December 1, 2017 - a new month full of possibilities! We started off the final month of 2017 with a very active weekend! The YouTube videos and our @sos_jr tweets/retweets below show the highlights of the weekend.
December 1st a new month full of possibilities!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) December 1, 2017
Wishing all good fellow Twitterverse travelers a glorious month full of adventure and fun for the final month of 2017! pic.twitter.com/r7dAhf01sX
Friday Night, December 1, 2017 - MIX at CMA | Cleveland Museum of Art #MIXatCMA
#MIXatCMA returns TONIGHT w/ MIX: Illuminate! An illuminated dance floor, dazzling visuals, & glowing lanterns await you at this preview of light installations from CMA's Winter Lights Lantern Festival (Sun, 12/3). https://t.co/QNhpsJNJO5 pic.twitter.com/T7eEx9fb5s— ClevelandArt (@ClevelandArt) December 1, 2017
So many AWESOME things happening in #UniversityCircle— Uptown Cleveland (@UptownCle) November 28, 2017
1. Holiday CricleFest (Dec 2 & 3)
2.. Glow at @cbgarden (through Dec 31)
3. #MIXatCMA - Friday Dec 1
4. First Free Saturday at @MOCACleveland pic.twitter.com/PJ1GRIUWs8
In addition to the music and dancing, we always enjoy taking the tours of the galleries offered during MIX. Thank you to Interpretation Specialist Stephanie Foster (@SFosterCLE) for sharing her knowledge as our tour guide.
As part of Stephanie's “Bright Ideas” tour, we viewed Monet’s Water Lilies, which is one of Julie's favorite pieces at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2015, we were fortunate to see a rare event -- all three panels of the Water Lilies triptych displayed together. Before the triptych was displayed at the 2015 Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse exhibit, the three panels had not been shown together in Cleveland since 1980. Learn more about this in the "Bloggers Tour - Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse" section of our blog post Bloggers Night Out in University Circle.
#MixatCMA: Illuminate!!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) December 2, 2017
I’m at #Cleveland’s @InTheCircle to experience the @ClevelandArt’s “illuminated dance floor, dazzling visuals, and glowing lanterns!”https://t.co/tJaJFqfMAi #ThisIsCLE pic.twitter.com/NErxa3rMfH
I heard that #MIXatCMA was crazy tonight.— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Holiday CircleFest | University Circle #HolidayCircleFest
We attend Cleveland's University Circle Holiday CircleFest (@InTheCircle - #HolidayCircleFest) every year, but learned via Laura DeMarco's (@LauraDeMarcoCle - @ClevelandDotCom) tweet that this year it would be a two-day event. Learn more in Laura's article: Holiday CircleFest expands to two days in University Circle, adds market
Really? What a great idea!@LauraDeMarcoCle I look forward to reading the details in your article about the expanded @InTheCircle #Holiday #CircleFest.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) November 13, 2017
We always have a great time at this #Cleveland winter event! https://t.co/diqNMRFlfghttps://t.co/irXgGOQAc0 https://t.co/zyzM2w1QWx
Understand Cleveland’s history to appreciate its future @CleStartsHere from a wooden model of terminal tower to @KingJames’s shoes - visit Western Reserve Historical Society #ThisIsCLE pic.twitter.com/CAP7tKcLUu— Kelly Manderfield (@kmanderfield) December 1, 2017
Free Museum is awesome. https://t.co/W2Fdi47mhz— The Foundry CLE (@Foundry216) December 1, 2017
#Holiday CircleFest is taking over University Circle this weekend! @chrisronayne of @inthecircle told @fox8news about ice skating, shopping, food, museums and more. PNC-sponsored. https://t.co/DARd8xZ7Dp pic.twitter.com/T3GIB8xf7g— Shannon Mortland (@ShannonM_PNC) December 1, 2017
Join us this weekend at #HolidayCircleFest at Wade Oval in University Circle! We'll be there 12 to 5 on Sat. and 1 to 5 on Sun. with crafts, hot chocolate recipes, and trivia. Get more event details on our blog: https://t.co/MMuBpKkEn1 @inthecircle pic.twitter.com/WIiZJ7WKKH— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) December 1, 2017
We're kicking off two days of Holiday Circle Fest w/ the Holiday Market @ Wade Oval @inthecircle today. Gifts by local artisans = great holiday gifts. Carriage Rides, Ice Sculpting, Table 45 & Skate w/ Santa @PNCBank Rink on Wade Oval Fun begins at Noon. Thank u Constantinos Mkt! pic.twitter.com/yZRTU24Vob— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) December 2, 2017
We have a fun activity for the kids at our table at #HolidayCircleFest too! They can make their own paper hot chocolate mug and take home a recipe to make their own real one at home! pic.twitter.com/E2Cg8mmAYr— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) December 2, 2017
Saturday Night, December 2, 2017 - Wicked | Playhouse Square #WickedCLE
On November 21st, we learned from PlayhouseSquare's (@PlayhouseSquare) tweet that tickets for Wicked (@WICKED_Musical) in Cleveland (#WickedCLE ) would be available for a limited number of people through a pre-show lottery. The tickets were for box seats in the State Theatre for the low price of $25 each -- limit two tickets. Stuart told a friend who was interested in seeing the Wicked about this opportunity for great tickets at a great price.
