Christmas at the Arcade II


The Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio

Built in 1890, the Arcade opened as America’s first indoor shopping center. Patterned after Italy’s oldest active shopping mall, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, it cost $875,000 to build. It was financed by famous Cleveland names of Charles Brush, Marcus Hanna, Steven Harkness, John D. Rockefeller and Louis Severance.

Every Christmas, it is immaculately decorated; the centerpiece being a 25 foot tall Christmas tree.