“Home for the Holidays” Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at Clinton Square

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse announced today the lineup for its annual “Home for the Holidays” celebration. The event, which culminates with the Clinton Square tree lighting ceremony, is organized by the Office of Mayor Stephanie A. Miner and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs. This year’s celebration will take place on Friday, November 25.

This year’s Clinton Square performance will be headlined by Corcoran Live! The show will emceed by Heather Daley of 92.1 The WOLF. The program will culminate in the arrival of special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus. Once they are on stage, they will join Mayor Miner, Chief of Police Frank Fowler, and Chief of Fire Paul Linnertz, as well as the student winners of the Mayor’s “Share Your Story” challenge to light the tree. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and the tree will be lit at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Mayor Miner with Mr. & Ms. Santa Claus in Mayor's Office

Mayor Miner with Mr. & Ms. Santa Claus in Mayor’s Office

Following the lighting of the tree, the public is invited to join Mayor Miner at City Hall for an open house where they can have a photo taken with Mayor Miner and the Chiefs of Fire and Police as well as with Santa and Mrs. Claus between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Stan Colella All Star Band will perform in the lobby. On display will be the winning entries of the Mayor’s “Share Your Story” challenge.

Skating will take place all day at the Clinton Square ice rink, weather permitting, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The rink will open again shortly following the ceremony.

Street Closures

Closing at 5:00 p.m.

  • Clinton Street, from West Genesee to Washington Streets
  • Erie Blvd. West, from Clinton to Franklin Streets
  • The 200 block of West Water Street, from Clinton to Franklin Streets

Closing at 6:00 p.m.

  • Clinton Street, from Herald Place to Genesee Street
  • Salina Street, from Willow to Washington Streets
  • Genesee Street, from Franklin to Salina Streets
  • James Street, from Salina to Warren Streets
  • The 100 block of East Water Street and East Genesee Street, from Salina to Warren Streets
  • Erie Boulevard East, from Salina to Warren Streets


All streets should reopened by 7:30 p.m.