Plan Your NKY Weekend 12/21 – 12/24

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Friday, December 21


4 – 5 p.m.

Covington Branch, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington

Warm up with some hot cocoa and make a hand painted candle holder.  

Call 859-962-4000 or visit for more information.


10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Dr., Covington

Wear your most festive PJ’s to enjoy special themed crafts, treats, a hot cocoa bar, special Christmas activities and of course to watch the class movie, Polar Express. Santa will also be making a special visit.  
Admission: $8.95 Child, Free for Adults

Call 859-491-1441 or visit for more information.

Saturday, December 22


Gates open at 5:30 p.m. each night.

Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington

Stay warm in your vehicle and create lasting memories with your family during this inaugural holiday event. Families are invited to view a 1-mile stretch of holiday light displays consisting of over half a million twinkling LED lights set to synchronized music.

Cost is $6 per person (0 – 4 people), $25 per car (5 – 8 people), $5 per person (9 + people), free for ages 3 and younger.

Call 513- 256-4085 or visit for more information.

Sunday, December 23


ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum.

5 – 8:30 p.m.

Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg

Tis’ the season to be jolly. Visit the Creation Museum to see festive Christmas lights with your family and celebrate the reason for the season.

Cost to see outdoor lights is free, $5 parking.

Call 800-721-2298 or visit for more information.


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport

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 Santa will be in town through Dec. 31.

Admission: $24.99 Adults, $17.99 ages 2 – 12, Free for Members.

Call 18004063474 or visit for more information. 

Monday, December 24


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, 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 Village and more!

Admission: $9 adults, $8 seniors 60 +, $5 children, Free for members.

Call 859-491-4003 or visit 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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