Friday, December 7
HOLIDAY MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Farbach-Warner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township
Get into the holiday spirit with cheery music! The Cincinnati Dulcimer Society and the Colerain High School Chamber Orchestra will be performing festive music.
A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for details.
Call 513-521-7275 or visit greatparks.org for more information.
Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati
A holiday tradition returns. Enjoy singing and dancing, humor and joy, magic and music with the Holiday Pops. Share the holiday cheer by bringing new or gently used coats, hats, gloves or socks to the concert to benefit City Gospel Mission.
Tickets starting at $25 for adults, $15 children.
Call 513-381-3300 or visit cincinnatisymphony.org for more information.
Saturday, December 8
ALL ABOARD THE POLAR EXPRESS
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Green Township Branch, 6525 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati
Enjoy the magic of the Polar Express with a storytime for the whole family, as well as activities and a snack.
Call 513-369-6095 or visit cincinnatilibrary.org for more information.
HOLIDAY SPROUTS FAIR
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Red Balloon Cafe + Play, 6200 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati
The youngest of elves have been crafting their creations to help you get ready for the holidays. Support young entrepreneurs selling their wares at this family friendly fair.
Call 513-620-8328 or visit redballooncafe.com for more information.
WYOMING’S HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
6 – 8 p.m.
Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave, Cincinnati
The City of Wyoming and the Junior Woman’s Club “Light Up Wyoming” will join together for a spectacular holiday event. Family and friends can join together for an exciting evening featuring horse drawn carriage rides with pick up points at the Village Green and at the Civic Center. Stop by Wyoming Avenue to visit Santa in the gazebo, do some holiday shopping, enjoy holiday music, watch the amazing ice carver, and grab a bite to eat! Welcome the sights and sounds of the holiday season at the Civic Center which will feature holiday music, dance, desserts, hot chocolate, and more!
Cost to make a Gingerbread House: $10.
Call 513-679-4640 or visit wyomingohio.gov/event/wyomings-holiday-celebration/?instance_id=2242 for more information.
Sunday, December 9
HOLLY DAYS AT HERITAGE VILLAGE
12 – 4 p.m.
Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville
Experience the warmth and beauty of holiday traditions of the 19th century. Each historical house will be decked out with traditional decorations from the 1800’s. The whole family can sample homemade holiday treats and children can make traditional holiday crafts and visit Mother Christmas. Watch model trains chug through villages in large model train displays and listen as musicians fill Somerset Church with holiday music $10 per person, Free for members and children 4 and under.
Call 513-563-9484 or visit heritagevillagecincinnati.com for more information.
LUMINARIA AT CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati
The streets of Mount Lookout are filled with holiday lights and merry carolers during the 43rd annual tradition Luminaria. Make your way to the Cincinnati Observatory for stargazing through the historic telescope (weather permitting).
Call 513-321-8771 or visit cincinnatiobservatory.org for more information.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati
Celebrate the holidays in a Hawaiian style. There will be special crafts and free leis for the first 200 guests.
Cost is $7 Adults, $4 children 5 – 12.
Call 513-421-4086 or visit cincinnatiparks.com for more information.
SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: ICE HARVEST
2 – 4 p.m.
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Rd, Trenton
Explore ice during this week’s Show and Tell. How was it harvested in Butler County before refrigeration? Where did it come from? Fun hands-on activities and experiments along with snack and craft inside the beautiful, warm Augspurger House. A valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for details.
Call 513-867-5835 or visit yourmetroparks.net for more information.