Christmas in the Cleve 2007

MClementReilly

Mount Vernon, United States

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Downtown Cleveland lights up the first Saturday after Thanksgiving to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. this tradition has gone on almost as long as there has been the city of Cleveland. it was best portrayed in the movie: “The Christmas Story”.

Oh, the glory of the Christmas season! Nothing captures it better than Winterfest in Downtown Cleveland. Tower City Center is all decked out in its holiday finest, inside and out.
The storefront of the former Higbees department store pays tribute to a classic holiday favorite called, a Christmas Story, filmed right here in Downtown Cleveland.
Sounds of the season are all around, from a joyous choir emanating melodies through the open door of the Old Stone Church, to a wayward saxophone player busting out seasonal favorites on select street corners.
Public Square is aglow with illuminated decorations. And this is where my beef comes in.
The majority of the lights are a putrid orange color, spewed about the shrubbery of Public Square in intolerable quantities.
And Cleveland’s Christmas tree, the focal point of the whole display, is drowning in green lights! Green lights on a green tree?!
I’ve had a problem with this for several years, but until now I lacked the resources to make my opinion known to the masses.
But, all physical biases aside, the overall experience of spending a crisp autumn night in the heart of downtown Cleveland as the city prepares to celebrate the holiday season is uplifting and joyous.
For those who have not yet had a chance to venture over to Tower City, there are plenty of fun-filled festivities coming up in the next few weeks.
The Avenue Express Train Ride offers patrons a nostalgic ride through Tower City Center’s Main Concourse.

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