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By: InterContinental Cleveland / 05 Dec 2022
The holiday season in Cleveland is full of activities with wide range of events for everyone. Starting with University Circle, on December 4th there will be the annual Circle Fest in Wade Oval, which will incorporate the Cleveland Museum of Art's Winter Lights Lantern Festival into the mix of festivities. There will also be horse drawn carriage rides, ice carving, food trucks, a holiday market, and live music. Cleveland History Center at the Western Reserve Historical Society will be featuring a special exhibit on Cleveland's holiday traditions and pastimes. They will also be offering reserved tours which dive into Cleveland's past, exploring its many ethnic and cultural groups. The tours will take place December 1rst, 8th, 15th, and 29th. The Cleveland Botanical Garden will participating in the celebrations with special lights and plant displays through December 31rst. If you're looking to do some shopping, Tower City will be hosting the Cleveland Bazaar Artisan Market Pop-up on December 17th and 18th. To finish off the month of December, Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be ringing in the New Year with their annual concert and party on December 31st at Severance Hall.



Cleveland Museum of Art:

  • China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail, Opens 12/11
  • Nineteenth Century French Drawings from CMA, Opens 12/20

Playhouse Square:

  • Hamilton, Dec. 6th-Jan. 15th
  • A Christmas Carol, Dec. 1st-December 23rd

Cleveland Cavs Home Games:

  • 12/2 vs. Orlando Magic, 7:30pm
  • 12/6 vs. L.A. Lakers, 7:30pm
  • 12/9 vs. Sacramento Kings, 7:30pm
  • 12/10 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 7:30pm
  • 12/16 vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:30pm
  • 12/17 vs. Dallas Mavericks, 8:00pm
  • 12/19 vs. Utah Jazz, 7:00pm
  • 12/21 Milwaukee Bucks, 7:00pm
  • 12/23 vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30pm
  • 12/26 vs Brooklyn Nets, 7:00pm

Cleveland Browns Home Games:

  • Vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, December 18th, TBD
  • Vs. New Orleans Saints, Saturday, December 24th, 1pm


Cleveland's food scene is one that has been gaining more and more national acclaim over the recent years. This is thanks to local chefs like Zack Bruell, Doug Katz, Rocco Whalen, and of course Michael Simon. One pioneer chef who is in this same category is Jill Vedda. She is chef and part owner of Salt in Lakewood's Edwards Park neighborhood. Chef Vedda, who has been nominated for multiple James Beard awards, changes Salt's menu typically every 10 weeks, challenging herself to work with ingredients which are fresh and accessible. She also makes an effort to be sure that she has options for most diets, including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten free. Her menu is centered around smaller curated plates, focusing on combining different food elements which balance each other. Diners who are looking for a full meal are encouraged to order 3 to 4 dishes. The interior of the restaurant is simple and inviting, with exposed brick, high ceilings, and warm lighting, which all work together to create a modern aesthetic. Salt begins its 31st menu, since opening in 2016, on December 1st. They are open Monday & Thursday, 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 11pm, and Sunday 5pm to 9pm.

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