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Now through Jan 01, 2018

Crib of the Nativity

Krohn Conservatory

Downtown

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Crib of the Nativity

Krohn Conservatory

Downtown

Now through Jan 07, 2018

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show

Krohn Conservatory

Downtown

Now through Jan 07, 2018

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show

Krohn Conservatory

Downtown

Trains chug past wonderland of poinsettias, evergreens and re-creations of city's most iconic landmarks. Through Jan. 7.

Trains chug past wonderland of poinsettias, evergreens and re-creations of city's most iconic landmarks. Through Jan. 7.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis

Cincinnati Museum Center

Downtown

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis

Cincinnati Museum Center

Downtown

Celebrate holidays with train exhibits, custom LEGO creations, whimsical scenes and appearance by Santa. Through Jan. 1.

Celebrate holidays with train exhibits, custom LEGO creations, whimsical scenes and appearance by Santa. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Jan 14, 2018

Holiday Toy Trains & Wahoo's Winter Wonderland

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Now through Jan 14, 2018

Holiday Toy Trains & Wahoo's Winter Wonderland

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Behringer-Crawford Museum's beloved trains roll again for the 26th year with 250 feet of track and more than 30 guest-activated displays plus Polar Express readings, Santa visits, a Charles Dickens display, special holiday exhibits and more. New this year is Wahoo's...

Behringer-Crawford Museum's beloved trains roll again for the 26th year with 250 feet of track and more than 30 guest-activated displays plus Polar Express readings, Santa visits, a Charles Dickens display, special holiday exhibits and more. New this year is Wahoo's...

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

Newport Aquarium

South

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

Newport Aquarium

South

Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks and shark rays. Through Dec 31.

Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks and shark rays. Through Dec 31.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Santa's Workshop Featuring the Shillito's Elves

Santa's Workshop

East

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Santa's Workshop Featuring the Shillito's Elves

Santa's Workshop

East

Visitors to Santa's Workshop walk through 12 animated scenes and mail letters to Santa in elves' giant mailbox.

Visitors to Santa's Workshop walk through 12 animated scenes and mail letters to Santa in elves' giant mailbox.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction

EnterTrainment Junction

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction

EnterTrainment Junction

North

Take Journey to North Pole, meet Mrs. Claus and Santa. See Main Street Holiday Trains displays, which offer some free winter train displays. Through Jan. 1.

Take Journey to North Pole, meet Mrs. Claus and Santa. See Main Street Holiday Trains displays, which offer some free winter train displays. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Dec 24, 2017

North Pole Express

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North

Now through Dec 24, 2017

North Pole Express

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North

Santa and his elves spend time with each family. Every child receives bell from Santa's sleigh. Through Dec. 24.

Santa and his elves spend time with each family. Every child receives bell from Santa's sleigh. Through Dec. 24.

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Santa Skates

Fountain Square

Downtown

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Santa Skates

Fountain Square

Downtown

Every weekend through Christmas, Santa laces up his skates and joins families on the ice rink for an hour of fun.

Every weekend through Christmas, Santa laces up his skates and joins families on the ice rink for an hour of fun.

Dec 16, 2017

A Pirate's Christmas Tale

BB Riverboats

South

Dec 16, 2017

A Pirate's Christmas Tale

BB Riverboats

South

A fun adventure for the entire family! All children will receive a free pirate hat and pose for a pirate-themed photo. Cash bar and snack bar available.

A fun adventure for the entire family! All children will receive a free pirate hat and pose for a pirate-themed photo. Cash bar and snack bar available.

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Photos with Santa

Newport on the Levee

South

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Photos with Santa

Newport on the Levee

South

Visit with Santa and get a memorable photo taken.

Visit with Santa and get a memorable photo taken.

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Macy's Fountain Place

Macy's Fountain Place

Downtown

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Macy's Fountain Place

Macy's Fountain Place

Downtown

Bring camera for photos with Santa in North Pole setting.

Bring camera for photos with Santa in North Pole setting.

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santa's Workshop

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santa's Workshop

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through Dec 17, 2017

Holiday Open House at Promont

Promont

North

Now through Dec 17, 2017

Holiday Open House at Promont

Promont

North

Open house features 1865-67 Italianate mansion and debut of new holiday decor theme called Birds of a Feather. Self-guided tours, costumed docents, raffle opportunity and light refreshments.

Open house features 1865-67 Italianate mansion and debut of new holiday decor theme called Birds of a Feather. Self-guided tours, costumed docents, raffle opportunity and light refreshments.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Victorian Christmas

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

South

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Victorian Christmas

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

South

Visit Christmas past at Hillforest as it is decked out in Victorian decorations. Through Dec. 30.

Visit Christmas past at Hillforest as it is decked out in Victorian decorations. Through Dec. 30.

Dec 16, 2017

Holiday Ornament Celebration

Whistle Stop Clay Works

North

Dec 16, 2017

Holiday Ornament Celebration

Whistle Stop Clay Works

North

As part of city wide holiday celebration, Whistle Stop Clay Works distributes clay ornaments at no charge. Studio will accept donations to benefit charity.

As part of city wide holiday celebration, Whistle Stop Clay Works distributes clay ornaments at no charge. Studio will accept donations to benefit charity.

