touch hearts and minds. Syracuse University Graduation is not just a moment—it’s an entire weekend. Different schools and colleges within the University host special convocations on the day prior to commencement to celebrate their achievements. There’s excitement everywhere, as each school hosts events in different areas of campus. Tickets aren’t necessary for either event and there are ample facilities for guests with mobility limitations. Be warned, though—downtown Syracuse is extremely busy this weekend, so be prepared for delays at local eateries and on roadways. Given the sheer number of visitors during this time, the best way to enjoy a relaxing Syracuse graduation weekend is to stay close to the University. Stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for a Stress-Free Graduation Experience Commencement is fun but stressful. Take some of the anxiety out of the weekend by staying at the Marriott right here in Downtown Syracuse, only four minutes from the University. A historic hotel with award-winning accommodations, our opulent surroundings will have you charmed from the moment you step inside. We’ve got two on-site restaurants to make finding delicious food easy, and of course, there’s room service if you’re feeling weary by the end of the day. With lodging that provides every amenity you could need, you can simply relax and enjoy the...

Our Flexible Meeting Space in Syracuse is the Perfect Choice for your Next Event.

Looking for Meeting Space in Syracuse? Look No Further than the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have over 41,000 square feet of flexible event space just waiting for you at our historic property in downtown Syracuse. Whether looking to host an intimate meeting or a conference, our dedicated meeting planners in Syracuse are committed to working with you to create a flawless event from start to finish. Take a closer look at our meeting space in Syracuse. Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian Terrace – 4,050 square feet Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet http://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/meeting/http://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/meeting/ Our well-equipped meeting space in Syracuse provides all of our meeting attendees with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in all of our meeting rooms. For any last-minute preparations, feel free to take full advantage of our on-site business center which includes: Copying Faxing Complimentary wired and wireless internet access Our culinary team is available on-site to prepare and serve meals and/or snacks for your group. Depending on your preferences, we can also arrange for multiple meals and snack breaks if you are planning to host a long meeting. Click here to view our banquet menus, which offer a great variety of choices. When you’re in need of meeting space in Syracuse, the AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the perfect place to host your next business meeting in Syracuse. With our variety of flexible spaces including our IACC Conference Center, on-site catering team and skilled meeting planners available, there is no better option. Begin the first steps in the planning process! If you would like more information on...

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail is Where You’ll Find Locally Crafted Beverages!

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail Features 13 Breweries, 5 Wineries + More. Drink local. If you are looking to enjoy the local drinking scene, Sip On Syracuse features 13 breweries, 5 wineries, 2 distilleries, 8 pubs and a cidery, making it the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy locally crafted adult beverages in Syracuse. No matter your beverage of choice, Sip on Syracuse may have something for you! The Beverage Trail is a great way to spend an afternoon in Syracuse, especially if you are traveling with a group. From farm breweries to family-owned wineries in Syracuse, Sip on Syracuse supports the local craft movement offering visitors a selection of area beers, wines, spirits and ciders. Here is how the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail works: 1.) Make a beverage purchase at one of the participating locations and receive a passport sticker for that stop. 2.) Collect stickers from 8 locations and you will earn a free Sip On Syracuse koozie. 3.) Show your passport book at either the Visit Syracuse offices at 115 West Fayette St. (weekdays only 9am-5pm) or anytime at Empire Brewery, 120 Walton St., to collect your koozie. Click here for more information regarding the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail. If you visit all 27 stops on the Trail, you can mail your completed passport book and contact information to Visit Syracuse, 115 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13204. You will also be entered to win a Free Beverage Tour, to six trail stops for yourself and 11 friends. Drawing will occur this December 2018. Visit Syracuse has mapped out the various Syracuse wineries...

Biggest Trends for Spring Wedding 2018.

