Seasonal/Holiday

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Wednesday, November 22

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati

It’s an annual favorite that combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life the familiar tale of Scrooge and his last chance at redemption by four ghosts.  Performances run Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, please see web site for a complete schedule.

$$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Thursday, November 23

Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati

Work up an appetite with this 10K run and walk, and bring the kids along for the McDonald’s Kids Run too!

$$ Categories: Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Krohn Conservatory

Take a trip to the Krohn today and enjoy the holiday show, The Cincinnati Choo Choo, before enjoying a big Thanksgiving meal!

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

Friday, November 24

Happening thru:

Newport Aquarium, Newport

Scuba Santa returns to the Aquarium for a holiday dive in an enchanted Water Wonderland, surrounded by lights and bubbles and even dancing.   Meet Scuba Santa one-on-one, or write your holiday wishes on a magic bubble and drop it in his mailbox.  Scuba Santa will be in town through Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. –… Read more »

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

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Macy's Fountain Place

Bring your camera for fun pics with Santa as the little ones tell him all their holiday wishes.  Santa is all ears from 12 – 8 p.m. Fri and Sat Nov. 24 – Dec. 16; 12 – 6 p.m. Sun Nov. 26 – Dec. 17; and 12 – 5 p.m. Mon – Sun, Dec. 18… Read more »

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Macy's Celebration Station, Cincinnati

Enjoy a free horse-drawn trolley carriage ride through the heart of the city. 

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, November 25

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Whitewater Valley Railroad, Connersville

Board the train and pick up Santa Claus during your ride, he will stop for a special visit with each child aboard!

$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Music Hall, Cincinnati

All aboard!  This holiday adventure of a mysterious train bound for the North Pole includes original storybook imagery as the orchestra plays music from the classic film.  Be sure to arrive early for a free family fun zone!

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

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Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies on the platform before boarding a train for an hour-long journey with Santa and his elves, where children receive a special gift from the Jolly Old Elf himself!  Trains depart at 6 and 8 p.m. weekdays, 12, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 12, 2, 4 and 6 p.m…. Read more »

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Join a special homemade event to learn how to make and celebrate the holidays with a “back to nature” flair.  

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

Behringer-Crawford Museum , Covington

The popular dulcimer group will perform Christmas songs today with the premiere of their new CD.  

$ Categories: Museum Events, Music, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Enjoy holiday tunes at Fountain Square from choirs that competed in this year’s Cincy Sings competition. 

Categories: Music, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Head to Fountain Square to watch Santa rappel down the Huntington Center to the Macy’s rooftop to kick off a fireworks display!  This 20-minute program features performances from local choirs, along with local faves John Morris Russell of the Cincinnati Pops (Nov. 25), Victoria Morgan of the Cincinnati Ballet (Dec. 2), and the Children’s Theatre… Read more »

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

Sunday, November 26

Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati

 The Taft will be decorated inside and out with lights, garlands, and Antique Christmas displays.  Take a picture with Santa, make an ornament and holiday card, meet birds from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Traveling Bird encounter, and enjoy carolers in the galleries. Due to popularity, timed tickets are recommended. 

Categories: Exhibits, Museum Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Behringer Crawford Museum, Covington

Homeschool students will learn about the Plains Indians, see actual artifacts, and create a story hide of their own.

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

Tuesday, November 28

UC Clermont College, Batavia

Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and by the real life of its author, Clement Moore, this hilarious musical introduces Santa in a particularly beneficent light.  This classic from Virginia Rep has been charming audiences nationwide for many years. 

$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Wednesday, November 29

Corbett Auditorium, CCM, University of Cincinnati Campus, Cincinnati

Swing into the holiday season with the big band sounds off CCM’s hottest bands and coolest voices. 

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

Thursday, November 30

Norwood Branch Library, Cincinnati

It’s beginning to look a lot like December!  Make a gingerbread house and see if yours will win for Most Sturdy, Most Creative, or Most Festive!

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: Teens

Friday, December 1

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

Join local children as they share classic sounds of the season.

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

Happening thru:

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

The Conservatory will be filled with ruby red poinsettias, fanciful evergreens and more of your favorite holiday plants, plus check out the amazing train display and historical buildings created by Applied Imagination.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of chugging trains, along with the Schmalz Family Collection’s display of vintage holiday decorations.  New this year is… Read more »

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

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