We knew that even if we did not win the lottery, there was plenty to see in PlayhouseSquare, especially during the holiday season, with the Cleveland Playhouse (@ClevePlayHouse) Festival of Trees! (If you have not seen the Festival of Trees, you must go to the Cleveland Playhouse soon! We go every year.) If we did not win the chance to purchase the discounted tickets, we also planned to walk down to Cleveland Public Square (@CLEPublicSquare) to see the holiday lights and Cleveland Foundation (@CleveFoundation) skating rink.
Waiting in the theatre lobby -- not knowing what was ahead for our evening activities -- added to the excitement of the lottery drawing. When Julie's name was the second one drawn, we were very excited to have won!!!
After a fun dinner at Yours Truly Playhouse Square (@YoursTrulyTweet), we quickly toured the Cleveland Playhouse's Festival of Trees (we know we need to go back and explore some more) before taking our seats for the evening's performance of Wicked!
We won the #PlayhouseSquare ticket lottery to purchase tonight’s tickets for #WickedCLE!!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) December 2, 2017
Looking forward to seeing @WICKED_Musical again tonight at @PlayhouseSquare!!https://t.co/ctivSn8GB8#ThisIsCLE fun in #dtCLE! pic.twitter.com/5mBHVkpaQl
If you're visiting us during this holiday season, please consider bringing donations of new socks, underwear and school supplies for Shoes and Clothes for Kids. This display in the Ohio Theatre Lobby is one of four throughout our theaters. pic.twitter.com/74pxKUglGN— Playhouse Square (@playhousesquare) November 28, 2017
Congratulotions, fellow Ozian!— Wicked the Musical (@WICKED_Musical) December 2, 2017
So gorgeous!— Kat (@Ms_KatW) December 2, 2017
Thank you so much @TomMcGowan_ for the amazing backstage tour of #Wicked at @playhousesquare State Theater to benefit @broadwaycares. I learned so much!!! So grateful for your time & opportunity 2C backstage of a production I love at a theater I’ve been coming to for years! pic.twitter.com/YsmEdySqDn— ClownCarPassenger7 (@JanetAmorfati) December 3, 2017
Have you seen the AMAZING holiday tree in Public Square in person? Make plans now to see more than 500,000 lights on display, and skate in the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink. https://t.co/yUtsBHcFOO pic.twitter.com/JRfXr3AZe3— CLE Public Square (@CLEPublicSquare) December 2, 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Holiday CircleFest | University Circle #HolidayCircleFest
#HolidayCircleFest continues today, 1-7pm! Shop at the #HolidayMarket on Wade Oval, enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, eat at the @TBL45 pop up restaurant, take photos with Santa, and visit more than a dozen Circle institutions for free! https://t.co/oSDZprZOYM pic.twitter.com/i7H2pcoW2e— University Circle (@inthecircle) December 3, 2017
Looking for a way to enjoy the nice weather today? It's free-museum Sunday @inthecircle as part of #Holiday CircleFest. Free carriage rides, snacks, ice skating & more until 7 pm. Sponsored by PNC. pic.twitter.com/32qJG6qoPI— Shannon Mortland (@ShannonM_PNC) December 3, 2017
Holiday CircleFest 2017 entices crowds with activities, shopping and more (video, photos) https://t.co/uqdL5M3GDG— Julie E. Washington (@JulieEWash) December 3, 2017
Come to The Music Settlement today from 1pm-4:15 for music & fun for the whole family! https://t.co/D4SAEVPWPu— The Music Settlement (@MusicSettlement) December 3, 2017
Please note the special hours and admission for Glow today for Holiday CircleFest:— ClevelandBotanicGdn (@cbgarden) December 3, 2017
Open 1 - 5:30pm
Free admission for first 2,000 visitors, half-priced thereafter
$8 adults, $6 children (3-12), Members free#HolidayCircleFest @inthecircle #Glow pic.twitter.com/XQor7CNzFK
On Sunday, Julie was performing with the MusiGals at the South Euclid tree lighting ceremony, so she did not have time to go to the University Circle Holiday CircleFest (@InTheCircle - #HolidayCircleFest) for the second day. Stuart returned with our son, Michael, to see all the museums that were open for free on Sunday.
