Cleveland -- The holiday season has officially begun in downtown Cleveland.

Winterfest is in full swing with this year's Holiday Tree glowing with the lights of the season.

People have been enjoying Winterfest all day from eating from food trucks, finding local gifts , and spending time with family and friends.

And for anyone who wants to warm up after spending time outside in the cold, at 7 o'clock, there's an after party at the Tri-C Hospitality Management Center with free cookies and hot cocoa.

Channel 3 is a media sponsor of the event.

We will have a complete wrap up of today's downtown events tonight on Channel 3 News at 11.

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