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Dec 21, 2019

Festivus Party

Sam Adams Taproom
1727 Logan St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 21, 2019

Festivus Party

Sam Adams Taproom
1727 Logan St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Local craft breweries and media personalities will compete in the annual Festivus Games! Come celebrate the holidays at one of the biggest parties of the year! 

Local craft breweries and media personalities will compete in the annual Festivus Games! Come celebrate the holidays at one of the biggest parties of the year! 

Now through Dec 28, 2019

"Brrr"bon Holiday Dinner Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Dec 28, 2019

"Brrr"bon Holiday Dinner Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

BB Riverboats has teamed up with regional distilleries for this special Holiday Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a tasting of some premium regional bourbons and fill up on a buffet full of holiday favorites. You will be able to listen to the festive music played by a DJ, and take home your...

BB Riverboats has teamed up with regional distilleries for this special Holiday Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a tasting of some premium regional bourbons and fill up on a buffet full of holiday favorites. You will be able to listen to the festive music played by a DJ, and take home your...

Dec 13, 2019 through Dec 29, 2019

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 13, 2019 through Dec 29, 2019

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

CSC’s holiday smash hit Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is back! What begins as another annual production of A Christmas Carol, soon devolves into a slightly irreverent look at all of our favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics” including It’s a Wonderful...

CSC’s holiday smash hit Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is back! What begins as another annual production of A Christmas Carol, soon devolves into a slightly irreverent look at all of our favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics” including It’s a Wonderful...

Dec 20, 2019 through Dec 23, 2019

Awaited: A Christmas Show

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 20, 2019 through Dec 23, 2019

Awaited: A Christmas Show

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Cincinnati’s largest Christmas show, Awaited, has become a beloved holiday tradition for over a half-million people in its eleven year run.  This family-friendly theatre experience is a creative retelling of the classic Christmas story told through an...

Cincinnati’s largest Christmas show, Awaited, has become a beloved holiday tradition for over a half-million people in its eleven year run.  This family-friendly theatre experience is a creative retelling of the classic Christmas story told through an...

Dec 20, 2019 through Dec 22, 2019

A Christmas Evening with Over the Rhine

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 20, 2019 through Dec 22, 2019

A Christmas Evening with Over the Rhine

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In 2019, more than twenty years after releasing their first holiday CD, they are still at it. This year, OTR will be leaning into three-part harmonies and making an intimate but hopefully holy ruckus. It won’t be all Christmas music: they’ll certainly mix in tunes from many...

In 2019, more than twenty years after releasing their first holiday CD, they are still at it. This year, OTR will be leaning into three-part harmonies and making an intimate but hopefully holy ruckus. It won’t be all Christmas music: they’ll certainly mix in tunes from many...

Now through Dec 29, 2019

Sunday Brunch with Todd Tepburn on the 88's

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Dec 29, 2019

Sunday Brunch with Todd Tepburn on the 88's

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Todd Zook Hepburn and BrewRiver's New Orleans Brunch go together like Forest and Jenny! Join BrewRiver each Sunday for piano and blues and the best damn brunch in town!

Todd Zook Hepburn and BrewRiver's New Orleans Brunch go together like Forest and Jenny! Join BrewRiver each Sunday for piano and blues and the best damn brunch in town!

Now through Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies is a direct response to Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days (1961), which sees a woman buried up to her neck in the ground. Under the blazing sun, Winnie is anchored in a mound of sand, her belongings gathered in a black bag. She...

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies is a direct response to Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days (1961), which sees a woman buried up to her neck in the ground. Under the blazing sun, Winnie is anchored in a mound of sand, her belongings gathered in a black bag. She...

Now through Jan 12, 2020

Robert Colescott Art and Race Matters

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 12, 2020

Robert Colescott Art and Race Matters

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to open our 2019 – 2020 exhibition season with Art and Race Matters, the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott (1925-2009). The exhibition will reveal 85 total...

The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to open our 2019 – 2020 exhibition season with Art and Race Matters, the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott (1925-2009). The exhibition will reveal 85 total...

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops at the Cincinnati Mall
300 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops at the Cincinnati Mall
300 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Now through Feb 07, 2020

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Feb 07, 2020

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Destination Moon gives guest the rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves. The dizzying star chart that helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael...

