Things To Do

TRAIN DAYS

@ Heritage Village Museum inside Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon away from your hectic holiday schedule. Some of Heritage Village’s volunteers will set up their model trains — adding to the “Great Circle Line & Points North” O-Scale Model Railway set-up during Holly Days.

$ Categories: Exhibits, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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SKATE WITH SANTA

@ Northern Kentucky Ice Center, Erlanger

FREE THE CHRISTMAS SPIRITUALS PROJECT

@ First Lutheran Church, Cincinnati

LET IT SNOW

@ Drake Planetarium, Norwood

CCM’S MOVABLE FEAST

@ CCM Village, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Arts Entertainment →

HARRY POTTER: IN CONCERT

@ Music Hall, Cincinnati

HATS OFF WITH MADCAP PUPPETS

@ Woodward Theater, Cincinnati

MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN

@ Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield

FREE THIRD SUNDAY FUNDAY: PATCHWORK FUN

@ Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati

Planning Ahead →

MAKE A MESS WITH BRAZEE

@ blue manatee children's bookstore,

FREE HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR FAMILIES

@ Monfort Heights Branch Library, Cincinnati

WINTER SOLSTICE NIGHT HIKE

@ Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

KID FRIENDLY NEW YEAR’S COUNTDOWN

@ Behringer Crawford Museum, Covington

Classes & Activities →

Check out the ongoing events and classes happening in Middle Tennessee every day!

The Dailies

Sunday, December 17

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Find a wide variety of handmade and unique gifts, holiday items, home decor, accessories, food, and more. Proceeds from this event support our youth who will travel to Houston, Texas this summer to attend the annual church-wide youth gathering and perform community service projects.  

$ Categories: Exhibits, Fundraisers, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Winton Woods

RSVP by Dec. 15. Take a 1.1-mile moderate hike to discuss some tips and enjoy the great outdoors.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

The Phoenix, Cincinnati

Bring the littles for a memorable morning that includes a buffet breakfast and a visit to Santa’s workshop where kids can decorate cookies and enjoy a special storytime. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati

Blow your own ornament from hot glass with help from professional glassblowers.  RSVP for a 15-minute slot. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

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Winton Woods, Cincinnati

Enjoy a tasty buffet and let the kids tell Santa all about their Christmas wishes and take a complimentary photo. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Mezzanine level, Newport on the Levee, Newport

Head to the Levee to sit with Santa and share your holiday wishes!  

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Promont, Milford

Tour the Italianate mansion in all its holiday finery with self-guided tours, costumed docents, raffles, Victorian holiday decor and more. 

Categories: Exhibits, Living History, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Drop by to make crafts all about the holiday season and winter.  Ages 5 – 12 can make up to two crafts to take home.  

$ Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP three days in advance. Ages 8 and older will learn the basics of shooting a compound bow then take a little target practice.

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Northern Kentucky Ice Center, Erlanger

Skaters of all ages can enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by Rudolph and the elves, then have fun skating with Santa and Mrs. Claus! 

$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday, Sports Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Learn how early farmers made their own soap, and then try making your own. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Living History, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

blue manatee children's bookstore, Cincinnati

Furry friends from Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati will be in the store for customers of all ages to meet and read to in order to practice their reading skills.  

Categories: Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Taft Theatre, Cincinnati

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents a classic fairytale set to popular music that will have boys and girls laughing with audience participation, side-splitting humor and outlandish characters, all performed as a holiday “panto.”

$ Categories: Acting & Theater Ages: All ages

Behringer Crawford Museum

Local children’s librarians will read The Polar Express and The Holiday Adventures of Wiley Wahoo & Me! Kids can make a Christmas craft and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies. Holiday finery or comfy PJs are encouraged! 

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts, Museum Events, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

Delight to the music, dance, and costumes of this timeless story.

Categories: Dance, Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati

If you think you know the story of miserly old Scrooge, think again! Madcap turns this Christmas ghost story into a fantastically funny tale, bringing your favorite Dickens characters to life with giant puppets and exciting new twists. Arrive early for a fun holiday inspired craft activity.

RSVP Categories: Acting & Theater, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Blue Cocoon's Mommy + Me Play Cafe, Montgomery

Parents, grandparents and caregivers can choose from certification or non-certification in this must-take safety course.

RSVP $$ Categories: Health and Safety, Parent Education Ages: Parents Only

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

First Lutheran Church, Cincinnati

Performed by Tara Lake, Scholar, Soprano and Storyteller, the Christmas Spirituals Project is an exploration of African American Christmas Traditions from the late-Eighteenth through the mid-Twentieth Centuries. The concert includes Christmas art songs, spirituals, gospels, stories, poetry, and biblical scripture rendered in the African American folk tradition. Folksy, Intimate, and Timeless, the Christmas Spirituals Project… Read more »

Categories: Music, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Forestville Baptist Church

Enjoy animals from Honey Hills Farm that kids can pet and feed, along with free coffee or hot chocolate and cookies, as well as live musical performances to celebrate Christmas!  

Categories: Animal Encounters, Exhibits, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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