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Seasonal/Holiday

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Thursday, November 14

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Matthew 25 , Blue Ash

Browse unique wares that will make perfect presents; Matthew 25 sells craft items from all around the world including books, colorful crocheted scarves, hats and bags, metal and wooden home decor, beautiful glass and metal ornaments, hand-made kitchen accessories, jewelry, magnets and so much more. 

Categories: Exhibits, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Museum Center , Cincinnati

Choo  choo ! Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains is pulling into its home at Cincinnati Museum Center. Children of all ages will enjoy the whimsical train displays, hands-on components like playful dress-up snowmen and a train that young engineers can ride (additional fees apply).  Holiday Junction will have limited extended hours on select dates…. Read more »

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

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Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

Continue a family tradition! Watch as trains chug past beautiful evergreens and poinsettias and Cincinnati landmarks during Krohn Conservatory’s holiday show, A Zinzinnati Holiday. Extended hours are available on some holiday nights, please visit Cincinnati Park’s website for more information. 

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

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Cincinnati Fire Museum , Cincinnati

Gobble, gobble! Search around the Cincinnati Fire Museum to hunt down 20 turkeys for a small prize. 

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

Sharon Woods , Cincinnati

Come learn about autumn; children will enjoy an activity, craft and story. For children ages 3-5.

$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Taft Museum of Art , Cincinnati

The stockings are hung with care and the halls have all been decked; come celebrate the holidays with Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys and decorations! 

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

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KCPL, Kenton County Administrative Building and Independence Courthouse, Kenton County Animal Shelter

Santa’s workshop is really humming this time of year. He is busy checking the naughty or nice list and reading letters from children. Drop a letter to Santa at a special mailbox located at the Kenton County Public Libraries, Kenton County Administrative Building and Independence Courthouse or the Kenton County Animal Shelter. Mail a letter… Read more »

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Boone County Fair Grounds , Burlington

Head down to the Fair grounds for a fun family event; this festive light show is set to synchronized music and is 1.5 miles long with over half a million lights. 

$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, November 15

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Enjoy a walk through the 1 mile of holiday light displays at your own pace. A wine tasting event with heavy hors d’oeuvres will follow; sample a variety of local wines in your commemorative souvenir glass. 

$$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parents' Night Out, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: Parents Only

Krohn Conservatory , Cincinnati

A special limited release beer made with our “Krohn Grown” Coffee will be offered by Woodburn Brewery and a program by Mark House. Includes one drink ticket, a short lecture and evening viewing of the conservatory. 

$$ Categories: Exhibits, Nature, Parents' Night Out, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: Parents Only

Saturday, November 16

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Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington

The Behringer-Crawford Museum’s 28th annual train display will surely dazzle and delight your family with over 30 animated, guest-operated features and 250 feet of track rolling through busy cities and snowy countrysides.  Also on display is Wahoo’s Winter Wonderland, a kid-sized animated exhibit based on “The Holiday Adventures of Wiley Wahoo & Me”, the Dickens… Read more »

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

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EnterTRAINment Junction

Create memories that last a lifetime and experience the magic of the holidays at the world’s largest train display; then take a journey to the North Pole to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus! 

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

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Arlington Reception Center , Cincinnati

The Arlington Memorial Gardens is hosting “Surviving the Holidays: A Grief Seminar”, a free event that is open to the public. Sue Slusher, Arlington’s Life Tribute Celebrant will be offering tips and suggestions on managing emotions, expectations and stress during the holiday season.

RSVP Categories: Parent Education, Seasonal/Holiday, Support Groups Ages: Parents Only

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LM & M Railroad , Lebanon

Hop aboard a holiday train filled with festive merriment; sip hot cocoa, enjoy a yummy cookie, meet elves and say hello to Santa during this jolly train journey! Each child will receive a bell and a special “North Pole Express” train ticket. 

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

The 37th Annual PNC Festival of Lights will once again transform the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden into a “Wild Wonderland”. Bask in the glow of 3 million LED lights, watch a Mad Cap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairy Land, marvel at the spectacular Swan Lake show… Read more »

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

Sharon Woods/ Sharon Centre , Sharonville

Bring the family out for some fresh air. Run or walk 3.1 miles through the park and lit-up Holiday in Lights pathway in Sharon Woods. Attendance limited to 1,850 participants.

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

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Sharon Woods, Sharonville

Don’t miss this 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 figures depicting everything from Santa to the 12 Days or Christmas.   Friday- Sunday, head inside to the Sharon Centre for family-friendly entertainment with Santaland. Share… Read more »

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, November 17

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Bass Pro Shops , Cincinnati

Bass Pro Shops has transformed into a magical winter village for it’s annual Santa Wonderland. Children are welcome to test out Santa’s toys, make a craft (see website for details and times) and get a free photo with the jolly old elf himself!

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Join CCHMC at Krohn Conservatory to make crafts for a cause; kids can decorate ornaments, picture frames or rock paperweights with proceeds benefiting the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Kindervelt Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center.  

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

Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , Trenton

Discover what is grown at Chrisholm Farms to fill the harvest cornucopia; enjoy a craft, snack and say hello to the farm animals, too. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Exhibits, Living History, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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