Destination Moon gives guest the rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves. The dizzying star chart that helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael...

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

Cabela's
7250 Cabela Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

Cabela's
7250 Cabela Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Now through Dec 30, 2019

Pumpkin Blow Event

Neusole Glassworks
11925 Kemper Springs Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Now through Dec 30, 2019

Pumpkin Blow Event

Neusole Glassworks
11925 Kemper Springs Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

With help from our professional glassblowers, you will sculpt your own pumpkin from hot molten glass! Everyone must be 5 years or older. Reservations required by phone (513-751-3292). Scheduled in 30 minute increments per person. $40 per person. Payment due upon scheduling....

With help from our professional glassblowers, you will sculpt your own pumpkin from hot molten glass! Everyone must be 5 years or older. Reservations required by phone (513-751-3292). Scheduled in 30 minute increments per person. $40 per person. Payment due upon scheduling....

Now through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around...

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around...

Now through Apr 12, 2020

Women Breaking Boundaries

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Apr 12, 2020

Women Breaking Boundaries

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

A special exhibition that explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through artworks from the museum’s permanent collection created by female artists from the seventeenth century to today. The cross-departmental selection of 38 artworks...

A special exhibition that explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through artworks from the museum’s permanent collection created by female artists from the seventeenth century to today. The cross-departmental selection of 38 artworks...

Now through Jan 19, 2020

Treasures of the Spanish World

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Jan 19, 2020

Treasures of the Spanish World

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

The exhibition tells a rich story of the cultures of Spain across the past three millennia, through some of the finest artworks from the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. With over 200 works of art and historical documents, the highlights of the Hispanic Society of...

The exhibition tells a rich story of the cultures of Spain across the past three millennia, through some of the finest artworks from the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. With over 200 works of art and historical documents, the highlights of the Hispanic Society of...

Now through Feb 17, 2020

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Feb 17, 2020

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Relive the first steps and remarkable achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and thousands of people behind the scenes in stunning footage, much of it revealed to the public for the first time. Crafted from a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm...

Relive the first steps and remarkable achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and thousands of people behind the scenes in stunning footage, much of it revealed to the public for the first time. Crafted from a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm...

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Holiday Brunch Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Holiday Brunch Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Join to "Jingle All the Way" during this 2 hour brunch cruise on the beautiful Ohio River. Listen to the holiday sounds as we sing some of the season's favorites. You better bring your appetite, because this menu is sure to satisfy all your taste buds! Come see the...

Join to "Jingle All the Way" during this 2 hour brunch cruise on the beautiful Ohio River. Listen to the holiday sounds as we sing some of the season's favorites. You better bring your appetite, because this menu is sure to satisfy all your taste buds! Come see the...

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Santa Skates

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Santa Skates

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join Santa as he takes his turn on the ice! every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season!

Join Santa as he takes his turn on the ice! every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season!

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Sundays with Santa | The Golden Lamb

Golden Lamb Restaurant
27 S. Broadway Street, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Sundays with Santa | The Golden Lamb

Golden Lamb Restaurant
27 S. Broadway Street, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Have your list ready. Jolly Old St. Nicholas is taking a break from his toy shop to be with you and your family from noon to 3 p.m. on select Sundays in December. Be ready with that must-have item on your wish list, and relax from the stressful shopping by lunching with us and...

Have your list ready. Jolly Old St. Nicholas is taking a break from his toy shop to be with you and your family from noon to 3 p.m. on select Sundays in December. Be ready with that must-have item on your wish list, and relax from the stressful shopping by lunching with us and...

Now through Dec 29, 2019

Christmas at Glendower Tours

Glendower Historic Mansion
105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through Dec 29, 2019

Christmas at Glendower Tours

Glendower Historic Mansion
105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Come see Lebanon's historic Glendower Mansion artfully adorned for the season. The charming touch the interior-designers created in the halls of this elegant estate will leave you warm and ready for the holidays.

Come see Lebanon's historic Glendower Mansion artfully adorned for the season. The charming touch the interior-designers created in the halls of this elegant estate will leave you warm and ready for the holidays.

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Winter Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Winter Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This holiday season, we’re bringing a festive shopping experience to the heart of Cincinnati. The Winter Market at Fountain Square will feature regional artisans and crafters in newly designed huts! You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. Vendor list...

