Happy December everybody! Can you even believe we are doing the end of the year countdown? Where in the heck did this year go?
This year the holidays have such a different feeling. I am guessing it’s having a baby in the house that going back to the holiday basics is so sweet. While we aren’t quite there yet with the infamous “Elf on a Shelf” we are looking forward to a trip to see Santa, a few small gifts under the tree and the giggles that accompany Mom’s holiday caroling. It’s gonna be a fun holiday season, for sure!
This upcoming weekend is the perfect time to get in the spirit. So many holiday events around town…here are just a few things I’m planning to hit up.
Ohio City Holiday Hop : The Ohio City Merchants have joined forces to host the the holiday event of the season. On Thursday, from 4-9pm, get your Christmas tree and work on your holiday shopping list at The Ohio City Holiday Hop. Over 30 businesses are offering holiday treats, specials and sales! Stay warm during the event by hopping on Lolly the Trolley, circulating to 5 different stops throughout the Market District and Hingetown area. We will be bundled up making the rounds. Looking forward to seeing many of you their!
Small Box Cleveland : Just another excuse to get downtown and explore the holiday decorations, Small Box Cleveland will be open late night this Thursday for your shopping needs. Open for twighlight shopping from 5-7pm, this marketplace of retail shops made from converted shipping containers. Small Box tenants include the Official Team Shop of the Browns, Banyan Box & The Wardrobe. Make sure to swing by on your way home or before happy hour! (If you can’t make it this week they will also be open late the 11th & the 18th!)
CIA Student Holiday Craft Sale : A tradition that dates back at least 20 years, the Student Holiday Craft Sale coincides with this weekend’s University Circle Holiday CircleFest, (December 5-7.) See and purchase artwork from young and extremely talented artists and designers in Cleveland. Visitors can purchase all kinds of truly unique gifts like ceramics, jewelry, glass, ornaments, paper goods, enamelware, fine art and accessories, all created by CIA students.
The ArtCraft Open Studio & Sale : Over 20 Downtown artists and 30 regional artists working in fine arts and crafts will be on hand for the perfect holiday gifts. Come explore artist studios as well as enjoy the unique high-quality work and fair prices. Saturday 10-7pm, Sunday 11-5pm.
Banyan Tree Hot Toddy Party : Saturday from 12-9pm swing into Tremont for a mug of warm holiday elixir to help get your shopping-on at the Annual Banyan Tree Hot Toddy Party. I love this stores annual party, such a great place to meet up with friends to chat and shop!
Bundle up, it’s gonna be a cold one. Happy December everyone!