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Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s 2021 Winterfest and Holiday Tree Lighting

Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) marks the official start of the holiday season with its annual tree lighting on Public Square and the kickoff to citywide Winterfest celebrations. The free festivities begin at 4 p.m., with a lighting ceremony and a fireworks finale starting at 6 p.m. There will be live music and appearances from Santa Claus as well as live and interactive visual arts demonstrations, ice skating, carriage rides, food trucks and fire pits. Following the tree lighting event, DCA and a variety of partners will present an immersive, citywide, and winter’s long experience for Clevelanders.

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