Saturday, December 8

Happening thru:

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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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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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

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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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Cold Spring Branch

Bring the whole family to a fun story time!

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes 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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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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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Based on the beloved, imaginative tale by Lewis Carroll, this modern retelling is the toe-tapping story of a lost girl, a cool cat, a wild hare, and the original “dancing queen.” Written by creative team Joseph McDonough and David Kisor and featuring an updated score and exuberant colorful costumes, this beloved musical will delight audiences… Read more »

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

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati

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

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Taft Theatre

After 1,000 years of faithful service, Santa Claus has decided to retire. But not all the elves in Santa’s Workshop are too thrilled about his chosen replacement. With the help of his tech-savvy daughter, Beatrice, website designer Nick is in for the adventure of his life as he prepares to take over the reins to… Read more »

$$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Music, 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

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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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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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Smith Park, Middletown

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

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Pyramid Hill

Be dazzled by thousands of holiday lights all from the comfort of your car. Pyramid Hill features 2 miles of festive lights in this drive through light display, including a new art installation by the creator of BLINK Cincinnati, Brave Berlin.

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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