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark

Ark Encounter

South

See Ark-sized projection show this Christmas season, plus host of other fun holiday activities.

See Ark-sized projection show this Christmas season, plus host of other fun holiday activities.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Christmas Town

Creation Museum

South

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Christmas Town

Creation Museum

South

Live nativity, outdoor lights, concerts and festivities. Through Dec. 30.

Live nativity, outdoor lights, concerts and festivities. Through Dec. 30.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

WinterFest

Kings Island

North

Now through Dec 30, 2017

WinterFest

Kings Island

North

Winter wonderland of holiday decor and seasonal treats. Through Dec. 30.

Winter wonderland of holiday decor and seasonal treats. Through Dec. 30.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

PNC Festival of Lights

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

PNC Festival of Lights

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

North

Holiday lights strung throughout the Zoo, Madcap Puppets in black-light, New Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, train rides, themed areas and more. Through Jan. 1.

Holiday lights strung throughout the Zoo, Madcap Puppets in black-light, New Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, train rides, themed areas and more. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santaland

Sharon Woods

North

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santaland

Sharon Woods

North

Hot chocolate, baked goodies, live family-friendly entertainment, train display and photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23.

Hot chocolate, baked goodies, live family-friendly entertainment, train display and photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island

North

Features 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows. Sing along to sounds of the season synchronized to each display. Through Jan 1.

Features 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows. Sing along to sounds of the season synchronized to each display. Through Jan 1.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods

North

Drive-through outdoor lights and themed figures display. Through Dec 31.

Drive-through outdoor lights and themed figures display. Through Dec 31.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Nativity Experience

Comboni Mission Center

North

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Nativity Experience

Comboni Mission Center

North

Get immersed in Holy Land in room-sized, animated Nativity display. Shop, tour museum, scavenger hunt. Fun for entire family.

Get immersed in Holy Land in room-sized, animated Nativity display. Shop, tour museum, scavenger hunt. Fun for entire family.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up Middletown

Smith Park

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up Middletown

Smith Park

North

Drive-thru fantasy light display. Admission by donation. Photos with Santa Fridays and Saturdays.

Drive-thru fantasy light display. Admission by donation. Photos with Santa Fridays and Saturdays.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Drive-through exhibit with more than a million lights and laser light displays. Through Jan. 1.

Drive-through exhibit with more than a million lights and laser light displays. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Christmas Glow

Land of Illusion

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Christmas Glow

Land of Illusion

North

Haunted scream park trades scary for cheery this holiday season. Visit Christmas Village and drive through light display featuring famous landmarks from around world.

Haunted scream park trades scary for cheery this holiday season. Visit Christmas Village and drive through light display featuring famous landmarks from around world.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up the Levee

Newport on the Levee

South

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up the Levee

Newport on the Levee

South

Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 2.

Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 2.

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark: Encounter the Wonder

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark: Encounter the Wonder

Ark Encounter

South

10-minute laser 3-D video show depicts Biblical tale of Noah's Ark projected on side of building. Shown 3 times per evening at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Jan. 15.

10-minute laser 3-D video show depicts Biblical tale of Noah's Ark projected on side of building. Shown 3 times per evening at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Jan. 15.

Now through Dec 17, 2017

Candlelit Christmas

Memorial Hall

Downtown

Now through Dec 17, 2017

Candlelit Christmas

Memorial Hall

Downtown

Warm up your winter with the beautiful sound of the Vocal Arts Ensemble. Hear favorites like Carol of the Bells, Le cloche de Noel, Deck the Halls, and more.

Warm up your winter with the beautiful sound of the Vocal Arts Ensemble. Hear favorites like Carol of the Bells, Le cloche de Noel, Deck the Halls, and more.

Now through Jan 02, 2018

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino & Resort

South

Now through Jan 02, 2018

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino & Resort

South

Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves return for one-of-a-kind holiday season experience with live reindeer 20-foot Christmas tree, Christmas Market Village and more.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves return for one-of-a-kind holiday season experience with live reindeer 20-foot Christmas tree, Christmas Market Village and more.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Purple People Bridge Christmas Walk

Purple People Bridge

South

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Purple People Bridge Christmas Walk

Purple People Bridge

South

Thousands of white and purple lights, projected lighting, seasonal music, wreaths, and scenic views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Lights stay on 24 hours.

Thousands of white and purple lights, projected lighting, seasonal music, wreaths, and scenic views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Lights stay on 24 hours.

Dec 17, 2017

Brunch with Santa

Mill Race Banquet Center

North

Dec 17, 2017

Brunch with Santa

Mill Race Banquet Center

North

Buffet brunch over 25 items. Each child receives 1 complimentary photo with Santa.

Buffet brunch over 25 items. Each child receives 1 complimentary photo with Santa.

Dec 17, 2017

Cincinnati Black Santa

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Dec 17, 2017

Cincinnati Black Santa

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Visits with Santa are free and open to public. Bring camera and come early, Santa has to leave at 4 p.m. to return to North Pole.

Visits with Santa are free and open to public. Bring camera and come early, Santa has to leave at 4 p.m. to return to North Pole.

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