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Seasonal/Holiday

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Tuesday, November 20

Norwood Branch

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to set the table. Try your hand at hunting at the library using marshmallows and paper turkeys! 

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Wednesday, November 21

Avon Woods Nature Center

On this Thanksgiving Eve, celebrate the fall harvest, learn about local Native American tribes and their culture. Discover the forest resources that sustained them and make a delightful craft to take home. Pack a lunch and drink, and dress for the weather. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

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King Arthur’s Court

Join Santa for stories at your favorite toy store. Learn how Rudolph got his red nose, how reindeer fly, how Santa gets down chimneys and more at this jolly event. 

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

This joyous, time-honored production returns for its 28th season with a cast of nearly 30 actors, elaborate costumes and thrilling special effects.

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

Thursday, November 22

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Smith Park

Tis’ the season to be jolly. Enjoy twinkling holiday lights from the comfort of your car as you drive through this 100 acre park. Visit on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 – 9 p.m. to meet Santa! 

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, November 23

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Newport Aquarium

Make memories by visiting the only underwater Santa in Greater Cincinnati. Scuba Santa has returned 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… Read more »

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

Cincinnati Museum Center Rotunda

Kick off the holidays with Santa’s arrival to Cincinnati Museum Center! 

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

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Kings Island

WinterFest is an unforgettable experience with Kings Island transformed into ten enchanting winter wonderlands featuring ice skating on the Royal Fountain, the Eiffel Tower turned into a magical Christmas tree, more than 5 million lights, up to 19 rides including Mystic Timbers, live entertainment and holiday characters spreading merriment. 

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

Saturday, November 24

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Neusole Glassworks

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire in the hot shop will be so delightful. If you have no where to go, make ornaments in the Ornament Blow! With the help of a professional glassblower, you can blow your own ornament from hot molten glass! Come experience the wonder that is glassblowing this holiday… Read more »

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

The Carnegie

Kick off your holiday season with an array of activities for the whole family. There will be TONS of vendors with unique, handmade items, children’s crafts and holiday movies playing in the Otto M. Budig Theatre.  

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

Visionarium

Spend a day making holiday memories with the family as you meet Santa and take pictures with him. 

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, November 25

Taft Museum of Art

Start the holiday season off right at this free Taft Museum of Art event. Enjoy festive displays from the Antique Christmas exhibit, take a photo with Santa, make an ornament and holiday card, meet a penguin from the Newport Aquarium and enjoy holiday stories in the Music Room. 

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Art, Crafts, Museum Events, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Monday, November 26

Fort Thomas/ Carrico Branch

You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donder and Blitzen. Santa’s reindeer are playing games at the library as The Children’s Theatre presents a special Christmas game show.

Categories: Acting & Theater, Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Erlanger Branch

The holidays are right around the corner. Give a gift from the heart with a handmade make ‘n take ornament from the library.

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Thursday, November 29

Blue Manatee Bookstore

Ho, ho, ho and Vroom, vroom! Excavator, Bulldozer and Cement Mixer couldn’t be more excited for Santa’s arrival in the new children’s book Construction Site on Christmas Night! Buy your copy, and then meet the author at this festive event. 

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

Friday, November 30

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Historic Waynesville

Get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Waynesville, Oh. Browse the historic village storefronts for holiday gifts, enjoy a delicious hot meal, take a carriage ride with your family as strolling carolers sing and be sure to visit with Santa Claus. 

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

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Ohio National Financial Services

Visit the Victorian Holiday Village to start your jolly season right. There will be hot cocoa, cookies and goodies for the kids; be sure to get a festive family photo with Santa!  Photo cred: Fred Haaser

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Krohn Conservatory

Experience the glimmer and shine at Krohn Conservatory at night during this ceremony. The beautiful handmade natural ornaments are created by Krohn Crafters volunteer group.

$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, December 1

Dixie Heights High School

Have Pancakes, Bacon, Juice, and Fruit (from First Watch) with Santa and catch some high school girls’ basketball, too! 

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

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