CH merchants plan holiday events for Dec. 13

Lolly the Trolley will provide free rides between three CH business districts on Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m.

This holiday season, three Cleveland Heights business districts are all planning events for the same day, Saturday, Dec. 13.

Cedar Fairmount, Cedar Lee, and Coventry Village merchants encourage residents and visitors alike to shop local, and are sponsoring special appearances and activities throughout the day and into the evening on Dec. 13. In addition, several Cedar Fairmount businesses are planning evening events on Friday, Dec. 12.

As part of Cedar Fairmount’s festivities, Santa and his helper will appear at Dave’s Market 2–4 p.m., and carolers will stroll the sidewalks. Visitors can register for a free holiday drawing at participating merchants.

The Cedar Lee district will offer a special screening of the Cleveland holiday classic “A Christmas Story” at 11 a.m. Tickets are specially priced at $1 each, and audience members are urged to donate canned goods or other nonperishable food items, to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Coventry Village merchants have planned 12 hours of events and activities for the Coventry Village Holiday Festival, which kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. The many highlights include a holiday photo booth with Santa and his Merry Elves, a screening of classic holiday cartoons from 1930s through 1960s at the Centrum Theater, and holiday karaoke.

From 6–9 p.m. on Dec. 13, Lolly the Trolley will provide complimentary transportation between the three business districts. Everyone is invited to hop aboard and enjoy shopping, dining and strolling in all three neighborhoods, courtesy of the merchants. Note that children who ride the trolley must be accompanied by an adult.

Free parking at all Cleveland Heights parking meters is available on Dec. 13 (as it is each weekend through the end of the year).

Details about each business district’s events can be found below, in links to articles posted on, and published in the December print edition of the Heights Observer:

Cedar Fairmount, Dec. 12 – Cedar Fairmount hosts holiday affair Dec. 12

Cedar Fairmount, Dec. 13 – Dec. 13 holiday stroll planned for Cedar Fairmount district

Cedar Lee, Dec. 13 – Eat, drink, shop and be merry with Cedar Lee merchants on Dec. 13

Coventry Village, Dec. 13 - Coventry Village holiday festival set for Dec. 13

Kim Sergio Inglis

Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 11:22 AM, 12.09.2014