This holiday season, we’re bringing a festive shopping experience to the heart of Cincinnati. The Winter Market at Fountain Square will feature regional artisans and crafters in newly designed huts! You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. Vendor list...

Now through Dec 24, 2019

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino
777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, IN 47040

West

Now through Dec 24, 2019

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino
777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, IN 47040

West

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 Dec 23, 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Bring your own camera for photos with downtown’s only Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the 1st floor of the Carew Tower Arcade.  Stop by the letter writing station and drop your letter into the Macy’s Believe mailbox that goes straight to Santa at the North...

Bring your own camera for photos with downtown’s only Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the 1st floor of the Carew Tower Arcade.  Stop by the letter writing station and drop your letter into the Macy’s Believe mailbox that goes straight to Santa at the North...

Now through Dec 24, 2019

Santa's House on the Levee

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Dec 24, 2019

Santa's House on the Levee

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

South

Santa's House on the Levee is an award-winning, immersive, RFID-powered holiday experience which takes place in Santa and Mrs. Claus' beautiful and modern home located inside The Gallery Building—complete with a red-carpet arrival, sounds of a crackling fire, evergreen trim,...

Santa's House on the Levee is an award-winning, immersive, RFID-powered holiday experience which takes place in Santa and Mrs. Claus' beautiful and modern home located inside The Gallery Building—complete with a red-carpet arrival, sounds of a crackling fire, evergreen trim,...

Dec 21, 2019 through Dec 22, 2019

Mrs. Claus Saves the Day

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Dec 21, 2019 through Dec 22, 2019

Mrs. Claus Saves the Day

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Behind every great Man-in-Red, is a great Woman-in-Red! She’s making a list and checking it twice! When the holiday is threatened by a severe outbreak of the North Pole Pox two days before Christmas, and Santa himself is quarantined, it’s Mrs. Claus to the rescue! She has...

Behind every great Man-in-Red, is a great Woman-in-Red! She’s making a list and checking it twice! When the holiday is threatened by a severe outbreak of the North Pole Pox two days before Christmas, and Santa himself is quarantined, it’s Mrs. Claus to the rescue! She has...

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Sunday's with Santa

Jag's Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Sunday's with Santa

Jag's Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Santa is coming! We’re excited to announce that the one and only Santa Claus will be spending his Sunday evenings with us again in December from 4-8 p.m.   Stop in to let Santa know what’s on your list and enjoy dinner with family and friends:   Children's...

Santa is coming! We’re excited to announce that the one and only Santa Claus will be spending his Sunday evenings with us again in December from 4-8 p.m.   Stop in to let Santa know what’s on your list and enjoy dinner with family and friends:   Children's...

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays,...

Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays,...

Now through Jan 05, 2020

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through Jan 05, 2020

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights! In the warmth of your own car, you can sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to each holiday display. Christmas Nights of...

Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights! In the warmth of your own car, you can sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to each holiday display. Christmas Nights of...

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Raiders of the Lost Laughs - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

West

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Raiders of the Lost Laughs - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

West

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, head to Urban Artifact for the Raiders of the Lost Laughs- Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. Comics from varying experiences are welcome to come out and get a set in. Sign ups start at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7pm Everyone who signs up gets 5 minutes (unless...

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, head to Urban Artifact for the Raiders of the Lost Laughs- Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. Comics from varying experiences are welcome to come out and get a set in. Sign ups start at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7pm Everyone who signs up gets 5 minutes (unless...

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Cincinnati Art Galleries Panorama of Cincinnati Art Event

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Cincinnati Art Galleries Panorama of Cincinnati Art Event

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This year's Panorama will feature over 150 works by Cincinnati artists and other artists from the Cincinnati region. Panorama will open Friday, December 6th, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and continue through December 31st. This years's chairpersons are Dick and Kitty Rosenthal. David...

This year's Panorama will feature over 150 works by Cincinnati artists and other artists from the Cincinnati region. Panorama will open Friday, December 6th, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and continue through December 31st. This years's chairpersons are Dick and Kitty Rosenthal. David...

Dec 09, 2019 through Feb 20, 2020

Treasures of the Lloyd Exhibition

Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 09, 2019 through Feb 20, 2020

Treasures of the Lloyd Exhibition

Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County,...

In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County,...

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