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June 15, 2024

Wintery Things to Do | Dec 13 – 17

"The Nutcracker" opens from the Cincinnati Ballet and lots more things to do!

Even if the weather outside is frightful these wintery things to do with the kids will fill them with warmth! Enjoy!


Wintery Things to Do

Wednesday, December 13

WINTER WONDERLAND SANTA EVENT (register) Wonderland Playground becomes a Winter Wonderland for this event. Boys and girls can visit with Santa, enjoy Frosty’s Cocoa Corner, do a holiday craft and enjoy a pizza dinner.  Wonderland Playground, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; $40 + tax per child; 513-440-6770. 


Thursday, December 14 (and through Dec. 24)

CINCINNATI BALLET PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER” Join the Cincinnati Ballet for the magic and wonder of The Nutcracker. Featuring choreography performed by Cincinnati Ballet dancers and dozens of local young performers, this ballet is perfect for holiday memory-making! Music Hall, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $39; 513-621-2787. 


Friday, December 15

NARNIA THE MUSICAL Follow four English schoolchildren on a journey through a wardrobe to a frozen land. The Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati; 7 p.m.; tickets starting at $10; 513-598-8080. 

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: WINTER WONDERLAND (register) Take an evening off while the kids blow off some steam. Kids First Too, 885 State Route 28, Milford; 6 – 9 p.m.; $40 for the first child, $29 for each additional child; 513-831-4333. 


Don’t Miss out on the Breakfast with Santa Events happening this coming weekend- read all about them by CLICKING HERE!


Saturday, December 16

FAS & LAS EVENT Join the Young Professionals Choral Collective and the Cincinnati Boychoir for a family friendly holiday concert. Included are crafts, activities, treats and photos with Santa. Kids of all ages are welcome, those under 12 are free.  Doors open and Kids’ Corner activities begin at 3 p.m. while the performance begins at 4 p.m. St. Francis Seraph Church, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati; 3 p.m.; $20, free for children 12 and younger.

POLAR EXPRESS READING AND CRAFT Enjoy a reading of the holiday classic, Polar Express and make a holiday craft to take home.  Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; included with museum admission; $9 adults, $8 seniors 60+, $5 children ages 3 – 17; free for BCM Members; 859-491-4003.


Sunday, December 17

FREE HOLIDAY FAMILY FUNDAY Families can partake in art-making, enjoy music and browse the Taft’s decked-out halls during this free program. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 513-241-0343. 

MASON DANCE CENTER PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER — All Jazzed Up Be transported to the Land of Snow where Clara saves the Nutcracker and receives a special crown from the Sugar Plum Fairy. Join the Mason Dance Center for their 21st annual performance at 1 or 4 p.m. Mason High School Theater, 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason; see website for ticket pricing details; 513-398-0353. 

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

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).