Festivals and Fairs

Sunday, November 23

Historic Springboro

The annual Springboro Festival kicks off with Candy Cane Wishes, Sugar Plum Dreams!  Mark your calendars for three days of festive fun, including a 5K Fun Run, children’s activities, craft vendors, and a parade on Saturday beginning at noon!

Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, November 28

Happening thru:

Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Come out for a Cincinnati holiday tradition! Enjoy more than a mile of fantastic seasonal lights all from the warmth of your car. See more than 120 moving and standing holiday-themed figures depicting everything from Santa to the 12 Days of Christmas. After your tour of Holiday in Lights, head inside Sharon Centre for some… Read more »

$$ Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Fountain Square, Downtown, Cincinnati

Bring the family for live entertainment, plenty of food, ice skating, and a fireworks show!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, November 29

Happening thru:

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, Lebanon

Take a train ride to the North Pole and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, where each child will receive a small gift.  Stop at the Holiday Post Office to color pictures or write a letter to Santa, and enjoy a holiday cookie and a cup of hot chocolate while you are entertained by Santa’s… Read more »

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Happening thru:

Fountain Square, Downtown, Cincinnati

It’s enough holiday fun to overflow Santa’s sleigh!  First, catch Santa rappelling down the side of the 525 Vine Building to the Macy’s rooftop to kick off a fireworks display.  Enjoy a variety of live performances, including a visit from Buddy the Elf (Nov. 29), the Snow Queen from the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (Dec…. Read more »

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Music, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes, Theater Ages: All ages

Friday, December 5

Clifton Plaza, Cincinnati

Join this free, family-friendly event to celebrate the spirit of the season with neighborhood businesses and friends, featuring free carriage rides, strolling carolers, shopping, refreshments and photos with Santa!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Clifton Plaza, Cincinnati

Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends and explore the magical wonderland along Ludlow Avenue, as transformed by area artists.  Storefronts of neighborhood businesses will be transformed into winter fairytales and revealed in a light-up parade.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, December 6

The Grove Banquet and Event Center, Cincinnati

Enjoy a performance from Madcap Puppets at 1 p.m., followed by an appearance from Santa.  Photographers from Cherry Blossom Studios will be on hand to take free photos!  Stick around to make a present, play some games, have your face painted, listen to a story with Mrs. Claus and go on a hay wagon ride…. Read more »

$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday, Theater Ages: All ages

Sunday, December 7

Pogo Play, Cincinnati

Head to Pogo Play for an afternoon of holiday fun, including shopping with local craft vendors, craft projects of your own, cookie decorating, open jump on the six incredible inflatables, and of course, that guy in the red suit will be on the scene for Christmas lists and pictures!

$$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, December 12

Washington Park, Cincinnati

It’s the fourth annual Light Up Over-The-Rhine!  Celebrate the community and its new developments, including the restaurants and storefronts that contribute to the neighborhood’s vibrant culture.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, December 14

RSVP Event Center, Loveland

Hanukkah is almost here! Lace up your skates and celebrate with Shalom Family. Families in the Jewish Community are invited to come in from the cold and get warm and cozy with some whimsical winter activities, including an indoor ice rink (skates included), a live DJ and light show, a snowboard simulator, face painting, balloon… Read more »

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Cincinnati Observatory Center, Cincinnati

As the neighborhood lights up the streets, the Cincinnati Observatory will open its buildings and telescopes for the general public.  Cruise from Mount Lookout Square to the Observatory for carolers, stargazing, a spacey gift shop, and hot drinks.  Viewing of Mars will be available early and then the telescopes will focus on the stars (weather… Read more »

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, December 20

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Celebrate the return of the sun during the Winter Solstice — hike to campfires and fireplaces and enjoy Celtic music and dancing with the band Dark Moll, a horse-drawn carriage ride, a drumming circle, a scavenger hunt in the Nature PlayScape, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate and more.  Guests are invited to enter a submission… Read more »

$$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, December 28

Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

RSVP by Dec. 28. Kick off the New Year with music, games, crafts and more. Meet live animals and enjoy magician John Louis and balloonist Lewis Petrushko. The ball drops at 7 p.m. to music by the Boylan Family Band.   Program held 4 – 7 p.m. on Dec. 31.

RSVP $ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages