Plan Your Cincy Weekend 11/30 – 12/2

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Friday, November 30


6 p.m.

Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati

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.

Cost is $7 Adults, $4 children 5-17 years old, Free for children 4 and under.

Call 513-421-4086 or visit for more information.



6 – 8:30 p.m.

Ohio National Financial Services, 1 Financial Way, Cincinnati

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

Call 513-794-6100 or visit for more information.


Saturday, December 1



8:30 a.m.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Ho ho ho! Santa is stopping by the bookstore! Bring the whole family for a breakfast buffet in Brontë Bistro, carols, crafts, and pictures with jolly ol’ St. Nick. They sell out every year, so reserve your spots today!  

Call for pricing information and to reserve your spot for Breakfast with Santa 513-396-8960. Visit for more information.



11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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.

Call 513-897-8855 or visit for more information.



10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Cincinnati

Back by popular demand! Kick your holiday shopping off with a day of shopping that supports local vendors. Watch as the Civic Center is transformed into a holiday bazaar. Shop for jewelry, personalized stationery, monogramming, spirit wear, and lots more! Enjoy holiday music and food at this event.

Visit for more information.



11 a.m.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati

Construction toys and construction joys: the trucks are gearing up for Christmas by building a special gift! But, there’s a surprise waiting for each of them, too! Presents await for Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer as each finishes their part of this big, important job and rolls off to a sweet and sleepy goodnight.  

Call 513-396-8960 or visit for more information.



1 – 7 p.m.

Springfield Township

With activities indoors and outdoors, WinterFest Springfield Township includes a parade, an 8 cottage winter village, a Charley Harper gift shop, photos with Santa, an art and craft show, petting zoo, hay rides, puppet show, orchestra concert and so much more! Admission is free with a donation of a new or used coat, canned goods or new toy that will support local charities.  Call 513-522-2108 or visit for more information.


Sunday, December 2



3 – 5 p.m.

Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati

Kick off the Hannukah season with PJ Library. Explore the conservatory’s holiday show, make Hanukkah crafts and light the menorah together for the first night of Hannukah.  

Cost is $7 Adults, $4 Children 5 – 12.

Call 513-421-4086 or visit for more information.



6 – 9 p.m.

Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, 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 of Christmas. Be sure to head inside to the Sharon Centre for family-friendly entertainment with Santaland. Share your wish list with Santa, check out the train display, do some holiday shopping and pick up a sweet treat.  

Cost is $15 per car, $45 per bus/ 15 passenger vehicles.

Call 513-769-0393 or visit for more information.



5 – 10 p.m.

Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason

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.

Online tickets as low as $25.99, visit website for details.

Call 513-754-5700 or for more information.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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