Location: Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati, OH | Date: November/December 2013 | Catering: Awakenings, Graeter’s | Favors: Framester | Music: DJ E-Fedz
Every year, the Hyde Park Square Business Association hosts holiday festivities throughout Hyde Park Square, including their signature Christmas Tree Lighting gathering. In 2013, I was engaged to help coordinate these events and worked on the planning, vendor selection and management, promotion, and day of event execution. The ultimate goal for this event was to promote shopping at local businesses throughout the Square, and to ensure that holiday shoppers were also having a unique experience while doing so – including sending holiday cards to Santa for the kids, readings from classic holiday stories, sipping hot cocoa and enjoying sweets, while watching the large tree being lit with thousands of lights while Santa drove-by in a fire truck. We had a wonderful turnout from locals that raised awareness and sales for the many local shops while providing hours of festive fun for the whole family!