The historic Tremont neighborhood comes alive Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 as the third annual Tremont BrewHaha
takes over the neighborhood, promising an entertaining and eclectic holiday celebration the entire weekend.
On Friday, the events kick off with the Tremont Brewhop and the Tremont Artwalk
. Lolly the Trolly
will be around (7:30-10 p.m.) to shuttle folks from location to location in style. There also will be a Pop-Up Shop and free party in the Grand Ballroom of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church starting at 6 p.m.
“Our Tremont BrewHaHa holiday Pop-Up Shop and party is a family-friendly event and will feature a guest appearance by the CBG Gingerbread man as well,” shares event coordinator Jim Votava.
Saturday is the day for the ever-popular Santa Shuffle, when runners dress up as Mr. Claus himself while completing a one-mile fun run through the neighborhood. Food and drink specials at various neighborhood restaurants will take place after the run. The run begins at 4 p.m. General festivities go from 2-10 p.m.
“The Santa Shuffle, presented by the Southside and area bars and businesses, is ahead 300 runners from where we were at this point last year!” adds Votava. “Last year we had over 1,300 shufflers, double from our inaugural year.”
On Sunday, the weekend winds down with a holiday concert from the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra at the Zion United Church of Christ (3 p.m.) followed by a “Wine-Down,” featuring wine specials from neighborhood wine shops.
“The BrewHaHa is all about building community,” adds Votava. “It combines elements from all that is unique in our neighborhood from our events like the Tremont Farmers' Market, Tremont ArtWalk, Arts in August, Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival and, of course, our great residents, bars, restaurants and businesses.”
The Tremont Holiday Brewhaha is a part of Yuletide on the Near West Side
, which is a marketing endeavor in partnership with Ohio City and Detroit Shoreway.