Upcoming Big Weekends

Cincinnati USA is brimming with events and activities to keep you entertained. Let us help you find the perfect activities for a getaway full of fun and memories!

  • Come for Light Up the Square, Stay for One City, One Symphony

    Thu, Nov 23 to Sun, Nov 26

    Kick off the holidays with the annual tree lighting on Fountain Square the day after Thanksgiving. Then head to newly renovated Music Hall to hear Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 performed by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

  • Come for Redsfest, Stay for Christmas Saengerfest

    Thu, Nov 30 to Sun, Dec 3

    Get autographs and photos with your favorite Reds players, coaches and mascots at the annual Redsfest celebration. Then get into the spirit of the season with choral music at various venues around town during Christmas Saengerfest.

  • Come for A Christmas Story, Stay for Downtown Dazzle

    Thu, Dec 7 to Sun, Dec 10

    Ralphie just wants one thing for Christmas. Watch his journey in the musical, A Christmas Story, based on the popular movie. Keep the festivities going with a visit to the free Downtown Dazzle events on Fountain Square.

  • Come for The Nutcracker, Stay for Winterfest

    Thu, Dec 14 to Sun, Dec 17

    Enter the wondrous world of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince and Snow Queen with Cincinnati Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker. Then head north for more festive fun with Kings Island's Winterfest.

  • Come for Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa, Stay for Festival of Lights.

    Thu, Dec 21 to Sun, Dec 24

    Visit with a scuba diving Santa at Newport Aquarium's Water Wonderland, then head to the Cincinnati Zoo for 2.5 million dazzling lights during PNC Festival of Lights.

  • Come for NYE Blast on Fountain Square, Stay for Cincinnati Pops

    Thu, Dec 28 to Sun, Dec 31

    Celebrate the new year with ice skating, food, drinks and more in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Pops are also bringing the magic of the wizarding world of Harry Potter back to the big screen with the score performed live.