Dinner #HolidayCircleFest style!#Pierogies, sausage roll and mulled #wine.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) December 3, 2017
Great that @InTheCircle invited @TBL45 to provide the holiday dining experience this year. #ThisIsCLE pic.twitter.com/etiQnmcicb
Another #HolidayCircleFest vignette from @inthecircle is @MusicSettlement &CaringClub teaming up to help kids make holiday cards that they are sending to police officers & firefighters These acts of holiday and everyday kindness is what it's all about Thanks 4 the Gr8t idea Lynn! pic.twitter.com/Ct3DgnNxal— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) December 3, 2017
Museum admission is free today with #HolidayCircleFest and this gorgeous weather is perfect for visiting the animals in the Perkins Wildlife Center! The bobcats have the overhead trailway today and are very active! pic.twitter.com/nbNfPAftSU— CMNH Wildlife (@CmnhWildlife) December 3, 2017
Shaker Skating Club Thanks for joining us @inthecircle with @wkyc this morning All Skate for Free Noon - 7 today @PNCBank Rink @ Wade Oval Museums are also free for #HolidayCircleFest pic.twitter.com/LEOeyPCYQi— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) December 3, 2017
I’m on I-90 and I can’t believe how beautiful it looks!!! (Don’t worry, I’m the passenger) pic.twitter.com/kmHBKRF0SV— Stephanie Lentz (@s3lentz) December 3, 2017
At the intersect of humanity is this vignette @inthecircle These scarves were knitted by women in prison & donated to Magnolia Clubhouse which assists persons with mental illness Help Magnolia Clubhouse by shopping/donating furnishings 4 resale from Magnolia this holiday season pic.twitter.com/ji84SPYvSf— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) December 3, 2017
Thanks @s3lentz for sharing your pic of tonight's incredible moon.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) December 4, 2017
Another Great Day @inthecircle for the 24th #HolidayCircleFest Thanks to the thousands of Clevelanders who spent your day in the Circle. Thanks to our sponsors, our artisans, and to our museums and cultural institutions who opened for free. A banner day @TheCLE #ThisisCLE pic.twitter.com/Q4rB0qob8b— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) December 4, 2017
The moon looks beautiful tonight.— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) December 3, 2017
We had a great time at #HolidayCircleFest in University Circle! Check out the photo gallery on our blog for highlights from the weekend: https://t.co/wZjc8spm3h @inthecircle pic.twitter.com/QICOviymqD— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) December 4, 2017
Related Blog Posts
Blog Date: March 6, 2017 - The BIG Event: The PlayhouseSquare 2017-2018 KeyBank Broadway Series Launch Party!
Blog Date: December 22, 2016 - 360 Degrees of Holiday Fun - University Circle's 23rd Annual Holiday CircleFest
Blog Date: December 12, 2016 - A Thank-You for Cleveland Holidazzle & Winterfest 2016
Blog Date: November 9, 2016 - CircleTrek Walking Tour of Cleveland's University Circle
Blog Date: March 30, 2016 - PlayhouseSquare 2016-2017 Broadway Series: Broadway Glamour in Cleveland!
Blog Date: December 22, 2015 - Bloggers Night Out in University Circle
Blog Date: November 11, 2015 - Cleveland Play House Centennial Celebration Open House
Blog Date: April 8, 2015 - PlayhouseSquare 2015-2016 Broadway Launch Party!
Blog Date: May 8, 2014 - Dazzle Cleveland!
Blog Date: December 19, 2013 - Cleveland Holiday CircleFest 2013
Blog Date: November 6, 2013 - Cleveland Museum of Art's MIX: Underneath
Blog Date: July 16, 2012 - Ohio Blogging Association Theatre Tour with Playhouse Square Partners
There are many more blog posts that we have written about these great Cleveland destinations. See all of our blog posts about University Circle here (including the Cleveland Museum of Art), and see all of our PlayhouseSquare blog posts here.
We feel very fortunate to be able to attend many great events at these Cleveland venues!