Biggest Trends for Spring Wedding 2018 to Know Today! With your wedding just around the corner, there may still feel like there’s so much to do. If looking for last-minute advice, the experts are sharing the biggest trends for spring wedding 2018 for you to know before your big day. Take a peek at the spring wedding tips below and get inspired before your special wedding day. Pinterest has spoken and Pure Wow is sharing the rising spring wedding trends for 2018, which includes: Wedding Cake Trends for 2018 – Is fig the next Instagram-worthy fruit? We’re not sure but figs are known to be photogenic and sensual which is why more brides and grooms are choosing to decode their wedding cake with fig. Groom Trends for 2018 – It appears that today’s men are opting for a more casual, fuss-free attire. Grooms and groomsmen are skipping the tie and unbuttoning the top button to give off a more carefree vibe. Bridal Trends for 2018 – For the ladies, brides are choosing a more romantic and casual updo. Even though it still requires a lot of prep work, the messy undo is becoming more and more popular. Wedding Centerpiece Trends for 2018 – Potted plants are popping up as spring wedding centerpieces for 2018, giving off a fresh and spring vibe to each table. Nothing says spring more than fresh flowers and potted plants. Spring is in the air! If looking for last-minute wedding decor ideas, check out the 10 Biggest Wedding Trends for Spring 2018. If recently engaged and looking for unique wedding venues in Syracuse, we invite...

Join us for our Easter Brunch in Syracuse NY!

Celebrate at our Kid-Friendly Easter Brunch in Syracuse NY. Gather the family and join us for our Easter brunch in downtown Syracuse, NY. Our delicious, versatile buffet offers something for the whole family ranging from traditional breakfast options to exceptional seafood cuisine. We hope to see you and your family at this year’s Easter brunch in Syracuse NY on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 11:30am– 4:00pm. Easter Brunch at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Sunday, April 1, 2018 We will have two seatings. One will be at 11:30AM and the later will be at 2:30PM. Adult tickets are $42.00 each, and children’s tickets (ages 5-12) are $19.00 each. Children 5 and under are free. Click here to purchase your tickets today The family-friendly Easter event in Syracuse will also feature an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones. Don’t forget to bring your camera, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos, too. For more details regarding our Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt in Syracuse NY, please click here. Please see our buffet selections listed below: Peppered Maple Bacon and Sausage Patties Corned Beef Hash Eggs and Omelets Deep Dish Apple and Cranberry Tart Belgian Waffles Loaded Home Fries Smoked Salmon Shrimp Display Crabcakes, Oysters and Clams Shrimp ‘n’ Grits Low Country Gumbo Banana Bread Pudding Caprese Salad Classic Caesar Salad Mixed Green Salad Marinated Vegetables Slow Roasted Prime Rib Glazed Ham Selection of Cheeses, Fruits, Yogurts, and Pastries Assorted Desserts Kids Meals Upon Request Please email marriottsyracusedowntown@marriott.com or call (315) 474-2424 with any questions or concerns. If visiting from out of town and looking for Syracuse hotels for...

Host Your Event at our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse.

Learn About our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse. “Combining traditional grandeur with a modern sense of style,” the Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers over 41,000 square feet of conference and event space to accommodate your next meeting or formal business event. If you are searching for meeting or event venues in Syracuse NY, we invite you to take a tour of our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse. Marketing and Sales Director at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Scott Becque, was recently interviewed on Bridge Street TV to share what exactly sets our event space in Syracuse NY apart from the rest. Click here to watch the recent interview on News Channel 9 Bridge Street TV. Did you know that the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) has very high standards as to what conference areas are certified? Here are the requirements necessary to be IACC certified: Venues must have solid walls, state of the art audio and visuals, ergonomic chairs and dedicated business and refreshment areas. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we are proud to offer our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse. Our center features three ballrooms, eight conference centers and 20 breakout rooms. Furthermore, it is equipped with computers, displays and other modern technology to enhance productivity. If you are in our area and searching for the best places to host your next meeting or corporate event, we invite you to tour our facilities at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. To reserve your space or to request more information on our newly renovated conference center, please visit our meeting page on our Marriott Syracuse Downtown website. Our event planners are ready to make your next business...