Winterfest at Cleveland’s Historic West Side Market

Held every November and December, Winterfest at the West Side Market gives Clevelanders a jumpstart on the holiday season. Vendors from all over set up shop in the interior arcade and in tents outside, featuring unique gifts, specialty foods, holiday decor and more. Live music, Santa visits, ice carving demonstrations, and the annual Gingerbread Display and Competition make this a one-stop destination to get into the holiday spirit. The historic West Side Market building provides shelter from any nasty weather during your shopping adventures. Make sure to sample food from some of the Market’s 100+ vendors. The West Side Market Cafe also offers casual dining and is a great option for a holiday lunch or dinner before or after you browse the festivities.

Winterfest at West Side Market
Address: 1979 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 664-3387

Rent a Cleveland party bus or coach bus from Cleveland Party Bus Company to simplify transportation and parking for your Winterfest group trip. Our drivers know exactly where to drop you off at the bustling Market.

Christmas Story House

Fans of the famous holiday movie A Christmas Story will be overjoyed touring the original house from the film in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. The 19th century Victorian home was decked out just as it appeared in the 1983 movie for a full guided tour experience. Other sights from the film like the Leg Lamp in the window and the Red Ryder BB gun chalkboard are there for you to discover and recreate your own Christmas Story moments. Across the street is a museum with props, costumes, behind-the-scenes photos and other memorabilia from the movie. Don’t miss the gift shop either, where you can take home your own Major Award Leg Lamp replica! Holiday tours at the Christmas Story House make for a truly memorable group outing.

A Christmas Story House
Address: 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: (216) 298-4919

Make it easy for your group with Cleveland Party Bus Company transportation direct to the Christmas Story House’s front door. No need to worry about traffic and parking in the neighborhood.

Wild Winter Lights at the Cleveland Zoo

Even Cleveland’s zoo animals get into the holiday spirit! Every November through December, the Cleveland Zoo becomes a magical wonderland decorated with over a million twinkling lights. More than 15 miles of holiday displays transform areas like Candyland, the Enchanted Forest, Starry Skies and the Polar Wonderscape. Special effects and seasonal treats add to the ambiance. You can even ride the Polar Express Train Ride, gaze at dazzling acrobatic performances, get up close with Santa’s reindeer, and toast s’mores over fire pits. The Cleveland Zoo’s Wild Winter Lights has become a beloved Northeast Ohio holiday tradition for all ages that your group won’t want to miss.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – Wild Winter Lights
Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: (216) 635-3391

Treat your group to a memorable night strolling through the sparkling lights at the zoo. We’ll take care of transportation in a cozy Cleveland party bus rental from Cleveland Party Bus Company.

Playhouse Square Dazzle

Cleveland’s Playhouse Square theater district truly sparkles during Dazzle. From early November through January 1st, Dazzle adds even more magic to downtown with special lighting displays and over 1 million twinkling lights. The charming Euclid Avenue archways are adorned with colorful lights that dance in choreographed light shows. Animated window displays bring the soldier nutcracker statues outside the Hanna Theater to life. It’s even snows hourly at Star Plaza! In addition to the mesmerizing lights, Playhouse Square hosts special Dazzle events like craft markets, choir concerts, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and more. Don’t miss the classic holiday film series on the 34-foot-tall GE Chandelier screen on U.S. Bank Plaza either. Dazzle is the perfect way to experience downtown Cleveland’s holiday cheer as a group.

Playhouse Square Dazzle
Address: 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 771-4444

At Cleveland Party Bus Company, we can pick your group up directly in front of the theaters, making Dazzle even more dazzling by avoiding parking and traffic headaches.

