Santa, Tree Lighting, Food Trucks, Reindeer, Cleveland Monsters, Highlight This Year’s Event

Mayor Patton and the Fairview Park Recreation Department present the 4th Annual Winterfest which will take place at Bain Park Cabin on winterfestFriday, November 25 from 5:30-7:30pm. This holiday tradition will feature many local performers at the Gazebo, vendors and organizations to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping and visitors from the North Pole.

For the first time, a city-wide contest was held for the Official Fairview Park Christmas Tree. Entries were submitted during the month of October and a committee reviewed them before the selection team visited the trees to choose the winner. This year’s winning tree was planted in the mid-1970s by Louise and Richard Leathers, who were owners of Leathers Delicatessen, a mainstay on Lorain Road for years. The landscaper was Jack Hibbs, owner of Clean Cut Green Landscaping, also of Fairview Park. When told by her daughter that it had been selected, Mrs. Leathers cried. “I trimmed that tree every year until it got taller than my ladder.”


5:30pm – Event kicks off in Gazebo with Fox 8 Personality & Fairview Park’s own Todd Meany

5:45pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive and join Mayor Eileen Patton for the official lighting. They will be joined by Mrs. Louise Leathers, original owner of Fairview Park’s Official Christmas Tree.

6:00pm -7:30pm –

  •  Gazebo Stage Entertainment continues from The Studio of Dance, Fairview Park Fine Arts & Theatre Association and Fairview Park Schools Show & Concert Choirs
  •  Bain Cabin – Visits with Santa, face painting by The Painted Peacock, balloon animals by “The Magic Man”, Photo Booth prballoon-art-winterfestesented by the Rotary Club, Letters to Santa with Fairview Park Library.
  •  The return of Santa’s Reindeer to Fairview Park
  •  Holiday shopping with vendors representing Lularoe, Scentsy, Trades of Hope, Tastefully Simple and Pulsar Paper
  •  Enjoy activities presented by Children’s Hunger Alliance, Duck Duck Daycare, All American Gutter Protection and i9 Sports.
  •  Dave & Buster’s Street Team and Cleveland Monsters, will provide games and fun for kids of all ages.
  •  Food trucks from Slyman’s, Wilbeck’s BBQ and Sauced Wood Fired Pizza will be on hand as well as The Studio of Dance and Fairview Park Music Association who will be selling hot cocoa, desserts, coffee and more!

All this, and much more as we usher in the holiday season in Fairview Park.