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Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Downtown this Saturday


During Winterfest this year, free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available to the public! The carriage rides will start in the plaza outside 55 Public Square (next to John Q’s Steakhouse). The carriage rides will take you and your loved ones on a 10-15 minute ride through the Warehouse District and back through Public Square. Carriage rides are free, but are on a first-come-first-serve basis. They begin at 1pm and last till 5pm.

After your ride on the carriage, make sure to take part in all the Public Square festivities, which kickoff at 3pm on Saturday, Nov 28th.

  • Winterfest Village presented by Dollar Bank (3:00-7:30pm): This year, the Winterfest Village presented by Dollar Bank will be located on the southwest quadrant of Public Square and will include crafts, activities, and hot food and beverages from various Winterfest partners.
  • Winterfest Stage Show & Radio Disney Appearance (3:00-6:00pm): Local artists and bands will play holiday music, the holiday movie classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer will be played on the large Public Square screens, and the Radio Disney AM 1260 Road Crew will host a show on-stage with family-friendly games, dancing, karaoke and prizes.
  • Public Square Lighting Ceremony, Concert and Fireworks (6:00-7:10pm): Join Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland City Council President Martin Sweeney, members of Cleveland City Council, emcees Rebecca Wilde and Alan Fee from Q104 and Santa for the traditional lighting ceremony on Public Square. This year, all the lights on Public Square, the Christmas tree and the top of newly renovated Terminal Tower will all be lit at the same time as part of the ceremony. Over 500,000 lights on the Square and the City’s Christmas tree will magically come to life! After the lighting of Public Square, enjoy live performances by The Singing Angels and Neil Zaza, followed by the Winterfest Fireworks Show, set to live music. This year, the lighting ceremony will not include a carriage parade.

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