Winter RiverFest on the Cuyahoga

What better way to embrace winter than with a riverfront festival? Every February, the Winter RiverFest takes place at Rivergate Park and Merwin’s Wharf along the Cuyahoga River. This cold weather celebration includes activities like ice skating, curling, ice bowling, chili cookoffs, and fireworks over the icy river. Live music and other entertainment create a lively atmosphere. The annual Badass Dash, a race across the frozen river to Merwin’s Wharf and back, is a highlight thrillseekers won’t want to miss. Of course there is also hearty comfort food, warm drinks and s’mores stations to keep the chill away. Winter RiverFest gives your group lots of unique ways to enjoy wintertime fun along the city’s skyline.

Winter RiverFest
Location: Rivergate Park, Cleveland, OH 44113
Dates: Early February
Phone: (216) 861-6543

Don’t let winter weather stop your plans. We’ll keep your group warm and comfortable getting to and from Winter RiverFest with Cleveland Party Bus Company’s private transportation rentals.

Visit An Immersive Holiday Pop-Up Bar

If you’re looking for a 21+ holiday experience, Cleveland has some fun pop-up bars to check out. Every November through December, a Christmas-themed pop-up takes over the High Ball Lanes and Splinter Studio spaces. Fully immersive holiday decor and themed cocktails create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Seating areas range from a cozy living room to a decked out dining room for groups along with activities like axe throwing and bowling. A New Year’s Eve party provides the ultimate celebration to wrap up the pop-up season. This spirited spot will get your grown-up group into the holiday mood.

Miracle at High Ball Lanes
Address: 1910 Columbus Rd #201, Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 707-1810

Gather your squad and leave the transportation logistics to us. Cleveland Party Bus Company can pick up and drop off your group curbside in any of our comfortable, convenient bus rentals.

Downtown Holiday Stroll + Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the winter holidays in downtown Cleveland during the annual Holiday Stroll and community tree lighting ceremony. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this daylong event celebrates the season with live music across downtown, festive storefront displays, ice skating, and holiday crafts for the kids. Mrs. Claus may even make an appearance! The grand finale is the tree lighting ceremony at Public Square with over 20,000 lights. Families especially adore this Cleveland tradition. You can even extend the seasonal fun by booking your group’s own private visit with Santa. It’s the merriest way to experience downtown Cleveland.

Downtown Holiday Stroll
Location: Downtown Cleveland – Public Square
Date: Saturday after Thanksgiving
Contact: Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Avoid the parking crush of this hugely popular event by reserving your spot on a Cleveland Party Bus Company rental ahead of time. We’ll handle getting your group there in time for all of the holiday magic.

Shop Local at Cleveland Holiday Markets

From hip holiday craft fairs to European-style Christmas markets, Cleveland has some fabulous markets where you can buy unique gifts and goods from local vendors.

Check out local favorites like:

The Cleveland Bazaar – handmade goods curated in a hip warehouse space
Poplife at 78th Street Studios – over 100 vendors, DIY workshops, ugly Christmas sweaters and food trucks
Legacy Village Holiday Market – family-friendly outdoor market with art, gifts, food, and free photos with Santa
Downtown Cleveland Holiday Market – shop while ice skating at Public Square!
Cleveland Christmas Connection – one of the largest holiday markets in the area spanning 400,000 square feet
Support small businesses and find that special something for everyone on your list at a Cleveland holiday market. Avoid parking hassles and traffic by cruising to the holiday markets together on one of Cleveland Party Bus Company’s bus rentals.

Rent With Cleveland Party Bus Company to Hit Every Holiday Attraction

However you and your group want to celebrate this holiday season, Cleveland Party Bus Company is here to handle the transportation logistics flawlessly. Our diverse fleet and professional drivers can shuttle your group all around Cleveland for unforgettable holiday adventures and cheer without the hassle. No need to choose a single attraction or deal with the headaches of traffic and parking. We make it easy to hit everything on your winter bucket list efficiently, comfortably, and affordably in a private coach bus rental. Let the holiday memories begin when you call Cleveland Party Bus Company at (216) 249-7981 or reserve your perfect bus rental online. ‘Tis the season for effortless group transportation in Cleveland!