If Santa is going to come all the way to Cincinnati USA from the North Pole, we’d better make it worth his while. And he’s making it worth your while to travel to this river region, too! He’s not just waving from a chair at the mall. Oh no, Santa’s putting down the cookies and jumping into the holiday spirit.

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium
Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium

November 24-December 31, 2017
Santa heads underwater with his favorite sea creatures! Lights and bubbles dance to holiday music in Shark Ray Bay Theater, where you'll also have the opportunity to meet Scuba Santa one-on-one. The undersea celebration continues with holiday music and more magical bubbles as you journey through the aquarium.

Macy's Downtown Dazzle
Macy's Downtown Dazzle

Rappelling Santa at Macy's Downtown Dazzle

November 25, December 2 and December 9, 2017
FREE! Defying gravity, Santa and his friends rappel down the side of a building to kick off the Downtown Dazzle holiday fireworks on Fountain Square. The 20-minute family-friendly program also features performances from local choirs.

St. Nicholas' Arrival in MainStrasse Village
St. Nicholas' Arrival in MainStrasse Village

St. Nicholas' Arrival in MainStrasse Village

December 6, 2017
FREE! A German tradition, St. Nick rides on horseback to MainStrasse Village's Goosegirl Fountain in Covington, Ky., with special treats for all the kids – plus hot chocolate and cookies!

Macy's Downtown Dazzle
Macy's Downtown Dazzle

Santa skates on Fountain Square

Saturdays and Sundays, November 25-December 24, 2017
Lace up your skates and take to the ice alongside Santa himself at the Fountain Square Ice Rink. All that time at the North Pole has made him quite graceful on the ice! Then, thaw out in the warming tent with some hot cocoa!