Cleveland's Winterfest 2012! | Community Spirit
CLEVELAND, OH - Celebrate Cleveland's Winterfest presented by Huntington Bank on November 24th, 1:00pm-7:00pm!
We invite Cleveland to "create nostalgia for now" at Winterfest 2012 in Downtown Cleveland. Winterfest is the all-day street festival and celebration that kicks off the holiday season in Cleveland. Starting at 1:00PM on Saturday November 24, families will enjoy free entertainment and activities all day long on Public Square.
The lighting of Public Square and the Holiday Tree has an exciting addition this year. As part of GE's 100 Year Anniversary at Nela Park, GE employees and students of MC2STEM High School, a project-based STEM school intent on preparing students for college and successful careers in STEM fields, will be holding a bike marathon on the SW quadrant of Public Square. These bikers will be pedaling to power batteries which will power the Public Square Christmas Tree for 100 minutes.
Our Winterfest community partner events will be open to the public all day, as well. Together they create programming throughout the day leading up to the ceremony to light the Square and Holiday Tree at 6:00PM.
This year, Public Square will be packed with concerts and activities for the whole family leading up to the lighting ceremony. The fun kicks off on the Square at 1:00PM.
5:30a.m.-5:30p.m. GE Bike-A-Thon Powers Lights on City's Holiday Tree
GE will be holding a bike-a-thon on the SW Quadrant of Public Square. A platform will be set up in front of the Public Square fountain with stationary bikes set up. GE Employees and MC2STEM Students will pedal to kinetically power batteries which power the tree. This will generate 2300 watts of power (the wattage of LED lights, ornaments and tree topper on the tree) to power the Public Square Christmas Tree for 100 minutes. If we were powering an incandescent tree of the same size, we'd need 35,600 watts of power or ride for 188.4 hours!
12:00p.m. In partnership with WEWS TV5, watch OSU vs Michigan football game on the 14'w x 11'tall big screen in the middle of Public Square
1:00-5:00p.m. Enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides throughout Downtown Cleveland. Carriage rides begin at Superior Avenue and East Roadway, on Public Square (near Old Stone Church)
2:00p.m. MC2STEM High School Fab Lab Children's Activities: Fabricate your own snowflake in GE's Fab Lab! - In the elbow on South Roadway
2:00-6:00p.m. Radio Disney will activate the Southwest quadrant of Public Square with activities for the whole family to enjoy featuring their "D-Tour Team"
2:00-7:00p.m. Holiday Chow-Down event with the Gourmet Food trucks on Ontario Avenue between Superior Avenue and Euclid Avenue. Food trucks included are: MotorMouth, StrEat Mobile Bistro, The Nosh Box, Krav, Umami Moto, Fired Up Taco Truck, JiBARO, The Donut Lab and Sweet! The Mobile CupcakeryUmami Moto The Nosh Box Touch Supper Truck
2:00-7:00p.m. Holiday Pop Up Shop, featuring the Cleveland Handmade Market and more will be present on Public Square. See below for more information
5:00p.m. Radio Disney will entertain with a one hour show leading up to the official start of the Holiday Lighting Ceremony and firework display, on the Winterest Main Stage. NEW THIS YEAR - Radio Disney NEXT BIG THING star Jack Skuller performs a free concert for fans and families live on stage.
7:00-8:00p.m. Immediately after the holiday lighting ceremony, enjoy the free Public After-Party with Santa hosted by the Tri-C Hospitality Management Center on Euclid Avenue. Families can enjoy free cookies, hot cocoa and pictures with Santa! Bring your own camera to create your nostalgia for now!