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SCUBA SANTA AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

@ Newport Aquarium, Newport

Spend some time together with the family this holiday season by visiting the festively decorated Newport Aquarium; good little boys and girls will love visiting with Scuba Santa as he and his Elf friends swim among the sharks. 

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

Wednesday, December 2

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Newport Aquarium, Newport

Spend some time together with the family this holiday season by visiting the festively decorated Newport Aquarium; good little boys and girls will love visiting with Scuba Santa as he and his Elf friends swim among the sharks. 

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

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The BonBonerie Virtual Program , Cincinnati

Order while supplies last! The BonBonerie’s beloved Gingerbread House decorating workshop has moved online. Pick-up a pre-built house, edible decorations and festive icing to make memories at home while creating a beautiful Gingerbread House this holiday season. 

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

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Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati

This popular exhibit, which closed early due to the pandemic, is back for round two to explore ideas of identity from gender, race and beyond. 

RSVP Categories: Art, Exhibits Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati

Browse this exhibit for a one-of-a-kind experience. The works, created by 10 Black Cincinnati-based artists, focus on the facial expressions of POC during the extremes of 2020.  

RSVP Categories: Art, Exhibits, Museum Events Ages: All ages

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

The 38th PNC Festival of Lights will be just as special and memorable as ever! Families can enjoy familiar favorites like the holiday light displays (there are over 3 million lights glowing!), Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, Toyland Express Train rides, finding Fiona Fairy statues, roasting s’more sand so much more. Plus check out… Read more »

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

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Holiday in Lights , Sharonville

Fight cabin fever and get into the festive spirit with a walk through the illuminating Holiday in Lights. This year’s walk is by reservation only, with time slots available every 15 minutes from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dec 2 & 30. 

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

Harrison Branch, Harrison

Join the library an outdoor gaming event featuring Dungeons and Dragons as well as other RPG. Masks are required, registration required, for grades 6 – 12. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: 9 – 12 Years

Thursday, December 3

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Campbell County Library Virtual

Children ages 2 – 5 can hop onto Zoom to explore pre-literacy skills though learning activities and stories with the help of their grown ups.  Dec 3 Miss Nina Dec 10 Miss Jennifer Dec 17 Miss Brittany

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years

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Cincinnati Parks , Cincinnati

Cincinnati Parks and the Contemporary Arts Center have teamed up for this exciting new toddler program. Children ages  2 – 7 can get outside and get moving each month as they explore a new park with a naturalist. After some outdoor exploring, families can keep the nature themed fun going by picking up an Art-2-Go… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Art, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

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Hillforest, Aurora

Tour Hillforest’s Victorian Christmas exhibit, then sample delicious bites during a three-course tea-time featuring tasty seasonal treats. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages, Parents Only

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Cincinnati Nature Center , Milford

Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind for an easy day of holiday crafting and snacking. Using natural and recycled materials, participants will create wintery decorations while snacking on popcorn and sipping on cider. Recommended for ages 3 – 10. 

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

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Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Start a brand new family tradition with a dazzling stroll through one of Cincy Nature Center’s decked out trails; there will be inspiring light displays, including three installations by BLINK Cincinnati participant OBLSK, music, bonfires, holiday shopping and more. 

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

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Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, Cincinnati

Kicking off the 101st TCT season is The Velveteen Rabbit, the award-winning classic tale of a toy rabbit made real! Families have a chance to see the show in-person at Ralph and Patricia Corbett’s Showtime Stage. Seating is limited to 30% to allow for social distancing; shows will sell out- so order tickets ASAP. Digital… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Acting & Theater Ages: All ages

Friday, December 4

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Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati

Celebrate the bicentennial of the house that is now the Taft Museum of Art with this exhibit featuring Cincinnati art and artists spanning the first 100 years of the house’s existence. Beloved Cincinnati artists Duncanson, Duveneck, Farny and many others are spotlighted. 

RSVP $ Categories: Art, Exhibits, Museum Events Ages: All ages

Saturday, December 5

CCAC @ Short Vine, Cincinnati

Deck the halls with lots of artwork! Students will create holiday cards featuring mischievous elves, dancing snowmen, playful reindeer and more during this one-day workshop. 

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

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Virtual Chat , Cincinnati

Santa is working hard at the North Pole, but he has time to chat with everyone on the nice list. Santa will virtually meet with families to discuss their wish lists and have a cheerful chat. Each Call with Claus comes with the full video recording and a photo. 

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

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ArtsConnect Virtual program , Cincinnati

Make a heap of holiday memories all from the comfort of home! Families can watch a professionally recorded production of Madcap Puppets, The Nutcracker anytime December 5 – 14. ArtsConnect will also mail families the supplies and instructions on how to handsew a Nutcracker puppet or ornament. To top things off, schedule a personal phone… Read more »

RSVP $ Categories: Acting & Theater, Art, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Campbell County Public Library

Kids ages 8 – 14 can play a different Roblox game each week with local kids, hosted on private Library servers.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Covington Branch Library , Covington

Register for a 10 minute holiday family photo session! Please arrive five minutes prior to appointment time. One image and copyright will be sent via email. Photo will also be printed on a canvas bag in the Library Maker Space, available to pickup at a later date. 

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

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