Enjoy unique holiday shopping, merriment, and performances at this all-ages festival and celebration of the arts!

Wintertide at Gordon Square (West 45th Street to West 85th Street and from Lake Erie to Interstate 90) happens this Saturday Dec 8 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Here is a full schedule of events:

12 p.m.               “A Christmas Story” at the Capitol Theatre ($1 admission).

2 – 5 p.m.           Pop-up music, theatre performances, kids’ activities, and more.

2 – 6 p.m.           Music, drinks, s’mores, and fire pits on W 65th St. in front of the Capitol Theatre. Ride a FREE shuttle to and from the Cleveland Bazaar Holiday! at 78th Street Studios. Kids’ activities, including FREE photos with Santa at Near West Theatre.


Stay in the district after hours to enjoy ticketed performances at:

Cleveland Public Theatre (Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant)

A Snowball’s Chance @ 7 p.m.


Near West Theatre

Carnival! @ 7:30 p.m.


Talespinner Children’s Theatre

A Song in the Flame (A Tale of Israel) @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Blank Canvas Theatre

Avenue Q @ 8pm


The Capitol Theatre will offer films at traditional show times.

For more information, visit http://www.gordonsquare.org/2017/11/03/winter-festival/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/2052340541497754/.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.