Friday, December 7

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Scheben Branch, Union

Join your youngster on the floor to explore stories, and songs! For ages birth to 18 months. 

Categories: Library Events Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months

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Main Library BCPL, Burlington

The youngest library patrons will have fun and develop pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities. 

Categories: Library Events, Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Join a “User-Friendly” Kabbalat Shabbat Service with singing and dancing. “Pray and Play Jr Congregation.” Inspiring and refreshing sermon. Pray in English or Hebrew. Men, Women and Children! No affiliation necessary.  Open to all!

$$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

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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

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Blue Manatee, Cincinnati

The Blue Manatee tradition of great books, easy laughs, and sweet songs continues with this program for pint-sized book enthusiasts. For children ages 0-4 years old. 

Categories: Music, Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years

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Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington

The Behringer-Crawford Museum’s 27th 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 when you see 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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Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Continue a family tradition! Watch as trains chug past shimmering frozen landscapes and Cincinnati landmarks during Krohn Conservatory’s holiday show, A Crystal Holiday. Extended hours are available on some holiday nights, please visit Cincinnati Park’s website for more information. Presented by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control

$ Categories: 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 newly renovated home at Cincinnati Museum Center. Now, a new generation can celebrate one of Cincinnati’s most loved holiday traditions. Children of all ages will enjoy the whimsical train displays, hands-on components like playful snowmen you can play dress up with, and a… Read more »

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

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Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops has transformed into a magical winter village for it’s 10th annual Santa Wonderland. Children are welcome to test out Santa’s toys (like Lincoln logs building blocks, remote control trucks and more), 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

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Blue Manatee, Cincinnati

A fun introduction to language including finger plays, rhymes, songs and bouncy time for the  youngest ManaBabies. 

Categories: Classes, Music, Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph Beth Booksellers weekly storytimes occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. These fun storytimes feature interactive songs, beloved children’s books and more. 

Categories: Storytimes Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

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Glenwood Gardens/ Highfield Discovery Center

Plants are all around us, and we can enjoy them in winter! Discover what plants are evergreen and which are used as familiar holiday decorations. 

$ Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

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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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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

The 36th 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

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Contemporary Arts Center

The CAC has long been a laboratory for artists offering the unique opportunity to explore new techniques and concepts within the gallery walls. In this tradition, we’ve invited contemporary artists to set up shop in our 6th floor Art Lab. This is your chance to make art with an artist –at no cost! Winter Resident… Read more »

Categories: Art, Exhibits Ages: All ages

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The Red Balloon Cafe + Play

Free Friday means your little one gets to play for free with purchase of a kid’s meal 4pm and later!

Categories: 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

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Sharon Woods

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

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